2016-2017 · Announcements · English 1 · English 2 · Homework · Honors · Marking Period 2 · Updates

UPDATES: Ticket Turn-In Days, Independent Reading, Honors Project

Reward Tickets

The first Ticket Turn-In days will be Wednesday, December 21 (A) , and Thursday, December 22 (A).

Independent Reading

  • Independent Reading is due Friday, January 20.
  • Please be sure to follow the Independent Reading Guidelines for submission.
  • Note: Honors must answer BOTH questions.

 

Honors Projects – Upcoming Deadlines

English 1

  • Friday, December 16: Email two questions for the author to Mrs. Wasley
  • Friday, December 23: Email three outside sources to Mrs. Wasley
  • Friday, December 23: Outline for your paper (a suggested format will be provided)

English 2

  • Friday, December 16: Email three or more outside sources for your paper to Mrs. Wasley
  • Friday, December 23: Outline for your paper (a suggested format will be provided) 
    • Share in Google docs with Mrs. Wasley
    • Title: First Name Last Name – English 2 M2 Honors Paper – “J Alfred Prufrock” Essay Outline

 

2016-2017 · English 2 · Honors · Marking Period 2 · Projects

English 2 M2 Honors Project – “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

English 2

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Argument Paper

Note: A link to an audio version of the poem was sent to your email account.

Your Task

Written during a time of significant cultural change in Britain and the world at large, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” tells the story of a man in conflict with not only the world around him, but also with himself.

Your argument, which must be at least 5-7 pages in length, should show the internal and external conflicts the protagonist faces in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. What are these conflicts, and how does he handle them (if at all)? Are these conflicts resolved? What are his personal needs, and how do they conflict with the changing society in which he lives?

The analysis must be supported by information from at least 3 outside sources in addition to the anchor text, T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”. These sources should provide background and explanation on the ways in which the cultural and societal landscape of Britain was changing during the time the poem was written and published.

 

Essay Requirements:

  • Length: 5-7 pages
  • MLA Format
  • Works Cited Page
  • At least 3 outside sources, plus the anchor text, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot
  • Paper Title:
    • First Name Last Name – English 2 M2 Honors Paper – “J Alfred Prufrock” Argument
  • Share with Mrs. Wasley in Google Docs from your student account.
  • All revisions from first draft to final paper must take place in the same Google Doc.
  • DO NOT write in first or second person! This is a formal, academic paper.

Deadlines:

  • Fri., December 16: Three or more outside sources for your paper (email to Mrs. Wasley)
  • Fri., December 23: Outline for your paper (a suggested format will be provided) shared in Google docs with Mrs. Wasley
    • Title: First Name Last Name – English 2 M2 Honors Paper – “J Alfred Prufrock” Essay Outline
  • Fri., January 6: First Draft Due
  • Mon., January 16 (11:59PM): Final Paper Due

 

2016-2017 · English 1 · Honors · Marking Period 2 · Projects

English 1 M2 Honors Project – “Stolen Tongues”

English 1

“Stolen Tongues” Comparative Analysis Paper

Note: A link to the digital copy of the story, as well as an audio version, were sent to your email account.

Your Task

Stories passed down through generations and shared by word of mouth change with each retelling. A natural consequence is that common elements (characters and their traits, plot points, etc.) often make their way into other stories—and sometimes inspire new and creative ideas.

Compare and contrast the characteristics of the supernatural being (“the Impostor”) in “Stolen Tongues” to at least 2 other cryptids and creatures found in Native American legends. Your analysis, which must be at least 3-5 pages in length, should show the ways in which “the Impostor” may have been inspired by some of these other supernatural beings.

The analysis must be supported by information from at least 3 outside sources, in addition to the anchor text, Blackwell’s “Stolen Tongues”. One of these sources should provide some background on Pike’s Peak and a brief history of the Native American nation(s) whose legends you are including in your analysis.

Essay Requirements

  • Length: 3-5 pages
  • MLA Format
  • Works Cited Page
  • At least 3 outside sources, plus the anchor text, “Stolen Tongues” by Felix Blackwell
  • Paper Title:
    • First Name Last Name – English 1 – M2 Honors Paper – “Stolen Tongues” Comparative Analysis
  • Share with Mrs. Wasley in Google Docs from your student account.
  • All revisions from first draft to final paper must take place in the same Google Doc.
  • DO NOT write in first or second person! This is a formal, academic paper.

Deadlines

  • Fri., December 16: Two or more questions for the author (email to Mrs. Wasley)
  • Fri., December 23: Three or more sources for your paper (email to Mrs. Wasley)
  • Fri. December 23: Outline for your paper (an organizer will be provided)
  • Fri., January 6: First Draft Due
  • Mon., January 16 (11:59PM): Final Paper Due

More details, including critical thinking questions and background on the story, can be found on the project document linked at the top of this post.