Week of 11.9.09
11.9.09: Due: explication on Pico Iyer’s “In Praise of the Humble Comma”. In class, we will finalize small group reading projects for the next two books. They are due asap.
11.10.09: No class due to rotation.
11.11.09: No school, Veterans Day.
11.12.09: In class, look at Ted Berrigan’s “Red Shift”
11.13.09: In class, thesis writing, Ted Berrigan’s “Red Shift” continued.
If the classes on the 12th and / or 13th are shortened or lost due to Assemblies etc, we will shelve this lesson.
Week of 11.16.09:
Focus: Point of View
11.16.09: No class, due to rotation.
11.17.09: Due: 2 column notes (same format as How To Read Literature Like a College Professor summer notes) on “Fiction”, “Reading a Story”, & “Fable and Tale” (pgs 1 – 5), then “Plot” & “The Short Story” (pgs 9 – 12). As well as “Point of View” (pgs 19 – 25)—we can discuss anything you want or don’t understand at the beginning of class, but the purpose is for you to know all of the terms mentioned and be able to use them when discussing or writing about literature. If at any point I feel as if you need it (for whatever reason), I reserve the right to give you a quiz on the terms.
Also due: Read William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Miss Emily”—post it note text and be able to discuss text both in terms of how point of view helps illuminate the work as a whole.
11.18.09: Due: Read Katherine Mansfield’s “Miss Brill”—post it note text and be able to discuss text both in terms of how point of view helps illuminate the work as a whole. SLD.
11.19..09: In class: We will either work more with the stories or on multiple choice strategies, depending on what I feel like you need.
11.20.09: No class, due to rotation.
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