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FINAL EXAM DETAILS

The final will be on Wed 1/25 in the morning 8:15. There are 75 (75 points) multiple choice and T/F questions and ONE essay (25 points). The topics/works include: "The Lottery," "Harrison Bergeron," Ancient Greek Theater Terms/Conventions, Dead Poet's Society, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," Lord of the Flies, The Stanford Prison Experiment, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and The Catcher in the Rye. Review who's who and recall the major themes and symbols. There will be some quotes that you must be able to identify who/what is being described. For the essay part, you will have 10 prompts and be asked to discuss TWO works through that lens. The prompts will center around the following themes:
  1. Love or Lack of Love and how this impacts characters
  2. Conformity Has Benefits
  3. Conformity Has Negative Impact
  4. Negative OR Positive Impact of Isolation
  5. Importance of Non-Conformity
  6. How Characters are Shaped When They Gain or Lose Power
  7. Dark Hearts of People
  8. How Silence Reveals Truth
  9. Importance of Community

You can prepare for this by thinking through these themes and how they apply to the various works. Know symbols, characters, techniques.


HW #35

Read pages 168-198 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
  • Complete Course Preference Sheet.

    HW #34

    Read pages 130-167 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
  • Complete Course Preference Sheet.

    HW #33

    Read pages 99-129 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.
  • Complete Course Preference Sheet.

    HW #32

    Read pages 67-98 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.

    HW #31

    Read pages 32-66 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz.

    HW #30

    Read pages 1-31 in Absolutely True Diary + quiz. If you did not hand in your LOF book and/or journal, please do.

    HW #29

    Complete The Simpsons Handout for "Das Bus" (season 9).

    HW #28 DUE at turnitin Thursday 12/22 (25 points)

    How is Lord of the Flies Still Relevant Today? Golding wrote Lord of the Flies more than 60 years ago. “I’m afraid. Of us,” Ralph says. What is there to be afraid of? What worries you? Think about what you see around you, on social media, politics (local, national, worldwide), and events heard in the news. Select a specific topic to discuss through the lens of the novel. You may use a character or symbol/s to compare your modern topic. For example, the boys’ loss of language may be relevant to your topic. Or, how hiding behind a mask compels people to savagery. Another possibility might be to examine how groups treat a weaker person. How about democracy? Is it true, “The rules are all we’ve got?” These are just ideas to get you thinking. YOUR TASK. Discuss in one page single spaced using paragraphs to organize your ideas a specific MODERN issue or event while comparing it to Lord of the Flies. You should include at least three quotes from the novel in your discussion. Due at turnitin Thursday by midnight.

    HW #27

    PLease read chapters 11 and 12 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #26

    PLease read chapters 9 and 10 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #25

    PLease read chapters 7 and 8 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #24

    PLease read chapters 5 and 6 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #23

    Please read chapters 3 and 4 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #22

    PLease read chapters 1 and 2 for class and expect a quiz. This reading is longer than most because chapter 1 is a bit longer. Please plan accordingly. Vocab will be the extra credit.
  • LOF Vocab for Novel

    HW #21

    Finish the motif composition and submit to turnitin. Please pay attention to connecting your ideas to your main statement and polishing the quote embedding. Be sure you take it to the next level and analyze your examples with thought :)
  • Motifs/Symbols

    HW #20

    Read chapters 24-26 and expect a quiz :)
  • If you did not submit your dialogue assignment during class, please submit it by Sunday night at turnitin. Thanks!

    HW #19

    Read chapters 21-23 and expect a quiz :)

    HW #18

    Read chapters 18-20 (135-157) and expect a quiz :)

    HW #17

    Read chapters 15-17 and expect a quiz :)

    HW #16

    Read chapters 12-14 (81-104) and expect a quiz :)

    HW #15

    Read chapters 9-11 and expect a quiz :)

    HW #14

    Read chapters 6-8 and expect a quiz :)

    HW #13

    Read chapters 3-5 (pages 16-40) and expect a quiz.

    HW #12

    Read chapters 1 and 2 in The Catcher in the Rye (pages 1-16) and expect a quiz.

    HW #11

    Revise outline if needed. Type it up and/or start writing your essay. Find direct quotes for each of your paragraphs with page numbers where appropriate. Write your introduction. Work on your essay! By next class, you should have at least half completed in some form.

    HW #10

    Develop an arguable thesis statement that you can prove in both Antigone and The Dead Poet's Society. Use the generic outline form I gave you to complete at least three talking points for each body paragraph; then, outline the evidence from the text you will use. The outline has only three body paragraphs because of space limitations, but many of you will find you may need a fourth body paragraph. Just add paper!
  • Helpful Links from the Writing Center!
  • Dead Poet's Society Script
  • Purdue's OWL [Everything you need to know for citations!]

    HW #9

    Write a composition in which you discuss what you have observed in The Dead Poet's Society as you see comparing/contrasting to a theme you have observed in the course so far. For example, you may discuss the idea of conformity or rebellion, or how a character lives in ignorance/blindness (like Creon), or you may look at how people follow power, etc. Pick a point from another work or works and examine the film through this lens. Please use paragraphs to organize. You should have a brief intro with strong thesis and two paragraphs to support. Please type if possible.

    HW #8

    Time to go back into the play and show what you know. Complete the CHARACTER MAP on the character you selected. Be sure to include: NAME, descriptions [your understanding of him or her], DIRECT QUOTES evidence, and THOUGHTFUL analysis that explains your evidence. Use your map as a symbolic representation. So, for example, where the character's eyes are: what does he/she see? Why? Where the shoulders are: What are his/her burdens? Why? Heart? What are his or her desires? What stands in the way? Ears? What does he or she hear? How does s/he react? What is on his/her mind? Why? Get the idea? Make a CRAZY ILLUSTRATION to help anyone understand this complex character. Include at least ONE symbol and ONE Greek Lit term (hubris, anagnorisis, perepetia, stichomythic dialogue, dramatic irony, etc.)

