Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekly Agenda Mar 22-26

MON
EAP Testing
Check Style Analysis
Study Guide
HW STUDY, roughdraft

TUES
Review, Organize and Add to Portfolios
Parody Presentations
HW STUDY

WED

Parody Presentations
HW STUDY

THURS/FRI

75 minute test

HW DUE APRIL 12th
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God Essay with 2 optional drafts to turnitin.com
  • Read The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane: count 142 pages toward your 500 required pages for Independent Reading
  • -->2 15 pt Journal Entries, #31 & 32:
31-Look up Realism, Naturalism and Existentialism. How does Crane's depiction of war differ from a more romantic portrayal? Record specific language and imagery that suggests that Crane did not agree that war was romantic or something to be celebrated. How is nature (the Universe) seemingly indifferent to the plight of man? Record language.

32-What elements of Crane's style help to create a sense of realism? How does Crane achieve pathos? What language supports the sense that war is less about acts of heroism or cowardice and more about ambivalence? How is war personified? What is meant by the ending sentence of Chapter 20, "And they were men" (p122).
  • Reading Quiz when you return