Friday, July 25, 2014

Summer School Day 15

1) Timed Readings 12 and 13

2) Begin watching King Lear.

3) Work on research paper.  See Summer School Day 14 for assignment details.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer School Day 14


1) Timed readings 10 and 11

2) Finish Restrepo.

3) Research paper 2: How does war affect the human mind?

Title a new google document, "PTSD" and share it with me.

Visit these links:

Questions to address in your paper:
   What is PTSD? Define and explain it for your readers.

   Explain the history of PTSD

                     What are some examples of PTSD in the past?

                     What did they call PTSD in the past?

                     Where did the medical term PTSD come from?

   Are there examples of PTSD or traumatic experiences in The Things They Carried or Restrepo?
How to write your paper:

- Break your paper up into different sections
Section 1: Introduction into the topic
Section 2: Defining PTSD and a brief history
Section 3: Example 1
Section 4: Example 2
Section 5: Example 3
Section 6: Conclusion (summary of main points)

Requirements:
   MLA format 

   1250 words minimum

   5 quotations in your paper 

   Works Cited page with at least 2 sources 

   Spelling and grammar (10 pts)

   Due on Friday, July 25 at the end of the day.

150 points total


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Summer School Day 13

1) Timed readings 8 and 9.








3) Watch Restrepo.


4) Research paper 2: How does war affect the human mind?


Title a new google document, "PTSD" and share it with me.


Visit these links:


Questions to address in your paper:
  • What is PTSD? Define and explain it for your readers.
  • Explain the history of PTSD
    • What are some examples of PTSD in the past?
    • What did they call PTSD in the past?
    • Where did the medical term PTSD come from?
  • Are there examples of PTSD or traumatic experiences in The Things They Carried or Restrepo?
How to write your paper:


- Break your paper up into different sections
Section 1: Introduction into the topic
Section 2: Defining PTSD and a brief history
Section 3: Example 1
Section 4: Example 2
Section 5: Example 3
Section 6: Conclusion (summary of main points)


Requirements:
  • MLA format
  • 1250 words minimum
  • 5 quotations in your paper
  • Works Cited page with at least 2 sources
  • Spelling and grammar (10 pts)
  • Due on Friday, July 25 at the end of the day.
  • 150 points total

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer School Day 12

- Timed Readings 6 and 7

Continue to read Act IV from King Lear.



- Answer the following questions from Act IV in the existing document "Lear Questions":

1. Why would Gloucester prefer to be led by the madman (Edgar) rather than by a faithful retainer? (IV, i)
2. How does Goneril compound her sins against her family? (IV, ii)
3. How does Albany perceive his wife? (IV, ii)
4. Why is it natural that Lear would not wish to see his daughter Cordelia? (IV, iii)
5. How does Regan compound her sins against her family? (IV, v)
6. How does Edgar begin the process of righting the unnatural events that have occurred? (IV, vi)
7. How does Cordelia react to her father’s words? (IV, vii)


- Answer the following questions in a 500 word response using evidence from the text, your experiences, and the real world. Create a google doc called "Things Carried" and share it with me.

- Literally speaking, why were the things they carried important? Elaborate and give examples from the text.
- Figuratively speaking, why other things did these men carry? Elaborate and give examples from the text.
- Please provide at least THREE quotations from the text that support your answers.
- If you were to shipped out to war as a soldier and you had one bag to bring, what would you pack it with?  Explain at least 15 items you'd bring with you.  Something should have symbolic meaning as well.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer School Day 11

- Timed Readings 4 & 5

- Continue to read Act IV from King Lear.

- Answer the following questions from Act IV in the existing document "Lear Questions":

1. Why would Gloucester prefer to be led by the madman (Edgar) rather than by a faithful retainer? (IV, i)
2. How does Goneril compound her sins against her family? (IV, ii)
3. How does Albany perceive his wife? (IV, ii)
4. Why is it natural that Lear would not wish to see his daughter Cordelia? (IV, iii)
5. How does Regan compound her sins against her family? (IV, v)
6. How does Edgar begin the process of righting the unnatural events that have occurred? (IV, vi)
7. How does Cordelia react to her father’s words? (IV, vii)

- Read "The Things They Carried" and "Night Life"

- Answer the following questions in a 500 word response using evidence from the text, your experiences, and the real world. Create a google doc called "Things Carried" and share it with me.

- Literally speaking, why were the things they carried important? Elaborate.
- Figuratively speaking, why other things did these men carry? Elaborate.
- If you were to shipped out to war as a soldier and you had one bag to bring, what would you pack it with?  Explain at least 15 items you'd bring with you.  Something should have symbolic meaning as well.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Summer School Day 10

1) Timed Reading #2 and #3

2) Continue to read King Lear Act III

3) Finish 36 Hours travel document.  See yesterday's assignment for details.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer School Day 9

1) Complete reading King Lear Act II.  Open your existing document, "Lear Questions" and continue at the end of Act I questions.

- Timed Readings: 3x Timed Readings:

- Answer the following questions from Act II:

  1. How does Edmund make himself appear to be the better son in Gloucester’s eyes? (II, i)
  2. Why should the reader not be surprised at Regan’s decision to side with her sister rather than her father? (II, ii)
  3. List and discuss Edgar’s reasons for playing the part of Poor Tom. (II, iii)
  4. How do Goneril and Regan assert power over their father, thus driving him into a raging storm? (II, iv) 



    Travel Informational Article Assignment


    • You will use this site as a template for writing an informative text detailing 36 hours in a specific location.


