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Assignments

English 2 P Sheltered

Instructor
Denise Mesdjian
Term
2017-2018
Department
English, Career Education and the Arts (ECEA)
Description

Welcome to English 2 Sheltered. This year we will focus on World Literature, featuring authors from America, England, China, Nigeria, and Japan. With this variety of literature from around the world, you are encouraged to contribute to our discussions with stories about your own heritage, since most of you hail from different countries as well. We will begin the year by reading short stories, learning about elements of literature and understanding an author's purpose. We will also focus on writing in response to reading a piece of literature, paying close attention to grammatical and mechanical accuracy. We will also study vocabulary and practice test-taking strategies. After our short story unit, we will do an author study on Ray Bradbury, one of the most famous American Science Fiction authors of modern times. Later in the year, we will move through various novels by authors from around the world, honing our reading and writing skills. In the Spring, we will learn about persuasive speaking and we will witness some of the greatest orations of all time in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Be prepared for a year of cross-cultural learning.

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Complete the following grammar assignments in your notebook. Study for the grammar test on punctuation on Wednesday, May 23.
Grammar pg. 350, Exercise 3 #1-10
Grammar pg. 359, Exercise 2 #1-10
Grammar pg. 359-360, Review A #1-10
Grammar pg. 367, Exercise 5 #1-10
Grammar pg. 371, Exercise 6 #1-10

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View the list of roles attached below. Your job is to memorize your part(s) and work with your scene group(s) to perform A Midsummer Night's Dream for your final in this class. I'm also attaching a copy of the script and the grading rubric. As Bottom says, "Take pains, be perfect. Adieu."

Past Assignments

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Finish reading A Midsummer Night's Dream and answer the corresponding questions. Honors students will answer questions for ACTS IV and V; sheltered students will answer questions for scenes 7 and 8.

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Spring Semester Extra Credit
Write a critique for The Little Mermaid (only if you haven't already done another Spring Semester Extra Credit assignment).
See directions on the Extra Credit Play Critique tab on the main page of my website.

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Read scenes 5-6 in A Midsummer Night's Dream and answer the sheltered questions that you'll find at the end of the ACT III powerpoint (attached).

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Read scenes 1-4 in A Midsummer Night's Dream and answer the questions in the attached PowerPoint that say "Sheltered English Questions".

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Finish reading Red Scarf Girl (pgs. 244-272) and complete on page of Cornell Notes.

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Read pgs. 206-243 in Red Scarf Girl and write a 1-page diary from Ji Li's point of view.

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Read pgs. 173-205 in Red Scarf Girl and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.

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Read pages 140-172 in Red Scarf Girl and write a one-page diary entry in your notebook from Ji Li's point of view.

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Read Red Scarf Girl pgs. 100-139 and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook.

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Read Red Scarf Girl pgs. 72-99 and write a one-page diary entry from Ji Li's point of view in your notebook.

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Read pages 38-71 in Red Scarf Girl and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook. Remember to include 15 bullet points, 5 study questions, and a brief summary on your page of notes.

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Read pgs. 3-37 in The Red Scarf Girl and complete a one-page character diary in your notebook. See the attachment with guided questions for help on your diary.

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EXTRA CREDIT ORATORY CONTEST.
See the attached for a speech contest. (Only do this extra credit option if you enjoy public speaking. You cannot get extra credit if you do not go to the district office to give your speech on Thursday, February 8th at 5:30 p.m.)

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Submit a final copy of your persuasive speech essay to Turnitin.com and print out a clean copy to turn in during class. Practice your speech and be ready to present on your assigned day. Print out the speech grading rubric and bring it with you on the day of your speech. Refer to the Persuasive Speech Checklist for important reminders.

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Type your persuasive speech essay rough draft in MLA format, including your Works Cited page. Submit to turnitin.com and print out a copy to bring to class on Monday for peer review. (You need to show me your writing in class before you type it out at home. Also, bring your hand-written copy to school on Monday for a stamp on your stampsheet.)

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Prepare a visual aid to go along with your speech. You can use a chart, a slide, a model, or an exhibit to supplement the content in your speech. Remember that it should be simple, understandable, and LARGE enough to be seen by the audience. Be creative and have fun.

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Pick a persuasive speech topic. Scour the internet for 3 articles that support your stance on your topic and find 3 articles that are against your stance. Bring these articles with you to class on Tuesday.

