Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Introduction to Beowulf

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-SPOTTTS handouts and review of submissions
-Beowulf hook: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiBaSqO7n9U
-Beowulf read in Old English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y13cES7MMd8&feature=related
-Beowulf power point

Homework:
-SPOTTTS due Thurs.
-Essays due Nov 12th
-Read "The Masque of the Red Death" for Thurs
http://www.ibiblio.org/ebooks/Poe/Red_Death.pdf

Monday, October 28, 2013

Dionysia Day

Agenda:
-Presentations
-Discussion of our choices

Homework:
-Riddle Worksheet hand in tomorrow if you did not today
-SPOTTTS due Thurs on "The Flea" (extended)
-Essay due Nov 12th

Friday, October 25, 2013

Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon works


-Packet

Homework:
-Finish packet
-Prepare for Dionysia on Monday
-Wednesday: Spottts on "The Flea"
-Nov 12th--Oedipus paper due

An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Verse

The following link will send you to a site that you can use to complete your worksheet.  Make sure to write down the number of the riddle.

In addition to what you are asked to do on the sheet, make sure to note the subject and a guess at the answer to the riddle (the answer might be listed, but try not to cheat).

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_Riddles_of_the_Exeter_Book


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Test Review

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Test Overview
-Dionysia Group Work

Homework:
-Study for Vocab Quiz
-SPOTTTS due Monday
-Dionysia Monday
-Nov 12th Essay Due

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Oedipus Citation Examples

Check it out!!


This source has an example of the use of certain lines in in-text citations as well as an example of a works cited page.  Both include examples from Oedipus Rex.

http://libguides.pstcc.edu/content.php?pid=24540&sid=1751573

Review of Mood and Tone + MLA Odds and Ends

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Dashes versus parenthesis
-Quotations and use of ellipses
-Tone and Mood Worksheet

Homework:
-Continue to work on the Dionysia for Friday
-SPOTTTS
-Paper due on Nov 12th

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Oedipus' Exodus

Agenda:
-Bell Work (deduction; wary)
-Fate v. Free Will

  • Free Write
  • Connection to predestination and Calvinism
-Dionysia Group Work


Homework:
  • Tomorrow: Read p. 263 of Green Book and answer 3 questions: 
    • How does the drama fit Aristotle's tightly unified concept?
    • In what ways is Oedipus a tragic hero?
    • What is Oedipus' harmartia?
  • Dionysia on Friday
    • Do not forget your individual paragraphs
  • SPOTTTS on Donne's "The Flea" (pp. 890-891) due Monday
  • Oedipus Essay due on November 12th 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Addressing our Apostrophe Allergy and Group Work Time

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Apostrophe Rules
-Apostrophe Worksheet
-Oedipus Rex Essay Directions Explanation
-Group Work Time for the Dionysia

Homework:
-Oedipus Rex Essay due Nov 12th
-Group enactment of scene due Friday
-Be prepared to discuss the Exodus tomorrow

Monday, October 14, 2013

SPOTTTS Discussion

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Historic Present Tense
-Critique of Sample SPOTTTS
-Our own SPOTTS with "A Noiseless Patient Spider"

Homework:
-Finish the last two parts of the acronym for "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
-Read Scene 4 for Wednesday

Friday: Academic Conventions in Writing I

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Sample pieces of professional writing on Frankenstein

  • Title
  • Thesis
  • Introduction of the work and the author
  • Hook
-SPOTTS Analysis

Homework:
-Read and consider the sample SPOTTTs analysis
-Be prepared to discuss more Oedipus Rex on Mon

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Types of Irony: A Closer Look

Agenda:
-Bell Work (libation, comic relief)
-Finish discussion of Prologue and Scene 1
-Irony Detectives Worksheet

Homework:
-Finish Irony Detectives
-Read Scene 3
-Be prepared to discuss essay writing tomorrow

Friday, October 4, 2013

Prologue Reading Questions

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ON SOPHOCLES’S OEDIPUS REX

1. What are your first impressions of Oedipus as a person and ruler?

2. Oedipus’s kingdom, Thebes, is beset by the plague and agricultural decline—“crises”. What is significant about this situation?

3. What seems to be the function of the parados--including the strophe and the antistrophe--from what you have read?  Discuss more than just the movement of the chorus members.  

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Small Group Day with the Greeks

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Work on projects or complete assigned Greece reading

Homework:
-Finish presentations for tomorrow
-Study vocab for tomorrow
-Finish reading on the Greeks for Monday

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

History of the Greek Theater

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Oedipus Rex Vocabulary
-Worksheet + Greek Theater Videos

  • Practice note taking/viewing for particular details

Homework:
-None.  Be prepared to finish viewing tomorrow and to start working on presentations.