Seniors: Reading Schedule, Poetry Response Packet, MLA Template for Poetry Responses, Frankenstein Response Journal, Frankenstein E-text, Jane Eyre Vocab Assignment, Frankenstein Vocab Assignment, 10 Tips for the AP Lit Multiple Choice, Frankenstein Audiotext, Paradise Lost E-text, Paradise Lost Summary
Freshmen (All Periods): Colormarking #2, Proofreading Expectations, Literary Analysis Task #1, my.hrw.com, E-text of “Night Calls”, E-text of “A Story”, In-Class Text-based Questions, Turnitin.com Registration Instructions
Great Expectations (Honors): Notes, Vocab, Theme Log, Audiotext, Colormarking #2, Graphic Novelization Ch. 3-7, Graphic Novelization Ch. 8-10
Of Mice and Men (2nd Period): Notes, Vocab
Seniors: Reading Schedule, Poetry Response Packet, MLA Template for Poetry Responses, Frankenstein Journal, Frankenstein E-text, Jane Eyre Vocab Assignment, Frankenstein Vocab Assignment, 10 Tips for the AP Lit Multiple Choice, Paradise Lost, An Exploration of Romanticism Through Art and Poetry
Freshmen (All Periods): Proofreading Expectations, Literary Analysis Task #1, my.hrw.com, E-text of “Night Calls”, E-text of “A Story”, In-Class Text-based Questions
Great Expectations (Honors): Notes, Vocab, Theme Log, Audiotext, Graphic Novelization (Ch. 1-2)
Of Mice and Men (2nd Period): Notes, Vocab
Recognize a noun when you see one. George! Jupiter! Ice cream! Courage! Books! Bottles! Godzilla! All of these words are nouns, words that identify the whos, wheres, and whats in language. Nouns name people, places, and things. Read the sentence that follows:
George and Godzilla walked to Antonio’s to order a large pepperoni pizza.
George is a person. Antonio’s is a place. Pizza is a thing. Godzilla likes to think he’s a person, is as big as a place, but qualifies as another thing.
If a writing assignment is completed outside of class (e.g. journals), students are expected to proofread their writing for the assignment in order to eliminate mechanical errors prior to the due date.
When working on writing assignments outside of the classroom, students should always refer to the Proofreading Expectations guide in order to ensure that submitted work meets ninth-grade expectations. This guide will provide a list of non-negotiable errors that will not be academically tolerated in high school students’ writing. For each of the non-negotiable errors (which are listed in each grading period’s Proofreading Expectations) that are present in a submitted assignment, 10% of the total possible points for the assignment will be deducted – up to a maximum of 50%. Continue reading
Welcome to a new school year! I’ve posted the week’s agenda for all to see. This is a weekly occurrence, usually done on Friday for the week which follows. I strongly encourage students and parents to check the weekly agenda in the case of a student being absent, being confused, or simply being smart by planning ahead. Below, you’ll find downloadable versions of this week’s in-class handouts along with a few other helpful bits.
AP English Literature: Summer Packet, AP Lit Syllabus, Siddhartha Essay Rubric, Discussion Instructions, Poetry Response Packet, MLA Template (for Poetry Responses), Turnitin.com Registration Instructions, Jane Eyre Journal Instructions, Jane Eyre E-text, Plagiarism Notes, Reading Schedule (1st Quarter)
English 1 Honors: English 1 Honors Syllabus, Four Questions, Proofreading Expectations, Colormarking #1, Usage Notes, Vocab Presentation Instructions, Journal Expectations, Literature Terms
English 1: English 1 Syllabus, Four Questions, Proofreading Expectations, Colormarking #1, Usage Notes, Vocab Presentation Instructions, Journal Expectations, Literature Terms
The bildungsroman (bill-DUNGZ-ro-men, German for “formation novel”) is a genre of the novel which focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood. The driving force behind the plot (and the major impact of the work) is the main character’s search for self, so change is thus extremely important.
The birth of the bildungsroman is normally dated to the publication of Goethe’s The Apprenticeship of Wilhelm Meister in 1796. Although the bildungsroman originated in Germany, it has had extensive influence first in Europe and later throughout the world. Thomas Carlyle translated Goethe’s novel into English, and after its publication in 1824, many British authors wrote novels inspired by it (e.g. Dickens’ Great Expectations).
A bildungsroman tells about the growing up or coming of age of a sensitive person who is looking for answers and experience. The genre evolved from folklore tales of an idiot or youngest son going out in the world to seek his fortune. Usually in the beginning of the story there is an emotional loss which makes the protagonist leave on his or her journey. In a bildungsroman, the goal is maturity, and the protagonist achieves it gradually and with difficulty. The genre often features an underlying conflict between the main character and society. Typically, the values of society are gradually accepted by the protagonist, and he or she is ultimately accepted into society – the protagonist’s mistakes and disappointments are over. In some works, the protagonist is able to reach out and help others after having achieved maturity.