Today was the second day of our final exam. Our agenda items included:

- going over the F451 tests and talking about high school expectations for essay responses

- introducing the CDW chart as an optional outline for your essay (this will be a requirement next semester but is optional for this test)

- listening to the 8th article for your final exam packet, "You Know You're an Adult When..." by John Hockenberry and taking notes

- reading the contents of the final exam packet, highlighting and taking notes in preparation for the final -- outlining and discussing with peers as needed

The final exam will take place next Tuesday (December 18). Remember that you may NOT prepare a draft ahead of time, but that you may bring and use any notes/outlines/etc., as well as the texts and your interactive notebook.
Your F451 final project was due today, as was your extra credit for the F451 test.

We started off class today by sharing our F451 projects.

To do today's journal, you first need to view this slideshow and consider the questions on the dark slides. The journal entry is the second-to-last slide, but PLEASE do not answer it until AFTER you have watched the rest of the slideshow.

Finally, we began talking about the final exam. The final will be an in-class synthesis essay. You can download the instruction page and topic/prompt below. Your sources will be provided for you, and we will work on them next class. 

Please note that you can use a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird on the test; if you need to get a copy, you can check one out from the library. You may also use F451, your textbook, and your interactive notebook.
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Today we took our exam over F451. If you were absent, you need to schedule a makeup test ASAP.

Remember that your F451 final projects are due on Wednesday.

For up to ten extra credit points on the exam, you can find a significant, "worthy of being on a poster" quotation from F451 -- and make that poster. Just a normal size sheet of paper, or you could go up to an 11x14 sheet. Make it look good (color, graphics, etc.) and suitable for display at the school. Due Wednesday.
Your pre-reading vocab #4 and your Fire piece were due today.

No journal entry today; instead, in our small groups we went over several review questions in preparation for a small test, to be taken next Monday.

Today you were assigned your final project for F451, which is due Wednesday, December 12. If you need an extra copy of the assignment or any of the readings, please see below.
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"Nature" by Emerson
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"The Pedestrian"
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Your pre-reading vocab #3 was due today, as are your "Death of the Liberal Arts" pieces.

Today's journal entry was "We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?"

Each student was provided a copy of "Fire as a Religious Symbol". Read this, and pages 113-120 of F451. Then write a 3-5 paragraph analysis of the way fire is described in F451. You might compare/contrast different ways that fire is used, and what those usages reveal about their cultures; you also might use info from the article and book to explain what Montag means when he says “We never burned right.” You need to include CITED quotations from the book and/or article.

Additionally, you need to finish reading F451 after completing pre-reading vocabulary #4.

    Honors Foundations of Literature Agenda

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