Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week of September 23-Homcoming Friday and beyond...

Our expectations are that you use the blog to keep track of assignments, due dates and deadlines. We are putting together things out farther so that you can begin with the end in mind!

We have kept in mind that many of you want to enjoy Homecoming as seniors. That's why we want you to get the materials ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.

College Essays and process are due in a two-pocket folder.
We begin the Covey presentations--we are going through them in numerical order.
Handout: "What is Poetry?"--Read and annotate for A-day

Friday, September 25, 2009
Finish Covey presentations.
Debrief with your presentational group on your presentation.

Monday, September 28, 2009
Multiple Choice Test on "Seven Habits"--It will be worth 30 points. If the average scores increase, the instructors will do one of the following: A. average the two scores together and make it the score out of 30 or B. enter only the higher score. WE DO NOT WANT FEEDBACK FROM YOU ABOUT THIS.
Group written reflection on the presentation. We will give you the prompt Monday.

You need to have "What is Poetry?" read and annotated.
Poetry Explication (<- look up the word) begins!
"Incident in a Rose Garden"--You'll get this in class.

Poetry Explication continues with
"Ego Tripping"--You'll get this in class

Friday, October 2, 2009
You must bring to class a copy of your additional text.
It must be from the list of 101 books which can be found on the school web site.
It must be either a full-length play or a novel. NON-FICTION DOES NOT WORK FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.
You will be expected to be finished with reading the text and have your reader's notebook entry completed on Friday, October 30th.
Homecoming Poetry--you are the poets!

Monday, October 5, 2009
Prose explication begins. Short stories should be read and annotated when you come to class. (We will hand them out when they are run off--you will have several days).
"A Conversation with My Father."

Prose explications continues. Short stories should be read and annotated when you come to class.
"Indian Camp."