Honors English I
And just like that, it’s December, and we’re reading The Odyssey!
During December, students will probably need two 30-minute sessions per week outside of class time to complete the assigned readings, in addition to their Membean and other English homework.
Students are reminded not to use any outside sources to summarize or interpret the Odyssey. The goal is improved reading comprehension. The only way to achieve that goal is to read! The use of online or print sources to aid in comprehending homework readings is considered a breach of academic integrity.
Class assignments will be posted in Google Classroom. Occasional reflections and special announcements will be posted here, mostly for parents’ information.
Summer Reading expectations are posted in Google Classroom. Students should submit quotes charts on Google Classroom on September 2. An assignment will be set up for them in the next few days. There will be an open-book quiz on the Iliad Books 1, 22, and 24. Students should not be misled into thinking that “open-book” means one needn’t read ahead of time. Students will have limited time, and will be asked to find textual evidence to support facts presented in the quiz. Prior reading of the text will be needed for success in the quiz. On the other hand, students should not obsess and memorize every little detail.
On our first day, students began with a PowerPoint presentation that will be posted on Google Classroom after all of my freshman classes have seen it. An assignment listed in the PowerPoint is the “Mood Board Quilt Square”, due Monday, August 31. See Google Classroom for details.
We will begin our year with two units: for literature, the Short Story Unit; for grammar, the Nouns Unit.
Best wishes for a year of unmasking truths, opening up the doors to knowledge, and telling each other our best stories!
Mrs. Meo’s Office Hours – August – Every weekday from 12:30-1:30 in Room 113. September & October – Monday and Wednesday from 12:30-1:30 , Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:30-3:30 in Room 113.