Friday, December 18, 2015

Poetry Out Loud Selections

Agenda:

  • Kobe Bryant's retirement poem:
    • http://www.theplayerstribune.com/dear-basketball/
  • Selecting a peom
    • http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems

Homework:
  • Honors essay due upon return
  • Complete final section of O Pioneers! and reading section

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Word Graveyard

Agenda:

  • Catch up on vocab
  • Word Graveyard

Homework:
  • You absolutely need to have finished the book for Thursday
  • Corrections due Friday
  • Vocab quiz Thursday

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

MC Corrections

Agenda:

  • Layout for MC corrections
  • Workshop Time: Corrections and Characterization charts
Homework:
  • Charts due tomorrow
  • MC corrections due Friday

Friday, December 11, 2015

Western Isms Quiz

Agenda:

  • Western Isms Quiz
  • Finish characterization assignment
Homework:
  • Read chapters 8-10 for Monday

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Minor Characterization in Grendel

Agenda:

  • Know Thyself Journal
  • Complete characterization assignment
    • Task a--Unferth
    • Task b--Wealtheow
  • Make sure that you complete the paragraph that goes with your character

Homework:
  • Study for your Westernisms quiz
  • Continue working on your characterization assignment so that you can have it completed during class tomorrow
  • Be prepared to read chapters 8, 9, and 10 over the weekend

Grendel Discussion Continued

Agenda:

  • Grendel Discussion Questions (Ch 3 +4)

Homework:
  • Read chapters 6 and 7
  • Study for Western "isms" quiz on Friday

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Reviewing Isms

Agenda:

  • Review charts
  • Create Discussion questions--3 for your assigned chapter
Homework:
  • Finish coming up with your discussion questions

Friday, December 4, 2015

Finding the Isms in Grendel

Agenda:

  • Reading worksheet
  • Catch-up work
Homework:
  • Read chapters 3-5 and answer the following questions on the dragon chapter on the forum:

Dragon Chapter Reading Questions


  • As you read through the end of chapter 5, answer the following: 

Explain the purpose of the dragon chapter.  In trying to determine it, you should answer the following first:
  1. Which isms does the dragon embody?
  2. What does the dragon's relationship to Grendel seem to be?
  3. What pieces of advice does the dragon give to Grendel?
  4. How does Grendel handle this advice/the other information the dragon gives to him?  Immediately?  By the end of the chapter?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Intro to Existentialism

Agenda:

  • Review Western isms
  • Existentialism notes
Homework:
  • Read ch 2 for Friday
  • Complete existentialism reading on forums and the 3-2-1 for Friday
  • Test Thursday on Beowulf