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A year of reading literature from around the world, and writing about the lessons we can learn from it.
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Journal #19 1-11-11 Bell Work
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As you look towards the end of the year, what things do you want to do between now and when you say farewell to Holy Names?
What do you want to do to prepare yourself for life after high school?
What do you want to do to complete your experience here? What business do you need finished?
Journal #20 1-18-11 Bell Work
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What does it mean to be a man?
What does it mean to be a woman?
Where do you get these ideas? Do you agree with them? What if anything would you change about people’s perceptions of being a woman? Or being man?
You will be graded on this in your participation grade. . and writing style Honor is the reward of virtue. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.Journal #21 1-25-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.Marcus Tullius Cicero What is your idea of honor? How do you define it? In school? In your personal life? In your relationships? In your responsibilities? Do you try to live up to it? How well do you do? Do those around you live up to it? .
and writing style What do you think are your best attributes? What do you find attractive about yourself? What would you like others to find attractive about you? What. would you change about yourself. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. If it’s too hard to answer about yourself. then you may write about someone else you find attractive (platonically) and describe their attributes instead. on the outside or inside. . Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. if anything.Journal #22 2-1-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.
Describe it in as much detail as possible. Why was it significant? . You will be graded on this in your participation grade.Journal #23 2-8-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. and writing style Describe the most significant celebration you’ve ever had. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.
write about your plans for this weekend. .Journal #24 2-15-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. If you can’t think of anything. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and writing style Write about anything you want for five minutes. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.
Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Take out a pen and be ready to use the graphic organizer on your desk. and writing style Please take out your anthology and prepare to review literature for your midterm.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. .
What advice do you give them to understand our country’s culture and how they can succeed in it.Journal #25 2-22-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. if any. . What. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. warnings would you give them. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and writing style Write a letter to a recent immigrant to the United States.
Journal #26 3-1-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. Describe what’s in your project so far. and what you think it says about your topic. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and writing style Write an informal ―Dear Reader‖ to your audience of your MG Project. What have you learned about your topic and what new insights do you have about it? What do you hope the audience understands better as a result of reading your project? .
and writing style What are your impressions of your independent reading book? Why did you choose it? What are you interested in learning from it? Which of the four roles described do you think will be the easiest for you.Journal #27 3-15-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and which will be the hardest/least interesting? .
Journal #29 3-29-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. and writing style Write about your long weekend. make things up! . Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. If it was boring. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.
Why would this be your preferred choice? What would you do if you had this superpower? Would there be any aspect of your life that would remain the same? . and writing style Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.Journal #28 3-22-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.
and writing style What do you remember about your childhood dreams? What did you want to do with your life when you were little? What do these goals say about you as a person? Do you think this is still true about you? .Journal #30 4-05-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.
You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.Journal #31 4-12-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. and writing style What do you think the major themes of your independent reading book are? What do you think the major arguments or lessons are from the story? Us specifics to support. .
You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and make sure to develop it with details. 2. and writing style Write a story to support one of the following six word memoirs. 1. I miss all my imaginary friends. 6. 4. 3. 5. Personally I just blame the hormones. . It is very very very complicated. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. Bring to life a scene that illustrates this. My brain is a box of crayons. Finally learned weird is a compliment.Journal #33 5-10-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.We're the family you gossip about.
. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and writing style What are your plans for the day after school? How will you commemorate your biggest accomplishment to date? Are these related to your summer plans? Do you have summer plans already? What are your thoughts as your future stretches before you.Journal #34 5-17-11 Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.
