Monday, March 27, 2017

Week of March 27th

We're entering the last full week of the Marking Period. Remember to check your grades and turn in all missing assignments before April 4th!

English 9
This week we will continue working with our unit and read 2 more pieces of literature from the Civil Rights era. We will compare and contrast Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech with his "Letter from Birmingham Jail." I hope this leads to interesting discussions and will be a good opportunity to exercise our close reading skills. After we finish with those, we will read Robert Kennedy's remarks on the assassination of Dr. King Jr. We will continue to focus on how persuasive writing differs from informational writing and you will do some writing of your own!

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday: "Letter from Birmingham Jail" Comprehension Check Questions
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!


Honors English 7
This week we are going to finish up with the short story "Thank you Ma'am" on Monday and write a journal entry from the perspective of one of the characters. The remainder of the week will be spent considering the next two selections from this unit. We will read an excerpt from "An American Childhood" and compare this memoir to the short story "Thank you Ma'am." We will then view a collections of photographs and consider their relationship to the selections we read. We will also consider how all of these pieces contribute to the answer to our essential question: What can cause a sudden change in someone's life?.

Homework
Monday: Complete "Thank you Ma'am" journal entry
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!


English 11
On Monday you will be given a presentation on your Graduation Project requirements. This presentation is vital to your success in your senior year of high school. If you are absent on Monday, you must make it a priority to see me, Mr. Lucas or Mrs. Anderson to receive all information you miss. The proposal for your project is due in two weeks, Monday, April 10th.

The remainder of our week will be spent on the short story "Everyday Use." We will be going through this short story with very close attention to detail to ensure we fully understand the plot and characters. You will be assigned Comprehension Check questions for homework on the day we finish our 1st read of the short story. I expect us to finish on Thursday. These questions can be found in your textbook. My priority as we read through this story is to get you into the habit of annotating while you read. That means you will need at least a pencil and a highlighter for every day of class this week.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday: Comprehension Check questions for "Everyday Use"
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!

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