WrItInG fOr ThE 21sT cEnTuRy HoMeWoRk AlLey


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HW #33

Work on your final project. Children's Book People: have your story completely written. You will need planty of time to work on the illustrations! Website People: Write your Op-Ed and womplile desgin or graphics. PowerPoint People: Either have graphics and outline completed or 1/3 of PowerPoint completed.

HW #32

Complete 3 more scenes. You should by now be at your climax or near it. Try to finish a rough draft so that you can spend the last class session padding and developing drama.

HW #31

Write 2-3 more scenes. Remember to follow the guidelines given.
  • Elements of a Scene
  • Common Errors in Play Writing

    HW #30

    COmplete the opening attack to your play.

    HW #29

    Complete the plot graph. On the back, throw your pitch (one sentence that starts with "what if" and then write a paragraph summary in narrative form that tells your story. Use pencil on the graph so you can erase! We begin writing our opening attacks next class! Be prepared! Remember, you will want to add more characters, but each should have a purpose.

    HW #28

    Have at least three double spaced pages of your paper completed with proper citations. Also complete your BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE. Use the library green sheet to write it up. You should be able to copy your source index card. Organize the works alphabetically.
  • Research Paper
  • MLA Rules for Citing
  • Citing in the Research Paper Made Simple

    HW #27

    Have at least one double spaced page of your paper completed with proper citations. Research Paper

    HW #26 (50 points) OVER BREAK

    Please print two articles from the databases that are related to your research topic. Read them, but as you read, use a highlighter to mark the points that are important or interesting enough to include in your research paper when we return. DO NOT highlight the entire paper; DO NOT highlight no parts or very little. Choose the items that are important and interesting. Please do not show up unprepared. This assignment is worth 50 points ( a bit of incentive!).

    HW #25

    Complete Journal #11 in yoru log: Pick the issue you want to explore further. Descirbe the problem and what specifics you see that need to change or people need to be about. This will be yoru topic for the next several weeks, so pick soemthing that truly interests you. DO NOT COME EMPTY HEADED OR YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A TOPIC.

    HW #24

    Complete Journal #10 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #23

    Complete Journal #9 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #22

    Complete Journal #7 & #8 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #21

    Complete Journal #5 & #6 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #20

    Complete Journal #4 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #19

    Complete Journal #3 for the Pay attention Journal . Please be ready to be spot checked. You will share your entries with the class.

    HW #18

    Complete Journal #1 & #2 for the Pay attention Journal .

    HW #17

    Complete the "If I Were Omnipotent" worksheet.

    HW #16

    Complete 2 body paragraphs. You should print a double spaced copy for Ms. G and have the essay ready to work on digitally in class. This is a rough draft, but it is expected that you have at least three assertions + evidence + explanation for each pargraph.

    HW #15

    Complete the introduction to your essay! If you were absent (Richard, David, Han, Sean)you are still responsible. Your outlines and intros will be collected.

    HW #14

    COMPLETE the Outline for The Stranger & The Misunderstanding in PENCIL. Please do not show up with a blank paper and say, "I didn't know what to do." Make a genuine effort. No effort= nop credit.

    You should have finished: The Literary Analysis for The Stranger and Misunderstanding during class; if not, complete this as well, making a real effort to finding specifics and page #s and quotes from the texts.

  • We begin writing The Stranger and The Misunderstanding Essay Assignment next class.

    HW #13

    Finish the play if we didn't finish in class. On loose-leaf, please answer. Write a paragraph reaction to each: 1. How does The Misunderstanding develop the theme of the absurd? Use details from the play. 2. Where and how does religion appear in this play? 3. Who is the old man? Who or what does he represent, based on some of our previous discussions?

    HW #12

    Choose the character that you find the most interesting. Write a journal entry from that person's POV (point of view) that shows their inner thoughts about what is happening up to this point in the play (page 28).

    HW #11

    Write a brief composition or poem that addresses the question: "What is Life?" Examine what your philosophy is, what gives your life meaning, and how you view your purpose in life.

    HW #10

    Complete the prisoner handout you were given.

    HW #9

    FINISH The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing.

    HW #8

    Read chapter 3-4 of Part II of The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing.

    HW #7

    Read chapter 1-2 of Part II of The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing.
  • Have a nice day!

    HW #6

    Read chapter 4-6 of The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing.

    HW #5

    Read chapter 2-3 of The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing.

    HW #4

    Read chapter 1 of The Stranger. Expect a reading quiz first thing. As you read chapter 1, notice Meursaultís behavior and attitude at the nursing home and towards his mother.

    HW #3

    Have some part of your script written for your presentation. You should have divvied out the parts with your partner and come up with a method of presentation. Whatever method you have chose, have some evidence to show of your work: part of the script, graphics, quotes, etc. Not just talk!

    HW #2

    Having now chosen a topic for you Philosophy Presentation, begin your research. Choose three websites or books that provide you with the BEST information (not necessarily the most). Print and read through the material, highlighting/underlining and annotating (taking notes in the margins or on loose-leaf) what you think will be necessary to present to the class to give them a basic understanding of the person or term. I will check to see that you did this for HW credit.
  • Reader's Theater
  • Philosophy Presentation Topics and Assignment

    HW #1

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