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English 10R – Independent Reading Book

1 Dec

Students should choose a book for independent reading and have a parent/guardian sign the attached form. This form was provided to students on Nov. 22 and should be returned by Dec. 2.

Thank you.

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English 10R – Lord of the Flies Review

15 Nov

Please use this hand out as a reference to help you prepare for the Lord of the Flies unit test on Thursday.

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English 10R – Imagery Writing

25 Oct

Students began working on an in-class writing assignment. We focused on examples of imagery William Golding uses to describe how dirty the boys become in Lord of the Flies.

Please see the attached passage and graphic organizer to help write your paragraph.
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English 10R

13 Oct

Today we reviewed and discussed the key points of chapters 1 and 2 in Lord of the Flies. Students discussed the introductions of symbols like the conch shell, the boys’ uniforms, Piggy’s glasses, and the fire.

Homework:
1. Read chapter 3. Prepare for discussion.

English 10R – Vocab Story

11 Oct

Using at least 10 words from the provided list, create a vocab story. If you need story starters, refer to this resource: http://thewritepractice.com/short-story-ideas/

English 10R – Mood

7 Oct

Today we discussed mood as a literary technique. We defined mood as the emotional effect the text creates for the audience.

At the beginning of Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s description portrays different moods to introduce readers to the conflicting emotions of the boys’ new experience on the island.

Assignment: Students worked with partners to create a story with a mood. The story had two key elements:
1. characters: Sam and Alex
2. setting: the first day of school.

Students made decisions to portray a specific mood.

English 10R – Chapters 1 and 2 Discussion

5 Oct

Today we discussed the plot details of chapters 1 and 2 from Lord of the Flies. Like many other works of literature, the beginning of the novel establishes the setting and introduces the characters. Students discussed the character traits, motivations, and emerging conflicts of characters like Ralph, Piggy, and Jack.

Student conversations also shifted toward predicting examples of foreshadowing and how characters may change and develop as the novel progresses.

Homework:
1. If you haven’t already, read through the end of chapter 2.

Study Guide Questions:
Chapter 1
1. Why is Ralph elected chief?
2. How does Ralph betray Piggy? What does this show about Ralph’s character?
3. What is the conch and what purpose does it serve?
4. How are Jack and the choir described? What might this foreshadow?
5. Why is Jack unable to kill the pig?
6. Why did Golding use British school boys?
7. How is Piggy revealed as most clearly tied to the world of adults?

Chapter 2
1. What rules are established to keep order on the island?
2. What are the biggest differences between Ralph and Jack?
3. Describe the little boy who speaks up at the meeting. Of what is he afraid?
4. What happens to the fire?
5. What tragedy occurs at the end of the chapter? How do the boys react?