March 6

DUE: Notes (checked off)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Multiple Choice Practice — Prose
    1. This is going in the gradebook.  If you were absent, you have one week to make it up.
  2. Syntax practice — how does the syntax convey the meaning of the sentence?
    1. Practice with a sentence from Beloved
  3. Discussion
  4. Receive Poems for Third Quarter

HW:

  1. Read 169-199; no notes necessary
  2. Poetry Response: read the poems on the first page of the packet and type a response to one of them.  Due to Turnitin.com only.
  3. Prose Timed Write next class.

March 2

DUE: Major Essay 2 (turnitin.com)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Ch. 9-12 Quiz
  2. Work on MWDS
  3. Morrison on Writing
  4. Discussion
    1. characters
    2. scenes
    3. naming
    4. Lot’s wife

HW:

  1. Read 126-165
    1. Notes: In addition to the normal notes, please name each chapter and type three sentences that are powerful or interesting because of the way they are constructed.  We will use these next class.

February 15

DUE:

  1. Sentence Outline
  2. Slavery Notes

ACTIVITIES:

  1. Peer feedback for essay
  2. Discuss slavery research
  3. Begin reading Beloved
    1. Use opening-pages in place of notes for this first section
    2. Create a timeline as best you can to keep track of the events in the narrative (it will jump around a lot)

HW:

  1. Read through page 43 of Beloved
    1. Write responses to the opening questions (see link above) instead of taking notes for this section.

February 9

DUE: Seminar Entry Ticket (online)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Socratic Seminar / work time

HW:

  1. Complete the Major Works Data Sheet and submit one per group (with all member names, please!) to Turnitin.com.
  2. Timed Write for Slaughterhouse-Five next class
  3. Due Wednesday: Sentence outline for Major Essay (TTTC SH-5)
    1. Look back at your previous sentence outline if you need a template.  Otherwise, here is what I provided last time (which completely lacks evidence): sample-sentence-outline.