Wednesday, 5.31:

Imagery
Consider:
Part of a moon was falling down the west,
Dragging the whole sky with it to the hills.
Its light poured softly in her lap. She saw it
And spread her apron to it. She put out her hand
Among the harp-like morning glory strings,
Taut with the dew from garden bed to eaves,
As if she played unheard some tenderness
That wrought on him beside her in the night.
"Warren," she said, "he has come home to die:
You needn't be afraid he'll leave you this time."
--Robert Frost, "The Death of the Hired Man"

Respond:

1. Identify the visual, auditory, and tactile images in the lines above.

2. How does the poet use imagery to prepare the reader for the announcement in lines 9-10?


Tuesday, 5.30: Book Talks
Friday, 5.26: Mrs. Young out
Thursday, 5.25: Book Talks
Wednesday, 5.24.2017
Listen to Maya Angelou's iconic poem, "Phenomenal Woman". After listening, identify the tone of her poem, and cite specific lines that provide support for that tone. Here is a link to the actual poem. What is the poet's purpose? How do you know?


Tuesday, 5.23.2017
Read the Robert Frost poem, "Out, Out--" two times through. Write a two sentence summary of the poem. What is your personal reaction to the poem? Finally, identify two literary devices used in the poem and an example of each. How do the devices affect the author's purpose?

Monday, 5.22.2017
What are you reading for your classic choice? Where are you and what is happening at this point? Do you like your choice--why or why not? Is there anything you're finding confusing?

Friday, 5.19.2017
Freewrite
Thursday, 5.18.2017
Tone
Consider:
And I started to play. It was so beautiful. I was so caught up in how lovely I looked that at first I didn't worry how I would sound. So it was a surprise to me when I hit the first wrong note and I realized something didn't sound quite right. And then I hit another and another followed that. A chill started at the top of my head and began to trickle down. Yet I couldn't stop playing, as though my hands were bewitched. I kept thinking my fingers would adjust themselves back, like a train switching to the right track. I played this strange jumble through two repeats, the sour notes staying with me all the way to the end.
--Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

Respond:

1. How does the narrator's attitude toward her performance change in the passage?

2. How does the author's use of detail, diction, and imagery reveal the narrator's changing attitude?

Apply:

Write a paragraph about an outing or situation that turned out badly. In your paragraph, express a change in tone. Begin with a positive tone and end with a tone of disappointment. Use detail, diction, and imagery to create the changing tone.





Wednesday, 5.17.2017
DGP post assessment


Tuesdsay, 5.16.2017



the new auditorium was dedicated on april 16 2014 after nearly two decades of construction

Monday, 5.15.2017

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  • Do you like Nicki Minaj as an artist/celebrity/person? If no, does this news change your opinion of her? Why or why not? If yes, how does this news make you feel?

  • What is your opinion on celebrities performing philanthropic actions such as this one? Are there any negative qualities in celebrities giving money to good causes such as this? Or is it entirely positive?

  • If you were a celebrity with lots of money, do you think you would try to do philanthropic things for people (i.e. would you try to regularly give money to good causes)? Explain your reasoning.






Friday, 5.5.2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/us/maryland-couple-youtube-prank-videos.html
Reactions/thoughts following article/video?


Thursday, 5.2.17--parts 3&4
may would certainly have called him common looking


Wednesday, 5.3.17 [syntax]
Consider:

Brother, continue to listen.

You say that you are sent to instruct us how to worship the Great Spirit agreeably to his mind; and, if we do not take hold of the religion which you white people teach, we shall be unhappy hereafter. You say that you are right and we are lost. How do we know this to be true?

~Chief Red Jacket, "Chief Red Jacket Rejects a Change of Religion"

Respond:

1. The words you say are repeated several times in the sentence. What is the repetition's function?


2. The question at the end of the passage is a rhetorical question. What attitude towards the audience is expressed by the use of the rhetorical question?


