Here are the critical essays you are responsible for out of the Norton Critical Edition:
As promised, here are the online resources for ACT practice:
Additionally, I have placed some helpful hints here:
The name of the game with the ACT is timing, so practice is one of the best ways you can help improve your score and open the door to more opportunities!
Below are pdf's of three student samples. Read each one and respond to the following:
1. What does the author use as inspiration for the essay?
2. How does the author maintain focus throughout the essay?
3. How does the author impress significance/meaningfulness of his/her experience(s) to the reader?
4. What do you like/dislike about the essay? Why?
These are all elements that you need to incorporate into your memoir.
For our library activity on Monday, I would like you to read the assigned pdf below, discuss it with your group, and create a teaching handout for your peers. I am targeting Wednesday as presentation day.
The groups are as follows (please sit together):
Birth, Death & Marriage (10 pgs):
Jacob, Justin, Zach, Bennett, Shelby
Shakespearean Marriage (10 pgs):
Luke, Joe, Jessica, Emma, Sadie
Women According to Men (22 pgs):
Pages 133-143 (Stopping at "younger sons of a 'fine' family")
Jon, Josh, Jamie, Haley, Autumn
Pages 143 (Beginning at "In the poorest families...")-153
Biniam, Travis, Hannah, Kara
When thinking about solutions to social problems, consider your own approach to dealing with problems and how that impacts your thinking.
LL II complete rough drafts of essays are due on Monday, February 25th.
Final drafts will be due at the end of class on Friday, March 1st.
This is a change from previous posting.
Given all the time we have allocated during class over the last two weeks on this essay, I have moved up the deadline in order to get the essays into the 3rd quarter grading period.
Beginning today, we starting to gather information for our third quarter essay. The deadlines are as follows:
Proposal/outline DUE: Tuesday, Feb. 19th
Rough Draft DUE: Friday, March 1st
Final Draft DUE: Friday, March 8th.
There will be some class time to work on this; however, students are encouraged to spend additional time outside of class.
The attachment offers additional insight into understanding ethos, pathos, and logos. ETHOS, PATHOS, & LOGOS
Attend one of the MHS performances of The Yellow Boat AND write a review for extra credit. Performances are: Thursday, 1/24 @ 7:00 pm; Friday, 1/25 @ 7:00 pm; and Saturday, 1/26 @ 2:00 and 7:00 pm.
Student tickets are $6 at the Bookstore.
If this presents a financial difficulty, students are allowed to attend the dress rehearsal on Wednesday, 1/23 with teacher approval.
For those students who need to make up English credits, Night School will be starting soon. See your counselor for more information and to get signed up.
January 28, 30
February 4, 11, 13, 20, 25, 27
March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20
April 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
May 1, 6