Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Film: Lighting and Transitions

Agenda:

  • Notes
  • Viewing: Disturbia vs. Halo
  • Viewing: Finite
Homework:
  • Continue to work on film project
  • You should begin translations this week in Spanish class

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Film: Camera Angles and Camera Movements

Agenda:

  • Camera Angles in "Snap":
  • Camera Movement Notes
  • Camera Movements in "10 Minutes": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9qm-Vbhglc&index=2&list=PLB-KVYj_x8pt9JpgdZGeuRwRp28CjPmWO


Homework:

  • Script due Monday
  • Othello paper due 5/20


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Film: Shots, Framing, and Angles

Agenda:

  • Notes on shots and framing
  • Sample viewing for shots and framing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-K8bpoDn-8
  • Notes on angles
Homework:
  • Read "The Landlady" and "The Story of an Hour" for Thursday
  • Complete viewing journal for a short film or music video of your choice.  In the journal, discuss the types of shots used as well as how they contribute to the meaning.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Intro to Film

Agenda:


Homework:
  • Check for missing work
  • Study for Wednesday's vocab quiz

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bildungsroman

Agenda:

  • Bildungsroman discussion
  • Applying the concept to JE (four-square project)
Homework:
  • Finish reading the novel
  • Finish four-square for section

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Byronic Hero

Agenda:


  • What is a Byronic hero?
  • Review: Myth of Prometheus
  • Reading "Prometheus" and analysis of Prometheus as a Byronic hero
  • Byronic heroes in JE?
Homework:
  • Read 32-34 (35-36 for Thursday)
  • Finish Byronic chart on Rochester for tomorrow

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Madwoman in the Attic

Agenda:
-Bell Work 
-Journal:

  • With what are asylums associated?
  • How are patients viewed by society (think of epithets used to describe them)?
  • How are asylums depicted in movies?
-Victorian Asylums Overview

Homework:
-Read 29-31

Friday, April 15, 2016

Continued

Agenda:

  • Finish yesterday's questions
  • Read BBC article on the Ideal Victorian Woman and get an idea of how Jane does/does not fit this mold
Homework:
  • Read 26-28 in JE
  • Remember that your Frankenstein projects are due the week you get back from break

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Godey's Lady's Book (1850)

Godey's Lady's Book March 1850


Names:
Date:

Victorian Woman Hood

Copy the following questions into a Google Document.  Answer them and share with me before going on to your Ideal Victorian Woman Word Cloud.  

  • What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
  • What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature?  What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work?  
  • Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women."  
    • How does Goethe define the role of women?
    • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
    • On what is woman dependent?
    • How does the image complement the text?
You are done!  Share your document with me!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Picking up with the Victorians

Agenda:

  • Check-in Quiz
  • Discussion of the rest of the Victorian Era
  • Gothic Conventions in a nutshell
Homework:
  • Read through chapter 21 (inclusive) and answer questions

Practice Test

Practice Test Continued...

Homework:

  • Read 16-18 + Reading Questions
  • Frankenstein final journal set due tomorrow

Friday, April 8, 2016

Victorian Childhood

Agenda:

*Watch the following Video:
-The Children Who Built Victorian England: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=87eVOpbcoVo
-Work, Terrible Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13HlnYJUu08


*Read the handout on Victorian Childhood
*Write a journal explaining whether Jane's childhood is better or worse than other Victorian children's.  (Remember Jane is an orphan.)  You need 3 examples from the novel and two from both the video and the handout (7 examples in total).

Homework:
*Read through chapter 15 for tomorrow with reading questions (You already should have read through 10.)
*Finish journal for tomorrow


Women's Rights in Britain

Check out some of the changes throughout the Victorian Era (1830-1901):

Intro to Victorians

Agenda:

  • Notes
  • Poem Analyses
Homework:
  • Read 1-5, answer questions from packet

Monday, April 4, 2016

No Class

-Due to a conflict in scheduling with the skits at PES, there was no class today.  Be prepared to review Leo Africanus for Wednesday.-

Friday, April 1, 2016

Othello as a Moor

Agenda:

  • Review of Niccholes text
  • Reading of Pory translation of Leo Africanus' writing
Homework:
  • Complete questions 1 +2 in Africanus packet

Marriage and Wiving in Othello

Agenda:

  • Discuss language change
  • Discuss printing at time of
  • Read Niccholes' Chapter 4 and discuss question
  • Begin precepts
Homework:
  • Follow the directions on the forum for your chosen precepts

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Vocab Quiz

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Wrap up discussion of language in Othello
  • Looking at Iago's final words
Homework:
  • Make sure you have finished Act 5 and the reading questions for tomorrow

