Monday-Tuesday, April 8-9:
Heart of Darkness Literary Criticism Webquest - Work in Writer's Work Bench

Additional Resources:
Literary Criticism Dictionary:
http://www.library.utoronto.ca/utel/glossary/headerindex.html

Psychoanalytic Criticism: 
http://www1.assumption.edu/users/ady/hhgateway/gateway/Psychapp.html
http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/psychcrit.html

Post-Colonial Criticism:
http://brocku.ca/english/courses/4F70/postcol.php

Reader Response Criticism:
http://www2.cnr.edu/home/bmcmanus/readercrit.html

Feminist Criticism:
http://classiclit.about.com/od/literaryterms/g/aa_feminist.htm

Wednesday, April 10:
Heart of Darkness Book II Due
Begin discussion of HoD as racist novel

Thursday, April 11:
Listen to or watch: 
Chinua Achebe's NPR Interview http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113835207
TEDTalk:  Don't Misrepresent Africa http://www.ted.com/talks/leslie_dodson_don_t_misrepresent_africa.html
TEDTalk:  The Danger of a Single Story http://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_adichie_the_danger_of_a_single_story.html
TEDTalk: http://www.ted.com/talks/chris_abani_on_the_stories_of_africa.html (WARNING:  Foul language used at the beginning of the clip.  DO NOT watch if you are easily offended.)

Friday, April 12:
Read and answer questions to "How to Write About Africa"


 
 
Monday:
Last week wrap up:  Sonnet notes and practice, justice essay, finish Chapter 8 multiple choice, red room close reading

Tuesday:
Jane Eyre: Introduce Symbol Project

Wednesday:
Jane Eyre:  Computer Lab:  Online discussion posts, symbol presentation

Thursday:
Sonnet Project-Due February 28

Friday:
Jane Eyre:  Chapters 16-26 DUE (Quiz, Discussion, Reading)
 
 
Monday:
Jane Eyre:  Finish Chapters 1-10 Quiz, Miss Victorian England Pagaent, Jane Eyre as Victorian Woman

Tuesday:
Jane Eyre:  Block Party, Discuss Chapters 1 and 2 (Red Room Analysis, Close Reading)

Wednesday:
Jane Eyre: Finish Chapter 2 Discussion and Activity

Thursday:
Sonnets:  Presentation and notes

Friday:
Jane Eyre:  Chapter 8 Multiple Choice, Chapter 2 Close Reading/Essay Outline
 
 
Monday:
Elements of Gothic Literature: 
Notes
Passage Analysis

Tuesday:
Elements of Gothic Literature:
Finish passage analysis
The Tell Tale Heart

Wednesday: 
Women in Victorian Literature
Gallery Walk

Thursday: 
Finish Women in Victorian Literature Gallery Walk
Chapters 1-10 Quiz

Friday:
Jane Eyre Discussion

Most of the information for the Gallery Walk is from www.victorianweb.org.  It is an EXCELLENT resource!
victorian_women_gallery_walk.pdf
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You've finally made it to the last week of Miss Lamb's Super-Intense Writing Boot Camp!  We will re-write 1 essay this week, examine some sample essays, and then write 1 new essay.  Not too bad! :-)

TUESDAY:  
Analyze Belinda passage (Turn prompt into question; Answer question); grade sample Belinda essays

WEDNESDAY: 
Rewrite Belinda essays; peer grade

THURSDAY:
Review AP Exam Q3 prompts and sample essays

FRIDAY:
Write Q3 essay

REMEMBER:  We will begin discussing Jane Eyre next wee
 
 
Writing Boot Camp Week Two:  Prose Passage Analysis

Monday:  Review Dickinson/Frost Dark/Night essays, begin analyzing 2006 Q2
Tuesday:  Continue 2006 Q2 passage
Wednesday:  Write 2006 Q2 Essay
Thursday:  Peer grade 2006 Q2 Essay
Friday:  Write prose essay
 
 
Hello!  Welcome to the beginning of your last semester of high school!  Shed a tear, celebrate, shrug your shoulders--however you choose to respond, know that we will be buckling down to prepare you for the AP exam in May or your college English/composition courses!  

Here is this week's schedule:

Monday:  Analyze prompt, making graphic organizer
Tuesday:  Examine and score sample essays, go over prompt
Wednesday:  Write essay
Thursday:  Research Paper Review!  (Finally, right?)
Friday:  AP Poetry Prompt
 
 
Today we will go over the requirements for your research paper, which is due TOMORROW!



Research Paper Check List

Please turn in the items below in the order listed.  Miss Lamb will have paper clips, staples, etc.
¨  Research paper w/Works Cited (stapled)
¨  Extra Works Cited
¨  Annotated Bibliography¨  Copies of 2 artifacts if poem, song, painting, photograph, etc.

After this, we will return to our discussion of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.  As we read, look for 1 sentence to embody the existential idea you were assigned yesterday!

 
 
As we read R&G today, we will be looking for elements of existentialism.
 
 
We will start today with two multiple choice practices from R&G.  We will complete them with a time limit first, and then we will go over them together, finding textual evidence for every question.

Then, back to reading!  :-)