Tuesday, 5.2.17--parts 1&2
may would certainly have called him common looking

NO journal Friday, 4.28 or Monday, 5.1

Thursday, 04.27.17


alba and reid were invited to interview for jobs with a local accounting firm

Wednesday, 04.26.17
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  • What is going on in this picture?

  • What do you see that makes you say that?

  • What more can you find?



This week’s image comes from the 2016 slide show “World-Class Photojournalism, at Home in the South Bronx” on the Lens blog. The original caption reads:
  • After grueling traffic at the Qalandia checkpoint, a young man enjoyed a cigarette in his car as traffic finally cleared on the last evening of Ramadan. He was taking home a sheep for the Eid celebration. West Bank.
Tanya Habjouqa is the photographer. Her collection “Occupied Pleasures” features this photo, along with eight others. Here’s how she describes the collection’s theme:
  • Occupied Pleasures presents a nuanced, multi-dimensional portrayal of humanity’s ability to find pleasure in the face of trying circumstances in Occupied West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza. Occupied Pleasures straddles passive and active meanings: to be occupied under Israel, and to occupy oneself, joyfully and defiantly, in pastime and simple pleasures.


Tuesday, 04.25.17
Make the necessary changes to the following sentences:
1. Though neither Tom or even Daisy herself were aware of this light...
2. In this novel we will be able to grasp on his use of figurative languages and understand his novel better.
3. The quote is trying to say that Gatsby saw a green light at the end of the dock, meaning it represents Gatsby's hopes and dreams of winning Daisy over.
4. The Great Gatsby captures every literary device, but the main focus are symbols and foreshadowing.
5. These things are essential because they bring the story full circle...
6. Fitzgerald uses irony in order to catch the reader's attention and to flourish their minds.
7. That was to show how Gatsby feels about Daisy.

Monday, 04.24.17
Unicorn Frapp
1. Did you try it?
2. Why do you think this unicorn fad in food is gaining popularity?

Friday, 04.21.17
[Syntax]
Consider:
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow
Die not, poor Death; nor yet canst thou kill me.
From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
Much pleasure, then from thee much more must flow;

-- John Donne, "Death be not Proud"

Respond:
1. What is the effect of opening the first sentence with the imperative mood of the verb to be?
2. In the first clause of the second sentence, the verb is understood: in the second clause of this sentence, the subject is understood. What verb is omitted? What subject is omitted? What effect does this have on the meaning of the lines?

Thursday, 04.20.17
neither yours nor any mans death is needed to consummate the series of my being and accomplish that which must be done but it requires my own (death)(from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley)
1. Label sentence types
2. Punctuation


Wednesday, 04.19.17
United Airlines

In your journal, write down your reactions to this situation.


Tuesday, 04.18.17
neither yours nor any mans death is needed to consummate the series of my being and accomplish that which must be done but it requires my own (death)(from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley)1. Identify parts of speech
2. Identify sentence parts
Monday, 04.17.17
Journal about how you are going to finish out the semester successfully and strong.

Thursday, 04.06.17
Grammar and Writing


Wednesday, 04.05.17


1. Reactions? Do you agree or disagree with any of his points?
2. What do YOU believe is the "issue" with millennials?
....is there even an issue?

Monday, 04.03.17
Bowery
1. What do you think about this technique? Could this be the future of farming? Would you eat this produce?

Thursday, 03.23.17
the involuntary start everyone gave proved how much Morcerf's narrative had impressed them and albert himself could not wholly refrain from manifesting sudden emotion(from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas)
1. Label sentence types
2. Punctuation


Wednesday, 03.22.17
5 years ago, Gatsby thought that he could reinvent himself in order to win over Daisy. Think about where you were 5 years ago. Then, think about where you are now. I don't mean geographically, but as a person.
Next, write about who you want to be in 5 years. What do you want to be true about you? Graduating from a certain school? In line for a certain job? Married? Running your own business?


Tuesday, 03.21.17
the involuntary start everyone gave proved how much Morcerf's narrative had impressed them and albert himself could not wholly refrain from manifesting sudden emotion(from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas)

1. Identify parts of speech
2. Identify sentence parts


Monday, 03.20.17
Budget Cuts and Schools
1. What do you think about this? Thoughts?
2. If your after school activities lost funding, what would you life be like?


