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:

Interpreter of Maladies vocabulary quiz:  

Thursday, 10/23 for Period 6

Friday, 10/24 for Period 2

Monday, 10/27 for Periods 3 and 7

THE INTERPRETER DISCUSSION THREADS WILL BE LOCKED ON FRIDAY, 10/24 AT 2:15 P.M.  PLAN ACCORDINGLY!

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 Thursday, 10/23

Period 7: Read "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar" and complete post and response to a  classmate's post (CP Students: post OR response) before class tomorrow.

Periods 6: Study for tomorrow's vocab. quiz!

Period 2: Study for Friday's vocab. quiz!

Homework for Wednesday, 10/22

Period 7: Before class on Wednesday, read "This Blessed House" and complete post and response to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 2 and 6: Before class on Wednesday, read "The Third and Final Continent" and complete post and response to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 3: Before class on Thursday, read "The Third and Final Continent" and complete post and response to a classmate's post about the story.

Homework for Tuesday, 10/21

Period 7: Before class on Wednesday, read "This Blessed House" and complete post and response to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 3: Read "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar" and complete post and response to a  classmate's post before class tomorrow.

Periods 2 and 6: Before class on Wednesday, read "The Third and Final Continent" and complete post and response to a classmate's post about the story.

Homework for Monday, 10/20

Periods 2 and 6: Read "The Treatment of Bibi Haldar". Posts and  responses to a classmate's post about the story are due before class on Monday.

Period 3: Read "This Blessed House." Posts and responses to classmate's posts about the story are due before class on Monday.

Homework for Friday, 10/17

Periods 2 and 6: Read "This Blessed House." Posts and responses to classmate's posts about the story are due before class tomorrow. 

Period 3: Read "This Blessed House." Posts and responses to classmate's posts about the story are due before class on Monday, 10/20.

Homework for Thursday, 10/16

Period 7: Read "Mrs. Sen's" and post about the story before class on Thursday. Responses to a classmate's post about the story will be due before class on Monday, 10/20. 

Period 6: No homework for Wednesday. Start  reading the next story, "This Blessed House", if you want to get ahead!

Period 2: All Honors students (and those CP students who didn't post about "Mrs. Sen's": respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Thursday!

NO HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY, 10/13!!!

Homework for Friday, 10/10

Period 7: All Honors students (and those CP students who didn't post about "Sexy": respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Friday. 

Periods 2 and 3: Read "Mrs. Sen's" and post about the story before class on Friday. Responses to a classmate's post about the story will be due before class on Thursday, 10/16.

Period 6:  All Honors students (and those CP students who didn't post about "Mrs. Sen's" yesterday): respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Friday. 

Homework for Thursday, 10/9

Periods 2 and 3: All Honors students and those CP students who did not complete a post about "Sexy": Before class on Thursday, respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 6: Read "Mrs. Sen's" and post about the story before class on Thursday. Respond to a classmate's post  about the story before class on Friday.

Homework for Wednesday, 10/8

Periods 2, 3, and 7: Before our next class, read "Sexy" and complete your post about the story. (Respond to a classmate's post before class on Thursday for periods 2 and 3 and Friday for Period 7.)

Period 6: Respond to a classmate's post about "Sexy" before class on Wednesday.

Homework for Tuesday, 10/7

Periods 2, 3 and 7: Before class on TUESDAY, read " A Real Durwan". Also: Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post  about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 6: Before class on Tuesday, read "Sexy". Posts about the story are due before class tomorrow. Your response to a classmate's post about the story will be due before class on Wednesday.

Homework for Monday, 10/6

Period 6: For Monday, read " A Real Durwan". Also due Monday, Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post  about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Periods 2, 3, and 7: Before class on TUESDAY, read " A Real Durwan". Also: Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post  about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Homework for Friday, 10/3

Period 7: Respond to a classmate's post about "Interpreter" before class tomorrow.

Period 2: No homework due tomorrow! For Tuesday, read " A Real Durwan". Also due Tuesday, Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post  about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 3:   For Tuesday, read " A Real Durwan". Also due Tuesday, Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 6:  No homework due tomorrow! For Monday, read " A Real Durwan". Also due Monday, Honors students should post and respond to  a classmate's post about the story.   CP students should  post  about or respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Homework for Thursday, 10/2

Period 7: Read "Interpreter of Maladies" and post about the story before class tomorrow. (Respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Friday).

