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Wednesday April 26th- Romeo and Juliet Act I quiz (can include vocabulary in addition to important dialogue and events)
Tuesday May 2nd-May 4th- Math New York State Exams
Due Tuesday April 25th
Romeo and Juliet: Act I Recap
Identify as many examples of metaphor and simile in Act I. Particularly focus on Romeo’s descriptions of Rosaline and Juliet, as well any instances in which mythological figures are mentioned. Briefly describe what each metaphor/simile/mythology means in a sentence or two. Number them as you go. No fewer than ten examples. Any of the following formats is acceptable:
Complete on loose leaf.
Current Events (7th-8th grade)
On a weekly basis, with some exceptions throughout the rest of the year, you will be responsible for a current event assignment. You will type extended responses (two paragraphs, 6-7 sentence minimum) to the articles you choose that cover the following questions (in paragraph format, not Q&A):
These are CURRENT events, so you may not go back weeks, months or years to find an article. They have to be from the past 7 days.
-online or paper editions of newspapers or news magazines (emphasis on NEWS, not entertainment/gossip magazines)
-New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, BBC News, etc.
- cnn.com and other related news sites
-New York Post, Daily News, TMZ or any tabloid paper/magazine
-cannot use opinion pieces, editorials, or op-eds