Diamond BarHigh School

Main Menu Toggle
FALL PLAY "PUFFS" – Oct 21,22,28,30           Homecoming Event – Sat, Oct 23           Branding Iron Rally (stadium) – Fri, Oct 29           Branding Iron Game vs Walnut HS – Fri, Oct 29           Late Start Schedule – Tues, Nov 2

English 2 Honors-Period 6 - Mrs. Mesdjian Assignments

Upcoming Assignments RSS Feed

Due:

Shooting an Elephant in Google Classroom

Shooting an Elephant

Carefully read “Shooting an Elephant” by George Orwell. Then select 7 quotes from the text that demonstrate Orwell’s feelings as a man in a power position. Place each of these 7 quotes in the concrete detail column. For each quote, create appropriate commentary that analyzes, interprets, makes inferences, or makes judgments about the concrete detail.

Past Assignments

Due:

TFA Narration in Google Classroom

TFA Narration

Due:

TFA Irony in Google Classroom

TFA Irony

Due:

TFA Conflict in Google Classroom

TFA Conflict

Due:

TFA Active Reading Guide - Chap 17-25 in Google Classroom

TFA Active Reading Guide - Chap 17-25

Due:

Vocabulary Activity #6 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Activity #6

Due:

Vocabulary Activity #6B in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Activity #6B

Due:

Vocabulary Quiz #6 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz #6

Due:

Figurative Language in Things Fall Apart in Google Classroom

Figurative Language in Things Fall Apart

Due:

TFA Active Reading Guide - Chap. 12-16 in Google Classroom

TFA Active Reading Guide - Chap. 12-16

Due:

Heart of Darkness Interpretation & Commentary Practice in Google Classroom

Heart of Darkness Interpretation & Commentary Practice

Due:

Literary Analysis Writing in Google Classroom

Literary Analysis Writing

Use the instructions attached to compare Things Fall Apart with Heart of Darkness.

Due:

Review Chapters 1-11 of Things Fall Apart in Google Classroom

Review Chapters 1-11 of Things Fall Apart

Review your active reading guides for Things Fall Apart. Additionally, log into the McGraw Hill app on the DBHS website and complete the 3 review quizzes for TFA (chap 1-3, chap 4-6, chap 7-9). You will have a quiz on TFA on Friday in class.

Due:

Cooking for Commentary in Google Classroom

Cooking for Commentary

Due:

TFA Active Reading Guide Chap. 7-11 in Google Classroom

TFA Active Reading Guide Chap. 7-11

Due:

Looking for Commentary in Google Classroom

Looking for Commentary

In this document, you will find 3 samples of student essays. Highlight sentences containing commentary (opinionated discussion about the topic). The first essay has been done for you.

Due:

Vocabulary List #5 Activity - Exercise 1 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary List #5 Activity - Exercise 1

Complete the sentences for exercise 1 using context clues to demonstrate your understanding of the vocabulary words.

Due:

Vocabulary Activity #10-5-2 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Activity #10-5-2

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate vocabulary word.

Due:

Vocabulary Quiz #5 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz #5

Due:

TFA Active Reading Guide #1 (Chap. 1-6) in Google Classroom

TFA Active Reading Guide #1 (Chap. 1-6)

Read Things Fall Apart from chapters 1-6 (pp. 3-44) and take notes in the Google Doc active reading guide. This is an individual homework assignment; therefore, please refrain from copying other students' work. I have included a PDF explaining the type of information that you should include. I have also included a list of vocabulary words that you need to define; you do not have to list the page on which each word is found. Email me through my staff email address or approach me in class if you have further questions.

Due:

Vocabulary Activity #4 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Activity #4

Due:

Vocabulary Quiz #4 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz #4

Due:

TFA Pre-reading Survey in Google Classroom

TFA Pre-reading Survey

Due:

Polished Essay #1 - Truth v. Reality in Google Classroom

Polished Essay #1 - Truth v. Reality

Choose one of your two rough-draft essays to polish (either "The Open Window"/"Like the Sun" essay or The Truman Show essay). Compose a 4-5 paragraph informative essay. Adhere to the guidelines in the Common Core writing rubric (grades 9-10).

Due:

Vocabulary List #3, Exercise 1 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary List #3, Exercise 1

You may complete the following activity on this digital worksheet, or you may complete it in your notebook. If you choose the notebook option, you need to copy out the sentences.

Due:

Vocabulary Quiz #3 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz #3

Due:

The Truman Show Essay in Google Classroom

The Truman Show Essay

Choose one of the four attached writing prompts. This is your second rough draft essay that your peers will grade/edit.

Due:

The Censors in Google Classroom

The Censors

Read "The Censors" on pp. 410-413 in the purple textbook. Answer the critical thinking questions (#1-4) in a Google Doc, then submit them here to Google Classroom.

Due:

Vocabulary Quiz #2 in Google Classroom

Vocabulary Quiz #2

Due:

How Much Land Does a Man Need? in Google Classroom

How Much Land Does a Man Need?

Read pp. 335-354 in the purple literature book (which includes an explanation of theme, philosophical assumption, drawing conclusions, author background details, and the story "How Much Land Does a Man Need?") Answer the critical thinking questions #1-5 on p. 354 using complete, detailed sentences in your own words. Submit your work here to Google Classroom on a Google Doc.

Due:

Like the Sun / Open Window Essay in Google Classroom

Like the Sun / Open Window Essay

Pick one of the prompts for which you will compose a multi-paragraph essay.

Due:

Like the Sun reading in Google Classroom

Like the Sun reading

Read pp. 188-194 in your purple Prentice Hall textbook (which will include explanations of irony and paradox, author background information, and the short story "Like the Sun" by R. K. Narayan). Once you have carefully read the story, answer the Critical Thinking questions (#1-4) on p. 194. Type your responses to the questions on a Google Doc using complete sentences and specific details from the story to support your thinking. Do your own work. I will turn the plagiarism checker on. I look forward to hearing YOUR thoughts on the story. Happy reading. :)  NOTE: Question 4 asks you to connect to the "Big Question", so do your best here. We will be discussing the concept of truth versus reality in class on Monday since we didn't have time to review this concept yet.

Due:

Course Syllabus in Google Classroom

Course Syllabus

Read the attached course syllabus here OR read the paper copy that I distributed in class. Your parent or guardian and you must sign the bottom of the paper copy to acknowledge that you have read and understood my policies.