5/17
Work on project

5/16
Discuss 2nd half of Huck Finn

5/15


5/10
Discuss play. Give assignments for following week. Huck Finn due Tuesday. "White Savior" draft due Tuesday. American rhetoric sentences due Thursday.

5/9
Field trip--NYC--Clybourne Park

5/8
Project considerations.

5/3
Finish film, complete blog about film/novel
Evaluate White Savior papers for Monday
Field Trip Wednesday.

5/2
film

5/1
Begin summer reading film
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

4/30
Discuss White Savior tweets
Check Huck Finn journals
American Rhetoric

4/27
Read Clybourne Park review. Read Poetry in Pocket poems
Read Huck Finn 21-30 for Monday with three total journal pages.
Collect White Savior paper.

4/25
Skit, discuss KONY
Read "The White Savior Industrial Complex" for Friday. One-page typed paper that addresses: thesis, evidence, and opinion. Put name on back of paper.

4/24
KONY meeting
chapters 4-18 pair summary, skit, themes

4/23
Rhetoric:
Rhetoric is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the facility of speakers or writers who attempt to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations
Alliteration
Allusion
Anadiplosis, Analogy, Anaphora, Anesis
Check Huck Finn journals

4/13
Read chapter 3. Discuss fantasy/reality, romance novels and Tom Sawyer
Read through chapter 20 for Monday April 24.
One-journal page every five chapters (3 total)


4/12
Class selection period.

4/10
Discuss "The Fence"
narrative structure, theme

4/9
Distribute course selection sheet and books
Read chapter one of Huck Finn

4/5
Boomtown/Possession
reality/fantasy

4/4
Collect The Piano Lesson papers and discuss ideas
Vocab practice 17

4/3
Education reform discussion
http://www.schooltube.com/video/2cb4889891b0c637f8f8/

3/29
Finish The Pian Lesson
Paper due 4/4

3/28
Write paragraph about educational merit of museum visit.
http://www.studiomuseum.org/exhibition/spiral-perspectives-african-american-art-collective

3/23-3/27
Continue with The Piano Lesson

3/22
View first 12-minutes of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep.
Read Act 1, scene ii of The Piano Lesson for Monday.

3/20
Absent. Begin watching A Raisin in the Sun.

3/19
Discuss questions 1-4 on page 1114. Return projects.

3/16
Finish reading A Raisin in the Sun" and discuss critical perspectives
Read Act I, scene i of The Piano Lesson for Monday with ten sentence blog.
http://ebergman.edublogs.org/2012/03/16/the-piano-lesson/

3/14
Collect project
Continue with "A Raisin in the Sun"

3/13
Read play

3/12
Return SAT writing practice
Continue with Raisin. Identify with character. Most select Mama, Beneatha, or Walter.
Project due Wednesday.

3/9
SAT practice writing
"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell."
-Confucius

3/8
Editor in Chief
Finish Act II, sc. 1

3/5, 6
Continue A Raisin in the Sun, finish ACT I.
Project due March 14.

3/2
Paraphrase exercise
Continue with A Raisin in the Sun.

3/1
Continue with play
Vocabulary SAT practice 13

2/29
Collect project ideas. Discuss play vs. other forms of literature. Begin A Raisin in the Sun.

2/27
Visit Lynn Hydek at library for book discussion

2/16
Visit Lynn Hydek for YA novel.

2/10 to 2/15
Free choice book.

2/9
Listen to "Araby" and compare to "The Dead"
Select free reading book.

