Sunday, November 22, 2009

Agenda for weeks of 11.23.09 & 11.30.09

Avinash Veeraraghavan
Total Internal Recall
Print component

Digital print on Arches textured paper
3.5' x 4.6'


Week of 11.23.09:
Topic / Objective: Characterization
--"SWBAT explain how an author develops characterization to illuminate theme."

11.23.09: In-class, open-book essay on either “A Rose for Miss Emily” or “Miss Brill.” You can use your textbook, which can have post-it notes, to answer the prompt: "Explain how the author uses point of view to help illuminate theme. . ." This will be graded on the APE rubric and will be in the 'Quizzes and Open Response section' of your grade. As you are writing, I will give you a grade on your Reader's Notebook, so make sure you have it in class.

Due: 2 column notes on “Characterization” (pgs. 67 – 69) as well as all four stories in the section (pgs 70 – 109), SLD on “The Red Carpet” by Lavanya Sankaran.

  • This is one of those moments where you will have had to budget your time to do effectively. In full disclosure, we will only be covering "Characterization" and "The Red Carpet" in class, but if you did not complete the whole reading assignment (with 2 column notes), you will want to over break and make sure you are more aware of your long-term reading assignments, as you are responsible for everything that is assigned.
11.25.09: No class, due to rotation.

Thanksgiving Day Break.

1st book club cycle should be complete. (Blogs)

Week of 11.30.09:

Topic / Objective: Setting
--"SWBAT explain how an author uses setting to illuminate theme."

11.30.09: Due: Paper on “The Red Carpet” by Lavanya Sankaran (4-5 papes typed). In class we will begin Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour”. We will read aloud, so you will not have had to have read it before class. It is in your textbook.

Due: 2 column notes on “Setting” (pgs. 110 – 112) as well as all four stories in the section (pgs 113 - 153). In class, Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby”.

12.2.09: In class, Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby” continued.

12. 3.09:
No class, due to rotation.

In class essay, TBD (on setting).

1 comment:

R. Gallagher said...


Week of 12.7.09:
Focus: Tone, Style, and Diction

Due: 2 column notes on “Tone and Style” (pgs. 154 – 158).

The Faulkner Hemingway debates.

Week of 12.14.09:

Focus: Irony

Borges, Laura Chester
Set up Poetry Aloud contest

Week of 12.21.09:

Putting it all together—

Poetry Aloud contest

2nd book club cycle should be complete.