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HW #16

Pick your story for the Greek Tragedy. You will have two class periods to work on it and no other HW.

HW #15

Finish the play! There will be a reading quiz. We will be re-writing a fairy tale or children's story. If you have a favorite, please bring it in! Think about what story or fairy tale could be turned into a Greek Tragedy!
  • Classic Fairy Tales
  • Sur La Lune Fairy Tales (not so sanitized)

    HW #14

  • Oedipus Online TextFinish through pages 20-25 (Jocasta's first entrance to exit with Oedipus). 1. Choose one CONCRETE object mentioned in this section and discuss it as a SYMBOL for a bigger idea in the work. Find an image to illustrate your analysis. Develop a paragraph that uses direct evidence from the text. 2. You’ve just met Jocasta for the first time. How would you describe her and why? Use direct evidence from the text.


    HW #13 B FOR FOL 7

    Pages 12-19
    1. Sight vs. blindness, Find THREE quotes from Tiresias’ words that allude to this (include line numbers). Explain what he means for each.
    2. On page 15-16, the Chorus reveals how they feel at this point Find an image from the Internet (don’t be literal “Trojan Women Chorus” -- rather, think about what they think and feel-- be figurative/symbolic). Use quotes from their speech to illustrate your image and defend why you selected it.
    3. Scene 2 begins with Creon’s entrance on page 16. How would you describe his interaction with Oedipus on pages 16-17? How does Oedipus feel about Creon on 19?
    4. Creon provides 11 reasons why he does not want Oedipus’ power (page 18). What are they?
    5. If you had to select an image or a symbol for this section of the reading, what would
  • Submit one document with all names to Turnitin

    HW #13 (15 points)

    Write a 10-20 line Found Poem based on what we have read so far. A Found Poem uses only words that exist in another text, but it is allowed to omit (NOT ADD) words, create line breaks so it looks like a poem. You may add punctuation. Also, please find an image from the Internet to illustrate your poem. Your poem should have purpose: it should make your audience think about emotions/ideas evoked and/or the imagery of the play and/or the characterization and/or the theme/s of the play. PLEASE SUBMIT TO TURNITIN by the time class starts or you can not receive full credit.
  • Oedipus Online Text

    HW #12 (15 points)

    Submit to turnitin by class time. Select one image from the Internet for each and justify why it works. Write a defense of the image and connect it to the play so far. Use specifics from the text. 1. Find an image that best provides insight to the SETTING. 2. Find an image that best illustrates how Oedipus feels at this point. 3. Find an image that best illustrates how the people, the chorus are coping with their troubles. Be sure to write an analysis for each! USe text based evidence.

    HW #11 (20 points)

    Write a one page, single spaced discussion address the following: What determines your fate? You? Your free-will? Destiny? Other? Please submit to turnitin.

    HW #10

    Submit to turnitin by class time. Reveal how the Macbeths feel about one another in their everyday lives. The setting should be breakfast time at their home on an average day. Write a dialogue between Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. One page, single spaced, two columns. LANDSCAPED. Print for class and submit to turnitin. • Use play format. • Include stage directions where appropriate. • Include at least one aside or soliloquy. • Consider how to incorporate the theme/s of BEING A MAN, and/or SLEEP and/or SUPERNATURAL and/or DECEPTIVE APPEARANCES.

    HW #9

    Finish your double story analysis. You will present to the class.

    HW #8

    Read Patricia Highsmith's "Djemal's Revenge" and expect a reading quiz.

    HW #7

    Finish Patricia Highsmith's "Chorus Girl's Absolutely Final Performance" and expect a reading quiz.

    HW #6

    Complete the unlikely dialogue in play format, one page single spaced (but skip a space between speakers), two columns. Please print to share in class (required) and submit to turnitin (I will grade on turnitin).

    HW #5

    Finish "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and prepare for a reading quiz.

    HW #4

    Finish the Miss Emily Character and Symbols Map.

    HW #3

    Finish reading "A Rose for Emily" and expect a 5 quote identification quiz.

    HW #2

    Finish your Secret Excerpt Assignment and submit to turnitin. CLASS ID: 14612327 PW: gokturk. Please print a copy to share in class.

    HW #1

    Please eavesdrop and write down FIVE "overheard" statements on the notecard I provided.

    Finish "Omelas" story and find at least three symbols to start conversation in class. Please, no Internet. THINK and REFLECT: what objects or actions reveal bigger meanings?

