Assignments for Spring 07

Assignments for Spring 2007

AIM Process Homework Assignment
Are you ready for the regents? The Regents
Keep list of the work read and lit terms.
Title Author

"The Pole" Matthew Henson

Literary Terms

simile
metaphor
personification

Bring book for Book Review 5 Due June 12
What are the pieces of the short story? Read a short story from this list. Keep a fact sheet for the story. The essay you write for the short story will be discussing the main idea of the story supported by the elements of that story that support your ideas. Bring book for Book Review 4 Due May 31
Life is a struggle. How do you cope? You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "The Pole" by Matthew A Henson
Think about as you read:
What fears do the men have?
What is it like to be on a team?
Keep track of the acts of discrimination.

Essay: Henson spoke of a "hideous horror". Throughout this journey there were many dangers that were or could have been "hideous horrors". Discuss any two of these "hideous horrors" and how they were dealt with by the characters in this story. Be sure to discuss a "hideous horror" of your own in the conclusion to your essay.
200+ words, double space. Save as henson.doc

Bring book for Book Review 4 Due May 31
Why is April the cruellest month? Read "The Waste Land" by TS Eliot. Word
Hear it

Use all of these essays (additional articles) to help you with the poem:
Study Guide Questions to consider as you read.
Side by side study. Translations
SparkNotes an interpretation
An Interpretation
Analysis of The Wasteland
Literary Kicks an interpretation.

In a research essay of 250+ words, give your explanation of Eliot's opening two stanzas. Be sure to include citations from the additional articles you read. Call the WORD document, waste.doc

Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Apr 30
Can I judge a book by its cover? The Great American Novel Bring book for Book Review 3 Due Apr 30
How will you succeed in life and school as you overcome your struggles? You will read, study, take a quiz, and write an essay about "A Boy who was Traded for a Horse" by James Saxon Childers (carver)
ESSAY: Carver did not allow his circumstances to keep him down. Explain what and how he overcame his circumstances and achieved success. What did you most admire and learn from Carver?
200+ words, double space. Save as carver.doc
    Think about:
  1. What kind of person is Carver?
  2. How does Carver educate himself?
  3. What does Carver do?
  4. What struggles does Carver have and how does he overcome them?
  5. Was Carver satisfied with himself?
Bring book for Book Review 2 Due Mar 30
What are the pieces of the short story? Read a short story from this list. Keep a fact sheet for the story. The essay you write for the short story will be discussing the main idea of the story supported by the elements of that story that support your ideas. Bring book for Book Review 1 Due Feb 28
What does the quote of the day mean? Go to the Blog to explain the quote. Bring book for Book Review 1 Due Feb 28
What are your goals and aspirations for this Spring semester in English, school, life? Write a 150 word response to the AIM.
Save as goals.doc; double space, 12 pt font.
Bring book for Book Review 1 Due Feb 28