Academics

Ms. Karen Graham

Department: English

English Teacher

English 10R-Graham

February 27, 2015

Vocabulary Unit 7 is due on Tuesday.  There will be a vocabulary test on Unit 7 on Friday.

February 26, 2015

Read poems on p. 415-417 and do questions #1-3 on p. 417. Bring your vocabulary books tomorrow.

February 25, 2015

Tomorrow we will continue to write the analysis of theme in Emily Dickinson’s poems.

February 24, 2015

Upon researching any brief article on Emily Dickinson’s life, consider to what you think “My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close” might be referring.  Do you think it is at all necessary to know about the painful events in Dickinson’s life to adequately analyze the poem?  Explain

February 23, 2015

Do questions #1-4 on p. 409 for tomorrow.

English 9R-Graham

February 27, 2015

Write your paragraph on Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird.  The link below will remind you of what we went over in class.  Send your work to turnitin.com.  Vocabulary Unit 7 is due on Wednesday.
Turn It In Information:
English 9  
Class ID:  8651889
Password:  homework


TKM Paragraph on Characterization

February 26, 2015

Finish reading Chapter 8 of To Kill a Mockingbird and complete the questions below.

1. What is the “near libel” which Jem puts in the front yard? How do Miss Maudie and Atticus react
to it?
2.  What major event occurs in this chapter?
3.  When Atticus asks Scout about the blanket around her shoulders, what does Jem realize?
4. Explain what Atticus means by telling Jem not to let his discovery “inspire ” him to “further glory”?

February 25, 2015

All students are responsible to have finished up to the end of Chapter 7 of To Kill a Mockingbird.  We read it in class, but for those on retreat today, please read the chapter for tomorrow.

February 24, 2015

Review notes from To Kill a Mockingbird and bring the book to class tomorrow.

February 23, 2015

Finish reading Chapter 5 of To Kill a Mockingbird and answer the following questions: 
1.  What do Jem and Dill do regarding Boo Radley?
2.  What is the response from Atticus when he realizes what they are doing?

English 11R-Ms. Graham

February 27, 2015

Your Macbeth argumentative essay is due on Tuesday.  It MUST be sent to turnitin.com.  No hard copy is required.  Below is a link to the argumentative essay template.
Turn It In Information:
Period B:  Class ID - 8652180   Password - homework

Period D:  Class ID -  8653592   Password - homework

In a five paragraph argumentative essay, you must address one of the following topics.  The article listed below the topic is a source you must find and use as evidence in your essay to support your argument.  Your essay should be typed and sent to turnitin.com by Tuesday, March 3.  Your grade will be given to you through turnitin.com. 

1.  Is Macbeth truly a tragic hero, one who can be both pitied and feared? 
    Article:  “Macbeth’s Destruction” by Wayne C. Booth

2.  Do Lady Macbeth and Macbeth remain opposites throughout the play even though they both change?
    Article:  “Macbeth, Lord and Lady:  A Study in Character Contrast” by Richard Moulton

3.  Are bravery and fierceness the only ways Shakespeare suggests one can truly be “a man”?
    Article:  “The Expression of Masculine Grief in Macbeth”  by Lynne Dickson Bruckner

argument.doc

February 26, 2015

Continue to work on your Macbeth Essay.  Bring Vocabulary Books to class tomorrow.

February 25, 2015

Continue working on your Macbeth essay which is due on Tuesday.  Tonight answer the question:  How does Milton’s work reflect the society in which it was written.

Remember:  History papers are due to me by March 18.

February 24, 2015

In a five paragraph argumentative essay, you must address one of the following topics.  The article listed below the topic is a source you must find and use as evidence in your essay to support your argument.  Your essay should be typed and sent to turnitin.com by Tuesday, March 3.  Your grade will be given to you through turnitin.com. 

1.  Is Macbeth truly a tragic hero, one who can be both pitied and feared? 
    Article:  “Macbeth’s Destruction” by Wayne C. Booth

2.  Do Lady Macbeth and Macbeth remain opposites throughout the play even though they both change?
    Article:  “Macbeth, Lord and Lady:  A Study in Character Contrast” by Richard Moulton

3.  Are bravery and fierceness the only ways Shakespeare suggests one can truly be “a man”?
    Article:  “The Expression of Masculine Grief in Macbeth”  by Lynne Dickson Bruckner

February 23, 2015

Keep working on your research papers on American Turning Points.

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