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Homework and Announcements
The Great Gatsby/1920s Project
Helpful link for MLA and PowerPoints:
Link to Frederick Douglass Vocabulary
MLA Literary Analysis - Helpful Links
1. "We Wear the Mask" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173467
2. MLA Style: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
3. Sample paper: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf
4. Writing a thesis statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R0ivCaLtnY
5. Writing a literary analysis: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/697/1
6. Research: scdiscus.org
7. In-text citations -- See instructions below:
MLA Documentation: Using Parenthetical Citations
Give the sources of your information in parentheses as close as possible to the material you are documenting--at a natural pause or at the end of a sentence. Your parenthetical citation must give enough information to identify a source in your list of works cited; it must also give the page number on which you found the information.
The following examples illustrate two types of parenthetical references you will probably use for this assignment.
(1) Wyman mentions that German miners in the sixteenth century used dowsing to find silver, copper, and lead (47).
(2) German miners in the sixteenth century used dowsing to find silver, copper, and lead (Wyman 47).
[Note: If you are citing lines of poetry, use the word line or lines in your first reference and in subsequent references cite the numbers only.]
(1) “That the wind came out of the cloud, chilling / And killing my Annabel Lee” (lines 25-26).
(2) “In her tomb by the side of the sea” (41).
Online Versions of The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter - Electronic Versions
1. PDF: http://www.planetpublish.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/The_Scarlet_Letter_T.pdf
2. Available on Kindle and iBooks.
3. Audio Books are available on Youtube.com by chapter. For example, Ch. 1-2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnfaAZu0fNE
The Scarlet Letter - Chapter Presentations - Due 11/13-12/9
Chapter Presentations for The Scarlet Letter
All chapter presentations are due on the date they are assigned. You will receive a zero if you do not present on the assigned day. You will receive a zero if you are absent, unless it is an excused absence. This project will count for two project grades. Each part counts for 25 percent of the project grade.
Part 1: Summarize your chapter. Be prepared to speak for 3-5 minutes. Provide a complete plot summary and demonstrate how your chapter fits in with what we have read so far. You must have examples of literary strategies such as irony, satire, symbolism, etc. Describe the actions of the major characters. In addition to your summary, be prepared to answer questions about your chapter. Explain important vocabulary. Plagiarism will result in a grade of zero for Part 1.
Part 2: Select one of the following options:
A. Make a poster of a major scene from your chapter and explain the scene to the class.
B. Think of a creative way to present information from your chapter to the class. You can create a map, graphic organizer, Prezi, sociogram, PowerPoint, or any other type of visual aid. You could even act out a major scene. The more creative the better!
You will be graded on the quality/effectiveness of your visual aid.
Part 3: Read a 3-5 paragraph key passage from your chapter and explain its significance in the novel.
Part 4: Create four questions for your audience. Incorporate these into your lesson. Test audience knowledge! Don’t be afraid to call on people to answer! Extra points: Create an activity that allows the entire class to participate.
Presentation date: _________
Links for 10/19
Formal Debate Rubric
Link to Salem Court Documents
Link to Salem Court Documents:
Vocabulary Practice Link
Helpful Links for Article Critique
1. MLA Format: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
2. Sample Paper for general MLA Format: http://www.dianahacker.com/pdfs/hacker-Daly-MLA.pdf
News Article - Due 9/16/15
CP2 and Honors:
Bring a printed copy of a news article to class Wednesday, 9/16/15. This article should be related to a current issue or problem in society.
Biography Book Cover Project
The Biography Book Cover Project is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 8/25/15. Additional information can be found under "Files" on this School Fusion page.
Remind.com Text Messages
Text message reminders about major projects, homework, and upcoming tests/quizzes are available through remind.com. To sign up, visit http://www.remind.com/join and enter the class code:
English III Honors: To receive messages via text, text @8da3e to 81010 .
English III CP1 and CP2: To receive messages via text, text @8909 to 81010 .
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