Periods 2 and 3: Respond to a classmate's post about "Interpreter" before class tomorrow.

Period 6: Read "A Real Durwan" for class on Friday.

Homework for Wednesday, 10/1

Periods 2 and 3:  Read "Interpreter of Maladies" and post about the story before class tomorrow. (Respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Thursday).

Period 6: Respond to a classmate's post about "Interpreter of Maladies" before class tomorrow. 

Period 7: Read "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine".  Honors students: post and respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Wednesday.  CP students: post or respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Wednesday.

Homework for Tuesday, 9/30

Period 2 and 3: Read "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine".  Honors students: post and respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Tuesday.  CP students: post or respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Tuesday.

Period 6: Read "Interpreter of Maladies" and post about the story before class on Tuesday (responses to a classmate's post will be due before class on Wednesday).

Period 7: Read "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine".  Honors students: post and respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Wednesday.  CP students: post or respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Wednesday.

Homework for Monday, 9/29

Period 6:  Read "When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine".  Honors students: post and respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Monday.  CP students: post or respond to a classmate's post about the story before class on Monday.

Period 3: Honors students and those CP students who opted not to write a post last night about "A Temporary Matter":  respond to a classmate's post about the story.

Period 7 and 3: Honors students who have posted and responded to a classamte's post about "A Temporary Matter" have no homework over the weekend!

CP students who have already posted about or responded to a classmate's post about "A Temporary Matter" have no homework over the weekend!

Homework for Friday, 9/26

Period 7: No HW

Periods 6 and 3: All Honors students and those CP students who opted not to write a post about "A Temporary Matter" yesterday: Respond to a classmate's post about the story before our next class. 

What might you do in your response?  

  • Further develop his/her ideas by supporting them with additional direct evidence (yes, quotes!) from the story
  • Pose answers to his/her questions--again, citing evidence!
  • Respectfully disagree with one or more of your classmate's interpretations and use the text to prove you're right
  • Pose new questions that his/her post made you think about, and propose possible answers.

Homework for Thursday, 9/25

Period 7:  All Honors students (and those CP students who chose not to write their own post about "A Temporary Matter" yesterday): respond to a classmate's post about the story before class tomorrow. 

What might you do in your response?  

  • Further develop his/her ideas by supporting them with additional direct evidence (yes, quotes!) from the story
  • Pose answers to his/her questions--again, citing evidence!
  • Respectfully disagree with one or more of your classmate's interpretations and use the text to prove you're right
  • Pose new questions that his/her post made you think about, and propose possible answers.

Periods 6 and 2: Before class tomorrow, read "A Temporary Matter" and write a post about the story in the discussion forum below (the response to a classmate's post won't be due until Friday for Period 6 and Monday for Period 2)

Period 3: Before class on Friday, read "A Temporary Matter" and write a post about the story in the discussion forum below (the response to a classmate's post won't be due until Monday)

Homework for Wednesday, 9/24

Period 2: Read "A Temporary Matter" and write a post about the story in the discussion forum below.

Periods 3, 6 and 7: The final copy of your person essay is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Be sure to have a hard copy ready to hand in at the beginning of class on the due date--late essays will lose points! 

Homework for Tuesday, 9/23 for Period  7 and Wednesday, 9/24 for Periods 2, 3 and 6:

Use the feedback you received in class on Thursday/Friday to move forward with your revisions.   Final copies are due on Tuesday , 9/23 for Period 7  and Wednesday, 9/24 for Periods 2, 3 and 6. Be sure to have a hard copy ready to hand in at the beginning of class on the due date--late essays will lose points! 

Homework for Monday, 9/15-Thursday, 9/18 for Period 6 and Monday, 9/15-Friday, 9/19 for Periods 2, 3 and 7:

By this point you should have at least a few potential topics for your essay in   mind--it's now time to commit to one and start writing! (No clue how to start? Check out "Some Ways to Begin the Personal Essay" under course documents).

