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World Literature I CPB
Instructor: Signorile   
I am excited to be teachingáWorld Literature I CPBáthis year! I update this homework webpage on a daily basis and it is a valuable tool to keep current on what is going on in our classroom. If you need to speak with me, please e-mail me at dsignorile@tenafly.k12.nj.us or call my office at 201-816-6612. Thank you and I look forward to a great year!áá ~ I have a passion for Shakespeare and my favorite play is Romeo and Juliet.áMy favorite sonnet is Sonnet No. 116: "Let Me Not To The Marriage of True Minds".





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HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS
6-13-16
Topic: Summer Reading Book and worksheet Click here for list of books and click here for worksheet to be completed over the summer as you read your book.
6-8-16
Topic: Final Exam Part III (Last day of finals)
Achieve Final Assessment
6-7-16
Topic: Day 2 of Final Exam - Persuasive Essay addressed to the school principal on the use of video games in the school library. Students will be allowed to use their completed graphic organizer and the three articles for evidence to support their positions.
6-6-16
Topic: Final Exam: Day 1- Read three articles on the effects of video games on children and answered comprehension questions related to the three articles. Also, completed opinion graphic organizer on your position on using video games in the school library during your free time.

HW: no homework
6-2-16
Topic: Brainstorming Treasure Island one-page writing response to the prompt, What do you treasure?

HW: Continue developing your writing response
6-1-16
Topic: Finish viewing the movie Treasure Island
in-class writing assignment on reaction to movie/book

5-31-16
Topic: Treasure Island

HW:
5-26-16
Topic: Treasure Island Chapter 10
-read Ch 10 and took notes
No Homework
5-24-16
Topic: Vocabulary Review/Ch.8 Treasure Island

HW: Study your vocabulary words for tomorrow's quiz
5-23-16
Topic: Achieve 3000/Ch.8 Treasure Island

HW: Study your vocabulary words
5-25-16
Topic: Vocabulary Quiz/Treasure Island

HW: Read Ch.9 of Treasure Island and write 2 important events that happened in this chapter.
5-20-16
Topic: Treasure Island

HW: Write one sentence for the last 5 words on the vocabulary list for Monday
Make Quizlet for the vocabulary words, if you can.
Continue studying your words
Vocabulary Quiz: Wed., May 25th


5-19-16
Topic: Treasure Island Ch.7/vocabulary

HW: Make flashcards for the new vocabulary words
Write one sentence for the first five vocabulary words
5-18-16
Topic: Chapter 6 Treasure Island

HW: Choose three quotes from Chapters 1 through 6 and complete quote worksheet for tomorrow
5-17-16
Topic: Treasure Hunt

HW: Read Chapter 6 of Treasure Island
5-16-16
Topic: Achieve article
5-13-16
Topic: Achieve/Newsela
5-11-16
Topic: Treasure Island Short Answer Test
5-10-16
Topic: Making your own Study Guide for Treasure Island Chapters 1 through 5

HW: study for test on Treasure Island, Chapters 1 through 5
5-9-16
Topic: Achieve 3000/
How to Make a Study Guide Lesson

HW: Re-read Chapter 5 of Treasure Island and read over summary
5-6-16
Topic: Reading Chapter 5 of Treasure Island

Quiz: Wed., 5/11 on Chapters 1-5 on Treasure Island
4-28, 4-29& 5-2
PARCC - No classes
4-27-16
Topic: Treasure Island

If you are planning on bringing in treasure chest items, please bring items in for Friday, May 6th.
4-26-16
Topic: Treasure Island Activity
HW: Complete Chapter 4 comprehension questions for tomorrow
4-25-16
Topic: Treasure Island
HW: Finish reading Chapter 4 of Treasure Island for tomorrow, answer the comprehension questions after reading chapter.
4-22-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 articles (2)
Reading Chapter 3 of Treasure Island in class

HW: none
4-21-16
Topic: Treasure Island
HW: Read pages 19-21 for tomorrow
4-20-16
Topic: Reading Treasure Island Ch.2 and answering comprehension questions.

