English 10 & Honors English 10

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due Thursday, January 18
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Reread and annotate the sentence from A Long Walk to Water. What do you notice about how the sentence was written?

due Wednesday, January 17
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) If necessary, finish your imitation of the sentence we studied from A Long Walk to Water.

Honors English 10: Write a response to one of the discussion questions from class today. In your writing, refer to the text of The Odyssey--specifically Book Twelve--and your own experience (if the question allows it).
  • When is dissent against a wiser being okay?
  • Why is Odysseus still loyal to his crew?
  • Does a good leader tell his followers everything?
  • When should we do the bidding of our own heart? (Consider Polyphemus saying he does the bidding of his own heart as well as Circe telling Odysseus to let his heart decide which route to take after passing the Sirens.)

due Tuesday, January 16
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

due Friday, January 12
English 10 (all): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

Honors English 10: Write a response to one of the discussion questions from class today. In your writing, refer to the text of The Odyssey--specifically Book Eleven--and your own experience (if the question allows it).
  • Is life worth living if you do not enjoy it?
  • How do the people in one's past affect the decisions they make today?
  • Does Odysseus have bad luck or make bad decisions?
  • "By god, I'd rather slave on earth for another man [...] than rule down here over all the breathless dead" (11.556-558). Do you agree with Achilles?

due Thursday, January 11
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Twelve of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, January 10
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Read your self-selected book for two hours outside of class this week. 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.
Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Eleven of The Odyssey.

due Tuesday, January 9
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read your self-selected book for 10 min. (or more). 2) Practice reading like a writer by analyzing and annotating snapshot moment #1.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Read your self-selected book for 10 min. (or more). 2) Contemplate topics for your snapshot moment writing.

due Monday, January 8
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Bring a self-selected book to class. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Practice reading like a writer by analyzing and annotating snapshot moment #1. 2) Bring a self-selected book to class. 3) Get a writing notebook/journal.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Ten of The Odyssey. 2) Final draft of Hebrew Bible essay due at 11:59pm. Make sure the paper is polished and all comments are cleared. Make sure the document is in MLA format.

due Friday, January 5
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Reread the Black Boy excerpt and mark what you notice about how this text was written. Use the questions below for guidance. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday. 3) Bring a self-selected book to class.
English 10 (Eta & Epsilon): 1) Bring a self-selected book to class. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Nine of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Final draft of Hebrew Bible essay due Monday at 11:59pm.

due Thursday, January 4
SNOW DAY!

due Wednesday, January 3
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Reread the Black Boy excerpt and mark what you notice about how this text was written. Use the questions below for guidance. 2) Get a writing notebook/journal by Monday. 3) Bring a self-selected book to class.

Reading a Story Like a Writer--Some Questions to Consider
  • How does the title--if there is one--invite you as a reader and fit the story?
  • What kind of lead did the writer choose: action, dialogue, reflection, or description? What does the lead do for you as a reader?
  • What does the writer do to help you make a movie behind your eyelids? What sensory details help you to be there, in the scene, and see, hear, and feel it?
  • Do any things help reveal the writer and this time and place in his or her life?
  • What kinds of diction choices--especially verbs--bring the story to life?
  • Is there dialogue? Does it sound real? What does it reveal about people, their feelings, and their relationships?
  • Is there a climax, or high point, to the action? How can you tell what it is?
  • How and where does the writer describe thoughts and feelings and invite you into his or her head and heart?
  • What's the theme or so what? How does it grow from the writer's thoughts and feelings?
  • How does the conclusion affect you as a reader--what feeling or insight does it leave you with, and how did the writer achieve it?
  • What else do you notice, like, and want to remember as you prepare to write a story of your own?


due Tuesday, December 19
English 10 (all): Outline all the claims, evidence, and warrants needed to solve "The Lunchroom Murder." [HINT: You'll need (at least) two claims to solve the case.]

Honors English 10: Outline all the claims, evidence, and warrants needed to solve "The Lunchroom Murder." [HINT: You'll need (at least) two claims to solve the case.]

due Friday, December 15
English 10 (all): No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

Honors English 10: 1) Complete the Reading Response Assignment for Book Eight of The Odyssey. (See December 13 below for a PDF of the assignment.) 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Thursday, December 14
English 10 (Alpha): Finish responding to the questions about "Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond."
1. What was the purpose of the article according to the New York Times?
2. Why did some people criticize the article? Give two reasons.
"On the one hand, some said _. Others added _."
"Many readers disapproved of the article. Some said _. Others said _."
3. Why did some readers praise the article?
"On the other hand, some readers thought _."
"However, other readers thought _."
4. Did the article accomplish its purpose? Why? Was the article worth writing? Why?

