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Video of Shakespeare and his times

  Freshmen, click on the link to see the video about Shakespeare and his times that we viewed in class: http://youtu.be/DTtPW-zT45k Advertisements

Personal Narrative Assignment English I

English I               “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote Writing a Narrative Unit (rough draft due Nov 25, final copy due Dec. 2) Link to story: http://capoteweb.com/a-christmas-memory/  After we read Truman Capote’s story together, we will discuss the story. Follow along and underline description that you enjoy. You will receive a copy of the vocabulary … Continue reading

Lord of the Flies video review

The Lord of the Flies test is Thursday, Nov. 7. Below is a video which reviews the plot of the book.  

Of Mice and Men Summary Video

Here is a basic summary of the story from SparkNotes that you can use as review.  It isn’t everything that you will need to know, but it might help you understand the story, especially if you were absent from class.

English I Persuasive Research Paper

Here is the link to our research paper materials, including the assignment sheet, a model paper, and research sources: http://www.edline.net/pages/Mount_Vernon_High_School/Library/Research_Materials If the link doesn’t work, go to http://www.mountvernon.k12.ia.us and then go to the library site and click on “research materials.”

Introduction to Poetry Scansion Feb. 8

We marked the stressed and unstressed syllables in four different types of meter in poetry on Tuesday in Freshman English. The poems we used are printed below. Four Different Types of Meter in Poetry Example of iamb: A Thousand Years From Now By Carrie Richards For he who leans upon the ancient tree In future’s … Continue reading

A Christmas Memory assignment.

Here is a link I found online to the complete text of “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote. http://www.sailthouforth.com/2009/12/christmas-memory.html   English I               “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote Writing a Narrative Unit   Rough Draft due Dec. 3; final copy Dec. 5, 2012 After we read Truman Capote’s story together, we will discuss the … Continue reading