Monday, May 9, 2016

Week of May 9th

Many of you are still working hard, completing your homework, asking great questions and reading. That can be very difficult as the weather turns nice, so I want to thank you and congratulate you all on your diligence. Let's keep it up!

Honors English 9: 
We will begin our poetry unit this week. Monday and Tuesday will be background information and and introductory activity. It's called black-out poetry and you can check out a video of it here:
We will move into analyzing poems and practice our critical reading skills as well as reinforce poetic conventions this week and next.

English 9:
All classes have been moving swiftly through the short story, "The Birds." We will aim to finish reading this story on Tuesday or Wednesday. After that, we will watch the Hitchock film of the same title. You will be assigned a short essay comparing and contrasting the two.

This week you will be writing your compare and contrast essays on The Odyssey and O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Please bring your Odyssey books to class with you everyday this week. We will be using them as we write our essays.
Essays will be due Friday, May 13th.

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