This week we will continue to explore Volume II of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. We will have a Literature Circle on Wednesday to discuss the text in depth. Please make sure you are reading and annotating the text. Come to class on Wednesday with your role prepared for your meeting.
We will also prep for the AP Lit exam through a competition using questions from previous exams, Free Response essay evaluation and an introduction to the Give Me FIVE strategy.
Tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 3:45-5:00 pm weekly in room 1002.
Monday: An Anatomy of an Academic Journal
Tuesday: 1600s Critical Responses to Frankenstein/Reading and Preparing for Literature Circles
Wednesday: Literature Circles on Volume II
Thursday: AP Lit Exam Poetry Practice/Blind Self-Grading of AP Essays
Friday: Writing Workshop – Paired prompt breakdown and Give Me Five Literary Elements
Last week, we began exploring the Mary Shelley novel, Frankenstein. Building upon our knowledge of the letters we will explore Chapters 1-8 this week. Please keep in mind the reading schedule listed below and govern yourselves accordingly. We will explore supplemental texts this week including: Prometheus by Lord Byron, The Creation story in Genesis, The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad and From Paradise Lost.
Monday - Pinwheel Discussions of Chapters 1-3
Tuesday - Parallel Exploration of The Fourth Voyage of Sinbad; Modeling of Chapter 4 Annotations of Frankenstein
Wednesday - Lit Circle explorations of Prometheus by Lord Byron, The Creation Story of Genesis and From Paradise Lost
Thursday - Prose AP Literature Study
Friday - Socratic Seminar of Chapters 5-8
This week, we will continue our study of Othello. We will finish the reading of the play this week and watch a movie adaptation of the work. You will need to pay attention to our study. You will have an exam over this play on Monday October 8, 2018.
WATCH A PLAY OR MOVIE:
Your parallel reading assignment for this unit, is to watch or read another play and make comparisons to our study of Othello in an analytical essay. An analytical essay means you will need to present some type of argument, or claim, about what you are analyzing. To do this, you must break the topic down into parts and provide evidence, either from the text/film or from your own research, that supports your claim. The essay will be in MLA format (please see attached Word document) and will focus on one aspect of both plays like characterization, author's style, themes etc.
You may choose the play you would like to watch or read. It could be Shakespeare or something else entirely. If you have questions about what to watch please see me BEFORE the assignment due date to discuss your options.
DUE BY THURS OCT 11, 2018 BY MIDNIGHT
We will begin reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in class on Monday October 15th. Scholars should purchase this text and have it available to read in class. This work includes a copy of the text and several academic articles that we will read analyze.
Where can I purchase this book?
The publisher WW. Norton offers this book in various formats including an electronic copy http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=21895
Monday: Othello Act 2 Learning Stations
Tuesday: Othello Act 3/4
Wednesday: Othello Act 4/ 5
Thursday: Othello Movie comparison
Friday: Othello Movie Comparison/The Jealousy Project