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Assignments 5/13 – 5/23

Monday 5/14

Time Shifts

Grandma and Grandpa

 

Homework

Read “Happiness, Happiness” pgs 187 – 207

 

Tuesday 5/14

Dr. Wilson  and Dr. Fein

Grief in EL&IC

Book Fair

 

Homework (due Thursday 5/16)

Read “Why I’m Not Where You Are 4/12/78” and “The Sixth Borough” pgs 208 – 233

 

Thursday 5/16

Oskar’s dad

 

Homework

Read “My Feelings” pgs 224 – 233 and Found Poetry assignment

 

Friday 5/17

Visual writing and making meaning

 

Homework (due Monday 5/20)

1.  Read “Alive and Alone” pgs 234 – 261

2.  Journal #3

Make a “found poem” from one of grandpa’s chapters and one of Oskar’s chapters.

Each poem should be 10-12 lines

 

Monday 5/20

The renter and the quest

 

Homework

Read “Why I’m Not Where You Are” pgs 262 – 284

 

Tuesday 5/21

Making connections

 

Homework due (Thursday 5/23)

Finish the book

 

Thursday 5/23

The end

 

Homework

Review for tomorrow

 

Friday 5/24

EL+IC Quote Identification Assessment

 

Homework (Due Tuesday 5/28)

Complete your chapter’s study guide

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Assignments 5/6 – 5/10

Monday 5/6

Three Threads of Narration in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

“My Feelings”

Homework

Read “The Only Animal”  pgs 86 – 107

Ask someone you know to write you a letter.

Write a note to someone you know.

Tuesday 5/7

Oskar

Homework (due Thursday 5/9)

Read “Why I’m Not Where You Are” pgs 108 – 141

Thursday 5/9

Oskar’s Grandfather

Homework

Read “Heavier Boots” pgs 142- 173

Friday 5/10

Oskar

Homework due Monday 5/13)

1.  Read “My Feelings” 174 – 186

2.  Journal #2

1-2 pgs (typed or handwritten or both)

What gives you “heavy boots”?

Try to imitate some of the “visual writing” techniques that JSF uses in the book.

Assignments 4/29 – 5/3

Monday 4/29

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

What happened on 9/11

Homework

Read 1-15

Tuesday 4/30

Intro to the novel

Oskar’s voice

Homework (due Thursday 5/2)

Read “Why I’m Not Where You Are”

Thursday 5/2

Style (visual writing)

Thomas Schell

Homework

Read “Googleplex”

Friday 5/3

The Hero’s Quest

Homework (due Monday 5/6)
1.  Read “My Feelings” 75-85
2.  Watch this video of Jonathan Saffron Foer talking about Oskar’s quest.
3.  Journal #1: “Stuff that Happened to Me”

Oskar collects images that tell us a lot about what matters to him.   

Collect and print 5 images that represent “stuff that happened to you.”  Write a few sentences to explain each image.  At least two of these images should be your own.

OR
Collect and print 10 images that represent “stuff that happened to you.”  At least half should be your own.

Assignments for week of 4/22

Monday 4/22

Vocab List #15

“Sonny’s Blues” recap

Getting started on your paper

Homework

1.  Do your vocab stuff

  • Use Verbal Advantage and list each word, its part of speech, the definition and your own personal sentence.
  • Type it, print it and stick it in your vocab section.
  • I’ll check it on Tuesday.

2.  Work on your thesis, type up your 5 quotes and notes on how each will tie into your paper, and be prepared to show me this document tomorrow.

Tuesday 4/23

Writing workshop

Homework (due Thursday 4/ 25)

1.  Write the paper.  You must have at least 3 pages for Thursday.

Thursday 4/25

Writing workshop

Vocab Review

Homework

1.  Study those 150 words

2.  Finish up your paper.  4-5 pages due tomorrow.

Friday 4/26

Vocab quiz #15

Homework (due Monday 4/29)

TBA

Vocabulary List #15 for week of 4/22

  1. Adroit
  2. Platitude
  3. Fastidious
  4. Vendetta
  5. Lucid
  6. Salient
  7. Categorical
  8. Inscrutable
  9. Construe
  10. Allude

Don’t forget about these guys:

