This week, we will take part in our first in-class essay of the semester based on The Road. We'll get down and dirty with the nitty-gritty of essay writing, only to end on a note of excitement as we (finally) discuss our first project of the year!
Our first in-class essay will be hosted during Wed/Thurs block of next week. Be prepared to show up and write next week.
Also, you are assigned to complete 3 reviews of the quotations collections submitted by your peers. You will use these reviews as an opportunity to provide your class mates with feedback, and to perhaps steal some potent quotations for you own essay!
You did it! You made it past the first week. For this second week, you will put the work you did over summer to good use! We will unpack the novel by analyzing key quotations, moments, symbols and themes - all leading up to our first in-class essay next week.
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It's the moment you've all been waiting for! Your chance to share the amazing work you've done over our summer break!
Please submit your 10 quotations (with extended analysis) to the open assignment on TurnItIn.com on Friday, 8/19. If submitted after midnight, it will be counted as late.
You can find more details about this assignment here on the Unit I Readings: The Road page (or on the drop down under "Classroom Resources"). You can also find the TurnItIn enrollment info for your class under on the Classroom Resources page.
Reminder: Please start bringing The Road with you each class for the next few weeks, starting tomorrow!
Welcome back to Da Vinci Design for your final year of high school. This last year will be a great opportunity for you to apply and expand upon all of the skills you have learned so far. In English 12 alone: you'll end the world, alter society, rally for change, conspire against kings and fall in love. Figuratively, of course. But let's start at the beginning - it's usually a good place to start.
This year, instead of participating in a school-wide summer reading program, you'll be independently reading your first novel of English 12 over the summer: Cormac McCarthy's The Road. For more resources on how to find the book and what this analysis should look like, see the Resources page for Unit 1 Reading: The Road under the "English 12" tab above. Please read on in order to find out more about your summer assignment and the best (ie: cheapest) ways to find the novel.