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Proofread and edit your speech analysis essay. Submit to Turnitin.com and print out a clean paper copy. DUE FRIDAY. (An example speech analysis is attached.)
Also--finish reading Julius Caesar. This text will be on your final exam. It is your responsibility to understand what happens throughout this play.

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Memorize your selected speech from Julius Caesar and write your analysis essay. Submit the essay to Turnitin.com and print out a copy to bring to class.

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Extra Credit Make-up Writing Assignment (up to 5 points):
Rewrite (and type) one paragraph of your Ayn Rand Biographical Essay with corrections to details, fluency, grammar, transitions, and/or MLA format. Attach the new typed/printed page to the graded essay and turn in to Mrs. Mesdjian by December 4th. Also, submit your revision to Turnitin.com.

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Choose one of the speeches from Julius Caesar and begin memorizing it. You will have to recite your speech in front of the class during the week of December 11.

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Print out and complete the following grammar worksheets. We will have a grammar test next week on Wednesday, November 15.

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Print out and complete the following worksheet on Idioms List #3. We will have a quiz on idioms next Tuesday, November 7th. (You should also periodically review idioms from the past lists too.)

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Complete your biographical essay on Ayn Rand. Your paper should be formatted in MLA-style and you should have all grammar errors fixed. Your paragraphs each need to contain topic sentences and similarly-grouped ideas. Remember to include transitions between thoughts to give your essay a smooth and logical flow. Print out a final copy and Submit to Turnitin.com.

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Complete the Author Biographical Worksheet packet and type the rough draft of your essay. Print out the rough draft and bring it to class on Monday. Also, study the attached list of idioms and complete the worksheet.

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Print out and complete the Author Interview sheet (attached). You can look in the back of your Anthem book to find information on Ayn Rand or you can do some online research on her. Check out the following link: https://www.aynrand.org/ 
You may use the back of the Author Interview sheet to write down more information about Ayn Rand if you run out of room to write on the front.

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Finish the Word Wizard assignment. You will need to look up 8 new words from last week's reading of Anthem. Write down the word and indicate where you found it in the book. Then write the word's definition and compose a sentence of your own using the new vocabulary word.

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Study the attached idioms in Idioms List 1. Then print out and complete the PDF titled Idioms - It's a Zoo Out There. You will have a quiz on these idioms next week.

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Print out the following grammar worksheets and complete them in order to study for a grammar test you will have on Tuesday, October 3.

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Read "Swimming to Antarctica" in the purple textbook (pgs. 62-74) and complete the critical thinking questions #1-4 in your notebook.

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Read pg. 408 in the purple textbook and take notes on tone, etc. Read "The Censors" on pages 410-413 and "The Leader in the Mirror" on pages 415-418. For all three of these readings, complete ONE page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. The sheltered students need to complete a minimum of 15 notes; the honors students need to complete a minimum of 20 notes.

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Edit your biographical essay, making the grammar corrections that I included on your paper. You may also include more details, rewrite sentences, or fix errors in MLA formatting to receive more points on your essay. You will need to print a new copy of your essay and turn in the old (graded) one to me to get extra points on the original assignment.

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Read "The Monkey's Paw" in the purple literature book (pages 32-42) and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.
For more information on how to do Cornell Notes and why we do them, click on my Cornell Notes link: http://dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=113994&type=u&pREC_ID=417560

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 Fill in the Student News Info Sheet and turn in. This is my way of getting to know you, so share whatever you want me to know. Remember to include a picture of yourself (if possible). If you don't have a current pic, I'll use the pic I have in AERIES.

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 Print out the final draft of your partner biographical essay and submit a digital copy to Turnitin.com. You must bring the paper copy to class AND submit the digital copy to get credit on this assignment.

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EXTRA CREDIT Writing Assignment - Complete the attached sheltered Major Works Data Sheet for A Midsummer Night's Dream. Submit to Turnitin.com and print out a copy.

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Compose a rough draft of your persuasive speech. Your speech should contain an opening paragraph with a thesis (what are you trying to persuade your audience to do or think?), a counter-argument paragraph, 2-3 argument paragraphs, and a closing paragraph. Type this speech and submit to Turnitin.com. Also print a copy to bring to class for peer review.

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EXTRA CREDIT
Print out the attached copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream. This is the script you will need for our play.

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Edit your critique essay and submit the final draft to Turnitin.com. Print out a copy to bring to class.

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Type your critique essay for your nonfiction book. Your essay should be typed in MLA format. Submit a digital copy of your essay to Turnitin.com. Print your essay and bring it to class on Tuesday for peer review.