A complete draft of your personal essay (a hardcopy!) is due in class on Thursday, 9/18 for Period 6 and Friday for Periods 2, 3 and 7.  In the meantime, you should be working at home and in class on getting this essay written!

For the purpose of drafting/conferencing/revising, we'll be meeting in the library next Monday through Thursday (Monday through Wednesday for period 6)! The only exception to that is that Period 7 will meet in the Fishbowl on Tuesday.

Feel free to approach me in class or after school if you're having trouble or would like some feedback! 

Homework for Friday, 9/12 (Monday, 9/15 for Period 7)

Periods 2, 3 and 7: Prepare a list of at least three potential topics for your personal essay. Be prepared to explain how each topic would serve as a window into your character (i.e. what specific and positive qualities would you hope to covey about yourself if you were to write about each topic?).

Period 6: Start writing! 

Homework for Thursday, 9/11

Periods 3 and 7: Go to The Common Application webpage and explore.

1) Investigate and determine whether all of your prospective colleges and universities are members of the Common App. You can find this out by clicking on the "Member Colleges" tab and scanning the list for each school's name or by typing the name of each school individually in "the Search for Colleges" searchbar).

 For any that aren't members, you will need to go to the websites of those schools and find out what their specific  application essay requirements and  prompts are. Write these down or print them out!  

 

Period 6: Prepare a list of at least three potential topics for your personal essay. Be prepared to explain how each topic would serve as a window into your character (i.e. what specific and positive qualities would you hope to covey about yourself if you were to write about each topic?).

Homework for Wednesday, 9/10

Period 7: No homework tonight!

Periods 6 and 2: Go to The Common Application webpage and explore.

1) Investigate and determine whether all of your prospective colleges and universities are members of the Common App. You can find this out by clicking on the "Member Colleges" tab and scanning the list for each school's name or by typing the name of each school individually in "the Search for Colleges" searchbar).

 For any that aren't members, you will need to go to the websites of those schools and find out what their specific  application essay requirements and  prompts are. Write these down or print them out!  

Homework due Tuesday, 9/9

Period 7: Continue reviewing  for the Summer Reading Assessment that you'll take in class on Monday. Remember that you won't be able to refer to your books during the test, so make sure you're familiar with author and character names (and spellings!).  

Periods 2, 3 and 6:  No homework tonight!

Homework due Monday, 9/8

Period 7:  Congrats on surviving your first day! There are three parts to your first homework assignment.

  1. Join our class Ning by following the directions on the handout I gave you in class today.
  2. Finish writing me the letter that you started working on in class.
  3. Prepare 5 specific and thought-provoking questions about each summer reading book that you read (honors students, since you read two books, you’ll be expected to prepare 10 questions).  These questions should serve to stimulate some deep conversation and therefore should not be ones that can be adequately answered in one word or a couple of sentences. Steer clear of posing simple plot questions and compose some questions that elicit complex answers. The next time we meet you’ll have the opportunity to explore these questions in small groups, and this should serve as helpful preparation for your assessment next week!

 **Reminder: Don’t forget to bring your book(s) with you  next time  for the discussions!

Periods 2, 3 and 6: Continue reviewing  for the Summer Reading Assessment that you'll take in class on Monday. Remember that you won't be able to refer to your books during the test, so make sure you're familiar with author and character names (and spellings!).  

Homework due Friday, 9/5

Periods 2, 3 and 6:

Congrats on surviving your first day! There are three parts to your first homework assignment.

  1. Join our class Ning by following the directions on the handout I gave you in class today.
  2. Finish writing me the letter that you started working on in class.
  3. Prepare 5 specific and thought-provoking questions about each summer reading book that you read (honors students, since you read two books, you’ll be expected to prepare 10 questions).  These questions should serve to stimulate some deep conversation and therefore should not be ones that can be adequately answered in one word or a couple of sentences. Steer clear of posing simple plot questions and compose some questions that elicit complex answers. The next time we meet you’ll have the opportunity to explore these questions in small groups, and this should serve as helpful preparation for your assessment next week!

 **Reminder: Don’t forget to bring your book(s) with you  next time  for the discussions!

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Period 3 Discussion--"The Third and Final Continent" 18 Replies

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Period 7 Discussion--"The Treatment of Bibi Haldar" 17 Replies

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