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1 Welcome to English 12 From literature to life... A year of reading literature from around the world, and writing about the lessons we can learn from it.

2 Please prepare for bell work by having your journal out and a pen or pencil ready. Listening to announcements quietly and respectfully is part of our participation in this class. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Regular journals are worth 5 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

3 Journal #19 1-11-11 Finishing well… As you look towards the end of the year, what things do you want to do between now and when you say farewell to Holy Names? What do you want to do to prepare yourself for life after high school? What do you want to do to complete your experience here? What business do you need finished? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

4 Journal #20 1-18-11 What does it mean to be a man? What does it mean to be a woman? Where do you get these ideas? Do you agree with them? What if anything would you change about peoples perceptions of being a woman? Or being man? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

5 Journal #21 1-25-11 Honor is the reward of virtue. - Marcus Tullius Cicero What is your idea of honor? How do you define it? In school? In your personal life? In your relationships? In your responsibilities? Do you try to live up to it? How well do you do? Do those around you live up to it? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

6 Journal #22 2-1-11 What do you think are your best attributes? What do you find attractive about yourself? What would you like others to find attractive about you? What, if anything, would you change about yourself, on the outside or inside. If its too hard to answer about yourself, then you may write about someone else you find attractive (platonically) and describe their attributes instead. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

7 Journal #23 2-8-11 Describe the most significant celebration youve ever had. Describe it in as much detail as possible. Why was it significant? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

8 Journal #24 2-15-11 Write about anything you want for five minutes. If you cant think of anything, write about your plans for this weekend. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

9 Please take out your anthology and prepare to review literature for your midterm. Take out a pen and be ready to use the graphic organizer on your desk. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

10 Journal #25 2-22-11 Write a letter to a recent immigrant to the United States. What advice do you give them to understand our countrys culture and how they can succeed in it. What, if any, warnings would you give them. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

11 Journal #26 3-1-11 Write an informal Dear Reader to your audience of your MG Project. Describe whats in your project so far, and what you think it says about your topic. What have you learned about your topic and what new insights do you have about it? What do you hope the audience understands better as a result of reading your project? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

12 Journal #27 3-15-11 What are your impressions of your independent reading book? Why did you choose it? What are you interested in learning from it? Which of the four roles described do you think will be the easiest for you, and which will be the hardest/least interesting? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

13 Journal #29 3-29-11 Write about your long weekend. If it was boring, make things up! Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

14 Journal #28 3-22-11 Would you rather be able to fly or turn invisible. Why would this be your preferred choice? What would you do if you had this superpower? Would there be any aspect of your life that would remain the same? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

15 Journal #30 4-05-11 What do you remember about your childhood dreams? What did you want to do with your life when you were little? What do these goals say about you as a person? Do you think this is still true about you? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

16 Journal #31 4-12-11 What do you think the major themes of your independent reading book are? What do you think the major arguments or lessons are from the story? Us specifics to support. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

17 Journal #33 5-10-11 Write a story to support one of the following six word memoirs. Bring to life a scene that illustrates this, and make sure to develop it with details. 1.Personally I just blame the hormones. 2.I miss all my imaginary friends. 3. It is very very very complicated. 4. Finally learned weird is a compliment. 5.We're the family you gossip about. 6. My brain is a box of crayons. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

18 Journal #34 5-17-11 What are your plans for the day after school? How will you commemorate your biggest accomplishment to date? Are these related to your summer plans? Do you have summer plans already? What are your thoughts as your future stretches before you. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Journals are worth 3 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

19 Staring upward pretending to be elsewhere. Finally learned weird is a compliment. My bran is a box of crayons.Mom just revoked my creative license. My life is based upon lies.Considered joining circus, foolishly chose college. Aspiration: Colonize Mars. You're not invited. I miss all my imaginary friends.I've written a lot of beginnings. But I'm working on my endings. If not through whispers, in texts. I'm still scared of a B+I t is very very very complicated. I live bigger than your labels. I would have. You never asked. Life's full of awkward turtle moments. I don't rock. Guitar Hero lies. I never got my Hogwarts Letter. Hoping your jealous of my shoes. Hair's pink to piss you off. Personally I just blame the hormones. We're the family you gossip about. I can be my own hero. My diary is read by everyone. Note to boys - I quit. Staring upward pretending to be elsewhere.Finally learned weird is a compliment.My bran is a box of crayons.