HW: Complete review worksheet for quiz tomorrow. Study your words
4-19-16
Topic: Reading background information about author and began readingTreasure Island

HW: complete comprehension questions 1-9 for Chapter 1 for tomorrow
4-18-16
Topic: Treasure Island Vocabulary

HW: review your vocabulary words

Vocabulary Quiz: Thursday, 4-21-16
4-8-16
No Classes - peers
4-7-16
Topic: vocabulary enrichment/ writing workshop
HW: make flashcards for all 11 Treasure Island vocabulary words: due April 19th

Treasure Island Packet (Chapters 1 through 5) Click here
Character List Click here
4-6-16
Topic: 2 Achieve 3000 Articles

HW: Write down 2 things you need to improve upon in your paragraph writing
4-1-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 and brainstorming with partners on their favorite characters from The Power of One

HW: none
4-4-16
Topic: The Power of One writing assignment
Click here for assignment

HW: Complete your three paragraphs
Make sure you follow the checklist on the requirement sheet
Double-spaced, 7 sentences each, check your grammar
3-28-16
Topic: The Power of One movie
HW: Write in complete sentences the following: Who is your favorite character? and why?
3-29-16
Topic: Achieve3000 article/The Power of One movie
HW: Who is your second favorite character in the movie? and why? Write your response in complete sentences. Due: tomorrow
3-24-16
Topic: Watching The Power of One

HW: no homework

3-23-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 article and NEWSELA Article

HW: complete the Achieve article or NEWSELA Article, if you did not do so in class today
3-22-16
Topic: Writing Assessment using your completed graphic organizers
3-21-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 article and review for writing assessment for tomorrow

HW: review your notes for quiz tomorrow

Quiz: How does the main character in "Old Chief Mslanga" change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story? In paragraph form, explain using details from the story. Have a clear topic sentence, details and a concluding sentence. You will be allowed to use your graphic organizers to help you.
3-18-16
HW: no homework
3-15-16
Topic: Reading "Old Chief Mslanga" from Somehow Tenderness Survives

HW: no homework
3-14-16
Topic: 2 Achieve Articles
3-11-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 Articles (2 articles to complete today)

HW: Complete review sheet on literary terms for Monday's quiz
3-10-16
Topic: Literary Terms

HW: Study your literary terms
3-9-16
Topic: Literary Terms
HW: make flashcards for the six literary terms we went over in class today. This is only for the three students I have spoken to about it.

3-10-16
Topic: Literary Terms
HW: Study literary terms

Literary Terms Quiz on Monday, 3/14
3-9-16
Topic: Presentations and Literary Terms
HW: make flashcards for literary terms words
3-8-18
Topic: Time in a Bottle Project working on in class
HW: be prepared to present tomorrow
3-7-16
Topic: Journal Entry/sharing with peers
HW: none
3-4-16
Topic: Working on "Time in a Bottle" IR Project

HW: none
3-3-16
Topic: China Presentations Continued today
  • introduced topic of theme and relating it to their Independent Reading Books
HW:
3-2-16
Topic: China Presentations today in class!!
3-1-16
Topic: China Project citing sources
Introduced Time in A Bottle Project

HW: be prepared to present your China Project
2-26-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 Article
  • students continued to work on China Project with teacher input
  • you must have at least 6 slides for your powerpoint presentation
  • you can bring in anything related to your project that would enhance your topic
  • you will be graded on your oral presentation skills as well as the content of your project

Project Due: Wed., 3/2/16
HW: continue to work on your project
2-24-16
Topic: "A Pair of Tickets" from The Joy Luck Club
completed story elements worksheet

HW: review the story elements worksheet

Quiz: tomorrow on "A Pair of Tickets"

China Project Due: Wed., March 2nd Powerpoint Presentation on your topic related to China. You can bring in food, games, clothing, etc. to make your project come to life.