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Read Red Scarf Girl pages 230 - 272 (finish the book) and complete one page of Cornell Notes.

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Complete your course registration for next year, get parent signatures, etc. and return your registration card to class on Monday.

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Read The Red Scarf Girl pages 191-229 and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook. Remember to include 15 bullet points, 5 questions, and a summary to capture the important details of this reading selection.

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Draft paragraphs 2 & 3 of the critique essay into your notebook. Follow the directions (attached).

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Read Red Scarf Girl pages 140-190 and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. Remember that your Cornell Notes should contain 5 thoughtful study questions, 15 bullet points, and a short summary for each reading selection.

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Read The Red Scarf Girl pages 100-139 and complete one page of Cornell Notes. (Remember that your Cornell Notes should contain 5 study questions, 15 bullet points, and a summary for each reading selection.)

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Read pages 52-99 in The Red Scarf Girl and complete one page of Cornell Notes. Remember you should include 5 study questions, 15 bullet points, and a short summary for the reading selection.

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Type the corrections into your Anthem essay and print out a clean copy to turn in. Submit a digital copy of your essay to Turnitin.com.

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Read pages 1-51 in The Red Scarf Girl and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.

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Type your Anthem essay that you wrote in class on Tuesday and bring the typed copy to class Friday.

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Finish reading/review Anthem -- Chapters 10-12 and answer the following questions in your notebook. (Many of your already completed chapter 10.)

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Study for your Major Works Data Sheet Test on Anthem. Any of these elements could appear on the test.

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Read chapters VII-IX (7-9) in Anthem and complete the following questions in your notebook.

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EXTRA CREDIT SPEECH ASSIGNMENT
See attached directions.
Please bring in a printed copy and e-mail a copy of your speech as well.

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Read chapters III - VI (3-6) of Anthem and complete the attached questions in your notebook.

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Study vocabulary list #11.

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Read chapter I of Anthem. Complete the reading comprehension questions for chapter I in your notebook.

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Extra Credit Assignments:
Play Critique (2 pts)--If you attended the Fall Play at DBHS, write a critique following the directions found on link on the right side of my website.
Basic Major Works Data Sheet (2 pts)--If you DID NOT ATTEND the Fall Play, but would still like to earn extra credit, follow the directions posted below to complete a Basic Major Works Data Sheet on Frankenstein (for English 2H) or on Julius Caesar (for English 2P). YOU MAY NOT DO BOTH THE CRITIQUE AND THE BASIC MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET. Pick one.
Poem for the Calliope (1 pt)--Write a poem with the theme of autonomy.
 
For either assignment, print out your work and give it to me by December 5th.

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Complete a Basic Major Works Data Sheet for Fahrenheit 451. Remember to type out your work. Print a copy to turn in AND submit a digital copy to Turnitin.com.

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Read Fahrenheit 451 pages 115-167 "Burning Bright" and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook.

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Read Fahrenheit 451 "The Sieve and the Sand" on pages 73-113 and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook.

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Read Fahrenheit 451 pages 39-72 (second half of The Hearth and the Salamander section) and complete 1 page of Cornell notes in your notebook. Remember that you should be writing down at least 10 bullet points on the right, 5 study questions on the left, and a 1-2 sentence summary at the bottom of each Cornell Notes page.

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Read Fahrenheit 451 pages 7-39 and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.

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Type a rough draft of an argumentative essay for Julius Caesar. The directions for this essay are attached.

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Read Scenes 4-5 in the Julius Caesar packet. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.

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Read scene 3 of the Julius Caesar handout and complete one page of Cornell notes in your notebook.

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Read scene 2 of Julius Caesar from the packet I handed out and complete one page of Cornell Notes.

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Read Scene 1 of Julius Caesar from the handout I gave you. Complete one page of Cornell Notes. Remember to include 15 bullet points on the right-hand side, 5 study questions on the left, and a summary of this scene on the bottom of the page. Your notes can include details on the setting, characters, plot, etc.

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Revise your biographical essay. Type in the grammar corrections from your graded essay. If you got a 3 or lower on your paper, choose a paragraph to rewrite. Think about adding more detail and using sentence variety to improve upon what you already have. Resubmit to Turnitin.com and print a new copy. You will be reading your essay to the class to introduce your partner.

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Read "Games at Twilight" on pages 139-148 in the purple literature book. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. (Remember that your notes should include 15 bullet points, 5 study questions, and a brief summary.) Write your notes in ink, please. No pencil.

