December 7, 2017

Homework for December 8

Public Speaking: Day 2 of Great Speeches presentations tomorrow! Thanks to all who presented today.

English II Honors: Read "Tuesday Siesta" in your textbook and be ready to write about it tomorrow.

December 6, 2017

Homework for December 7

Public Speaking: Your Great Speeches presentations begin tomorrow. Make sure you have your 1-page, typed biography and the outline for your presentation ready to go. If you can't make paper copies, share them with me at

English II Honors: Thanks for taking the CDA today. If you were absent, please log into http// , click on Schoolnet, and take the assessment coded QA7KY5PU. Also, read "A Problem" on page 815 in your literature textbook and be ready for a quiz on it tomorrow.

December 4, 2017

Homework for December 5

Public Speaking: You'll have tomorrow and Wednesday to prepare your Great Speeches presentation, due Thursday.

English II Honors: Study for your test on All Quiet on the Western Front. Be sure to visit the Google Doc you helped create--I've used it to create your test. The supplemental texts you need to be ready to connect to the novel are

November 27, 2017

Homework for November 28

Public Speaking: We'll finish round 2 of debates tomorrow, assign IWTK speeches, and prepare for rounds 3 and 4 of the tournament. Congrats to everyone still in the running for a free lunch.

English II Honors: The rough draft of your definition essay is due Wednesday. Keep working on it. You may continue to edit the All Quiet thematic evidence document at

November 16, 2017

Homework for November 7

English II: Article of the week is due tomorrow! Your grammar quiz is tomorrow, too.

Public Speaking: Your value debate tournament starts tomorrow in class. Be sure you're ready to argue for OR against your topic.

English II Honors: Read chapter 10 of All Quiet. If I didn't approve your definition essay thesis today, bring a new one tomorrow. If I did approve it, work on your essential criteria. Tomorrow, you'll outline your argument in class.

November 15, 2017

Homework for November 16

English II: Keep working on your article of the week! It will be due at the end of class Friday.

Public Speaking: Keep working on your arguments for round 1 of the debate tournament. It will begin Friday.

English II: Read chapter 9 of All Quiet on the Western Front and write a thesis for your definition essay. Here is the presentation we've been working with in class. Tomorrow, you need to bring a thesis to get approved. Friday, you'll need to have a full outline ready.

November 13, 2017

Homework for November 14

English II: We'll review grammar and finish journal #25 tomorrow. Journals 21-25 are due tomorrow.

Public Speaking: We'll continue talking about value conflict tomorrow.

English II Honors: Read chapter 7 of All Quiet on the Western Front, using the discussion questions I gave you in class. Keep your poems and annotations from today's class.

November 11, 2017

Homework for November 13

English II: Journals 21-25 will be due this week. Make sure your have yours ready.

Public Speaking: No homework.

English II Honors: Read chapters 5-6 of All Quiet on the Western Front. Use your discussion questions as a guide.

November 8, 2017

Homework for November 9

English II: We'll continue digital annotations and argument analysis tomorrow. Bring nominations for love songs!

Public Speaking: Tomorrow you'll present "I like, I like, I don't like" speeches. Feel free to use Mr. Smith's as a guide.

English II Honors: Read chapter 4 of All Quiet, using the review questions you were given in class to guide your reading. Be ready for a quiz similar to today's.

November 7, 2017

Homework for November 8

English II Thanks to those of you who tried your best on your benchmark today. Back to vocab and our routine tomorrow.

Public Speaking: You'll get to show off your improv skills in class tomorrow.

English II Honors: Read chapter 3 of All Quiet on the Western Front. Use the questions I gave you in class to guide your reading. Be ready for a quiz. Bring your classification writing assignment to class. Thanks for your effort on the benchmark today.