Sunday, February 13, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 14-18

Gender Dynamics

GET BOOKS: Their Eyes Were Watching God
and Huckleberry Finn
Review Gould Essay
-identify argument and rhetorical techniques
Review points of Stanton, Tannen and Gould
add Atwood
HW Journal #23: Read in McGraw-Hill, p216
Atwood's "The Female Body"
and answer Rhetoric #1 and #7

Tuesday & Wednesday
HW List points of Atwood's argument
and Journal #23: 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?

Review Angier
Read McClain "Don't call me Mr. Mom" (handout)
Tie ideas to historical timeline of gender expectations
HW Journal #23: Read in McGraw-Hill, p219
Theroux's "Being a Man"
and answer Rhetoric #1 &#6
and Write #2 (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