English 11

MONDAY, 11/3:  Catcher in the Rye literary essay, in class. 100 pts.  Intro paragraph also due!  Your critical lens statement will be "It is those we love and who love us that ultimately save us from ourselves."  Essay writing handouts to be distributed today full of valuable tips and reminders!

Tuesday, 11/4:  Bring The Human Comedy to class!  I will give you most of the period to read/prepare for Wednesday's reading exam.  5 pts.  (There will also be a reading comprehension handout to work on.)

Wednesday, 11/5:  The Human Comedy Reading Exam, 100 pts.  Bring a pencil!

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, 10/14:  "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