Friday, November 21, 2014

Catch-all Day

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Grendel
  • Discussion of Dionysia
Homework
  • Read 4& 5 with reading questions on 5 from last post
  • complete all parts of the Dionysia for Tuesday
  • Re-writes of papers due Dec 5th

Dragon Chapter Reading Questions


  • As you read through the end of chapter 5, answer the following: 

Explain the purpose of the dragon chapter.  In trying to determine it, you should answer the following first:
  1. Which isms does the dragon embody?
  2. What does the dragon's relationship to Grendel seem to be?
  3. What pieces of advice does the dragon give to Grendel?
  4. How does Grendel handle this advice/the other information the dragon gives to him?  Immediately?  By the end of the chapter?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Westernisms in Grendel

Agenda:

  • Review
  • Westernisms chart (ch 1 + 2)
Homework:
  • Vocab tomorrow
  • Read ch 3
  • Dionysia on Tuesday

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An Intro to Existentialism

Agenda:

  • Finish exam
  • Handout AP MC Questions
  • Westernisms definitions
  • Existentialism in depth
Homework:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Beowulf Test

Agenda:

  • Beowulf Exam

Homework:
  • Read Grendel chapter 1
  • Think about the point of view of the story

Monday, November 17, 2014

Beowulf Review Stations

Agenda:

  • Review tasks for Beowulf
  • Questions about the exam
Homework:
  • Dionysia due on Friday
  • Vocab quiz Thursday
  • Beowulf exam tomorrow

Friday, November 14, 2014

Wyrd and Beowulf

Agenda:

  • Vocab quiz
  • Dionysia discussion
  • Close reading:
    • What is happening in your section?
    • How does it deal with Christian/Pagan tensions?
    • How would you compare this section with the idea of wyrd?
Homework:
  • If you want to correct your essay, you need to stop in and see me during 8th period to discuss your original writing.
  • Dionysia preparations (next Friday)
  • Study for Beowulf (Tuesday)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Beowulf: The Dragon Chapters

Agenda:

  • Practice AP Questions
  • Continue discussion of section 3
    • Tone
    • Elegy
    • Function of the last section and the poem as a whole
Homework:
  • Read "Wyrd" handout
  • Be prepared to discuss the Dionysia tomorrow

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Archetypal Hero

Agenda:

  • Archetype Definition
  • Handout & Comparison to Beowulf and Oedipus Rex
Homework:
  • Read up to line 1812
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Work on Dionysia

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Beowulf and Grendel

Agenda:

  • Discussion of chart
  • Discussion of Grendel
Homework:
  • Read through line 1812 for Friday
  • Vocab Quiz Friday

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Beowulf Characterization of a Hero

Agenda:

  • Beowulf Chart
  • Collaboration and including quotes
Homework:
  • Draw what you believe Grendel looks like
  • Use at least 5 textual details to support your rendering
  • Reading through line 1812 for Thursday's class

Monday, November 3, 2014

Workshop Day

Agenda:

  • Bell Work sign-ups
  • Work on Dionysia or Beowulf
Homework:
  • Read through line 1231 in Beowulf for tomorrow