Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review of Romantic Poetry

Agenda:
-"Ode on a Grecian Urn" Reading + Text Mark-Up
-Keats pair work-->whole class
-Midterm Review + Comments


Homework:
-AP Response due next Friday

Friday, January 18, 2013

Midterm Review Discussion

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Midterm Review Sheet
-Discussion of Part 4

  • Honors--Courtly Love/Open Book
  • AP--Essay 3 Sample/Closed Book



Homework:
-Study for your midterm
-Honors: Read the courtly love handout http://cla.calpoly.edu/~dschwart/engl513/courtly/courtly.htm

-AP: Complete the book outline for your chosen book

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Canterbury Tales Exam

Agenda--
-Vocab
-Canterbury Tales Exam
-Wordsworth handout

Homework--
-Responses will be due tomorrow
-Finish your Wordsworth packet (you need to be prepared to participate tomorrow)
-Vocab Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

AP/Honors English

Today, we reviewed how to create a well-written free response.  Homework remains the same with the addition of the Wordsworth packet, which you will need to read for Thursday.  Chaucer test is now Thursday as well.

Friday, January 11, 2013

British Romantics

Agenda:
-Vocab (Narration, Chilblains)
-Vocab Quiz
-Notes (Romanticism in Britain)
-Notes (William Blake)

Homework:
-Read starred selections of Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience
-Blake Response on the Chimney Sweeper Poems Due Friday

  • How do the two different poems work together to create meaning for the audience
  • I DO NOT want a compare/contrast essay

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Everyman

Agenda:
-Bell Work (Mood, Paradox)
-Notes on Morality Plays
-Viewing of Everyman--http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkM8v0m3URg


Homework:
-AP Packet for tomorrow
-Vocab Quiz tomorrow
-Test on Chaucer & Everyman on Wed.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Canterbury Concluded


Agenda:
-Bell Work (Metonymy; Byrnie)
-Freewrite (What is Chaucer's message about women in "The Wife of Bath's Tale")
-Discussion of "The Pardoner's Tale"

  • Exemplum--moral anecdote used to illustrate a point
  • Allegory (see your notes packet)
    • Naive Allegory--Contains 1-dimensional characters
    • Both are really good for provided a more concrete illustration of difficult concepts
    • Often used in Medieval sermons 

Homework:
-AP MC Packet
-Vocab Quiz coming up on Friday

Monday, January 7, 2013

Book Circle

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Discussion of immanence: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immanence
Example: "The true immanence of her altruism made her character all the more astounding"
"Her immanent altruism was obvious in her good works"
-Discussion of "The Miller's Tale" (fabliaux) and "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

Homework:
-Vocab Test Friday
-AP Packet due Friday
-Review "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Pardoner's Tale"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Multiple Choice Answers

Answers to the Thanksgiving Break Multiple Choice

1--E
2--B
3--A
4--D
5--E
6--C
7--B
8--B
9--A
10--D
11--E
12--D
13--E
14--C
15--E
16--D
17--B
18--C
19--A
20--B
21--E
22--D
23--E
24--C
25--D
26--C
27--A
28--A
29--B
30--A
31--B
32--E
33--C
34--B
35--A
36--C
37--D
38--C
39--E
40--A
41--B
42--D
43--E
44--B
45--C
46--A

Characterization in Canterbury

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-DAR Scholarship Voting
-Character Gallery

Homework:
-AP: Explain why the answers to the MC questions are what they are.  This may involve Googling definitions and looking back at the passages.  You should not write a novel, but your explanations should be clear.  Due: Next Friday

-Read "The Pardoner's Tale"

-Complete the character chart for the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, and the Miller

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Motley Crew

Agenda:
*Chaucer Review Game (Hint: You will need to know these things)
*Characterization Illustrations

  • Similar to Grendel
  • Include humors/physiognomy
  • Is your character satirized?  What type of satire is included?

Homework:
*Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale"
*Finish your character drawing
*Study for your quiz (tomorrow!)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Iambic Pentameter Review and Humors

Agenda--
-Bell work (invective, compensations)
-Review of Iambic Pentameter
-Practice Lines
-Medicine in Medieval England: Humors

Homework--
-Read "The Miller's Tale"
-Bonus: Personality Quiz http://www.fisheaters.com/quiz1.html
-Vocab Quiz Friday (make sure to review your words from before break)!