SPECIAL NOTE - As we discussed in class, you are to read over your highlighted descriptions and try to improve or add detail in your edit of your final draft. Our work on how to improve short stories during class (and the notes you took from that) should be your guide. If you don't see specific notes on problems from me, then GREAT, continue with your edit. ALSO, if you have questions about a particular passage or sentence, feel free to email me.
April 26 - The remaining students will do their presentations - you know who you are. Also, everyone will turn in the FINAL DRAFT of their short story in the folder I assigned. You will not have a rhetoric test on Wednesday. IF you have ANY questions about homework, please email me. (This is a good thing to do with all your classes in the future - ASK the teacher.)
April 19 - Please read The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and answer the questions below the story. Be ready to discuss in class. (BRING THE STORY - PRINTED TO CLASS) **** WORK on your presentations.
April 12 - Your first draft to me is due. Please bring in a printed copy. I will only accept papers that meet the requirement length of 6 pages. (Please remember that you will be docked 10 points for every day that you are late.)
April 5 - YOUR ROUGH DRAFT OF YOUR SHORT STORY IS DUE! Please bring in 6-8 pages of your story for peer review. You will bring in your draft our next class - April 5. (Please remember that you will be docked 10 points for every day that you are late.)
March 15 - Please continue to fill out your character list on the handout you received in class. Be ready to discuss the short story "Interpreter of Maladies."
March 8 - 1) Study for your rhetoric quiz. (It's really going to happen this time.) There will be 5 regular fill in the blank questions worth 20 points each and one bonus worth 10 points. Spelling counts. 2) Read the third short story in our book named "Interpreter of Maladies." Our book AND this short story have the same title.
March 1 - 1) Bring in your FINAL DRAFT of your "This I Believe" essay (make sure to bring in your rough draft as well) 2) Study for your rhetoric quiz. There will be 5 regular fill in the blank questions worth 20 points each and one bonus worth 10 points. Spelling counts. 3)Read the first short story in Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, "A Temporary Matter" pp. 1-22 and be ready to discuss 4) Bring in your copy of "The Story of an Hour" as well as your handout and answers
Feb 22 - MAKE SURE YOU BRING IN YOUR PRINTOUT OF THE STORY OF AN HOUR. We will continue our close reading of this piece. If you did not bring in your printed essay rough draft, your peer review sheet, or your peer reviewed essay, please bring those in as well.
Feb 15 - 1) Finish your Rough Draft of your "This I Believe" essay and bring it to class. Your essay must be typed, double spaced, and in 12 pt. font. 2)Read this short essay about writing, print it out, and bring it to class. You will be asked to answer questions related to this essay: Write Like You Talk . 3) Read this short story, print it out, and bring it to class. You will have an in-class writing assignment related to this piece: The Story of an Hour
Feb 8 - 1) Finish reading Tuesday's with Morrie. 2) Bring in your essay (at least 5 paragraphs) to peer review.
Feb - 1 - 1) Please study for your rhetorical device quiz. 2)Bring in your topic for your essay and be prepared to explain why you have chosen to define this concept 3) Read Tuesday's with Morrie - pp. 123-163 4) Here is the Assignment Sheet if you need it.
Jan - 25 - **** Please remember that the homework assignments are not optional. Several of you did not bring in examples of Alliteration and Hyperbole this week. ***** 1)Read pages 73-122 of Tuesday's with Morrie. Be ready to discuss the reading in class. 2)Bring in your assignment sheet for the This I Believe Essay for us to read in class. 3) Listen to the following examples from NPR and be ready to discuss and answer questions about each (I suggest you take notes - hint hint):
Jan - 18 - Read pages 48-72 of Tuesday's with Morrie, Bring in your examples of Alliteration and Hyperbole
Jan - 11 - Read pages 1-47 of Tuesday's with Morrie