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Daily Paragraph 11
What is your initial impression of The Catcher in the Rye based on your reading of the first chapters? Summarize what is happening in the novel and describe all of the main characters. What do you think will happen in the novel?

Daily Paragraph 12
Who is Stradlater? Why does Holden refer to him as a "secret slob"? What does he look like? Does Holden like him? Explain. How do you think Holden feels about his date? What does Holden mean when he calls Stradlater, "sexy?"


 

Daily Paragraph #1
Using a minimum of five sentences, describe your Winter Break. What did you do? What went well? What did not go well? What will you remember when you are old like Mr. McCluskey?

Daily Paragraph #2
Using a minimum of five sentences, describe your days during the Teacher's Strike. What did you do? What went well? What did not go well? What will you remember when you are old like Mr. McCluskey?

Daily Paragraph #3
https://abc30.com/education/la-teachers-back-in-class-wednesday-as-union-approves-deal/5102134/
What is your initial impression of the outcome of the Teacher's Strike? What types of things were gained that might help you during high school? What do you wish could change or improve in your school?

Daily Paragraph #4
Zodiac Explanation & Zodiac Explanation Cartoon & Holiday Details and Description & http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/chinese-new-year/videos & Read: 5 Things to Know About Chinese New Year
What is your initial impression of the Chinese New Year celebration? How did the Chinese Zodiac animals get decided? What are some of the ways people celebrate Chinese New Year? How much of the world celebrates this holiday? Can you go a whole day without saying anything bad to anyone if it means good luck for you in the New Year? Why?


On the heels of Mr. Rivas' presentation, describe the specifics of what you will be doing in five years. How old will you be? Where will you be living? Where will you be working? What will you be studying? Part-time student, full-time student, not a student at all? How will you be on your way to the life you want when you are old like Mr. McCluskey? BE SPECIFIC!

Daily Paragraph #5
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/students-stage-walkout-protest-dress-code-ban-durags-theyre-trying-take-away-151500247.html
What is your initial impression about this ban on do-rags? Is this an attack on culture? Could the ban help to alleviate safety concerns about gang related violence? Can dress codes, in general, keep schools safe?

Daily Paragraph #6
In a minimum of five sentences, use the information given in Chapters 3 and 17 of To Kill a Mockingbird describe the Ewell family. What sort of home do they live in? What are their views on education? Do they seem to respect the law? Do you think these people are trustworthy? Explain.

Daily Paragraph #7
https://www.princetonreview.com/college/sat-information
https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/sat-test-description
What is your initial imporessaion of the SAT? When will you be taking it and where will it be? What do you need to bring with you (be specific)? What can you not bring? Why is this optional test so important? What should you do as soon as you are done with the test to ensure you do better the next time you take it?

Daily Paragraph #8
Describe your SAT experience in a minimum of five sentences. What were the hardest parts? How can you make the hardest parts easier for yourself next time? Be Specific!

Daily Paragraph #9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44TG_H_oY2E
What is your initial impression of Mayella Ewell? Why is she such a complicated character, even though she is so simple minded? Explain. What would happen to her if she did not lie as she is told to do? What are her options?

Daily Paragraph #10
Describe the hypocrisy involved in the missionary tea (church fund-raising activity) to support missionary or charitable projects. Who is J. Grimes Everett? Why is Mrs. Merriweather so impressed by him? What complaints do the ladies have about the African American community in Macom? What is their chruch group doing to help African American community in Macom? Are the ladies in this group hypocrites? Explain. Are the ladies in this group hypocrites? Explain.

Grading Rubric
 
1 point
Assignment has been completed in a thoughtful and sophisticated manner.
1/2 point
Question has not been fully answered, only partially addressed or not long enough to convey a complete answer.
0 points
Question has not been answered, answer demonstrates little or no thought and effort is minimal.

Any questions or concerns should be discussed with Mr. McCluskey no later than three class meetings after assignment has been returned to students.
REMEMBER:
Mr. McCluskey wants you to earn the most possible points and wants you to ask questions about why points may have been deducted.

 

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