2-22-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 article
Begin reading "A Pair of Tickets" from The Joy Luck Club
taking notes from the smartboard

HW: none
2-10-16
Topic: Short Answer Quiz on "The Red Candle"
1 Achieve Article

HW: Finish the Achieve article
2-9-16
Topic: "The Red Candle" review for quiz tomorrow; watched segment of The Joy Luck Club

HW: Review your study guide for the quiz tomorrow
2-5-16
Topic: "The Red Candle" questions

HW: Continue reading your IR Book
2-4-16
Topic: Read "The Red Candle"- watched segment of movie related to the story

HW: Answer the comprehension questions #'s 1-5 for tomorrow
Click here for the questions
2-3-16
Topic: Reading "The Red Candle" from The Joy Luck Club

HW: Read pages 50-53 of "The Red Candle" for tomorrow
2-2-16
Topic: Biography Book Sharing with peers

HW:
2-1-16
Topic: Achieve 3000

HW: Continue to read your IR Book
1-29-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 Article (1) and thought question/ IR Book Reading Time

HW: Continue reading your IR Book and bring in a 2 Liter empty plastic bottle to use for our IR Project
1-28-16
Topic: Essay writing (Biography) Due: Monday, 2/1 Each student must have met with me to edit and revise essay
  • 2 transition words must be added to the essay
  • you must hand in: essay, graphic organizer and photo
HW: continue reading your IR book and completing the worksheet. There will be an upcoming project for your IR Book towards the end of February.
1-27-16
Topic: Biography Essay (drafting and editing in class)

HW: continue working on your essay - make sure you incorporate two transition words into your essay

Essay Due: Monday, 2/1 must include graphic organizer, original essay and picture of your person
1-26-16
Topic: 4 paragraph Essay on your biography - use your graphic organizer to guide you in your writing

Due: Thursday, 1/28
1-25-16
Topic: 1 Achieve Article and Biography Essay

HW: If you did not finish reading your biography, please do so today. Also, complete graphic organizer based on your reading.


Essay on biography (in MLA format) due Thursday, 1/28.
1-22-16
HW: Finish reading your biography and complete graphic organizer for Monday, 1/25
If you did not finish the two achieve articles, please try and finish them during study skills or for homework.

1-22-16
Topic: Achieve 3000 (2 articles to complete)

HW: read your biography (5 pages)
1-21-16
Topic: Vocabulary Quiz

HW: none
1-19-16
Topic: Quiz on "Rules of the Game"

HW: Study your vocabulary words
1-15-16
Topic: Learn to play Chess

HW: review your vocabulary words

"Rules of the Game" quiz on Tues., 1/19
Vocabulary for "Rules of the Game" on Wed., 1/20
Will be reading new short story called "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan
1-14-16
Topic: Achieve 3000


HW: write one sentence for the next four vocabulary words
1-12-16
Peers - no classes
1-6-15
Topic: Independent Reading
Vocabulary

HW: Read your IR Book (approx. 5 pages) and write a summary of what you read
Bring your IR book to class everyday!

We will be reading the short story "The Rules of the Game" next
1-5-16
Topic: Independent Reading of their IR Book
"The Rules of the Game" vocabulary words introduced


HW: Finish writing sentences for the first two words on the list (imparted and pungent)
Bring IR Book to class everyday

1-4-15
Topic: Achieve 3000
IR Book Reading


HW: Read your IR book (5 pages) and write 1 or 2 things you found interesting in your reading
12-23-15
Topic:

HW: Enjoy the time with your family and friends
12-21-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 article
HW: Read your IR Book (approx. 5 pages)
12-22-15
Topic: Write movie reviews from your field trip

HW: Read IR Book
12-18-15
Field Trip Today
No Class
12-17-15
Topic: Essay Writing on who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet

HW: Optional, you can work on your essay. We will continue on Monday in class.

Essay: Due Monday at the end of class
12-16-15
Topic: "Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?" Debate in class today

HW: Write a journal reflection on whether you liked the debate or disliked it and explain your reasons.

