Author Study Homework Posts

Author Study HW - DUE 3/23

posted Mar 16, 2015, 7:41 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org


Literary Essay Due Monday 3/23 with Bibliography, competed on the document sent your inbox.

Author Study HW for the next three weeks

posted Feb 24, 2015, 9:50 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org



Please keep up to date with your group's reading schedule. 

Author Study HW - Due 2/12

posted Feb 10, 2015, 2:19 PM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org   [ updated Feb 10, 2015, 2:38 PM ]


Please complete your reflection on the Symposium we had on Kate Chopin in class on Tuesday.  Your Reflection is Due Thursday, but I probably won't grade it until Friday.  Please type your reflection on the document that I sent to your Inbox/Drive.

If you were not present for today's symposium, please note that at the beginning of your paragraph and then answer our focus question to the best of your ability based on our readings and our previous classes.

Author Study - HW Due 2/10

posted Feb 9, 2015, 7:54 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org


Read Papke's Analysis of Story of an Hour, which is attached to the story, which we read in class today.  Annotate the Analysis, making connections to our Discussion on Theme, Situational Irony and Setting, and making connections to "Desiree's Baby."

Then read Kate Chopin's "The Storm."  As you read make annotations on the story identify theme, situational irony and setting, making connections to "Story of an Hour" and "Desiree's Baby" as possible.


Author Study - HW DUE - 2/6

posted Feb 5, 2015, 8:05 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org

Read Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby.”  Then, write a paragraph response, describing two themes that Chopin explores in the short story. See Rubric Below for specific expectations, though I’m not expecting quotes for this paragraph, just analysis of specific examples.


Reading 9.1

Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account;

Identifies complex theme or themes, by analyzing and connecting examples (i.e. quotes) over course of the text to show complexity of theme.

Identifies appropriate theme or themes accurately and supports with accurate evidence from text.

Identifies a possible theme or themes but theme is vague and/or unsupported with evidence or supports with inaccurate evidence.

Identifies an inaccurate theme or fails to identify theme.  Does not support with evidence.

Author Study HW - DUE 2/5

posted Feb 4, 2015, 9:11 AM by mr.wells@fmhsnyc.org   [ updated Feb 4, 2015, 9:16 AM ]


Please read one of the readings on the Literary Canon handed out in class on Tuesday.  Annotate for Comments and Questions.  

Then, on the same reading, write a list of 4-5 books that you have read at FMHS that you think are probably part of a Literary Canon.  Be prepared to explain why you think each book is part of a literary canon.


Reading #2 - Part 1 and Part 2

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