Friday, December 18, 2015

Poetry Out Loud Selections


  • Kobe Bryant's retirement poem:
  • Selecting a peom

  • Honors essay due upon return
  • Complete final section of O Pioneers! and reading section

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Tracing the Mulberries in Part IV


  • Questions on quotes from the second half of part 4
  • Discussion of themes and the motifs we discussed yesterday
  • Time to work on Cather letters
  • Letters due tomorrow (there will be no further extension of this deadline)
  • Finish the book and reading questions by the day we return from break
  • Honors paper now due after break

Wednesday, December 16, 2015



  • What is a motif? 
    • Watch the video:
  • Create a list of motifs that you have seen in a book or a TV series that you have watched.
  • Create a list of motifs that you have seen in O Pioneers!
  • Reading: "Pyramis and Thisbe" myth reading
    • Why does Cather use the mulberry allusion to refer to this text?
    • What do you think will happen in the text?
  • Finish reading part IV w/ reading questions

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Vocab Quiz 2


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Continue working on Cather letters


  • Read part 4 chapters 1-4 and complete questions
  • Honors paper will be due Friday or before you leave for break, whichever comes first

Bingo Vocab Review

Bingo Vocab Review

Homework: Study for tomorrow's quiz

Friday, December 11, 2015

Goal Setting and Vocab Review


  • Look through your folders and IC grades.  Answer the following questions based on them:
    • Did you meet your English 10 goal?
    • Why do you think you did or didn't?  (Think about the steps that you wanted to take to achieve your goal that you outlined at the very beginning of the year.)
    • Write a new goal specifically for the end of Q2.  (It may not be what you want to achieve overall, but it should be something that you realistically can achieve in the few weeks we will have after returning from break.)
  • Vocab Review Sheet

  • Part 3 reading due Monday (complete reading questions to go along with it)
  • Vocab Quiz Tuesday, STUDY-->Vocab review chart also due Tuesday

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Cather's Perspective


  • Begin sections 3 and 4 of packet with others who read the same passage as you
  • Be prepared to finish part 4 with your group within 10-15 minutes of class time tomorrow
  • Study vocab list
  • Part 3 reading will be due on Monday

Close Reading of Sample Passages


  • Review
  • Sample Passage--Analysis based on Cather's criteria
  • Finish Part 2 of the class packet
  • Study vocab terms (first 13 from SAT crossword 2)
  • Be prepared to finish Part 3 for Friday's class

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Novel Demeuble: Style Intro


  • Discuss Cather's article
  • Analysis: Cather v. Charlotte Bronte

  • Nothing new; study your first 13 vocab lists from list 2

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Novel Demeuble


  • SAT Crossword #2
  • Read Cather's article on "The Novel Demeuble" and answer the worksheet questions
  • Finish worksheet from class
  • Be sure you have finished the crossword puzzle
  • You will be handing in the reading questions from the weekend on Tuesday

Friday, December 4, 2015

SAT Vocab Quiz I


  • SAT Vocab Quiz I
  • Reading Questions
  • Complete reading questions for chapters 10-12 of part 2

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

City v. Country Continued


  • Continue discussion
  • Begin work on chapter questions
  • Study for Friday's vocab quiz: adamant, adversity, affable, allay, aloof, altruistic, animosity, ardent, arrogant, austere, banal, baneful, berate, brevity, circumlocution, compliant
  • Read 8 + 9, answer reading questions