The Verdict is in today: The parents have been found guilty of the deaths of their children

12-15-15
Topic: Gathering rebuttals for debate; practicing debate format and roles

HW: be ready to argue your points and counterclaims tomorrow in class during debate



12-14-15
Topic: Preparing your arguments and evidence using the text for Romeo and Juliet Debates on Wednesday

HW: none

Debates: Wed., 12/16 "Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?"
12-11-15
Topic: Watched the end of the original film on Romeo and Juliet


HW: Complete worksheet on "Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?" Due: Monday
Debates will begin on Wednesday in class
12-10-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Act V

HW: Read the last pages of Act V to the end of the play and write a summary on what you read
Due: tomorrow
12-7-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary - review of words

HW: Study your vocabulary words = Wed. Quiz
12-4-15
Topic: Act IV, scene 1 and 2 of Romeo and Juliet
went over the Friar's plan for Juliet in detail

HW: write one sentence for the next three vocabulary words which were assigned. Due: Mon., 12/7
Study for your vocabulary test on Wed., 12/9
If you have not completed your Creative Letter to Juliet, it is due on Mon., 12/7
12-3-15
Topic: Creative Letter to Juliet as her friend giving her advice on what she should do at this point in the play
Make sure you have a creative 15th century name!!!!
(Act III assessment)

Due: Monday, 12/7: on this day we will also make the letter look old!!!

Romeo and Juliet vocabulary quiz: Wed., 12/9 (10 words) Keep studying your words every night.
12-2-15
Topic: Achieve 3000

HW: Write one sentence for the next two vocabulary words.
12-1-15
Topic: Review vocabulary sentences/Creative letter to Juliet

HW: write one sentence for the vocabulary words assigned in class
11-30-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 article

HW: Write one sentence for the first two Romeo and Juliet vocabulary words (jest and agile)
Your sentences must be complete with correct capitalization and punctuation.
Due: tomorrow
11-25-15
Topic: Thanksgiving traditions

HW: none
11-24-15
Topic: writing thank-you notes
Romeo and Juliet vocabulary words (10)
Click here for vocabulary words

Hw: make either flashcards or a quizlet for the 10 vocabulary words; study the words during your free time
11-23-15
Topic: Reading in c lass Act III, scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet/comprehension questions

HW: none
11-19-15
Topic: Thanksgiving Traditions

HW: Ask a parent, grandparent or relative, how they celebrated Thanksgiving when they were young.
Write down some things you learned in paragraph form.

Due: tomorrow
11-17-15
Topic: Thanksgiving Traditions
In-class writing assignments on their Thanksgiving traditions

HW: Complete writing assignment, if you did not finish in class today
11-16-15
Topic: Thanksgiving/ brainstorm things you are thankful for - begin to write your paragraph
HW: Complete the writing assignment "What are some things you are thankful for?"
Due: tomorrow
11-13-15
Topic: 1 achieve article
Romeo and Juliet Act III, s.4 and 5

HW: Read your Independent Reading Book for 30 minutes and describe the main character. Write the description down in paragraph format. Be prepared to discuss this on Monday in class.
11-12-15
Topic: Independent Reading book discussion
Romeo and Juliet Act III, scene 3

HW: In complete sentences with correct punctuation, complete questions 8 and 9 in your Romeo and Juliet packet for Act III, scene 3.
11-11-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet
-short mini-quiz on Act III,s.1
-listening to audio of Act III

HW: complete questions #6 and #7 for Act III
Bring IR book to class tomorrow
11-10-15
Topic: acted out Act III, scene 1 in class/watched the scene

HW: Answer questions 1-5 in Romeo and Juliet packet for tomorrow
11-=9-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 Article
Began acting out Act 3, scene 1

HW: none
11-4-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Test (Act 2)

HW: Read your Independent Reading Book for 20 minutes and write two interesting things you read about
11-3-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Review Act 2 and 5 Literary Terms

HW: Review your study guide for test tomorrow
11-2-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Storyboard Creation
HW: Read your Independent Reading Book for 20 minutes
10-30-15
HW: None
10-29-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet storyboard creations
HW:
10-28-15
Topic: Act II, scene vi of Romeo and Juliet