2/8
John Huston's "The Dead"

2/7
Discuss "The Circular Ruins"
Read and discuss David Brooks article
Flood the Zone

2/6
Discuss "Black Man and White Woman in a Dark Green Rowboat"
Read "The Circular Ruins"
Read "The Dead" for Wednesday

2/3
No Class

2/2
Listen to Hands
Grotesque=
a character who "takes one of the many truths in life and pursues it obsessively

Homework:
Monday:
* "Black Man and White Woman in a Dark Green Rowboat"
  • pages 1039-1069
Tuesday:
  • pages 1070-1086
  • :The Circular Ruins"
Wednesday:
"The Dead"

2/1
Dicuss "Civil Peace"
Show two short films about Nigeria-Biafia

1/31
vocabulary chapter 12
Discuss "Black Ice"
Reading schedule with one-page journal:
"Civil Peace" for Wednesday
"Hands" Thursday
"Black Man and White Woman in a Dark Green Rowboat" for Monday

1/30
Collect mini portfolio
What is a short story?
Read Joe Dornich's "Shadows"
1/28
The Youth in Us
Syllabus

First Semester:
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
assignment: book review
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
assignment: presentation



The Poisonwood Bible:
Katie: Western vs. Eastern, African tribal values
David: Chapter titles
Shelby: sisterhood
Lucas: colonialism
Jordan: popularity of book
Lenny: History of Congo, 1960 0verthrow
Brandy: Book title
Miranda: other African atrocities
Allie: Today in Congo
Ethan: symbols
Emilie: novel as feminism


Choice books:
Katie: The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck
David: Neighbors by Thomas Berger
Shelby: The English Major by Jim Harrison
Lucas: Feed by MT Anderson
Jordan: Billy Phelan's Greatest Game by William Kennedy
Lenny: New York Triolgy by Paul Auster
Brandy: The Beans of Egypt Maine by Carolyn Chute
Miranda: Hard Rain Falling by Don Carpenter
Allie: The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler
Ethan: This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff
Emilie: The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Puritans

Age of Reason (American Enlightenment)
Bullet in the Brain--Tobias Wolff
Romanticism
10/17
Steven Pincker on TED
Notes:
10/19/11
Reason
science, reason, blank slate, deism. Franklin, Paine
Romance
emotion, intuition, individual, nature, noble savage, Irving, Hawthorne, Poe
Rip Van Winkle

10/21
Collect projects and present
Read chapters 1-3 from Into the Wild. One journal page for each chapter.

10/24



Into the Wild Please enter a five-sentence blog after each reading assignment. 10/25 4-6 10/27 7-12 10/28 13-15 10/31 16 to end 11/4 Paper Blog http://ebergman.edublogs.org/ Essay prompt (due 11/4): On balance, do you believe McCandless was a reckless greenhorn or a well-prepared wilderness adventurer? Why? --





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10/27
Discuss chapters 7-12

10/28
Finish discussing 7-12
Watch Bartholomew's Song and relate to Chris McCandless
Read first two paragrpahs of Walden, "Solitude"
Continue blogs as novel due Monday

10/31
Exam in-class:
Pretend you are Chris McCandless. How would he receive news of this novel's publication? Consider: style, linear structure, point of view, inclusion/exclusion, tone, etc. (60 minute test)

11/1
Begin film, read Ebert review
Please type your in-class essay using MLA formats for this Friday. Add at
three quotes from amazon.com, customer comments.

http://www.amazon.com/Into-Wild-Jon-Krakauer/dp/0307387178/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320178705&sr=1-1
11/2
mise-en-scene:
character movement, lighting
mise-en-shot:
camera movement
camera angle
camera distance:
ELS, LS, FS, AMER SHOT, MS, CU, ECU

11/4
Collect typed papers
Continue film--consider shot techniques
Read half of "Economy" for Monday

11/7
Continue with film
Discuss "Economy"
Finish chapter for Wednesday.

11/8
Vocab. practice chapter 6
Finish film.
Finish "Economy" for Wednesday

11/9
Watch 17 minute special feature Into the Wild
Discuss Thoreau's Economy
"Where I Lived and What I Lived For due Monday
Vocab. paragraph due Monday with 10 words from chapter and character

11/10

Peer edit McCandless papers for
MLA format, blended quotes, 12 font, Times New Roman, active voice, spacing
Due Monday: 2nd draft, paragraph vocabulary chapter 6, "Where I Lived....."

