Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Happy Spring Semester!

Welcome to Mr. Lang's English 12H--the last high school English class you'll ever take!  I can't wait to get started.  There are so many things I love about this class--the texts I get to share with you, the research and insgihts that you share with me, the goofy things you do while we're reading Hamlet or The Importance of Being Earnest....oh, the list is long!

I'm going to do my darnedest to keep this page up to date.  I'll still give you handouts in class, but if you lose them, or if you forget them, or if the 'rents are being a pain and want to see what you're working on, you will have access and can keep working from home (or wherever you are).

For example, if you've already lost or misplaced the syllabus, you can always access this one.  And here's the movie permission slip.

Every week, I will also post the weekly agenda here.

And on Thursday, you will get the list of words for our first vocabulary unit.  If you want to get a head start, go for it!  For basic credit, write 7 original sentences that show the meaning of any seven of the words.  If you want extra credit, do all 15.    For full credit, turn them in on Monday, Feb. 5.

The first two stories we are reading are Doris Lessing's "No Witchcraft for Sale" (for Thursday) and V. S. Naipaul's "B. Wordsworth" (for Friday).

At every chance you get, keep reading Jeff Vandermeer's Borne.  The in-class essay test is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 12.  I hear the LMC still has copies on Kindle.

If you wanted to see those poems again, here they are:

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