English 11


IMPORTANT: You have a free this Friday, Day 4, 10/24.  I am going to a poetry conference.  Looking forward to telling you all about it on Monday!

BRING CATCHER TO CLASS EVERY DAY, 5 pts.

Wed., 10/22:  Vocab Unit 3 Quiz (50 pts.) and Unit 3 exercises due (10 pts.).  Bring a pencil.

Due Thursday, 10/23:  My Glass Case, 10 pts.  What is the most joyous moment of your life you would like to preserve the way Holden wants to preserve his youth and innocence (and Phoebe, and Jane, etc.)?  1 page min. in your notebook.  Be specific, use lots of details and imagery so that the reader experiences this moment, too!
ALSO: Bring The Human Comedy to class! 5 pts.  Order asap or go to your local library

Tuesday, 10/28:  Catcher in the Rye literary essay, 100 pts.  Details to come...

Tuesday, 11/4:  The Human Comedy Reading Exam, 100 pts.


TUESDAY, 10/14:  "Saving Holden" Essay due, 100 pts. 2 pages typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt. size.  Create a new scene (with a new setting) for The Catcher in the Rye in which Holden meets YOU and you help save him through words and/or actions.  Make sure to write in HIS voice, 1st person narration ("goddam,"  "...and all," "that kills me," etc.).  Make it unique, powerful, and have fun with it!  Note: Scene must have dialogue, imagery, and a new symbol (worth 10 pts.).  Don't forget full heading.  



THURSDAY, 10/9:  Vocab 2 Quiz (50 pts.) and Unit 2 exercises due, 10 pts.


“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”  Abraham Lincoln