Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Dragon Chapter Questions

Explain the purpose of the dragon chapter.  In trying to determine it, you should answer the following first:
  1. Which isms does the dragon embody?
  2. What does the dragon's relationship to Grendel seem to be?
  3. What pieces of advice does the dragon give to Grendel?
  4. How does Grendel handle this advice/the other information the dragon gives to him?  Immediately?  By the end of the chapter?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Beowulf Test

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Beowulf test

Homework:
-Read chapters 4 + 5 of Grendel 
-Continue on with your reading journal

Friday, November 15, 2013

Western Isms in Grendel

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Vocab Quiz
-Worksheet: Labeling the isms in Grendel

Homework:
-Review Beowulf for Tuesday test
-Read chapter 3 of Grendel


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Western isms

Agenda:
-Review of yesterday
-Western isms worksheet
-A deeper look at existentialism
-The Zodiac in Grendel: words about what to look for

Homework:
-Read chapter 2 of Grendel
-Journal with connections to Foster, Zodiac, and Western isms
-Read: http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-Existentialist-Philosophy  to review existential philosophy

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Heroic and Elegiac in Beowulf

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Review of Heroic
-Handout on elegiac
-Finding examples of each in Beowulf

Homework:
-Beowulf test on Tuesday
-Finish your section for tomorrow

Friday, November 8, 2013

Oedipus Citation Examples

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

Elegy Link

Elegy Link: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nap/dialogue_elegy.htm Consider Beowulf when you are reading this

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Characterization based on Context Clues

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Group Share-outs
-Drawing of Grendel or mother based on what we are told

Homework:
-Finish Beowulf
-Finish drawing
-Essays due Nov 12th

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Beowulf Part II: Partner Review

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Grade logistics
-Partner Questions

Homework:
-Read in Beowulf up to line 2220
-Finish your partner response
-Essays due Nov 12th!!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Beowulf Reading Circle

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Discussion of Part 1 of Beowulf

Homework:
-Read through line 1812
-SPOTTTS due Friday on "The Death of a Soldier"
-Essays: due Nov 12th (do not wait until the last minute to start them)

Hero Reaction Guide

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Pop Quiz
-A little review of archetypes
-Hero anticipation guide
-A-S views on heroes
-A brief guide to epic heroes

Homework:
-Read in Beowulf through line 1812 for Wednesday
-SPOTTTS due Fri on "The Death of a Soldier" (Stevens p. 1096 in Perrines)
-Nov 12th--Essays due

Friday, November 1, 2013

Archetypical/archetypal Heroes

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Anglo-Saxon background review
-Explanation of archetype/Foster review
-Reading of archetypes for kids/relation to Oedipus Rex
-Subdivisions of archetypes + in-depth packet

Homework:
-Finish skimming the second handout
-Read in Beowulf to line 1250
-Keep a reading journal similar to what you had for the summer/make connections to Foster and keep track of the characters
-Essays (due Nov. 12th)

Halloween

Agenda:
-Bell Work
-Share-out of riddles
-Viewing of Vincent Price's Reading of "The Raven"
-Determine the mood of "The Raven" and rewrite the stanza to suit a different mood (consider denotation and connotation).

Homework:
-Essays (Nov 12th)
-Read to 1250 of Beowulf for Mon.