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Eight of The Odyssey. Find out what happens in Book Seven. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, December 13
English 10 (Epsilon): Finish the Reading Response Assignment for "A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland." Remember to write about two different sentences.
English 10 (Eta): Finish responding to the questions about "Readers Accuse Us of Normalizing a Nazi Sympathizer; We Respond."
1. What was the purpose of the article according to the New York Times?
2. Why did some people criticize the article? Give two reasons.
"On the one hand, some said _. Others added _."
"Many readers disapproved of the article. Some said _. Others said _."
3. Why did some readers praise the article?
"On the other hand, some readers thought _."
"However, other readers thought _."
4. Did the article accomplish its purpose? Why? Was the article worth writing? Why?

Honors English 10: No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

due Tuesday, December 12
English 10 (all): No new homework. Check PowerSchool to see if you have any missing assignments. If so, complete them.

due Monday, December 11
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Finish reading "A Voice of Hate in America's Heartland." Write a paragraph-length response to the article, keeping in mind Adichie's "Danger of a Single Story."
English 10 (Epsilon): Finish watching "The Danger of a Single Story." Take notes. Write a paragraph-length response to the talk.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Book Six of The Odyssey.

due Friday, December 8
Honors English 10: 1) In Book Five we see Odysseus "on stage" for the first time. How does the presentation of him there confirm, contradict, or qualify the idea of him you formed in Books 1-4? 2) If necessary, finish the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Thursday, December 7
English 10 (Alpha): Write an imitation of Passage #3 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Five of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, December 6
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Write an imitation of Passage #3 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout.

due Monday, December 4
English 10 (all): Finish your imitation of Passage #1 from the Passage Imitation Exercise handout. Then, analyze Passage #2 and write an imitation of it as well.

Honors English 10: 1) Read Books Three and Four of The Odyssey. Annotate Book Four. 2) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due by 10am via Drive.

due Friday, December 1
English 10 (Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7. 2) Write a reflection on/response to Wednesday's discussion.

due Thursday, November 30
English 10 (Alpha): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book Two of The Odyssey. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due Monday, December 4th.

due Wednesday, November 29
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate "The Problem of 'Living in the Present.'"
English 10 (Eta): Complete #1-3 of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #7.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate Book One of The Odyssey. 2) First draft of Hebrew Bible Essay due Monday, December 4th.

due Tuesday, November 28
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #6.

due Monday, November 27
English 10 (all): Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

Honors English 10: Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

due Tuesday, November 21
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Write a response to "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," including 1) a summary of Singer's argument, and 2) whether you agree and why.

due Monday, November 20
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read and annotate the rest of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Epsilon): Write a response to "The Singer Solution to World Poverty," including 1) a summary of Singer's argument, and 2) whether you agree and why.

Honors English 10: Finish the "Working the Prompt" section of the Hebrew Bible essay packet. In addition, complete the pre-writing for part I. It is not necessary to complete a draft of part I yet.

due Friday, November 17
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Read and annotate to the end of paragraph 14 of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read and annotate the rest of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

due Thursday, November 16
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread Exodus 31:12 - 35. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, November 15
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate to the end of paragraph 14 of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #5.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate Exodus 31:12 - 35. Skim 36-40.

due Tuesday, November 14
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate the first five paragraphs of "The Singer Solution to World Poverty."

due Monday, November 13
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.
English 10 (Epsilon): Print out your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay and bring it to class.

Honors English 10: Skim Exodus 21-31 (i.e., read the chapters, but there's no need to annotate).

due Thursday, November 9
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz. 2) Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 19 and 20 of Exodus. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz.

due Wednesday, November 8
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) Study for the sentence diagramming quiz. 2) Prepare for your in-class composition about what Manny from "A Test of Courage" considers good.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 13-18 of Exodus.

due Tuesday, November 7
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): If necessary, finish the individual work section of the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Epsilon): If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

due Monday, November 6
English 10 (Alpha): Write notes for what we can include in the explanation for our whole class example on the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Epsilon): Complete the individual work section of the Writing Explanations handout. Also, if necessary, finish both 2 and 3 in the partner work section.

