The final drafts of your essays were due this week. If you have any late work to get to me for LP3, please get it to me by Monday night at the latest. I will be putting in all final grades on Tuesday the 19th, so I will not be accepting any late work after Monday.
This week, we focused on a short story, "The Necklace," by Guy de Maupassant.
1. Is it alright to want more than you have?
2. Are material possessions important in a relationship?
3. What would you do if you borrowed something from a friend and you lost it?
After reading the story, we considered the following statements and took positions on these issues relating to the story.
1. Lying is acceptable in some situations. You should always lie to save face.
2. Life sometimes hands you cruel situations. The best thing to do when this happens is to keep your suffering to yourself and find a way to get by.
3. Material goods, like clothing and cars are extremely important to being happy. Money can’t buy happiness, but it definitely makes it easier to be happy.
Lastly, students wrote alternate endings to story. These will be incorporated in your newspaper project (attached below).
For the two weeks of no onsite classes, please complete the following assignments:
1. Newspaper project for "The Necklace" short story (attached below)
2. Literary response questions for "The Rules of the Game" by Amy Tan. Read the story here (questions attached below)
3. Complete the following poetry assignment: Click here. Review the different poetry formats. Compose a poem about any subject in the poetry format you like the most.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.