Second Blog Post Due 5/3 in class:

Research one major poem by one of the authors below and write two paragraphs explaining that poem’s style, figurative language, and subject matter. Use at least 2 sources to research the poem, and include a bibliography. Then write a ten-line poem in the style of that poem about your own topic!

William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Tyler Coleridge, Lord Byron, Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barret Browning, A.E. Housman, Dylan Thomas

Include a picture you think represents your poem along with a web citation for the site where you found the picture. Spelling and grammar counts!

Photo posting instructions can be found at:

http://help.edublogs.org/2009/07/29/inserting-images-into-your-posts/.

Don’t forget to have at least one comment on a classmate’s blog as well!

Turn in a printout of both blogs in class on May 3rd!

 

Quarter 4 Project G12 Blog Post 1 Guidelines

First Blog Post Due 4/19 by 5 PM:

Research one of the following poets online and write three paragraphs (at least five sentences each) about their life, work, themes or styles in their work. Use at least 2 sources and a bibliography.

William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Tyler Coleridge, Lord Byron, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Elizabeth Barret Browning, A.E. Housman, Dylan Thomas

Include a picture of your poet along with a web citation for the site where you found the picture. Spelling and grammar counts!

Photo posting instructions can be found at:

http://help.edublogs.org/2009/07/29/inserting-images-into-your-posts/.

Don’t forget to have at least one comment on a classmate’s blog as well!

 

Q3 Final Blog Post Guidelines

Third Blog Post Due 3/19 in class:

For your final post, choose one symbol in anything we have read in English class this year (from Things Fall Apart, The Iliad, poems or short stories).

In three well-written paragraphs (at least five sentences each), explain that symbol’s origins, meanings, and other works of literature or media it appears in.

You must have at least 3 cited facts (with author/website) about your symbol.

Use at least 2 sources to write your paragraph. Include a bibliography.

Include a cited picture that represents your symbol.

This blog post is due on March 19th, 2015 in class. BRING A PRINTOUT OF ALL THREE BLOGS TO CLASS ON THAT DAY.

Q3 Second Blog Post Due 3/5 by 5 PM: Researched Conflict

We have read several short stories and poems this unit that describe conflicts like wars, revolutions, and civil unrest. Write a researched three-paragraph essay (an introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion) about a modern political or social conflict happening today. Discuss the causes of the conflict, the people affected, and possible solutions for the conflict in your essay (be persuasive on your solutions- make an argument).

You must have at least 4 cited facts (with author/website) about your conflict.

Use at least 2 sources to write your paragraph. Include a bibliography.

Include a cited picture that represents your conflict.

This blog post is due on March 5th, 2015 by 5 PM.

Here are some helpful sites to use:

https://news.google.com/

http://www.bbc.com/news/

http://www.reuters.com/

Bibliography guidelines can be found here.

Research Paper Guidelines

You will need to look up facts to use as evidence in your research paper. Look at my handouts folder for the full guidelines. When you cite a fact in your paper, you need to give a full citation in your paper.

Example:

Fact:
“Nigeria was given independence from England in 1960.” (Wikipedia 2014).

Source:
“Nigeria”. Wikipedia. 2014. Web. 22 April 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria

Here are some websites you can use to find links for your paper!

http://www.fcps.edu/MtVernonHS/media_center/webquest/2006_2007/things_fall_apart/#anchorProcessResources (Scroll to the bottom and click on “Lead Reporter”, “Historian”, “Sociologist” and “Cultural Anthropologist” to get instructions about how to find links)

http://www.postcolonialweb.org/achebe/achebeov.html

http://www.wmich.edu/dialogues/texts/thingsfallapart.html

https://sites.google.com/a/sbsdk12.org/things-fall-apart-webquest/process

Q1 Final Blog Post Guidelines

There are many themes in the sections we have read from The Iliad (fate, honor, duty to family vs. duty to gods, etc.). For your final blog post, write a paragraph (7 to 9 sentences) arguing that one theme is the most important theme in The Iliad. In your paragraph, provide two pieces of evidence (cited with line and page numbers) of places in the poem where your theme occurs. Make sure to explain why you think that this theme is the most important to the poem’s overall message, effect on the reader, or value as something students should read.

Include a picture that represents your theme.

Due 10/23 IN CLASS- you will bring a printout of all three of your blog posts to class that day.

Q1 2nd Blog Post Due 10/12

Write a well-written paragraph (at least 8 sentences) about a modern fictional or real-life person that matches the definition of an epic hero given in class:

• a hero who embodies national, cultural, or religious ideals
• a hero upon whose actions depends the fate of his people
• a course of action in which the hero performs great and difficult deeds

Include a picture of your person along with a web citation for the site where you found the picture. Spelling and grammar counts!

The second post is due on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 by 5 pm.

Photo posting instructions can be found at:
http://help.edublogs.org/2009/07/29/inserting-images-into-your-posts/.

Don’t forget to have at least one comment on a classmate’s blog as well!

Sample Post- Research Paragraph Example

Hermes (or Mercury to the Romans) was the messenger of the gods. He was responsible for guiding dead souls to the underworld (Mythweb). Hermes was the son of Zeus and a mountain nymph (Richardson 9). Even though he is a prankster, he is known for helping mankind (Mythweb). This god helped travelers on their journeys, and in the Trojan war he did not support one side or the other. However, he does help Priam retrieve his son’s body (Richardson 10).

 

Picture source: http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Hermes.html

Bibliography:

Richardson, Anne Frances. Hermes. Logan Press: Utah State UP, 2004. Print.

Skidmore, Joel. “Hermes”. Mythweb. 2014. Web. 17 February 2014. ‹http://www.mythweb.com/gods/Hermes.html›.

 

Grade 10 Q1 Blog Post 1 Guidelines

Write a researched paragraph (at least five sentences) about a Greek god who is mentioned in “The Iliad”. Include their origin story, characteristics, and which side they supported in the Trojan war.

You must have at least 3 cited facts (with author/website) about the god or goddess.

Use at least 2 sources to write your paragraph. Include a bibliography.

Include a cited picture of your Greek god.

This blog post is due on September 25th, 2014 by 5 PM.

YOU MUST USE ONLY THE WEBSITES BELOW AS YOUR ELECTRONIC SOURCE:

http://www.mythweb.com/

http://www.greekmythology.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_gods

http://www.greek-gods.info/

http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/europe/greek/

Guidelines for how to make your bibliography can be found here.

Q3 Blog Project- Post One Due 2-12-15!

Q3 Blog Project Post Number One Due 2/12/15 by 5 PM

Write a narrative or lyric poem (at least 75 words or 10 lines long) about a historical or emotional experience.

Include at least 3 examples of figurative language (metaphor, simile, imagery, onomatopoeia, etc.). Don’t forget important poetic elements like rhyme, descriptive imagery, and emotional language.

Write a paragraph (at least 5 sentences) identifying your examples of figurative language in the poem, and explain any themes your poem might have.

Include a picture that relates to your poem’s theme and cite the website you got it from.