USING PASSAGES FROM THE TEXT IN YOUR ESSAYS English 1H December 2012
Most of the writing you do in this course and throughout high school English will require you to cite
outside written sources, whether articles written by authorities in various fields o
Writing a Successful Thesis Statement
The main point of any thesis statement is to state your argument. Try to
include as many of these five main points in your argument as possible
without getting too wordy: who, what, where, when, and why. Here is how
Romeo and Juliet - Act I: Scene 1 Passages
What do the words/lines mean and
how is the passage important to the scene or the play?
Sampson: Me they shall feel while I am able to stand: and
'tis known I am a pretty piece of flesh.
Gregory: 'Tis wel
English 1H - Mr. Stern - Section B DO NOW ACTIVITY
Directions: As you read the attached Romeo and Juliet Act I:Scene 1:Line 200 to the end of Act
I:Scene 2, answer the study guide questions below in the space provided. You must do this
during this class p
Romeo and Juliet - Act I: Scene 4-5 Passages
Explain in detail what the pieces of the passage mean, and
also tell how the passage is significant to the scene or play
O then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.
She is the fairies' midwife
she'll not be hit
With Cupid's arrow; she hath Dian's wit;
And, in strong proof of chastity well armed,
From love's weak childish bow she lives unharmed.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope he
PASSAGE EXPLICATION #1
Develop an "explication" of the passage below. In your explication
Explain how Shakespeare uses language effectively to accomplish purpose
Explain what the lines mean, with focus particularly on the bullet above.
Romeo and Juliet - Act II Passages
[Right after Mercutio and Benvolio leave the stage, Romeo
comes out of hiding.]
ROMEO: He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
[JULIET appears above, on a balcony.She does not see
Romeo or hear him speaking.]
Act II: Scene 3 Friars opening soliloquy
1. What particular language in these lines shows what time of day it is? (There is
more than once answer to this.)
2. What term could be a mythological allusion (something you have read in The
3. Look at
Romeo and Juliet Act III Passages
BENVOLIO I pray thee, good Mercutio, let's retire:
The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,
And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl;
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
Directions: Read Romeo and Juliet Act IV - AS YOU READ, fill in the information below.
1. When you read lines 6 to 8 (see below), consider what moderate means to figure out what immoderately means. Then explain how Paris is
misinterpreting Juliet's behavi
Name_ Section_ Romeo and Juliet
ACT 3 READING COMPLETION STUDY GUIDE.
Write answers in the space provided. Include line numbers next to quotations you write.
Act III: Scene 3
1. What line shows Romeo would rather die than be banished from Verona?
Romeo and Juliet ACT V STUDY GUIDE
Read Act 5. As you read, answer the following questions on lined paper separate from your
notes. Leave a blank line after each answer. Write answers that make sense without having to
know the question. When suitable, als
Directions: Read Romeo and Juliet Act IV - ANSWER KEY (Act V Key is on other side)
1. Moderate means "not extreme" (e.g., not very small and not very big). The prefix "im-" usually is a negating prefix, so
"immoderately" would mean "not not extremely," wh
English 1H Sections A and B
Directions: At the top of lined paper, write your name, your section, and the following title:
To Kill a Mockingbird - Pages 241-254
Then write answers to each of the questions. (Since you have not read these pages yet, you wil
ENGLISH 1H SECTION B
MR. STERN- 11/8/12
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW
1. FIRST turn in to the sub your homework assignment about "The Most Dangerous Game."
2. AFTER YOU HAVE TURNED THAT IN, take out your copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
3. Then do the followi
Essay Assignment: Characterization in To Kill a Mockingbird
Choose one of the following two writing prompts.
Writing Prompt #1: SCOUT
In literature, a static character stays pretty much the same throughout a work of literature, does
not develop in any sig
ENGLISH 1H ASSIGNMENT
(Incorporating textual evidence, writing topic sentences, and drafting some of your body paragraphs)
Do Now: Follow each of the following instructions exactly.
1. Read the information on pages 1 and 2 of this packet.
2. Then do on to
Dr. Paul Muller
ENGL 664 001
30 November 2011
English in Motion
The English language has always been on the move (Crystal 30). Before the English
language even became the English language, its linguistic forbearers were set in a fo