    HW #7

    Which character do you like the least and why? Write a one page composition using paragraphs and textual evidence to support your opinion. Do not write in your journal as I will collect this. Typed preferred ortwo pages hand written.

    HW #6

    Review your notes and the text for pages 1-15. There will be a quiz.

    HW #5

    Watch Part 2 to Intro to Greek Theater. National Theatre: Intro (2). Just as we did in class with Part 1, list at least 5 things you learned and write out 2 questions.

    HW #4

    Read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and be prepared for a reading quiz!

    HW #3

    Watch "The Hangman" (1964) and write one strong statement that reveals a TRUTH found in both "The Lottery" and "The Hangman." Then, writing a well developed paragraph for each work, provide evidence that reveals how your statement is developed in each work. Type or write neatly. Please do not complete this in your journal; I will collect your paper.

    HW #2

    Finish reading Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery." There will be a quiz on the reading. read actively -- underlining, jotting notes, highlighting literary techniques.

    HW #1

    Write about a time you were faced with a difficult issue or situation and remained silent. Why were you silent? What was the outcome? Type about one page single spaced; if hand written, two pages.


    Handouts and Links

    General Stuff

  • America poems
  • PowerPoint Reflection
  • Journal Guidelines
  • Common Essay Errors
  • Critical Lens Outline
  • A Sample Student Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Peer Edit Sheet
  • Quoting from a Poem or Play in Verse
  • Analyze Literary Elements

    Conformity

  • "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Hangman" (1964)
  • "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
  • Dead Poets Script
  • Dead Poets Screen Play
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 1
  • Dead Poet's Questions Day 2

    Antigone

  • NAtional Theatre: An Introduction to Greek Theater
  • National Theatre: Intro (2)
  • Greek Theatre from Discovery Channel's Seven Wonders of Ancient Greece
  • Antigone Pre-Reading Project
  • Tragedy: The Basics
  • Antigone After the Play Worksheet
  • Antigone Play Breakdown Worksheet
  • Antigone Journal Answerer Prompts
  • Analyze Literary Elements in Antigone
  • Literary Terms Glossary
  • Peer Editing for the Critical Lens
  • Critical Lens Assignment: Antigone
  • Critical Lens Outline: Antigone
  • Paragrpah Sandwich

    Catcher in the Rye Stuff

  • CIR Vocabulary List
  • 1940s PowerPoint Assignment
  • How to Cite for the PowerPoint
  • PowerPoint Rubric
  • Character Sketch: Holden
  • Allie Mitt Project
  • Definition Essay of "Phony"
  • JD Salinger Biography
  • Salinger Interviews
  • More Salinger Bio
  • New York Times Reviews of Salinger
  • What's a Bildungsroman?
  • Online Resources
  • Study Guide
  • More Guide
  • Study Questions
  • A Reader Response
  • Another Reader Response
  • Discussion of Some Themes in Catcher
  • Photographic Companion
  • Praise and Criticism
  • CITR Book Covers
  • Catcher Vocab Sheet (all chapters)
  • Think about the novel in different ways...
  • Catcher Webquest
  • Bildungsroman Worksheet
  • Is Holden Mentally Ill?
  • Catcher Females Worksheet
  • Catcher FINAL PROJECT
  • Final Project Explication Samples
  • CIR Final Project Rubric
  • CIR Dialogue Exercise: Sally and Carl
  • Holden's Psychological Profile Worksheet
  • Comin' Thro the Rye
  • Final Project Paragraph Samples

    The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

  • The Carson McCullers Project
  • Carson McCullers Quotations
  • Monkey Notes
  • Marxism in Carson McCuller's Strangled South
  • Fingerspell Dictionary (Deaf Sign language)
  • McCullers Resources
  • Deaf Culture
  • Heart is a Lonely Hunter Task III Essay

    Lord of the Flies Stuff

  • Lost Episodes
  • How is it like LOF? Current Events Log
  • LOF Vocab for Novel
  • LOF Group Work: Symbols Chapters 1-2
  • LOF Log Project
  • Drawing Characterization
  • Close Reading Passage
  • LOF Critical Lens Assignment
  • Sample LOF Critical Lens Start of an Outline
  • The author: William Golding
  • Golding Biography
  • Some Informational Links
  • Lord of the Flies Info
  • Vocabulary
  • Study Guide
  • Simpsons' Lord of the Flies Worksheet
  • The Movie (1961)
  • The Movie (1990)
  • Meanings and Symbols
  • The Rules Are All We've Got Worksheet
  • THe Stanford Prison Experiment
  • Zimbardo on the Psychology of Evil
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Original Footage
  • Psychology is Nuts
  • Evil Comes from Hierarchy
  • Stanford Prison Experiment & Today
  • Milgram Experiment
  • Brain and Hierarchy (NPR)

    Trial Stuff

  • Mock Trial Job Application
  • Mock Trial Roles
  • Mock Trial Assignment #2
  • Mock Trial Requirements
  • Objections

    September 11th Stuff

  • Samples of Previous "Newer America" poems
  • Gettysburg Address," "My Country 'tis of Thee," "The Newer America"

    Short Story Unit Stuff

  • Adam and Eve
  • Short Story Project
  • Author's Comment Worksheet
  • Plot Graph Handout not available online. "Foster Portfolio" Vocab.
  • Short Story Character Worksheet
  • "Real Durwan" Group Worksheet
  • Pandora
  • Group Work Synthesizing All Stories
  • Literary Circle Roles
  • Short Story Requirements
  • Peer Edit for the Short Story
  • Short Story Rubric



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