HOMEWORK 2017-2018

Homework for 9/6-10/16

Remember: these dates are the days an assignment is DUE.

9/7 – sign the academic, plagiarism, and attendance policies; make sure you can log onto our blog.

9/8 – Select 3 passages from The Handmaid’s Tale that you wish to discuss (see p.58 for guidelines).

9/11 – Word definition. You must submit it to Turn It In.

9/13 – 1st post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 1 and comment there.

9/14 – edit #1; possible topics for THT paper

9/18 – 2nd post; go to the page for The Handmaid’s Tale Post 2 and comment there.

9/20 – revised Word definition with proper heading for Creative Communications. At the bottom of the page, print the number of words. The heading includes your name, grade, email address, school name & address, and teacher’s name. All of this information should be in the upper left-hand corner (as in MLA style).
Read pages 26-32, 41-43 in your reader; the pages outline important questions to ask about diction, syntax and tone.

Begin first memoir on a failure or accomplishment. You will eventually write 3.

9/25 – draft of expository paper on THT

9/26 – read and annotate Rodriguez’s “Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood” (pp. 75-81); look up information about the author and define any words with which you are unfamiliar.

For your presentation, each group will analyze the diction, syntax, and other rhetorical devices for the paragraphs to which you are assigned. Consider making a chart – 6 columns, one for each device followed by one for each So statement. You will have time in class (9/26-9/28) to work on this.

9/28 – edit #2

Begin 2nd memoir on identity

10/2 – final copy of THT paper. (You must also turn in the draft that was marked up by your peers.) Do not forget to submit it to Turn It In.

Begin 3rd memoir on a topic of your choice from the remaining options on the Common App (if a school to which you’re applying has another topic, you may substitute that one)

10/5 – edit #3

10/6 – Memoir Blog response – Describe a time and place from your childhood you wish to revisit. Remember the 9pm deadline.

10/10 – read and annotate White’s “Once More to the Lake” (pp. 82-85); look up information about the author and define any words with which you are unfamiliar.

10/11 – NYT’s analysis (see pp. 20-25)

10/12 – edit #4

10/13 – read-around for all 3 memoirs

10/16 – edit test 1-4


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