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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'.

2SW Extra Credit

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:58 PM by Mr Lundberg

You may earn up to 10 points back on your lowest category average by reading the novella, “The Turn of the Screw” by Henry James, and taking a multiple-choice test after school on October 27th. Other times can be arranged to take a short-answer version of the same test. The test is pass/fail. You must score at least 70% to get the points (extra credit is all-or-nothing).

"The Turn of the Screw" is open source and therefore available for free online. The following website has links to read it online and to download for eReaders like Kindle: 

Project Gutenberg

1SW Extra Credit

posted Sep 5, 2017, 8:32 AM by Mr Lundberg

You may earn up to 10 points back on your lowest major assessment by performing a memorized dramatic monologue from Macbeth in front of class on 9/15.
  • Grades will be based upon (1) accuracy, (2) dramatic performance/enthusiasm, (3) stage presence, and (4) creativity. 
  • You must choose one of the following monologues: Captain (I.ii.9-46), Lady Macbeth (I.v.1-33 or I.vii.39-67), or Macbeth (I.vii.1-29, II.i.44-77, or III.i.52-77). 
Transcripts of all monologues can be printed from this document.

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