Monday, November 30, 2015

Revisiting our AP Essays

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Practice Grade a Partner's Essay
  • Rewrite based on feedback for a higher grade
Homework:
  • Read ch 1 of Grendel  

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Ambiguous Religion of Beowulf

Agenda:

  • Heroic or Elegiac?  Complete an argumentative paragraph in which you argue whether Beowulf is more of one or the other.
  • Christianity in Beowulf
    • Handout
    • Close reading of provided selections

Homework:
  • Finish the close reading of your chosen section and paste your responses on the forum
  • You need to be prepared for a peer review tomorrow
  • Papers are due on Friday

Beowulf Review

Agenda:

  • Scavenger Questions on the forum
Homework:
  • Essay due Friday
  • Make sure you handed in all assignments from last week

Monday, November 16, 2015

Beowulf Discussion

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Discussion of Section I
Homework:
  • Make sure you have completed the wyrd handout and questions
  • Make sure you have finished reading Beowulf
  • Papers due Friday

Beowulf Catch-All Day (Friday)

Agenda:

  • Complete whatever you need to in order to catch up

  • Read the handouts on the Anglo-Saxon concept of fate, "wyrd." http://www.wyrdwords.vispa.com/heathenry/whatwyrd.html,http://norse-mythology.org/concepts/destiny-wyrd-urd/    Write a journal response explaining the extent to which wyrd plays a part in the story.  (They have these links in their e-mail.)  In another paragraph, please explain how wyrd compares with fate as it is presented in Oedipus Rex.


  • Homework
    • Complete essay for Friday 
    •  Finish reading Beowulf

    Archetypes in Beowulf

    Agenda:



    Exploring Beowulf's Characterization (Tuesday)

    Agenda:

    • Comparing Beowulf through the lens of Emerson's "Heroism"
    • Grendel Drawings
      • 5 references to textual support to complete the drawing
    Homework:
    • Continue reading
    • Finish drawing for Thursday

    Beowulf Part I (Monday)

    Agenda:

    • Complete Part 1 Questions
    • Read through line 1812
    Homework:
    • Study for vocab quiz Monday
    • Paper due next Friday

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015

    Introduction to Beowulf

    Agenda:

    • Discussion of essay scoring
    • Background information to Beowulf notes
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiBaSqO7n9U
      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzmmPRG4smU

    Homework:
    • Read through line 1231 and answer the second set of questions ( I will collect them Mon. )
    • Vocab Quiz Monday
    • Do not forget your essays on Oedipus are due on Nov. 12th 

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Riddles Cont'

    Agenda:

    • Post an analysis of your favorite riddle
    • Begin writing your sample riddle in Anglo-Saxon style
    Homework:
    • Read through line 688 of Beowulf and answer the reading questions
    • Riddles are due Friday
    • Vocab quiz Friday
    • Oedipus papers are due Nov 12th

    Monday, November 2, 2015

    An Intro to Anglo-Saxons: Riddles

    Agenda:

    • Anglo-Saxon Notes
    • Sample Riddle: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/english/oldenglish/45.html


    The following link will send you to a site that you can use to complete your worksheet.  Make sure to write down the number of the riddle.

    In addition to what you are asked to do on the sheet, make sure to note the subject and a guess at the answer to the riddle (the answer might be listed, but try not to cheat).

    http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Riddles_of_the_Exeter_Book

    Homework:

    • Finish six sample riddles and fill out the worksheet