Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 7, 9/17-9/21

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Feminist critical analysis essay – due Friday, 9/21 after three lab days

Monday, 9/17:

  • Introduce Medieval England, Chaucer and Canterbury Tales
  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read/analyze characters from “The General Prologue”+ Read/analyze Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” from this feminist perspective

Learning Goals and Standards:  Closely read and analyze Chaucer’s Medieval work from a feminist criticism perspective. Trace a series of ideas in a complex text in order to explain how an author develops an argument. Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period as reflected in the literature. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting the literature. Evaluate Chaucer’s use of a strong female character in the Wife of Bath. ELAGSE11-12RI7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Tuesday, 9/18:

  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – Read “Story of an Hour” and “The Chaser” pp 169-175
  • Review EA2 requirements and rubric

Wednesday – Friday, 9/19-9/21:

  • Work in the computer lab to compose analytical essay from feminist perspective – due by the end of lab time on Friday, 9/21

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 6, September 10-14

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Research – Six primary quote cards (4×6) due by end of reading day on Friday, 9/14
  • Feminist Criticism Essay – due on Friday, 9/21

Monday-Tuesday, 9/10-9/11:

  • Intro Vocabulary Unit 2 + excercises
  • Share Argumentative Photo Essays

Wednesday, 9/12:

  • Continue vocabulary unit 2 exercises
  • Springboard – Unit 2 Overview: Unpack Embedded Assessment 2
  • Discuss Feminist Criticism – pages 138 – 139
  • View Legally Blonde film clip – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyv20R-k3aY
  • Answer questions on page 139 after first and second viewing of clip

Learning Goals and Standards:  Develop and apply an understanding of key concepts and vocabulary for the study of Feminist Criticism. ELAGSE11-12RI7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Thursday, 9/13:

  • Continue vocabulary unit 2 exercises
  • Springboard – pages 140-144 – Read “Cinderella, the Legend,” and complete all activities (marking Feminist Criticism, allusions, etc.)
  • Compare this to the previous film clip from Legally Blonde

Learning Goals and Standards:  Closely read and analyze a work of Feminist Criticism. Trace a series of ideas in a complex text in order to explain how an author develops an argument. ELAGSE11-12RI7:Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Friday, 9/14:

  • Reading Day – novel for research – Six 4×6 Quote cards due today by the end of class.
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 5, September 4 – 7

Deadlines/Due Dates:

Thursday, 9/6 – Thesis/Claim Statement due for Research Paper

Monday, 9/10 – Present Argumentative Photo Essays

Tuesday, 9/4:

  • In lab 208 – 45 minutes Seniors meet with counselors
  • In lab 208 – Finish argumentative photo essays with rationales

Wednesday – Thursday, 9/5-9/6:

  • In the Media Center (Learning Commons) to develop thesis/claim statements for research. – Due by end of class on Thursday, 9/6

Friday, 9/7:

  • Reading Day – novel for research
  • Independent Reading – LG’s for Research: Read/analyze to incorporate primary source quotes and begin to develop support for the argument for my paper. Identify evidence of literary techniques and structures as a basis for interpreting my research novel: CEI = Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. Standards: ELAGSE11-12RL2: Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. ELAGSE11-12RL10: Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, independently and proficiently.