Sept. 23-27 (B week)

  • Reminder that we have homeroom on Wednesdays.
  • Interim progress reports go home this week.
  • Student Information & Honor Code Forms given out this week in class — due back (completed and signed) by Friday, Oct. 4th.

English 2:

  • Review characteristics of The Epic Hero and “The Epic of Gilgamesh”; return guided reading questions
  • ASSESSMENT: “The Epic of Gilgamesh” storyboard
    • To assess your understanding of the “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” you will create a storyboard.  The rubric includes all directions and elements for your project.
    • We will work on this project in class (TU 9/24 & TH 9/26).
    • The grade for the storyboard will count as TWO (2) project/major grades (100 points each).
    • **If you do not finish in class, it is your responsibility to finish on your own time and turn in at the start of class next TU.**

 

English 3:

  • FINISH SMALL GROUP PROJECT: Native American Tribal Life — After each group selected a different Native American tribe from the list (Iroquois, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Apache, Sioux, Navajo, Shoshone, Nez Perce, Crow Nation, Pawnee, Ute, Seneca, Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Algonquin), each group created a Google Slides show (shared with each group member AND Ms. Ausley). The Slides show must include 10 different aspects of tribal culture:
    • geographic location*
    • history*
    • language(s)*
    • beliefs
    • religion
    • myths
    • totem
    • rituals/rites
    • clothing
    • food/diet
    • housing
    • weapons/tools
    • gender roles
    • music
    • art
    • writing
    • contributions to society
      *THESE THREE ARE REQUIRED
    • IF YOU WERE ABSENT, please pick one of the tribes not crossed through in the list and complete your Google Slides presentation; share that with me via Google Drive (mrussell-ausley). Those are due by Friday, Sept. 27th.
  • We’ll read an excerpt from Jonathan Edwards’ “hell, fire, and brimstone” sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” This sermon is FULL of imagery — language that appeals to your senses. After reading, you will illustrate Edwards’ description on your own. READ THE TEXT EXCERPT before doing this assignment! Your illustration must be on printer paper, colored unless artistically shaded in pencil, and must include (according to Edwards’ description) the gaping mouth of Hell, the hand of God, and the sinner. Name and block on the back — THIS IS NOT PARTNER WORK!
  • We’ll read an excerpt from William Bradford’s diary “Of Plymouth Plantation”  (beginning on p. 68) regarding the conditions the English settlers aboard the Mayflower experienced their first year in modern-day Massachusetts.
  • “The Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mary Rowlandson” (p.84)
  • Vocab to know: imagery, sermon, captivity narrative, allusion, tone, analogy