Advanced English B, 2018-19

Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Harriman104
Time: 12:10PM - 12:55PM
Grades: 7-9


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  • Assigned on 09/16: Lamb to the Slaughter  |  
  • Assigned on 09/23:
    Please complete the Irony handout that you received last Sunday.
  • Assigned on 09/30: Seeking Revenge  |  
  • Assigned on 10/14:
    I am giving you time to rewrite or revamp your thesis statements. You are writing about revenge. In what ways do Mary Maloney and John Wilkes Booth handle revenge? How are they similar and/or how are they different? There is a lot of room in this essay prompt to create an argument. You are free to talk about their behaviors, their emotions, how they process their actions, etc. Use this freedom to create a solid thesis statement. Remember, a thesis statement must be arguable.
  • Assigned on 10/21:
    For homework, please write a rough draft of your essay. DO NOT WRITE YOUR CONCLUSION! We will work on conclusions in class.
  • Assigned on 10/28:
    FINISH YOUR ESSAYS! Come to class with a completed draft - TYPED (double spaced, 12 point font, Times New Roman)
  • Assigned on 11/4: Writing Competition. Let's Begin!  |  
  • Assigned on 11/11:
    Please write an outline of your writing competition submission. If you are writing poetry, jot down ideas, words, stanza topics, etc. If you are submitting to short story, flash fiction, or any other prose genre, have a detailed outline of your story. You will be writing in class. Some of you are coming to class without your homework. This is not acceptable. This week I expect all of you to have your homework.
  • Assigned on 11/18:
    TYPE a draft of your Scholastic Arts and Writing submission. I often say this, but I will say it again...DO NOT come to class without your typed draft. We have a week off of school, you have 2 weeks to complete this, and you worked on it in class last week. No excuses! Happy Thanksgiving!!
  • Assigned on 12/2:
    Please submit your work to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Bring your completed work to class next week. NO COMPUTERS IN CLASS. ONLY PRINTED WORK!
  • Assigned on 12/9: Final Copy of Letter  |  
  • Assigned on 12/16:
    Your only homework is to edit and mail out (or hand deliver) your gratitude letters. Have a wonderful holiday break. No matter what you celebrate, take time to share your gratitude with those around you. ❤️
  • Assigned on 01/6: Generation Z  |  
  • Assigned on 01/13:
    There's no homework
  • Assigned on 01/20:
    Without excuse, please come to class with 3 scholarly articles that defend your Generation Z claim. If you have any questions or concerns, email me before Friday night.
  • Assigned on 01/27: GenZ claim and quotes  |  
  • Assigned on 02/3:
    Please begin typing your article. On Sunday I will be checking your introductions. They MUST be typed, double spaced, 12 point font, and at least 5 sentences. Please do not come to class with it written and please don’t hand me your laptop. If you have an issue with printing, email me no later than Friday night. Saturday morning is not Friday night.
  • Assigned on 02/10:
    Please begin writing your article. I checked your introductions and they were spot on! Keep going. Come to class with the first 2 pages typed (MLA format). This will be a 4 page paper. Email me with any questions or concerns before 2/17, this way you have plenty of time to get your work done.
  • Assigned on 02/24:
    See previous week’s homework.
  • Assigned on 03/3:
    Please edit your papers and come to class with a completed draft. Completed drafts must be 3-5 pages, double spaced, Times New Roman font, 12 point font. Again, this is still a draft, you will have one more opportunity to edit. Make your life easier and make this a solid draft, so that you don't have more work later.
  • Assigned on 03/10: List of persuasive elements  |  
    Define all of the terms on the persuasive element list
  • Assigned on 03/17: A second chance to do homework  |  
  • Assigned on 03/31:
  • Assigned on 04/7: Hamlet  |  
  • Assigned on 04/14: Hamlet Act 1  |  
  • Assigned on 04/28:
    Please read Hamlet Act 1 scene 2 lines 129 up to the end of scene 2 (line256). Briefly summarize what you read, in your own words. Continue memorizing Hamlet’s “To be it not to be...” speech. You should know up to “That flesh is heir to...” Continue on up to, “That makes calamity of so long life.”
  • Assigned on 05/5:
    Please read Hamlet Act 1 scene 3 from the beginning up to Act 1 scene 4 line 38 (where it says Enter GHOST). Summarize what you have read (unless I have told you otherwise). Also, be prepared to to present the "To be or not to be..." soliloquy up to the line "When he himself might his quietus make/With a bare bodkin."
  • Assigned on 05/12:
    Please have ALL of the "To be or not to be" speech ready to present to the class.

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