Good luck on your exams this week!
Today we went over the study guide for the final exam. If you were absent or misplaced your yellow review sheet, you can find it here!
Good luck on your exams this week!
*Final exam paragraphs on The Great Gatsby are due tonight at midnight. Submit to turnitin.com. Purple peer/self-edit sheets are due in-class tomorrow.
*Final exam test review begins tomorrow in-class. Review the PowerPoints below to begin preparing for the exam. You will receive a study guide and have time to review in-class tomorrow. Focus primarily on the elements of each movement, as listed in each PowerPoint.
*You will need to be able to connect one short story from each unit to the elements of that literary movement. To prepare for this, review the short stories that are linked below.
"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce (http://compositionawebb.pbworks.com/f/owl.pdf)
"The War Praryer" by Mark Twain (http://www.people.vcu.edu/~toggel/prayer.pdf)
"To Build a Fire" by Jack London (https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/to-build-a-fire.pdf)
"The Open Boat" by Stephen Crane (https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/the-open-boat.pdf)
"Barn Burning" by William Faulkner (http://jerrywbrown.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Barn-Burning-by-William-Faulkner-1.pdf)
"In Another Country" by Ernest Hemingway (http://dsapresents.org/staff/michael-thornton/files/2011/08/In-Another-Country-by-Ernest-Hemingway.pdf)
"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner (http://resources.mhs.vic.edu.au/creating/downloads/A_Rose_for_Emily.pdf)
Our last journal check of the year is scheduled for Thursday. Check out what is required below and make sure each entry is in your journal before then. This applies even if you were absent the day of the original journal!
1.) May 16th -- Their Eyes Were Watching God Response
Answer the following questions in a ten minute sustained write: Did you like the novel? Why/why not? Should the novel be considered great literature? Why/why not? Was Hurston’s use of voice effective in the novel? What does her voice reveal about her generation? Is this voice still relevant today?
2.) May 20th & May 23rd -- Modernism Short Story Chunks
Write the following in your journal about the two stories that you ranked the highest:
3.) May 26th -- The Great Gatsby First Impressions
Record your first impressions of the novel. What questions do you have about chapter one? Which characters are you interested in learning more about? Is the novel what you expected? Explain and elaborate.
4.) May 27th -- The Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Impressions
Record your impressions of the second chapter of The Great Gatsby. Write down any questions you might have and comment on the characters and plot from this chapter.
5.) May 31st -- The Great Gatsby Chapters 3-4 Impressions
Record your impressions of the chapters 3 & 4 of The Great Gatsby. Write down any questions you might have and comment on the characters and plot from these chapters.
6.) June 6th -- The Great Gatsby Chapters 7-8 Impressions
Record your impressions of the chapters 7 & 8 of The Great Gatsby. Write down any questions you might have and comment on the characters and plot from these chapters.
Reading day! Expect a quiz tomorrow on chapters 1-6! Have a great night!
1.) Journal impressions of chapters 3 & 4
2.) Close reading packet with a partner -- due tomorrow
3.) Read! Chapters 5 & 6 are to be complete for Thursday. Expect a quiz on chapters 1-6 on Thursday!
- Finish and submit character posters.
- Discuss chapter two
HW: Read chapters three and four in The Great Gatsby
Optional Assignment (Extra Credit): Complete a character poster about Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, or Gatsby for extra credit. The expectations can be reviewed on the assignment sheet linked below. Posters are due on Tuesday.
1.) Today, we continued preparing for and started the graded discussion on the Modernism stories.
2.) We will conclude the discussion tomorrow.
**If you are planning to write the response paper rather than participate, it is due tomorrow.
**If you were absent and have questions, please see me at the beginning of class today.
Today, we took a quiz on the Modernism short stories and prepared for Monday's graded discussion by writing the following about our top-ranked story:
More information will be presented on the format of the discussion on Monday; for now, just make sure you have read all three stories and understand them well.
Your Their Eyes Were Watching God project is also due on Monday. Another copy of the assignment sheet and the rubric are posted below. Please email me if you have any questions as you complete your project this weekend.
Their Eyes Were Watching God Project
Their Eyes Were Watching God Rubric
The project for Their Eyes Were Watching God is due next Monday, May 23rd!
Click on this link for a copy of the assignment sheet!
Today, we started our final unit on Modernism. The PowerPoint and note sheet can be found below.