Final Exam Guidelines: Macbeth

The final exam will cover the following topics about “Macbeth:”
  • Plot
  • Character Analysis
  • Literary Elements in the context of the play, especially dramatic irony, irony, foreshadowing, imagery, and symbolism
  • Major Themes
  • Major themes to think about:
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Macbeth Quizzes Act IV & V

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HW: Due 5-24-13

  • Study for a highly probable quiz on “Macbeth” Act 4 (all scenes).
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HW: Due 5-24-13

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HW: Due 5-16-13

  • Finish reading “Macbeth” Act 3, Scene 4, and be prepared for a quiz on Act 3, Scenes 1-4.
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HW: Due 5-14-13

  • Write a paragraph answering the following question (this topic is also available on your Act 2 comprehension questions document): Who was more responsible for the murder of King Duncan: Macbeth or Lady Macbeth?  Argue your position using examples and quotations from the play.  Use the proper paragraph format...Read More »

HW: Due 5-10-13

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"Macbeth" Comprehension Questions: Act 2

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HW: Due 5-6-13

  • Read “Macbeth” Act 1, Scene 7 and be prepared for a quiz.
  • We may or may not reread and decipher it in class, therefore make sure you understand the main idea.
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HW: Due 5-2-13

  • Read “Macbeth” Act 1, Scene 4 and complete the comprehension questions for that scene.
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"Macbeth" Comprehension Questions: Act 1

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HW: Due 4-29-13

  • Finish reading Act 1, Scene 3 of Macbeth and be prepared for a quiz on Act 1, Scenes 1-3 (I will answer any questions you have about what you read before the quiz).
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HW: Due 4-25-13

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ONLINE LEARNING: Due by 9 pm tonight, 4-16-13

  • Please email AT LEAST HALF of your uncompleted Cultural and Traveling Personal Narrative (you should have at least one page- double-spaced, Times New Roman 13 point font- completed) that is due this Thursday, April 18th.
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Macbeth: Historical Context/Shakespeare Autobiography

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Assignment: Cultural and Traveling Personal Narrative (Due April 25th)

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HW: Due 4-4-13

  • Complete Worldy Wise 5C-5E on a separate sheet of paper.
  • If you are going to VANAS, please submit it to me NO LATER than before school starts on Monday, April 8th!!
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HW for Spring Break

  • None- enjoy your vacation!!!
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HW: Due 3-15-13

  • Write your paragraph based on the themes of Poe’s “Pit and the Pendulum” that we covered in class.  MAKE SURE TO REFERENCE THE TEXT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
  • Make sure your “The Giver” Sequel video is complete and ready to  be shown to the class and saved on my...Read More »

HW: Due 3-13-13

  • Based on the movie version you watched of “Pit and the Pendulum,” answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.  You will NOT be graded for mechanics, only content:
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Assignment for Hugo Chavez "En Luto" Days:

  • UPDATE: For the 3 days off, you will be working with Worldy Wise words, but if you did not bring your Worldy Wise book home, here you can access the words from Chapter 5: Worldly Wise Book 10 Chapter 5 Flashcards.
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HW: Due 3-5-13

  • Complete comprehension questions for “Pit and the Pendulum” pg. 177 #1-8 on a separate sheet of paper.  Please write in COMPLETE SENTENCES.
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HW: Due 2-27-13

  • WW 5A-5B on a separate sheet of paper.
  • Think about ways that you are going to improve your behavior for next class.
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HW: Due 2-25-13

  • Write your paragraph directly referencing one or preferably both Shakespeare sonnets #22 & 73 based on their major common themes.
  • Click the following to access both sonnets and possible themes: Sonnet 22 & 73- Shakespeare.
  • Study for the WW official book quiz on Chapters 2-4.
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HW: Due 2-21-13

  • Complete Worldly Wise 4C-4E on a separate sheet of paper (if you haven’t already).
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Shakespeare's Sonnets 1-154

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HW: Due 2-15-13

  • Finish your script for your group’s sequel if you haven’t already.
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HW: Due 2-13-13

