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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

CLASSWORK-Project presentations: Fahrenheit 451

HOMEWORK

  • Write about REVENGE (full topic on the POE page and on your study guide
  • Study for SAT vocabulary test for Friday
  • Creative Test is due Friday, also

   

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

CLASSWORK-Fahrenheit 451 TEST

HOMEWORK-See Monday's homework. Also, if you did not finish your extra credit for the test, you may turn that in tomorrow (Wednesday).

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17

CLASSWORK

  • Symbols in Fahrenheit 451
  • Prepare for Fahrenheit 451 TEST
  • Crossword puzzle

HOMEWORK

  • Study for Fahrenheit 451 TEST
  • CREATIVE TEST is due Friday. See below (Friday's homework) for a couple of additional suggestions for your characters.
  • SAT Vocabulary Test--Words 46-55.
  • Looking ahead: We will have a cumulative test--probably on Tuesday before Thanksgiving (November 25)

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion 
  • Presentations of projects 
  • SAT QUIZ, including words through #45 on our list
    • The verb "to be"--correct usage
    • Homophones:
      • their, there and they're
      • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK

  • Study for Fahrenheit 451 test Tuesday!
  • Write about the symbols we listed in class. Are there more in the later reading? Find a quote or two to illustrate them.
  • Think about a "Creative Test." This is not due until Friday, November 21. These are mainly choices that YOU suggested today (good ones!), with a couple of additions at the end by me:
      • You may rewrite the ending and have it happen quite differently.
      • You may write a short story about a utopia/dystopia of your own invention.
    • You may choose one of the following characters and write about him/her, using one or more of the suggested questions or topics. REMEMBER TO WRITE ABOUT HIM/HER IN THE FIRST PERSON!
      • BEATTY
        • Why I took and read so many books
        • Why I wanted to die
        • You might want to handle it this way (although you don't have to, at all!): Imagine that you are Beatty. Let us see the real Beatty in an “interior monologue.” Are you split between your role as the chief fireman and your love of the philosophy and pleasure of books, or have you even decided which side you are on? What determines your actions with Montag—from programming the Mechanical Hound to inciting him to burn you (if that’s what you did!)?

      • MILDRED
        • Why I am suicidal
        • Why I turned my husband in
        • Why I loved TV so much (my "Parlour Family")
        • You might want to handle it this way (although you don't have to, at all!):                Write your thoughts as you turn on the parlor “walls”, watch awhile, then turn them off, eventually swallowing pills and going to bed in the room where eventually Montag enters. Discuss your friends and your husband. What happens to you at the end of the novel? What do you feel?

      • FABER
        • Why I waited so long to do something
        • My own assessment of myself
        • What I found in St. Louis; what I did there
      • MONTAG
        • Why I appreciate and relate to Clarisse
        • Why I risked everything "just" to read; why I completely changed
        • What really made me rebel
        • My relationship with Mildred
        • My life after the war
      • CLARISSE--WOW, use your imagination!
        • You might want to handle it this way (although you don't have to, at all!):

          Imagine that you are Clarisse. Take us into your family and show us what your home life is like. How did your family escape the fate of that society and remain engaged with nature and books? What are your thoughts about the rest of this society? Tell us, from your point of view, why you talked to Montag; what did you see in him? Why did you disappear?

        •  

          You are Ray Bradbury. Carry us beyond the ending of Fahrenheit 451—a year, five years, ten years, a generation…it’s up to you. What is the world like this long after the bomb was dropped?

           

          You may write this in one of two ways:
          1. A descriptive essay of at least one page in which you describe (and perhaps compare and contrast) the world of the ending of the book and the world some years later. You should have a
            • thesis sentence in the first paragraph
            • topic sentences in each paragraph, with 5-7 sentences to develop your topic sentences, and
            • a distinct conclusion.
          2. A more creative type of writing, a continuation of the actual plot, complete with dialogue among several of the characters.
            • You may “be” Bradbury and continue in the third person limited [or]
            • You may switch the point of view to first person and be one of the characters in the novel.

 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 13

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • Are your wiki project presentations error free? Let's see...We'll use the laptops.
  • Project presentations
  • Homophone sentences from yesterday. 
    • their, there and they're
    • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK--TBA

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • The verb "to be"--correct usage
  • Homophones:
    • their, there and they're
    • to, too, and two

HOMEWORK

  • Read Fahrenheit 451 through page 165 by Thursday (to the end).
  • Finish your sentences with the homophones.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11--VETERANS' DAY/HOLIDAY!

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

CLASSWORK

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • SAT Vocabulary Test and other work returned

HOMEWORK

  • Read Fahrenheit 451 through page 150 by Wednesday, 165 (the end) by Thursday.    

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

CLASSWORK

  • SAT Quiz, through #38
  • Discuss Fahrenheit 451

HOMEWORK-tba

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

CLASSWORK-TODAY we will write THE ESSAY. We will do a TERRIFIC JOB!  

HOMEWORK

  • SAT Quiz, through #38
  • Bring three important questions about Fahrenheit 451 that use CRITICAL THINKING that we can discuss. 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

CLASSWORK

  • In class we will review the basics of essay writing.
  • Tomorrow we will write an essay from a prompt.  

HOMEWORK-To be announced

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4ELECTION DAYMAKE YOUR PARENTS VOTE!

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

CLASSWORK

  • A little discussion of Fahrenheit 451 (much more to follow later in the week)
  • Politics and the "straw vote." As a class we reversed our previous vote of McCAIN 13, OBAMA 10 to OBAMA 10, McCAIN 8, NADER 2 and CHUCK BALDWIN 2. Go figure!
  • On Wednesday we will find out how closely our class reflected the national vote. Let's see...would that be 55% Obama 45% McCain?

HOMEWORK

Please make sure you have read through page 136 in Fahrenheit 451 and that you have completed the study guide. 

  • Fahrenheit 451 discussion
  • Are your wiki projects/presentations correctly written? Check them on the laptops.
  • Presentations of wiki projects
  • Verbs and homophones (time permitting)

HOMEWORK-tba

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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