20 Speaker: Randy Pausch Company: Carnegie Mellon University Expertise: Professor of Virtual Reality/AI Studies Topic: Realizing Childhood Dreams

21 Multi-Genre Research Project 1-20-11 Please get out a piece of paper and answer the following questions on your chosen topic. What do you know about your subject? Why are you interested in this topic? What do you want to know about your subject? Does this topic relate to you at all? What are some questions you might ask about your topic? Where do you think you might get information about your topic? Beyond your research paper, can you think of any other types of writing you might want to include in your project? Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.

22 The Things They Carried Please get out a piece of paper and prepare to do some notes and quotes. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade.

23 Kiss of the Spider Woman Prompt 1-27-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write about the prompt for Kiss of the Spider Woman. This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro, body and conclusion. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

24 Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Authors Argument -Analyzing Character Development -Visualize What You Read Choose either the character of Valentin or Molina and write about their sense of honor. What does it mean to them, to do the right thing. Again, this essay should be a minimum of three paragraphs with an introduction and concluding paragraphs. Make sure your thesis clearly articulates what each character thinks it means to do the right thing.

25 Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig Character or Argument Essay How does Puig juxtapose Molina and Valentins difference senses of honor? Your thesis can be about the difference between them or the effect of this difference. Or Choose either Molena and Valentin and trace how the character develops/changes/ evolves through the play. You may instead choose how their perception of the other character changes instead. Min 2 1/2 pages Intro, body conclusions. Remember your writing goals.

26 Another Evening at the Club Prompt 2-10-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write about the prompt for Another Evening at the Club This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro, body and conclusion. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

27 Please fill out your participation rubric for February at the bell. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

28 Another Evening at the Club Alifa Rifaat In Class Prompt Please write on one of the following ideas in a three paragraph essay. Please include at least two quotes to support. 1.What is the authors argument? 2.To what effect does the author use style in her story? 3.How does the authors description of the cultural context set up the authors story or help us understand the story better? Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an authors style -Analyzing an authors argument

29 Personal Essay Prompt 2-17-11 Please take out a piece of paper and get ready to write a short essay on a choice of two personal topics. This should be a minimum three paragraph essay with an intro, body and conclusion. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

30 Research Essay Prompt 3-17-11 Please take out a piece of paper and write a short (3 paragraph) expository essay describing your research paper. Include your thesis and continue with a concise explanation with specifics. In academic terms this is called an abstract. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

31 Research Essay Rubric Review 3-24-11 Please get your research paper rubric out from your folders. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

32 4-14-11 Character Development Prompt Your prompt should include a sense of how the character lands at the end of the story and how her/his perception of self has changed, or how his/her actions or thoughts have changed by the end of the story. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

33 The Yellow Wallpaper Prompt This should be in a structured format that includes the following: -Introduction with a thesis - have an idea about what you believe Gillmans argument is. -Support these with specifics from the story. -Conclusion -relating it to the story or life in general. Bell Work Bell Work should begin at the bell and is done quietly. You will be graded on this in your participation grade. Lit Prompts are worth 10 pts and are graded on thoroughness of answer, and writing style

34 Lit Circles 1. Kate LettaJoe Grace Haroun 2.Tram Kaiya Samurai's Garden 3.Taylor JeriAna Lily Like Water 4.Sam A. Brea Miko Like Water 5.Laura Sam B. Samfe Nicole Like Water 6.Mhyls Toni Karae Like Water 7.Brenda Carolyn Sarah Jasmine 8.Samari Marah Tram Jasmine

35 Lit Circle Beginnings 1.Read independently for fifteen minutes 2.Prepare for you discussion by thinking about the following questions How do you see the author starting out his/her book? How does it start? With action? Description? How does the author set the scene? Who? What? When? Where? What does he/she choose to tell us at the front? What does this tell you about the style of the novel? Images, Similes, Metaphors, Tone, Langage (Diction), Sentence Types (Syntax) How does this predict to you about what the novel will be like? What words do you particularly notice? 3. Be ready to discuss these things with your group.

