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"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today, or you'll end up putting off your whole life away."

(Harry Morgan as Colonel Potter on M*A*S*H)

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Below is a color-coded homework calendar for each of my classes.  Homework is listed by the date on which it is due.  Refer to the Class Rules page for detailed information regarding homework submission policies.  If any questions or concerns arise, please contact me.

Class Color Key (Check your IHA schedule for your course section numbers.):

English II (3220 - 03) | English II (3220 - 02) | English II (3220 - 06) | English III (3320 - 01) | English III (3320 - 04)

Last Updated: Monday, 06 June 2011 10:02 AM

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Homework for the week of June 6th

Monday (B) Tuesday (C) Wednesday (D) Thursday Friday
  In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam. In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

Final Exams

Final Exams
  In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.  

Final Exams

Final Exams
In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.   In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam. Final Exams Final Exams
Letter to senior English teacher is due.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

  In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam. Final Exams Final Exams
Letter to senior English teacher is due.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

  In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam. Final Exams Final Exams

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Homework for the week of May 31st

Monday Tuesday (D) Wednesday (E) Thursday (F) Friday (A)

Memorial Day

No School

In class: You will review your writing folder.   Write a thesis statement for the following essay question: What criticisms of the Victorian education system for the poor does Charles Dickens make in Hard Times?

Letter to junior English teacher is due.

Bring your textbook to class.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

Memorial Day

No School

  Write a thesis statement for the following essay question: What criticisms of the Victorian education system for the poor does Charles Dickens make in Hard Times?

In class: You will review your writing folder.

Letter to junior English teacher is due.

Bring your textbook to class.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

Memorial Day

No School

In class: You will review your writing folder. Letter to junior year English teacher is due.

In class: We will discuss thesis statements.

  Write a thesis statement for the following essay question: What criticisms of the Victorian education system for the poor does Charles Dickens make in Hard Times?

Bring your textbook to class.

In class: You will have time to review your test folders in preparation for the final exam.

Memorial Day

No School

The essay on The Crucible is due.

In class: We will finish watching The Crucible.

In class: We will finish our discussion of The Crucible.   Test on The Crucible.

Memorial Day

No School

In class: We will finish watching The Crucible. In class: We will finish our discussion of The Crucible.   Test on The Crucible.

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Homework for the week of May 23rd

Monday (E) Tuesday (A) Wednesday (B) Thursday (C) Friday
Test on Victorian literature. Victorian project is due. We will be viewing them in class. Be prepared to answer questions about your project.

Sophomore Spirit Day!

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 29 - 30.

In class: We will be discussing how to write thesis statements.

No School

Test on Victorian literature. Victorian project is due. We will be viewing them in class. Be prepared to answer questions about your project.

Sophomore Spirit Day!

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 29 - 30.

In class: We will be discussing how to write thesis statements.

No School

  Victorian project is due. We will be viewing them in class. Be prepared to answer questions about your project.

Sophomore Spirit Day!

 

No School

In class: We will be discussing the character of John Proctor. Quiz on vocabulary lessons 29 - 30.

In class: We will begin watching The Crucible movie.

In class: We will continue watching The Crucible movie.  

No School

In class: We will be discussing the character of John Proctor. Quiz on vocabulary lessons 29 - 30.

In class: We will begin watching The Crucible movie.

In class: We will continue watching The Crucible movie.  

No School

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Homework for the week of May 16th

Monday (A) Tuesday (B) Wednesday (C) Thursday (F) Friday (D)
Read "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project. In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project. Test on Victorian literature.
Read "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project. In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project.  
Read "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project.     In class: We will be working on the Victorian poetry project.
Read Act  III of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading. Read Act  IV of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading.     In class: You will have time to work on your essay for The Crucible.
Read Act  III of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading. Read Act  IV of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading.     In class: You will have time to work on your essay for The Crucible.

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Homework for the week of May 9th

Monday (B) Tuesday (C) Wednesday (D) Thursday (E) Friday (F)
  Read the poem "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold (online or in the textbook.) You will have a guest lecturer in class today. Read "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins in the textbook.   Read from Hard Times on pp. 822 - 827 in the textbook.

Answer Check Your Comprehension #1-4 on p. 827.

  In class: We will read and discuss "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.   Read "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins in the textbook. Read from Hard Times on pp. 822 - 827 in the textbook.

