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Melanie Thomas Honors English IV

"The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances."-- Agatha Christie

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie.  Read a free download here:



And Then There Were None: students must be through Chapter 10 by November 30.  Students must be through the Epilogue by December 7.  Students can expect quizzes on each of these dates.


2nd Nine Weeks


Week 9


December 3: Monsters Presentations

December 4: TV and Movie Monsters and Villains Project Presentations.  ATTWN Quiz Corrections (During C/D lunch only, unless otherwise approved).

December 5-6: Monsters and Villains Presentations

December 7: ATTWN final quiz


Week 10

December 10: ROL; Norms for ATTWN Socratic Seminar

December 11: ATTWN Socratic Seminar

December 12-13: ROL Computer Lab session.  All students will report to the Library Computer Lab to work on their Reviews of Literature.

December 14: Midterm review


December 17: Review of Literature submitted to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.
Review of Literature appointments: All students whose last names begin with the letters A-M must have their Writing Lab appointment completed by December 10.  
ATTWN Chapters 1-5 Quiz corrections:
  1. Based on your reading of the first chapter, how would you describe the way this book is narrated? Can you identify the point of view the author uses? Why might the author have made the choice to narrate the book this way?


  1. Who is Fred Narracott; what observations does he make about the guests?


  1. In Chapter 3, what do Vera Claythorne and Emily Brent discuss in the drawing room after dinner? What does each woman find out about the other?


  1. In Chapter 4, the judge suggests that the guests should leave the island immediately. What is the problem with this course of action?


  1. In Chapter 5, why does Dr. Armstrong examine Marston’s drink? What does he discover? What do the guests conclude about Marston’s death?


A number of the guests on Soldier Island appear to be recognized, upstanding members of society who contribute positively to their communities. Can a person’s acts of service to others erase a poor decision made in the past? If so, why, when, and how? If not, why not?
1st through 4th Quarter Grading Categories:
Thesis: 15%
Daily Homework and Classwork: 15%
Essays/Projects/Tests: 70%
For grading policies (including grades for late work) see Syllabus.