Weekly Updates: 2.26-3.2

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will COMPLETE Individual Research Report Rubric and present FINAL Team Multi-Media Presentation.

Monday: Dress Rehearsal Debriefs and Feedback Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday: Presentation Prep and Checklist TMP Rubric

Presentations After School: Nuclear Power, Poverty, Censorship

Wednesday: Revise Final Draft of IRR (IRR Rubric)

Thursday: Revise Final Draft of IRR (IRR Rubric)

Friday: Turn in IRR (TMP Rubric) / Individual Research Report (IRR Rubric)

Presentations After School: Immigration, Gender Inequality, and Suicide

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will define Naturalism and explore the features of this literary/ cultural movement by analyzing its features in Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire” and Ch. XI- XXI of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  

Monday: Progress Check 5.1: Realism and the Works of Jacob Riis

Tuesday: Progress Check: Peer Review

H.W. Independent ReadingThe Awakening  Ch. XI-XXI by Kate Chopin (.pdf), Reading ScheduleSummarize Chapters by Friday

Wednesday: Introduction to Naturalism in the work of Jack London I.  Pre-ReadingIntroduction to Jack London:Background & Influence II.  Characteristics of Naturalism III.  To Build a Fire  by Jack London (331-346)

Thursday: Coffeehouse Discussion- What THEME is communicated by Jack London in “To Build a Fire”?

Friday: 1.) The Awakening Ch. XI-XXI Summary Check 2.) Literary Circles (The Awakening Reading/Discussion Guide

Creative Writing

This week, creative writers will write creative non-fiction inspired by memories connected to senses.  

Monday: 1.) Song in My Head 2.) Reflect, Respond, and Discuss Quote by Scott Walker

Tuesday: 1.) Don’t Know Why I Remember 2.) Lerman Process 3.) Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Wednesday: 1.) Writers’ Confession 2.) from East of Eden by John Steinbeck 3.) I am a camera… writing exercise

Thursday: Writing Production Day

Friday: Process Day