Tuesday, Nov. 2 is the due date for the research papers. One student has completed all stages of the writing process, one is revising for his final draft, the rest of the students are somewhere between organizing data and drafting. If you have not started drafting, you’re falling behind, and it would probably be a good idea to do work on this assignment outside the classroom, too.
Period 6 took the vocabulary quiz, finished reading “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” and watched the Twilight Zone episode.
Periods 3 and 4 will take the vocabulary quiz tomorrow (Wednesday), finish reading the teleplay “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street, ” and watch the Twilight Zone episode.
Today we identified the literary elements in “The Tell-Tale Heart” ; we learned about vernacular, and practiced using it.
In class you began crafting lines from “The Tell-Tale Heart” in different vernaculars. This must be completed for homework. This assignment is called “Poe Translations.” You must write 3 if you’re working solo; you must compose 5 if you’re working with a partner. Here’s an example from the past dubbed “Mr. Cummings Style”:
Original: If you think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.
Mr. Cummings: Shut up you little yayhoos! If you think I’m crazy as you guys,then shut up in your brain too! After I killed him, I put my hormones in my pocket and just dealt with it . Let me tell you about . . .
This is due tomorrow Wednesday, October 27.