Thursday, 03.16.17
Comma exercise on Google Slides: Writing Resources > Grammar & Sentence Structure > Comma
  • Choose 1 example sentence from each slide. Copy that sentence and include the commas in the proper places.



Wednesday, 03.15.17

1. Reflect on Kid President's question: What are you teaching the world?
2. What do you wish to learn in school?


Tuesday, 03.14.17
Grammar exercise on Google Slides: Writing Resources > Grammar & Sentence Structure > Sentence Parts

Monday, 03.13.17

1. Typically Disney movies are geared towards children. How does this version appeal to children and adults?
2. While Gatsby wasn't studied in high schools when it was initially published, why would it be worth studying in high school? How could young adults find meaning in it relevant to their lives?


Thursday, 03.09.17
ernest hemingway author of a farewell to arms died in ketchum idaho on july 2 1961 at the age of 61
1. Identify clauses, sentence type, and purpose (Wed. notes in packet)
2. Add correct punctuation and capitalization (Thurs. notes in packet)
Wednesday, 03.08.17
Create a t-chart, one side (+) and another (-)
1. Reflect and write: what have been the most helpful/enjoyable things we've done in class, what have been the least helpful/enjoyable things. What areas are your strengths and what would you like more help with?
2. Respond: What would you like to do more in class? Group work? Independent work? Reading circles?


Tuesday, 03.07.17
ernest hemingway author of a farewell to arms died in ketchum idaho on july 2 1961 at the age of 61

1. Identify parts of speech (Mon. notes in packet)
2. Identify sentence parts (Tues. notes in packet)

Monday, 03.06.17
Snap Chat - CNN
1. Would you want to invest in Snapchat? Why or why not.
2. Snapchat attracts a younger audience, but they are decreasing in users. How could Snapchat appeal to an older audience? Write a paragraph persuading someone post-college to use Snapchat.

Friday, 03.03.17


Reflection:
1. Do you think this is feasible to accomplish in the U.S.? Cary?
2. What could be problematic about Solar (freakin') Roadways?


Monday, 02.27.17 - Current Event
NFL Bad Joke Telling
1. What is your kind of humor? Who/what makes you laugh?
2. When's the last time you laughed uncontrollably? What happened.


Thursday, 02.23.17 - DGP
fernand" cried mercedes "i believed you were good hearted and i was mistaken"
(from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas)1. Identify clauses, sentence type, and purpose for the DIALOGUE portion of the sentence (Wed. notes in packet)2. Add correct punctuation and capitalization (Thurs. notes in packet)



Wednesday, 02.22.17 - Journal Entry
Abstract Quiz
1. Take the Quiz
2. Record your results
3. Reflect: Do you think abstractly? Do you agree with your results? Why or why not?


Tuesday, 02.21.17 - DGP
"fernand" cried mercedes "i believed you were good hearted and i was mistaken"
(from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas)
1. Identify parts of speech (Mon. notes in packet)
2. For the dialogue portion, identify sentence parts (Tues. notes in packet)
Edit the following sentences. For example, you may need to add or delete punctuation, rearrange words, or spell words correctly.
1. Without our managers direction the customers would be waiting in lines longer then if they have to.
2. They also to speed up the process expedited the wait line so we headed to the front.
3. My biggest petpeeve at my job is when the kids dont listen to us, most of all I absolutely abominate when they lie about have homework!


Monday, 02.20.17 - Current Event
"Why pointing your phone at critical documents is a bad idea" (CNN)
1. Did you ever think about how many different places your phone's camera and microphone can be connected to?
2. Are your accounts as protected as it should be?


