Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Week 4 - 2/19/2018

Happy Winter Carnival!!

You're going to need some tools to get through the week.  For one, the weekly agenda.

And don't forget that Tuesday is the due date for our Poetry Out Loud poem analysis essay.  You might need the list of tone words again.

We're working on two assignments for The CrucibleWorksheet #1 and the character biography.  To cite your research for the biography, use this MLA Works Cited guide.

We have also begun reading a non-fiction book.  Be sure you have access to the reading schedule and the reading journal prompts for your book so you can stay caught up during vacation:

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild.
Wes Moore, The Other Wes Moore.
Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle.

And remember to keep working on memorizing your poem.  We'll try reciting them in early March!

Week 3 (2/12/2018)

It's Tech Week in the LRTC!

This is a retroactive post, but it gives you access to the agenda for the week of 2/12/2018 and some other documents.

For example, if you want to go back over the Bradford's history of the Pilgrims or Charles Mann's explanation of why Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag made a peace treaty with the Pilgrims, you can do that.

Maybe you want to get make-up credit for the career fair?  You'll probably need a copy of the questions.  Or maybe you're looking for a copy of the college fair questions?

If you want make-up credit for vocabulary sentences, you'll need Vocabulary #2 words.

Of course, we're reading The Crucible almost every day.  Fortunately, the text is available online.  And so is Crucible Worksheet #1.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Week 2 - 2/5/2018

So far, so good!  (Super Bowl excepted.  We're not talking about that.)

Here's the weekly agenda.
And the weekly duties for the semester.

The stories we are reading are available via the following links:
You have a choice of writing prompts for the Welty story.

Vocabulary 1 sentences are due.  Do you need the words and definitions?

Monday's lesson includes a number of Poetry Out Loud handouts and an assignment.  Reprints are available through the links below.  Take some time to play on the poetryoutloud.org website on the Find Poems page.  Try to find a poem that speaks to you--something you're willing to spend some time with--by the end of class on Friday.  We're going to be reading them aloud, writing about them, and memorizing them over the next month.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Week 1 - Jan. 30, 2018

Happy Spring Semester!

Welcome to Mr. Lang's English 11 CTP.  I can't wait to get started.  One of the things I love best about this class is it's a chance for me to share some of the writing I care most about.  And sometimes, sometimes my students get excited by the same things that move me.  Sharing is caring!

I'm going to do my darnedest to keep this page up to date.  I'll still give you handouts in class, but if you lose them, or if you forget them, or if Mom is being a pain and wants to see what you're working on, you will have access and can keep working from home (or wherever you are).

For example, if you've already lost or misplaced the syllabus, you can always access this one.  And here's the movie permission slip.

Every week, I will also post the weekly agenda here.

And on Thursday, you will get the list of words for our first vocabulary unit.  If you want to get a head start, go for it!  For basic credit, write 7 original sentences that show the meaning of any seven of the words.  If you want extra credit, do all 15.    For full credit, turn them in on Monday, Feb. 5.

The first two stories we are reading are Louise Erdrich's "The Shawl" (for Thursday) and John Updike's "A&P" (for Friday).

If you wanted to see those poems again, here they are: