Monday, May 19, 2014
Tuesday--Choose a poem you have already written OR write a new poem. If you are using a poem you have already submitted, please revise as needed. In a one page paper, please address the following questions:
- What poetic devices (simile, metaphor, imagery, personification)did you use to create a vivid picture for your reader? How did...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Thursday--Write a poem about an object in nature that you have observed very closely. Use as many of your senses as possible to observe the object. This close observation should yield some "spiritual truth."
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Tuesday--Scansion for poems
Monday, April 28, 2014
Monday--Study for a quiz over root words fer-zo and sentence fragments. Find an object that is commonplace and describe it in the style of Williams.
Tuesday--Write a poem in the style of Bishop in which you describe an ordinary place. You vivid imagery to describe the place and include a contrast or surprise.
Wednesday--Write a poem in...[read more]
Monday, April 7, 2014
Monday--Create your own study guide based on the following information.
Read through the study guides provided for the Odyssey. What questions remain unanswered?
Make a list of characters from the Odyssey and create categories for them. For example, categories could include Odysseus' friends and family, allies and enemies on...[read more]
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Monday--Read summaries for Books 13-15; read Book 16.
Tuesday--Read Book 17; monster essay due Tuesday, April 1
Wednesday--Read summary of Book 18; read Book 19
Thursday--Read Book 20; study for quiz on Greek/Latin roots and run-on sentences.
Friday--Read Book 21; monster essay.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Wednesday--Read Book 11 of the Odyssey
Thursday--Read Book 12 of the Odyssey
Friday--Illustrate a map of Odysseus' adventures from his departure from Troy to his arrival in Phaecia. Use arrows to show his route and small pictures to represent whom/what he meets at each location (for example, a Cyclops, a whirlpool, etc.) Be sure to...[read more]
Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday--Work on study guides, scenes, and art projects for presentations
Tuesday--Read Book 5 of the Odyssey
Wednesday--Presentation of Book 5 by Maddy and Maddie; Read Book 6 for homework
Thursday--Presentation of Book 6 by Nick, Dylan, Silvia, and Suzie; Read Book 9 for homework
Friday--Presentation of Book 9 by Conor, Sam,...[read more]
Monday, February 3, 2014
Monday--Read Book 24; choose an essay topic, write a thesis statement and determine what three points you will compare/contrast.
Tuesday--Write the introduction to your essay.
Wednesday--Write at least one body paragraph of your essay. Study for a final quiz over the Iliad.
Thursday--Finish the essay on the Iliad.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Wednesday--Due to the inclement weather days, the quiz on Books 9, 16, 18, and 19 will be tomorrow, Thursday, January 30.
Thursday--Read Book 22 of the Iliad.
Friday--Read Book 24 of the Iliad.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Tuesday--Complete Book 9 Scavenger Hunt; Read Book 16
Wednesday--Read Book 18, paying particular attention to the description of Achilles' shield. Illustrate a section of the shield and include a caption from Book 18 that describes the section of the shield you chose to illustrate. Alternately, you may design your own shield that...[read more]
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Monday--Read Book 3 of the Iliad.
Tuesday--Write two letters from Helen, one to Paris and one to Menelaus. Each letter should be about 1/2 page and explain which husband Helen wants to be with and why. In the letters, she should address each man's strengths and weaknesses as well as her own desires and the will of Aphrodite. Letters...[read more]
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Thursday--Write a one-page essay describing a conflict in which you have been involved but that you did not start. How did you feel when others involved you in this conflict? What did you do? Typed essays are appreciated. Please double space.
Friday--Read Book I of the Iliad.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Monday--Study for Root Word Set #5 and Parallelism Quiz.
Tuesday--Complete poem and one page explanation. Be prepare to read your poem in class tomorrow or to choose a published poem you would like to share.
Wednesday--Study for Poetics Test.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Tuesday--Re-read the sonnets in the packet.
Wednesday--Begin to consider subject matter/form for your original poem.
Friday--Poem/explanation due Tuesday; poetics test Thursday.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Monday--Rewrite the two paragraphs, correcting all fragments.
Thursday--Sound Effects exercise
Friday--Study for Vocabulary (Root Word Set #4) and Grammar (Fragments) Quiz
Monday, November 18, 2013
Monday--Read Books 20-21 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday--Study for vocabulary/pronoun-antecedent quiz tomorrow.
Wednesday--Bring the Odyssey book to class tomorrow.
Thursday--Read Books 23-24 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Prepare for the Odyssey test on Monday.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday--Study for vocabulary/grammar quiz Wednesday.
Tuesday--No class; field trip
Wednesday--Read Book 17 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday--Read the poems by William Blake. Be prepared to share observations on the similarities and differences between the pairs of poems.
Wednesday--Re-read the Blake poems. Begin working on your own poem of innocence or experience, due Monday, November 11.
Thursday--original poem work
Friday--Write a few paragraphs that...[read more]
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Tuesday--Begin Monster essay, due Monday, November 11.
Wednesday--Study for quiz over Odysseus' adventures, Books 6, 9, 10-12.
Thursday--Read Book 16 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Complete Monster essay for Monday; quiz over Root Word Set 1 and Subject-Verb Agreement Tuesday.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday--No class; Read Book 6 of the Odyssey for tomorrow.
Tuesday--Read Book 9 of the Odyssey for Thursday.
Thursday--Read Book 10 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Read Book 11 of the Odyssey.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tuesday--Work on Odyssey presentations (study guide, art project, and scene).
Wednesday--Work on Odyssey presentations (study guide, art project, and scene); Read Book 5 of the Odyssey.
Thursday--Read Book 6 of the Odyssey.
Friday--Read Book 9 of the Odyssey.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Monday--Read Book 22 of the Iliad.
Tuesday--Read Book 24 of the Iliad.
Wednesday--Work on Iliad essay.
Thursday--Study for Iliad test tomorrow.
Friday--Iliad essay due Monday.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Monday--Read Book 18 of the Iliad. On a clean sheet of drawing paper, illustrate your own shield with images of all the things you love.
Tuesday--Read Book 19 of the Iliad.
Wednesday--Quiz tomorrow on Books, 9,16, 18, and 19.
Thursday--Read Book 22 of the Iliad; choose an essay topic and locate textual evidence.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Monday--Prepare for quiz tomorrow on Iliad background, and Books 1,3, and 6
Tuesday--Read Book 9 of the Iliad
Wednesday--Read Book 16 of the Iliad. Using the text for careful reference, write an obituary for Patroclus. Describe his talents as a warrior in Book 16, how he is killed, Achilles' feelings for his best friend, and whom...[read more]
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Monday: Finish reading Book 1 of the Iliad.
Tuesday: Read Book 3 of the Iliad. Pay particular attention to Helen, Paris, and Menelaus, and Helen's feelings about both of these men.
Wednesday: Write two letters from Helen, one to the husband she wants to keep that explains why she has chosen him, and one to the husband she rejects...[read more]
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Thursday--Come to class tomorrow prepared to discuss a story that you could retell entirely from memory. What elements of the story help you to remember the details?
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The 10th Grade Humanities Track B begins with students reading selected books from Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, focusing on elements of the oral tradition, historical context, and recurring themes and techniques in both works. Our second unit will be a study of poetics with a concentration on form and technique. Over the course of the...[read more]