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HS Lit Journals, Due Dec. 7

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  Oct. 19 Journal:  Who do you feel is responsible for the poor and their problems? Themselves? The Government? Society in general? Why? How do you think poor people feel about the way they are treated? Have you ever had interaction with a homeless person? Write at least seven sentences and title your journal entry "The Poor." Put the date on your journal entry. Oct. 26 Journal:  What beliefs have your parents given you as you have grown up? How does your family feel about religion, politics, humor, family time, music, books, schooling, jobs, church, etc? How will your family's beliefs about these things influence you as you get older? Choose a few of these things to write about. Write at least seven sentences and title your journal entry "Family Beliefs." Write the date on your journal entry. Nov. 2 Journal:  How do you like Les Mis so far? Who is your favorite character? Why? What has been your favorite part? Why? What has been your least favorite part? Why?

HS Lit HW from November 30

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1.   Poetry Take Home Test (Read all poetry from packet and choose one to evaluate on the included worksheet.) 2. Study for Test next week: All HW questions All quizzes All notes from class Literary elements of Les Miserables 3. Bring a treat/drink to share for the class party next week!

Study Help for The Hobbit

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***Review Vocabulary from the quizzes. Hobbit  vocabulary . Hobbit Dictionary . ***Review the slideshows from any missed classes.   Hobbit Slideshow #1  Hobbit Slideshow #2  Hobbit Slideshow #3  Hobbit Slideshow #4  Hobbit Slideshow #5  Hobbit Slideshow #6 * Notes and discussion  for  The Power of Myth *  Hobbit Slideshow #7 ***Review the handouts from classes. Use this cloze worksheet  for reviewing literary elements. * Notes and discussion  for  The Power of Myth * ***Don't forget to read all poetry from this packet and do your take home test!   Due in class next week! Hobbit Poetry and Take Home Test ***Review all homework questions. Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party 1.   What do hobbits usually look like? Why are the Bagginses considered to be respectable hobbits? Define “Tookish." 2. Who is Thorin? Who is Smaug? Who is Gandalf?  3.  This story is mainly told by a Third-Person Narrator. The narrator is recording the actions of the story, but occasionally the narrator or auth

HS Lit Classwork for November 30

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Slideshow   1. No grammar starter, vocabulary review, or quiz 2. Review HW questions How does Jean Valjean’s coming to the barricade save a life? What is liberty according to Enjolras? Why does Enjolras call the sergeant at the canon his brother? What is Gavroche doing outside the barricade? Why does he do this? What is a simile used for Gavroche in this scene? What happens to Gavroche? What does Jean Valjean do with Javert? Why is this torture to Javert? What happened to Marius in the battle? What did Jean Valjean do with Marius as the battle was ending? How did he do this? Briefly describe the horrors Valjean had to go through to accomplish this feat. Who helped them at the end? What does Javert do when he captures Jean Valjean? Why does Javert leave? What happens to Javert next? Why does he do this? What does Jean Valjean tell Marius the day after the wedding? How does Marius treat Jean Valjean after this? How does Marius’ view of Jean Valjean change after meeting with Thenardier? W

MS Lit Journals, Due Nov. 29 or Dec 1

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Journal Entries should either be in the journal I gave you or stapled together as a book. If you are handing in the journal online, please make sure you have scanned all your journal entries into ONE document to email. Oct. 25/27--  Large spiders are some peoples' worst fear ( Ron ). How would you have responded to the spiders of these chapters? What is your worst fear? Please write at least seven sentences. Nov. 1/3-- What is something brave you have done or would like to do? Remember that there are many versions of brave! Sometimes opening your mouth to speak is brave and sometimes keeping it shut is brave. Sometimes going into a dangerous situation is brave and sometimes refusing to do so is brave. Write at least 7 sentences. Nov. 8/10-- Would you like to meet a dragon? Have you read about a dragon you would like to meet? If you were writing about dragons, would they be good or evil? Why? Write at least 7 sentences. Nov. 15/17-- What are you thankful for in your life? Write at l

MS Lit Classwork for Nov. 29 or Dec. 1

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1. No grammar starter 2. NO QUIZ In this class we will: Go over HW. Share presentations. Prepare for the test be reviewing the literary elements in The Hobbit . 3. Review HW questions (Check HW) Chapter 16 - A Thief in the Night In what way is Bilbo trying to help “everyone concerned,” including himself, by giving Bard the Arkenstone? For what reasons do you agree or disagree with Bilbo’s claim that he is an honest burglar and that the Arkenstone is his to give away? Bilbo refers to the dwarves as his friends. In what ways is Bilbo a good friend to the dwarves in this chapter? What indications are there that the dwarves might or might not be capable of returning Bilbo’s friendship? Chapter 17 - The Clouds Burst List the participants in the Battle of the Five Armies. The dwarves showed their fear of Smaug when they stayed in the tunnels and sent Bilbo into the treasure room alone. They were not particularly brave or fierce. Why then, do you think Thorin and the others show so much fearl

MS Lit Homework from Nov. 29 or Dec. 1

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1.  Read all poems from  Poetry Packet  handed out in class. Poem by Nikita Gill 2. Read all of the poems and fill in the Take Home Poetry Test to turn in with your test. 4.   Read over and study all Hobbit  quizzes, vocabulary, homework, and classwork notes.  (Use this study help blog post.) 5. Bring a snack or treat for your class using this guide: If your last name begins with A-H, bring a sweet treat. If your last name begins with I-P, bring a salty treat. If your last name begins with Q-Z, bring a contained drink (small water bottles, juice boxes, etc.) I will bring napkins and plates.