I'm still scared of a B+I t is very very very complicated.I quit. If not through whispers.Life's full of awkward turtle moments. You're not invited. I don't rock. in texts. My bran is a box of crayons. Hoping your jealous of my shoes. Personally I just blame the hormones. Aspiration: Colonize Mars.Finally learned weird is a compliment.Mom just revoked my creative license. foolishly chose college. I never got my Hogwarts Letter. I miss all my imaginary friends.Considered joining circus. Finally learned weird is a compliment. Guitar Hero lies. I would have.My bran is a box of crayons. I live bigger than your labels. My life is based upon lies. Staring upward pretending to be elsewhere. You never asked. Hair's pink to piss you off. My diary is read by everyone. Staring upward pretending to be elsewhere. We're the family you gossip about. . I can be my own hero.I've written a lot of beginnings. Note to boys . But I'm working on my endings.
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You will be graded on this in your participation grade.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. Multi-Genre Research Project 1-20-11 Please get out a piece of paper and answer the following questions on your chosen topic. can you think of any other types of writing you might want to include in your project? . What do you know about your subject? Why are you interested in this topic? What do you want to know about your subject? Does this topic relate to you at all? What are some questions you might ask about your topic? Where do you think you might get information about your topic? Beyond your research paper.
The Things They Carried Please get out a piece of paper Bell Work should begin and prepare to do some notes at the bell and is done and quotes.Bell Work quietly. . You will be graded on this in your participation grade.
body and conclusion. and writing style Kiss of the Spider Woman Prompt 1-27-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write about the prompt for Kiss of the Spider Woman. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. . This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.
.Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig Choose either the character of Valentin or Molina and write about their sense of honor. Again. this essay should be a minimum of three paragraphs with an introduction and concluding paragraphs. What does it mean to them. Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Author’s Argument -Analyzing Character Development -Visualize What You Read Make sure your thesis clearly articulates what each character thinks it means to do the right thing. to do the right thing.
Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig Character or Argument Essay How does Puig juxtapose Molina and Valentin’s difference senses of honor? Your thesis can be about the difference between them or the effect of this difference. . Min 2 1/2 pages Intro. body conclusions. Or Choose either Molena and Valentin and trace how the character develops/changes/ evolves through the play. Remember your writing goals. You may instead choose how their perception of the other character changes instead.
. body and conclusion. and writing style Another Evening at the Club Prompt 2-10-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write about the prompt for Another Evening at the Club This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.
. and writing style Please fill out your participation rubric for February at the bell.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.
Please include at least two quotes to support.Another Evening at the Club Alifa Rifaat In Class Prompt Please write on one of the following ideas in a three paragraph essay. What is the author’s argument? 2. How does the author’s description of the cultural context set up the author’s story or help us understand the story better? . To what effect does the author use style in her story? 3. Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an author’s style -Analyzing an author’s argument 1.
and writing style Personal Essay Prompt 2-17-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write a short essay on a choice of two personal topics. body and conclusion. . You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro.
Include your thesis and continue with a concise explanation with specifics. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. . and writing style Research Essay Prompt 3-17-11 Please take out a piece of paper and write a short (3 paragraph) expository essay describing your research paper. In academic terms this is called an ―abstract‖.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly.
You will be graded on this in your participation grade.Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. . and writing style Research Essay Rubric Review 3-24-11 Please get your research paper rubric out from your folders.
and writing style . how her/his perception of self Lit Prompts are worth 10 has changed. changed by the end of the story. You will be sense of how the character graded on this in your lands at the end of the story and participation grade.Bell Work 4-14-11 Character Development Prompt Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done Your prompt should include a quietly. or how his/her pts and are graded on actions or thoughts have thoroughness of answer.
Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. . -Conclusion -relating it to the story or life in general. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. and writing style The Yellow Wallpaper Prompt This should be in a structured format that includes the following: -Introduction with a thesis have an idea about what you believe Gillman’s argument is. -Support these with specifics from the story.
Kate LettaJoe Grace Haroun 2.Lit Circles 1.Tram Kaiya Samurai's Garden 3.Brenda Carolyn Sarah Jasmine 8. Brea Miko Like Water 5. Samfe Nicole Like Water 6.Mhyls Toni Karae Like Water 7.Taylor JeriAna Lily Like Water 4.Sam A.Laura Sam B.Samari Marah Tram Jasmine .
