The first draft of your research paper is due as follows. This means 8-10 typed pages of research with citations and a works cited page.
Periods 1,2,3: due Thursday March 20.
Periods 4, 5, 6, 7: due Friday March 21.
You will receive two grades: a completion grade, and a percentage grade. This grade will be included with your 3rd Quarter report card.
This is required for all honors students.
Due WEDNESDAY, March 19.
As a reminder, all students will need to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein over the break. Be prepared for a quiz when we return!
In addition, rough drafts of your paper are due between 3/17 and 3/19 (depending on your period). There are no exceptions to these deadlines. Papers received after the deadline will not be graded.
Congratulations to Khadijah Green who represented Wooddale High at the City Wide Grizzlies Poetry Slam and won 3rd Place!
Way to go Khadijah; we are proud of you!
Amazon 100 Books to Read
Amazon release 100 books to read in a lifetime. How many have you read? What would you add?
Yesterday, 30 of our top achieving seniors went on a field trip to see (read: experience) Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s production of Romeo and Juliet. The play, which was both well acted and well directed offered a striking interpretation of the famous tragedy that follows the titular “star crossed lovers” in their endeavor to be together despite the long running feud between their families.
This field trip came on the heels of a quarter long study of The Tragedy of Macbeth for our standard and honors students, and as part of a current unit study on Tragedy (Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Oedipus, Death of a Salesman, and A Streetcar Named Desire) for our Advanced Placement students.
Because no “field experience” would be complete without pizza, we concluded our adventure with a trip to “Garibaldis,” Germantown (who were wonderfully accommodating) for their pizza buffet (I attest that everyone got their $8.95 worth!), Karaoke, and Pac-Man.
All in all, a wonderful time was had by all and the field trip was marked a complete success.
Find handouts for your writing prompts for Mrs. Hope here: due FRIDAY 1/31
Handout for option 2: Benjamin Franklin
Essay: The selection by Defoe begins with an account of great change in London. Write an essay about a time of change in your own life or in your city, state, or country. It need not be as dramatic as the one in Defoe’s account, but it should be a significant change that has affected your life. Cite examples from the text to support all the above claims.
- Paragraph 1: start with a personal story. Set the scene. DESCRIBE the CHANGE. Use descriptive language (metaphors, imagery, etc.)
- Paragraph 2: EXPLAIN the significance of the CHANGE. Explain how it impacted your life (in at least two ways). Provide EXAMPLES (at least two per impact).
- Paragraph 3: CONNECT to the text. How does your “change” and it’s impact compare to the one described in Defoe’s selection? Provide examples (with textual evidence) of similarities and differences (at least two)
Congratulations to our New Officers:
- President: Khadijah Green
- VP: Ana Rodriguez
- Secretary: Kywra Cleaves
- Historian/Social: Tavon Baker
- Treasurer/Fundraising: Brajae Brazil
1. Homework for 1/21 – Read Defoe on Pages 591-596.
2. Homework for 1/23 – Read Boswell on Pages 655-661
DUE: 1/27: Sources in your hand
DUE: 1/28: Works Cited Page completed in MLA format.