Friday, January 10, 2014

HW 1/10/14

Euro Lit:
Finish: Candide
Chapter 30 reports

English 9 Honors:
Re-read "Heracles" for nuts and bolts
Oral quiz Monday
Prepare: for Capitalization test (100 points)

Capitalization Review and End Marks



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Honors 9 Notes 1/9/14


Honors 9 Notes 1/9/14

Essay writing

Introduction:
  • Compelling title that ties in with your hook
  • Plant the big picture seed, with your hook if you can.
  •  Include the title, genre, author, and a brief history/biography.
  • Thesis statement at the end of the paragraph (including your reasons).

Body:

  • Make sure to have topic sentences for each paragraph that ties into your thesis and what the paragraph is going to be about.
  • Use examples from the text and explain your reasoning behind why you used them and how they relate back to your thesis.
  • Remember, you are not telling a narrative and you should not be plot re-hashing. Watson already knows the story.

Conclusion:
  • This is where you explain the big picture seed. Relate the text back to something else you have read and make contrasts and comparisons.
  • OR have a unique insight into the text that helped you realize a theme.
  • OR be critical about the topic. Pick it apart. Analyze it. Criticize it.
Example: Stories were passed through male rhapsodes and written down by men. Established a patriarchy. Why? Because they crave power? Because men are scared of women? Take note that the Fates are female and they represent predetermination, something that man fears the most. Also, a matriarchy was established before the patriarchy and what they did caused men to fear women – you will learn about that later. (Hint: it involves human sacrifice.)
  • OR read one of the handouts on conclusions for more ideas. Conclusions should be well thought out but you have a lot of leeway how to approach it.

Oldest piece of literature we have is The Iliad by Homer. From Homer we have derived the Homeric Pattern – a path of characteristics that all his characters follow. 
Homeric Pattern:
  • Arete – to strive for excellence.
  • Hubris – excessive pride that stems from achieving some sort of excellence, and therefore believing that they are better than others. This sort of behavior leads you believe you can do anything, causing you to commit…
  • Ate – going too far, exceeding the bounds meant for you by the universe (or the gods, in Greek literature). Exceeding your bounds has consequences, though.
  • Nemesis – punishment for going too far, or “retribution”. In Greek literature, this punishment usually takes the form of death or exile.

MLA Style and Formatting:
  • Double-space everything. Nothing less, nothing more.
  • Times New Roman, 12 pt font.
  • Full name, class period, class name, and date all in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Always put page numbers in the upper right-hand corner (the computer can do this for you under “formatting”).

Use of Capital Letters Handout



HW 1/9/14

Euro Lit: Read chapter 29 of Candide and complete the chapter report

Honors 9: Read "Heracles" and know the nuts and bolts, complete Use of Capital Letters 1 & 2

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Honors 9 Notes 1/8/14


Honors 9 Notes 1/8/14

Ø  Never lose focus of your thesis opinion.
Ø  Reduce topic to one word: “Pride comes before the fall” translates to “pride” or “hubris”
Ø  Brainstorm -> prioritize -> outline
Ø  Reasons -> examples -> quotes -> explain (argument form)
Awesome title!
Big picture seed in the intro! Hook, title, genre, author, bio/history.
-> Envelope thinking = pack together more than one character
*Abstract thinking!
*Characters are always positive or negative examples of the theme.
Paragraphs (body):
1.     King Minos and Queen Pasiphae (queen first, then king)
2.     Daedalus and Icarus (Daedalus first, then Icarus)
3.     Talos

HW 1/8/14

Euro Lit: Read chapters 24-28 of Candide and do chapter reports

Honors 9: Re-read "Theseus" and complete First Words 1 & 2 handout

First Words Handout



Honors 9 Notes 1/7/14


Mr. Stewart threw a pen at you. Mr. Stewart threw a pen to you. Use words that are descriptive, pronouns-takes the place of, makes sure they are correct. Long works you underline Use quotations marks for short works.
All numbers under 100 are written out (EX. ninety nine). Order of words in a sentence Syntax.
Awkward phrase or word Mr. Stewart will put a squiggly line underneath it.
MLA style essay: use times new roman 12pt font (DO NOT TRY TO USE 13 or 12.5), needs to be double spaced, nothing in bold, may italicize, set pagination insert pg#, put teachers name then date under your name.
            Everything in your essay has to do with the thesis statement/thesis opinion. NEVER lose focus of the thesis opinion.
Brainstorm (you have to know the material well, funnel it down to fit the essay). After you know the material make sure you know the theme well. The essay is all about the central theme.
Do not plot rehash
“Writing is thinking on a piece of paper.” –Stewart

