Today's warm-up should be a little bit fun!  You've survived your first full week of your senior year, so let's lighten up the mood.  :-)  Stereotypically, teachers ask you to write about what you did over summer vacation at some point during the first few days of school.  We're going to play off that--today, you will spend your warm-up time (let's try 7 minutes this time!) writing about the things you DISLIKED about summer vacation.  What went wrong?  What did you hope to do but didn't?  We are not trying to dwell on the negative, but hopefully to make light of those situations now that we have gone through them. 

REMEMBER:  During free writing time, your pen or pencil should be moving the ENTIRE time.  If you are stumped, write the same thing you just wrote until you come up with something to say.
Good morning!

Today's discussion is going to center around the intertextuality of the two short stories we read ("The Yellow Wallpaper" and "The Story of an Hour").  Looking back on your own careers as readers, where else have you seen archetypes, intertextuality and the idea that there is only one story come into play?  What works (books, short stories, plays, films) come to mind when we talk about these subjects?  Do you remember an "Aha" moment when you realized everything is connected?  Describe your previous experiences with intertextuality.
Good morning!  Today we will forego our Warm-Up because as soon as Miss Lamb takes attendance, we will head to the gym for Senior Orientation.  You can leave your belongings in the classroom, as we will be returning before the end of the hour.   
In keeping with the spirit of Short Story Boot Camp, today's Warm-Up will focus on irony.  In Chapter 26 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas Foster alludes to the fact that there are different types of irony.  Answer the following questions about the three types and Foster's opinion.

1.  What is verbal irony?
2.  What is dramatic irony?
3.  What is situational irony?
4.  Why do you think that Foster chooses not to distinguish between the three types?  What is the purpose of this ambiguity?

Verbal Irony:  when a speaker's literal words (and their surface meaning) are at odds with his or her actual meaning (i.e. sarcasm)
Dramatic Irony:  when a character naively speaks what he/she believes to be the truth, and/or act on what he/she believes to be the truth, while the audience knows that he/she has got it all wrong
Situational Irony:  a difference between the expection of what is going to happen and the acutal events, or a difference between a character's intention and the actual results

Other types of irony: 
Cosmic Irony:  divine forces conspire against human beings to destroy them
Structural Irony:  the structure of the work is ironic--i.e. when the first person narrator is made to say things against his or her true beliefs
    1. A thing that represents or stands for something else, esp. a material object representing something abstract
    2. A mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g., the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation
    3. A shape or sign used to represent something such as an organization, e.g., a red cross or a Star of David
 : an authoritative summary of faith or doctrine : creed
2  : something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance; especially : a visible sign of something invisible
3  : an arbitrary or conventional sign used in writing or printing relating to a particular field to represent operations, quantities, elements, relations, or qualities
: an object or act representing something in the unconscious mind that has been repressed
: an act, sound, or object having cultural significance and the capacity to excite or objectify a response

The above definitions were taken from and  In referencing literary symbols, how to these definitions work together or exclude one another?  Is a symbol different from a literary symbol?  What is your definition of a literary symbol?

Is your name tent on your table?

In keeping with the theme of getting to know one another, today's Warm-Up involves creating a symbol for yourself.  On the white squares Miss Lamb gave you as you entered class, you will illustrate an image to represent yourself.  Try not to pick the most obvious (i.e. a football for a football player or a music note for a musician).  

Guidelines for Symbol Cards:
  • Choose and illustrate one image to represent your identity
  • Your image can be simple or elaborate
  • Your symbol must occupy only one side of the card
  • Try to be creative and neat--i.e. EFFORT
  • Your name goes on the back of the card

These cards will hang in the hallway outside of our class, so please keep that in mind as you work on your creation.
GOOD MORNING!  Welcome to Miss Lamb's Class!  

We will begin each day with a Warm-Up activity.  Your Warm-Up will either be on the SmartBoard, one of the white boards, or a slip of paper.  You are to begin working on it BEFORE the bell rings to be counted on time.  You should keep a special section of your AP-Lit Binder for Warm-Ups.

Today's Warm Up is a little different though...

What you need to do today, is line up in alphabetical order by your first names.

Not only must you remember your alphabet and try to determine your classmates' names, you must also do it WITHOUT TALKING.

Ready, set, GO!