Thursday, May 1, 2014

English 10 Honors--5/5/2014

Jump Off
--Pick up the reading titled "Lord of the Flies GROUP: The Flies' Twentieth Reunion!" from the front table.  This reading is a section from Sarah Schmelling's humor book titled Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook.  We will read this piece together as a stress reliever/quick bit of review before today's assessment.

S. the C.
--oral reading of J.O. reading

--Return the J.O. reading and pick up the sheet for today's assessment ("Lord of the Flies--Novel Assessment 2014").  If you do not have your own lined paper handy, grab a few sheets while you are at the table.

Assessment -- Lord of the Flies
--Carefully read the directions and complete the exam.  Good luck!
--When you finish with the exam, pick up the following documents from the front table:
  • Thomas C. Foster's "Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion"
  • "Reading Nonfiction Document"
HW Time

--Mindfully complete Step #1, Step #2, and Step #3 of the "Reading Nonfiction Document" for Thomas C. Foster's "Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion" before the beginning of next class.  This reading is intended to help you further understand and appreciate Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and has the potential to deepen your understanding of Lord of the Flies (if you make the connection!).  However, as the chapter is a piece of nonfiction, it presents us with a good opportunity to continue honing our analysis skills (hence the "Reading Nonfiction Document").  Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion next class about your work with the reading.
--We are scheduled for full blocks in the Computer Lab on the following days: Wednesday, 5/28/2014; Friday, 5/30/2014; and Tuesday, 6/3/2014.  Plan accordingly!
--The written portion of the End-of-Course Assignment is due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 6/5/2014, which will also be the first day of in-class presentations.