Sunday, June 3, 2012

Reflective Statement


Friday, June 1, 2012

Friday, June 1

King Lear: Finish reading all of Act 2 + pink handout that accompanies

World Lit: Due without late pass on Monday.  With late pass it is due Wednesday.  Don't forget reflective statement, word count, and works cited page.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

King Lear Reading

For those who missed class we have completed Act I and Act II Scene I.

Friday, May 25, 2012

World Literature Topics

I don't think that comments via blog/email will be as helpful as in person, so we will use most of Tuesday as a work day as well.  This means you can get your topic approved that day and those who have their topics approved can work on their outline/rd.  Don't let this stop you from working this weekend - even with an unapproved/undeveloped thesis you can still collect quotes and put them together in a meaningful way that will only aid writing a better thesis.

You still need your ID or a copy of King Lear

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Plan

Commentary:  Rough draft or fleshed out outline due tomorrow.  You may also choose to turn in a final draft tomorrow if you have been using your week wisely and are ready and want to shift your focus to your World Literature.  If you turn in a final draft tomorrow you will be excused from having to do a rough draft/outline.  Final draft for everyone else due on Tuesday.

World Literature Paper: Come to class tomorrow with a topic.  Leave class tomorrow with a thesis.  Outline or rough draft due on Wednesday the 30th.  Final draft due Friday the 1st.

King Lear: Check out book on the 29th.  Annotations due on the 8th.  Films due on the 13th and 14th.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Commentary on final passage from Antigone due on Friday (all instructions are on the assignment sheet), along with all three annotated passages.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week of May 14 - May 18

Monday: Read in SOPHOCLES the introduction to Antigone and the first part of the play (at least to page 69 and do not skip chorus) + Take notes on what you learned and what you thought about

Each night you should be tabbing quotations, patterns or anomalies that catch your attention

You should also start thinking about the cultural pieces that influence the writing. Pick one of the following and start doing some research on your topic (you do not have to print out articles but you should take notes of the things you are learning): 1. The theatre of the absurd, 2. Jean Anouilh, 3. Nazi occupation of France, 4. Vichy Regime, 5. Games in the 1940's, and 6. Jewish "Tribe".  Leave a comment by Wednesday letting me know what topic you are researching and come to class on Friday with a good solid page of notes on your topic (keep track of where your information comes from).  The groups do not have to be equally divided, pick what interests you.

Tuesday: Read Anouilh's Antigone pages 3-19 + Journal #10 (two parts - list of events + reflection): In order for you to consider character's motivations, I would like you to consider how Anouilh structures the play.  To accomplish this, outline the events in the 48 hours prior to Nurse catching Antigone sneaking in the house. After doing so, address how Anouilh explains the previous days events?  How does Anouilh's structure affect the reader's interpretation of characters, motivations, or events?

Wednesday: Read pages 20-29 + Journal #11: How has the role of the chorus changed?  What type of tone does the author use with the chorus and what words help to support your analysis?  How does the chorus comment on the tragic elements of the play?

Thursday: Read pages 30-44 + Journal #12: Anouilh bombards his audience with conflicting ideas, phrases, images..choose a set of concepts: yes vs no, ugly vs pretty, truth vs lies, illusions vs reality, dull vs color...discuss how and why Anouilh creates the tension between the contrasting ideas.

Friday: Enjoy your weekend

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday, May 11

Character Essay Due Monday

Read Oedipus the King by Sophocles + take notes on what you learned vs what you thought about (two columns - at least one complete page)

You may skip the coral odes in your reading

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Post topic sentence

1. Post your topic sentence on your blog.
2. Visit five of your classmates's blogs and give them a score on a scale of 1 to 6 (1 being "needs a lot of work" 6 being "perfect") on:

  • Accuracy
  • Insight
  • Clarity

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Blood Wedding Reading and Journals + Other Lorca Dates

Read 2.1
Journal #6: Pick one of the three prompts found below Friday's assignment

Read 2.2
Journal #7: Pick one of the three prompt found below (excluding the one you used last night)

  • Which characters appear to be miserable int he play and why?  When and how do the characters express their misery? What do the characters desire and what stops them from going after what each desires? 
  • There are a variety of youth in the second act. Why? How does Lorca use the youth to affect the themes of the play?
  • When and how does Lorca break the fourth wall (google the term)?  What is the affect of reminding the reader that the events on the stage are not real? 
Read 3.1
Journal #8: How does the set change between acts and what effect does the set have on the atmosphere? 

Read 3.2
Journal #9: Create a list of themes that Lorca creates in the play.

On Tuesday: Performances
On Thursday: Supervised Writing
On Friday: Character Paper Due