*Please join Google Classroom (invite was sent, and class code is crgr7p8
"Russian Short Story" Group Project
*Trailers and Posters due at beginning of class on Wed Oct 12
Fast Food Nation
Link to pdf of book: (http://jhampton.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/51769044/Fast%20Food%20Nation.pdf )
*Due Thurs Oct 6:
Read Introduction to Fast Food Nation. Submit a one page summary/reflection. Can either be hand written, typed, shared through Google Docs...
*Due Wed Oct 12:
Read Chapter 1 p. 14-28
- choose 3 significant quotes from chapter. Give page #, explain what the quote means, who said it (might be Schlosser himself), why you chose it, and the significance to Fast Food Nation
*Due Fri Oct 14:
Read Chapter 2 p. 31-57
Classwork Tues Sept 27
*In addition to the below work due (with "The Signal") search for a current events article that shows a similarity to "The Signal"). Think of situations where people may be frustrated with their envirionment /situations.
Classwork Mon Sept 26
-Read "The Signal" by VM Garshin ( http://shortstoriesshort.com/story/the-signal/) Or p. 126 in our classroom books.
As a Group (or solo), submit one response to the following:
1.What happens at the end of the story? How do we as the reader know this?
2.Why did Vasily do what he did to the rails?
3.Why does Semyon do what he does at end of story?
4.What do you feel was the theme of “The Signal?” Why?
-Choose a quote from the story that you feel illustrates the Theme. (Cannot be the last line of the story)
5.Have there ever been any instances (or can you imagine there might be) where you have felt like Vasily and thought about doing something similar?
B. Conduct some basic research about Russian history (give sources). What was happening in the late 1800’s that may have affected the attitudes of the Russian authors? (How much Land?, Twenty Six Men, and The Signal)
Classwork Tues Sept 20
*Go to "Russian Short Stories" Folder below and open the "Twenty Six Men and a Girl" activity
Due Tues Sept 20
DUE Tues. Sept 20: Read "Twenty Six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky
Link: (http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/TwenSix.shtml )
Complete Reading Check ? Sheet for class on Tues Sept 20
Summer Reading "Speeches"
*Will take place in class on Wed and Thurs (9/14 and 9/15)
-You will deliver a short (1:30 - 2 minute speech) on either
A. Your Summer Reading Choice
B. Your view on the National Anthem issue (9/11 remembrance)
C. An open option (something you would like to communicate)
"Signs" nonverbal film: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qn9g1wvsgM )
Summer Reading Assessment - Due Friday 2 pm
*Summer reading response still due at 2 pm on Friday (even though Guidance is visiting). Multitasking is a great "real-world" skill. Good luck.
"How Much Land..."
*Classwork for Tues Sept 6: Read "How Much Land Does a Man Need?" by Leo Tolstoy
*Solo or with a partner:
Which 2 of our Essential Questions (attached under Class Files at bottom of page) is reflected in the themes of the story? Explain your answers.
Summer Reading Assessment
Summer Reading Assessment will take place in class on Thurs Sept 8 and Fri Sept 9.
You will be crafting an original response that will synthesize each of the following:
1. Name and briefly describe your chosen book
2. Explain how it fits the prompt (Bill Clinton quote about humanity
( http://sutton.hs.schoolfusion.us/modules/cms/pages.phtml?pageid=314965&=ee6d2c79e9ad5e88e76f1cb7d6c1f53e ),
3. Identify a personal connection between your chosen book and your life / future / beliefs
Response should be between 500-699 words
- Shared through Google Docs before 2 pm on Friday September 9
*(Rubric attached at bottom of page under Class Files)
Teachers/Education Books: http://www.topmastersineducation.com/50-best-books-for-new-teachers/
Military Books: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/military-non-fiction
2014 NonFiction Books:
2014 Fiction Books:
2016-17 Writing Prompt - Common App
Essential Questions 2016-17
2016-17 English IV Syllabus
Boston Globe editorial from High School Senior about typical English classes
Summer Reading Speech/Presentation
Summer Reading Writing Rubric
No "Homework" exist(s)