36 Lit Circle Part 1 1.Discuss your questions in your lit circle. Discuss the findings of you individual roles. Make sure youre using the text and being a good participant in the discussion. 2.Make sure to do housekeeping and assign roles and pages for the next week. 3.If you are reading The Guest please write your one page response on the character question provided for you lit circle book.

37 Personal Essay Pre Write In-Class Prompt Please write on one of the following ideas in a three paragraph essay. Please include at least two specific pieces of evidences. 1.What piece of art, music, literature has opened your eyes or taught you something? What did it teach you? Or 2. What unsuccessful experience or hardship have you experienced, and what did you learn from it? Please include: -Intro paragraph -One or more body paragraphs -Conclusion

38 Personal Essay Due February 24th Please choose one of the topics offered in the pre- write and write a personal essay (two page minimum). Include multiple specifics and make sure to develop them with analysis or interpretation. Topic Options: 1.What piece of art, music, literature has opened your eyes or taught you something? 2. What unsuccessful experience or hardship have you experienced, and what did you learn from it? Please include: -Intro paragraph -3 or more body paragraphs -Conclusion

39 Please consider using the following format which will ensure that you meet all of the requirements of the prompt. Intro Paragraph Provide opening lines that draw reader in. Provide background information necessary (at least author and text reference) State your thesis and make sure it is specific and clear. Thesis: I.e. In Kafkas Metamorphosis, the ease with which Gregor gives up his life at the end of the story shows that he thought his life was important to begin with. Body Paragraph Introduce paragraph with topic sentence that introduces first evidence. Topic Sentence: Kafka shows the idea that Gregor doesnt think his life is important by his never thinking of himself. 2. Provide a specific (or a quote) including the scene and lines. A specific is a statement, conversation, speech, action, etc. 3. Analyze (interpret) to show how this supports your thesis. (I.e. what this means is…) 4. Transition to next quote or give another reason why. (I.e another example of this is…) Transition: Even as it becomes clear that Gregors own family doesnt care about him, he still cares more about them than he does his own life. 5. Include second specific instance or quote to support. 6. Analyze specific instance to show how this supports thesis. Concluding Paragraph (3 sentences) Restate thesis, and include your final thoughts, relating your thesis to larger ideas in the story or life.

40 May I become at all times, both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without light A place of refuge for those who lack shelter And a servant to all in need. –Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

41 May I become at all times, both now and forever A protector for those without protection A guide for those have lost their way A ship for those with oceans to cross A bridge for those with rivers to cross A sanctuary for those in danger A lamp for those without light A place of refuge for those who lack shelter And a servant to all in need. –Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