    Please register with Remind101: send text to 81010 with the code I gave your section in class (for section 8: @fol8 and @fol7 for section 7).

    Journal Entries

    All journal entries should be between 1-2 pages unless otherwise noted. All entries are worth 10 points unless otherwise noted. All entries should be at minimum well developed and organized into paragraphs. If you didn't have time in class to develop an idea (or had writer's block) please add and develop on your own time.
    1. Watch Ancient Greek Theater video. Write down at least 5 things you learned and 3 questions. Leave space to answer.
    2. TITLE: YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR FATE. Discuss this statement as you think it applies to you and your life. One page minimum in journal. Label and and date everything!
    3. TITLE: DEAR DIARY. What might Oedipus be thinking? Write one page minimum from the perspective of Oedipus. Use specifics from the text to explore. For example, are there points where it seems Oedipus may know more than he thinks? Or are there moments where you would expect him to reflect on his own experience?

    Ms. G's Handouts and Useful Links

  • Writer's Digest "Defining and Developing Your Anti-Hero"
  • The Rise of the Anti-Hero (USA TODAY)
  • An ANti-Hero of One's Own (Tim Adams)
  • Tim Adam's "An Anti-Hero of One's Own"
  • Types of Heroes (Wiki)
  • Top 10 Movie Anti Heroes
  • Anti-Heroes in Sci Fi Films
  • Anti-Heroes
  • An Ode to Envy (Parul Sehgal)

  • "A Rose for Emily"

    Cyrano de Bergerac

  • Cyrano de Bergerac Online Text
  • Cyrano Nose Speech and Fencing Ballade
  • "Online" by Brad Paisley

    Patricia Highsmith

  • Compare Chorus Girl with Ming Assignment
  • Compare Chorus Girl, Ming, and Rat Assignment

    Macbeth Unit

  • Macbeth Online Text
  • Three Different Act 1, Sc 1 (1971, 2006, 2010)
  • Macbeth Act I scene 3 Analysis
  • Lady Macbeth Receives Letter
  • Lady Macbeth and Macbeth Sides 1961 Sean Connery
  • Act I, sc 7
  • If it were done....
  • Story Outline
  • Life in Elizabethan England
  • Macbeth's "If it were done" Soliloquy
  • Macbeth's "Is this a dagger" Soliloquy
  • Shakespeare Insults
  • Macbeth Act V, scene 5
  • Richard the Third Bones