Answer Check Your Comprehension #1-4 on p. 827.

In class: We will read and discuss "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.   Read "God's Grandeur" by Gerard Manley Hopkins in the textbook. Read from Hard Times on pp. 822 - 827 in the textbook.

Answer Check Your Comprehension #1-4 on p. 827.

 
In class: We will finish our introduction to The Crucible.   Read Act I of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading. Read Act  II of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading.  
In class: We will finish our introduction to The Crucible.   Read Act I of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading. Read Act  II of The Crucible. Make a list of questions or things that are not clear from the reading.  

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Homework for the week of May 2nd

Monday (C) Tuesday (D) Wednesday (E) Thursday (F) Friday (A)
In class: We will begin discussing the Victorian Era. Quiz on vocabulary lessons 25 - 28.

In class: We will view a video about King Arthur.

  Read "The Lady of Shalott" on pp. 754 - 758 in the textbook. (Do not use an online copy of the poem. There are different versions of it.) Read "My Last Duchess" on pp. 768 - 770 in the textbook.
In class: We will begin discussing the Victorian Era.   Quiz on vocabulary lessons 25 - 28.

In class: We will view a video about King Arthur.

Read "The Lady of Shalott" on pp. 754 - 758 in the textbook. (Do not use an online copy of the poem. There are different versions of it.) Read "My Last Duchess" on pp. 768 - 770 in the textbook.
  Quiz on vocabulary lessons 25 - 28.

Read this PowerPoint on the Victorian Era.

In class: We will view a video about King Arthur.

Read "The Lady of Shalott" on pp. 754 - 758 in the textbook. (Do not use an online copy of the poem. There are different versions of it.)   Read "My Last Duchess" on pp. 768 - 770 in the textbook.
  Final draft of the research paper is due. Bring a copy of it IN PRINT. Remember to submit it to turnitin.com as well.

Bring your textbook to class.

In class: You will have time to finish working on your PowerPoint for The Crucible background information.

 

PowerPoint presentations are due today. Be prepared to present.

Read the opening stage directions and information for The Crucible on pp. 1089 - 1092. (Do not start reading the dialogue.)

  Final draft of the research paper is due. Bring a copy of it IN PRINT. Remember to submit it to turnitin.com as well.

Bring your textbook to class.

In class: You will have time to finish working on your PowerPoint for The Crucible background information.

 

PowerPoint presentations are due today. Be prepared to present.

Read the opening stage directions and information for The Crucible on pp. 1089 - 1092. (Do not start reading the dialogue.)

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Week of April 25th: Easter Break!

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Homework for the week of April 18th

Monday (F) Tuesday (A) Wednesday (B) Thursday Friday
Essay on Frankenstein is due today.

Complete pp. 88 - 89 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will wrap up our discussion of clauses.

Test on clauses.  

Holy Thursday

No School

Good Friday

No School

 
Essay on Frankenstein is due today.

Complete pp. 88 - 89 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will wrap up our discussion of clauses.

Test on clauses.  

Holy Thursday

No School

 

Good Friday

No School

  Test on clauses.  

Holy Thursday

No School

Good Friday

No School

  Test on modern literature unit. It will cover the "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Life You Save May Be Your Own." In class: We will have a research paper revising workshop.

Holy Thursday

No School

Good Friday

No School

  Test on modern literature unit. It will cover the "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening," "The Road Not Taken," "A Rose for Emily," and "The Life You Save May Be Your Own." In class: We will have a research paper revising workshop.

Holy Thursday

No School

Good Friday

No School

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Homework for the week of April 11th

Monday (A) Tuesday (B) Wednesday (C) Thursday (D) Friday (E)

Complete the first four worksheets in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adjective clauses.

  Complete worksheet pages 84, 85, and 86 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss noun clauses.

Complete worksheet 87 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adverb clauses.

 

Complete the first four worksheets in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adjective clauses.

  Complete worksheet pages 84, 85, and 86 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss noun clauses.

  Complete worksheet 87 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adverb clauses.

Complete the first four worksheets in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adjective clauses.

Complete worksheet pages 84, 85, and 86 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss noun clauses.

    Complete worksheet 87 in the clauses packet.

In class: We will discuss adverb clauses.

In class: We will discuss and read poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. Bring your textbook to class.

Read Harlem [2] by Langston Hughes and answer the following questions:

1.) How does the poem relate to the African-American community in the 1920s?

