This Course... This course introduces and elaborates basic genres of poetry, short story, novel, essay and drama. Students will hone skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and presenting. Writing will include the following: creative, analytical, personal, narrative, compare and contrast, and open response. The Honors level English course will provide an accelerated pace. Students should have a genuine interest in the subject and have demonstrated academic achievement and a high level of maturity. Independent initiative, outside preparation and critical thinking will be expected. Select core readings include Native Son, The Old Man and the Sea, Lord of the Flies, Romeo and Juliet, This Boy's Life, and a study of argumentative writing.
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TED Radio Hour HW 11/13/15
Click the attached link and plug in your headphones. You will be redirected to a wonderful radio program, the TED Radio Hour, that focuses on perceptions. First, listen to Sarah Jones' clip. Then, choose one of the other four. As you listen, do the following in your notebook:
1. Write down any interesting facts or ideas you heard while listening.
2. Then, summarize what the clip is about in a few sentences
3. Finally, what did you hear in your clips that either reaffirmed or challenged your original ideas about assumptions, stereotypes, and passing judgement? How did what you heard in the clips better your understanding for Native Son
Please type your response and bring it to class the next time we meet.