HW #17

Finish The Simpsons Prompt sheet. Also, create a thesis statement and outline (submit to turnitin by Sunday noon)

HW #16

Complete the Symbols Sheet.

HW #15

Finish the play! There will be a quiz on what we covered in class and what you read!

HW #8- #14

Quiz on chapters noted on your calendarn The Catcher in the Rye. . The vocab will be the extra credit.
  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • In case you forgot your book, you can always find it online. Here is one Online Text of The Catcher in the Rye

    HW #7

    We will be working on our Character Journey Maps in class. Please come prepared with ideas for your character's path. See the Dead Poet's Online Script to help you find quotes to use in your map. Write out quotes by and about your character that you will use. Remember, this film is a journey into manhood, a coming of age story. How did your character's journey occur? What stood in his way? How did he negotiate his world?

    HW #6

    Watch the 26 minute film version of "Harrison Bergeron" 2081. Write a response to hand in for HW credit: what has the film changed form the story and to what effect on your understanding of the story? Consider what has been added, subtracted, imagery and sound.

    HW #5

    Read Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" and be ready for a quiz!

    HW #4

    Read through the "What is Conformity" packet. As you read, stop and write in comments where the article echoes ideas seen in "The Lottery," "The Ones Who Work Away from Omelas," and "The Hangman." Use post-its for more space. Be prepared to enlighten the class! Everyone will share!
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    HW #3

    Would you walk away from Omelas? Explain in a thoughtful, one page composition typed, single spaced. Use quotes from the story to craft your response.

    HW #2

    Read and annotate "Those Who Walk Away from Omelas" as we did for "The Lottery." There will be a reading quiz.

    HW #1

    Write about a time you were faced with a difficult issue or situation and had to choose whether to speak up or remain silent. What did you do? Why? What was the outcome? Type about one page single spaced; if hand written, please write neatly -- two pages. Please use paragraphs. Proofread! I will call on many to share aloud.

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    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


  • "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Lottery" 1969 short film
  • "The Hangman" (1964)
  • "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Dead Poets Script
  • Asch Conformity Experiment
  • Jane Eliot Experiment
  • Dead Poets Screen Play
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 1
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 2


  • 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
  • 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

    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)
  • Muzafer Sherif's The Robbers Cave Experiment
  • The Lord of the Flies is Still a Blueprint for Savagery
  • ABC Milgrim Remake
  • ,a href="">Lawsuit Over Drowning Joins a Tide to Chinese Courts
  • Coach Says He Knew of NO Hazing
  • Lord of the FLies Savages; Gang of Children Tortured Teenager

    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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    Watch "The Lottery": What has been changed and what effect does it have? Does the film capture Jackson's purpose and techniques? Why or why not? Respond with specifics from both the film and the short story. Write a thoughtful response using well organized paragraphs.

    HW #3

    Watch "The Hangman" (1964) and think about "The Lottery" as you watch. What do these pieces have in common? Develop a controlling idea that supports what "The Hangman" and "The Lottery" BOTH reveal. Write a one page analysis, single spaced, and provide specific support. Use paragraphs to organize.

    HW #2

    Finish reading and annotating "The Lottery." Look for repetition, theme, symbol, setting, mood, and pose questions in the margins. We will use these during class. There will be a reading quiz.