The notes from our discussion today are linked below. Remember that we are simply building upon our commentary skills and readings of poetry like “We Real Cool” and “The Golden Shovel.” Pay special attention to speaker, subject, and tone, and the impact of each upon the thematic meaning of the poem, which you should describe. . . . → Read More: Notes: English 10 B – “Birches” & “Mannahatta”
Please gather in the following groups to share and discuss your responses to “Birches” and “Mannahatta.” Once you’ve discussed a poem, click on the link to a Google doc below and all take part in annotating the text of the poem, linking specific, highlighted text to comments in response to the questions. You may highlight . . . → Read More: English 10 B – Poetry Exercise for May 10
All, please see the handout for the Photostory and the directions for producing one in Windows Movie Maker shared with you in Google docs and linked below:
Photostory Handout and Rubric
Photostory Technical Directions
Here are the notes from our commentary lecture & discussion today in preparation for a commentary passage in Thursday’s class. Please find the notes at the link below to a Google document.
Commentary, Pt. 2
Your sheet for review in preparation for the exam is linked below.
Final Exam Review
Please find the notes on commentary writing culminating in the prompt for this weekend on pages 138-140 of The Catcher in the Rye linked below in Google Docs.
Commentary Writing – The Catcher in the Rye
An interesting piece has been published today in The New York Times covering empty, or what Holden may call “phony” speech. Stanley Fish is a famous and well-respected professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, and his piece covers “words uttered largely for the purpose of ritual performance or cheerleading or letting off . . . → Read More: English 10 – A Professor Addresses “Phony” Speech
Please find the poems for this week linked below.
We Real Cool – Gwendolyn Brooks
The Golden Shovel – Terrance Hayes
Read both poems and note any similarities and major differences during your reading on this Venn Diagram, which has also been shared with you in Google docs. D and E blocks, answer the following . . . → Read More: English 10: Poetry Readings Week Ending 1/4
Please find the notes on MLA formatting and citations at the link below. This PowerPoint is also in the English 10 B Notes folder in Classworks.
English 10 B – MLA Formatting & Citations
The notes from today’s lecture on using the outline organizer for your persuasive research essay are linked below in Google docs and have been dropped into Classworks Outbox > English 10 B > Notes in PowerPoint format. Have your outline completed for Monday.
Organizing the Persuasive Research Essay