    3) Your assignment: 
    1. Create a new document within google called, "36 Hours last name"
    2. Pick a location that you are familiar with OR research a location that you might find fun to write about. (I.E. Bergen County, Seaside, Wildwood, NYC, etc).
    3. Begin with an introductory paragraph, describing the location so the reader has a general sense of the location.
    4. Then break up your writing into the day, time, and a witty title just like the NY Times does. Your sections may include but are not limited to the following activities:
      • Meals (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, late night food)
      • Parks
      • Amusement parks
      • Sight-seeing
      • Sports-venues
    5. In each section, explain, in detail, what the traveler will be doing, how to properly experience it, information about the venue such as phone numbers, addresses, or directions, and any advice.
    6. Include pictures in your column just like the article does to liven your article.   
    7. Here are your sections (you may adjust these times accordingly):
      • Friday, 6:00 pm (Dinner)
      • Saturday, 8:00 am (Breakfast)
      • Saturday, 12:00 pm (Lunch)
      • Saturday, 3:00 pm (Activity)
      • Saturday, 7:00 pm (Dinner)
      • Saturday, 10:00 pm (Activity)
      • Sunday, 9:00 am (Brunch)
    Grading:
    • Do not use the MLA format
    • Introduction with general information about the location: 10 pts
    • 7 sections with enough information to entice a traveler to include:
      • name of the location
      • location
      • website links
      • what to do at the location
      • if it's a restaurant, suggestions for food or drink
      • cost
      • 35 pts
    • At least 5 photos: 10 pts
    • Grammar, punctuation, mechanics: 10 pts
    • At least 2 full pages double spaced, Times New Roman, size 12: 10 pts
    • Total 75 pts 
    • Due on Friday, July 18 at the beginning of the class.




Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer School Day 8

1) Continue to read King Lear.  Answer the following questions in a document titled "Lear Questions"


  1. Why does Lear favor Goneril’s and Regan’s professions of love over Cordelia’s? (I, i)
  2. How is this favoritism related to the exiling of Kent? (varied opinions)
  3. Why does Edmund wish to overthrow Edgar’s claim to his father’s title? (I, ii)
  4. In what manner has Lear offended Goneril and her household? (I, iii)
  5. How is she justified in her anger? (varied opinions)
  6. According to the Fool’s arguments, how has Lear “deserved” this poor treatment from Goneril? (I, iv)

2) Read the following short stories by Ray Bradbury:

3) Write a 500 word reflection based on the two stories we have read.  Think about the following questions when writing your reflection.  Create a new google document titled "Bradbury Reflection" and share it with me.
  • What do you think will lead to the end of the world? What leads you to believe that is the reason?
  • Do you believe that technology will have something to do with our destruction?
  • How do you envision your last few hours of living on this planet?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer School Day 7

1) Read King Lear Act I

2) Review and recap chapter from How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

3) Create a google document titled, "Loyalty" and answer the following question in a half-page double spaced journal reflection:

Did the three sisters do the right thing to Fifi or should they have respected her relationship and private life?  Would you rather have siblings or friends who support your love life decisions or would you rather have friends or siblings who voice their own opinions and disagree with you?

4) Complete newspaper assignment. Due at the end of the period.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer School Day 6

1) Complete Garcia Girls assignment from Friday.  Due today. Create a new document in google drive titled "Garcia Girls."  Share your answers with me: samuel.chiang0@gmail.com

Guiding Questions: 
1. What is strange about the years listed at the beginning of this second section?
2. Why does Papi decide to become an American citizen?
3. What kinds of mischief do the García girls get into, resulting in threats from the parents to 

ship them back to the island?
4. Name two incidents from the story that show how the García girls stick together.
5. What is Mami’s “little revolution”?
6. Why do the Fifi’s sisters think she has turned into an “S.A.P?”
7. Who is Manuel Gustavo?
8. For what reasons do Fifi’s sisters question her relationship with Manuel? What is their 

nickname for him?
9. Why do the García sisters finally decide to get rid of Manuel? 


2) Read Act I.i from King Lear.

3) Begin newspaper assignment.

Newspaper Article Assignment

You will be writing a short newspaper article on one of the topics below.  The entire class will be writing on one collaborative document.  Once you have selected your topic, you will do as much research as possible on the topic and write a short article in your designated section of the newspaper.  Every article will include one small image related to your story. Here are your possible topics.  I will act as the editor-in-chief of the paper.  This assignment is due at the end of the class.  It is worth 50 points.

Topics:

1) US Politics
  • Young children illegally crossing border into the US (Anthony)
  • Ray Nagin (Mayor of New Orleans goes to jail)
  • Who is Shane Miller? (Yvette)
2) Local News
  • Hackensack drug ring (Jennifer)
  • Teaneck Senior prank (Serena)
  • Paterson 12 year old shot (Kenia)
3) Sports
  • World Cup Recap (Martin)
  • NBA Free Agency news (Ray)
  • Baseball predictions (Amanda)
4) World News
  • What is ISIS? (Fred)
  • Israel and Hamas update (Gabriel)
  • Update on Boko Haram
5) Music
  • New music to listen to (Will)
  • Old music (pre-2000) to listen to (Massiel))
  • Small bands, big sounds (Andre)
6) Technology
  • What is Oculus Rift? (Jason)
  • What do we know about the iPhone 6? (Gabby)
  • What is a google glass? (Matt)