Modern Literature

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1/11/18 - Midterms begin on Thursday. (Make sure you know your literary terms.)

We are holding a Socratic Seminar on Tuesday. Prepare by researching what is better for students to learn from in English classes, classic literature or contemporary literature. Read article, take notes, be prepared for a comprehensive conversation.

12/19/17 Finish Last Days of Summer for Thursday

12/12/17 Read Last Days of Summer up to page 210

12/8/17  You should be up to at least page 110 in your Last Days of Summer novel

11/9/17 We are finishing Mockingjay. We began part 3 today and are reading chapter 19, 20 & 21
11/13 - Read chapters 22 & 23
11/14 - Read chapters 24 & 25
11/15 - Read chapters 26 & 27
When you have finished reading you will begin working on your literary analysis -thematic essay. Due 11/27. We will have class time to work on 11/20 & 11/21

We are reading chapter 15 on Monday in Mockingjay. (We will read chapters 16 & 17 Tuesday) Be sure you are caught up. 
Grades close soon. Be sure you revised critique is handed in!

10/11/17 - Make sure I have your revised critique and rough drafts. Read through chapter 8.

10/5/17 - Read through chapter 7 and answer questions.

9/28/17 - Finish reading chapters 3, 4 and 5 in Mockingjay

9/14/17 - Finish up your CRITIQUES of "The Hunger Games" - Due on Monday!


Critique Outline
Critique How To Outline

I.                    Hook the reader in
A.    Write a summary of the piece
                                                               i.      Include title, author/director and when it was created (if relevant)
                                                             ii.      Main ideas only, no details
B.     Thesis – (For what higher purpose did the writer/director create this piece of content?)
II.                 Analysis
A.    Did the creator of piece achieve his or her purpose?
B.     How? Analyze using details.
                                                               i.      Explain piece in greater detail using your unique POV.
C.    Discuss main ideas
D.    Use quotes or evidence from the piece to support your analysis
III.               Evaluation
A.    Personal thoughts on piece
B.     Any connections you can make?
C.    Tie back in with thesis statement/purpose
                                                               i.      Significance for readers/viewers or society
D.    End with an a’ha statement to leave the reader thinking 



BLIZZARD BAG  Journal entry - Let's explore our thoughts regarding fear.  Write a comprehensive journal entry. Use the following questions as a jumping off point. Follow your thoughts wherever they may go. Create imagery and use your senses.  Is fear always a negative feeling? Are there any instances where fear may be positive? When have you experienced fear? Was it all negative, was there any positive?
Explain how you feel about fear.

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