Assignments due for the week of October 23rd, 2017


Go to Khan Academy to practice for the math sections of the SAT. Do practice problems/questions in each of the following four areas: Heart of algebra, Problem-solving and data analysis, Passport to advanced math, and Additional topics in math. On a separate sheet of paper, answer the following three questions:

  1. What new concept, term, formula, or math fact did you learn from your time on the website?
  2. Which explanations work best for you–videos or written work on how to solve the problem?
  3. In which of the four areas do you feel you need the most work or help?

We will take the second 45 minute math test in class next week. Don’t forget to bring a calculator to use on the test.

Quick Looks at Great Books

Complete Book 2 by finishing Chapters 20-24 (short reading!) and answering study guide questions 53-58. The French Revolution finally comes in full force in July of 1789 as you see the fictional characters interact with the historical characters we have studied. Note the details of the storming of the Bastille and the metaphor (comparison) Dickens makes about the attacking mob. What prior act is referred to when the chateau of the Marquis is set on fire? What is a lodestone rock? There is quite the element of suspense at the end of Book 2!! 🙂

Explorations in British Literature

Refer to the General Prologue for The Canterbury Tales. (Modern English version is on the left.) Write a paragraph on page 32 or 33 about the character you were assigned in class. Tell us all that you can find about
his physical description and any details Chaucer gives his readers about his vocation and internal character.

On the two page 39’s that you have, analyze the following Chaucer tales. Answer the questions based on each story that you read. Read the tales at the following links:

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

The Pardoner’s Tale

Remember that with each story, you need to read only the tale itself, not the prologue or other information. Watch the following two songs from the musical Camelot. Enjoy!!


Complete Macbeth by reading Act V and focus on questions 50-59 in your study guide. Be prepared next week to add to your costumes and props for the scenes you were assigned in the play. (Act IV, Scene 1, lines 1-135- — Macbeth, Isaac; Rachel #1, Sara #2, and Dorothy #3) (Act V, Scene 1: Lady Macbeth, Sarah; Doctor, Xan; and Gentlewoman, Rachel) (Act V, Scene 5: Macbeth, Xan Lines 17-28)