2.) What commentary is Hughes making about the American Dream?

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 25 - 38.

In class: We will read and discuss the poetry of Robert Frost.

 

Read "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

Answer the reading comprehension questions. (Trust me, it's worth your time for this story to write these out!)

Read "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor. Review the reading comprehension questions in the textbook.

In class: We will discuss and read poetry from the Harlem Renaissance. Bring your textbook to class.

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 25 - 38.

In class: We will read and discuss the poetry of Robert Frost.

 

Read "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

Answer the reading comprehension questions. (Trust me, it's worth your time for this story to write these out!)

Read "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" by Flannery O'Connor. Review the reading comprehension questions in the textbook.

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Homework for the week of April 4th

Monday (B) Tuesday (C) Wednesday (D) Thursday (E) Friday (F)

 

Finish reviewing how Frankenstein fits the characteristics of a gothic novel and how Victor Frankenstein shares traits of a tragic hero.

In class: We will be discussing the essay for Frankenstein.

Test on Frankenstein.  

Bring your purple grammar book to class. We will begin discussing clauses.

  Finish reviewing how Frankenstein fits the characteristics of a gothic novel and how Victor Frankenstein shares traits of a tragic hero.

In class: We will be discussing the essay for Frankenstein.

  Test on Frankenstein. Bring your purple grammar book to class. We will begin discussing clauses.
Finish reviewing how Frankenstein fits the characteristics of a gothic novel and how Victor Frankenstein shares traits of a tragic hero.

In class: We will be discussing the essay for Frankenstein.

  Test on Frankenstein. Bring your purple grammar book to class. We will begin discussing clauses.  
Read this background information about Medieval Romances and Romantic heroes. We will be applying it to The Great Gatsby today in class.  

In class: Essay on The Great Gatsby. Review the information about the assignment prior to class.

Test on The Great Gatsby.

 
Read this background information about Medieval Romances and Romantic heroes. We will be applying it to The Great Gatsby today in class.  

In class: Essay on The Great Gatsby. Review the information about the assignment prior to class.

Test on The Great Gatsby.

 

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Homework for the week of March 28th

Monday (C) Tuesday (D) Wednesday (E) Thursday (F) Friday (A)

Read Volume III of Frankenstein. If you are submitting a reaction essay to this volume, it is due today.

In class: We will continue discussing Volume III of Frankenstein.

 

End of Quarter Three

Find quotes that are related to your assigned area of the novel. Click here for the assignment list. We will use the quotes in class today.

In class: We will finish discussing Volume III of Frankenstein.

Please view  this brief lecture video for class today. There will be a quiz!

Finish your PowerPoints about your minor theme. You will present them at the start of class.

In class: We will finish discussing the novel Frankenstein.

Read Volume III of Frankenstein. If you are submitting a reaction essay to this volume, it is due today.   In class: We will continue discussing Volume III of Frankenstein.

End of Quarter Three

Find quotes that are related to your assigned area of the novel. Click here for the assignment list. We will use the quotes in class today.

In class: We will finish discussing Volume III of Frankenstein.

Please view  this brief lecture video for class today. There will be a quiz!

Finish your PowerPoints about your minor theme. You will present them at the start of class.

In class: We will finish discussing the novel Frankenstein.

  In class: We will continue discussing Volume III of Frankenstein. Find quotes that are related to your assigned area of the novel. Click here for the assignment list. We will use the quotes in class today.

In class: We will finish discussing Volume III of Frankenstein.

End of Quarter Three

Please view  this brief lecture video for class today. There will be a quiz!

Finish your PowerPoints about your minor theme. You will present them at the start of class.

In class: We will finish discussing the novel Frankenstein.

 

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 21 - 24.

In class: We will finish discussing chapters 4 - 6.

Read Chapters 7 - 9 in The Great Gatsby. Complete a journal entry for your reading and answer the guided reading questions.

End of Quarter Three

In class: We will finish discussing chapters 7 - 9.

In addition, please view this video about The Great Gatsby.

 

Quiz on vocabulary lessons 21 - 24.

In class: We will finish discussing chapters 4 - 6.

Read Chapters 7 - 9 in The Great Gatsby. Complete a journal entry for your reading and answer the guided reading questions.

End of Quarter Three

In class: We will finish discussing chapters 7 - 9.

In addition, please view this video about The Great Gatsby.