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HW #1

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Write about a time you were faced with a difficult issue or situation and remained silent. Why were you silent? What was the outcome? Type about one page single spaced; if hand written, two pages. Please use paragraphs.


Handouts and Links

General Stuff

  • America poems
  • PowerPoint Reflection
  • Journal Guidelines
  • Common Essay Errors
  • Critical Lens Outline
  • A Sample Student Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Peer Edit Sheet
  • Quoting from a Poem or Play in Verse
  • Analyze Literary Elements

    Conformity

  • "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Hangman" (1964)
  • "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Dead Poets Script
  • Dead Poets Screen Play
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 1
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 2

    Antigone

  • NAtional Theatre: An Introduction to Greek Theater
  • National Theatre: Intro (2)
  • Greek Theatre from Discovery Channel's Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • Tragedy: The Basics
  • Antigone After the Play Worksheet
  • Antigone Play Breakdown Worksheet
  • Antigone Journal Answerer Prompts
  • Analyze Literary Elements in Antigone
  • Literary Terms Glossary
  • Peer Editing for the Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Assignment: Antigone
  • Critical Lens Outline: Antigone
  • Paragrpah Sandwich

    Catcher in the Rye Stuff

  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • 1940s PowerPoint Assignment
  • How to Cite for the PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Rubric
  • Character Sketch: Holden
  • Allie Mitt Project
  • Definition Essay of "Phony"
  • JD Salinger Biography
  • Salinger Interviews
  • More Salinger Bio
  • New York Times Reviews of Salinger
  • What's a Bildungsroman?
  • Online Resources
  • Study Guide
  • More Guide
  • Study Questions
  • A Reader Response
  • Another Reader Response
  • Discussion of Some Themes in Catcher
  • Photographic Companion
  • Praise and Criticism
  • CITR Book Covers
  • Catcher Vocab Sheet (all chapters)
  • Think about the novel in different ways...
  • Catcher Webquest
  • Bildungsroman Worksheet
  • Is Holden Mentally Ill?
  • Catcher Females Worksheet
  • Catcher FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Explication Samples
  • CIR Final Project Rubric
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • Holden's Psychological Profile Worksheet
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • Final Project Paragraph Samples

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

  • The Carson McCullers Project
  • Carson McCullers Quotations
  • Monkey Notes
  • Marxism in Carson McCuller's Strangled South
  • Fingerspell Dictionary (Deaf Sign language)
  • McCullers Resources
  • Deaf Culture
  • Heart is a Lonely Hunter Task III Essay

    Lord of the Flies Stuff

  • Lost Episodes
  • How is it like LOF? Current Events Log
  • LOF Vocab for Novel
  • LOF Group Work: Symbols Chapters 1-2
  • LOF Log Project
  • Drawing Characterization
  • Close Reading Passage
  • LOF Critical Lens Assignment
  • Sample LOF Critical Lens Start of an Outline
  • The author: William Golding
  • Golding Biography
  • Some Informational Links
  • Lord of the Flies Info
  • Vocabulary
  • Study Guide
  • Simpsons' Lord of the Flies Worksheet
  • The Movie (1961)
  • The Movie (1990)
  • Meanings and Symbols
  • The Rules Are All We've Got Worksheet
  • THe Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Zimbardo on the Psychology of Evil
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Original Footage
  • Psychology is Nuts
  • Evil Comes from Hierarchy
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Today
  • Milgram Experiment
  • Brain and Hierarchy (NPR)

    Trial Stuff

  • Mock Trial Job Application
  • Mock Trial Roles
  • Mock Trial Assignment #2
  • Mock Trial Requirements
  • Objections

    September 11th Stuff

  • Samples of Previous "Newer America" poems
  • Gettysburg Address," "My Country 'tis of Thee," "The Newer America"

    Short Story Unit Stuff

  • Adam and Eve
  • Short Story Project
  • Author's Comment Worksheet
  • Plot Graph Handout not available online. "Foster Portfolio" Vocab.
  • Short Story Character Worksheet
  • "Real Durwan" Group Worksheet
  • Pandora
  • Group Work Synthesizing All Stories
  • Literary Circle Roles
  • Short Story Requirements
  • Peer Edit for the Short Story
  • Short Story Rubric



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