Snow Day Assignments

I know that we have a wet snow, great for snowball fights, and it is slick, which is wonderful for sledding.  However, as was announced before dismissal yesterday, students were asked to take all books home so teachers could email assignments in case we could not be at school today.

 For Snow Day February 8, 2011

College Writing:

 For February 8, 2011, since we are not at school to have revision day, students are to create an application letter to go with the resume created yesterday.  A sample, along with instructions, have been emailed to all students.

Seventh Grade English: 

Students in 7th grade English are to read diary entries for the dates June 14, 1942 – September 29, 1942 in the book The Diary of Anne Frank.  As you read, make notes.  I will have to give you the study guide questions when we return, but if you take notes about people and events as you read, it will make it easier to go back and answer the study guide questions.  (I do not have them in a format that can be emailed to you today.) 

In addition to reading, complete vocabulary exercises 13D and E in Wordly Wise Lesson 13. Grab a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and find a nice, quiet place to read.  Do NOT try to read while watching TV or playing on the computer.  It is not conducive to reading comprehension. J

Honors English II:

For February 8, 2011


I. Read the rest of Act III of Julius Caesar.  (Online you can go here: 

II. Answer the following questions in COMPLETE SENTENCES. 

1. Why isn’t Artemidorus successful in his attempt to warn Caesar?

2. Who stabs Caesar first? Last?

3. Why does Cassius think it is a bad idea to let Antony speak at Caesar’s funeral? Do you agree with him? Explain. (NOTE:  This is the second (2nd) major disagreement between the two for which you were told to watch.) 

III. Add the following terms to your Dramatic Terms Chart. (Note:  The following definition of dramatic irony is a second definition for the same term; it is not a mistake.) 

Dramatic Terms and Devices – Dramatic Irony• Define ‘dramatic irony’ – occurs when the audience knows something a character does not.• What do we know that Caesar does not? (The answer to this will be an example of this type of dramatic irony.) 

Dramatic Terms and Devices – Rhetorical Question• Define ‘rhetorical question’ – a figure of speech in the form of a question posed for its persuasive effect without the expectation of a reply.• Students are to find three examples of rhetorical questions in Antony’s speech in Act 3, Scene 2.


For February 7, 2011

Complete parts 1 and 2 below instructions. Then read Act III, Scene 1 of Julius Caesar and watch the scene (if by some chance you did not get home with your literature book, you may read Julius Caesar online.  Here is a link to Act III, Scene 1. ( You can watch the scene (almost all of it) by going to the two youtube links below in the order given.. and

 After you have read and watched the video of the Act III, Scene I, complete step 3 of the attached worksheet.  The completed worksheet must be printed and brought to school with you when we return, or it must be completed and emailed to me. 

REMINDER:  As I announced at the end of last week, it is time for the Shakespeare Recitation Assignment and Competition.  Students in Honors English II will choose a speech by a single character from any of Shakespeare’s plays and memorize 15 – 20 lines (you may not end with a line that is in mid sentence).  On February 17th, students will recite the memorized lines in class, and it will count as a quiz grade.  Suggested monologues may be found at the following web site.


Planning an Assassination: Julius Caesar  

1)      What do you KNOW?


A)    About the conspirators? 

 B ) How they want to appear?   2)      How do you PREDICT they will assassinate Caesar? 3)      AFTER you read and watch the video, in your own words, describe the scene of the assassination.