Saturday, August 20, 2016

English 1B - Schedule (Fall 2016)

Spent most of my Saturday finalizing the Reading / Assignment schedule... Here it is!

English 1B – Course Schedule

Aug. 22nd (Mon): Discuss online stories:
             “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
            In Class Reading: "The Story of an Hour" (98-101)

Aug. 24th (Wed): Discuss: “A&P” STORIES (460-467)
            Hero Character Workshop (Bring in an example of a hero character.)

Aug. 29th (Mon):  Discuss: “A Rose for Emily” STORIES (133-143)
            Discuss: “I’m a Mad Dog Biting Myself for Sympathy” STORIES (126-133)
            Workshop: Psychological Criticism

Aug. 31st (Wed): Discuss: "The Yellow Wallpaper" (STORIES) (150-167)
            Discuss “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck (STORIES) (448-458)
            Workshop: Feminist Theory in Literature

Sept. 5th (Mon): NO SCHOOL (Labor Day)

Sept. 7th (Wed): Discuss: “A Hunger Artist” by Franz Kafka (STORIES) (218-228)
            Discuss “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” (STORIES) (143-150)
            Magic Realism Workshop

Sept. 12th (Mon): Fiction Mini-Exam
            Discuss: "Winky" (STORIES) (423-437)
            Peer Review: Bring Draft of Short Story Analysis
Sept. 14th (Wed): Antagonist Workshop
            Bring in discussions notes / example of a villain from literature or film.
            Discuss: “A Cask of Amontillado” (STORIES) (390 - 397)
            Discuss: “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
                        (STORIES) (316-333)

Sept. 19th (Mon): Short Story Analysis Due
            In Class Reading: "Trifles" (PLAYS)

Sept. 21st (Wed): Mid Term Preparation    
            Discuss "Uncle Ben's Choice" (STORIES) (3-8)
            Discuss "The Swimmer" (STORIES)

Sept. 26th (Mon):  Mid Term – Short Answer Essays

Sept. 28th (Wed): Poetry Overview / Bring Poetry Textbooks
            In class Reading: Billy Collins poems (POEMS) (64-69)
Oct. 3rd (Mon): Classic American Poetry
            Discuss Robert Frost: (POEMS) (119-124)
            Discuss Emily Dickinson (POEMS) (80-84)
            Discuss Langston Hughes (POEMS) (170-173)

Oct. 5th (Wed): Poetry and Art
            Discuss William Blake Poems (POEMS) (31-34)
            Discuss Edgar Allen Poe (POEMS) (248-253)
Oct. 10th (Mon): Workshop: What Makes a Sonnet?
            William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 18"(POEMS) (276)
            John Keats’ “When I Have Fears” (POEMS) (181)
            Thomas Hardy’s “Hap” (POEMS) (135)
            Gerard Manley Hopkins’ “The Windhover” (POEMS) (161)

Oct. 12th (Wed): Poetry Mini-Exam
            Poetry Workshop -- Part One

Oct. 17th (Mon):  Poetry Workshop -- Part Two
            Bring an introduction / thesis statement of your Poetry Essay

Oct. 19th (Wed): Poet / Author Seminar #1

Oct. 24th (Mon): Poet / Author Seminar #2  

Oct. 26th (Wed): Peer Review - Bring Draft of your Poetry Essay

Oct. 31st (Mon): Discuss: "Young Goodman Brown" (STORIES) (167-180)
            Halloween -- Bring a creepy story / poem to share with the class.
            Creative Writing / Flash Fiction Workshop
Nov. 2nd (Wed): Poetry Essay Due
            Watch Film: The Importance of Being Earnest

Nov. 7th (Mon): Workshop -- Creative Writing Activity / Playwriting

Nov. 9th (Wed): Discuss Act One and Act Two of A Doll's House

Nov. 14th (Mon): Discuss Act Three of A Doll's House

Nov. 16th (Wed): Read the first 30 pages (or more) of one of the following plays:
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Oedipus the King
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Fences
  • Wit
Nov. 21st (Mon): Finish reading one of the above plays of your own selection.
            Group discussions or plays
            Workshop: Combining Literary Criticism with Biographic Research
Nov. 23rd (Wed): Outlining / Essay Development Workshop

Nov. 28th (Mon): Final Prep: Discuss “Cathedral” (STORIES) (61-76)
            "Everyday Use" (STORIES) (469-478)

Nov. 30th (Wed): Final Prep Part Two: Discuss "Hills Like White Elephants"     (STORIES) (180-186)
            Discuss: "The Things They Carried" (STORIES) (333-351)

Dec. 5th (Mon) Peer Review - Bring Draft of your Drama Analysis Essay

Dec. 7th (Wed): Final Prep Part Three: Discuss "The Gift of the Magi"
            MLA Check -- Bring your latest draft of your essay.
            Discuss Handout: Short Answer Essay Questions for the Final

Dec. 12th (Mon): Final In-Class Essay
            Drama Analysis Essay Due

Today's Creative Projects: 

Do gardening and yard work count as creative? If so, I was creative for about an hour this morning. 

I'm also planning out some of the scenes from the tail end of Act One for "Around the World in 80 Days." 

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