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Welcome to Honors II English! Please check the homework board in class for assignments. 

Monday- Continue to work in groups on annotating and discussing the message in Maya Angelou’s poem, “Still I Rise.”  (1 Mod) Present imagery findings and break down into one large circle and one small circle inside. One group will sit in the inner circle and the other group will sit in the outer circle. The questions will be asked to those sitting in the inner circle only and those in the outer circle will observe the discussion and be prepared to summarize that they have heard.  Roles will then switch with a new set of questions.

Tuesday- Activate prior knowledge: Remind each other of yesterday’s moral of “Still I Rise” and begin to read “Style” by Maya Angelou.  Discuss the moral of the essay.  Compose a compare/contrast response for each of her poems in your journals.  Refer to “Power of the Word” and watch a small video clip saying that the word is God.  (The Power of God)

Wednesday- Read the essay “Harvesttime” and in groups analyze and respond to the provided questions using evidence from the essay.  Practice using parenthetical citations. Finish reading, “What’s So Funny?” by Maya Angelou. 

Thursday Hand out “Complaining” packet.  Review the lessons that Maya’s grandmother taught her. Review quotes, poems, or song lyrics.  How have these words inspired you? Are there lessons to be learned from them or an inspiration? Present your chosen work and identify any literary devices being used.

FridayBased on the “Complaining” essay, explain each lesson and use evidence from the passage to support your response in a four-paragraph essay. 

Any questions? Feel free to email me: mrsroach@motherseton.org.  I will do my best to respond in a timely manner.