Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Additional Workshop Time

Workshop time for the film continues!  The final version of the film is due on the last day of class.

Monday, May 22, 2017



  • Finalize ideas for project
  • Begin storyboard

  • Pacing deadline: storyboard complete by Friday

Friday, May 19, 2017

Practice Filming


  • Practice film shots
  • Choose story to adapt

  • Finalize filming plans

Storyboarding Continued


  • Storyboarding review
  • Storyboarding comparison with "Lamb to the Slaughter"
  • Complete comparison journal on forum

  • Finish journal
  • Think about topic of film

Wednesday, May 17, 2017



  • Overview
  • Practice for exposition of "Lamb to the Slaughter"

  • Finish exposition storyboard
  • Start thinking about what your film will be on

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cumulative Film Analyses


  • Review cumulative analyses
  • Othello papers

  • Paper revisions due Friday
  • Read Dahl's "Lamb to the Slaughter" for Wednesday

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Film: Lighting


  • Review viewing journals
  • Notes on lighting w/ sample music videos
  • Viewing: "Finite"
  • Lighting Viewing Journal

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Film: Transitions


  • Viewing journals on angles
  • Viewing: "10 Minutes" for camera movement
  • Notes on camera movements

  • Viewing Journal #3 (camera movement, please include a thesis statement)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Film: Angle Review and Camera Movement


  • Shot type journal review
  • Review angle notes
  • Viewing "Snap"
  • Notes on camera movements
  • Film journal on choice of film and how it uses angles to achieve meaning

Friday, May 5, 2017

Film: Shots and Angles


  • Review of "The Lunch Date"
  • Shots and Framing notes
  • Viewing and Journal on "The Story of a Sign"
  • Angles Notes
  • Complete a viewing journal for a video of your choice.  Post the video to the forums to share...please plan to share no more than a three-minute segment

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Film Intro


  • Journal: What went well?  What hasn't gone well?
  • Journal: What can we apply from reading to a critical evaluation of film?  What new skills do we need?
  • Viewing: "The Lunch Date":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epuTZigxUY8
  • Using your viewing journal, write a thematic statement for the lunch date.  Back it up with choices the producer and director made to create the film.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

AP Review


  • Review bildungsroman posts
  • Copy and complete review sheets

  • Study for test--review character names, titles, authors, etc.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Bildungsroman (mod)


  • Defining bildungsroman
  • Comparison with hero's journey
  • Analysis in light of sections of JE
  • Complete at least one book review tonight
  • Finish your section analysis as well

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Madwoman in the Attic


  • Victorian beliefs: phrenology
  • Victorian mental health intro: https://prezi.com/9k8pycj88zq0/copy-of-asylums-and-mental-illness-in-the-victorian-era/?webgl=0
  • Reading more: women and asylums
  • Connections to JE: Victorian web questions

  • Finish the book
  • Due to time constraints, please complete the Byronic Hero packet, which normally would have been a class day

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gender Conventions in the Victorian Era


  • Review yesterday's class
  • Reading: Patmore's "Angel in the House"
  • Connections to Jane
  • Read the next two chapters

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Culture and Portrayals of Women


  • What do magazine articles suggest about cultural values?  Can these suggestions be trusted?
  • Case study: magazines targeting women
  • Contemporary Study: Godey's Lady's magazine: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004111095;view=1up;seq=1  + classroom questions
What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature? What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work? 
Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women." 
How does Goethe define the role of women?
How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
On what is woman dependent?
How does the image complement the text?
You are done! Share your document with me!

  • Complete Questions on classroom
  • Read next two chapters in JE w/ Questions

Monday, April 24, 2017

Gothic Conventions


  • Overview of conventions
  • Finding in The House on Haunted Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwhfqgzsuVU&t=785s
  • Linking to Jane Eyre
  • Read Ch 23-24 w/ questions for Wednesday

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Godey's Lady's Book March 1850-https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004111095;view=1up;seq=1


Victorian Woman Hood

Copy the following questions into a Google Document.  Answer them and share with me before going on to your Ideal Victorian Woman Word Cloud.  

