NWSA English II

Ms. Strahan's English II Class


March 2014

Bell Ringer 19C

EOC Prep problems:

Read the following sentences and select the option that corrects the underlined sections. If the sentences sections are correct as written, choose option A.

1. If the books have been cataloged last week, why haven’t they been placed on the shelf?

A. have been cataloged
B. would have been cataloged
C. was cataloged
D. were cataloged
E. had been cataloged

2. Jessica Mitford wrote The American Way of Death, a best-selling book that led eventually to an official investigation of the funeral industry.

A. that led eventually
B. that had led eventually
C. that eventually led
D. which eventually led
E. who eventually led

3. Sabotage came from the French saboter, which means “to clatter with wooden shoes (sabots).”

A. which means “to
B. which means, “to
C. that means “to
D. that means-“to
E. that means, “to

4. When studying an assignment, it is wise to read it over quickly at first, than see the major points, and finally outline the material.

A. first, than
B. first: then
C. first-then
D. first, then
E. first-than

Bell Ringer 18C

Has the meaning of the scarlet letter changed? If so, please describe the process in which the symbol has changed, what it has changed to, and what you think the final meaning of the symbol will be. If not, make a valid argument (with textual support) on why the meaning of the scarlet letter has not changed.

Bell Ringer 17C

Free Write Friday (and Monday):Create a one page story using literary elements such as foreshadowing, imagery,

Bell Ringer 16C

Shadows and light are symbols that are seen frequently in The Scarlet Letter. Write 3/4 of a page discussing the use of shadows and light seen in other literary works.

Bell Ringer 15C

Begin planning your persuasive essay for the Amanda Knox activity we have been doing in class. I prefer this to be in outline form.

*Don’t forget your counter argument
*Try to include the theme of women and sexuality in your paper

Bell Ringer 14C

We’ve discussed how Hester is the heroine of the novel rather than the victim. Please write 3/4 of a page response discussing themes and movements Hester’s actions inspired in our modern society.

Bell Ringer 13C

Has the characterization of Chillingworth changed? Please support with text and literary elements.(3/4 of a page)

Bell Ringer 12C

Create an Instagram “selfie” for Hester as if she were living in modern times. (Coloring your drawing is recommended.)

Bell Ringer 11C

Annotate the first page of Chapter 11. Use your passage marking worksheet to guide you. (You will only need to work through step one-Identify the verbs and adjectives in the text, and comment on the author’s diction.)

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