Break officially ends in 13 hours… did we have homework?! *

* I do not intend insult with this title… I am fully aware that the majority of you are responsible students who stay on top of your work. 

Well folks, all good things must come to an end — including Winter Break.

As I put the finishing touches on this post I am honestly uncertain of WHEN exactly I will see you next, what with the fluctuating weather reports prognosticating a frosty apocalypse over the next few days and all. I refuse to weigh in on the probability of school being called off on any given day, however, due to my strong superstition that doing so would certainly guarantee us the opposite of what we hope for (see how I’m being intentionally vague there?).

All of that said, here’s the general plan for the upcoming week for each class. Those of you who came to this post via a link from Twitter, please encourage your non-Tweeting classmates to check the information below. Thanks!

AP Literature & Composition:  Part Two of 1984 is going to fly by; you’ll have reading assignments every night this week. There will be TWO unannounced quizzes (10 points each) based on the previous night’s reading. We will also be doing in-class writing on Wednesday and we’ll do analysis of both multiple choice and writing practice test responses.

English IV: There are several people in each section of English IV who have to make up quizzes from our last week of school before break — this will be done the first day we are back. In addition to revisiting main concepts from the beginning of 1984, we will start investigating how the BIG ideas from Part One of the book apply to present-day life . Assignments done in class this week will include AoW #3, TED Talk #2 (in class) & #3 (on your own time), a close reading of a few pages from the novel, and some fun with deciphering privacy policies & user agreements from some companies you’re very familiar with. And YES, THERE WILL BE A VOCABULARY QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK! The words have been posted on this site since December 5th — no complaints.  Scroll down to see them if necessary.

Pre-AP English: I hope you enjoyed reading your 2nd Independent Reading book over break! In addition to doing your one-pager, multi-genre project, book talk, or review for your chosen book, this week you’ll have a quiz over the next WWW vocabulary unit, start learning about rhetorical modes (and have a chance to write in each of them), and begin an ad analysis essay that will utilize your understanding of persuasive techniques and ability to write analytically.

That’s it for now. Stay warm, read or write something that makes you feel good, and be READY TO LEARN when we return to school!

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