42 IS HOMEWORK REALLY NECESSARY? Homework is an important part of the learning process in school. One reason is that homework gives students additional practice of skills covered in class; even though, sometimes it is time wasting and busy work at home that does not guarantee an effective learning. From north to south, and from east to west school classes are too short to teach a new concept and practice it sufficiently for students to master. Students need both guided practice in class and independent practice at home. Another reason for homework is that it provides time to complete longer assignments. For example, the ideal composition process allows time for students to think and to reflect on their ideas, as well as time to revise and to proofread their writing; likewise a persuasive essay. Also, reports and special projects often require research that cannot always be done at school. In addition, since all students do not work at the same speed, giving students time at home to finish work keeps them from falling behind. How about answering the following question: How much amount of task is required? A review of more than 60 research studies showed that, within certain limits, there is a positive correlation between the amount of work done at the achievement of students. The synthesis of the investigation also revealed that an excess of tasks can be extremely counterproductive. The task overload can cause children burn out. Supported by research, it was launched a 10-minute rule, the commonly accepted practice of allocating 10 minutes of homework per day per grade level. For example, under this system, a 1st grader would receive 10 minutes of homework per night, whilst grade fifth students would get 50 minutes worth; 9th grader- 90 minutes of homework and so on. Some students, however has the capacity of doing homework in less time. Finally; the most important reason for homework is that it ensures to review new material and old material by practicing in daily assignments. Students who do their homework daily are prepared for tests and make better grades. In conclusion, not only is homework essential to mastering new skills and maintaining previously learned skills, but it also guarantees constant review and provides time for longer assignments, as well as additional time for students who need it. Students, do your daily homework, make better grades, and learn more! And do not complain.

43 Bell Work Vocab Lesson 13 Please have your books out and be ready to correct at the bell.

44 Bell Work Vocab Lesson 13 Review Please have your books and a piece of paper out to prepare for Vocab Review

45 Lit Circles We will be meeting and discussing novels over the next four weeks.

46 Some feel that largesse amongst privilege upper class people ends up being more condescending than helpful. I saw the students asking questions but realized they were temporizing because the quiz was next. He accosted me outside the supermarket to sign a petition for human rights in Tibet. Her overt attempt to copy off my paper made me feel sorry for her and her future. She tried to impress him with the verbiage she had learned from her new job at Jamba Juice. He just thought the feckless girl should have have gone to college. Distraught by his insulting attitude, the teacher thought it incumbent on her to give him the bad news about his grade. He was not able to glean the meaning of the foreign film, so he quickly looked up a synopsis on his Iphone to impress his girlfriend. Some think vocabulary is an esoteric discipline, but we are judged by the words we use more than we realize. The teachers idiosyncratic manner of spitting when she spoke excitedly caused students to opt for the back row. She was a neophyte to football, but she had studied up in order to impress the quarterback because she really wanted to be prom queen. The elementary production of Rent was a travesty because they cut all of the naughty parts out to make it age appropriate.

47 First Personal Essay What does it mean to end well? Finishing well means ______________ and to do this I must _______________. 3 Paragraph Essay Intro At least one body paragraph Conclusion

48 Something something. (NO INTRO) I have officially gotten to the age where I am conscious of the fact that life is not forever. Not that, I am looking forward to dying, but the truth is I am aware of the fact that my life is passing faster than I ever imagined possible. This puts me in mind of the fact that more than anything, I would like to finish life well. (MIDDLE PART KIND OF OBVIOUS AND NOT INTERESTING) Finishing well means having made the best use of what I have been give in life, and to do this I must know what I have to work with and use this to help others and live out my passions. (THESIS VAGUE) I have been blessed with a lot of things, but I dont often think about them or make a list. For example, I have a wonderful family, good health, opportunities to do things I love (like writing) and a job I enjoy (not to be taken for granted). Some of these things are things I havent had any responsibility for, and some of these things have been the results of har work, and choices I think Ive made well. When I think of using what I have to help others, I realize that to finish well I want to live with my family in a way that builds them up and encourages them. I am grateful for everything they do for me I want to make sure that I am paying them back at least in that way. (INSERT SPECIFIC HERE) I also have a lot of resources that would allow me to help people outside of my own world.

49 Laura James' painting Maypole Mother uses symbolic imagery to explore the complex relationship between a mother and her children. The mother figure sits in a chair as the center, painted with soft colors and pronounced curves. On the edges of the room, three small figures exit via arched doorways. The dashing figures appear childlike with their long braids and maryjane shoes. As the children leave the room, the outside world also encroaches with the clouds moving in through the doorways, the ceiling removed for a visible sky, and grass-like plants visible along the edges of the walls. The painter shows the inevitability of the children's departure in this way. The mother's expression is pensive even as she sits still and can do nothing to stop the inevitability of this leaving. At the same time, however, strings extend from knitting held by the mother and connect her to her children in ways that may almost seem unconscious to the children. This symbolically depicts the continued ties to their mother these children have that are not severed even as they leave.

50 Kiss of the Spider Woman Manuel Puig An intensely moving play about love, fantasy, and victimization, Manuel Puigs Kiss of the Spider Woman takes place in a Latin America prison during the backdrop of the horrors that happened under the dictatorship ruling Argentina in the late 1970s. At its heart, the play is about the relationship between Molina, a romantic fantasist condemned for his sexuality, and Valentin, a young Marxist rebel punished for his ideals. In this intricate and powerful portrayal of two strikingly different men, it is the glamorous world of movies that allows them to form an unlikely friendship that imbues both men with a hope for survival. As Puig writes, The two characters are oppressed, prisoners of their roles, and whats interesting is that at a certain moment they manage to flee from the characters they imposed on themselves. Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Authors Argument -Analyzing Character Development -Visualize What You Read

51 Telephone Conversation Wole Soyinka In Telephone Conversation, the author/narrator relates a conversation between herself and a potential landlady. After a self-confession to the landlady of being Africa, a discussion ensues about the darkness of the narrators skin. Please read this and be prepared to write a prompt articulating what you believe the authors argument to be. Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Authors Argument

52 Telephone Conversation Wole Soyinka Please write a three paragraph prompt (intro, body, and conclusion) on the poems main idea. Articulate what you believe the authors major idea or argument is for the piece. Use at least two quotes to support this. Practicing the skills of: -Evaluating Authors Argument

53 Another Night in the Club Alifa Rifaat Fatma Abdullah Rifaat was born in Cairo to a well-to-do architect and his wife. Raised in the countryside, Rifaat was a precocious child who demonstrated early her gift for writing. By the age of nine, she had written poetry describing "the despair in our village," and for which she was punished. Rifaat attended the British Institute in Cairo from 1946 to 1949. Despite her wishes to continue her education, her father forced her to marry a mining engineer; this unconsummated marriage lasted eight months. In July 1952 Rifaat married a cousin, Hussein Rifaat, who was a police officer and with whom she had three children. Traveling with her husband for his work, Rifaat had the opportunity to observe Egyptian life in all its diversity. (Cont.) Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an authors style -Analyzing an authors argument

54 Another Night in the Club Alifa Rifaat Rifaat began writing again and published a short story in 1955 as Alifa Rifaa, a pseudonym she used until 1960, when her husband demanded she stop writing altogether. For more than a decade, she complied with his wishes, during which time she avidly studied literature, science, astronomy, and history. After a bout of illness in 1973, her husband permitted her to resume her writing. Beginning in 1974, she published a number of short stories in a literary journal, followed by a collection of short stories, Eve Returns with Adam to Paradise (1975), and a novel, The Jewel of Pharo (1978). She continued to publish short stories through the 1980s following the death of her husband. In 1984 Rifaat won the Excellence Award from the Modern Literature Assembly. She has contributed nearly one hundred short stories to Arabic and English magazines, and her work has been produced for television. Her novel Girls of Baurdin was published in 1995. Practicing the skills of: -Understanding Literature in Context (Cultural) -Describing an authors style -Analyzing an authors argument

55 The Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gillman Charlotte Perkins Gilman was best known in her time as a crusading journalist and feminist intellectual, a follower of such pioneering womens rights advocates as Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Gilmans great-aunt. Gilman was concerned with political inequality and social justice in general, but the primary focus of her writing was the unequal status of women within the institution of marriage. Gilman argued that womens obligation to remain in the domestic sphere robbed them of the expression of their full powers of creativity and intelligence, while simultaneously robbing society of women whose abilities suited them for professional and public life. An essential part of her analysis was that the traditional power structure of the family made no one happynot the woman who was made into an unpaid servant, not the husband who was made into a master, and not the children who were subject to both. (Sparknotes.com/Gilman) Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Characters Development -Analyzing an Authors Argument -Describing an authors style.

56 Roselily Alice Walker Alice Walker is the award winning author of The Color Purple. Practicing the skills of: -Descrbing an Authors Style -Analyzing an Authors Argument -Literature in Context - Culture

57 Bellwork Jasmine - In Class Prompt Bharati Mukherjee Please take out a piece of paper to write about what you have observed about Jasmines character. Choose one or two characteristics and explain how Mukherjee shows this/these with examples (2 quotes from the text). This essay should include an introductory, body and concluding paragraph. You will have 30 minutes to complete this. Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Characters Development -Analyzing an Authors Argument

58 The Lost Sister Cathy Song A native of Honolulu, Cathy Song received her B.A. at Wellesley College and her M.A. from Boston University. She lives and teaches in Hawaii. Her first volume of verse was Picture Bride (1983), for which she received both the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award. Her collection School Figures was published in 1994. wps.prenhall.com Practicing the skills of: -Analyzing an Authors Argument Foot Binding - as a custom practiced on young girls and women for approximately one thousand years in China, beginning in the 10th century and ending in the first half of 20th century.

59 Jasmine Bharati Mukherjee From english.emory.edu Bharati Mukherjee was born on July 27, 1940 to wealthy parents, Sudhir Lal and Bina Mukherjee in Calcutta, India. She learned how to read and write by the age of three. In 1947, she moved to Britain with her family at the age of eight and lived in Europe for about three and a half years. By the age of ten, Mukherjee knew that she wanted to become a writer, and had written numerous short stories. After getting her B.A from the University of Calcutta in 1959 and her M.A. in English and Ancient Indian Culture from the University of Baroda in 1961, she came to the United States of America. Having been awarded a scholarship from the University of Iowa, earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing in 1963 and her Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature in 1969. While studying at the University of Iowa, she met and married a Canadian student from Harvard, Clark Blaise, on September 19, 1963. The two writers met and, after a brief courtship, married within two weeks. Together, the two writers have produced two books along with their other independent works. Mukherjee's career a professor and her marriage to Blaise Clark has given her opportunities to teach all over the United States and Canada. Currently she is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Practicing the skills of: -Analyze Characters Development -Analyzing an Authors Argument

60 Alicia Partnoy (born 1955 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is a human rights activist, poet, and translator. (cont.)] She was taken from her home and her two- year old daughter on January 12, 1977, by the Army and imprisoned at a concentration camp named The Little School (La Escuelita).[2][3] For three and a half months, Partnoy was blindfolded. She was brutally beaten, starved, molested, and forced to live in inhuman conditions. She spent a total of two and a half years as a prisoner of conscience, with no charges. In 1979, she was forced to leave the country and moved to the U.S. where she was reunited with her daughter and her husband. In 1985, she told her story of what had happened to her at The Little School, in an eponymous book.[4] The world began to open its eyes to the treatment of women in reference to the disappearances of Latin America. Maria Hathaway Spencer

61 Nguyen Minh Son behind me the autumn wind blows me home -issa

62 A Blessing – John O'Donahue On the day when the weight deadens on your shoulders and you stumble, may the clay dance to balance you. And when your eyes freeze behind the grey window and the ghost of loss gets in to you, may a flock of colours, indigo, red, green, and azure blue come to awaken in you a meadow of delight. When the canvas frays in the currach of thought and a stain of ocean blackens beneath you, may there come across the waters a path of yellow moonlight to bring you safely home. May the nourishment of the earth be yours, may the clarity of light be yours, may the fluency of the ocean be yours, may the protection of the ancestors be yours. And so may a slow wind work these words of love around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.

