Mon: Each student will find an Internet picture that exemplifies each word's meaning. The student must then copy and paste the pictures into a PowerPoint show prepared by the teacher. Beginning this week, this assignment will also include finding synonyms and antonyms for words. Vocabulary abrasion appalling chafed deference gyrations malign oscillation perilous pivotal sentinel
Tue: Study the literary element of point of view using the article on pg 467 and the glossary entry on pg 1198.
Weekly Writing: Essay Option: Compare Farquhar's dream world and reality world with the dreamy world of Romanticism and the harsh realities of the Realists. Creative Writing Option: Create a short story which relies heavily upon psychology or anthropology. The story may not use the same technique that Ambrose Bierce used in "Owl Creek Bridge".
Big Ideas of Realism
Poetic Catalog Civil War Regionalism xxxCustoms xxxDialect Xxx Local Color Satire American culture, mid-1800s Themes Twain uses the form of satire to ridicule and rebuke the slaveholding society in Huck Finn. Every person deserves to be free. Huck learns that Jim is a true friend entitled to full human rights.
Week 8: Contrast Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson The two main poets of this period are sometimes considered late Romantics, not Realists. Although both of them had a strong interest in the Individual, in other ways they were opposites.
Walt Whitman Walt Whitman praised the individual in "Song of Myself" in his famous collection Leaves of Grass. He was full of the joy of life, paid for his own poems to be publish and wrote for a broad public. His poems were sometimes huge, broad sweeping things including lists, called "catalogs". Most of Whitman's poems were free verse. Instead of using a limiting meter, he used a normal cadence. Monday: Watch Walt Whitman film clip (4:59). "Song of Myself" #1 pg 347 "I Hear America Singing" pg 352 "Song of Myself" #10 pg 353
Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson lived almost entirely separated from humankind. Her poems were written for herself or a few close friends. They were usually short and precise. She often wrote about death. Many feel that her poems showed that the isolation praised by Romantics was taking a toll. Wednesday: Each student will choose one of the Emily Dickinson poems from our book and will read and explain it to the class on Thursday. Friday First recitation of individual Poetry Out Loud selection
Focus Questions How do I communicate truth? How can a person discover the truth about others?
What voice do I use to be heard? How can I influence positive changes in social behavior?
Where do I see the satire in my life?
What prejudices are we taught? How are we products of society?
What is my responsibility for my own actions?
Why is the teaching of Huck Finn so controversial? Is Huck a racist? Should Huck Finn remain required core literature in American Literature classes? How have criticisms of the book changed from its 1885 publication to now?
Essential Questions What compromises of my integrity will I make in order to be accepted?
Webpage contrasting Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman
High School Content Expectations for English this week: CE 3.1.4 Study of a Specific Author CE 2.1.3 Expand Vocabulary CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate Comprehension CE 3.3.4 Demonstrate knowledge of American minority literature and the contributions of minority writers.
Recommended stories for paper by Jack London: "In a Far Country", "The White Silence", and "An Odyssey of the North" are all from the collection Son of the Wolf. "The Law of Life" is from the collection Children of the Frost. "The Scorn of Women" and "A Daughter of the Aurora" are from the collection The God of his Fathers. "Brown Wolf" and "The Story of Keesh" are from the collection Love of Life. Any other story by Jack London
Brenowitz, S. "Cherry Hill finds new way to teach 'Huckleberry Finn" The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 16, 1997