Honors English 10: 1) Final draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due by 10am. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

due Thursday, November 2
English 10 (Alpha): Complete the Mama's Values Argument assignment.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 5-12 of Exodus. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Final draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due Monday, November 6th at 10am.

due Wednesday, November 1
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and name the moves on the Writing Explanations handout.
English 10 (Eta): Complete the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 1-4 of Exodus.

due Tuesday, October 31
English 10 (Alpha): If necessary, finish Character Analysis for Mama.
English 10 (Eta): None.
English 10 (Epsilon): Complete the Mama's Values Argument assignment.

due Monday, October 30
English 10 (all): Complete the Character Analysis handout for Mama from "Everyday Use."

Honors English 10: Finish thoughtfully responding to the Genesis 37-50 questions.

due Friday, October 27
English 10 (Alpha): Which character do you like the most--Mama, Dee, or Maggie? Why?
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): None

Honors English 10: What is Genesis really about? Write a description of the overall narrative arc of the book. Then, try to explain the deeper story being told.

due Thursday, October 26
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Finish reading and annotating "Everyday Use." 2) If necessary, finish the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #4.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 37-50 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 25
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate paragraphs 17 through 54 of "Everyday Use."
English 10 (Eta): 1) Finish reading and annotating "Everyday Use." 2) If necessary, finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 37-50 of Genesis.

due Tuesday, October 24
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): 1) Read and annotate through paragraph 16 of "Everyday Use." 2) Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments. Complete them by Wednesday to earn some credit.
English 10 (Eta): 1) Read and annotate through paragraph 12 of "Everyday Use." 2) Check PowerSchool for any missing assignments. Complete them by Wednesday to earn some credit.

due Monday, October 23
English 10 (all): If necessary, finish typing the first draft of your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. It should be a complete draft!

Honors English 10: 1) Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 25-35. 2) Second draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay.

due Friday, October 20
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Finish writing a complete draft of your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Finish writing a complete draft of your "What Makes us Who We Are?" essay.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 25-35 of Genesis. 2) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites. 3) Second draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due Monday.

due Thursday, October 19
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Complete the "story outline" for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 25-35 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class. 3) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites due by Friday, October 20th.

due Wednesday, October 18
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete the "story outline" for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 12-22 and 24 of Genesis. (Want to get ahead? The next reading assignment is chapters 25-35.) 2) Book Thief Figurative Language rewrites due by Friday, October 20th.

due Tuesday, October 17
English 10 (all): Write two pages in response to the questions you chose to write about for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. If you've completed that, work on the "story outline" of your essay.

due Monday, October 16
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Complete the "Character Value Analysis--Composing an Argument" handout. 2) Write two pages in response to the questions you chose to write about for your "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay.
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete the "Character Value Analysis--Composing an Argument" handout.

Honors English 10: Read and annotate chapters 12-22 and 24 of Genesis.

due Friday, October 13
English 10 (all): 1) Complete pre-writing for the "What Makes Us Who We Are?" essay. In particular, 1. choose which questions you're going to respond to, 2. choose which sources you're going to use, and 3. write some initial thoughts about the questions you choose. 2) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions.

Honors English 10: Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 6-9, 11.

due Thursday, October 12
English 10 (Alpha): 1) Draft a counterargument and response for the mini-argument we started in class. 2) If necessary, finish the Character Value Analysis handout. 3) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions are due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Reread chapters 6-9 and 11 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 11
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): 1) If necessary, finish the Character Value Analysis handout. 2) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions are due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 6-9 and 11 of Genesis. 2) First draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay (via Google Drive).

due Tuesday, October 10
English 10 (all): 1) Complete the warm-up of Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3 (Eta period students, see below). 2) Make up any missing assignments. 3) Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions due by Friday, October 13th.

Eta period students: I didn't give you Sentence Diagramming Exercise #3 before you left for the long weekend. The two sentences in the warm-up are below. Please copy them onto a piece of paper and a) put parenthesis around any prepositional phrases, b) label the parts of the sentence, c) label the part of speech of each word, and d) diagram the sentence.

