Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Grammar Practice: Review for Final Exam #1

Read and discuss "Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau

HW: Finish reading and annotating "Civil Disobedience" in preparation for seminars next week. Finish reading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by the end of next week!

Begin studying new vocabulary from the writings of Henry David Thoreau

Friday, January 8, 2010


Grammar Warm-up: Who, That, and Which

Review HF, chapters 12-16 in groups - numbered heads activity to discuss ideas on the handout. Groups may submit one copy of the handout if all students participate in writing down notes; otherwise, all handouts will be stapled together and submitted as a packet.

HW: Read up to chapter 28 for Monday.

Winter Break Assignment: Complete FOUR rhetorical terms entries--submit hard copies in class and electronic copies to Turnitin.com. One from Thoreau's "Where I Lived and What I Lived For," and three from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, chapters 1-23, in which one is required to be a humor device (refer to humor bookmark you received). As you read, pay attention to the ideas on the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn bookmark--we will discuss these concepts in class.