  • What generalizations can you make about Victorian women based on skimming through Godey's?
  • What does your group's section of "The Work Table" feature?  What does it suggest about middle-class women's perception of work?  
  • Read Goethe's "The Sphere of Women."  
    • How does Goethe define the role of women?
    • How does he see the woman's role as having advantages over that of man?
    • On what is woman dependent?
    • How does the image complement the text?
You are done!  Share your document with me!

Jane's reflection of Charlotte


  • Notes
  • Look for similarities: http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/EG-Charlotte-1.html#VIII  (focus on the correspondence with Robert Southey)

  • Read 16-22 w/ questions
  • Finish this journal entry

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Victorian Childhood


  • Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=87eVOpbcoVo
  • Document: "Victorian Children in Victorian Times"
  • Comparison writing: On classroom, complete the following prompt:  Answer how Jane's childhood compares to that of other Victorian children.  You need 3-4 pieces of evidence from the documentary and the reading (cumulatively) and 2 specific references to the novel itself.
  • Read through and including Ch 15--w/ questions
  • Complete prompt
  • Poems due before break

Monday, April 10, 2017

Victorians Continued


  • Finish late Victorian Notes and the Woman Question
  • Practice with Victorian Rights Game: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/trail/victorian_britain/women_out/act_womens_rights_entry.shtml
  • Read through and including Ch 10 in Jane Eyre (questions and directions on forums)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Victorians: An Introduction


  • Victorian Notes
  • Parts of the eras and sample texts
    • "Poverty Knock"
    • "White Man's Burden"
    • "Asarte Sryiaca"
  • Poems due before break
  • Read chapters 1-5 for Tuesday
  • Read chapters 5-10 for Wednesday

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Ekphrasis Workshop


  • Review
  • Overview of Project
  • Sample paintings and photographs 
  • Workshop
  • Poems due before break
  • Begin reading JE

Monday, April 3, 2017



  • Wordsworth Check-In
  • Ekphrasis Reading and Definition
  • Looking at The Fall of Icarus painting (TBC)

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Romantics: Keats


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Keats Notes
  • Reading: "Ode on a Grecian Urn"
  • Papers due Monday
  • Get a head start on JE chapters 1-10

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Wordsworth Review


  • Finish sharing Blake
  • Review of Wordsworth Packet

  • Vocab quiz tomorrow
  • Papers due Monday
  • Suggested reading of Jane Eyre chapters 1-10 prior to next week

Romantics: Continuation of Blake (Short Period)


  • Review "The Tyger" and "The Lamb"
  • Review posts on companion poems

  • Start reading Jane Eyre
  • Papers due on Monday

Thursday, March 23, 2017



  • Intro to British Romantics
  • Looking at "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" and "Frost at Midnight"
  • Read and mark up the poem for the conventions

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Othello: Leo Africanus Continued


  • Paper directions
  • Finish Leo Africanus w/ added analysis on forum site
  • Finish analysis
  • Paper due 4/3

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Othello: Leo Africanus


  • Leo Africanus reading
  • Identification questions at end

  • Finish the questions in the packet

Monday, March 20, 2017



  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review answers on "A Discourse ..."
  • None

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Othello: A Discourse of Marriage and Wiving


  • Review language change notes
  • Looking at printing changes
  • Reading "A Discourse of Marriage and Wiving"
  • Complete activity on forums
    • Translate 3 precepts
    • Discuss applicability to Othello and Desdemona or Iago and Emilia
    • Discuss relevancy to today

  • Complete activity for Monday
  • Practice test Saturday

Monday, March 13, 2017

Language in Othello

  • Language in Othello" Viewing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trhHBQRJUcQ
  • Journal Questions:
    • How is language a tool of villainy?
    • What about language makes it ready-made for Iago's actions?
    • Can words be counted on to convey a fixed meaning?
    • What (if anything) changes meaning?

