NWSA English II

Ms. Strahan's English II Class

English I-“What of this Goldfish?” Assignments

Assignment 1. Write a 17 word summary of the story. It can be no more and no less than 17 words. (You will get points deducted if not exactly 17.)

Assignment 2.

“What, of this Goldfish, Would you Wish?” by Etgar Keret
I. Background and author information -List three facts.
II. Vocabulary- Put each word into a sentence using the word in context.
4. discriminate
5. diverse
6. inhibit
7. intervene
8. rational
9. poignant
10. wizened
11. beleaguered
12. fluent

III. Selection Questions-answer each question with a complete sentence/answer.
13. What is the subject of Yonatan’s documentary?
14. Why does Yonatan plan to film in cities beyond Tel Aviv?
15. What is the purpose of this statement, “No reason to take him to the hospital anyway,’ says goldfish.”
16. Why is Sergei reluctant to use his third wish?
17. What did Sergei give up when he used his last wish?

IV. Analyze Character: Motivations
18. Why does the author consider the characters motivations?
19. What are the 4 clues authors provide about character traits?

V. Analyze Point of View: Cultural Background
20. What is the setting of this story?
21. What shapes a characters point of view?
22. What to the experiences of Israel’s Arab population add to this story?
23. What has caused conflicts between the Jews and Arabs?

VI. Vocabulary Strategy: Context Clues
24. What are “context clues”? How did you use them while reading the story?
VII. Language and Style: formal Versus Informal Tone
25. What is “tone”? What is the tone of this story?
26. What techniques does Keret use to create an informal tone in his story?


English I-“What of this Goldfish?” Read and annotate thoroughly!

What of this Goldfish

Nov 2 and Nov 3 English II WU and Honors English II WU and Assignments

Warm-Up: Do you believe you are more of a leader or more of a group/team member? If you are a leader, what do you consider to be your leadership style?

Honors Classes: Read Chapter 3 for HW. You can expect a quiz next class.

November 1 and November 2 English II

Read through Chapter 2 of LOTF for homework. (We will read as much as we can in class.) You will need to write definitions for the vocabulary for Chapters 1 and 2; you will have a quiz the following class.

Warm-Up: Describe LOTF main characters. You should write at least two to three sentences per character. (There are SIX characters you should be looking up.)

English I 10/31 The Awakening Discussion Questions and “Women and Fiction”

The Awakening Discussion Questions
Answer in a doc on your Chromebook and share with me.


Read and annotate on your own paper.


Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
A. Identify the Parts of Speech
Choose the answer option that identifies the italicized word or words in the sentence.
____ 1. John Stuart Mill was an oldest son.
a. noun
b. verb
c. adjective
d. pronoun
____ 2. His father was his only teacher.
a. noun
b. verb
c. adjective
d. pronoun
____ 3. He learned Greek before he was eight years old.
a. noun
b. verb
c. adjective
d. pronoun
____ 4. “I might not have enough hours for practice.”
a. conjunction
b. preposition
c. adverb
d. interjection
B. Classifying Sentences

Choose the answer option that identifies the structure of the sentence.
____ 5. She fills the cavity with cement, and the cement hardens into the shape of the roots.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound-complex
____ 6. They also study the gardens shown in paintings that decorated many houses of Pompeii.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound-complex
____ 7. These paintings can suddenly disintegrate if they are exposed to rain, and some have been lost.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound-complex
____ 8. This loss saddens Jashemski.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound-complex
____ 9. However, the result of all this labor is that the gardens of Pompeii are coming alive again through
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound-complex

English II October 27 and October 31 Warmup and Homework

Warm-Up October 27/31
Quickwrite (1/2 page to 1 page)
Would you rather be stranded on an island with no weapons and surrounded by animals, or stranded in a strange city with no weapons and surrounded by people? Explain your answer.

Lord of the Flies Prereading materials

English I Warmup, Classwork, and Homework

October 26 Warmup- Please explain in a FULL page what all of the women in the recent stories you’ve read, “Story of an Hour,” “The Yellow Wallpaper,” and “The Awakening” have in common. Then write about the differences. Make sure you answer how the societal norms oppressed these women during the time period as well.

