Diamond BarHigh School

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Due:

Reading Commentary Due (all 5 boxes completed)
Turn in Journals by Thursday, 5/24/18
 
Final Test is Open-Book Essay based on the current novel - Thursday, May 24.
 
Final's Week-  all classes will be finishing presentations/speeches.

Past Assignments

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Romeo and Juliet Objective (Closed Book) Test is May 3, 2018.  Study vocabulary and all notes.  The timeline notes attached are also very helpful.
 
Project is due May 18, 2018.
 
For Research Papers, please follow the rubric below.  Visit OWL Purdue for format information:  

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Of Mice and Men Study Guide Questions are attached.  
 
Please read Chapter 1 by Wed., 5/9/18.

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Extra Credit Opportunity - No late extra credit will be accepted.  (Posted 3/28/18)

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Edgar A. Poetry Project is due 4/11/18.  Look at rubric and notes from class for details.
 
I will check "Annabel Lee" poetry questions and color coding on Monday, 4/9/18.  Please look at the sample below for details.

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"To Build a Fire" Five-paragraph essay due 2/14/18.  We did a peer review in class, but if you didn't finish, please finish the review and turn in everything tomorrow.

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SAT #11 Quiz is Friday, 1/26/18.
Commentaries (box #3) is due 1/26/18.

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Utterly Perfect Murder by Ray Bradbury Questions and Essay due tomorrow.
 

“Utterly Perfect Murder” Journal Questions:

 

  1. What was your reaction to the outcome of the story? Did your predictions lead you to expect this outcome?  Why or why not?
  2. How do we know Doug's relationship with Ralph has bothered him on a subconscious level for a long time? He identifies reasons for not having acted on it for years.
  3. Why do you think he plots murder now? Is this rational? Explain.
  4. Is Doug's wife's response to his midnight journey appropriate? Why/Why not?
  5. How could she have influenced Doug's irrationality? Had Doug actually murdered Ralph, would she have been responsible? Explain.
  6. Has Ralph really done anything to deserve such revenge? How has Doug convinced himself otherwise?
  7. Why/How does Doug "need" Ralph? How is Doug's leaving "the only unforgivable, the wounding, thing"?
  8. How does Doug's "shooting" Ralph provide catharsis (liberation)? What does he really mean when he says, "Oh, God, Ralph, you're dead"?
  9. What lesson does Doug eventually learn? In what ways can you apply it to your life?
  10. How did you react when the adult Ralph Underhill appeared in his doorway? Describe how is appearance was like or unlike what you expected.
  11. Explain your opinion of Doug, the narrator, and his problem. Do you sympathize with him, or not?
  12. What do you think Doug learns at the end of the story when he revisits the house of his birth and is joined by his “young self”? Consider what Dough says at the beginning of the story was his most painful memory of Ralph Underhill.  Also consider the closing words:  “We ran…back toward Now and Today for the rest of my life.”
  13. Why do you think this story is called “The Utterly Perfect Murder”?  Think about who or what is symbolically “killed.”
  14. The plot of a story always involves some sort of conflict or struggle between opposing forces. An external conflict involves a character pitted against an outside force, such as nature, a physical obstacle, or another character.  An internal conflict is one that occurs within a character.  What are the external and internal conflicts in this story?

 

 

Homework:

In a reflective essay of three paragraphs (one-page double spaced) think about three kinds of approaches that you think work best in dealing with bullies? 

 

Due:

Janus Paper is due Friday.
 
Prompt:  Describe one memory that is meaningful to you from 2017, describe what motivates you, describe what you are looking forward to in 2018.
 
Three paragraphs
Add a title
Add MLA format (heading)
Double space
 
Use your rough draft I stamped in class for your ideas.

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Reading Analysis Commentary due Friday, based on our short story "The Monkey's Paw."

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Independent Reading Assessment:  Choose 1 book you have read during semester 1 and complete an AP Book Report on that book.  The AP Book Report is the exact same format that you completed previously for the short story, "The Most Dangerous Game."  The report is attached below.

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY.  SEE ATTACHED OPTIONS BELOW.  DUE:  12/7/17.

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Epithet Project Due:  11/15/17.  See handout for details.

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SAT #10 Quiz
Entire reading commentary is due (all six boxes).
 
Research FIVE FACTS for one Greek myth (god/goddess) and share on Monday.
 

