Tuesday, March 31, 2009

HW 3/31

sorry for not placing posts the past two days, but here we go again...

1) show film notes tomorrow

2) Vocab Quiz #19 on Thursday

Thursday, March 26, 2009

HW 3/26

1) annotate the Film Terms handout

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

HW 3/25

1) read Act 2 scene 2 of A Raisin in the Sun

2) answer the prompt: What importance does Mrs. Johnson have for the story?

Monday, March 23, 2009

I do Culture Vultures too...

So, this weekend I had a minor epiphany. Since you share the Culture Vultures done each term, I should pass along the Culture Vulture activities of my life.

Here's a fine film that has been on my list of "to watch" for some time. It's called Persepolis, and it's the story of an Iranian girl who faces great struggles as her country changes from dictator rule to a religious state. The film mimics the style of a graphic novel, animated to capture the black and white drawings of the original book. While the characters speak French, with subtitles it is very easy to follow along. Best scene: Marjane goes to buy black market tapes because the government has banned "corrupt Western influences." And she ends up with Iron Maiden!

Check it out:

HW 3/23

1) read Act 2, Scene 1 in A Raisin in the Sun (76-95)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Weekend HW

1) read the handout about assimilation, mega annotations, and be ready for a fishbowl conversation on Monday

2) Vocab Quiz #19 on Thursday (3/26)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

HW 3/19

1) Raisin in the Sun reading- finish scene 2 (page 75)

-keep in mind the topic of "assimilation"

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

HW 3/18

1) vocab quiz #18

2) read that ROAR

Monday, March 16, 2009

HW 3/15

1) chart the characters, their desires, obstacles, from scene 1 of A Raisin in the Sun

2) vocab quiz #18 on Friday

Friday, March 13, 2009

Weekend HW

1) read to page #53 in A Raisin in the Sun. Take notes at your leisure

2) Bring in your ROAR book. Be sure to check the extra credit selections and find one that grabs your interest

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HW 3/11

1: Vocab Quiz #17 tomorrow

2: ROAR book for Monday!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

HW 3/10

1: Active Reading of the "Present at the Creation" handout

2: Vocab Quiz #17 on Thursday

3: ROAR book must be brought in to class on Monday

Monday, March 9, 2009

HW 3/9

Ask someone, "what is the American Dream?"

Write down their name, and their response (3 sentences)

If they are unsure, give your three examples from class

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

HW 3/4

1) complete the Introduction and Conclusions worksheet

2) bring sections of your research paper to revise in class

3) begin the Works Cited

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Text of OMM

Read the book here:


HW 3/3

1) finish up the (S)tyle section of the research paper

2) begin to assemble your works cited entries

3) are you aiming for Extra Credit with your Culture Vulture Article? Submit it by 3/6.