To review Elements of Fiction: http://goo.gl/1wuT6k
HW: See Thursday's assignment. Read and prepare answers to questions below)
Thursday 1/29: SATIRE
The two texts listed below, as well as The Handmaid's Tale, are widely accepted as expert examples of satire. Please read them and bring your answers to the questions (handwritten or typed)..
- "The Pedestrian" (1951) by Ray Bradbury: http://mikejmoran.typepad.com/files/pedestrian-by-bradbury-1.pdf
- "A Modest Proposal" (1729) by Jonathan Swift: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Texts/modest.html
1) Review/learn the different techniques/devices that writers use to create satire here: http://teachers.sduhsd.net/mgaughen/docs/satire.pdf
2) What is the target, purpose and two techniques/device that the text uses to craft the satire? Repeat for each of the three texts.
3) These two texts, as well as The Handmaid's Tale, are widely accepted as expert examples of satire. What do the three have in common and what are their differences in terms of satirical theme?
For Monday and Tuesday:
1) Read AP Exam essay question (PDF) and create a scratch outline for The Handmaid's Tale. Think about this: Create an outline that you could use if you only had 40 minutes to write the essay. What would you do/write differently from your longer essay? What would you cut out or combine, etc?
2) Score each of the three AP Exam sample essays from 2009 exam Form B according to the included scoring guidelines (PDF). Prepare to discuss. (DO THIS FOR MONDAY)
3) READ AND UNDERSTAND Frankenstein Independent Reading Journals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AEO_kmscG_FWsmsgmrbKayOuJfzLAxsKlyQxm99hRd8/edit?usp=sharing
(DO THIS FOR TUESDAY)
Friday 1/30: 3D-DWI
Monday 2/2: AP EXAM SAMPLE SATIRE ESSAY
- Compare our scores AP Exam essay 2000 form B (done over weekend) to College Board scores. What are they looking for in an essay? How is this different from essays for a literature class?
- Study Questions protocol (here)
Tuesday 2/3: Short Story Unit Begins! (Day1)
- Perrine’s Chapter 1: “Reading the Story” (handout)
- Connell, “The Most Dangerous Game” (handout) and Study Questions (SQ) 4, 8 (briefly)
- Classwork (CW): listen to Billy Collins "Marginalia"; how-to margin notes (handout)
Wednesday 2/3: ShortStoryUnit (Day2)
- Jackson, “The Lottery” & SQ 4, 5, 6 (handout)
- Reaction blog post protocol (here); blog about Connell and Jackson
Thursday 2/4: ShortStoryUnit (Day 3)
- Perrine’s Chapter 2: “Plot and Structure”
- Greene, “The Destructors” & SQ 1,5 (think about #4, though, to help you)
HW: blog on "I Stand Here Ironing"; do reading and SQ for tomorrow
Friday 2/5: Short Story Unit (Day 4)
Perrine's "Characterization"; Mansfield, "Miss Brill"; SQ 6,7
Olsen, "I Stand Here Ironing;" Analyze the meaning and implications of the last two paragraphs: why won't the speaker "total it all"?