Modern Fiction – April 23, 2019

-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Tales For Tots (Due Friday, April 26th)

*If absent, download the project here: Tales For Tots Rubric

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-Book Talks

*Student book talks will begin on Wednesday, April 3rd

*Each student will present once for 10 points

*If absent, student will present the next day present

Monday, April 15 = Jante
Tuesday, April 16 = Luis
Wednesday, April 17 = Mackenzie
Thursday, April 18 = Amir
Friday, April 19 = Emma K.

Monday, April 22 = DeeJay
Tuesday, April 23 =  Timothy
Wednesday, April 24 =  Nadia
Thursday, April 25 =  Carys
Friday, April 26 =  Keegan

*Book talk guidelines: Book Talk Guidelines


-The Future Is Now (Revisited) – DUE 4-22-19

*In-class essay

*If absent, download the requirements: The Future Is Now: Revisited


-Reading Log 

*You can download a reading log here: Daily Reading Log

*1,000 pages due by the end of the quarter

*Hard copies of the daily reading logs can be found on the table in front of my desk

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-Genre Requirement By End of Semester (50 pts Total/10 pts Per Genre)

• Read at least one book from five of the following genres …

o Young Adult Genre
o Graphic Novel Genre
o Fantasy/Horror Genre
o Science Fiction Genre
o Nonfiction Genre
o Contemporary Fiction Genre
o Classic Literature Genre

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Freshman English – April 23, 2019

-MAP Testing 

*Wednesday and Thursday of this week

*Check your email for the score you are trying to beat …

*Anyone who matches or beats their winter score gets a personalized drawing

*If 85% of the class matches or beats their score, Mr. Foley will take a whip cream pie to the face

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-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Of Mice and Men

*Film study

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College Literature – April 23, 2019

-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Read Ayn Rand’s Anthem — Chapters 6-12

*Read Chapters 6 through 12 (the end of the book) by Thursday

*Be prepared for a reading quiz/discussion day on Thursday

*The following questions are not required, but they will aid your comprehension …

Chapter 6

1. Why was Equality put in the Palace of Corrective Detention?

2. How was he treated in the Palace?

3. Why was he able to escape from the Palace, and why was it suddenly necessary to escape?

4. Why did Equality not try to escape earlier?

5. In this chapter, how does Equality refer to the pages that he has been writing?

Chapter 7

6. Why does Equality say, ” We are old now, yet we were young this morning . . .?”

7. What happened when Equality presented his discovery to the World Council of Scholars?

8. When Ayn Rand writes, “for their eyes were still, and small, and evil,” what does she really mean? How do you know this?

9. Why is the World Council of Scholars concerned about Equality’s discovery?

10. Where does Equality go and why?

Chapter 8

11. Why does Equality experience a pride in eating?

12. What else does Equality discover in the Forest?

13. Why is he not concerned about being one of the Damned?

Chapter 9

14. Who follows Equality into the Forest and why?

15. What discoveries do they make in the Forest?

16. Explain the importance of the following statement: “There is no danger in solitude.”

Chapter 10

17. What discovery do they make in this chapter – left over from the Unmentionable Times?

18. What does Equality seem to be searching for? Why does he keep writing?

Chapter 11

19. “I am. I think. I will” What is the significance of those words? Explain fully.

20. Explain what Equality means by the creed of corruption?

Chapter 12

21. Why does Equality believe that people require names?

22. What name does he choose for himself and why?

23. What name does he suggest for Liberty and why?

24. How is Equality able to learn so much in the House in the Forest?

25. What did Equality learn about slavery and freedom? Why did men give up their freedom once they earned it?

26. What is the sacred word and why is it so important?

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Modern Fiction – April 22, 2019

-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Tales For Tots (Due Friday, April 26th)

*If absent, download the project here: Tales For Tots Rubric

Image result for reading to child


-Book Talks

*Student book talks will begin on Wednesday, April 3rd

*Each student will present once for 10 points

*If absent, student will present the next day present

Monday, April 15 = Jante
Tuesday, April 16 = Luis
Wednesday, April 17 = Mackenzie
Thursday, April 18 = Amir
Friday, April 19 = Emma K.

Monday, April 22 = DeeJay
Tuesday, April 23 =  Timothy
Wednesday, April 24 =  Nadia
Thursday, April 25 =  Carys
Friday, April 26 =  Keegan

*Book talk guidelines: Book Talk Guidelines


-The Future Is Now (Revisited) – DUE 4-22-19

*In-class essay

*If absent, download the requirements: The Future Is Now: Revisited


-Reading Log 

*You can download a reading log here: Daily Reading Log

*1,000 pages due by the end of the quarter

*Hard copies of the daily reading logs can be found on the table in front of my desk

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-Genre Requirement By End of Semester (50 pts Total/10 pts Per Genre)

