Friday, February 12, 2010

Weekly Agenda Feb 16-19

Gender Dynamics
In-Class Essay 45 minutes
Responding to Gould essay
for AP grade
HW Read in McGraw-Hill, p216
Atwood's "The Female Body"
and answer Rhetoric #1 and #7

Review points of Stanton, Tannen and Gould
add Atwood
HW List points of Atwood's argument
and Read in McGraw-Hill, p223
Angier's "Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a Way of Life"
and answer following prompt:
The Cult of Masculinity
Are "sentimental notions of manhood" prevalent in society today? What are they? Do our young men feel pressured by them, do your fathers? Are they essential to our survival as a species?

Their Eyes Were Watching God
Review Angier
Read McClain "Don't call me Mr. Mom" (handout)
Tie ideas to historical timeline of gender expectations
HW Read in McGraw-Hill, p219
Theroux's "Being a Man"
and answer Rhetoric #1 &#6
and Write #2 (Journal Entry 23: long paragraph, can be creative)
AND bring Lit. Rings tomorrow

Quaker Share Journal Entry
Review Questions
Check Literary Rings for 2 glossary entries from last week
and add elements of humor:
HW Read "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain
Answer the following questions (Journal Entry #24):
-note similarities between 'women's issues' essays (cite evidence)
-why does Twain blame the fall on Adam
-what is meant by Eve's explanation of loving Adam (p352)
-what kind of audience might Twain have in mind and why?
-how is this piece humorous, identify elements? -is the message compromised because of the humor?
-how does Twain's choice of form, the diary, enhance his message?

NEXT week
Background Bio on Twain and Hurston
Sedaris, Barry, The Onion, Huck Finn
Hurston Style Analysis
Gould papers back-portfolio review
In The News and