9 300 Period 7 Homework Oct. 27

October 27, 2011

Write out a paragraph in your journal predicting what will happen in this book based on what you have seen in the first chapter. Use some text from the book to back up your thinking.


Shakespeare 3.4 Film Reaction Prompt

October 19, 2011

Are there any lines in the text that justify the different directorial interpretations? (Particularly the varying levels of violence / inclusion of incest). Is there a basis for the incestuous interpretation in the text? Why do you think Gibson took it in that direction?
After you write about the above questions, decide which interpretation of this scene (the Branagh; the Gibson; the Almereyda) is the most valid. Explain why it is and support your answer with specific examples.

Freshmen: What to Buy for English Class

August 26, 2011

A black and white journal
Some blue and black pens for writing
Some red and green pens for editing
Some pencils
A bunch of post-its
A three-ring binder with dividers and loose leaf paper

That’s it! See you on Monday! Have a good weekend!

Sophomores – One Last Thing About Your Exam

June 14, 2011

In addition to studying the vocab that I posted, preparing for the essay using the prompt that I posted, and studying the grammar (commas, semi-colons, and colons) that we recently discussed, you should also review any notes and quizzes that you have on important quotes from Othello.

There will be a section on the exam in which you are asked to identify important quotes from Othello, including who speaks them, who they say them to, and what they’re talking about. Make yourself a list of the quotes you feel are most important from that play, and that should be a big help.

And that is EVERYTHING that is on this exam!

10 300 Exam Essay Prompt

June 10, 2011

Dear Sophomores – Here is the essay prompt for your exam. Please read through it carefully, and if you have any questions, send me an e-mail.

Happy prepping.


Dearest Freshmen in Periods 2 and 5,

June 10, 2011

I have changed my mind (you’re shocked, I know) about giving out the CAPT story in advance. I decided to just put a really short one on there, one that you could read in class. Period 8 was able to take the whole thing without a problem, so you guys should do just fine as well.

So, to make it very clear: I will give you a short little story to read during the exam. No reading in advance over the weekend.

9 300 – One more document to use for Finals Prep

June 8, 2011

The below document is an example of what the sonnet section will look like on the final. This is not to say that the ONLY questions you will have about sonnets will look like this, but there is a section that will.

shakespeare sonnet practice[1]