Read independently for fifteen minutes 2. . Be ready to discuss these things with your group. Metaphors. Prepare for you discussion by thinking about the following questions How do you see the author starting out his/her book? How does it start? With action? Description? How does the author set the scene? Who? What? When? Where? What does he/she choose to tell us at the front? What does this tell you about the style of the novel? Images.Lit Circle Beginnings 1. Sentence Types (Syntax) How does this predict to you about what the novel will be like? What words do you particularly notice? 3. Langage (Diction). Tone. Similes.
If you are reading ―The Guest‖ please write your one page response on the character question provided for you lit circle book. Discuss the findings of you individual roles. Make sure to do housekeeping and assign roles and pages for the next week.Lit Circle Part 1 1. 3. . Make sure you’re using the text and being a good participant in the discussion. 2. Discuss your questions in your lit circle.
What unsuccessful experience or hardship have you experienced. and what did you learn from it? . music. What piece of art. Please include at least two specific pieces of evidences. literature has opened your eyes or taught you something? What did it teach you? Please include: -Intro paragraph -One or more body paragraphs -Conclusion Or 2.Personal Essay Pre Write In-Class Prompt Please write on one of the following ideas in a three paragraph essay. 1.
What piece of art. literature has opened your eyes or taught you something? 2. Topic Options: 1. music. What unsuccessful experience or hardship have you experienced. Include multiple specifics and make sure to develop them with analysis or interpretation. and what did you learn from it? Please include: -Intro paragraph -3 or more body paragraphs -Conclusion .Personal Essay Due February 24th Please choose one of the topics offered in the prewrite and write a personal essay (two page minimum).
Intro Paragraph Provide opening lines that draw reader in. Topic Sentence: Kafka shows the idea that Gregor doesn’t think his life is important by his never thinking of himself.Please consider using the following format which will ensure that you meet all of the requirements of the prompt. (I. conversation. In Kafka’s Metamorphosis. speech. relating your thesis to larger ideas in the story or life.e another example of this is…) Transition: Even as it becomes clear that Gregor’s own family doesn’t care about him. he still cares more about them than he does his own life. Body Paragraph • Introduce paragraph with topic sentence that introduces first evidence. Thesis: I. Provide a specific (or a quote) including the scene and lines.e. 3. 6. what this means is…) 4. etc. the ease with which Gregor gives up his life at the end of the story shows that he thought his life was important to begin with. 2. Transition to next quote or give another reason why. action. . and include your final thoughts. Provide background information necessary (at least author and text reference) State your thesis and make sure it is specific and clear. 5. Analyze (interpret) to show how this supports your thesis. Concluding Paragraph (3 sentences) Restate thesis.e. Include second specific instance or quote to support. A specific is a statement. (I. Analyze specific instance to show how this supports thesis.
–Tenzin Gyatso. the 14th Dalai Lama . both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without light A place of refuge for those who lack shelter And a servant to all in need.May I become at all times.
the 14th Dalai Lama . both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without light A place of refuge for those who lack shelter And a servant to all in need. –Tenzin Gyatso.May I become at all times.
Finally. Students need both guided practice in class and independent practice at home. The task overload can cause children ―burn out‖. In conclusion. a 1st grader would receive 10 minutes of homework per night. Students.IS HOMEWORK REALLY NECESSARY? Homework is an important part of the learning process in school. Some students. giving students time at home to finish work keeps them from falling behind. From north to south. and learn more! And do not complain. Another reason for homework is that it provides time to complete longer assignments. there is a positive correlation between the amount of work done at the achievement of students. the ideal composition process allows time for students to think and to reflect on their ideas. even though. For example. 9th grader. do your daily homework. . Students who do their homework daily are prepared for tests and make better grades. under this system. How about answering the following question: How much amount of task is required? A review of more than 60 research studies showed that. make better grades. and from east to west school classes are too short to teach a new concept and practice it sufficiently for students to master. whilst grade fifth students would get 50 minutes worth. sometimes it is time wasting and busy work at home that does not guarantee an effective learning. but it also guarantees constant review and provides time for longer assignments. it was launched a ―10-minute rule‖. since all students do not work at the same speed. reports and special projects often require research that cannot always be done at school. the commonly accepted practice of allocating 10 minutes of homework per day per grade level. the most important reason for homework is that it ensures to review new material and old material by practicing in daily assignments. The synthesis of the investigation also revealed that an excess of tasks can be extremely counterproductive. as well as time to revise and to proofread their writing. In addition. as well as additional time for students who need it. For example.90 minutes of homework and so on. however has the capacity of doing homework in less time. within certain limits. likewise a persuasive essay. not only is homework essential to mastering new skills and maintaining previously learned skills. Supported by research. Also. One reason is that homework gives students additional practice of skills covered in class.
Bell Work Vocab Lesson 13 Please have your books out and be ready to correct at the bell. .
Bell Work Vocab Lesson 13 Review Please have your books and a piece of paper out to prepare for Vocab Review .
Lit Circles We will be meeting and discussing novels over the next four weeks. .
She was a neophyte to football. He accosted me outside the supermarket to sign a petition for human rights in Tibet. The elementary production of Rent was a travesty because they cut all of the naughty parts out to make it age appropriate. . I saw the students asking questions but realized they were temporizing because the quiz was next. the teacher thought it incumbent on her to give him the bad news about his grade. He just thought the feckless girl should have have gone to college. The teacher’s idiosyncratic manner of spitting when she spoke excitedly caused students to opt for the back row. Her overt attempt to copy off my paper made me feel sorry for her and her future. but she had studied up in order to impress the quarterback because she really wanted to be prom queen. Distraught by his insulting attitude. so he quickly looked up a synopsis on his Iphone to impress his girlfriend. She tried to impress him with the verbiage she had learned from her new job at Jamba Juice. Some think vocabulary is an esoteric discipline.Some feel that largesse amongst privilege upper class people ends up being more condescending than helpful. He was not able to glean the meaning of the foreign film. but we are judged by the words we use more than we realize.
First Personal Essay
What does it mean to end well?
Finishing well means ______________ and to do this I must _______________ .
3 Paragraph Essay
Intro At least one body paragraph Conclusion
Something something. (NO INTRO) I have officially gotten to the age where I am conscious of the fact that life is not forever. Not that, I am looking forward to dying, but the truth is I am aware of the fact that my life is passing faster than I ever imagined possible. This puts me in mind of the fact that more than anything, I would like to finish life well. (MIDDLE PART KIND OF OBVIOUS AND NOT INTERESTING) Finishing well means having made the best use of what I have been give in life, and to do this I must know what I have to work with and use this to help others and live out my passions. (THESIS VAGUE)
I have been blessed with a lot of things, but I don’t often think about them or make a list. For example, I have a wonderful family, good health, opportunities to do things I love (like writing) and a job I enjoy (not to be taken for granted). Some of these things are things I haven’t had any responsibility for, and some of these things have been the results of har work, and choices I think I’ve made well. When I think of using what I have to help others, I realize that to finish well I want to live with my family in a way that builds them up and encourages them. I am grateful for everything they do for me I want to make sure that I am paying them back at least in that way. (INSERT SPECIFIC HERE) I also have a lot of resources that would allow me to help people outside of my own world.
Laura James' painting Maypole Mother uses symbolic imagery to explore the complex relationship between a mother and her children. The mother figure sits in a chair as the center, painted with soft colors and pronounced curves. On the edges of the room, three small figures exit via arched doorways. The dashing figures appear childlike with their long braids and maryjane shoes. As the children leave the room, the outside world also encroaches with the clouds moving in through the doorways, the ceiling removed for a visible sky, and grass-like plants visible along the edges of the walls. The painter shows the inevitability of the children's departure in this way. The mother's expression is pensive even as she sits still and can do nothing to stop the inevitability of this leaving. At the same time, however, strings extend from knitting held by the mother and connect her to her children in ways that may almost seem unconscious to the children. This symbolically depicts the continued ties to their mother these children have that are not severed even as they leave.
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Manuel Puig An intensely moving play about love, fantasy, and victimization, Manuel Puig’s Kiss of the Spider Woman takes place in a Latin America prison during the backdrop of the horrors that happened under the dictatorship ruling Argentina in the late 1970’s. At its heart, the play is about the relationship between Molina, a romantic fantasist condemned for his sexuality, and Valentin, a young Marxist rebel punished for his ideals. In this intricate and powerful portrayal of two strikingly different men, it is the glamorous world of movies that allows them to form an unlikely friendship that imbues both men with a hope for survival. As Puig writes, ―The two characters are oppressed, prisoners of their roles, and what’s interesting is that at a certain moment they manage to flee from the characters they imposed on themselves.‖
Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Author’s Argument -Analyzing Character Development -Visualize What You Read
the author/narrator relates a conversation between herself and a potential landlady. Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Author’s Argument Please read this and be prepared to write a prompt articulating what you believe the author’s argument to be.Telephone Conversation Wole Soyinka In ―Telephone Conversation‖. . a discussion ensues about the darkness of the narrators skin. After a self-confession to the landlady of being Africa.
Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Author’s Argument Use at least two quotes to support this. Articulate what you believe the author’s major idea or argument is for the piece. body. .Telephone Conversation Wole Soyinka Please write a three paragraph prompt (intro. and conclusion) on the poem’s main idea.
she had written poetry describing "the despair in our village. In July 1952 Rifaat married a cousin. Traveling with her husband for his work. By the age of nine.) Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an author’s style -Analyzing an author’s argument . her father forced her to marry a mining engineer. who was a police officer and with whom she had three children. this unconsummated marriage lasted eight months. Despite her wishes to continue her education." and for which she was punished. Hussein Rifaat.Another Night in the Club Alifa Rifaat Fatma Abdullah Rifaat was born in Cairo to a well-to-do architect and his wife. Raised in the countryside. Rifaat had the opportunity to observe Egyptian life in all its diversity. Rifaat attended the British Institute in Cairo from 1946 to 1949. Rifaat was a precocious child who demonstrated early her gift for writing. (Cont.
The Jewel of Pharo (1978). her husband permitted her to resume her writing. In 1984 Rifaat won the Excellence Award from the Modern Literature Assembly. when her husband demanded she stop writing altogether. and a novel. She continued to publish short stories through the 1980s following the death of her husband. Her novel Girls of Baurdin was published in 1995. science. Beginning in 1974. astronomy. she complied with his wishes. For more than a decade. After a bout of illness in 1973. Eve Returns with Adam to Paradise (1975). She has contributed nearly one hundred short stories to Arabic and English magazines. during which time she avidly studied literature. she published a number of short stories in a literary journal. and her work has been produced for television.Another Night in the Club Alifa Rifaat Rifaat began writing again and published a short story in 1955 as Alifa Rifaa. and history. followed by a collection of short stories. a pseudonym she used until 1960. Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an author’s style -Analyzing an author’s argument .
while simultaneously robbing society of women whose abilities suited them for professional and public life. Gilman’s great-aunt. but the primary focus of her writing was the unequal status of women within the institution of marriage. Gilman was concerned with political inequality and social justice in general. Charlotte Perkins Gilman was best known in her time as a crusading journalist and feminist intellectual. and Harriet Beecher Stowe.The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gillman Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Character’s Development -Analyzing an Author’s Argument -Describing an author’s style. An essential part of her analysis was that the traditional power structure of the family made no one happy—not the woman who was made into an unpaid servant. Gilman argued that women’s obligation to remain in the domestic sphere robbed them of the expression of their full powers of creativity and intelligence. a follower of such pioneering women’s rights advocates as Susan B. and not the children who were subject to both. Anthony. . not the husband who was made into a master. Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Practicing the skills of: -Descrbing an Author’s Style -Analyzing an Author’s Argument -Literature in Context .Roselily Alice Walker Alice Walker is the award winning author of The Color Purple.Culture .
You will have 30 minutes to complete this. Choose one or two characteristics and explain how Mukherjee shows this/these with examples (2 quotes from the text).Bellwork Jasmine . body and concluding paragraph.In Class Prompt Bharati Mukherjee Please take out a piece of paper to write about what you have observed about Jasmine’s character. -Analyzing an Author’s Argument . Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Character’s Development This essay should include an introductory.
Her first volume of verse was Picture Bride (1983).A. Her collection School Figures was published in 1994. wps.com .A. Cathy Song received her B. from Boston University. for which she received both the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award.as a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China.The Lost Sister Cathy Song A native of Honolulu.prenhall. Practicing the skills of: -Analyzing an Author’s Argument Foot Binding . at Wellesley College and her M. beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century. She lives and teaches in Hawaii.
Currently she is a professor at the University of California. she came to the United States of America. She learned how to read and write by the age of three. she moved to Britain with her family at the age of eight and lived in Europe for about three and a half years. in English and Comparative Literature in 1969.emory. While studying at the University of Iowa. After getting her B. Clark Blaise.A from the University of Calcutta in 1959 and her M. married within two weeks. in Creative Writing in 1963 and her Ph. Berkeley. Having been awarded a scholarship from the University of Iowa. in English and Ancient Indian Culture from the University of Baroda in 1961. on September 19. Mukherjee's career a professor and her marriage to Blaise Clark has given her opportunities to teach all over the United States and Canada. Together.Jasmine Bharati Mukherjee From english. Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Character’s Development -Analyzing an Author’s Argument . earned her M.edu Bharati Mukherjee was born on July 27. 1963. The two writers met and. Sudhir Lal and Bina Mukherjee in Calcutta.A. the two writers have produced two books along with their other independent works. India.F. Mukherjee knew that she wanted to become a writer.D. By the age of ten. and had written numerous short stories. In 1947. she met and married a Canadian student from Harvard.A. 1940 to wealthy parents. after a brief courtship.
 The world began to open its eyes to the treatment of women in reference to the disappearances of Latin America. (cont. Argentina) is a human rights activist. molested. by the Army and imprisoned at a concentration camp named The Little School (La Escuelita).)] She was taken from her home and her twoyear old daughter on January 12. and translator. Partnoy was blindfolded. where she was reunited with her daughter and her husband. and forced to live in inhuman conditions. she told her story of what had happened to her at The Little School. She spent a total of two and a half years as a prisoner of conscience.S. In 1979.Alicia Partnoy (born 1955 in Bahía Blanca. poet. 1977. in an eponymous book. starved. with no charges. For three and a half months. Maria Hathaway . She was brutally beaten. she was forced to leave the country and moved to the U. In 1985.
Nguyen Minh Son behind me the autumn wind blows me home -issa .
A Blessing – John O'Donahue On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble. and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. may the fluency of the ocean be yours. red. . an invisible cloak to mind your life. indigo. green. may the protection of the ancestors be yours. may the clay dance to balance you. When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you. may a flock of colours. may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you. May the nourishment of the earth be yours. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you. may the clarity of light be yours.
No More Clichés By Octavio Paz Mexican poet. and diplomat. We are practicing: -Evaluating an author’s argument . Although many of Paz's poems are developed within the discipline of regular meter and rhyme. he has also experimented with the form. who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. With Pablo Neruda and César Vallejo. Paz is one of the several Latin American poets whose work has had wide international impact. writer.
This psudo memoir relates the banal details of soldier’s lives as it relates to their negotiating death and the larger questions of the justice and purpose of the war. We are practicing: -Evaluating an author’s argument -Describing an author’s use of style .The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien O’Brien’s series of short stories about experiences in Vietnam was categorized as a fiction although the narrator’s name is the same as O’Brien’s and the stories were admittedly based on his own experiences in Vietnam as a soldier.
The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien Prompt (At least 1 1/2 pages typed) How does O’Brien’s style of writing (tone.his use of details) help us understand the main idea or theme of his piece. diction . It should include two quotes covering the breadth of the stories. a support paragraph and a conclusion. We are practicing: -Evaluating an author’s argument . Your essay should be in three part structure with an introductory paragraph.
Work to create or make items for the presentation. etc. Helped in the actual presentation of the material 1 2 3 4 5 . Answer the following questions for yourself and your group members by rating yourself and others on a scale of 1-5 . 1 2 3 45 2. development of ideas for presentation. Helped in communication of these ideas and their implementation and assignment. Discussion of theme. 1 2 3 4 5 4.Peer Evaluation Please take out a piece of paper and divide it in 1/2. 1/3 or 1/4 depending on how many people there are in the group. 1 2 3 4 5 3. examples. Powerpoint slides.Five being the most. To what extent did I (Name) help in the following: 1.
But I've learned to hide them. Louis Gluck dmitry guskov . To protect myself From fulfillment: all happiness Attracts the Fates' anger. I'm afraid of sickness. Like anyone. savages-In the end they have No emotion but envy. I have my dreams. humiliation. They are sisters.Confession To say I'm without fear-It wouldn't be true.
Every so often our love blazes like thousands of stars. when the moment is right. is what engenders the fruit of our nonconformity. Rage Alicia Partnoy I carry my rage like a dead fish. and throws us a lifeboard amidst the shipwreck. I press it against my breast. our love recalls that is it. whisper to it. a survivor. limp and stinking in my arms. every so often. simple. gets dressed up to go out and uncorks bottles of effervescence. You see. like we are. cases of laughter. unadornedis what keeps our feet on the ground. people on the streets flee from me … I don't know: is it the smell of death that makes them flee or is it the fear that my body's warmth Maria Hathaway might bring rage back to life? .A Homespun Love Alicia Partnoy Because this humble and homespun love -just as you see it.
Maria Hathaway . Argentina) is a human rights activist. and translator. poet.Partnoy was one of those who suffered through the ordeals of becoming a political prisoner. the students from the left of the Peronist political party organized with fervor within the country's universities and with workers. There was a military coup in 1976 and people began to disappear. were persecuted and imprisoned. After Argentinian President Juan Perón died. Partnoy became an activist of the Peronist Youth Movement while attending Southern National University.Alicia Partnoy (born 1955 in Bahía Blanca.
limp and stinking in my arms. I press it against my breast. people on the streets flee from me … I don't know: is it the smell of death that makes them flee or is it the fear that my body's warmth might bring rage back to life? Maria Hathaway Spencer . whisper to it.Rage Alicia Partnoy I carry my rage like a dead fish.
Midterm Review Short Answers 4 Sentences 1 Specific Chiura Obata .
In the final image of the story. she changes her expression to a smile (p355).Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of ―Evening‖ Societal expectations define Samia who knows that it is her husband and culture’s expectation that she be carefree and beautiful. Chiura Obata . despite her internal anguish. This shapes her response over her husband’s decision to allow a woman to be tortured.
which is why (in stanza five) he dedicates his poem to those attributes in a woman. their voice. Chiura Obata . and their character.Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of ―No Cliches‖ Octavio Paz is arguing that images of women presented in media are clichés. They are a manufactured fantasy. He points out the need to celebrate women for their strength.
the image of a jade handcuff (tenth stanza). .Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of ―Lost Sister‖ The main idea of ―The Lost Sister‖ is that we are always defined by our background no matter where we are. Even as she tries to get away from her background by moving she is reacting to it by her rebellion (last Chiura Obata stanza). This is shown by the fact that the ―lost sister‖ who came to America is still defined by her Chinese heritage.