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Type your biographical essay and print out a final copy. Submit an MS Word version of your paper to Turnitin.com by 7:59 a.m. on Wednesday. Bring your printed copy to class to turn in as well.

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Read "The Open Window" on pages 195-198 in the purple literature book. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook (with 15 bullet points on the right, 5 study questions on the left, and a brief summary at the bottom).

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Type and print out a copy of your biographical essay. This should be formatted in MLA Format. You need to print out a paper copy to bring to class on Monday for a peer-editing activity we will be doing.

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Read "One Thousand Dollars" beginning on page 308 in the Prentice Hall Literature book. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. Include 15 bullet points on the right, 5 study questions (or questions about things you don't understand) on the left, and a summary on the bottom of the page.

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Study for your vocabulary quiz #1. You will find the word list on my website under English 2P Sheltered handouts.

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Turn in your signed course syllabus.

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Study for your Fahrenheit 451 test. Review the notes in your notebook and the review sheets that Ms. Woods assigned.

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Extra Credit Play Review: Support the drama department by seeing By the Skin of Our Teeth and write a review of the play. Go to the sidebar on the right side of my webpage for directions on your review. Submit to Turnitin.com and print a copy. Extra Credit will be applied toward your semester grade in December.

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Read the final section in Fahrenheit 451 in "Burning Bright." Complete one page of Cornell Notes.

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Study for your grammar test on sentence parts. You will need to know: sentences, fragments, subjects (simple & complete), predicates (simple & complete), compound subjects, compound verbs, direct objects, predicate adjectives & nominatives, indirect objects, and 4 sentence types.

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Read Fahrenheit 451 pages 111-137 in Part III: "Burning Bright." Complete one page of Cornell Notes.

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Read Fahrenheit 451: Part II: The Sieve and the Sand. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook.

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Read Part I: "The Hearth & the Salamander" in Fahrenheit 451 on pages 41-68 and complete one page of Cornell Notes. Study vocabulary list #10 for a vocab. quiz on Friday.

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Read up to page 41 in Fahrenheit 451. (It's about half-way through Part I: The Hearth and the Salamander. It's after Montag and the firemen burn the old lady's house.) Complete one page of Cornell Notes.

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EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY--Enter the Linc's October Writing Contest for some extra participation points. You could win a $50 gift card. How cool is that? See the attached sheets for details. In addition to sharing your story in Google Docs with the librarian, share it with me as well so I know you entered the contest. Thanks. Have fun!

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Research information on William Shakespeare and the Renaissance (as far as what people read or watched in terms of plays, why they were interested in Greek and Roman stuff, etc.) Complete one page of Cornell Notes on your findings. Study vocabulary list #8; you will have a vocab. quiz on Friday. Additionally--Complete the worksheet I handed out on Tragic Heroes / Compare & Contrast Characters. Honors students, complete questions #3-4 on page 1000 and questions #1-3 on page 1001 in the purple literature book.

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Read Julius Caesar scenes 6-10 in the packet I gave you and complete one page of Cornell Notes in the notebook. Study vocabulary list #7 for a quiz you will have on Friday.

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Read scenes 4-5 in the Julius Caesar packet and complete one page of Cornell Notes. Study vocabulary list #6; there is a vocabulary quiz this Friday.

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Read Scene 2 & Scene 3 of the Julius Caesar packet I gave you. Complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. (Just combine scenes 2 & 3 into one page of notes--don't make two pages.) Study vocabulary list #5 for Friday's vocab. quiz.

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Complete the Reading Warm-up A worksheet you received in class. We will review it tomorrow.

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Read ACT I of Julius Caesar in the sheltered packet I gave you in class and complete one page of Cornell Notes in your notebook. Remember to study vocabulary list #4 for a quiz you will have on Friday.

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Read "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" on pages 118-134 in your purple literature book. Create one page of Cornell Notes. Also study vocabulary list #2 for a quiz on Friday, September 4th.

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Read "How Much Land Does a Man Need" on pages 339-354 in the purple textbook. Complete one page of Cornell Notes. Finish Critical Thinking questions 1-4 on page 326. We will review/discuss all of these readings and assignments on Monday.

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Complete the Critical Thinking questions #1-4 on page 292 in the purple textbook. Use your Cornell Notes to help you or look back at "There Will Come Soft Rains" for specific details. I will stamp this work on Monday. Have a great weekend. :)