10th Grade English B

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Assignments—Week of 5/19

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...
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Assignments—Week of 5/12

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."

Assignments—Week of 4/28

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...

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Assignments—Week of 4/7

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...

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Assignments—Week of 3/24

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.

Assignments—Week of 3/17

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...

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Assignments—Week of 3/10

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,...

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Assignments—Week of 2/3

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.


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Assignments—Week of 1/27

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.

Assignments—Week of 1/20

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...

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Assignments—Week of 1/13

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...

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Assignments—Week of 1/6

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.

Assignments Week of 12/16

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.

Thursday--No assignment


Assignments Week of 12/9

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday--Parallelism Exercises

Tuesday--Re-read the sonnets in the packet.  

Wednesday--Begin to consider subject matter/form for your original poem.

Thursday--poem work

Friday--Poem/explanation due Tuesday; poetics test Thursday.


Assignments Week of 12/2

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday--Rewrite the two paragraphs, correcting all fragments. 

Tuesday--Scansion exercise

Wednesday--Rhyme exercise

Thursday--Sound Effects exercise

Friday--Study for Vocabulary (Root Word Set #4) and Grammar (Fragments) Quiz

Assignments Week of 11/18

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.



Assignments Week of 11/11

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday--Study for vocabulary/grammar quiz Wednesday.

Tuesday--No class; field trip

Wednesday--Read Book 17 of the Odyssey.



Assignments Week of 11/4

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...

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Assignments Week of 11/4

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.

Assignments Week of 10/21

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday--No class; Read Book 6 of the Odyssey for tomorrow.

Tuesday--Read Book 9 of the Odyssey for Thursday.

Wednesday--No class

Thursday--Read Book 10 of the Odyssey.

Friday--Read Book 11 of the Odyssey.

Assignments Week of 10/15

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.

Assignments Week of 9/30

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.

Assignments Week of 9/23

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.

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Assignments Week of 9/16

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...

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Assignments Week of 9/9

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...

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Assignments Week of 9/2

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?

Friday--No Assignment

Course Description

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...

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