UPDATED English IV Assignment Schedule for October 2016

On the original English IV October assignment schedule, I somehow managed to make assignments due on days you do not have school. Here is the corrected schedule, with my apologies for the confusion.


Exploring Opinions on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

In Journalism class, we are currently working on a project that requires students to read and analyze opinion pieces from the news. One component of this project is to find multiple columns written on the same topic. Interestingly, this week Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has generated a great deal of opinion writing — some writers praising the Nobel committee members for choosing Dylan, others chastising them. Here is a sampling of what journalists have to say:



Bob Dylan is a legend, but he doesn’t deserve his Nobel Prize

October 2016 Assignment Schedules

These assignment schedules cover September 26-October 29, 2016.

AP Literature & Composition: ap-lit-assignment-schedule-october-2016

English IV: e4-assignment-schedule-october-2016

Honors English II: he2-assignment-schedule-october-2016

Journalism: Follow assignment dates listed on the whiteboard.


September Assignment Schedules

Here are the assignment schedules for all of my core classes for the next month. Please remember that this schedule is also hanging on the bulletin board near the door, and you have been given a hard copy of the schedule. You are always held responsible for knowing what is due when!




Journalism students: Your assignment due dates will be written on the board.

Summer Reading 2016

Wow, did this year go by fast — it’s already time to think about summer reading!

I will be in Mrs. Siley’s and Mr. D’s classes next week to pass out copies of the assignments for students taking English IV, Honors English II, and AP Literature & Composition next year. If you’d like a sneak peak, however, you can click on the “Summer/Independent Reading” Tab in the top right corner of this website. Please note that there is also a list of suggested summer reading for those students who enrolled in Journalism for next year.

Film Study Quiz Study Resources for English 4

All four of the presentations we used in class this week are now available on Schoology for you to review if you’d like. Tomorrow’s quiz is worth 50 points.

Honors English II Independent Reading Assignment

Over the next several weeks, you will read one of the following novels or plays on your own. Each of these pieces of literature has appeared numerous times on essay question three of the AP Literature & Composition test, and will therefore help you prepare for success on the test.

Please investigate your choices and make a decision by April 27. I recommend going to Goodreads.com or Amazon.com to read reviews of the books. You will need to bring your book with you to class daily beginning April 28; you will need to finish reading your book by May 19th. Once you have finished reading, you will complete a note card and a writing assignment.


  • Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (NOT The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells!)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni
  • Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie
  • In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
  • Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton
  • All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf


  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
  • A Doll’s House by Henrik Isben
  • Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett