English Literature (Week 3)

Start Working on Your Presentation

I know you don’t like outlines.

But you need one.

WHY?

An outline is a way to break down and organize your thoughts. An outline helps you learn how to take a large task and break it up into smaller parts.

just work on it.

 

be confident

Vocabulary

  1. Record these words and their definitions in your notes. Click on each term and summarize its definition so you have a clear understanding of its meaning: anapestdactylspondee 
  2. Review your vocabulary from the past two weeks for your quiz tomorrow.

Reading

  1. Read about Phillis Wheatley 1753–1784.
  2. What are some facts that make Phillis Wheatley an important figure in American Literature? Write them down in your notes.
  3. Read “To The Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth”.
  4. Read the information and summary on the same page.
  5. What were Wheatley’s motives for addressing a poem to Dartmouth? What reason does the poem give for her love of freedom? You don’t need to turn this is, just take some time and think.

Writing

  1. Start to gather your ideas for your Reflective Essay. Brainstorm about your topic. This is a reflective essay, so you need to spend a lot of time reflecting on the topic you’d like to talk about.
  2. Reflective writing includes description (what, when, who) and analysis (how, why, what if). You are using your writing as an exploratory tool.
  3. You are going to be using different aspects of writing and language for your reflective essay. You will be using descriptive methods as you are outlining your topic. You will use explanatory language as you are explaining to your reader why or how this incident happened. Finally, you will be using expressive writing and language (I think, I feel, I believe).
  4. Think about writing strong sentences even as you are describing feelings. Try not to use slang (colloquial language). The mechanics of your writing should be checked for errors. Always give your best effort.

Day 10(*)

Vocabulary*

  1.  *Take Vocabulary Quiz #1. Grade it by using the answer key. Record your grade out of 25, not 26. This gives you a potential for extra credit.
  2. Record these words and their definitions in your notes. Click on each,  term and summarize its definition so you have a clear understanding of its meaning: pyrrhictrimetertetrameter

Reading

  1. Today you should be done Chapters 9-15 of The Scarlet Letter as well as pages 9-12 of the study guide.
  2. Go over your completed study guide papers with your parent/guardian.

Writing

  1. Write a Response to Literature for this section of The Scarlet Letter. Review the instructions for Response to Literature assignments in the course description at the top of this page.
  2. Record your score out of 30 on the grading sheet using the rubric.

Day 11

Vocabulary

  1. Record these words and their definitions in your notes. Click on each,  term and summarize its definition so you have a clear understanding of its meaning: pentameterhexameterpersonaconceit

Reading

  1. Read about Edward Taylor.
  2. Taylor’s writing often focused on self-examination, which was important to later generation Puritans attempting to understand their relationship to God.
  3. Edward Taylor was considered the “American Metaphysical Poet”. Read about the Metaphysical poets.
  4. Read “Huswifery”.
  5. Taylor uses a central conceit (an extended metaphor that may be stretching reality) in this poem. Can you identify it?
  6. Outside Reading Assignment: For this week, read Chapters 16-24 of The Scarlet Letter. Complete pages 13-17 of your study guide. You should expect to be done this assignment by Day 15. Day 15’s Reading portion of your class will go over this assignment. (When assignments tell you to discuss in your small group, instead discuss the issues with a parent or other adult in your household.)

Writing

  1. As you begin to process your ideas for your reflective essay, be prepared to examine your beliefs, values, attitudes and assumptions. Consider how and why you think the way you do about this topic. Let those hows and whys help you form what you would like to share in your paper.
  2. Use descriptive language to show that you have thought critically about the topic. You are writing about yourself, your ideas, and your opinions. Unlike other academic writing, using first person pronouns are allowed in these types of essays. You can be creative in your writing, but be sure the creative aspects don’t overshadow the message you are trying to convey. If you’re writing about something serious, keep the tone of your writing consistent with that.

Day 12

  1. work on  your  presentation