Advanced Composition: Your rough draft of your critique for When the Emperor was Divine, is due on Monday, September 22nd, and the final draft will be due on Wednesday, September 24th! This week we will turn to Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect—Explaining Why.” During Writing Workshop times, you will have time to rework your critique and spend some time on your classification essay which is due on Friday, October 3rd.
Advanced Placement Calculus AB: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class! You may want to use Khan Academy to reinforce any concepts you are having trouble with!
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class!
Advanced Placement Psychology: Please be sure that you are where you need to be in this online class!
Art History I: This week we will finish the last of the documentaries Nigel Spivey's series, How Art Made the World, “To Death and Back.” Then we will leave Ancient Worlds and begin a new unit, Medieval and Early Renaissance Art—one of my favorite time periods! We will do a little reading:
- Hellenistic Art
- Byzantine Art I: Justinian
- Byzantine Art II: Revival and Diffusion
- The Virgin of Vladimir
- Christ in Chora, Constantinople
- Celtic or Insular Art
Creative Writing: I will be collecting your portfolios this week on Wednesday! The following pieces should be in finished form and included:
- Week 1: Your response to the prompt “At any given moment, you have the power to say, 'This is NOT how the story ends!'”
- Week 2: Your response to the music prompts—choose one of these that you like the best
- Week 3: two responses, one from each of the two topics you chose in response to the chapter “A List of Topics for Writing Practice” in Writing Down the Bones—300 to 500 words on each topic...
- Week 4: the sestina
- “Man Eats Car”
- “Writing is Not a McDonald's Hamburger”
- “Tap the Water Table”
Film as Literature: We are running slightly behind, but somehow this will all work out! This week we will finish The Wizard of Oz, and then we will review Chapter 3: “Mise-en-Scène,” so please look this over before class on Monday. The screening worksheet for The Wizard of Oz is due on Wednesday. The quiz for Chapter 2: “Narration” is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st, so please be sure that you know the vocabulary!
Fundamentals of Composition: This week we will be working on Chapter 4: “Revising and Editing Your paper” in our Strategies for Successful Writing textbook. Please do not forget to bring a book to class each day for SSR. You should have finished The Alchemist, but bring it to class so that you can work on the critique during the time we have set aside for Writing Workshop each class day. The critique for The Alchemist is due on Thursday, October 2nd.
Mystery Fiction: You should be at least through Chapter 6 of Death on the Nile. Don't forget that our class discussion takes place on our class blog and that each of you must post one original comment in response to my prompt by Thursday, and then each of you should respond to someone else's post by Saturday midnight if you are to earn full credit for this course requirement! As you are reading, don't forget to place your guess for “who done it” in the back of the book or in some other safe place before you finish.
Reminder: there is no school on Thursday, the 25th, in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
This is a B week, so Friday is a B day.
Teacher Barb :)