No homework tonight. Rest up for tomorrow's AIR tests. *Please bring your classic novels to school Thursday and Friday. We will discuss your FINAL Four Square in class and you will have some time to work.
Today we will listen to President Kennedy's Civil Rights Address. Follow along with the text, and identify a minimum of 5 commonalities with "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." This may be phrasing, ideas, or even direct references. You will list those 5 ideas and then write a reflective paragraph (7-10 sentences) in which you explain how President Kennedy's speech seemed to be influenced by King's ideas. Due tomorrow for 10 points.
Your questions for "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" are also due tomorrow, PRINTED.
Today we will begin reading Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." As we read, you will respond to the following questions. Many of them can be annotated as you go and typed up later. When you're finished, you will PRINT and hand in the assignment. It is worth 20 points.
For homework tonight, you should finish reading and annotating the letter on your own. We'll continue working through it together. This will help you to understand it better as we discuss and will also allow you to work through the assignment as we talk. The final assignment will be due Tuesday.
Comparative Analytical Essays are due PRINTED tomorrow. Be sure to print them before class. You do not need to print the rubric.
Study for Friday's vocab test over ch. 13; Comparative Analytical essays are due PRINTED this Thursday. At this point, you should be writing your full essay. Be sure to have a strong topic sentence for each body paragraph that supports the thesis statement.
*Remember that Mrs. Vitek has Study Club every Monday in her room from 3:00-4:00. Feel free to work on your essays today! Even if you don't need help, it's a great idea to use the time to work.
Vocab 13 is due Monday, April 17; test is Friday, April 21.
Comparative Analytical essays on The Old Man and the Sea & Big Fish are due Thursday, April 20th. We will dedicate much of the next two weeks to working on them in class, but you should work at home as well. At this point, you need to decide on your topic (What will you be comparing? A symbol? A theme? etc.) and begin outlining. We will discuss possible structures for outlining in class today.
Continue working on Vocab Review Unit 10-12, which is due Friday.
Look over the essay requirements for your Comparative Analytical Essay. They are posted on our writing page.
No homework tonight. Get a good night's rest and have a good breakfast in the morning. Be sure to be here on time at 7:30 a.m. Good luck on your AIR test tomorrow!
8th Graders Only: Author Marcus Sedgwick is coming to BHS on April 27th. If you would like to take part in this high school visit, see Mrs. Ungier!