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

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