Test moved to Wed., 11/4 on Act II and 5 literary terms
10-27-15
Topic: Tone and Mood
HW: none

Literary Terms Quiz on the following terms on Wed., 11/4: simile, metaphor, personification, tone and mood
10-26-15
Topic: Achieve Article
Romeo and Juliet Act II, scene iii

HW: Choose a line or lines from the play that we have read so far that you like or find interesting and write it in your notebook. Also, explain why you like these lines.
10-23-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 article (1)

HW:
10-22-15
Topic: Literary Terms in Romeo and Juliet
HW: None
10-20-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Test
HW: Answer questions 3, 4 and 5 for Act II in packet due: tomorrow
10-19-15
Topic: 1 Achieve Article
HW: review your notes and character handouts for quiz tomorrow on Act I
10-16-15
TOPIC: Act out Romeo and Juliet Act 2, scene ii.
HW: Complete character graphic organizer for Juliet

Act I Test on Tuesday, 10/20.
10-15-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet
HW: Complete character chart for Tybalt due: tomorrow
10-14-15
No Class PSAT
10-13-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet

HW: Complete character Description Chart for Romeo and Lord Capulet due: Th., 10/15

Quiz on Act I moved to Tues., 10/20.
10-12-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 2 articles
HW: Finish articles, if you did not finish in class

Quiz Act I Romeo and Juliet: Th., 10/15
10-9-15
Topic: 2 Achieve Articles
HW: Read your Independent Reading book for 30 minutes
10-8-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet
HW: write two things that you liked from the movie today, Romeo and Juliet
10-7-15
Topic: vocab quiz
HW: none
10-5-15
Topic: Reading Romeo and Juliet Act I, scene i.
HW: study your vocabulary words for quiz on Wed.
10-2-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary words impartial, fickle and encourage
HW: Study your vocabulary words 1 through 10 for upcoming quiz on Wed., 10/7
10-1-15
Topic: Globe Theater/Elizabethan Time Period
HW: Complete questions from Shakespeare in Love movie clip on webquest
Also, write down 3 things you liked or learned from the movie
Webquest due tomorrow
9-30-15
Topic: Shakespeare Webquest/Vocabulary
HW: Finish webquest, if you did not complete in class
Finish vocabulary word box for two words, if you did not complete in class
Make 2 flashcards for the words humiliation and adversary

Upcoming: Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Quiz on words 1-10 on Wed., 10
9-29-15
HW: Make flashcards for the 1st five words we have covered on the vocabulary list.
Due: tomorrow
9-28-15
Topic: Romeo and Juliet vocabulary words

HW: Complete vocabulary word box for the word "assail"
Due: tomorrow
9-25-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 2 articles
HW: complete word box for Romeo and Juliet vocabulary word melancholy (you should have three completed, valiant, strife and melancholy
Due: Mon., 9/28

9-24-15
Topic: William Shakespeare webquest
HW: Complete vocabulary word box for the word strife
due: tomorrow
9-22-15
Topic: KWL chart for W. Shakespeare
Introduce Romeo and Juliet vocabulary
HW: none
9-18-15
HW: IR Book due Tues., 9/22

No Class Period 2 Peers
9-17-15
Topic: Achieve 3000 level set

HW: Choose an Independent Reading Book that you would like to read and bring it to class on Tues, 9/22 with post-its.

9-16-15
Topic: Literary Terms/ Sustained Silent Reading
HW: None
9-11-15
Topic: Using checklist to edit and improve your summer reading essay due today at the end of class
HW: none
9-10-15
Topic: typing/editing using checklist their summer reading piece in class

HW: None
9-9-15
Topic: writing summer reading paragraphs
HW: none
9-8-15
Topic: Time Capsule sharing

Make sure you have a computer account login
Bring your summer reading book to class tomorrow
Bring your English notebook to class everyday
9-2-15
WELCOME STUDENTS TO MY CLASS! I am looking forward to working with each one of you and making this year a productive and enjoyable learning experience! Please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you have a question or concern about the class.

Your homework is to get the supplies listed on the syllabus by Tuesday, 9/8/15.
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