  1. Paraphrase
  2. Ostensible
  3. Digress
  4. Uncanny
  5. Candor
  6. Morose
  7. Adept
  8. Saturated
  9. Pragmatic
  10. Congenial
  11. Capricious
  12. Blatant
  13. obligatory
  14. negligible
  15. adamant
  16. sporadic
  17. vanguard
  18. concur
  19. precociousness
  20. aloof
  21. creed
  22. tawdry
  23. peevish
  24. arduous
  25. personable
  26. resolute
  27. supposition
  28. arbitrary
  29. monotonous
  30. Legacy
  31. Manifold
  32. Pliant
  33. Retort
  34. Obstinate
  35. Lacerate
  36. Omnipotent
  37. Unscrupulous
  38. Renaissance
  39. Genesis
  40. Warrant
  41. Cantankerous
  42. Flippant
  43. Subjugate
  44. Wry
  45. Urbane
  46. Jargon
  47. Prudent
  48. Inviolable
  49. Commodious
  50. Proximity
  51. Advocate
  52. Delegate
  53. Unprecedented
  54. Poignant
  55. Nebulous
  56. Clandestine
  57. Tirade
  58. Recur
  59. Tacit
  60. Allegation
  61. Gullible
  62. Benign
  63. Peripheral
  64. Rebuff
  65. Animosity
  66. Tenuous
  67. Complacent
  68. Acme
  69. Defunct
  70. Abet
  71. Haggard
  72. Waive
  73. Carnal
  74. Sanction
  75. Ambiguous
  76. Spendthrift
  77. Mollify
  78. Unequivocal
  79. Malleable
  80. Verbose
  81. Transient
  82. Nettle
  83. Repudiate
  84. Impetuous
  85. Frugal
  86. Incongruous
  87. Assuage
  88. Corroborate
  89. Embellish
  90. Avaricious
  91. Cursory
  92. Vacillate
  93. Clement
  94. Lucrative
  95. Allocate
  96. Reconcile
  97. Paragon
  98. Analogous
  99. Diurnal
  100. Pretext
  101. Defray
  102. Taciturn
  103. Terse
  104. Boon
  105. Proletariat
  106. Heterogeneous
  107. Pittance
  108. Glib
  109. Penchant
  110. Solicitous
  111. Circumscribe
  112. Dearth
  113. Ingratiating
  114. Mercenary
  115. Extemporize
  116. Erudite
  117. Austere
  118. Laconic
  119. Ameliorate
  120. Expunge
  121. Circumspect
  122. Quiescent
  123. Foible
  124. Fervent
  125. Protract
  126. Ostentatious
  127. Quandary
  128. Censure
  129. Cavil
  130. Assimilate
  131. Rescind
  132. Discernible
  133. Cataclysm
  134. Narcissism
  135. Incriminate
  136. Stigma
  137. Brevity
  138. Perquisite
  139. Indigent
  140. Clairvoyant

Assignments 4/8 – 4/12

Monday 4/8

Vocab List #14

Langston Hughes

 

Homework

1.  Do your vocab stuff

  • Use Verbal Advantage and list each word, its part of speech, the definition and your own personal sentence.
  • Type it, print it and stick it in your vocab section.
  • I’ll check it on Tuesday.

2.  Read “”I, Too” (pg 471), “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (pg 472) and “The Weary Blues” (pg 475).  Be ready for a little in class writing exercise on one of these poems.

 

Tuesday 4/9

Langston Hughes

 

Homework (due Thursday 4/11)

1.  Finish your essays.  1-2 pages with several direct quotes from the poem(s).

 

Thursday 4/11

James Baldwin and “Sonny’s Blues”

Vocab Review

 

Homework

1. Study for vocab quiz

2.  Read pages 483 to the bottom of 491 in “Sonny’s Blues.”  Be ready for an LRQ

 

Friday 4/12

Vocab quiz 14

“Sonny’s Blues”

 

Homework (due Tuesday 4/16)

1.  Finish reading “Sonny’s Blues”

Vocabulary List #14 for week of 4/8

  1. Rescind
  2. Discernible
  3. Cataclysm
  4. Narcissism
  5. Incriminate
  6. Stigma
  7. Brevity
  8. Perquisite
  9. Indigent
  10. Clairvoyant

Don’t forget about these guys:

  1. Paraphrase
  2. Ostensible
  3. Digress
  4. Uncanny
  5. Candor
  6. Morose
  7. Adept
  8. Saturated
  9. Pragmatic
  10. Congenial
  11. Capricious
  12. Blatant
  13. obligatory
  14. negligible
  15. adamant
  16. sporadic
  17. vanguard
  18. concur
  19. precociousness
  20. aloof
  21. creed
  22. tawdry
  23. peevish
  24. arduous
  25. personable
  26. resolute
  27. supposition
  28. arbitrary
  29. monotonous
  30. Legacy
  31. Manifold
  32. Pliant
  33. Retort
  34. Obstinate
  35. Lacerate
  36. Omnipotent
  37. Unscrupulous
  38. Renaissance
  39. Genesis
  40. Warrant
  41. Cantankerous
  42. Flippant
  43. Subjugate
  44. Wry
  45. Urbane
  46. Jargon
  47. Prudent
  48. Inviolable
  49. Commodious
  50. Proximity
  51. Advocate
  52. Delegate
  53. Unprecedented
  54. Poignant
  55. Nebulous
  56. Clandestine
  57. Tirade
  58. Recur
  59. Tacit
  60. Allegation
  61. Gullible
  62. Benign
  63. Peripheral
  64. Rebuff
  65. Animosity
  66. Tenuous
  67. Complacent
  68. Acme
  69. Defunct
  70. Abet
  71. Haggard
  72. Waive
  73. Carnal
  74. Sanction
  75. Ambiguous
  76. Spendthrift
  77. Mollify
  78. Unequivocal
  79. Malleable
  80. Verbose
  81. Transient
  82. Nettle
  83. Repudiate
  84. Impetuous
  85. Frugal
  86. Incongruous
  87. Assuage
  88. Corroborate
  89. Embellish
  90. Avaricious
  91. Cursory
  92. Vacillate
  93. Clement
  94. Lucrative
  95. Allocate
  96. Reconcile
  97. Paragon
  98. Analogous
  99. Diurnal
  100. Pretext
  101. Defray
  102. Taciturn
  103. Terse
  104. Boon
  105. Proletariat
  106. Heterogeneous
  107. Pittance
  108. Glib
  109. Penchant
  110. Solicitous
  111. Circumscribe
  112. Dearth
  113. Ingratiating
  114. Mercenary
  115. Extemporize
  116. Erudite
  117. Austere
  118. Laconic
  119. Ameliorate
  120. Expunge
  121. Circumspect
  122. Quiescent
  123. Foible
  124. Fervent
  125. Protract
  126. Ostentatious
  127. Quandary
  128. Censure
  129. Cavil
  130. Assimilate