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Language in Othello II

Agenda:

  • Grade Reports
  • Finish discussion of journal questions
  • Apply to specific scene
Homework:
  • Paragraph on section from class:
    • Consider how language is used in this section
    • Is Iago appealing to the audience here?  How?  Where does he make the best connections?
  • Read Act 5
  • Answer questions
  • Revisions of poems due Friday

Monday, March 28, 2016

Language in Othello

Agenda:

  • Vocab quiz
  • "Language in Othello" Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhHBQRJUcQ
  • Journal Questions:
    • How is language a tool of villainy?
    • What about language makes it ready-made for Iago's actions?
    • Can words be counted on to convey a fixed meaning?
    • What (if anything) changes meaning?

Homework:
  • Read Act 4 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Allegorical v. Psychological continued

Agenda:

  • Plan and act out scenes
  • Discussion
Homework:
  • Read Act 3 for tomorrow (we might not use much of it until Monday, but please get this completed)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Motives in Othello

Agenda:

  • Allegorical v. psychological evil
  • Close analysis of selections of act 2 + assignment of a side
  • Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1HoEfPN-i0
  • Journal: What do you think Iago is?  Base you answer on your reading of Othello thus far as well as the video we viewed in class.  Please refer to specific details within Othello

Homework:
  • Read Act 3 Friday

Monday, March 21, 2016

Othello Act 1 Review

Agenda:

  • Complete Act 1 discussion questions
Homework:
  • Make sure poems are completed for tomorrow
  • Read Act 2 and answer questions for tomorrow

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Othello's Epithets

Agenda:
  • Defining epithets
  • Epithets we use Journal
    • What affect do epithets have?  On us?  On others?
  • Finding Othello's epithets in Act 1 (Where?  Who said them?  What is their motivation?)
    • How do you think that the epithets affect characterization?  Might affect how the plot moves forward?
    • Fill in the Google chart

Homework:
  • Read Act 2 for Monday
  • Finish the chart with info from your section
    • You will need to add rows!!
  • Poems due Tuesday

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Introduction to Shakespeare

Shakespeare documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4insS1MmGnA


Spontaneous Overflows

Agenda:

  • Comparing Ekphrastic Responses to The Fall of Icarus
  • Workshop Romantic Poems
Homework:
  • Romantic poems due 3/21

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ekphrasis Comparisons

Agenda:

  • Brughel's Icarus painting
  • Comparison of Williams and Auden poems
Homework:
  • Continue to work on Frankenstein project

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Romantics: Keats

Agenda:

  • Practice Wordsworth poem
  • Keats notes
  • "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
Homework:
  • First set of journals due 3/14
  • Finish reading and marking up Keats poem

Monday, March 7, 2016

Blake

Agenda:

  • Review Blake BG
  • "Lamb" and "Tyger" Analysis
Homework:
  • Complete an analysis for 2 of the companion poems

Friday, March 4, 2016

Wordsworth Continued

Agenda:

  • Wordsworth review packet
Homework:
  • Start working on Frankenstein assignment -- Part I journals due March 14th 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Wordsworth

Agenda:

  • Discussion of "Frost at Midnight"
  • BG notes on Wordsworth
  • Reading packet and notes
Homework:
  • Complete Wordsworth packet

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Introduction to Romantics

Agenda:

  • Powerpoint notes on Romantics
  • "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" reading
Homework:
  • Read "Frost at Midnight" and mark up where you see Romantic conventions

Monday, February 29, 2016

Essay #2

Agenda:

  • Partner practice essay
Homework:
  • Complete partner essay for tomorrow

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sonnet Test

Agenda:

  • Vocab and sonnet test
Homework:
  • Fill in availability on chart
  • Work on Frankenstein assignment

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Essay 3

Agenda:

  • Read prompt
  • Read rubric
  • Grade samples
Homework:
  • Finish sample grading
  • Complete sonnets

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sonnet Review Stations

Agenda:

  • Review stations/journals
  • Field trip forms
Homework:
  • Journals due Friday
  • Sonnet test and vocab quiz Friday

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Spenser and the Blazon

Agenda:

  • Review Amoretti homework questions
  • Notes on the blazon 
  • Sonnet 130 analysis
    • How is Shakespeare using these conventions?
  • Sonnet 138 individual analysis
Homework:
  • Work on Frankenstein project
  • Sonnet Song Rewrite due after break

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Sonnet Day #3

Agenda:

