October 16, 2017

Homework for October 17

English II: YOUR ILIAD TEST IS TOMORROW! MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR PACKET COMPLETED WHEN YOU COME TO CLASS!

Public Speaking: You'll deliver your tribute speeches tomorrow. Work tonight on your hook, and make sure your stories contain vivid details. We'll get you on video, but you'll be the only one who watches it.

English II Honors: Read chapters 17-18 of Things Fall Apart, using your reading questions as a guide. Be prepared to give your answers aloud in class tomorrow.

October 13, 2017

Homework for October 16

English II: Monday will be a review day before Tuesday's test on The Iliad.

Public Speaking: Monday we'll introduce the next formal speech. Guess what! You'll get to see yourself on video.

English II Honors: Read chapters 15-16 of Things Fall Apart. Use these questions to guide this weekend's reading:
Chapter 15
  1. What cultural change does Uchendu note upon Obierika’s visit to Okonkwo?
  1. What happened to the Abame clan?
  1. Explain Uchendu’s remark “The world has no end, and what is good among one people is an abomination with others.” What does he mean? Do you agree?
  1. Obierika makes two grim jokes at the end of chapter fifteen? What are they and what might they logically foreshadow?
 Chapter 16
  1. What significant events have occurred in the two years since Obierika’s last visit?
  1. What has happened between Nwoye and Okonkwo by the beginning of chapter sixteen?
  1. What strikes the Ibo as odd about the white man’s religion?
  1. Why do you think the narrator refers to Nwoye’s “callow mind”?

October 12, 2017

Homework for October 13

English II: Tomorrow and Monday are the last days to review The Iliad before a test next week!

Public Speaking: Tomorrow will probably be the last day of student congress.

English II Honors: Read chapters 13-14 of Things Fall Apart. You'll have a quiz tomorrow.  Anything in the first 14 chapters is fair game for the quiz.

October 11, 2017

Homework for October 12

English II: Only a few days left of our Iliad study. A few of you still have journals that haven't been turned in. Submit them ASAP.

Public Speaking: We're finishing up student congress. Make sure you're ready to contribute speeches. This unit constitutes 15% of your quarter grade.

English II Honors: Read chapters 11-12 of Things Fall Apart and use your review questions to guide you. Expect a quiz soon.

October 10, 2017

Homework for October 11

English II: Vocabulary 11-15 is due tomorrow. If you didn't turn in journals 11-15 today, you may still turn them in tomorrow.

Public Speaking: We'll continue student congress tomorrow. Spice up your speeches!

English II Honors: Read chapters 9-10 of Things Fall Apart. Use the questions you were given in class to guide your reading. Vocabulary 11-15 will be collected tomorrow. Make sure you have 11-14 finished when you come to class.

October 9, 2017

Homework for October 10

English II: We're approaching the end of our Iliad unit. Tomorrow, we'll work on grammar, too.

Public Speaking: We'll keep Student Congress going tomorrow. Try to find more places to clash in your debates as we go forward.

English II Honors: Read chapters 7-8 of Things Fall Apart. Use the questions you were given in class to guide your reading. Nice work today on culture and tradition.

October 8, 2017

Homework for October 9

English II: We'll continue work on The Iliad Monday. Vocabulary lesson #14 means that 11-15 are almost due. Make sure you have all of them.

Public Speaking: We'll continue with day 2 of Student Congress on Monday. Good start Friday!

English II Honors: Read chapters 5-6 of Things Fall Apart. Use your reading guide questions to help you prepare for class. On Monday, we'll be discussing traditions you observe in the different cultures you claim.

October 5, 2017

Homework for October 6

English II: We'll continue study of The Iliad tomorrow, and finish our class with some SSR. Be sure to bring your reading.

Public Speaking: Student Congress starts tomorrow. You will have to give five complete speeches during the session to receive full credit. Make sure you're ready to argue.

English II Honors: Read chapters 3-4 of Things Fall Apart. Be ready to answer the review questions you were given in class.

October 4, 2017

Homework for October 5

English II: Make sure you're completing all of your vocabulary and journal work. They next days for submission will be Tuesday (journals 11-15) and Wednesday (vocabulary 11-15).

Public Speaking: Tomorrow is your last workday to prepare for student congress. The docket is available at http://bit.ly/StuCoFall17 .

English II Honors: Read chapters 1-2 of Things Fall Apart. Be ready to respond to the review questions you were given in class today. We'll continue our discussion of African colonialism tomorrow. Thanks for a great session of talking about your journals today.

October 3, 2017

Homework for October 4

English II: We'll continue our Iliad unit tomorrow and take care of journal #13.

Public Speaking: You'll have tomorrow and Wednesday to prepare your speeches for the student congress docket. You will give 5 total speeches during the session. The docket is available at http://bit.ly/StuCoFall17

English II Honors: Read this poem, annotate it, and answer the three questions included.