Writing Process:
1) Brainstorm, Outlining, Prioritizing
2) Form thesis opinion
3) Form the three reasons which support your thesis opinion
4) Pre-write
5) Form a rough draft
6) Edit rough draft
7) Repeat steps 5-6 til you feel the best about your essay
8) Finalize essay
9) Print and turn in essay

The Format of a 5 Paragraph Essay:
Title: works together with the “hook” (first sentence of the essay), big picture seed (what you’re going to talk about in your conclusion, etc).
Introduction: “take care of certain expectations” ;)
            -Interesting beginning sentence, “hook”, compelling
-State the author
            -Title of work
            -Genre
            -History, bio..
-State thesis opinion as the last sentence of the introduction (You get one opinion, thesis/theme, per essay which you will be supporting in the following paragraphs).

1st paragraph (this format applies for the 2nd and 3rd paragraph as well):
-State your topic sentence (topic sentence: the one reason which supports why your thesis opinion is right).
-Use examples to explain why your reason is right (better persuade: use quotations and explain these quotations).
-Last sentence of a paragraph: “clinches” the reader for the argument
-Remember to use transitions between paragraphs (refer to the last paragraph, ex. “Not only is this theme portrayed by Daedalus and Icarus but, we can further recognize this through King Minos”).
-3rd paragraph: use the best reason which supports the thesis opinion
Conclusion: Big picture/abstract thinking (how deeply you understand the topic you’re writing about)
            -Restate your thesis opinion in the first sentence of the conclusion
             -Expand on your opinion (ex. Compare to real life, another story, etc).
Robert Browning (English romantic poet): “Man’s reach should exceed his grasp..”
Grasping is perfection, reaching is trying

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Honors 9 English Notes 1/7/14


Honors 9 Notes 1/7/14

            Mr. Stewart threw a pen at you. Mr. Stewart threw a pen to you. Use words that are descriptive, pronouns-takes the place of, makes sure they are correct. Long works you underline Use quotations marks for short works.

All numbers under 100 are written out (EX. ninety nine). Order of words in a sentence Syntax.
Awkward phrase or word Mr. Stewart will put a squiggly line underneath it.

MLA style essay: use times new roman 12pt font (DO NOT TRY TO USE 13 or 12.5), needs to be double spaced, nothing in bold, may italicize, set pagination insert pg#, put teachers name then date under your name.
            
Everything in your essay has to do with the thesis statement/thesis opinion. NEVER lose focus of the thesis opinion. Brainstorm (you have to know the material well, funnel it down to fit the essay). After you know the material make sure you know the theme well. The essay is all about the central theme. Do not plot rehash

“Writing is thinking on a piece of paper.” –Stewart

Writing Process:
1) Brainstorm, Outlining, Prioritizing
2) Form thesis opinion
3) Form the three reasons which support your thesis opinion
4) Pre-write
5) Form a rough draft
6) Edit rough draft
7) Repeat steps 5-6 til you feel the best about your essay
8) Finalize essay
9) Print and turn in essay

The Format of a 5 Paragraph Essay:

Title: works together with the “hook” (first sentence of the essay), big picture seed (what you’re going to talk about in your conclusion, etc).

Introduction: “take care of certain expectations” ;)
            -Interesting beginning sentence, “hook”, compelling
-State the author
            -Title of work
            -Genre
            -History, bio..
-State thesis opinion as the last sentence of the introduction (You get one opinion, thesis/theme, per essay which you will be supporting in the following paragraphs).

1st paragraph (this format applies for the 2nd and 3rd paragraph as well):
-State your topic sentence (topic sentence: the one reason which supports why your thesis opinion is right).
-Use examples to explain why your reason is right (better persuade: use quotations and explain these quotations).
-Last sentence of a paragraph: “clinches” the reader for the argument
-Remember to use transitions between paragraphs (refer to the last paragraph, ex. “Not only is this theme portrayed by Daedalus and Icarus but, we can further recognize this through King Minos”).
-3rd paragraph: use the best reason which supports the thesis opinion

Conclusion: Big picture/abstract thinking (how deeply you understand the topic you’re writing about)
            -Restate your thesis opinion in the first sentence of the conclusion
             -Expand on your opinion (ex. Compare to real life, another story, etc).

Robert Browning (English romantic poet): “Man’s reach should exceed his grasp..”
Grasping is perfection (being able to attain it), reaching is trying

HW 1/7/14

Euro Lit: Read chapters 20-23 of Candide and complete chapter reports

Honors 9: Read "Theseus" and know the nuts and bolts

Symbols of Editorial Comments and Essay Format