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Exam Review 2018

posted May 3, 2018, 6:47 AM by Mr Lundberg   [ updated May 3, 2018, 12:01 PM ]

Paper 1 (Monday afternoon, 5/7)
Poem "titles" go in quotes and book titles are underlined. If you want to practice some more, use the Quick Practices in your exam review packet. These are not published online, so let me know if you need a new copy.

Paper 2 (Tuesday morning, 5/8)
There are only 4 books you can choose for this exam: Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, and All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy. You must know how to spell the authors' names and their books' titles. 

Unit 8 Minor Calendar Correction - Practice Paper 2 Pushed Back One Day

posted Apr 12, 2018, 3:04 PM by Mr Lundberg   [ updated Apr 14, 2018, 9:08 PM ]

Since the IB English exams are later than they have ever been before, I have shuffled some of my lesson plans to spend more time reviewing, and the Practice Paper 2 needs to be one day later. Here is the corrected schedule:

4/23 - Socratic Seminar #3 (whole book)
4/24 - Literary Analysis Project #2 due 
4/25 - (Practice Paper 2 in class)
4/26(Practice Paper 2 in class)
4/27 - (IB Exam Review Prep)

Unit 5 Calendar Correction - Reading Task #3 due Friday

posted Feb 6, 2018, 7:26 PM by Mr Lundberg

Due to several intervening factors, we will not be completing a practice Paper 2 during this unit, and the due date for Reading Task #3 has been moved to Friday, February 9th.

2/7 - (IB Exam Review Prep)
2/8 - (Project Work Day)
2/9 - Reading Task #3 due

Unit 5 Calendar Correction - Seminar Monday

posted Feb 3, 2018, 11:43 AM by Mr Lundberg

The Socratic Seminar over Chapters 7-9 will be held on Monday, February 5th. Also make sure you have read the "Fabula" (annotated timeline) and assigned article from the pink packet by Tuesday, February 6th. The Reading Task #3 Proposal is still due on Monday, February 5th.

2/5 - Socratic Seminar for Chapters 7-9
      - Proposal Due for Reading Task #3
2/6 - Chronology, Genealogy, “Fabula,” and assigned article

Extra Credit Spring 2018

posted Jan 8, 2018, 2:20 PM by Mr Lundberg   [ updated Feb 6, 2018, 6:57 PM ]

There are four extra credit options for this semester. You may only complete one per six-weeks, and you may do each option only once. Each is worth up to 10 bonus points on your lowest category average.

  • Option 1: Choose 10 direct references to the character(s) in the novel we are reading. For each quote (with page number!), describe what it tells us about that character and explain its significance for the text as a whole. Your product should include visuals.
  • Option 2: Choose an extended passage (6-10 pages) from the novel we are reading and mark it for SCASI (written on post-its or directly on a photocopy). You must have at least 3 of each and 20 annotations total.
  • Option 3: Identical assignment to Reading Task #3 (no double-dipping!), no proposal needed.
  • Option 4: Using the Extra Credit Proposal Form: propose the assignment, how it should be graded, and how it would deepen your understanding of the novel we are reading. Mr. Lundberg can refuse any proposal on any grounds. He can also modify it and/or open it up to all students. If approved, the project should be completed according to your guidelines.

Unit 4 Calendar Correction & Written Assignment Requirements

posted Dec 6, 2017, 6:55 AM by Mr Lundberg   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 10:25 AM ]

The Written Assignments Revisions are now due Wednesday, December 13th so that you can have a full week with them. Here is a digital copy of the "Finishing the Written Assignment" document: https://goo.gl/aghuyp

Here are the presentations I have from Mr. McGhee:

Collaborative Review Sheet for Blake Poetry

posted Nov 17, 2017, 9:43 AM by Mr Lundberg   [ updated Nov 17, 2017, 9:47 AM ]

Here is the summary of our online review sheet: https://goo.gl/kq8g6S
If you would like to add more, here is the form: https://goo.gl/WD75gy

Here is the document listing all of your review resources: https://goo.gl/Mgr9Ky

3SW Extra Credit

posted Nov 3, 2017, 6:37 PM by Mr Lundberg

You may earn up to 10 points back on your lowest major assessment (added to all associated grades) of the 3rd Six-Weeks by reading House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and then setting up a one-on-one or small-group discussion of the novel with Mr. Lundberg sometime between December 4th and 15th. If you enjoyed The Raw Shark Texts, this extra credit assignment is most definitely for you.

William Blake + Allen Ginsberg

posted Nov 3, 2017, 6:35 PM by Mr Lundberg

If you want a break from reading, try listening to Allen Ginsberg singing our Songs of Innocence and of Experience. It's truly a unique experience...

Walden Listening/Download Links

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:59 PM by Mr Lundberg

Free audio recordings are available from LibriVoxThere are two versions, so if you don't like the narrator for one, try the other! (FYI: Version 2 is shorter...)
Also, if you download the files rather than streaming them, many devices will let you play them at 1.5x or 2x speeds. Just sayin'.

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