• Read at least one book from five of the following genres …

o Young Adult Genre
o Graphic Novel Genre
o Fantasy/Horror Genre
o Science Fiction Genre
o Nonfiction Genre
o Contemporary Fiction Genre
o Classic Literature Genre

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Freshman English – April 22, 2019

-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Of Mice and Men

*Film study

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College Literature – April 22, 2019

-Vocabulary List #25

introspective = inward looking
intervene = come between
subordinate = lower
belligerent = warring
credible = believable
euphemism = pleasant name
benefactor = helper
magnate = powerful person
circumvent = get around
narcolepsy = attacks of sleep

*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Read Ayn Rand’s Anthem — Chapters 6-12

*Read Chapters 6 through 12 (the end of the book) by Thursday

*Be prepared for a reading quiz/discussion day on Thursday

*The following questions are not required, but they will aid your comprehension …

Chapter 6

1. Why was Equality put in the Palace of Corrective Detention?

2. How was he treated in the Palace?

3. Why was he able to escape from the Palace, and why was it suddenly necessary to escape?

4. Why did Equality not try to escape earlier?

5. In this chapter, how does Equality refer to the pages that he has been writing?

Chapter 7

6. Why does Equality say, ” We are old now, yet we were young this morning . . .?”

7. What happened when Equality presented his discovery to the World Council of Scholars?

8. When Ayn Rand writes, “for their eyes were still, and small, and evil,” what does she really mean? How do you know this?

9. Why is the World Council of Scholars concerned about Equality’s discovery?

10. Where does Equality go and why?

Chapter 8

11. Why does Equality experience a pride in eating?

12. What else does Equality discover in the Forest?

13. Why is he not concerned about being one of the Damned?

Chapter 9

14. Who follows Equality into the Forest and why?

15. What discoveries do they make in the Forest?

16. Explain the importance of the following statement: “There is no danger in solitude.”

Chapter 10

17. What discovery do they make in this chapter – left over from the Unmentionable Times?

18. What does Equality seem to be searching for? Why does he keep writing?

Chapter 11

19. “I am. I think. I will” What is the significance of those words? Explain fully.

20. Explain what Equality means by the creed of corruption?

Chapter 12

21. Why does Equality believe that people require names?

22. What name does he choose for himself and why?

23. What name does he suggest for Liberty and why?

24. How is Equality able to learn so much in the House in the Forest?

25. What did Equality learn about slavery and freedom? Why did men give up their freedom once they earned it?

26. What is the sacred word and why is it so important?

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College Literature – April 19, 2019

-Vocabulary List #24
advocate = speak for
retribution = revenge
resurgence = rising again
condescend = lower oneself
irrevocable = beyond recall
elucidate = explain
eccentricity = oddness
cognizant = aware
urbane = sophisticated
inanimate = lifeless
*There will be a quiz Friday over these stems and their definitions (20 pts.)

 


-BrainPop Deadline

*All BrainPops due no later than Wednesday, May 15.  None will be accepted after that date.

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-Continue Reading Ayn Rand’s Anthem

*Read pages 17-62 by this Friday

*Be prepared for a reading quiz/discussion day on Friday

*If you want to check your comprehension, see if you can answer the following questions …

Ch. I

1. In what is Equality writing? (i.e., what format is he writing?)

2. Describe Equality’s physical appearance.

3. What is Equality’s curse?

4. Compare the Home of the Infants, the Home of the Students, and the Home of the Street Sweepers.

5. Why was Equality pleased with his Life Mandate?

6. Describe a typical day in Equality’s life.

7. What is ironic about the Social Meeting?

8. Why are friends forbidden?

9. What is Equality’s crime?

10. Why does Equality feel no shame in committing his crime?

11. Describe the government and institutions where Equality lives.

Ch. II
12. What does Equality mean when he says, “They”?

13. Who is Liberty and what does she do?

14. What is a Transgression of Preference? How did Equality commit such a transgression or transgressions?

15. What is the Time of Mating? Why does Equality think of being sent to the Palace of Mating as being a “shameful matter”?

16. How are children raised in Equality’s society?

17. Why doesn’t Liberty want Equality to be one of her brothers?

18. Why does Equality care about Liberty’s age?

19. What is wrong with Equality’s brothers?

20. Why is Equality afraid of the Uncharted Forest?

21. What are the Unmentionable Times?

22. What is the punishment for speaking the Unspeakable Word?

Ch. III
23. What has Equality discovered and what has he learned from it?

24. Why does Equality think that the Council of Scholars is blind?

Ch. IV

25. What name has Equality given to Liberty? Why?

26. What name has Liberty given to Equality? Do you think that the name is appropriate? Why or why not?

27. What is Liberty’s Life Mandate?

Ch. V
28. What did Equality intend to do with his discovery?

29. What is the World Council of Scholars and why is it significant?

30. Why now does Equality feel the need to guard his tunnel?

31. Why does Equality want, for the first time, to know what he looks like?

 

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