1st-get books/4th-share Theroux creative
3-chair review of Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve"
-insight on style and humor elements
Finish recording terms related to humor
HW Complete a glossary entry on one of the humorous terms
SEE Reading Schedule
Character Analysis: pp35-36 excerpt about Jim, annotate and connect to caricature.
Bio/background on Twain: the paradox
Quiz: How is Samuel Clemen's life a paradox? Use your notes and write a thoughtful paragraph.
Talk up "Huckleberry Finn" and the controversy surrounding it.
HW See Reading Schedule
-story-telling as art
(Optional Synthesis Practice?)
Twain's characters: Huck, Tom Sawyer, Jim, etc.
Perspectives of Europeans and African-Americans in late 1800s
-caricature and stereotypes: the minstrel
-evidence in Huck Finn
"Telling" presentation due next Friday, the 24th.
HW Read Tannen (McGraw-Hill), p228 "Sex, Lies, and Conversation"
And argue that Tannen's premise is true or not with personal experiences. How can you apply her ideas to your own relationships? Find examples of anecdotes, statistics, appeal to authority, and definition. Which example is most convincing for you and why?
Close Reading: Their Eyes chapter 1
Style Analysis (handout)
Power of Language
-gossip "the porch"
-connect to Tannen
Work on style handout
Alvin Ailey and Brer Rabbit
Reflections on Brer Rabbit
-Disney's role in perpetuating stereotypes
The Harlem Renaissance (notes)
-timeline and key influential characters
HW See reading schedule.
HW Print Poems: Bennett and Hughes poetry-connect to Their Eyes and identify figurative language. Create glossary entry for figurative language type.