Priority List: 1/16 – 1/20

Happy Tuesday, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

English 9

Essential Question: What is the relationship between corruption and deception?

Monday, 1/16: NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today I expect all of you to spend the morning sleeping in as late as possible. Then, you will spend the rest of the day doing whatever you please since you have the day off of school. Also, for kicks and giggles, here’s a picture I took last week.

Due at the end of the day: Relaxation and Enjoyment

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/17-1/18: Begin Animal Farm

Today we will read the first two chapters of Animal Farm. You will keep a dialectical journal as we read. Essential Question: How do Orwell’s introductions of the different characters reflect the different characteristics of human nature? 

HOMEWORK: Vocabulary 3.3 Foldable – Due Monday, 1/23

Thursday and Friday, 1/19-1/20: The Declaration of Independence and Animal Farm

First, we will read The Declaration of Independence and compare and contrast it to Animal Farm. Then, we will read the third chapter of Animal Farm. You will keep a dialectical journal of each text that focuses on the essential question below. Then, you will write an eleven-sentence paragraph answering the essential question.

Essential Question: How are the grievances outlined in The Declaration of Independence similar to and different from the animals’ grievances in Orwell’s novel?

Due Tuesday, 1/24: Eleven-sentence paragraph comparing and contrasting the Declaration of Independence to the beginning of Animal Farm

 

English 10

Essential Question: What is the relationship between censorship and oppression?

Monday, 1/16: NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Today I expect all of you to spend the morning sleeping in as late as possible. Then, you will spend the rest of the day doing whatever you please since you have the day off of school. Also, for kicks and giggles, here’s a picture I took last week.

Due at the end of the day: Relaxation and Enjoyment

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/17-1/18: Begin Fahrenheit 451

Today we will read pages 3-24 of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. As you read, you will keep a dialectical journal on the essential question: What do the opening events of Bradbury’s novel suggest about the concept of happiness? 

Due at the end of the period: Eleven-sentence paragraph explaining the significance of the question, “Are you happy?” to a developing theme of the novel.

HOMEWORK: Vocabulary Week 11 Foldable – Due Monday, 1/23

 

Thursday and Friday, 1/19-1/20: Fahrenheit 451 Pages 24-40

We will continue reading Fahrenheit 451. As we read, you will keep a dialectical journal on the developing abstract concepts in the novel. Then, you will write an eleven-sentence paragraph to one of the following prompts:

  • Option 1: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph explaining the significance of Montag’s thoughts regarding the mechanical hound. How do his thoughts contribute to a developing theme of the text?
  • Option 2: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you explain the significance of what happens when the firemen respond to a call to Mrs. Blake’s house. How does this incident contribute to a developing theme of the text?

Due at the end of the period: Eleven-sentence paragraph on one of the two prompts above. 

HOMEWORK: Vocabulary Week 11 Foldable – Due Monday, 1/23

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