Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Grendel Discussion Continued

Agenda:

  • Discussion of 11 + 12
  • POL Selections
  • Use the chart on classroom to fill out your POL selection: http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/find-poems
    • -No duplicates or "Fire and Ice."  You must select a different poem from last year
Homework:

  • Make sure you have everything submitted, including your POL selection
  • Be prepared to review Westernisms
  • Begin free reading project

Monday, December 19, 2016

Connections to Grendel

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Beowulf video
  • Gudetama tie in
Homework:
  • Be prepared for discussions tomorrow

Friday, December 16, 2016

No Class

Field Trip --Refer to previous posts and e-mails for directions

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Grendel: Discussion and Minor Characterization

Agenda:

  • Grendel discussion of past chapters, review dragon posts
  • Intro to minor characterization
    • Know thyself journal
    • Wealtheow and Unferth group tasks (see forum)

Homework:
  • Vocab quiz will be Monday
  • Complete group task on forum prior to Monday
  • Read chapters 8-10 for Monday and 11-12 for Tuesday
  • Be prepared to lead a discussion of your chapter on the day it is due for reading
    • You are in charge of 1 chapter
    • You need three open-ended discussion questions
      • No y/n unless followed up with a why or something like that
    • You need to have an idea of how you would answer the questions recorded with the questions.  These initial answers should include textual support.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Essay 3 Review

Agenda:

  • Essay 3 Review
  • What grades did the essays receive?
  • Discussion: WWYD
Homework:
  • Beowulf test tomorrow
  • Paper and other revisions due prior to break
  • Begin to plan for your free choice book assignment

Friday, December 9, 2016

Review

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review of Westernisms sheet
Homework:
  • Study for Beowulf exam
  • Read Grendel ch 5 + answer questions

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Essay 3 Overview

Agenda:

  • Essay 3 prompt
  • Scoring criteria
  • Practice grading

Homework:
  • Read chapters 3 + 4
  • Complete practice grading for sample essays

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Existentialism Review

Agenda:

  • Review Existentialism
  • Worksheet naming types of isms
Homework:
  • Read ch 3-4
  • Study Beowulf

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

An Intro to Existentialism

Agenda:

  • Vocabulary sheets
  • Discussing existentialism in depth: notes

Homework:
  • Read ch 2
  • Complete the forum reading and task 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Friday, December 2, 2016

Beowulf and Christianity

Agenda:

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Christianity in Beowulf reading
  • Close reading of provided section
Homework:
  • Complete post for Monday (forum question on Beowulf section)
  • MC Corrections due Monday
  • Essay edits due before break

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Wyrd in Beowulf

Agenda:

  • Wyrd reading
  • Comparison/Connections to Greeks and Beowulf
Homework:
  • Greek rewrites due before break
  • MC corrections due Monday