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Ms. Strahan's English II Class

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March 2017

English II Review

Unit 4 Test Study Guide March 30

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2B, 4B March 23rd and 2A March 24- Refugee Articles

Below are two articles and a video about refugees. I want you to write a one page reflection on EACH article/video. You can include a synopsis of the text, but I also want you to include a personal reflection. Ask yourself the following questions:

How does this work make you feel?
What emotions were evoked from this piece?
How does this piece relate to the short stories we’ve read?
Do you feel pulled more to this or to the short stories?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/humans-of-new-york-refugees_us_560a3d15e4b0dd8503090c35

http://www.businessinsider.com/syrian-refugee-stories-told-by-humans-of-new-york-2015-12/#istanbul-turkey-1

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/humans-of-new-york-gives-refugees-a-voice/

2A class assignment for today

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/wp-content/uploads/satevepost/the_refugee.pdf

Warning! This is a sad story that paints a more gruesome story of refugees. Read and annotate the story in a doc and share it with me.

After you are done, research poems and short stories about refugees. Find one you would like to share with the class. Put it in a doc and share it with me when you are done. Also include why you selected the work as well as a brief explanation.

Please make sure you have shared your 1st person POV and 3rd person POV stories with me.

Please be on your best behavior. I am extremely sick and would be there if I could. I expect the best report from you guys. Have a great day! I’ll miss you guys.

B2 and B4-Read and annotate in docs

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/wp-content/uploads/satevepost/the_refugee.pdf

Warning! This is a sad story that paints a more gruesome story of refugees.

After you are done, research poems and short stories about refugees. Find one you would like to share with the class. Put it in a doc and share it with me when you are done. Also include why you selected the work as well as a brief explanation.

B3 Assignments-Have a great day!

B3- Please answer the following questions in preparation for your next fishbowl activity. You should have well thought out answers with support from the text in each answer. (You should have pretty lengthy answers. Make sure you are answering each question if there are multiple questions for a letter.) Questions are listed below and the other part is attached. Make sure both are completed by the beginning of next class; I will collect them then.

Please be on your best behavior; I expect an awesome report! You may listen to music while you work but please keep the chit chat to a minimum. Have a great day! I will miss you guys!

a. Atticus tells the children several times that they need to walk in someone else’s shoes before judging the person. Describe times when Atticus, Scout or Jem walk in someone else’s shoes. How does this change how they view the situations? What role does this advice play in sympathy and compassion?
b. Should Boo Radley have been locked away in a mental institution when he was a teenager? Why or why not?
c. At one point Jem describes four kinds of “folks” in Maycomb County:”our kind of folks don’t like the Cunninghams, the Cunninghams don’t like the Ewells, and the Ewells hate and despise the colored folks.” What does To Kill a Mockingbird teach us about how people cope with issues of race and class? Do you classify people in your world as different “folks?” Do you see those sort of distinctions today?
d. In the last few lines of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout says, “he was real nice…” and Attiucus replies, “most people are, Scout, when you finally see them.” Do you agree that most people in the novel are nice once you see them? How is Atticus able to see the good side of people despite all he has experienced? Can you?
e. Rank in order of culpability (blameworthiness or responsibility) for the death of Tom Robinson the following characters: Bob Ewell, Mr. Gilman (prosecuting attorney), Mayella Ewell, individuals on the jury, and Tom Robinson.
f. What do you learn about the different attitudes toward Maycomb’s black population from the conversation at Aunt Alexandra’s ladies tea? How do these attitudes help explain Tom’s conviction?
g. When Tom is being cross-examined by Mr. Gilmer he says, “I felt right sorry for her.” Why was this a mistake? Why is it that “nobody liked Tom Robinson’s answer.”
h. One of the chief criticisms of TKAM is that the two central storylines — Scout, Jem and Dill’s fascination with Boo Radley and the trial of Tom Robinson — are not sufficiently connected in the novel.
i. Why do you think Harper Lee divided the book into two parts? Do you think it worked effectively? Find evidence to support your assertion
i. Why does the author tell the story through the voice of Scout instead of Jem, Atticus, or Tom Robinson?
j. Why did Harper Lee title her book To Kill a Mockingbird?

Leadership Articles

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2012/02/02/how-to-deal-with-really-tough-criticism-five-steps/#3a1868a39bf9

https://www.forbes.com/sites/glennllopis/2014/01/20/7-ways-leaders-maintain-their-composure-in-difficult-times/#427007dc2157

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222841

Leading Change: How Great Leaders Deal with Criticism

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTMM_53.htm

Write a half page summary on each article.

Take this survey- A2

https://goo.gl/forms/qk67nCBniZliKEAp2

https://goo.gl/forms/8hZE3rbgKpLnrlet1

Socratic Seminar Questions on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Part I

Socratic Seminar Questions on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
• Is code-switching a necessary skill? Should people code-switch? Is there something better or worse about someone who always speaks the same way? Include evidence from characters in the book including Calpurnia, Mayella, Dolphus Raymond, and others.
• How is courage demonstrated in the book? Who is courageous? How does this fit the book’s definition of courage? Does that fit your definition of courage?
• How is innocence demonstrated in the book? Who loses innocence? How?
• Compare the segregated South during the Depression Era to our time and place today. Using evidence from the text, how are we similar? How are we different?
• Why did Harper Lee select a child to be the narrator of the novel? Would the story have been as effective if she had chosen a different narrator? Use evidence from the text and your own experiences to support your answer.
• Atticus often tells the children to walk a mile in other people’s shoes—why is this quote important? What are some examples of people walking in someone else’s shoes? What is learned from this?
• How does Jem classify “folks”? How does Scout? Who do you think is right? Why? How do these definitions apply or fail to apply today?
• To Kill a Mockingbird is a highly controversial book with some people arguing that it is inappropriate for children because of its themes and the portrayal of certain characters and stereotypes. Which elements of the book do you think they found troubling? What do you think? Should we or should we not have studied To Kill a Mockingbird? Why?
• How did your opinion of various characters change throughout the story? (Consider Boo Radley, Aunt Alexandra, Mayella Ewell, and others and explain how your opinion changed). What lesson do you think Harper Lee was trying to teach through these characters?

A2 March 10 Assignments

Warmup-How do you respond when you learn about conflict in a distant part of the world? Please support your answers with events you’ve experienced, lived through, and prior knowledge.

Classwork-Read and annotate the story listed below in your docs or on a piece of paper. Share or turn in by the end of class.

You will return here for tutorial. Please be on your best behavior! I’ll miss you guys!

https://www.mothermcauley.org/uploaded/Summer_Reading_2016/Mr_Prizada.pdf

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