American Literature: This week you will be working on several projects:
- The Bookseller Team presentations for a short story from the American Modernism period [1914-1945] which is due Wednesday, May 9th;
- Writing Assignment 2, which is due on Friday May 11th [see page 7 of your syllabus]; and,
- The final poetry presentations due in lieu of a final exam [see pages 8 and 9 of the syllabus].
Poetry and Nonfiction: We will continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie, covering the sections from “The Professor” through “The Tenth Tuesday.” Don’t forget: this is an A week, so you will need to bring in 15 copies of your three poems to share with the class on Friday!
Shakespeare’s Tragedies: We should finish reading out Othello on Monday and then move on to watching the play on film. Next up? Hamlet!
The Word: We will finish watching Kingdom of Heaven and move from Jerusalem to South America with The Mission. Don’t forget that the Afternoon with an Apostle/Disciple presentations are due next week, Thursday, May 17th!
World Literature: REMEMBER—the Multimedia 2 Project is due on Tuesday, May 8th! [See pages 6-7 of the syllabus.] After the presentations, we will continue exploring Korea through the film The Way Home. You will also be selecting a poet or collection of poetry to present to the class in lieu of a final exam. [See pages 8-9 of the syllabus for more information and the list of poets.]
We are down to the last five weeks of school, so stay focused and on track. There are projects and other assignments for so many classes that it is easy to forget one, and that could have a negative impact on your grade—make sure you know what is due when, complete it on time, and TURN IT IN/PRESENT IT ON TIME!!!!
Teacher Barb :)