  • Poetry Out Loud
  • Review of "The Parting"
  • Review Shakespearean Sonnet Conventions
  • Turning a song into a Petrarchan Sonnet
    • Choose a song about unrequited or lost love
    • Explain how it is Petrarchan
    • Plan out how your two parts of the sonnet.  Remember you need a shift, however subtle, from octave to sestet.
    • Start writing.  Remember you may pull from the song lyrics.  However, you should be adding in additional Petrarchan conventions and commonly used devices.  Refer to your notes if necessary.
    • Make sure you are following the rhyme scheme and using ten syllables per line.  If you are feeling extra ambitious try true-to-form iambic pentameter.
Homework:
  • Finalize song choice
  • Read and answer questions on Spenser's sonnet for tomorrow

Sample Song Sonnet

Sample Song Sonnet

To her, Nona, I may finally speak.
Her nose ring glistens like Midas' gold.
She's a song only lips of angels hold.
Her eyes, jewels even Heaven would seek.
Yet to me, she would not give 'nother peek.
Cooler than me, one may call her ice cold.
Bad boys she loves, the ones most tough and bold.
Compared to her love interests, I'm meek.
If you were me, you'd be screamin', "Shoot me!"
Like a bad movie, through me she is lookin'.
My heart, crumpled, garbage, I feel a knave.
Oh mullets! Trans-Ams!  That's all she sees!
Her turntable eyes are, my heart, grinding.
She'll not know I'm the best she'll never have.

Adaptation of "Girl All the Bad Guys Want"--Bowling for Soup

Petrarchan Sonnets

Agenda:

  • Notes on Petrarchan conventions
  • CIV by Petrarch
Homework:
  • Analyze Drayton's sonnet
  • Label conventions in the sonnet
  • Prepare for tomorrow's POL

Friday, February 5, 2016

Meter

Agenda:

  • Meter notes
  • Iambic pentameter notes

Homework:
  • Continue to work on essay #1-->due Fri
  • Think about what Saturday in March would work for you 

Essay #1 continued

Agenda:

  • Review and grade sample speeches (corrected copies)


Homework:

  • For Friday write at least a 5 for the essay #1 prompt

Essay #1 Intro

Agenda:

  • Review homework paragraphs
  • Look at essay #1 prompt
  • Discuss essay #1 poem
  • Review sample essays
Homework:
  • Score sample essays

Monday, February 1, 2016

Poetry: Lines & Stanzas

Agenda:

  • Midterm Review
  • Poetry Lines and Stanzas Notes

Homework:
  • Write 1-2 paragraphs on Whitman's "A Noiseless Patient Spider."  Explain how the structure of the poem contributes to the meaning.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"The Pardoner's Tale" and an Intro to "Everyman"

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • "The Pardoner's Tale" Discussion
  • Preview "Everyman"
Homework:
  • Watch and answer the questions on "Everyman" prior to the midterm
  • Any paper edits on your recent Q3 for Grendel are due before your field trip
  • Zodiac e.c. due prior to field trip
  • Paper edits on Oedipus due on the day of the midterm
  • Study for the midterm

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Middle English and "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

Agenda:

  • Language change in general (notes)


Homework:

"The Miller's Tale" Cont.

Agenda:

  • Finish discussion
  • Brainstorm essay 3
Homework:
  • Vocab quiz Wed.
  • Edit your essay until you feel it would receive at least a 5
  • Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and Prologue for Tuesday

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"The Miller's Tale"

Agenda:

  • Check-in Questions
  • Discussion of the Tale
    • Religion at the time
    • Fabliaux 
Homework:
  • Finish your pilgrim story (see forums) for tomorrow
  • Bring in the essay that you completed in 20 min for review
  • Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and prologue and "The Pardoner's Tale" and prologue for Tuesday

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Essay 3

Agenda:

  • Compare intros to 9 essay
  • Discuss strategies
  • Write remaining
Homework:
  • Finish essay in 20 minute time limit

Monday, January 11, 2016

Continued work on Essay 3

Agenda:

  • Canterbury review
  • Outline essay #3
Homework:
  • Finish a good intro with cleaned up thesis for tomorrow
  • SPOTTTS on POL poem due Thurs

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Background to Canterbury

Agenda:

  • Finish watching Mark Steel Lectures
  • Begin Notes
  • Medieval Personality Quiz: http://www.fisheaters.com/quiz1.html
    • Post your results

Homework:
  • Read The Canterbury Tales: General Prologue
  • On the class forums, choose five characters to summarize.  Your five must be different from your peers'.  Follow the directions on the forums for the summaries.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Introduction to the Canterbury Tales

Agenda:

  • Guided Notes
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bBAOlkA8-j8
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N07qxDAtpNs
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iSWUwGJ32bs


Homework:

  • For Monday: 
    • Read the Prologue of The Canterbury Tales
    • As you read, complete summaries for 5 of the Pilgrims on the class forum site