Assignments

Night Theme Activity (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 24
Description:

Completed in class. Please get a copy of the assignment from me if you were absent.

Night Summarizing Activity (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10

Night- Chapter 2 and 3 Quiz (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 50

'Brave New World' Final Essay (Honors)

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 100

Socratic Discussion 11/18/19

Nov. 18, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

In class discussion.

"Night" Chapter 3 Summarizing Activity (Handout)

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Handout distributed in class.

Think about the Socratic Discussion we had on the themes in Elie Wiesel's "Night". So far, what is the overall theme of the novel? Remember that the theme will evolve as we continue reading, so your answer may change throughout the chapters.

Nov. 18, 2019 Max Points: 10

Night- Chapter 1 Quiz (Handout)

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points: 50

Survivor Testimony Questions

Nov. 15, 2019 Max Points: 30
Description:

Please respond to the following questions on a google doc or on a separate sheet of paper:

1. After listening to Itka Zygmuntowicz, what image emerges for you regarding what life was like in the extermination camps?

2. What are some examples of daily humiliation and intimidation that camp prisoners had to endure?

3. What experience does Nathan Offen share in his testimony?

4. Nathan continues to show emotion while he recounts experiences in his testimony. Why do you think after so many years he continues to convey such great emotion?

5. What are some of your emotions as you listen to these testimonies?

6. What do you learn from hearing the survivors talk about their experiences that is different from what you learn from textbooks?

Do you think it is appropriate for people to be "relieved of their duties" based on race and/or religion? Why or why not?

Nov. 12, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 3 sentences.

Consider the video viewed in class. Why do you think Barbara's neighbors did not stand up for her and her family? What do you think of her statement, "It was so shameful, so humiliating. But I know now that the shame was theirs, not ours"? Can you relate to this statement? If so, How?

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of five sentences.

Night- Chapter One Vocabulary Terms (Handout)

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 30

CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS (Night)

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Please complete the following questions from the article, "Genocide of European Roma."

Night- PreReading Notes and KWL Chart (Handout packet)

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 25

Consider what Elie Wiesel describes in terms of having to separate from his mother and sisters forever. He states that he did not realize at the time that he would never see them again. Put yourself in his position. How would you feel if you were pulled away from your family unexpectedly and forever?

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Please respond using a minimum of 8 sentences.

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" TIMED Quick-Write

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Consider the character, Jack Skellington, in "The Nightmare Before Christmas". EXPLAIN Jack's attitude toward himself and Halloween at the beginning of the film and DESCRIBE how this attitude changes by the end of the film.
As you write, think about the following questions to help guide your ideas:
-Why is Jack bored at the beginning of the film?
-Why does visiting 'Christmas Town' change Jack's mood?
-How does Jack's attitude toward Halloween change by the end of the film?
-Who and what causes Jack to change his views by the end of the film?
-Is the change in Jack's attitude going to last? Why or why not?

Your response should be at least one page long.

"The Lowest Animal" One-Pager

Oct. 29, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Without using personal pronouns, explain Mark Twain's view on humans and discuss whether you agree or disagree with him. Your response should incorporate evidence from the text and be at least one page long.

RACE FORMAT ALWAYS.

Extra Credit- A1

No Due Date Max Points: 1

Background Notes on Mark Twain

Oct. 23, 2019 Max Points: 10

What do you think about human nature? Do you think humans are better or worse than animals?

Oct. 21, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 5 sentences.

Romeo and Juliet- Midterm Essay

Oct. 18, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

PROMPT: Within William Shakespeare's play, 'Romeo and Juliet', several characters make questionable choices that ultimately lead to their downfall and the overall tragedy of the story. Select three characters from the play and explain HOW each of these characters exhibit signs of an adolescent brain. Use quotes from the play and evidence from outside sources studied in class to prove your points.

Your essay should be five paragraphs long.
It should be in APA format.
It should also contain a Reference page that lists all the sources you mentioned in your essay.
Your essay should NOT contain ANY PERSONAL PRONOUNS.
Each body paragraph must have at least two direct quotes.
You may use previous assignments from the unit to help guide your writing.

Brave New World- Compare and Contrast Essay

Oct. 09, 2019 Max Points: 100

Practice Essay Cover Page

Oct. 14, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Please attached your Template here.

R&J Practice Introduction

Oct. 11, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Please complete the introduction portion of the attached outline using the prompt below.

PROMPT: Within William Shakespeare's play, 'Romeo and Juliet', several characters make questionable choices that ultimately lead to their downfall and the overall tragedy of the story. Select three characters from the play and explain HOW each of these characters exhibit signs of an adolescent brain. Use quotes from the play and evidence from outside sources studied in class to prove your points.

Notes on Introductions/Semi-Colons/APA

Oct. 10, 2019 Max Points: 30

English Honors- Discussion 9/24/19

Sept. 24, 2019 Max Points: 30

R&J Essay Prep (Finding Evidence)

Oct. 07, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

At the end of our "Romeo and Juliet" unit, you will be writing an essay about how aspects of the teenage brain are represented through specific characters in the play. Please fill out the attached chart as a future reference for your essay writing.

Shakespearean Sonnet

Oct. 07, 2019 Max Points: 28
Description:

Handout provided in class.

