Update: The A3 exam has been rescheduled for Monday, December 1 (due to the power outage early release).
If you are absent today, you are required to take the make-up exam after school on Wednesday, December 3. You should bring your data sheet with you at that time.
I will be collecting the Brave New World books issued by the school as well as BNW and OPF book donations (for 10 points extra credit each) on Monday when we return from Thanksgiving break.
Required Reading for December 2(B)/3(A)
When we return from break we will begin reading George Orwell's 1984. In order to prepare for that, you are required to read the following introductory information. Please be ready to take a quiz on this material. Practice close reading and annotation in order to prepare:
DOWNLOAD: An Introduction to Nineteen-Eighty-Four (PDF)
Dystopian Narrative Project
Your short story is due on the day we return from T-giving Break: December 1/2. In case you need a reminder about what this assignment is, please see the assignment sheet below. Print out and turn in at beginning of class.
DOWNLOAD: Dystopia / Utopia Short Story Assignment
For more information on 1984, please see the 1984 unit page on this website.
1984 Reading schedule
Be aware of the reading schedule so that you can best budget your time:
December 4 (B) / December 5 (A) -- Volume One
December 10 (B) / December 11 (A) -- Volume Two
December 12 (B) / December 17 (A) -- Volume Three
I strongly suggest that you begin reading 1984 over Thanksgiving Break! You may check a book out from me, buy a book from me ($5), get your own book, or download the PDF from the 1984 page.
The Unit Exam will be the semester exam on December 16 (B1) and December 19 (A3)