  • Write a handwritten, structured paragraph on a separate sheet of paper  (you will be graded for errors) about ONE of the following topics/themes from the movie “Life Is Beautiful:”:
    • The way you perceive a situation can change your view of reality and your behavior towards it
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HW: Due 2-7-13

  • Finish Wordly Wise 3A to 3E if you haven’t already!
  • Write a careful paragraph (this will be graded for accuracy) based on the two texts: the “Tiger Mom” article and “Two Kinds” from “Elements of Literature.”  Paragraph topics to choose from are as follows (please choose ONE):

HW: Due 1-30-13

  • NONE- be ready for the ERB test tomorrow!
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HW: Due 2-5-13

  • Complete Worldly Wise 3C-3E on a separate sheet of paper (be ready to turn in along with 2A and 2B)
  • Complete your paragraph about parenting methods/teenage rebellion, etc.
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HW: Due 1-28-13

  • Complete WW 3A-3B on a separate sheet of paper.
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HW: Due 1-24-13

  • Finish reading “Tiger Mom: Is Tough Parenting Really the Answer?” and write a paragraph answering the following question: do you agree or disagree with the traditional Chinese parenting style as illustrated in “Tiger Mom?”  Why or why not?  Cite the article as much as possible in your...Read More »

"Tiger Moms: Is Tough Parenting Really the Answer?"

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HW: Due 1-22-12

  • Complete WW Chapter 2E on a separate sheet of paper
  • Study for the Worldly Wise quiz on the words from Chapter 2
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Winter Break Assignment

  • Work on your sequel that will be due on Friday, January 11th, NO EXCEPTIONS. (If I were you, I would plan my time accordingly so that I am not waiting until the last minute).
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Final Exam Guidelines

The semester final exam will be composed of:

  1. One essay: involving reading response, plot analysis and evaluation, character analysis, comparison/contrast, critique, theme, allegory/social commentary, and/or interpretation of the novel- there will be 2 options/topics to choose from.
    • This will be graded according to content
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HW: Due 12-10-12

  • None:  Breathe!
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HW: Due 12-6-12

  • Finish reading the entire “The Giver” book: Chapters 22-23, and be prepared for a quiz on any or ALL chapters from 17-23.
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HW: Due 12-4-12

  • None- BREATHE!
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HW: Due 11-30-12

  • Complete comprehension questions for Chapters 15-16 if you haven’t already on a separate sheet of paper (make sure you read it first).
  • Complete the vocab worksheet for words for Chapters 15-16.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL VOCAB WORKSHEETS FOR CHAPTERS 13-16 TURNED IN...Read More »

HW: Due 11-28-12

  • None!  Enjoy your long weekend!!
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HW: Due 11-23-12

  • Complete comprehension questions for Chapter 14.  NOTE:  This will not be due until we’ve finished reading Chapter 16 (you can turn in the questions for Chapters 13-16 at once) but I will be checking to make sure you did it.
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 13-16

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HW: Due 11-21-12

  • Finish reading Chapter 13 of “The Giver.”
  • Complete vocab worksheet for vocab from Chapters 11-12.
  • Pick your best/favorite journal entry that you’ve written this school year, and write in a formal paragraph with richer vocabulary and your own “voice,” and turn it in.  It should be:
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Longest Word in the English Language

  • “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “a factitious word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'”
  • A condition meeting the word’s definition is normally called silicosis.
  • It occurs chiefly as an instance of a very long word.
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HW: Due 11-21-12

  • Pick your best/favorite journal entry that you’ve written this school year, and write in a formal paragraph with richer vocabulary and your own “voice,” and turn it in.  It should be:
    • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 13-point font
    • Printed out BEFORE the start of my class.
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HW: Due 11-19-12

  • Read Chapters 11-12 of “The Giver.”
  • Complete Comprehension questions for Chapters 11-12 on a separate sheet of paper or type them into the document and PRINT it.  (Please do NOT print the vocabulary section).
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 9-12

