Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekly Agenda Feb 22-26

MON
Bio/Background on Mark Twain
3-Chair Review of "The Diary of Adam and Eve"
-debrief as a class
HW Glossary Entry on Humor
Sedaris
and answer "What do standup comics have in common with one another?"
Bring Their Eyes tomorrow

TUES
Analyzing Twain's style
-label rhetorical devices
Hurston Background
Read Beginning of Their Eyes Were Watching God
Style Analysis
-dialect
-vernacular
-metaphor
-personification
-imagery
-rhythm
-word choice
-Biblical allusions
Pair Work-style worksheet
Reactions to the text
HW finish worksheet and see reading schedule

WED
Review Hurston Style Worksheet
HW "Telling" Choose a story to share with the class for Monday the 8th
HW see schedule for reading

THURS
Modeling the "Think Aloud"
Chapter 2 review
Mother Nature Imagery
-conceit
Word Choice
Vocabulary
The Art of the Story-Telling
-folklore and our roots
Stanton Papers back
-reflection
-successes and pitfalls
IN-Class Revision
AND Read Chapter 1&2 of Huck Finn (click on the picture of Mark Twain)

FRI
Review Huck Finn
-persona
-story-telling as art
Perspectives of African -Americans in late 1800's
General stereotypes in caricature
HW Independent Reading Book Journal Entry #25