Check here for your homework, particularly on the weekends. Sometimes I will ask you to participate in a discussion using the discussion button above. Always first come to the "Homework" page before clicking on the discussion button, otherwise you will be starting another.

Homework due November 21, 2011

Your Connections Dystopian Movie Reflection is due on Monday. I'll attach the details of the assignment and the rubric below.

Remember to follow the 3 R framework:

Retell - Briefly summarize the film and the relevant parts for the comparison
Relate - Explain how the film compares to the novel Anthem
Reflect - What can we learn from the film

Avoid using I, we etc. Instead of saying, "I think the films means..." you can say "The film means..."

Homework due October 8, 2011

I haven't forgotten your homework! Here it is. Please watch a movie in English and provide a 100-150 word review of it. Place the review on your personal page. Visit this website to check out an extensive collection of reviews. Rottentomatoes.com

Homework due September 19, 2011

Your main homework for the weekend is Narrative/Descriptive essay. I'll attach here the assignment as well as the rubric.

Assignment Details:


Homework due September 13, 2011

Part A
Read "My Old Newcastle" on page 296 of Imprints 12. Answer the questions on page 298. Although it's not necessary to look up and understand every word used by the authour, pay special attention to the descriptive language and imagery used. You may want to visit this link to see a Google Maps view.

Part B
Write a 75-100 word paragraph(s) using descriptive language. The topic is up to you. If you are unsure how to begin, start by writing a very simple paragraph using simple language: kind of like what we did in class with our character who went to the shop. Then, add to it using synonyms, adjectives, adverbs, similes and metaphors.

The shortcut key for synonyms in Microsoft Word is Shift+F7.

Part C
Have a happy Mid-Autumn Festival

Homework due September 5, 2011

Part A:
Write a 150 word response on your wiki-page about your relationship with someone important to you. For example, the person could be a friend, a parent, or a sibling. Remember that this is a wiki that anyone can view, so don't write anything that you wouldn't want others to read. Keep in mind that your paragraph should be unified, coherent and developed.

Part B:
Edit another person's paragraph and make at least a dozen significant changes. You can do this by clicking on the top right hand edit button of their page. Post a comment on that person's wiki-page's discussion board about the content of the paragraph.

Part C:
Have a good weekend!