1. The very hungry student begged throughout the crowded MPR.
2. The savvy sophomores trekked across the Mall before the tour.

due Friday, October 6, 2017
English 10 (all): Absolutely True Diary... essay revisions due by Friday, October 13th.

Honors English 10: 1) Write a post-discussion reflection for Genesis 1-5. 2) Reread chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis. 3) First draft of Book Thief and Storytelling essay due (via Google Drive) by Wednesday.

due Thursday, October 5, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Complete "What Do You Consider Good?"

Honors English 10: 1) Read and annotate chapters 1-5 of Genesis. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, October 4, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete "What Do You Consider Good?"

Honors English 10: Compose an outline or plan for your Book Thief and Storytelling essay. Include your thesis, the major sections of the essay's body, and the details/quotations/examples you'll use.

due Tuesday, October 3, 2017
English 10 (all): Respond to the Eleanor Roosevelt quotation by answering the following questions: a) What is Roosevelt basically saying? (i.e., paraphrase the quotation) b) Do you agree with her claims? Why? Provide an example to support your thinking.

due Monday, October 2, 2017
English 10 (all): Complete Sentence Diagramming Exercise #2.

Honors English 10: Compose a provisional thesis for your Book Thief and Storytelling essay.

due Friday, September 29, 2017
English 10 (all): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on ONE (or more!) of the following questions:
  • Who is more important in forming the social me, oneself or others?
  • Is there a "real me" apart from my social selves?
  • Can someone have a personal code of honor?

Honors English 10: Final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due in hard copy by the end of the school day.

due Thursday, September 28, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): None.

Honors English 10: 1) Work on final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due Friday, in hard copy, by the end of the school day. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 27, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): None.

Honors English 10: Work on final draft of Book Thief figurative language paragraph/essay. Due Friday.

due Tuesday, September 26, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

due Monday, September 25, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

Honors English 10: Write a paragraph explaining why Death tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Death (& Liesel), b) its effect on its intended (i.e., us), and c) its function and significance for our society.

due Friday, September 22, 2017
English 10 (all): Prepare for Absolutely True Diary... test.

Honors English 10: Write two paragraphs about The Word Shaker: 1. What comment or generalization does this story make about the power of words? 2. Explain why Max tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Max & Liesel, b) its effect on its intended audience, and c) what's happening in The Book Thief when Max writes it.

due Thursday, September 21, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #1.

Honors English 10: 1) Write two paragraphs about The Standover Man: 1. Explain what a "standover man" is and its importance for Max. 2. Explain why Max tells this story. Consider a) its significance for Max, b) its effect on its intended audience, and c) what's happening in The Book Thief when Max writes it.

due Wednesday, September 20, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon): Read and annotate the first paragraph of "The Social Me."
English 10 (Eta): Read and annotate the second paragraph of "The Social Me."

Honors English 10: Reread and annotate Max's book The Word Shaker (pp. 445-450). Thinking/annotation focus: What comment or generalization does this passage make about the power of words?

due Tuesday, September 19, 2017
English 10 (Alpha & Eta): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on the following questions: What do you think "success" means? How does your race affect your success?
English 10 (Epsilon): Write 1/2 a page (or more) reflecting on the following questions: Do certain people realize their "full potential" sooner/later, or in a different way, than others? How can this relate to race or class?

due Monday, September 18, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish reading and annotating "The Color of Success."

Honors English 10: Finish/revise today's in-class writing and type a copy (using MLA format!). Submit your draft via Google Drive. Feel free to turn in a hard copy as well.

due Friday, September 15, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Read and annotate the first seven paragraphs of "The Color of Success."
English 10 (Epsilon): 1) Read to the section break on page 142 in "The Color of Success." Answer the following questions: 1. According to Watts, what does Shelby Steele argue about individualism and racial identification? 2. What is Watts' response to Steele's argument? Why does he think this? 2) Finish Sentence Diagramming Exercise #1.
English 10 (Eta): Read to the section break on page 142 in "The Color of Success." Answer the following questions: 1. According to Watts, what does Shelby Steele argue about individualism and racial identification? 2. What is Watts' response to Steele's argument? Why does he think this?

Honors English 10: Complete the new chart for figurative language analysis, reading p. 262-263 of The Book Thief (Liesel and the mayor's wife)--or whichever passage you're working with.

due Thursday, September 14, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Using "Just Walk on By," reflect in writing on the three identity questions we considered earlier: To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us?

