Homework LA 5-6

Week of February 13-17:

  • Poetry book work (you will need access to a textbook - they can be checked out through the school library). Page 601 #1-7

Week of Feb. 27-Mar. 3

  • Read the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost (p.696) and answer questions 1-4 on page 700.
  • Read the poem "Death of the Hired Man" (p. 703) and answer questions 6-10 on page 709.
  • Read the poem "Home Burial" (I have copies or you can find it online. Write the following:
  • •Briefly summarize the action.  Who are the characters?  Where does it take place?  What movement is described?
    •Briefly describe the two main characters.  What are the points each makes in the discussion.  Which do you think is in the right?  Why?
    •If you were going to play the part of the husband or wife (pick one), how would you play it?  Is the wife whiny, hysterical, scared, reasonable, etc.?  Is the husband unfeeling, confused, sad, threatening, etc?  What words in the poem made you think that?

Week of March 6-10

  • Read the poem "Out, out--" by Robert Frost. Answer the following: How does the poem begin in delight and end in wisdom? Compare the attitudes toward death in this poem with those in "Home Burial."
  • Nothing Gold Can Stay/Fire and Ice (handout): Read the poems and then write a short analysis: 
    1.You need to provide an analysis of the poem.
    •Think about answering: “What was the point?” “What was important to note?” “What were the wows and wonders?”
    2.You need to consider what you think of what you analyzed.
    •Think about answering: “Do I agree/disagree with what is being said?” “Can I add more to what is being said or ask other questions?”
    3.Finally, you need to choose and include evidence from the poem that supports what you shared.
    •You should be including: words  from the text to support your argument or back up what you shared or added. 
  • Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening (p. 701) - Read and answer questions 1-4 and 6 on page 702.

Week of March 13-17

  • Introduction to the Harlem Renaissance: Claude McKay
  • Read the poem: "If We must Die" by McKay (in text, p. 734 or online). Write short analysis. Follow the analysis steps above that we used for the short poem by Frost.
  • "I, Too" and "A Negro Speaks of Rivers" by Langston Hughes. Read and write and analysis (see steps above) of one of the poems.

Week of March 20-24

  • Poems by Arna Bontemps and Countee Cullen: "A Black Man Talks of Reaping" and "Any Human to Another." Read poems and answer questions 1-3, 6,7,10,and 12 on page 760.
  • "Theme for English B" and "Harlem (a Dream Deferred)" by Langston Hughes. Read the poems and then choose one and write a one paragraph personal reflection. What stood out to you? How did you feel about the theme/message? Did you like it?
  • Online Quiz: Go to the "Links" tab and then click on "20th Century Poetry Quiz." You will be directed to sign in. You sign in with your regular log-in username followed by "rentonstudent.us." For example: kay.edg000@rentonstudent.us. Password is your regular password that you use to log on to computers. Answer the 15 questions. It is open notes.

Week of March 27-31

  • Read the information about the author and the excerpt from the autobiography of Richard Wright (p. 820-828 and complete the worksheet (see teacher for copy).
  • Read the information about the author and the excerpt from the autobiography of Zora Neale Hurston (p. 723-729.
  • Complete the Venn Diagram showing the similarities and differences between the two authors.

Week of April 3-7

  • Using the "Vulnerable Attachment Style Questionnaire" write a short text based essay explaining one of the answers. Here is the prompt stem: On the "Vulnerable Attachment Style Questionnaire," Richard Wright would have rated item number (state number and write the statement) as (give your rating) because in the text he says... [ex. #9 (People close to me get on my nerves) as a 4 (agree) because he describes his mother and grandmother as irking him - "what irked me was the ceaseless talk and no action."]
  • Online Quiz - Jump at the Sun video - see directions for accessing the quiz above.

Week of April 17-21

  • Watch the documentary "The N-Word." Write in your journal about the use of the word historically and how it is used today.
  • Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Complete the novel reflection sheet. See teacher for a copy of the questions or download from the "Documents" tab.

Week of April 24-28

  • Read Chapters 3-5 of Their Eyes Were Watching God and keep notes on provided handouts.

Week of May 8-12

  • Read through Chapter 9 in Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Review the slideshow (on the document tab) - Their Eyes Ch 1-6 Review.
  • Take the chapter 1-6 Quiz

Week of May 15-19

  • Read through chapter 13 in Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Review the slideshow (on the document tab) - Their Eyes Chapter Review
  • Take the chapter 7-12 Quiz

Week of May 22-26

  • Finish Reading Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Watch the videos "Pretty for a Dark Girl" and "Who is Black in America" (links to both can be found on the "Links" tab).