All Math Final Exams are Monday morning.  Also…as a present to my students:  All math exams are OPEN NOTE!!  NOT, open book…Open notebook….so for those of you that listened to me tell you everyday of this past school year, to take good notes…this is your reward!!

Calculators are allowed as long as they are not graphing calculators.

English Final: Grades 7-12

I have discussed information about final exams for almost two weeks!!  ALL GROUPS except for the Annabel group will receive paragraphs that include misspelled words, punctuation errors, capitalization mistakes, etc.  The students will be responsible for circling the errors in those paragraphs and re-writing the paragraphs making all the necessary corrections.  The students have received many practice paragraphs, so they should feel comfortable with this part of their final.  The following information is a breakdown of what each group should expect on their final exam (in addition to the paragraph correction activities):

Lacey’s, Geuliette’s, and Cagney’s:  Quiz and Vocabulary activity on the short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe.

Romeo’s:  Fill-in-the-blanks WS’s focusing on the different Parts of Speech.  These are similar to the Mad Libs activities.  The students received one for practice, and we went over it in great detail.  I thoroughly explained that the story must make sense, otherwise they will not receive full credit.

Cookie’s:  Quiz on the play, “Arsenic and Old Lace”.  They should have a general understanding of the play and characters.  WE WILL FINISH THE PLAY TOMORROW IN CLASS, SO STUDENTS NEED TO BRING IN THEIR ELECTRONIC DEVICES!!

Annabel’s:  There are 4 parts to this final.  We have discussed two out of the four in great detail, so if the students were paying attention in class, they will do fine!

1.)  Choose 7 phrases (lines) from “The Story of an Hour” and explain their significance in the story.  Explain, in no less than 3 sentences, the symbolism behind each phrase.  Illustrate any hidden meanings found in the story.

2.)  (In “The Story of an Hour”) What happens if “her” if left out of the sentence at the top of the page, “There would be no one to live for her during those coming years; she would live for herself.”  How does including “her” change the meaning of the sentence?

3.)  Choose one of the following themes and explain/illustrate the significance of that theme in “Desiree’s Baby”:  Racism, Irony, Gender, Shame, Identity, Classism    Your responses should be a minimum of two paragraphs, citing at least two different examples from the text to support your answer.

4.)  How does the author repeatedly hint at the nature of Armond and Desiree, comparing him to “darkness” and her to “lightness”?  Give at least one specific example for each!

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