Classwork- I want you to create TWO playlists of at least 12 songs for the characterization of a character (which ever one you pick) in “The Awakening.” Your first playlist list should analyze the characterization of your character at the beginning of the work, and your second playlist should analyze the characterization of the character by the end of the work. You will need to explain (on a word doc or piece of paper) why you selected each song and it’s significance in fitting the characterization. (How does it support it? How does it relate to the text? Pull textual support.) You may create a list on Spotify (if you have it) and share it with me in a link on an email. You can also burn a CD (if you’re old school like me). If you don’t have an opportunity to do either of those, then just type the playlist on a doc, make sure you tell me song, and artist’s name. Please make sure your song is relevant to the assignment.

What you don’t finish in class, you will need to finish as homework.

I should be putting your test grades in this evening. I will be here tomorrow morning at 8:15. If you made lower than an 80, you are more than welcome to come and retake the test. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE TURNED IN ALL MISSING OR LATE WORK!

Have a great day, everyone. Please be on your best behavior!

Kind regards,

Ms. Strahan

Oct 25 and Oct 26 HW Eng II


Oct 25, 26 Warm-Up and Classwork


October 25,26 Warm-Up: Research Kohlberg’s stages of morality and write a ½ page summary.


Answer these “Moral Dilemmas”

1. A madman who has threatened to explode several bombs in crowded areas has been apprehended. Unfortunately, he has already planted the bombs and they are scheduled to go off in a short time. It is possible that hundreds of people may die. The authorities cannot make him divulge the location of the bombs by conventional methods. He refuses to say anything and requests a lawyer to protect his fifth amendment right against self-incrimination. In exasperation, some high level official suggests torture. This would be illegal, of course, but the official thinks that it is nevertheless the right thing to do in this desperate situation. Do you agree?

2. A pregnant woman leading a group of people out of a cave on a coast is stuck in the mouth of that cave. In a short time high tide will be upon them, and unless she is unstuck, they will all be drowned except the woman, whose head is out of the cave. Fortunately, (or unfortunately,) someone has with him a stick of dynamite. There seems no way to get the pregnant woman loose without using the dynamite which will inevitably kill her; but if they do not use it everyone will drown. What should they do?

3. In Europe, a woman was near death from a special kind of cancer. There was one drug that the doctors thought might save her. It was a form of radium that a druggist in the same town had recently discovered. the drug was expensive to make, but the druggist was charging ten times what the drug cost him to make. He paid $400 for the radium and charged $4,000 for a small dose of the drug. The sick woman’s husband, Heinz, went to everyone he knew to borrow the money and tried every legal means, but he could only get together about $2,000, which is half of what it cost. He told the druggist that his wife was dying, and asked him to sell it cheaper or let him pay later. But the druggist said, “No, I discovered the drug and I’m going to make money from if.” So, having tried every legal means, Heinz gets desperate and considers breaking into the man’s store to steal the drug for his wife. Should he?

4. Joe is a fourteen-year-old boy who wanted to go to camp very much. His father promised him he could go if he saved up the money for it himself. So Joe worked hard at his paper route and saved up the forty dollars it cost to go to camp, and a little more besides. But just before camp was going to start, his father changed his mind. Some of his friends decided to go on a special fishing trip, and Joe’s father was short of the money it would cost. So he told Joe to give him the money he had saved from the paper route. Joe didn’t want to give up going to camp, so he thinks of refusing to give his father the money. Should he?

5. Three young men, brothers, had got into serious trouble. They were secretly leaving town in a hurry and needed money. Karl, the oldest one, broke into a store and stole a thousand dollars. Bob, the youngest one, went to a retired old man who was known to help people in town. He told the man that he was very sick and that he needed a thousand dollars to pay for an operation. Bob asked the old man to lend him the money and promised that he would pay him back when he recovered. Really Bob wasn’t sick at all, and he had no intention of paying the man back. Although the old man didn’t know Bob very well, he lent him the money. Which option should Tom, the middle brother, choose?

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