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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Upcoming Deadlines:

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

Homework for Friday, 12/19

Period 2 and 3: Read Chapter 20

Period 6: Read Chapter 22

Period 7: Read Chapters 21 and 22

Homework for Thursday, 12/18

Period 7:  Complete Journal Entry #5 and read Chapter 20

Period 3: Read Chapter 20 before class on Friday.

Period 6: Read Chapter 21

Period 2: Complete Journal Entry #5 and read Chapter 19

Homework for Wednesday, 12/17

Periods 7, 2, and 3: Complete Journal Entry #5 and read Chapter 19.

Period 6: Read Chapter 20.

Homework for Tuesday, 12/16

Periods 7, 2 and 3: 1) Finish the paragraph we worked on in class today (bring a hardcopy to class tomorrow!). Here's a link to the assignment, in case you lost the handout: Chapter 12 and 13 Paragraph

2) Read Chapters 14-16!

Period 6: Read Chapter 19 and complete Journal Entry #5.

Homework for Monday, 12/15

Periods 2, 3 and 7: Read Chapter 13 before class on Monday and  finish exercises 1-6 in your "Blending Quotations" packet.

Period 6: Read Chapters 14-16.

Homework for Friday, 12/12

Period 6: Finish the paragraph we worked on in class today. Here's a link to the assignment, in case you lost the handout: Chapter 12 and 13 Paragraph

Homework for Thursday, 12/11

Period 2 and 3: Read Chapter 12. Also, please bring a copy of your Interpreter essay to class tomorrow (either a hardcopy or be able to access it through GoogleDocs on your phone)

Period 7: Read Chapter  13 before class on Friday.

Period 6: Read Chapter 13 and finish exercises 1-6 in your "Blending Quotations" packet.

Homework for Wednesday, 12/10

Period 7:  Read Chapter 12

Period 6: Read Chapter 13 for class on Thursday. Also, use the topic sentences rubric that we looked at in class today to evaluate the topic sentences in your Interpreter of Maladies essay. Are you writing complex, sophisticated topic sentences? 

Period 2: Read Chapter 12. Also, please bring a copy of your Interpreter essay to class on Thursday (either a hardcopy or be able to access it through GoogleDocs on your phone)

Homework for Tuesday, 12/9

Period 7: Read Chapter 11

Periods 2 and 3: Read Chapter 11

Period 6: Read Chapter 12 and please bring a copy of your Interpreter Essay to class on Tuesday (either a hardcopy or be able to access it through GoogleDocs on your phone)

Homework for Monday, 12/8

Period 7: Finish Chapter 9 and read  Chapter 10 for class on Monday

Periods 2 and 3: Read Chapter 11 for Tuesday

Period 6: Read Chapter 11 for class on Monday

Homework for Friday, 12/5

Periods 2 and 3: Read Chapter 10

Period 7: Read Chapter 8.

Homework for Thursday, 12/4

Periods 2, 3 and 7: Read Chapter 8.

Period 6: Read Chapter 10.

Homework for Wednesday, 12/3

Periods 3 and 7: Read Chapter 7 and complete Journal Entry #4 (see prompt below)

Period 6: Read Chapter 8.

Homework for Tuesday, 12/2

Period 7: Finish Journal Entry #3 and read Chapters 5 and 6 for class tomorrow.

Periods 6 and 2: Read Chapter 7 and complete Journal Entry #4. Prompt below:

Journal Entry #4: Chapter 7

Part I:  Respond freely to what you've just read. Explore your  thoughts, feelings, and questions about the events of chapter 7, and about Amir, Hassan, and Assef's actions.

 Part II: Look back at the two memories and the dream that appear in italics on pages 73-74. Why did the author put each of these here?  Why does he interrupt the action of the chapter in this way and how did you react to this as a reader? What do each of the two memories and the dream reveal (what's their significance)? Be sure to analyze them individually, as well as collectively. 

Homework for Monday, 12/1

There's no homework over Thanksgiving weekend!

Homework for Tuesday, 11/25

Periods 2, 3 and 6:Finish journal entry #3 (if you didn't finish it in class today) and read chapters 5 and 6. Here's the prompt for journal entry #3:

Journal 3– The Kite Runner – Chapters 1-4

To earn full credit, you must refer to specifics in the reading as you formulate your responses. Cite page numbers when you use quotes!

1. What do Amir and Hassan have in common, and what are their differences? 

2. Describe the relationship between the two boys. How do they view and treat each other? And why do you think this is? In your response, examine at least three specific scenes, dialogues, and/or descriptions from the assigned chapters that effectively convey the dynamics of their relationship. Feel free, too, to pose and explore any questions you have about these characters and about their relationship at this point.

3. Describe the relationship between Amir and his father, Baba. How do they view and treat each other? And why do you think this is? In your description, be sure to analyze at least three specific scenes, dialogues, and/or descriptions that help to shed light on their relationship and on their feelings for each other.  Again, you’re encouraged to include any questions you have about this relationship after having read chapters 1-4 and to propose possible answers to these questions.

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