    The Macbeth Project

  • The Macbeth Project
  • MacDonald's Soliloquy
  • Macbeth News Show with Commercials 2012
  • Macbeth Project Sample Foundations 2012 TMZ
  • Cawdor Shore 2013
  • Cawdor Shore with Commercials at end
  • Macbeth Nyquil For Kings Commercial 2013
  • Macbeth Commercial: Victor's Mercenaries 2013
  • Guilt in Macbeth 2013
  • "Dear Malcolm (based on SNL Dear Sister spoof) 2013
  • Macbeth in 100 Seconds" Song (2013)
  • Wonder Pets Macbeth Trailer (2013)
  • Dunsinane Hills (2013)
  • Gabe Lyons' Two Interpretations of Act I, sc 1 (2013)
  • Daggers and Guilt (2013)
  • Jack and Jacob's Movie Trailer Macbeth
  • Messenger Man (A Gossip Girl Inspired Macbeth) [Emily, Emma, Tori, Casey and Maddie]
  • Killa (Macbeth Rap Video by Etha, Ryan, and Dylan)
  • Gabby's Commercial
  • Macbeth: A Children's Book by Jenna and Sabrina
  • Macbeth Restaurant Review by Danielle, Izzy, and Jesse
  • Portable Prophecy Commercial by Allegra, Vicky and Heidi
  • Magic 8 Ball Commercial 2014
  • Macbeth Children's Book 2014
  • Magical Pills Presentation 2014
  • Denise and Jessica's Prezi Presentation
  • Eden's "Is This a Band" (A parody of "Is this a dagger" Soliloquy)
  • Jon and Joe's Kingship for Dummies
  • Chiara, Sam, and Shannon's Animated Macbeth
  • Sophie and Ben's Children's Macbeth
  • Enis, Ben, and Nick's Monkey Macbeth
  • Ashton's Historical Context
  • Michael's Historical Context
  • David, Will, and Andrew's Movie Trailer
  • Alex's Summary Book
  • Rianna's Deadly Daggers Commercial
  • Matt's The Shiving Tree Children's Book
  • Molly's Haunted House Macbeth Style
  • Justin, Gina, and Victoria's Pigeon Macbeth
  • Jeremy and Owen's Macbeth State Farm Commercials
  • Sophie, Claudia, Julia, Phara, Cally, Lauren, and Emily's "Keeping Up with the Macbeths
  • Aoi, Mathias, Brittany and Alex's "Shut Up and Kill" Video
  • Jack, Nikki, and Danny's "Dagger in a Box" SNL spoof Macbeth
  • Ilana and Rachel's Prophecy Commercial
  • Jordan and Rob's "I Just Can't Wait to be King" Macbeth Style
  • Jason's Historical Macbeth: The Supernatural
  • Ryan, Jacob, Matt D, Matt S, Joe and Alec's "Fresh King of Scotland MTV and Hockey Commercial
  • Connor and Sylvia's Macbeth Adaptation 2016
  • Alex's Your Choice Political Satire 2016
  • Emily's Bloody Macbeth 2016
  • Jacob and Jason's Hardcore MacPawn
  • Elijah, Evan, Cesar, and Steven's Macbeth's MTV Cribs
  • Liz, Lulu, Catherin, Savanna, Alison's Macbeth Movie Trailer 2016
  • Andrew, Erick and Josh's Talk Show Interview of Three Kings 2016
  • Caroline, Liz, Sam, and Madi's Macbeth Riff Off 2016
  • Jay's Hamilton/Macbeth Video 2016
  • Mike G's Cheetahs vs. Lions Children's Book
  • Osvalda K and Chloe W's Sleeping Macbeth Children's Book
  • Anthony G, Charlie G, Jonathan J, and Andrew G's TMZ Macbeth
  • Will G and Chris D's Eminem "Lose Yourself" Macbeth Style
  • Carly H, Amanda S, and Daniela C's Chopped Scotland Edition

    Oedipus Rex

  • Oedipus Online Text
  • National Theater on Ancient Theater
  • Ancient Greek Theater
  • Ancient Greek Actors
  • Ancient Greek Theater Site
  • Greek Theater: Tragedy and Comedy
  • Listen to Oedipus Rex online
  • Oedipus Rex Part I
  • Oedipus Rex (1968 film)
  • Short Animated Oedipus
  • Oedipus Overview 60 Seconds
  • Intro Oedipus 60 Seconds
  • Oedipus Characters 60 Seconds
  • Oedipus Theme in 60 Seconds
  • Truth Theme 60 Seconds
  • Power of Prophecy 60 Seconds
  • Eye Motif 60 Seconds
  • Symbols 60 Seconds
  • Teiresias Scene
  • Ode 1 and Scene 2
  • Fight for Kisses: Oedipus Complex and Commercial
  • Freud's Oedipal Complex
  • The Oedipal Complex
  • Oedipal Complex Animation
  • My Oedipal Complex
  • Zones: My Oedipus Complex
  • Woody Allen's Oedipus Wrecks
  • Oedipus Wrecks Review
  • Family Guy Oedipus
  • What Makes Something Funny?

    Newspaper Unit

  • News Story Sample: Standoff in Alabama Ends in Boy's Rescue and Kidnapper's Death
  • News Story Checklist
  • How to Write a News Story
  • How to Write News Stories
  • Profile Sample: Beck
  • Editorial Model
  • Editorial Checklist
  • How to Write Reviews


  • Restaurant Review Sample: Atera
  • Movie Review Sample: Beautiful Creatures
  • Classical Music Review Sample
  • Art Review Sample
  • Book Review Sample
  • Fashion in Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Greek Music
  • Ancient Instruments
  • "A Rose for Emily"

    Raisin in the Sun Unit

  • Raisin in the Sun Online Text
  • African American Hair History Timeline
  • A Look Back at Black Hairy History
  • Chris Rock Trailer "Good Hair"
  • Black Hair History Timeline
  • Essence Black History Month Natural Hair History
  • Journal Wor. Read handout and answer for each of the following characters from the play who hold similar views, labeled clearly: Booker T. Washington Mini Bio, W.E.B. DuBois Mini Bio, Marcus Garvey
  • Act I, Scene 1: Raisin in the Sun
  • Raisin in the Sun Act II, scene 1
  • Jim Crow 1930s PART I
  • The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

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