Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 8, 9/30-10/4

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1 – due Thursday, 10/3
  • Feminist critical analysis essay – due Friday, 10/4 after two lab days
  • Research – six primary quote cards – due Monday, 10/7 by the end of class

Monday, 9/30:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1 – due Thursday
  • Introduce Feminist Criticism – Springboard pp 138-139
  • View Bechdel Test
  • View clip from Legally Blonde – Springboard p 139

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, 10/1:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1
  • Read/analyze Chaucer’s “Wife of Bath’s Tale” from this feminist perspective

Wednesday, 10/2:

  • Vocabulary Journal 1
  • Continue study of Feminist Criticism – read a feminist criticism pages 140-141 Springboard, “Cinderella, the Legend”
  • Read “Story of an Hour” and “The Chaser” pp 169-175
  • Review EA2 requirements and rubric

Thursday – Friday, 10/3-10/4:

  • Work in the computer lab to compose analytical essay from feminist perspective – due by the end of lab time on Friday, 10/4

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 7, 9/16 – 9/20

Deadlines and Due Dates:

  • CTales – Table for Twelve due on Monday, 9/16
  • Vocabulary Journal I – due on Wednesday, 10/3
  • Six primary source note cards due on Friday, 10/4

Monday, 9/16:

  • Finish CTales – Table for Twelve – in lab 113

Tuesday, 9/17:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 3 + Choosing the Right Word activities
  • Class time to work on vocab journals

Wednesday, 9/18:

  • Vocab unit 3 – Synonyms/Antonyms & Completing the Sentence
  • Vocab journals
  • Begin viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales

Thursday, 9/19:

  • Vocab journals
  • Continue viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales

Friday, 9/20:

  • Finish viewing/analyzing A Knight’s Tale with a study in anachronisms and comparing to CTales
  • Independent reading time – novel for research

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 6, 9/9 – 9/13

Deadlines and Due Dates:

  • CTales – Table for Twelve due on Thursday, 9/12 – after two lab days
  • Vocabulary Journal I – due on Wednesday, 10/3

Monday, 9/9:

  • Intro vocabulary unit 2 + Choosing the Right Word activities
  • Continue reading/analyzing the characters in “The General Prologue” of the Canterbury Tales

Tuesday, 9/10:

  • Vocab unit 2 – Synonyms/Antonyms & Completing the Sentence
  • Finish reading/analyzing the characters in “The General Prologue” of the Canterbury Tales

Wednesday – Thursday, 9/11 -9/12:

Friday, 9/13:

  • Independent reading day – novel for research

Brit. Lit./Comp., Week 5, 9/3-9/6

Deadlines/Due Dates:

  • Thesis/Claim statements due Wednesday, 9/4

 

Tuesday, 9/3:

  • In the Media Center to do research on novels
  • Formulate thesis/claim statement due on Wednesday

Wednesday, 9/4:

  • In the Media Center to do research on novels
  • Thesis/claim due by the end of class

Thursday, 9/5:

  • Vocabulary Unit 1 – Complete the Sentence
  • C. Tales intro and medieval community – via PPT
  • Begin reading/analyzing Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Friday, 9/6:

  • Reading day for research novel