. her mother tells her that she is lucky to have caught such an eligible bachelor (p351). She makes it clear that Samia should agree to the marriage because marrying Chiura Obata well is the most important thing. In her conversation with her mother in the kitchen when first meeting Abou.Midterm Review Short Answers What is the use of flashbacks in of ―Evening‖ The flashbacks in ―Evening at the Club‖ serve to give us insight into the culture that defines Samia’s expectations of life.
Midterm Review Short Answers What does Jasmine learn about success? Jasmine learns…. Chiura Obata .
Writing/Grammar Lessons 3. Vocabulary 2.Semester Exam 1. Anthology Literature Chiura Obata .
15 Points This will be your standard Sadlier/Oxford quiz.Semester Exam Semester Exam Review 80 Points and 10% Total Semester Grade Your exam will be broken down into three sections: 1. Vocabulary (1-6) 30 Questions . Chiura Obata .
Semester Exam 2. and run-on sentences.com) to practice in advance. The example sentences that will require repair will come from Grammar Bytes sections that we have practiced. compound. and the types of sentences simple. Writing/Grammar Lessons 7 Questions . Please see Grammar Bytes (chompchomp. complex. Chiura Obata . clause. fused. compound/complex.15 Points * This will require you to identify the parts of a sentence: phrase. comma splice. * This section will also require you to identify and fix common sentence errors: fragment.
Please bring your anthology to class on exam day as you will need to provide specifics/quotes for these pieces of literature. describing an author's style.Semester Exam 3. showing how context helps us understand literature. Anthology Literature 6 Short Answer Questions .30 Points and 1 (3 Paragraph) Essay . The literature you will be responsible for on your exam follows: Chiura Obata Conduct of Life Girl Homespun Love Dead Man's Path Metamorphosis Smells of Home Picnic on a Battlefield . and analyzing a characters development with the literature we've studied this quarter.20 Points Please be prepared to show off your skills in analyzing an author's argument.
You will need to use specifics or quotes as a part of your evidence. and one longer essay that compares two pieces of literature on one theme. Short Answers: These will be answered in three to four sentences. Your answer should include a thesis (answer) and evidence. Example Question: How does Kafka use syntax in Metamorphosis? How does Savitri's character develop throughout "Smells of Home"? How does knowing the personal context of Alicia Partnoy help us understand her poetry? Chiura Obata .Semester Exam Your questions will come in the form of short answers. and will address a specific idea we discussed in class about the literature we have read and the skills we've worked on reading it.
Conduct of Life. Conduct of Life) Genre Context (Picnic on the Battlefield) *Describing author’s style: Tone (Metamorphosis) Diction/Specifics (Metamorphosis) Syntax (Metamorphosis) Imagery (―Smells of Home‖) Diction/Sensory (―Smells of Home‖) *Analyzing character development (―Smells of Home‖/Dead Man's Path) . ―Dead Man’s Path‖ *Understanding literature in context: Personal Context (Partnoy) Cultural Context (―Girl‖. Picnic on the Battlefield.Review of Instructional Points: *Analyzing an author’s arguments: Metamorphosis.
Semester Exam Essay:You will write a short essay (3 paragraph) comparing two pieces of literature. You will be able to choose any two pieces of literature. Chiura Obata .
1st Semester Exam You will need: •Anthology •Pen/Pencil •Paper (for vocab and essay) •Graphic Organizers (Placed under blank paper until essay is being written) Chiura Obata GOOD LUCK! .
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