11/14
Discuss "Where I Lived and What I Lived For" as it pertains to outside walk
Read Vocabulary paragraphs and incorporate sentence structures
Play Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
Read "Solitude" for Tuesday
Find a song that addresses vision (clarity)

11/15
Hand-in revised essay
Hand-in revised paragraph
Vocab. reading practice chapter 7

11/16
Begin watching 2,000,000 minutes.
Peer edit Into the Wild essay.using SAT 1-6 rubric
Assignment-revise chapter 6 vocabulary with sentence variety and word meaning in context
Discuss "Solitude"

11/18
Begin watching 2,000,000 minutes
Read "The Pond in Winter" to the end for Tuesday
Discuss Curtis White's "The Spirit of Disobedience"

11/22
Discuss "The Pond in WInter"
"Spring"
"Conclusion"

11/28
Starter=Blue Zone Happy
Read New York Times Congo Election article (related to The Poisonwood Bible)
Continue with 2.000,000 Minutes (Five why and five how)
Homework:
Print Poetry Out Loud poem
Congo election blog
Select three book to read in order from e-mail.
11/29
Vocabulary unit 8
Book Assignments:
The Social Animal by David Brooks: Allie, Katie, Chitt, Shelby
How by Dov Seidman: Lenny, Lucas, Brandi
Thrive by Dan Buettner: Miranda, Emilie, Jordan, Ethan
Discuss "Civil Disobedience" and "Living without Principle"
Homework: 1) vocabulary paragraph chapter 8, 2) political compass blog

12/2
Discuss "Civil Disobedience" in relation to results of political compass results.
http://www.politicalcompass.org/analysis
Collect vocavulary 8 paragraphs.
Homework:
1) Take the political compass test as if you were Chris McCandless or Henry David Thoreau.
Write a ten-sentence blog (edublogs) explaining why this individual would place where they do on the chart. Include name of either McCandless or Thoreau and the coordinates.
2) Read Emerson's "Self-Reliance" essay. Select two important quotes and write a one-page journal entry why the quote could conceivably influence Thoreau.
3) Memorize first four line of your Poetry Out Loud poem.
4) Order book that you've been assigned. Get used copies as they are quite inexpensive from Amazon.

12/5
Read first four lines of poem. Next four lines due Friday. 3rd and final draft of Into the Wild due Thursday. Vocabulary paragraph 9 due Friday.
Discuss "Self-Relience" and check two journal entries.

12/6
Discuss advertisements from today's presentation on media literacy.

12/7
Read New York Times piece on Emerson.

12/8
Read Emerson article and discuss with substitute
In-class essay question: What does this article say about Emerson's influence on today's self-centered world view?
Essay revisions, Vocabulary paragraphs, first 8 lines of poem memorize

12/12
Recite first 8 lines of poem
Discuss Emerson article.
Please order books/received by 12/19/presentation after NYear

12/13
Collect Into the Wild 3rd draft
Read Class Matters. Why Won't We Admit it?
Discuss left/right response to article/Emerson worldview

12/14
Sub
Vocabulary practice week 10
Read and annotate Emerson's Divinity School Address.

12/15
Revisit Emerson article and paper.
Read Divinity School Address with hypertext. Will present on Friday.
Students begin receiving presentation books.
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/emerson/essays/dsahyp.html

12/16
Present sections of Divinity School.

12/20
Read Emerson's poem "Terminus" and discuss/free write
Poem due on Wednesday. Presentations begin 1/9, Shoreline Writing Contest 1/18

12/21
Recite poems.

12/22
Apples

12/23
Auggie Wren
Continue reading book selection. Begin thinking about 20-minute video based on findings in book. For every 30 pages, one-page journal response based on line or premise.

1/4 and 5
Continue planning for presentations and video.

1/6
Vocabulary practice 11
Project work

Dates:
  • journals (e very 30 pages of reading) 1/9
*presentations 1/9-1/13
*video 1/17
*Shoreline Writing 1/18
  • Thornton 2/1


1/9-17
Book presentations

1/18
10-12 minute film due

Exam Review:
  • poem
  • book choice questions
  • essential questions