3rd Year Program 2017-2018

For Thursday, 10/19:

Begin ANOTHER Draft 1 >> application essay (different question)

New words: innocuous, vociferous, aristocratic, magnanimous, nefarious, among/between, ironic, impotent, profane, irregardless

Drafts, drafts, drafts!

See examples of sonnets on previous class Writing Archive pages and HERE: Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2003-2004


Campfire

by Sarah Morgan

Bright orange flames flicker
like ballet dancers lighting a dark stage.
A subtle glow lights our faces.
We all lean close,
hoping warmth will travel through cold bodies.
Late into the night, when the moon is high,
dancers tire. Slowly lessening,
each warm glow fades;
darkness consumes us.


Cease

by Jaeda Moyer

I wake at 5:30 a.m. Roosters are not crowing; the grass is lightly frosted; birds are silent. Crawling out of bed feels like being slapped with a cold, dead, prickly cactus. This year is a new beginning: new school, new friends, new teachers, new classes. I used to see new students come and go. Being the new one makes me realize how strange those students must have felt. Struggling to fit in; seeing if you fit with the jocks, nerds, know-it-alls, athletes, artists; whether you are shy, pretty, anti-social, popular, or even mean. I do not fit into just one category. These people do not know me. Sometimes I wonder how well I know myself? Nerdy, shy, and athletic describe me at the moment.

Going to a new school must be like being adopted. I do not remember, but when I was a one-year-old, everything I knew changed into the unaccustomed. My nannies handed me over to unfamiliar people. My brain did not recognize these strangers, who would soon be the people forming the base of my world. I walk into high school now, see unfamiliar faces, and think, these are going to be important people in my life.

This year has made me realize I do not want to count down the days until I graduate. I enjoy high school; these next four years are going to be easy compared to my future. Food, clothing, everyday items, gas, are all paid by my parents now. People tend to wish away special moments, and regret not having savored them in the future. I do not want to have to go through life thinking about what should have happened compared to what actually happened. Waiting for future moments makes time feel like it is standing still; but living out my memories builds who I will be.


Time to Eat

by Jaeda Moyer

Relaxed, the groundhog sleeps lightly:
a tiny, white snowflake sprinkled on dry ground,
hidden, innocent of cruelties in the world.
Awakened, she musters enough energy to lazily
peep a light brown, hairy, sleek head out
of her den, searching for a bite to eat.
Sniffling thick, dusty air,
she spots a hanging bunch of red
juicy berries. Slumping her shoulders back, she jumps
out of her den. Racing safely
to the food, she dodges
a mosquito,
tumbles over a tree branch, and awkwardly
hits
the berry bush with a loud,
booming, THUD!


Click HERE for NEW vocabulary words, including the rest of the section on foreign words & phrases.


Class Resources:

Shakespeare's Sonnets provides some review on our Sonnet notes.

Link to: Metaphysical Poets. This website introduces you to this 17th-century school of poets, and offers web links for further research.

Check all papers for THESE SKILLS before turning them in to me. ALSO:

CLASS notes on CITATIONS


Story notes & play outlines from 2012 >>>

(will come live after we read these stories and plays)

Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death
H.G. Wells: The Time Machine
William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels
William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I
William Shakespeare: Othello
William Shakespeare: The Tempest

Click on the icon at left to see what you will be doing in ART this year: 3rd Year Art

Click on the icon at right to see what movies we will be watching this year: 3rd Year Films

What are we doing this year?
Check HERE to see our required pieces and
an overview of the 3rd Year English curriculum

To see who has signed up for 2017-2018 classes,
go to 2017-2018 REGISTRATION & Class Lists




1st Quarter Unfinished Pieces

Kiki:
                Revisions = 29/36
                Edits = needs 1 email

1st Person Narrative
3 descriptive/comparative paragraphs
Hobbes paragraph (stranded)
SONNET
application essays (2)

PINK poetry


Sarah:
                Revisions = 23/36
                Edits = needs 1 email

1st Person Narrative
3 descriptive/comparative paragraphs
Hobbes paragraph (stranded)
SONNET
application essays (2)

PINK poetry


Jaeda:
                Revisions = 100%
                Edits = needs 1 email

3 descriptive/comparative paragraphs
Hobbes paragraph (stranded)
SONNET
application essays (2)

PINK poetry
GREEN poetry


Emme:
                Revisions = 29/36
                Edits = needs 1 email

1st Person Narrative
3 descriptive/comparative paragraphs
Hobbes paragraph (Bees and ants)
SONNET
application essays (2)

PINK poetry




Pieces written by 3rd Year students THIS YEAR

Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2015-2016
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2012-2013
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2010-2011
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2008-2009
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2005-2006
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2003-2004
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2002-2003
Pieces written by 3rd Year students in 2001-2002

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