Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Greek Tragedy


1.  Watch this video

2.  Complete the web quest on Ancient Greek Theater

Intro to Greek Theater

Agenda:

  • Discussion of homework videos
  • Transition: Looking for culture elsewhere
    • cultural relativism
    • ethnocentrism and eurocentrism
  • History of the Greek Theatre (Parts 1 and 2)
Homework:
  • Style Guide Sections due Monday

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cultural Connections

Agenda:

Homework:
  • Choose a video to analyze like the ones we did in class
  • Write a paragraph synthesizing your information about it
  • Style Guide Sections due 10/6

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Style Guide Introduction

Agenda:

  • Discussion of Style Guide Directions and Rubric
  • Style Guide Resources discussion
    • MLA Handbook
    • Purdue Owl
    • Diane Hacker (includes APA)
    • College Writing Center Sources
  • Handing back summer papers
  • Common issues to avoid


Homework:

  • SPOTTTS due tomorrow
  • Vocab quiz tomorrow


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Review Day

Agenda:

  • Complete Review Stations
Homework:
  • Study for tomorrow
  • SPOTTTS due Friday on Gail White's "Housecleaner"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Review Day

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review Stations
Homework:
  • Study for the test
  • SPOTTTS #2 due next Friday (see the previous blog entry for the poem to which you need to respond)

SPOTTTS Poem of the Week

Housecleaner
My mother harried balls of dust
From under sofas, tables, chairs,
Bits of paper, single hairs,
All were gathered in her lust
For a desperate cleanliness.
Now serene I face the mess
I live in, safe with mold and must,
Storing in my attic head
All the lint and thread and fuzz
Gathered in a past I’ve shed
From the dust my mother was.
-Gail White

Thursday, September 18, 2014

STAR Assessment + Review

Agenda:

  • STAR Exam
  • "A Rose for Emily" Review
Homework:
  • Be prepared for tomorrow's station reviews

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EPL Review

Agenda:

  • "A Rose for Emily" Pop Quiz
  • Homework overview
  • Review of EPL using sample commercials
Homework:
  • Explain how Swift uses one component of EPL in "A Modest Proposal"

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ethos, Pathos, and Logos

Agenda:

  • EPL Handout
  • Commercial Practice (postponed due to internet)
  • Lou Gehrig handout
Homework:

  • Finish Lou Gehrig speech for HW
  • Read "A Rose for Emily" 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Satire

Agenda:

  • Satire PPT
  • Parody and Parody Examples
Homework:
  • Swift Handout and Questions
  • Read "A Rose for Emily" for Wednesday

Friday, September 12, 2014

Foster Review

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Edit Foster Questions
Homework:
  • Read "A Modest Proposal"
  • Finish Foster Questions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tone and Mood

Agenda:
*Tone and Mood Video
*Tone and Mood WS
*Tone and Mood Journal: Write a paragraph that contains a very different tone and mood.

Homework:
*Tone and Mood Journal for tomorrow
*Read "A Modest Proposal" for Friday
*SPOTTTS for Friday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Symbolism

Agenda:
-Review of "Eveline" themes
-Symbolism PPT
-Discussion Questions for "A Very Old Man"

Homework:
-SPOTTTS due Friday
-Vocab Quiz Friday
-Read "A Modest Proposal" for Friday

Monday, September 8, 2014

Thematic Statements

Agenda:

  • Finish up Plot Diagram Sharing
  • Theme PPT
  • Rewriting Thematic Statements
Homework:
  • Read "Eveline"
  • Answer p. 237 #1A and #2A
  • Read "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Plot and SPOTTTS

Agenda:
  • SPOTTTS Description
  • Looking at a Sample
  • Finishing plot: Altering the plot of "The Short Happy Life..."

Homework:
  • Read "Once Upon a Time" for Monday and write a thematic statement
  • SPOTTTS on "To an Athlete Dying Young" due on Friday

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Plot

Agenda:

  • Discussion of Frankenstein adaptations
  • Plot Power Point
  • Plotting out "The Short Happy Life..."

Homework:
  • Finish plot diagrams
  • Read Gordimer's "Once Upon a Time" and write a thematic statement for it for Monday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Point of View

Agenda:
  • Point of View Notes: http://qcc.mass.edu/booth/255/ptview/01intro.htm
  • Discussions of authorial choices
  • Begin Frankenstein homework

Homework:
  • Write the passage on p. 36 (in your books, Book 1 Chap 5) in all of the povs that we discussed
  • You only need to identify the pov in which it currently is written

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Characterization

Agenda:

  • Review the basics of characterization
  • River map analysis of characterization and considerations
Homework:
  • Read "The Short Happy Life..." (We might not be using it until Thursday)