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Assignments - English 10(Archived)
Journal Entries for the first nine weeks.
Due Date: 9/20/2018
Subject: English 10

Journal # 1 (50 words) Describe a classroom cleaning supply using all five senses.

Journal #2 (1 sentence) Write a thesis statement about what you think is the biggest problem at school.

Journal # 3 Intro paragraph. Write a paragraph based on the thesis statement for journal 2. Use a hook, intro to topic and thesis.

Journal #4 Three body paragraphs based on the two previous journal entries. Use the SIEL method (State it, Illustrate it, Explain it, Link it).

Journal #5 (8/20) Write a conclusion to the previous journal entries. Use three parts: Return to hook, restate thesis and main points, and call to action.

Journal #6 (100 words) Write about a mistake you made that you learned something from. Write about the event first what happened (before/during/after) then write about what you learned from it. Be sure to be specific about the event and use imagery.

Journal #7 (8/24) 100 words, free write. Use the sentence starter. "So far this year school has been.... because..."

Journal #8 (100 words) When I started read Frederick Douglass's Narrative, I thought...

Journal #9 (100 words) My history of... Describe an activity you have been involved in. It could be a sport, club, hobby, or something like that.

Journal #10 Pick a career and list 10 ways to fail at it. There should be an introduction paragraph and a conclusion paragraph.

Journal #11 (100 words) Use 10 vocabulary words to discuss why Frederick Douglass is important today.

Journal #12 Reverse Journal #10 - list ten ways to succeed at a creer.

Journal #13 (100 words) Express and reflect, use the sentence starter "What they don't understand about me is..."

Journal #14 (100 words) Inform and Explain. What had Frederick Douglass's life been like so far? (write about as much as you know)

Journal #15 (100 words) Express and Reflect. Based on what you know about it, was 9/11/01 really that big of a deal? Why or why not?

Journal #16 (100 words) Express and Reflect. Where do you want to be and what do you want to be doing in ten years? Why?

Journal #17 (100 words) Express and Reflect Free write Friday using the sentence starter: "I usually feel... but/and today I feel... because...

Analyzing a Visual Text - Washington Crossing the Delaware
Due Date: 8/10/2018
Subject: English 10

Notes on Imagery

Washington Crossing the Delaware


Washington Crossing the Delaware


By Emanuel Leutze 1851


Foreground: the part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph.



Background: the area or scenery behind the main object of contemplation, especially when perceived as a framework for it.

If you were in the boat, what would you hear? 


What would you taste?


What would you smell?


What are the people in the boat touching?


What is each person looking at?

The man standing next to Washington and holding the flag is Lieutenant James Monroe, future President of the United States, and the man leaning over the side is General Nathanael Greene. Also, General Edward Hand is shown seated and holding his hat within the vessel.


How does this painting make you feel? (mood)




What patterns do you see in this painting? (reapeated images) 




What idea is Emanuel Leutze getting at? (What is he trying to say about the mood?)



What theme (the statement about the subject) in this painting can all people relate to?




What images in the picture support the theme you wrote about? (List three)




Which detail (image) in the painting most strongly supports the theme?




Rhyme scheme - the ordered pattern of rhymes at the ends of the lines of a poem.






 A hard, howling, tossing water scene. A


Strong tide was washing hero clean.    A


"How cold!" Weather stings in anger.  B


O silent night shows war ace danger!  B




The cold waters swashing on in rage.        C


Redcoats warn slow his hint engage.         C


When star general's action wish'd "Go!"  D


He saw his ragged continentals row.         D


Types of poems:


Anagram - a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another, such as cinema, formed from iceman. 




Ekphrasis - the use of detailed description of a work of visual art as a literary device.



Apostrophe - 

1. A punctuation mark ( ’ ) used to indicate either possession (e.g., Harry's book; boys' coats) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g., can't; he's; class of ’99).

2. Apostrophe is an exclamatory figure of speech. It occurs when a speaker breaks off from addressing the audience (e.g. in a play) and directs speech to a third party such as an opposing litigant or some other individual, sometimes absent from the scene.

- a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject
, often elevated in style or manner
and written in varied or irregular meter.
Think "Ode to
Joy" by Mozart