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HW: Due 11-13-12

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HW: Due 11-9-12

  • Complete the Vocabulary worksheet for all vocab words up to Chapter 8 and be ready to turn it in next class (remember it’s at least 3 words per chapter).
  • Read the rest of Chapter 8.
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HW: Due 11-7-12

  • Finish reading Chapter 6 of “The Giver”
  • Complete the Comprehension Questions for Chapter 6 in your journals (document in the post below)
  • Complete the Vocab Worksheet for the Chapter 6 vocabulary presented in class today.
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 5-8

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HW: Due 11-5-12

  • Complete Vocab Worksheet for Vocab from Chapters 3-4 (5 words are too easy) if you haven’t already.
  • Read Chapter 5 of “The Giver.”
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HW: Due 11-1-12

  • Read Chapter 4 of “The Giver” pgs. 26-33.
  • Work on the Vocab Worksheet using the designated vocabulary words from Chapters 1-2 (remember to choose at least 3 words per chapter)
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 1-4

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HW: Due 10-24-12

  • Read Chapters 1-2 (pages 1-19) of “The Giver.”  Be prepared to answer questions about the reading in class.
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Lois Lowry Biography

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HW: Due 10-22-12

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HW: Due 10-18-12

  • Read the remaining two newspaper articles about the Venezuelan 2012 election that you and your group did not read and be prepared to answer detailed questions about them in class.
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Links to Articles about Chavez Pre-and-Post Election


  1. Make ALL edits to your essay for your final grade (this grade will be worth a lot so please work meticulously!) and email to me by Friday, October 12 at the following email: amylingen80 @ yahoo . com
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HW: Due 9-26-12

  • If you haven’t already, finish reading “Chapter 4:  Of Their Traffic” from the book “Utopia” and complete the Comprehension Questions for the chapter in your journals.  Please write the number and name of the chapter- you don’t have to copy the questions.
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"Utopia" by Sir Thomas More

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HW: Due 9-24-12

Compare and contrast excerpts from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” William Wadsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” and your personal experience with EdVentures in two complete paragraphs:

  • Please complete this on a separate sheet of paper because you left your journals in class!!!  I prefer that it is typed with the...Read More »

Poems about Nature

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes from "Walden"

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Class: 9-6-12

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HW: Due 9-6-12

  • Complete the first draft of your “Dream World” Essay.  Please make sure it is:
    • Typed
    • Times New Roman Font
    • Size 13 font
    • Double-spaced
    • 2.5 cm margins
    • At least 2 pages or 700 words
  • Also make sure it follows the following criteria and has:
    • At least 3 supporting details per body paragraph
    • At least 2 examples per body paragraph
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HW: Due 9-4-12

  • Complete a Four Square Writing Worksheet about your “Dream World Essay” based on what you brainstormed in class today.
  • Make sure you have included your 10 descriptive adjectives that were synonyms of more basic adjectives that you found using a thesaurus.  Please highlight these words.
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HW: Due 8-31-12

  • Using the sample student essay and the ERB rubric I gave you, on a separate sheet of paper please write the following: 1) one reason why you like EACH essay and 2) one reason why you dislike EACH one.
  • LIST the score of each essay (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and...Read More »

Homework: Due 8-29-12

Complete and print out the following worksheet.  You can either TYPE the answers or print it first and then handwrite it.  Where it says “circle” things, you must still circle things MANUALLY:

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Facebook Assignment

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Syllabus and Technology Contract

Please sign and have one of your parents/guardians sign also:

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Writing Assignment: "My Dream World"

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Quote Interpretation Assignment

Here is the document template you use to complete your quote interpretation assignment:

Here is the complete list of quotes to choose from.  Normally, one of these quotes will be listed on the board, but some days you can choose a quote:

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All About Me Writing Assessment

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Getting to Know You Questionnaire

This is due next class session:

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Class Syllabus: English 2 (10th Grade)

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Welcome to Ms. Lingenfelter's English 2 Class!

We’re going to have an AWESOME, INFORMATIVE, CREATIVE, and FUN school year!

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Assignment Guidelines: Write a Sequel to "The Giver"

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