Assignments for April 7, 2015

English American Lit (2B, 4B):

  • DLL (none)
  • Roaring 20’s and Harlem Renaissance
    • Relevance
    • Background
      • Discuss how The New Poetry takes on a new form . . . monologues
    • Read
      • “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson
        • Pg. 880
      • “Miniver Cheevy” by Edwin Arlington Robinson
        • Pg. 884
      • “Lucinda Matlock” by Edgar Lee Masters
        • Pg. 886
      • “The Death of the Hired Man” by Robert Frost
        • Pg. 903
      • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
        • Pg. 183 in anthology (copies for students; scans on Google Classroom)
      • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
        • Pg. 270 in anthology (copies for students; scans on Google Classroom)
      • “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by ee cummings
        • Pg. 920
    • Account
      • Modernist Poem
        • Review the poems we have read to get a feel for them. Then write your own poem in this style.
          • Consider . . .
            • what your poem will be about (remember the traditional themes, such as love, were rejected or reinterpreted
            • whether your poem will feature a speaker, and what he or she will be like
            • how to use understatement and irony to bring out emotions
            • why symbols or images might best convey your meaning
            • whether you wish to experiment with language or style

Marketing (3A):

  • Creating Kansas Newspaper database
    • You are each assigned a range of newspapers you need to gather the contact information for. All the information is provided at the link below. You need to type the information into the provided spreadsheet. The newspapers you are responsible for are noted in the first column of the spreadsheet. They are essentially broken down by the alphabet.

Newsmagazine (6A):

  • Work on May 2015 issue
    • Stories due Friday, April 24, 2015
    • Photo/Design due Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    • Final versions due Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • KSPA State Contest Prompts available at
    • Entries due Monday, April 27, 2015
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