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Newton, Massachusetts

Academic Integrity Policy and Pledge

The Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity--Honesty, Trust, Respect, Fairness, Responsibility  (from the Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson Univ.)  “What kind of Student are you?”Academic_Integrity.htmlAcademic_Integrity.htmlhttp://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/assets/FVproject.pdfhttp://www.academicintegrity.org/icai/assets/FVproject.pdfwhat_kind_of_student.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4
SHAKESPEARE PAGESHAKESPEARE-all.htmlSHAKESPEARE-all.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
 
Weekly INDEPENDENT Reading Suggestionsindep._reading.htmlindep._reading.htmlshapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1

School-Related PAGES or WEBSITES 

Newton South High School

ORANGE LION--South’s supplement to the Newton Public Schools Rights and Responsibilities document

2014-2015 Newton Public Schools Calendar

2015-2015 PROGRAM OF STUDIES

Weekly Block Schedule

Newton South Library

Newton Public Schools

Denebola       

The Lion’s Roar       

SouthStage

Turnitin.com


Curriculum-Related PAGES or WEBSITES

STYLE and GRAMMAR PAGE

NSHS Writer’s Handbook

Dictionary of Literary Terms (or LiteraryDevices)

Critical Thinking Skills

Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism (OWL)

        [Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Against Interpretation”]

Extra Credit

INDEPENDENT READING 

         (Need help choosing a book?)

         (sample response)

           (Personal Response Optional Prompts (doc))


CLASS POLICIES

Academic Integrity Policy and Pledge

Late/Missed Work Policy

Attendance Policy

Electronics


SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon College Commencement Speech--listen to (or read) any weekend to replace independent reading


Complete LETTER FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL  (doc) [link to letter text through University of Pennsylvania’s AFRICAN STUDIES CENTER]


Special Weekend Reading Option for Veterans Day (11/11)

Read Chapter 1 from Tim O’Brien’s Vietnam War collections of stories, The Things They Carried.

Chapter 1, “The Things They Carried”

(Read the pdf pages 10-27.)


Miscellaneous

FIVE-MINUTE UNIVERSITY--funny video about the learning that you take with you.

FUNNY PALINDROME SONG

“I’m worried about my grade”--funny object lesson on the importance of having a strong work ethic

Key and Peele’s “Education Center”


Why reading difficult works is meaningful:  the case for analysis.  Read Boston Globe movie critic Ty Burr’s article “What’s in a list of great movies?  And who decides?,” in which he defends watching challenging films--applicable to students of literature, too.