February 2-6, 2015

World Literature

Chinese Pop Culture Paper due in Google docs Super Bowl Sunday 2/1/15 by 8 p.m. Please share with krystalyn.dennis@gmail.com.

Chinese/Japanese Literature Test 2/3/2015. Study your study guides this weekend!

It’s Carnival, Be’be! We will begin our Mardi Gras/World Mythology Unit. Learn the history of Mardi Gras, it’s relation to world mythology and study mythological legends. Le Bon Temps Roule!

Vocabulary Unit 8 quiz Friday, 2/6/15.

British Literature

Begin William Shakespeare’s Othello.

Remember to keep up with your parallel reading! You should be two-thirds through it this week. The first Book Talk will be 2/5/15.





January 20-23, 2015

British Literature

It’s time for our 1st parallel reading! Choose from the following titles –

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

1984  – George Orwell

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

Your test on your selected novel will be February 12, 2015.

This week we will begin to study sonnets. We will have a quiz, Friday on the 5 close reading strategies.

The following idioms will be on next week’s vocabulary quiz:


  1.  An eye for an eye
  2. Apple of one’s eye
  3. Beat around the bush
  4. Birthday suit
  5. Bite the dust
  6. Bite the hand that feeds you
  7. Blind leading the blind
  8. Blow one’s own horn
  9. Bone to pick
  10. Burn the candle at both ends
  11. Bury the hatchet
  12. Butter someone up
  13. Can’t hold a candle to


World Literature

Wednesday – Powepoint/Prezi presentations on Chinese/Japanese Cultures

Thursday – Chinese Dynasty/Section 1 of Tao of Pooh quiz retake

1st essay assignment

Friday – Vocabulary 7 quiz


January 12-16, 2015

World Literature

Bring with you on Monday:

-your completed Chinese/Japanese Identification sheets

-any borrowed textbook

-your copy of Tao of Pooh


We will study the basic principles and cultural effects of:

-Confucianism / Confucius

-Zen Buddhism




British Literature

Bring with you on Monday:

-your student-selected article (no more than 2 pgs.) to practice close reading strategies

-your vocabulary book

-your completed idiom sheet

We will practice:

-close reading strategies


-ACES paragraphs


January 6-9 2015


This is my 1st first day at Pope and I’m super excited! Here’s to a great semester. Please find (and review repeatedly) the syllabus for your course. Additional texts will be added. Weekly quizzes have begun on course content and/or vocabulary. Get ready now!

World LIterature

Spring 2015 World Lit Syllabus

Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff Full Text

Tao of Pooh audiobook

Vocabulary Lesson 6 quiz on Friday 1/9

2000 Years of Chinese History video


British Literature

POPE Spring 2015 British Lit Syllabus

Sophomores, don’t forget to study your idioms and their origins.

Idiom quiz on Friday