Our bus will arrive at Pope by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, so everyone MUST be ready to board at 8:00 because we leave at 8:10 to go to our first visit at 8:30.
I am attaching a document with links to a variety of resources to give you an overview of Islam, Judaism, Greek Orthodox Church, and Moroccan and Lebanese food. You must read them in preparation for our trip Friday. Most importantly, however, you MUST read the information on Jewish culture and formulate a minimum of two questions you would like to ask our docent at The Breman Museum on Friday. Please give them to Ms. Thomas Thursday, so she can pass them to Ms. Enzweiler, who will forward them to the museum so they can prepare to answer your questions.
I will meet you at the bus Friday morning in the bus parking lot.
Self-Selected Reading List of Young Adult Novels
This list contains 45 novels with a description of each one. They were compiled from a variety of prominent literary organizations such as YALSA, Kirkus Reviews, ALAN and others, then narrowed down by a group of students from my classes to the current list.
Some YA novels address realistic issues teenagers face today, and therefore may contain sensitive or explicit scenes. I have NOT read any of these books, so, students, you may choose any title from this list to read as your third parallel novel, but you must get permission from your parent or guardian stating they agree with your choice. You also must choose your book and turn in your signed permission form (download from this link if you lost it) by Friday, November 13.
You will have a project-based assessment on your book rather than a traditional test. I will provide a variety of options for you to choose from. You may turn in your project early, by Friday, December 4, for a 5 point bonus added to your grade, or by the regular deadline on Monday, December 7.
View last 10 minutes of Islam: Empire of Faith Part 2
Creative Writing; Write a story about Halloween. It can be true or fictional. Bring to class completed
Homework: View Islam: Empire of Faith Part 3 and complete the viewing guide to bring to class Thursday.
Writing lesson: How to write concisely.
Homework: View Empire of Faith Part 3 by class Thursday.
Review rough draft paragraphs.
Looking at ASP through the "lens" of each literary analysis article: "It's More Than Just Rain or Snow" and "If She Comes Up, It's Baptism"
To give context to your audience, begin with the name of the novel and author, the topic, the subject, and the change (from one state of thinking to another).
In A Separate Peace, author John Knowles utilizes a water motif to symbolize (reveal/portray/illuminate etc.) Gene's transformation from _________ to ________.
Homework: Revise, type new rough draft and bring a copy to class Thursday. Final draft with Works Cited due Friday.