Sophomore Due Dates
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Due by the time class meets on Monday, November 18th:
Write a letter to convinces me to either include your IRB in my classroom library, teach the book as a required text, or eliminate the book as an option for any class assignment. Your letter should include:
-A greeting, your position on the book (first paragraph)
-An explicit defense/justification of your position (any number of body paragraphs)
-Reaffirmation of your position with any specifics you require (final paragraph).
This assignment should be single-spaced and about a page long. You should not use MLA formatting for this assignment; just treat it like the letter it is! Submit your IRB Letter to turnitin.com.
Due Thursday, November 14th:
Finish your IRB.
Due Monday, October 21st:
Complete your Act I packet!
Due Thursday, October 17th (2nd & 4th) and Friday, October 18th (3rd):
Study for your Vocabulary Exam!
Finish the first three questions on the Macbeth Act 1 packet.
Due Thursday, October 10th:
You will have 45 minutes to read your IRB today and will get credit for being prepared, so be sure to bring your book!
Due Monday, October 7th:
Add your Independent Reading Book selection to the list on the whiteboard in room 38. You need to know the title of the book, the author, and the number of pages. Remember: I am allowing you to select your own book for this assignment, but it must be at an appropriate reading level and have appropriate content for a high school sophomore. When in doubt, see me!
Due Thursday, October 3rd:
Complete the "Original" and "White Tigers" sections of your Mulan notes, if you didn't complete them in class.
Due Tuesday, October 1st (Classes 2 and 4) and Wednesday, October 2nd (3rd):
Read the "White Tigers" excerpt from Maxine Hong Kingston's Woman Warrior. Click here for an annotated copy!
Due Monday, September 23rd:
Chapters 20-25 (the end of the novel!) in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Thursday, September 19th:
Chapters 17-19 (end of Part II) in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Tuesday, September 17th (Classes 2 and 4) and Wednesday, September 18th (3rd):
Chapter 16 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Monday, September 16th:
Chapters 14-15 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Tuesday, September 10th (Classes 2 and 4) and Wednesday, September 11th (3rd):
Chapters 11-13 (end of Part I) in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Monday, September 9th:
Chapters 8-10 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Thursday, September 5th (Classes 2 and 4) and Friday, September 6th (Class 3):
Chapter 7 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Tuesday, September 3rd (Classes 2 and 4) and Wednesday, September 4th (3rd):
Chapters 4-6 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due Thursday, August 29th:
Chapters 1-3 in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart
Due on Monday, August 26th:
Finish reading and annotating Katherine Mansfield's "The Garden Party" if you have not already completed this assignment during class.
Due Monday, August 19th:
Your completed policy slip. If you need another copy, CLICK HERE.
Due by 11:59pm on Friday, August 16th:
Send an email to me! The required content for this email is to identify at least one personal and one classroom goal you want to accomplish over the course of your sophomore year. Once you've done that, anything else you include is up to you! You can tell me about your experiences in English classes: What have you liked about them? What have you disliked? I hope that you will give me an idea of what your sophomore year looks like: extracurricular activities, sports, hobbies, your family situation, etc. You may also want to let me know if you have any special circumstances in our class (For example, if your best friend is in the class, but you NEVER want to be in a group together, or if your ex is in here and you really don't want to be neighbors) or learning considerations (Do you have an IEP? Do you identify as a specific type of learner?). This email has no length requirement, so take whatever space you need. You will earn full credit for this assignment if you:
1. Include at least one personal goal and one classroom goal.
2. Include your first and last name and class period number in the email header/subject line.
3. Send the email from your @piedmont.k12.ca.us account.
4. Send it to me by 11:59pm on Friday, August 16th.
You cannot earn full credit if you neglect any of these four requirements. There will be NO exceptions.