From Woman in the Nineteenth Century by Margaret Fuller (1810-1850)
1. Identify Fullers thesis and list her means of support.
2. Which of Fullers arguments do you find most convincing? Explain.
3. Why do you think Fuller introduces Miranda into this essay
Ralph Waldo Emerson
1. Emerson opens Chapter 1 of Nature by pointing out that the stars afford humans
insight into "the perpetual presence of the sublime." Why does Emerson open his
book by invoking the idea of "sublimity"? What effect does he
Transcendentalism in Contemporary American Culture Mini- Project
Examine a variety of resources in contemporary culture to which you have access.
Consider genres such as newspaper editorials, magazine or newspaper articles, sitcoms,
Symbols in Death of a Salesman
Directions: Arthur Miller uses many meaningful objects to communicate important themes in the play. Fill out the
chart to determine the meaning and theme for each symbol. Consider the following topics: selling, economic
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School
Summer Reading List 2012
Language Arts II Honors
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on reading and to further your
appreciation of a well-written book. Below are many pieces of literature that
will add to your readi
Death of a Salesman
Directions: Respond to the following questions as you view the play.
1. What clues do the costumes provide about the characters?
2. How does each actor use voice to reveal his or her character?
3. How does each actor use movement
Death of a Salesman Pre-reading Reflection
Directions: Type your response to the following questions (Times New Roman, size 12, double
space), and turn your work in on _. Respond to
each question in one insightful, edited paragraph; be sure to begin each
Native Son: Journal Responses
1. Review Biggers final conversation on pages 421-430. Does Bigger get what he
needs from his last conversation with Max? Explain.
May 2013 (2 pages)
Wednesday, May 1 [Day C]: Periods 5 and 6 / Thursday, May 2 [Day D]: Period 4
Due: The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 4-6
Due: Annotated passage (HO)
Thursday, May 2 [Day D]: Period 6 / Friday, May 3 [Day A]: Periods 4 and 5
Monday, March 4 (Day C) Periods 5 and 6
Tuesday, March 5 (Day D) Period 4
Due: NS, pp. 1-42
Tuesday, March 5 (Day D) Period 6
Wednesday, March 6 (Day A) Periods 4 and 5
Vocabulary Unit 10 Quiz
Tuesday, March 12 (Day A) Periods 4 and 5
Complete the study guide questions as you read each chapter of The Scarlet Letter. This is a
homework assignment; it is not optional.
Monday, Feb. 4 [Day B]: (Periods 4, 5 and 6)
Vocabulary Unit 8 Quiz
Tuesday, Feb. 5 [Day C]: (
LAII Honors: April 2-30
Tuesday, April 2 (Day B): Periods 4, 5, 6
Due: NS, pp. 189-224
Wednesday, April 3 (Day C): Periods 5 and 6
Thursday, April 4 (Day D): Period 4
Due: Vocabulary Unit 12 Exercises
Thursday, April 4 (Day D): Period 6
Friday, April 5
The Great Gatsby: Study Guide Questions
1. The narrators father gave him advice. What was the advice?
2. Nick remembers his fathers suggestion that a sense of the fundamental decencies is
parceled out unequally at birth. What are fundamental dec
The Great Gatsby Analytical Essay
Directions: Compose a persuasive, analytical essay in response to The Great Gatsby.
Select one prompt from the following list:
1. Unbridled Materialism: What seems to be Fitzgeralds message about the
impact of money
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway: Study Guide
Symbols: rain, water, mountains, plains, seasons, hair, hunger
Themes: self vs. duty; reality vs. fantasy; love and loss/pain; war; death; the Hemingway
hero; religion; disillusionment
Book 1, Chapters 1
The Assumed, Presumed, or the Self-Identified Transcendentalists
The Big Three:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller.
NOTE : The Transcendentalists, in keeping with the individualistic nature of this
philosophy, disagreed readily
From Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
1. Interpret, That government is best which governs least. . . . That government is
best which governs not al all. What is Thoreaus view of the role of
2. In the third paragraph, Thoreau advocates
Trace the following motifs and symbols as you read the novel:
*motifan image, metaphor, or symbol that appears over and over again in
1. Holdens sense of sympathy and compassion
2. Holden calling people a phony
3. Holdens loneliness
4. Holdens lies