63 No More Clichés By Octavio Paz Mexican poet, writer, and diplomat, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. With Pablo Neruda and César Vallejo, Paz is one of the several Latin American poets whose work has had wide international impact. Although many of Paz's poems are developed within the discipline of regular meter and rhyme, he has also experimented with the form. We are practicing: -Evaluating an authors argument

64 The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien OBriens series of short stories about experiences in Vietnam was categorized as a fiction although the narrators name is the same as OBriens and the stories were admittedly based on his own experiences in Vietnam as a soldier. This psudo memoir relates the banal details of soldiers lives as it relates to their negotiating death and the larger questions of the justice and purpose of the war. We are practicing: -Evaluating an authors argument -Describing an authors use of style

65 The Things They Carried By Tim Obrien Prompt (At least 1 1/2 pages typed) How does OBriens style of writing (tone, diction - his use of details) help us understand the main idea or theme of his piece. Your essay should be in three part structure with an introductory paragraph, a support paragraph and a conclusion. It should include two quotes covering the breadth of the stories. We are practicing: -Evaluating an authors argument -Describing an authors use of style

66 Peer Evaluation Please take out a piece of paper and divide it in 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 depending on how many people there are in the group. Answer the following questions for yourself and your group members by rating yourself and others on a scale of 1-5 - Five being the most. To what extent did I (Name) help in the following: 1.Discussion of theme, development of ideas for presentation. 1 2 3 4 5 2. Helped in communication of these ideas and their implementation and assignment. 1 2 3 4 5 3. Work to create or make items for the presentation, Powerpoint slides, examples, etc. 1 2 3 4 5 4. Helped in the actual presentation of the material 1 2 3 4 5

67 Confession To say I'm without fear-- It wouldn't be true. I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation. Like anyone, I have my dreams. But I've learned to hide them, To protect myself From fulfillment: all happiness Attracts the Fates' anger. They are sisters, savages-- In the end they have No emotion but envy. Louis Gluck dmitry guskov

68 A Homespun Love Alicia Partnoy Because this humble and homespun love -just as you see it, simple, unadorned- is what keeps our feet on the ground, is what engenders the fruit of our nonconformity, and throws us a lifeboard amidst the shipwreck. Every so often our love blazes like thousands of stars, gets dressed up to go out and uncorks bottles of effervescence, cases of laughter. You see, every so often, when the moment is right, our love recalls that is it, like we are, a survivor. Rage Alicia Partnoy I carry my rage like a dead fish, limp and stinking in my arms. I press it against my breast, whisper to it, people on the streets flee from me … I don't know: is it the smell of death that makes them flee or is it the fear that my body's warmth might bring rage back to life? Maria Hathaway Spencer

69 Alicia Partnoy (born 1955 in Bahía Blanca, Argentina) is a human rights activist, poet, and translator. After Argentinian President Juan Perón died, the students from the left of the Peronist political party organized with fervor within the country's universities and with workers, were persecuted and imprisoned. There was a military coup in 1976 and people began to disappear.Partnoy was one of those who suffered through the ordeals of becoming a political prisoner. Partnoy became an activist of the Peronist Youth Movement while attending Southern National University. Maria Hathaway Spencer

70 Rage Alicia Partnoy I carry my rage like a dead fish, limp and stinking in my arms. I press it against my breast, whisper to it, people on the streets flee from me … I don't know: is it the smell of death that makes them flee or is it the fear that my body's warmth might bring rage back to life? Maria Hathaway Spencer

71 Midterm Review Short Answers 4 Sentences 1 Specific Chiura Obata

72 Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of Evening Societal expectations define Samia who knows that it is her husband and cultures expectation that she be carefree and beautiful. This shapes her response over her husbands decision to allow a woman to be tortured. In the final image of the story, despite her internal anguish, she changes her expression to a smile (p355). Chiura Obata

