Here are your summer reading expectations – DO NOT FORGET TO DO THIS!
Bellwork #5 6/9/2017
Three people are dead at the end of West Side Story. Create a Pie Chart of Blame for the movie, and be able to explain why each person/group is to blame for the deaths.
Next week we will have regular school days Monday and Tuesday, then half days for finals Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. To prepare for your Language Arts 2 final, you need to practice using Khan Academy. Remember, your SSR+ project is due the 13th by Midnight.
Here is the study guide:https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/amy/15c7844e5d77893a?projector=1
Bellwork #4 6/8/2017
Doc: “When I was your age…”
Action: “…you was never my age, none of ya. And the sooner you creeps get hip to that the sooner you’ll dig us.”
What does he mean by this? Is he right? Have you ever had someone say, “When I was your age…” to you? How did you react?
Bellwork #3 6/7/2017
Respond to the lyrics – what do they mean and are they still true today?
My heart’s devotion–
Let it sink back in the ocean.
Always the hurricanes blowing,
Always the population growing,
And the money owing.
And the sunlight streaming,
And the natives steaming.
I like the island Manhattan,
Smoke on your pipe and put that in.
I like to be in America,
Okay by me in America,
Everything free in America –
For a small fee in America.
Buying on credit is so nice.
One look at us and they charge twice.
I’ll have my own washing machine.
What will you have, though, to keep clean?
Skyscrapers bloom in America.
Cadillacs zoom in America.
Industry boom in America.
Twelve in a room in America.
Lots of new housing with more space.
Lots of doors slamming in our face.
I’ll get a terrace apartment.
Better get rid of your accent.
Life can be bright in America.
If you can fight in America.
Life is all right in America.
If you’re all white in America.
Here you are free and you have pride.
Long as you stay on your own side.
Free to be anything you choose.
Free to wait tables and shine shoes.
Everywhere grime in America,
Organized crime in America,
Terrible time in America.
You forget I’m in America.
I think I go back to San Juan
I know a boat you can get on.
Everyone there will give big cheer.
Everyone there will have moved here.
Bellwork #2 6/6/2017
Make three predictions about West Side Story. What do you think will happen in this movie? Use complete sentences.
Today the Romeo and Juliet Projects were due. I will accept them late, but you will lose 20% each day they are late.
We also started watching West Side Story in order to compare it to Romeo and Juliet.
We did a picture description. If you were absent, write “Playing Pangolin” for Bellwork #1.
Bellwork #6 6/1/2017
In complete sentences, explain whether or not
Romeo and Juliet had these skills:
5. An 18-year-old must be able to handle interpersonal problems.
6. An 18-year-old must be able to cope with ups and downs.
7. An 18-year-old must be able to earn and manage money.
8. An 18-year-old must be able to take risks.
Bellwork #7 6/2/2017
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one ability or quality, what would it be?
Bellwork #5 5/31/2017
Answer in complete sentences:
How does falling in love affect our ability to make decisions?
How does love survive in a hostile environment?