Which option shows proper grammar and a correct citation when using a direct quote in writing?

Oct. 02, 2019 Max Points: 5
Multiple choice question:
  • The author writes, "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene (Shakespeare)."
  • The author writes "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene."
  • The author writes "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene." (Shakespeare)
  • The author writes, "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene" (Shakespeare).
  • The author writes, "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene. (Shakespeare)"

After reading Act 3, explain what occurs between Romeo and Tybalt. Is Romeo behaving like a "good husband" to Juliet? Explain why or why not. If you were to give Juliet relationship advice, what would you suggest to her? Why?

Sept. 26, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please respond using the RACE format, in a minimum of five sentences.

Romeo and Juliet Prologue Prediction

Sept. 12, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

After reading the prologue of 'Romeo and Juliet', please write a one page prediction about what you think will happen in the play and why. Please be specific and cite portions of the prologue to support your theory.

Socratic Discussion Participation 9/9 - 9/10

Sept. 10, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Discussion was held in class on Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10.

Were there any statements during the Socratic Discussion that you changed your opinion on? If so, which and why?
Did you enjoy the discussion? Why or why not?

Sept. 10, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Respond using the RACE method.

Diagnostic Timed Timed Writing (Persuasive Essay)

Sept. 06, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Persuasive writing argues a point and is often called argumentation. When you write persuasively, you are always expressing an opinion. In order to convince your reader, you must be able to present sound reasons and good examples. For instance, instead of explaining the causes of the Civil War, you might be asked to persuade your reader that the Civil War was more about the economics of the southern plantation system than the social issue of slavery. Persuasive writing and language is often found in editorials, letters of complaint, or proposals.

In order for me to gain a better understanding of where your writing skills are at, you will complete this timed writing for the entirety of the period. Everyone must submit their essay by the end of the period. DO THE BEST YOU CAN.

PROMPT: Some people go right on to college after high school; others take a year or more off to work or travel. Which do you think is the better choice? State your position and support it with specific reasons and examples.

Your essay should be five paragraphs. I have attached an essay outline to help guide you, but your final essay should be submitted separately.

Shakespeare Newsela

Sept. 04, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Please annotate this article with 10 written annotations. After, define three words you don't know.

Once complete, you must take the quiz and complete the quick-write.

R.A.C.E Method Quiz

Aug. 30, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

Complete the following mini quiz on R.A.C.E format.

Class Syllabus (Handout)

Aug. 30, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Students were given a class syllabus and asked to return the parent signature page by Friday, Aug 30th.

Announcements

Dec. 03, 2019

Students,
For homework today, please read chapters 6 and 7 of "Night".
Be prepared for a small quick-write on both chapters tomorrow.
You have access to the PDF online.

If you were absent today, we read chapter 5, so you will need to catch up.

Dec. 02, 2019

Students,
Due to an important staff meeting after school tomorrow, ELA support is canceled on Tuesday, 12/3.

Thank you for understanding.

Nov. 15, 2019

Good morning, students!

I woke up feeling sick this morning so I’m going to stay home to recover. Therefore, I had to change some of the lesson plans for today; any activities that require my presence have been postponed until Monday (e.i. Quizzes and Socratic Discussions). Please be good for the sub!

Have a good weekend.

Nov. 15, 2019

Students,
Grades for the chapter one quiz have been posted. I am offering an opportunity to complete test corrections next Tuesday during ELA support.

I hope to see a majority of you there!

Nov. 14, 2019

Here is a link to the PDF of the novel.

Nov. 05, 2019

For homework, please read and annotate the article "Genocide of European Roma (Gypsies), 1939-1945." For your annotations, you must:
-Define 8 unknown words.
-Paraphrase 4 passages.
-Ask 5 questions.

Nov. 04, 2019

Your warm-up today is to complete the KWL handout on the Holocaust and Elie Wiesel's "Night"

Oct. 31, 2019

Students,
Please remember that tomorrow you will have a timed writing assignment on the film we watched in class today. I'm looking forward to reading your work!

Oct. 18, 2019

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend!

Oct. 14, 2019

Extra Credit!!

In order to earn UP TO 10 points extra credit, you must attend one session of ELA support on either Tuesday (10/15) or Thursday (10/17) of this week. Once at the session, you will complete a mini assignment. This assignment will determine the amount of points you will earn as extra credit.

Oct. 09, 2019

Students,
Because the end of the semester is quickly approaching, Ms. Burge and I have decided to give you a quiet work day today. This is your opportunity to submit missing assignments for UP TO half credit. Please use your time wisely.

Oct. 08, 2019

Students,

Today, we will complete Act V of R&J, complete our APA notes, and watch the film. Remember to annotate Act V as we listen in class.

Sept. 16, 2019

Today we will be peer reviewing two essays. After, we will resume our study of Shakespeare if we have time remaining.

Sept. 10, 2019

Students,

Today we will be studying the adolescent brain as we prepare to read "Romeo and Juliet". Please annotate the article we read in class.

Sept. 06, 2019

Good Morning Students,
Unfortunately I will not be at school today because there is a very large fire near my house. It is important for me to stay home just in case I need to evacuate my pets and valuables. Thank you so much for understanding.

Please be on your best behavior today. I can't wait to see you all on Monday!