Monday, May 20, 2019

Week of May 20, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will continue our look at Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.  You will finish reading the novel and will complete the second study guide for this work.  On Wednesday you will take a quiz on the second study guide.  On Thursday you will take the final test on this novel, then we will begin watching the film version of this classic.  The year is winding down!  Soon you will be seniors!!!

12th Academic English/12th Honors English
On Monday you will turn in your Character Analysis writing.  Tuesday and Wednesday we will review for your final exam.  That exam will be given on Thursday.  Make sure you study!  Graduation is around the corner and soon you will be taking on the world!!!!

SAT Prep
Make sure you are completing all of the required chapters for this course.  You have this week and next to wrap up your independent study work.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Week of April 29, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will wrap up or preparations for Interview Day.  Remember to check the handouts and to dress appropriately for your interview on Wednesday, May 1st.  Later in the week we will begin work with some short stories from the Modern Period in American Literature.  Make sure you have volume 2 of your literature series with you for class work.

12th Honors/Academic English
This week we will begin work with literature from the British Modern/Postmodern period.  You will take notes during a power point presentation on the historical background of this period, then will begin work with literature from the period.  We are quickly moving toward the end of the course, so make sure you are keeping up with the work.

SAT Prep
This week you will continue your work with the required and optional chapters in the Premier SAT Workbook.  Take your time and carefully practice the strategies discussed in each of the chapters.
Week of May 6, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will wrap up our look at American Modern/Postmodern literature.  On Friday you will take a test on this information.  On Thursday of this week you will take vocabulary quiz #16 and will work on vocabulary list #17.  Make sure you turn in the reading response by Thursday of this week.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will continue our look at literature from the British Modern/Postmodern period.  On Thursday you will take vocabulary quiz #16 and will work on vocabulary list #17.  Next week we will wrap up our study of Modern/Postmodern literature and will take a test on this information.  Make sure you are working on the Character Analysis assignment, due on Monday, May 20th.

SAT Prep
This week you will continue work on the required and optional assignments in this course.  Make sure all required work is completed before you begin the Practice Test.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Week of April 22, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will continue work on your resumes.  We will also discuss interview procedures, proper dress and possible questions in preparation for Interview Day on May 1st.  Later in the week you will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will review the literature from the Victorian Age.  On Thursday you will take a test on this information and the information from the power point package.  On Friday you will take vocabulary quiz #15 and will work on vocabulary list #16.  Make sure you keep up with the work for this course.  We're getting close to the end of the year.  Graduation is around the corner!

SAT Prep
This week you will continue working on the required chapters from the SAT Premier Workbook.  Make sure you are carefully completing the required work for each chapter.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Week of April 1, 2019
**NS Theatre Arts' production of WEST SIDE STORY takes place Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th in our auditorium!  Curtain is at 7:00PM

11th Academic English
This week we will begin a look at America's Jazz Age.  We will use short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald to further our understanding of our country's coming of age.  You will be loaned an anthology of Fitzgerald's stories and will be given a project assignment sheet to guide you through this literary study.  Make sure you take notes and ask questions as we proceed.  Reading response #14 is due on Friday, April 5th.  Vocabulary quiz #14 will be given on Friday as well.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will wrap up our look at literature from England's Romantic Period.  We will discuss both "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and the selections from Frankenstein in preparation for a test on this period.  Vocabulary quiz #14 will be given on Friday and you will start work with vocabulary list #15 on Friday as well.

SAT Prep
Fourth quarter students will begin this course on Tuesday, April 2nd.  We will discuss class expectations and structure on Tuesday, then will begin work with the Editing and Revising workbooks.  You will receive a copy of an excellent resource, Kaplan's SAT Premier Workbook, to complete assignments for this course.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Week of March 25, 2019
**Get your tickets for NS Theatre Arts' production of West Side Story!  See any cast member for tickets.
11th Academic English
This week we will finish viewing Hamlet.  Make sure you are ready to discuss the similarities and the differences you noticed between the film version of this play and the written version we studied in class.  Later in the week we will discuss America's Jazz Age and its influence on American literature from that period.

12th Academic/Honors English
This week we will continue our study of British literature from the Romantic Period.  We will review your work with "Lines Composed A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" and "The Prelude,"  then will look at some odes from the period.  Finally, we will look at a selection from the novel, Frankenstein and will begin work with "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

SAT Prep
This is the final week of our time together.  Make sure you turn in any work from chapters you were permitted to redo.  All work must be turned in to me no later than Friday morning.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Week of March 11, 2019
11th Academic English
This week we will finish our study of Shakespeare's Hamlet.  On Tuesday and Wednesday we will read together and discuss Act V of this tragedy.  On Thursday you will take the Act V quiz and prepare for the final test on this play.  The final test will be given on Friday.

12th Academic English
On Tuesday you will turn in your Works Cited page and will take vocabulary quiz #12.  The rest of the week will be used to prepare the final draft of your research project.  Final drafts are due on Monday, March 18th.

12th Honors English
This week we will finish our study of Shakespeare's MacBeth.  On Monday you will take the Act IV quiz.  On Tuesday, you will take vocabulary quiz #12 rescheduled from last Friday.  Wednesday and Thursday we will read together and discuss Act V of this play.  On Friday you will take the Act V quiz, will work on the second essay assignment for this play, and will prepare for the final test on this unit, planned for Monday, March 18th.

SAT Prep
Continue to work on the required chapters in your SAT Premier workbook.