Language Arts – Language Arts – February 12th – 16th

This week we will continue to read 1984 by George Orwell. Students will look at the topic of synthetic foods and we will track what the class is eating and what is actually inside of those foods. We will also discuss the importance and effects of propaganda.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 4 / Spreadsheet

Tuesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 5

Wednesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 6

Thursday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 7

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Language Arts – February 5, 2018 – February 9, 2018

This week we will continue to read 1984 by George Orwell. Students will continue to look at major themes in the novel, such as forbidden love, trust, and fear vs. reality. There is a reading quiz at the end of the week.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 1

Tuesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 2

Wednesday Homework: Part 2, Chapter 3

Thursday: In-Class Review

Friday: Quiz Chapters Part 2- Chapters 1-3

 

Language Arts – January 29th – February 2nd

This week we will continue to read 1984 by George Orwell. Students will finish the mini-project and we will discuss the complexities of creating a language. We will continue to look at themes and ideas from the novel in preparation for the exam on Friday, February 2nd.

Important Dates:

Monday Homework: Prepare to present language

Tuesday Homework: Chapters 6-7

Wednesday Homework: Chapter 8

Friday: Exam Chapters 5-8

Language Arts – January 22nd – 26th

This week we will continue to read 1984 by George Orwell. We will focus on plot development and then begin to discuss the role of Big Brother, a godlike character who rules over the population. We will also look at the importance of language, and students will have the opportunity to develop and understand the complexities of creating their own language.

Important Dates: 

Monday Homework: Chapter 5

Tuesday Homework: Finish Essay

Wednesday Homework: Finish Developing Own Language

Thursday Homework: Reflection Essay About Complexities of a Language

Language Arts – January 15th – 19th

This week we will continue reading 1984 by George Orwell.  We will continue to look at the themes presented in the novel and also discuss genres. Additionally, we will practice some of the new vocabulary from the book.

Important Dates:

Tuesday Homework: Chapter 4

Wednesday: Review for Quiz

Thursday: Quiz Chapters 1-4, Vocabulary

Friday Homework: Chapter 5

Language Arts – January 8th – 12th

Welcome Back Students!

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone has had a safe and restful vacation. This week we will be slowly getting back into the swing of things.

This quarter, we will be reading 1984 by George Orwell. This iconic book, published in 1949, paints a picture of a future where the government has eyes and ears inside of everyone’s homes and lives. As we move further and further into a digital future, where privacy is one of our greatest concerns, this book is more relevant than ever.

This week we will begin reading the book and explore the life of the author, George Orwell.

Language Arts – December 11th – 15th

This week, will continue to prepare for the final exam (Wednesday), which covers material from the first two partials. Students have already been given a copy of a review guide and we reviewed it thoroughly last Friday. In response to the school cancellation, there will be a more detailed study guide that will be posted to the class Google Drive folder and shared to each student via email. This will be posted as early as possible, Monday morning. I will also update this blog post with a direct link when the document is available.

Students are strongly encouraged to reach out to me and ask any questions pertaining to the class materials. I understand the difficulty in having a final exam review via the web, but unfortunately this situation beyond our control. Again, please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. I can be reached via email at: gpappas@discoveryschool.edu.hn

I am always available.

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday / Tuesday (December 11th/12th)  – Review for final exam. Updated / Revised study guides to be posted online and emailed to students.

Wednesday (December 13th)  – Final exam.

Language Arts – December 4th – 8th

Please note, this is a continuation of the blog post from last week with a few date changes. 

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week:

  • Flowers for Algernon: Finish book (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Students should review the final portion of the book and be ready for an exam on Thursday, December 7th, which has been pushed back due to the cancellation.
    • We will review for this exam on Wednesday in class.
  • In preparation for the exam, students should look over the study guide here.

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Mr. Pappas

Language Arts Updated – November 27th to December 1st

Due to the school cancellation, students should focus on the following this week:

  • Flowers for Algernon: Finish book (as assigned in class on Tuesday)
  • Students should review the final portion of the book and be ready for an exam on Tuesday, December 5th, which has been pushed back due to the cancellation.

I am available to answer any questions about the reading through email.

Mr. Pappas

November 20th-23rd: Language Arts

This week will continue to read Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes. We will review the exam from last week and students will be reading progress report 16-17 for homework this week. We will also be discussing major themes in the book and spend time analyzing the text.

Important Dates:

11/20 – Homework: Read Progress Report 16

11/21 – Homework: Read Progress Report 17