Wednesday, 02.15.17 - Journal
1. What is your love language? How do you feel encouraged/cared for by others the best?
2. Which love languages do you NOT like?
  • Words of Affirmation - you like it when people give you compliments or notice something you did (in writing or verbally)
  • Acts of Service - actions speak louder than words
  • Receiving Gifts - large or small (for special occasions or just because it's Wednesday)
  • Quality Time - undivided attention (quality is better than quantity)
  • Physical Touch - hugs, pat on the back


Tuesday, 02.14.17 - DGP
Write a Valentine's Day haiku (5-7-5 syllable pattern).

Monday, 02.13.17 - Current Event
If you watched the Grammys or read any of the headlines, many artists used their opportunity on stage to address something political. If you had won a Grammy and had to deliver a speech (with aplomb :)), would you leverage your platform to voice something of importance? What would you say? Write at least a paragraph!


Friday, 02.10.17 - Voice Lesson
[Diction]

Consider:

An aged man is but a paltry thing
A tattered coat upon a stick...

--W.B. Yeats, "Sailing to Byzantium"

Respond:

1. What picture is created by the use of the word tattered?
2. By understanding the connotations of the word tattered, what do we understand about the persona's attitude toward an aged man?
3. List three adjectives that can be used to describe a pair of shoes. Each adjective should connote a different feeling about the shoes.

Thursday, 02.09.17 - DGP
phileas fogg got up took his hat in his left hand put it on his head with an automatic motion and went off without a word(from Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne)

1. Identify clauses, sentence type, and purpose (Wed. notes in the packet)
2. Add correct punctuation and capitalization (Thurs. notes in the packet)


Wednesday, 02.08.17 - Journal Entry

1. Why do you think those people thought it was okay to take photos at/in/on/against the memorial?
2. Do you think the artist reacted appropriately? Do you think he was too harsh? What would you have done?

Tuesday, 02.07.17 - DGP
phileas fogg got up took his hat in his left hand put it on his head with an automatic motion and went off without a word(from Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne)

1. Identify parts of speech (Mon. notes in the packet)
2. Identify sentence parts (Tues. notes in the packet)

Monday, 02.06.17 - Current Event

1. Do you think this was an effective commercial?
2. This commercial garnered great controversy. Why do you think so?

Friday, 02.03.17 - Voice Lesson
[detail]
Consider:
An old man, Don Tomasito, the baker, played the tuba. When he blew into the huge mouthpiece, his face would turn purple and his thousand wrinkles would disappear as his skin filled out. ~Alberto Alvaro Rios, "The Iguana Killer"

Respond:
1. The first sentence is a general statement. How does the second sentence enrich and intensify the first?

2. Contrast the second sentence with the following:
When he blew the tuba, his face turned purple and his cheeks puffed out.
Which sentence more effectively expresses an attitude toward Tomasito? What is that attitude and how is it communicated?

Apply:
Describe someone jumping over a puddle. Your first sentence should be general, stating the action simply. Your second sentence should clarify and intensify the action through detail.


Thursday, 02.02.17 - DGP
oh what have i done to be blessed with such friends(from Dracula by Bram Stoker)1. Identify sentence parts2. Identify clauses (independent, adverb dependent, adjective dependent, noun dependent), sentence type (simple, compound, complex, compound-complex), and purpose (declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, imperative).3. Add correct punctuation and capitalization.
Wednesday, 02.01.17 - Journal Entry
1. What does "failure" mean to you? In other words, how would you define "failure"?
2. Watch video (from Business Insider)

Reflection Questions:
1. What do you think about Sara Blakely's definition? Does it change your approach to your biggest ambition?
2. Do you have a fear of failing? Of what? What about that failure makes you fearful?



Tuesday, 01.31.17 - DGP

oh what have i done to be blessed with such friends(from Dracula by Bram Stoker)1. Identify parts of speech
2. Identify sentence parts

Monday, 01.30.17 - Current Event
1. Read (individually): "Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration: What We Know and What We Don’t" (NY Times)
2. Watch (whole class): Protests at J.F.K. Against Immigration Ban

Reflection Questions:
1. What did you know about the immigration ban prior to reading the article?
2. What do you think about the immigration ban? Reactions?


Thursday, 01.26.17 - DGP