Honors English 10: 1) Finish drafting your figurative language analysis paragraph re the description of Frau Diller's shop. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 13, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Using "Just Walk on By," reflect in writing on the three identity questions we considered earlier: To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us?

Honors English 10: Complete the Book Thief figurative language graphic organizer and answer the question at the end.

due Tuesday, September 12, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish reading and annotating "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."

due Monday, September 11, 2017
English 10 (Alpha & Epsilon): Read and annotate through paragraph 5 of "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."
English 10 (Eta): Read and annotate through paragraph 3 of "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space."

Honors English 10: Add to the writing you've done the last two nights--EITHER a) Describe and explain an example of something being right in one situation and wrong in another; explain what makes the difference (between the action being right in one case and wrong in the other) OR b) Write a paragraph describing how your thoughts on making decision between right and wrong have changed based on our recent conversations.

due Friday, September 8, 2017
English 10 (all): Write a 1/2 page (or more) reflection on the following question(s): To what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? To what extent do we determine it ourselves? To what extent is it determined by others around us? Use examples from Absolutely True Diary... and your experience to support your ideas.

Honors English 10: Write an argument evaluating Hans Hubermann's choice to take in and hide Max. In other words, respond to the question, "Was it right for Hans Hubermann to take in and hide Max?"

due Thursday, September 7, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part Two number 1.

Honors English 10: 1) Compose one paragraph explaining how you go about making decisions between right and wrong. 2) Bring an independent reading book to class.

due Wednesday, September 6, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part Two number 1.

Honors English 10: 1) Write a thoughtful, one-page (double-spaced if typed) response to our conversation(s) today. You can take this in any of several directions: discuss why you agree or disagree with the thesis your group worked with (or the thesis your group didn't work with), investigate the issue of identity for Junior in particular or in general (to what extent is who we are determined by our context and situation? to what extent do we determine it ourselves? to what extent is it determined by others around us?). 2) Bring The Book Thief to class.

due Tuesday, September 5, 2017
English 10 (all): Finish Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part One.

due Friday, September 1, 2017
English 10 (all): Complete Absolutely True Diary... Personal Identity Part One number 3.

Honors English 10: Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

due Thursday, August 31, 2017
English 10 (Alpha): Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions from today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

Honors English 10: Re-view Absolutely True Diary.... Find a scene/situation/passage in the text that raises an interesting question. Briefly describe the scene/situation OR paraphrase/quote the passage, THEN state your question. Add your question to the shared Google doc by 7am.

due Wednesday, August 30, 2017
English 10 (Epsilon & Eta): Write a paragraph-length (or longer) response to one of the questions today's conversation. Cite evidence from the text to support your response.

Honors English 10: Given all the texts we have examined so far--what many adults say, John Green's introduction to Crash Course Literature, and Christopher Nelson's blog post--what is the most convincing reason why one should read literature? Explain your choice; use your experience to support your response.

due Tuesday, August 29, 2017
English 10: Re-view Absolutely True Diary.... Find a scene/situation/passage in the text that raises an interesting question. Briefly describe the scene/situation OR paraphrase/quote the passage, THEN state your question. Add your question to the shared Google doc by 7am.

due Monday, August 28, 2017
English 10: 1) Given all the texts we have examined so far--what many adults say, what your parent/guardian says, John Green's introduction to Crash Course Literature, and Christopher Nelson's blog post--what is the most convincing reason why one should read literature? Explain your choice; use your experience to support your response. 2) Find and bookmark your favorite section of Absolutely True Diary...

Honors English 10: Respond to the questions on the "Why Should We Read Literature?" handout.

due Friday, August 25, 2017
English 10: How are Green's reasons for reading (literature) similar to and/or different from ones we listed? Does your experience confirm or contradict them?

due Thursday, August 24, 2017
English 10: 1) Interview a parent/guardian about why s/he wants you to read books. Write a brief paragraph summarizing his/her response.
2) Bring Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to class.

Honors English 10: 1) Watch the intro to Crash Course Literature. Take notes on Green's reasons why people should read literature.
2) Bring Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to class.







The links below lead to the homework calendars for English 10 & Honors English 10.

English 10

Honors English 10