Global Literature

Mrs. Rollins' Periods 2, 3, 6 and 7

Welcome to our online classroom!

"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."

--Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

 

Welcome to our class website! Here we can continue the conversations we start in class and begin new ones. Ask questions about what we're reading, share your own interesting discoveries, respond to classmates' comments and posts, and add relevant resources and links from which your peers might benefit. Contribute to our discussions by sharing your thoughts and knowledge!!

Always remember that this is a place for the scholarly exchange of ideas, so whatever you post should be related ONLY to academic concerns of our class. Additionally, your writing should be as thoughtful, coherent, organized, and creative as it is when you write formally, and should be mostly free from errors.

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WRITING HELP

I am available for extra help after school Monday-Thursday until 3 PM, or by appointment. It's always a good idea to tell me if you plan to come because I might have a meeting to attend.

Masco is in the process of hiring a new writing tutor (as our beloved Mrs. Hughes retired in June). I'll be sure to let you know as soon as we have one!  FYI, his/her office will be located across from room 220 (on the second floor) and next door to the Morning Update studio.

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Homework Assignments

Homewortk for Monday, 11/24

Period 2, 3 and 6: Read Chapters 1-4.

Period 7: Read Chapters 1-4 for class on Tuesday.

Homewortk for Friday, 11/21

Period 2: Complete journal entry #2 before class on Friday. See prompt below.

Homework for Thursday, 11/20

Periods 3, 6 and 7: Complete journal entry #2 before class on Thursday. Here's the prompt: Journal Entry #2

Homework for Tuesday, 11/18

Period 7: Finalize your group's Google Presentation and be prepared to present to the class on Wednesday! (Remember that one person in each group is responsible for passing in  a hard copy of your slide show at the beginning of the class on Wednesday. Be sure to click on "Include notes" in the print settings so that your URLs will appear under your slides!)

Periods 2, 3 and 6: No homework tonight!

Homework for Monday, 11/17

Finalize your group's Google Presentation and be prepared to present to the class on Monday! (Remember that one person in each group is responsible for passing in  a hard copy of your slide show. Be sure to click on "Include notes" in the print settings so that your URLs appear under your slides!)

Homework for Thursday, 11/13

Periods 3 and 7:

Before our next class (when we will begin researching Afghan culture and history), complete your first journal entry for The Kite Runner. Freewrite about your perception of Afghanistan (before we begin our research, what do you already know and think about this place, its people and culture?). What has shaped your understanding/perception?

 Not sure where to begin? Here are some questions to get you started...

  • What ideas and images come to mind when you think of Afghanistan?  Of the Islamic religion? Write about what you know, think and associate with this part of the world.
  • Reflect on what you've seen and heard about Afghanistan in the media over the years. How has this country (and its people) been portrayed? Think about what you've seen and heard in the news and about how Afghans have been represented in movies you may have seen that have been set there.
  • What do you know, remember, and think about September 11th, 2001?
  • If you read A Thousand Splendid Suns over the summer, feel free to explore what the novel taught you about Afghanistan. Similarly, if you've already read The Kite Runner, write about what you recall learning from it about Afghan history, culture, etc.

 

Homework for Wednesday, 11/12

Periods 2 and 7: There is no homework while we are watching2The Namesake in class!

Periods 6 and 2: Complete Kite Runner journal entry #1. Here's the prompt:

Before our next class (when we will begin researching Afghan culture and history), complete your first journal entry for The Kite Runner. Freewrite about your perception of Afghanistan (before we begin our research, what do you already know and think about this place, its people and culture?). What has shaped your understanding/perception?

 Not sure where to begin? Here are some questions to get you started...

  • What ideas and images come to mind when you think of Afghanistan?  Of the Islamic religion? Write about what you know, think and associate with this part of the world.
  • Reflect on what you've seen and heard about Afghanistan in the media over the years. How has this country (and its people) been portrayed? Think about what you've seen and heard in the news and about how Afghans have been represented in movies you may have seen that have been set there.
  • What do you know, remember, and think about September 11th, 2001?
  • If you read A Thousand Splendid Suns over the summer, feel free to explore what the novel taught you about Afghanistan. Similarly, if you've already read The Kite Runner, write about what you recall learning from it about Afghan history, culture, etc.

 

Homework for Monday, 11/10

There is no homework while we are watching The Namesake in class!

Homework for Friday, 11/7:

Period 7: No homework! 

Periods 2, 3 and 6: No homework while we are watching The Namesake in class!

 

 

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