March 28

DUE: Beloved Essay (Turnitin.com)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Collect Beloved books
  2. Instructions for Nicenet
  3. Read “The Mending Wall” by Frost
  4. Quiz 3
  5. Return to discussions from last class
  6. Annotate Passage – Names of things…
  7. Read McCarthy’s interview with the WSJ
    1. What stands out?  How does this shape our understanding of the novel?

HW:

  1. Read through 161; notes
  2. Post your essay to Nicenet ASAP; follow the instructions to respond to three peer essays by Monday, April 3.
  3. Bring your book(s) if you haven’t already.

March 22

DUE: Poetry Response (submit to Turnitin.com by the end of the day)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss poems
  2. Discuss McCarthy’s style
  3. Timed Write: Poetry

HW:

  1. Read 43-83; notes
  2. Due Tuesday: Beloved Essay

 

March 20

DUE:

  1. MWDS
  2. Notes (checked off)

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz
  2. Discuss plot-level questions
  3. Discuss more in-depth quotes or passages
  4. Annotate Page 15 (I will collect your annotations at the end of this unit, so don’t lose these!)
  5. Watch opening of the film version
    1. Compare and contrast with McCarthy’s opening

HW:

  1. Poetry Response (page 2)
  2. Timed Write next class (Poetry)
  3. Read 43-83 by Friday; notes

March 16

DUE: Seminar Entry Ticket


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Poetry multiple choice (going in the grade book, so can be made up with an excused absence)
  2. Seminar / work time
  3. Check out a copy of The Road

HW:

  1. Major Works Data Sheet: submit to Turnitin.com with all group member names
  2. Read 3-42 of The Road; notes

March 10

DUE: Notes


ACTIVITIES:

  1. LSN
  2. Part II Quiz
  3. Discuss Part II
    1. 1st person chapters
    2. Paul D
    3. Stamp Paid
    4. Sixo
    5. Escape
  4. Work on MWDS
  5. Timed Write planning practice
    1. Beloved Timed Essay Planning Sheet (if you were gone, complete this on your own, but you do not need to write the essay).
    2. We used the following prompt:
      1. 2011:  In a novel by William Styron, a father tells his son that life “is a search for justice.”

        Choose a character from a novel or play who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice.  Then write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character’s understanding of justice, the degree to which the character’s search for justice is successful, and the significance of this search for the work as a whole.


HW:

  1. Read the rest of Beloved; notes.

March 8

DUE: Poetry Response (Turnitin.com)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Discuss poem
  2. Annotate 164-165
  3. Timed write: Prose

HW:

  1. Read 199-235
    1. Notes: continue naming chapters for this section.
    2. Part II Quiz next class (10 points)