Assignments for Fall 07

Assignments for Fall 2007

AIM Process Homework Assignment
Am I ready for the ELA Regents? Practice:
Edusolutions
Sample test
Finish incomplete work.
Am I a comic genius? Use this site to create your own comic. Use three words from Vocabulary list. Finish incomplete work.
What are your academic resolutions for the new year 2007? Using Word, create a file called resolutions.doc. Discuss your resolutions for the continued academic year, 2007. Finish incomplete work.
Advice is easy to give; impossible to take.

pan-pipes

What's wrong with this picture?

Read, Study, and Quiz Ovid's "The Story of Daedalus and Icarus". Then view The Fall of Icarus by Peter Brueghel the Elder.
Resources
  • Daedalus
  • Icarus
  • Pieter Brueghel the Elder
  • "Musée des Beaux-Arts" by W. H. Auden

    In an essay of 200+ words, double space, saved as icarus.doc; Compare and contrast the poem by Ovid with the picture by Brueghel. As part of the essay, discuss the relationship between Daedalus and Icarus.

  • Bring book for Book Review 4 Due Jan 2.
    How do we come to appreciate our parents? You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "Number One Son" by Monfoon Leong
    Essay: How do we come to appreciate our parents as Ming did?
    150+ words, double space. Save as leong.doc
    1. What did Ming's father do for a living?
    2. Where does Ming work?
    3. How does Ming feel upon learning of his father's death?
    4. Why hadn't Ming's mother called him as soon as his father died?
    5. Why do Ming and Grandfather Choak go to see neighbors and business people?
    6. How do the opinions of Kwon Kim, Mr. Chung, and the Widow Loo contrast with regard to Ming's father?
    7. What are the good and bad points of being the number one son?
    8. Use examples from the story to support your essay.
    Bring book for Book Review 4 Due Jan 2.
    What makes a good reader? D.E.A.R. Bring book for Book Review 4 Due Jan 2.
    Why am I a genius?? Select another word from Awakening Genius and write a 150+ word essay about how you are a genius. Bring book for Book Review 4 Due Jan 2.
    How do I relate to a book? Book report 3 due. Bring book for Book Review 4 Due Jan 2.
    Can I write a story? Use the Vocabulary words from the disk (vocab01) to write a story. The story should be fiction. The story should be more than 150 words, double space. Underline each word used. Save it as vocab01.doc. Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    Does Spelling count? Yes, it does. Use the disks for exercises. Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How does Manuel handle his situation as compared to Wright? Read, Study, and Quiz "The Confrontation" by Raymond Barrio. You will write a compare and contrast essay about the two stories, you have read: "The Fight" and "The Confrontation." What is similar? What is different?
  • Save as barrio.doc
  • This essay shall be double space, 250+ words, typed.
  • Use examples from the story to support your essay.
  • Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How good is my word analysis? Work with VETY4 and online dictionaries. Finish Vety 4
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How would you handle the situation Wright faced? You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "THE FIGHT" by RICHARD WRIGHT.
    Essay topic: 150+ words, double space.
    Save as fight.doc
  • How does the narrator react to his situation?
  • Do you agree? Explain.
  • How would you react?
  • Has this happened to you or someone you know?
  • Discuss the appropriateness of the narrator's reaction.
  • Use examples from the story to support your essay.
  • Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    Use Google Docs and Spreadsheets to collaborate with me and to let you work on it at home.
    How does the literature teach me about life? In literature as in life, we have choice. Use "Harrison Bergeron," "The Road Not Taken," and "Richard Cory" to discuss the concept of choice in the literature cited and how choice is important in your life. What have been some important choices you have had to make in your life? Do this essay in Word and save as "choice_test." Use Google's Docs and Spreadsheets. Finish essay
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    What is your power as a US citizen? VOTE Watch elections returns.
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How does the literature teach me about life? In literature as in life, we have choice. Use "Harrison Bergeron," "The Road Not Taken," and "Richard Cory" to discuss the concept of choice in the literature cited and how choice is important in your life. What have been some important choices you have had to make in your life? Do this essay in Word and save as "choice_test." Use Google's Docs and Spreadsheets. Finish essay
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How good are my listening skills? We will hear: "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson and discuss the irony in the poem. Discuss the irony in "Richard Cory."
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How good is my word analysis? Work with VETY3 and online dictionaries. Finish Vety3
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    How important is choice? We will read: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost Examine the choices made in the poem.
    Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Nov 30.
    What makes a good reader? D.E.A.R. Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    What makes a good reader? D.E.A.R. Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    What is your opinion of "Harrison Bergeron." Load your "Harrison Bergeron" answers to Google's Docs and Spreadsheets. Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    How can I share my work? Go to Google and sign in to create account and add Docs and Spreadsheets and further customize page for classwork.
    Do "harrison.doc" page and post it on your Google page.
    Test Google at home.
    Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    Have your ideas of equality changed? Finish reading and answering the questions to "Harrison Bergeron." Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    What does equality mean? Go over Vocabulary
    Begin reading "Harrison Bergeron" in class. Use the questions to guide your reading and be sure to answer them.
    Finish reading and answering the questions about "Harrison Bergeron."
    Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    What does equality mean? Go to BLOG and answer questions.
    Begin looking up the Vocabulary of "Harrison Bergeron".
    Finish looking up vocabulary for "Harrison Bergeron."
    Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    Who am I? Go to I am and select a second word to write about as per instructions. Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    How good at correcting my mistakes am I? Correct Vety Quiz. Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    How well do I understand word analysis VETY1&2 Quiz Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    How do I improve my word analysis skills? We will review the work on VETY2 VETY1&2 quiz Friday Oct 6. You may use your notes.
    Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    How good is my word analysis? Work with VETY2 and online dictionaries. Finish Vety2
    Get a book for Book Review 2 Due Oct 31.
    What makes a good reader? D.E.A.R. Book Review Due Oct 3.
    Does word analysis help improve my vocab skills? Apply your VETY skills to this worksheet Finish worksheet.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What is word analysis? We will begin VETY Begin looking up group #1 on VETY
    1. nihil semi,demi,hemi uni,mono,solus duo,bi,di tri quad,tetr quin,pent sex,hex sept,hept oct non,nov,ennea dec cent,hect mill,kilo mega giga,nano
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    How well do I know paragraph writing? Quiz. Use your notes. Book Review Due Oct 3.
    Why is the paragraph crucial in good writing? Review Paragraph on how to write a paragraph.
    Review THIS PAGE
    Quiz on Paragraph, Monday. You may use your notes.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What is a paragraph? Elements of the Paragraph. Write a paragraph on "How to write a paragraph."
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What is your opinion? Express your opinion about paragraphs in the BLOG. Use the BLOG to post your comments on how to write a paragraph. Read classmates' comments.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    How do you write a paragraph? Go to the BLOG add a comment. Make comments to classmate's posts on BLOG and/or edit your own.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What makes a good reader? D.E.A.R. What are the elements of a paragraph?
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What is my Genius? Proof read your essay. Engage in peer review.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    Bring your Reading Book to class Monday.
    Why am I a Genius? Read Awakening Genius by Thomas Armstrong. Select a word of "genius" to apply to yourself and write a 100+ word essay expaining how the word your selected applies to you. Use the criteria on assignment page.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    How do you Peer Review? Proof read your essay.
    Engage in peer review.
    NY Times
    Revise "Pound Cake" essay
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    How do you Peer Review? Proof read your essay.
    Engage in peer review.
    NY Times
    Revise "Pound Cake" essay
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    How do you Peer Review? Proof read your essay.
    Engage in peer review.
    Revise "Pound Cake" essay
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What parts of the Pound Cake Speech affected you and why? Pound Cake Speech:
    Work in groups and follow this protocol. What was an important passage to you?
    In a 250 word essay, write about the impact of the Pound Cake Speech on you and others.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What are the key points of the speech? Read the Pound Cake Speech.
    Another Bill Cosby speech: "This Is How We Lost to the White Man"’ in The Atlantic.
    Read the Pound Cake Speech and highlight at least five (5) interesting parts of the speech to share with your group.
    Book Review Due Oct 3.
    What has school been like for you thus far? Why do we need education? Who is Bill Cosby? What is the Pound Cake Speech about?