Monday, January 8, 2018

High School Homework 1/8

Tropes for week 18
Antimetabole- is a literary and rhetorical device in which a phrase or sentence is repeated, but in reverse order. Writers or speakers use antimetabole for effect-calling attention to the words, or demonstrating that reality is not always what it seems by using the reversal of words. “Fair is foul and foul is fair.”
Chiasmus- Chiasmus is a rhetorical device in which two or more clauses are balanced against each other by the reversal of their structures in order to produce an artistic effect.
 “Never let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You.”


“It is not the oath that makes us believe the man,
but the man the oath.”- Aeschylus


The Difference Between Chiasmus and Antimetabole

An antimetabole is the repetition of words in consecutive clauses, but in an inverted or transposed order. For example:

In examples of chiasmus, however, the words and phrases are not repeated.

10th Grade:
Vocabulary Unit 11 and Tropes Quiz 1/12
Greek 14 A due 1/10, 14B due 1/12
**Extension due date for "The Knight's Tale" questions or annotations due 1/9

Modern Lit:
Reading: Hamlet 3.4, catch up on questions
Vocabulary Unit 11 and Tropes Quiz 1/12
Abcedarian Poem and Hamlet questions due 1/12

AP Lit:
3 paragraph analysis of "Mediation 17" due 1/9
Reading and Annotation: "50 Years Later: Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls."
Vocabulary Unit 11 and Tropes Quiz 1/12

8th Grade Homework and Classwork for 1/8-1/12

Monday, January 8, 2018
1.       First day back from break
2.       Board Work: Written response
3.       Go over calendar items  and agenda for the next three weeks
a.       Two weeks until Finals week starts
                                                              i.      No school Friday of finals for semester end
                                                            ii.      ½ Day Thurs of finals week
b.      Beginning Animal Farm
4.       Latin 5
a.       Pass out packet and go over due dates
5.       Spelling and vocab week ¾- Take out paper, go over due dates
a.       Go over vocab and phrases
6.       Pass out grammar pages
7.       Animal Farm- pass out papers
a.             Author: read and highlight key items
c.       Hand out the books and take down numbers
d.            Homework: Look up terms and keep in journal:
                                                              i.      Satire
                                                            ii.      Fable
                                                          iii.      Allegory
                                                           iv.      Fairy Tale

Homework:  definitions, Latin A

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
1.       Board Work:
a.       Winston Grammar 60: 1
b.      Figures of Speech: 1-2
                                                              i.      Notes in Grammar Section- these will be on the final exam
c.       Close Reading: 2 per day
2.       Homework: check off definitions:
3.       Starting the novel Animal Farm
e.             Background info: read through-Russian Revolution
 Homework: Latin A.  Russian Revolution packet reading and highlighting

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
1.       Board Work:
a.       Figures of Speech: 3-4
2.       Poem Wednesday:
a.       “Ozymadias”
3.       Latin A
a.       Check off and go over
4.       Animal Farm
a.       Begin reading chapter 1 ---9 pages
                                                              i.      Dialectical journal directions-
Homework: Finish Reading ch 1. Latin B

Thursday, January 11, 2018
1.       Board Work:
a.       Winston Grammar: 60: 2
b.      Figures of Speech: 5-6
c.       Close Reading: 2 per day
2.       Continue reading: Animal Farm
b.      Discuss Reading: Chapter 1
a.       Read ch. 2- 9 pages
                                                           iv.      Together aloud in class
Homework: Latin B. Finish ch 2

Friday, January 12, 2018
1.       Board Work:
a.       Winston Grammar 60: 3-4
b.      Figures of Speech: 7-8
c.       Close Reading: 2 per day
2.       Latin B
a.       Check of and go over
3.       Animal Farm
a.       Discuss ch 2
b.      Read ch. 3- 8pages
c.       Read Ch.4- 6 pages

Homework: Read ch 4. Latin C

Monday, December 4, 2017

Homework 12/4

8th Grade:
Spelling and Phrases: Unit 7 and 8 on Friday 12/8
Reading: Finish Act 3:2
Latin II 4C due 12/6, Latin II 4D due 12/8

Modern Lit:
Vocabulary Unit 9 and Tropes quiz 12/8
Hamlet Abcedarien poem project (start the first 5 letters)

10th Grade:
Vocabulary Unit 9 and Tropes quiz 12/8
Greek: 12C due 12/6, 12D due 12/8

AP Lit
Vocabulary Unit 9 and Tropes quiz 12/8
Hamlet Abcedarien poem project (start the first 5 letters)

Friday, November 10, 2017


Poem Practice.  Recitation begins on Monday!

Modern Lit:
Rough draft of essay due 11/13, Final due 11/17

8th grade:
Detailed outline due 11/13.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Homework 11/6-11/7

All classes should be working on Poetry Out Loud recitation practice.  Poems should be memorized already.  If poems are not memorized, students must do so immediately. 

8th Grade:
Reading: Finish the last 5 pages of Fahrenheit 451.  Students need to respond to the handout provided on Thursday.  In class students were to write 9 bullet-ed responses to the discussion questions (choose 3, 3 responses each).  3 of the responses needed to be quotes from the text. 
Grammar: exercise 5 LOF 7-12 due 11/8

Modern Lit:
Grammar exercise 5: 1-15 11/8
Writing: Draft due 10/13, final due 10/17
Vocabulary Unit 7 test 11/10

10th Grade:
Reading pages 20-30 in SGGK for 11/7
Grammar: ex 5 all due 11/8
Vocabulary Unit 7 test 11/10

AP Lit
Reading: Act 3 in ADH for 11/9
Vocabulary Unit 7 11/10

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week 9 homework

If poems for poetry Out Loud are not memorized, students must put the time in this week and weekend to complete this task.  Poems were to be memorized NLT  10/27.  Recitations occur 11/13.

8th Grade:
Latin 3C and 3D are due 10/30 and 11/1.
Spelling/Phrases/Latin quiz on 11/2

10th Grade:
Synthesis final draft due 11/1
Vocabulary Unit 6 test 11/2
Greek 11A due 11/1

Modern Lit:
Drafting of Unit 1 Essay test due 11/2
Vocabulary Unit 6 due 11/2

Vocabulary Unit 6 test 11/2
Practice test #1 in class

Friday, October 27, 2017

Poetry Out Loud recitation practice and memorization.  Poems should be memorized, or nearly memorized.  Students should be working on voicing and pacing of their chosen poems.

8th Grade:
Reading: to page 125 in the red book +Journal entries (3)
***Reading quiz Monday*****
Latin II: 3C due MONDAY 10/30

10th Grade:
Writing: Type synthesis essay.  typed draft two is due Monday 10/30  Final draft is due 11/1.

Modern Lit:
Writing: Detailed outline for essay response Unit 1 test:
Critic Roland Barthes argues that, “Literature is the question minus the answer.” Considering Barthes’ observation, analyze the central question that A Farewell to Arms raises—and the extent to which it offers any answers. Explain how the author’s treatment of this question affects the thematic impact/relevance/dissonance of the work.  As always, use evidence to support your thesis.  Essay will be approximately 1200-1500 words.  Detailed outline is due 10/30, drafting is due 11/2.
Important considerations:

Heroes: Although it is one of the most famous war novels ever written, A Farewell to Arms does not glorify war or exhibit traditional portraits of war heroes.

Symbols/Structure: Ernest Hemingway's novel A Farewell to Arms (1929) is structured in such a way that symbols and syntax replace human emotions.

War/love/death/life/birth: The function of love and war in society.

AP Literature:
Reading: Read Act 2 in "A Doll's House" and answer associated questions