Grapes of Wrath Assignments
Monday, March 26, 2012
Grapes of Wrath Schedule
September 24 – October 5
Monday, September 24
Chapters 14 – 16 (150 – 192)
Tuesday, September 25
Chapters 17-18 (193 – 230)
Wednesday, September 26
No Class; Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 27
Read Chapters 19-21 (231-284)
Friday, September 28
No Class; Michaelmas
Monday, October 1
No Class, Math Day
Tuesday, October 2
Notes and Outline Due
Read Chapter 22 (285-324)
Wednesday, October 3
Thursday, October 4
Read Chapters 23-24 (325-345)
Friday, October 5
Read Chapter25 and first half of 26 (346 – 379)
Guidelines for Research Project
You will write a short research paper on an aspect of American history relating to Grapes of Wrath. Each report should be 3 to 5 pages long (800 – 1200 words). You should use at least three sources, and at least one of your sources must be print. You must include a bibliography and use footnotes as needed. You will present your paper to the class, and there must be a visual or artistic component to your presentation.
Tuesday, September 18 Pick a topic.
Tuesday, September 25 Turn in a bibliography
Tuesday, October 2 Turn in notes and outline
Tuesday, October 9 Turn in rough draft
Friday, October 19 Turn in final draft
October 22 – 25 Presentations to the class
The week of October 22 – 26 will be devoted to oral presentations. The artistic or visual component of your project must be ready on the day that you present.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Read Chapters 2 – 4 (pages 5 – 30)
Write two paragraphs patterned after the first two chapters of the book, describing a change. Some suggestions . . .
- A happy baby starts to cry
- A friendship turns into a romance
- A storm blows up on a calm lake
- A flower blooms (or withers)
- A pair of blue jeans wears out
- A face ages
Friday, September 7, 2012
Read Chapters 5 – 13 (pages 31 – 149) by Tuesday, September 18.
Study for a quiz on Monday over the vocabulary and chapters 1 – 5
I will be away with the seniors on the Maine Trip all next week, and Mr. Massie will be the substitute. He will talk to you about the research project for this block and give you historical context for the novel. He will give you a quiz over the material he has presented on Friday, September 14.