Section outline


    Article: Read "Back to Square One." Answer the following questions:

      1. Explain the premise (argument) of the article.
      2. What examples does the article incorporate?
      3. While the article does seem to present both sides, which side does the article favor? How can you tell?
      4. Do you agree or disagree with that message? Why?
      5. Cite something you think Melissa did “the right way” to try to put herself in a position for long-term success. Explain why you think this was “the right way.”
      6. Cite something you think Melissa did to hurt her chances for long-term success, or something she did that was not “the right way.”


    Discuss the article from yesterday;


    You will be brainstorming ideas for a research paper you will be working on in the fourth quarter. You will need a NONFICTION book on a historical event or person (there are limitations) to begin the research paper, but you don't need the book itself just yet. Think of topics you would enjoy researching. See Powerpoint below for more details, or CLICK HERE for the google version.

    To see the spreadsheet for all responses, click on your class below:

    (This will be posted later once everyone is done.)


    New vocabulary assigned;

    Homework: two more sentences.

      1. Virginia told her sister that she was not going.
      2. The customer was being helped by the clerk.


    Homework due;
    Review first semester final: 1-5 done in class;
    Orwell: "Politics and the English Language, Worksheet #1"

    Read Excerpt, then do the assignment at the bottom. The list of 20 is here so you you don't need to open the worksheet just for the list.

    1.  A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

    2.  A day late and a dollar short

    3.  A diamond in the rough

    4.  A fish out of water

    5.  A legend in his own time [or mind!]

    6. A watched pot never boils

    7. All that glitters is not gold

    8. Back to the drawing board

    9. Barking up the wrong tree

    10. Every cloud has a silver lining

    11. Live by the sword and die by the sword

    12. Like water off a ducks back

    13. Paint the town red

    14. Paper tiger

    15. Silence is golden

    16. Take a back seat

    17. Take the wind out of your sails

    18. A bitter pill to swallow

    19. The blind leading the blind

    20. Every dog has his day


    Review yesterday's homework;

    More S1 Final review; 


    Extended metaphors

    An extended metaphor is a comparison between two unlike things that continues throughout a series of sentences in a paragraph or lines in a poem. Also known as a conceit.

    “Bobby Holloway says my imagination is a three-hundred-ring circus. Currently I was in ring two hundred and ninety-nine, with elephants dancing and clowns cart wheeling and tigers leaping through rings of fire. The time had come to step back, leave the main tent, go buy some popcorn and a Coke, bliss out, cool down.”

    Write an extended metaphor of something that has some level of importance in your life. It might be something specific, like school or your cell phone. It might be someone specific, like a parent or a best friend. It might be an activity like reading or a sport like soccer.

    Remember, metaphors are comparisons between things that seem, on the surface, to have nothing in common. Make the extended metaphor be a paragraph in length, with as many internal comparisons you can pack into it.

    SEE BELOW for the extended metaphor we looked at in class.