Table 1:  Hermes

Table 2:  Athena

Table 3:  Poseidon

Table 4:  Calypso

Table 5:  Cyclops

Table 6:  Tiresias

Table 8:  Circe

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Pan's Labyrinth Questions are attached and due end of the period on 11/3/17.

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Halloween Creative Writing Paper is due.  Choose one of the forty prompts (or you can create your own - see me first though).
 
Submit paper to Turnitin.com by 6:00 a.m. on 10/31/17 and please bring a hard copy on this day.

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"The Most Dangerous Game" group table project is due at the end of the period on 10/20/17.
 
SAT #8 Quiz and reading commentary are due.

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FINAL ESSAY DUE:  10/11/17.  MAKE NECESSARY CHANGES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE YOUR SECOND, TYPED DRAFT.  STAPLE PEER REVIEW NOTES TO ESSAY.
 
Please type your essay and bring it to class for a peer review today, 10/10/17.  Take another look at our Student Sample from our class meeting.  The document is attached below.  Use it as a model for your own essay.
 
Continue working on "MDG" Body #1 (Finish half of the body paragraph).  We will finish a rough draft essay by Friday, 10/6/17
 
Introduction with thesis / completed (10/4/17)
Body #1 / completed by 10/5
Conclusion / completed by 10/6
 
Type entire essay and have it ready for a peer review on Tuesday, 10/10/17.
 
Final essay is due 10/11/17.

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Reading Commentary #2 Due 10/6/17
 
SAT #6 Vocabulary Quiz (cards due Wed., 10/4/17)

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This week we brainstormed ideas about fear and you addressed a fearful situation and wrote about one in your journal topic.  Today, we continued our discussion and you created 5+ sentences about a fearful situation.  We also looked at a thesis statement and you received a handout "How to Write a Thesis Statement" that you will need this year.
 
A thesis must have a SUBJECT + CLAIM + EVIDENCE.  
 
Please refer back to our class notes and student sample.  Do not use the exact wording of the sample, rather, create your OWN interpretation of fear.  Today, begin typing your introduction and thesis.  Remember, your thesis is the last sentence of your introductory paragraph.  Your thesis can be more than one sentence.  

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AP Book Report for "The Most Dangerous Game" is due 9/29/17.  Review our notes from class and observe the directions found on the student sample attached below.
 
SAT #5 Quiz is today.
Reading Commentary #1 is due today.

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The "Necklace Sequel" is due 9/14/17 as noted on the rubric.  Please keep your rubric in a safe place.  You will need to attach it to your final draft.  If you lost your rubric, print a new one attached below.  Turn in a hard copy on this same day.  You are not required to use Turnitin.com for this assignment.  

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SAT #3 cards are due Wednesday.    SAT #3 quiz is Friday, 9/15/17.  Reading commentary is due 9/15/17.

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SAT #2 Quiz is 9/8/17.
 
Reading commentary #3 is due 9/8/17

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DUE Thursday, 9/7/17.
 
Begin drafting your "Necklace Sequel" today.  I will be checking the first part of the plot graph:
 
I.   exposition -
a.  setting (time = 19th century, France)
b.  characters (major and minor - who will you keep and who disappears??)
c.  conflict (what conflict are you introducing in the story?)  Conflict can be internal or external
 
historical background (19th century + France)
 
Research 5 historical facts that can inspire your own short story.  Please look at the rubric. Remember the story must be plausible (believable).  
 

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SAT #1 Vocabulary Quiz is Friday (Words will be checked Wednesday)
 
Independent Reading Commentary due 8/25/17.
 

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Please have parents/guardians sign the Class Procedures form by Friday, 8/18/17.
 
Print SAT #1 Vocabulary List so we can go over the words Friday, 8/18/17.
 
Select either a fiction or nonfiction grade level appropriate independent reading book by Monday, 8/21/17.  We will try and take an AR diagnostic test during the next week to check your reading level so you can choose appropriately.  One nonfiction book must be read during semester 1.
 

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"All About Me" Autobiographical Essay is due Friday, 8/18/17.  This essay must be typed and printed on Friday in order to avoid a late penalty.  Use MLA format.  Please attach a hand-drawn cover page or you may create a collage of pictures for your cover (due 8/25/17).  See handout given in class.  We will be working on the essay and cover page in class this week.  I will be checking your rough drafts Tuesday, August 15 and stamping them for 5 pts credit.  Please keep your stamped copy and staple it behind your final draft.
 
See student sample attached below.