Mr. Met

Mr. Met

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Final Catch 22 Essays

Hello students!

  I am sure by now we have all started drafting our final essays for Catch 22.  I am sure you have also heard that the essay deadline has been pushed back to April 2nd (odd) and 3rd (even).  Your quarter 3 grades will be finalized by the end of the week. 

Every class will have at least one day this week in the lab to work on them as I will be at Columbia representing Blair and Silver Chips.  Please come to class (219) each day and your sub will let you know what the plan will be. 

* Period 2 will still be taking test B tomorrow! 

Formatting:  A number of you have asked about this and I wanted to clarify prior to your work in the computer labs later this week.  Please complete the essay with 12 font, times new roman and make sure to double space. 

Period 1: ID: 6801607
PASS: period1

Period 2: ID: 6801631
PASS: period2

Period 3: ID: 6801645
PASS: period3

Even though I will be in New York for the next few days I will still have access to the internet as I will not be traveling back in time and last time I checked Manhattan still had the type of infrastructure that could support the internet. 

Good luck I am looking forward to reading your work


Monday, March 3, 2014

Mo' snowdays Mo' problems

Well we find ourselves in a similar situation.... another snowday.  Please just be sure to complete all of the assigned materials and readings from last Thurs / Fri.  There is no need to read ahead unless you really really want to.

I want to make sure that we cover all the materials from chapters 15-24 along with our essays before moving forward.  Please let me know if you have any questions

Enjoy the snowday


Monday, February 24, 2014

This Week

We have a lot of action this week so it is important that everyone follows the homework instructions on the website and comes to class prepared.  Hopefully there will be no snow to sidetrack us again.

You will have your in class essay this Wed. / Thurs.  The essay will either be on the theme of language or men in power.  You may pick up a copy of the grading rubric prior to the testing date.  You should continue to read!  READ! READ! READ!  As I have continuously stated, if you are not reading you are going to have an incredibly difficult time this semester.

In class on Mon and Tues we will review chapters 10-14.  You should be able to finish these DQs in class.  You should read 15-19 for homework and complete the discussion questions for those chapters at home and submit them into by Friday.  We are going to go over all of this today but I wanted a resource for everyone in case of confusion.

As always come by and see me or email if you have any questions


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Flying Fortress

Yossarian's plane was a little different as it was smaller and held half the crew but this film is a great demonstration of some of the dangers that these flyers faced each time they went up.  Please remember to complete the capture sheet on page 3 of your packet (a copy has been linked on the website as well for your convenience).

The link below should take you to the film:  If there is school on Thursday you will be watching it in class, same goes for Friday

Please let me know if you have any questions and don't forget to read chapters 1-4 of catch 22


Friday, February 7, 2014

Time to get working

I noticed over the last day or two that many of you have not yet started on your satire project.  I would encourage everyone to get going on this ASAP.  The workload is about to pick up substantially over the next couple of weeks so be sure to come to class on time and prepared.  Please let me know if there are any questions

*Bring in the specific rubric when you hand in your project


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Graduation Speeches

As we will start to discuss Satire project ideas (one of which is a satirical graduation speech) I thought it best to include some examples of graduation speeches.  One that is quite standard in format (though the topic is unique)

And the other that is more off beat:

Remember if you choose this option you must also include the Satirical philosophy.  Other options for the projects include songs (like YOLO or The Distant Future: The Year 2000),  newspaper articles (like the onion), video news segments (like The Daily Show or SNL Weekend Update), Video parody, or a formal analysis essay.

You have a couple of weeks for this and there are examples both in the back of your satire packet as well as media examples on the website.  As usual if you have questions ASK THEM, I cannot help if I don't know that you need help.

Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Harrison Bergeron Adaptation

Here is a link to the film adaptation of Harrison Bergeron:

 Please watch the film (26 minutes) and respond to the HW prompt. You should also be sure to complete the one page response to the New York Times article in your Satire packets. Homework details are in the HW calendar or email me with any questions you might have