73 Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of No Cliches Octavio Paz is arguing that images of women presented in media are clichés. They are a manufactured fantasy. He points out the need to celebrate women for their strength, their voice, and their character, which is why (in stanza five) he dedicates his poem to those attributes in a woman. Chiura Obata

74 Midterm Review Short Answers What is the main idea of Lost Sister The main idea of The Lost Sister is that we are always defined by our background no matter where we are. This is shown by the fact that the lost sister who came to America is still defined by her Chinese heritage, the image of a jade handcuff (tenth stanza). Even as she tries to get away from her background by moving she is reacting to it by her rebellion (last stanza). Chiura Obata

75 Midterm Review Short Answers What is the use of flashbacks in of Evening The flashbacks in Evening at the Club serve to give us insight into the culture that defines Samias expectations of life. In her conversation with her mother in the kitchen when first meeting Abou, her mother tells her that she is lucky to have caught such an eligible bachelor (p351). She makes it clear that Samia should agree to the marriage because marrying well is the most important thing. Chiura Obata

76 Midterm Review Short Answers What does Jasmine learn about success? Jasmine learns…. Chiura Obata

77 Semester Exam 1. Vocabulary 2. Writing/Grammar Lessons 3. Anthology Literature Chiura Obata

78 Semester Exam Semester Exam Review 80 Points and 10% Total Semester Grade Your exam will be broken down into three sections: 1. Vocabulary (1-6) 30 Questions - 15 Points This will be your standard Sadlier/Oxford quiz. Chiura Obata

79 Semester Exam 2. Writing/Grammar Lessons 7 Questions - 15 Points * This will require you to identify the parts of a sentence: phrase, clause, and the types of sentences simple, complex, compound, compound/complex. * This section will also require you to identify and fix common sentence errors: fragment, comma splice, fused, and run-on sentences. The example sentences that will require repair will come from Grammar Bytes sections that we have practiced. Please see Grammar Bytes (chompchomp.com) to practice in advance. Chiura Obata

80 Semester Exam 3. Anthology Literature 6 Short Answer Questions - 30 Points and 1 (3 Paragraph) Essay - 20 Points Please be prepared to show off your skills in analyzing an author's argument, showing how context helps us understand literature, describing an author's style, and analyzing a characters development with the literature we've studied this quarter. Please bring your anthology to class on exam day as you will need to provide specifics/quotes for these pieces of literature. The literature you will be responsible for on your exam follows: Conduct of Life Metamorphosis Girl Smells of Home Homespun Love Picnic on a Battlefield Dead Man's Path Chiura Obata

81 Semester Exam Your questions will come in the form of short answers, and one longer essay that compares two pieces of literature on one theme. Short Answers: These will be answered in three to four sentences, and will address a specific idea we discussed in class about the literature we have read and the skills we've worked on reading it. Your answer should include a thesis (answer) and evidence. You will need to use specifics or quotes as a part of your evidence. Example Question: How does Kafka use syntax in Metamorphosis? How does Savitri's character develop throughout "Smells of Home"? How does knowing the personal context of Alicia Partnoy help us understand her poetry? Chiura Obata

82 Review of Instructional Points: *Analyzing an authors arguments: Metamorphosis, Conduct of Life, Picnic on the Battlefield, Dead Mans Path *Understanding literature in context: Personal Context (Partnoy) Cultural Context (Girl, Conduct of Life) Genre Context (Picnic on the Battlefield) *Describing authors style: Tone (Metamorphosis) Diction/Specifics (Metamorphosis) Syntax (Metamorphosis) Imagery (Smells of Home) Diction/Sensory (Smells of Home) *Analyzing character development (Smells of Home/Dead Man's Path)

83 Semester Exam Essay:You will write a short essay (3 paragraph) comparing two pieces of literature. You will be able to choose any two pieces of literature. Chiura Obata

84 1st Semester Exam You will need: Anthology Pen/Pencil Paper (for vocab and essay) Graphic Organizers (Placed under blank paper until essay is being written) GOOD LUCK! Chiura Obata


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