April 24

DUE: Poetry Timed Write Revision


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Prose Multiple Choice (going in grade book, so make up if you missed it)
  2. Return “The Crossing” Timed Write (prose)
  3. Classify the variety of prose prompts
    1. complex relationship
    2. characterization
    3. impact of ________ on character
    4. speaker’s attitude
    5. theme of short story (rare)
  4. Read 2002 prompt: The Shipping News
    1. Analyze Quoyle as a class and discuss the evidence we would use to support.
  5. Hand out “The Street” and timed essay samples

HW:

  1. Read and score timed essay samples provided in class today.  Sorry, cannot post these.  However, here is the Prose Question Scoring Guide for that specific prompt.
  2. Poetry Response #4 (last page).  Due to Turnitin.com.

April 20

DUE: Poetry MC


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Review Poetry MC answers
  2. Return Poetry Timed Write (“The Juggler”)
    1. Discuss the poem
  3. Read and discuss “Sunset Woman’s Ivy League Escape”

HW:

  1. Revise a poetry timed write of your choice (type the revision and attach it to the original)

 

April 18

DUE: None.


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss The Road ending
  2. Timed Write (#3)

HW:

  1. Spend 17 minutes answering the multiple choice questions for the poem I handed out in class today.

 

April 7

DUE: Notes (I was gone, so I’ll check off next class)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Final Road Quiz
  2. Discussion

HW:

  1. None.  Come prepared for a Timed Write covering The Road on Tuesday (even with the shortened periods!).

April 5

DUE: Poetry Response


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss poems
  2. Discuss The Road
    1. “I think maybe they are watching…”
    2. The sextant

HW:

  1. Read the rest of The Road; notes.

April 3

DUE:

  1. Notes
  2. Dialogue Analysis: Two Paragraphs

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 5
  2. Discuss Ely
    1. Plot-level
    2. Thematic
  3. Watch film version
  4. Annotate one of three passages (handed out in class)
    1. Present findings to other groups
    2. Record findings from other groups

HW:

  1. Poetry Response (page 3)
  2. Read through 240; no notes

March 30

DUE: Notes (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz
  2. Discuss section in groups
  3. Class: would you have stayed?
  4. Annotate Section 5 Passage (even though this is actually section 4)
  5. Read pages 161-175 together in script format: Section 5 – Old man Scripts
    1. Locate the interesting or paradoxical lines from the dialogue

HW:

  1. Read through 200; notes
  2. Nicenet responses: see instructions on my post
  3. Write two body paragraphs.  Instructions are on the “Old man scripts” assignment.