English II: Confederate Flag Essay

The resources you will need for the Confederate flag essay are all located here. The essay is due at noon on Sunday, March 25. Use your class time wisely.


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English II: Antony and Cleopatra/Synthesis Essays

For the next few weeks, we’ll be working on two major projects: reading and discussing Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra and learning how to write effective synthesis essays. All the material you’ll need for both can be found on these two web pages:


English II Finals Information

Friday, January 12:

  • Complete Beowulf and Work on Study Guide

Wednesday, January 17:

  • Latin Roots Test 16 (Covering Weeks 13,14,15)
  • Test Over Beowulf, Notes on Heroism, and Outside Reading



English II Essay and Makeup Extravaganza Parties

For those of you who are behind on essays or other work, we’ll have a couple of sessions over break where you can get yourself caught up. There might even be pizza there.

December 27: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

December 29: 1:00 p.m -3:00 p.m.

The door by the history hallway will be open. If you arrive late and the doors are shut, you can text me using Remind and I will open the door.

Let’s get this done. You can turn in any assignment for credit.

English II: Outliers Exam Questions

On the test, you will be asked to answer three of the questions below, each in a well-developed paragraph of at least six sentences. Your answer should include specific detail from the text and our class discussions. There will also be a short answer portion of the test.

  1. What is the Matthew Effect and how does it affect success?
  2. Gladwell argues that even with ability and effort, people must have the opportunity to succeed. What does he mean and how does he show it?
  3. Why does Gladwell contrast the lives of Robert Oppenheimer and Chris Langan? What does the contrast show?
  4. Gladwell argues there are only two kinds of parents. What are they and how do these styles affect the likelihood of success?
  5. Gladwell argues that cultural legacy affects us in ways we don’t understand. Use at least three examples from the text to support this claim.
  6. Why, according to Gladwell, is it so difficult master a skill?