  • Finish post for tomorrow
  • Read Act 5

Friday, March 10, 2017



  • Vocab Quiz
  • Reviewing motives in Othello : epithets and allegory v. psychology
  • Read Acts 3 + 4

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Othello: Motives (Allegorical v. Psychological Evil)


  • Allegorical v. Psychological Evil
  • Viewing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1HoEfPN-i0
  • Close Reading of assigned sections  (post on forums)
  • Finish close reading for section
  • Make sure you have added to the epithets document
  • Read Acts 3 + 4 for Monday

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Othello: Epithets


  • Finish presentations
  • Epithets Discussion
  • Finding examples in the text
  • Finish Chart
  • Read Act II

Monday, March 6, 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Review Day


  • Announcements
  • Review and Peer Grading Essay #2
  • Review Sonnet Questions and Shakespearean Sonnets

  • Study for tomorrow
  • Update availability doc for Monday

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Essay #2 Writing Practice


  • Practice writing based on planning done for hw

  • Sonnet stations due Thursday for test (try to complete some for tomorrow to discuss)
  • Check that you have started the free choice book project

Monday, February 27, 2017

Essay #2 Review


  • Sonnet Review
  • Essay #2 Overview
  • Looking at 2011's essay
  • For tomorrow: Choose 2 lit devices and mark up where you see them in the text
  • Wed: Sonnet test and make sure you have finished the review stations
  • Check your progress on your free reading assignment

Friday, February 17, 2017

Free Choice Workshop (Thurs. and Fri.)


  • Free Choice Book workshop
  • 2/27 Shakespearean Sonnet due 
  • 3/1 Sonnet Test, Review Stations due
  • Make sure you are in a good position to finish your free choice book

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sonnets: Sharing Writing


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Petrarchan Sonnet Presentation
  • 2/27 Shakespearean Sonnets due
  • 3/1 Sonnet test (and review packet due)
  • Free choice project needs to be done 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sonnets: Review


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Sonnet Review Stations
  • Petrarchan Sonnets due tomorrow
  • Multiple Choice Questions coming your way soon!
  • Sonnet Test on 3/1 (review journals due then)
  • Do not forget about your book of choice assignment

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sonnets: Writing Shakespearean Sequences

Sonnet Scenarios
  1. You (A) and your partner (B) are a part of an 80s hair band.  You have been singing power ballads to sold-out stadium arenas for decades.  You have become so close that you are like siblings.  However, you recently got into a fight over your love for the same roadie.  In the end, the roadie chose to pursue a relationship with B.  B wants to reconcile with A, but A is feeling the pain of love and wants to break up the band.
  2. You (A) and your partner (B) have been married for 25 years.  A wants a divorce so that she can find herself as she travels across the country as a bearded lady in the circus.  B also wants a divorce, of which A is unaware, because he can no longer stand his wife's unsightly body hair. 
  3. Sarah and Mike have been dating for about a year.  It is their last year of college, and Mike plans to propose to Sarah so that he does not lose her after their graduation/she moves back home.  However Sarah, who grew up in foster homes, recently found out that her "real" mother also is Mike's mother.  Sarah plans to break the news to Mike and to break off their relationship the next time she sees them.  
  4. Chuck has been looking for love in all of the wrong places for years.  Sick of his bad luck in love, he decided to go onto Match.com to find himself a gal pal.  After only a week, it seemed as though his luck changed, and he met Lena.  Lena responded to his message, and they immediately clicked.  Chuck plans to ask Lena to meet him next week.  However, Chuck does not realize that Lena is a Ukrainian scam artist who only is in love with the idea of getting a green card to live in the US.
  5. Pam is completely in love with Tony.  She is hoping that they can take their relationship a step further soon.  Unfortunately, Tony has no clue that he is in a relationship with Pam.  To him, Pam is an elderly shut-in, and he is her friendly, neighborhood telemarketer for an insurance company.  

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sonnets: Sonnet Sequences in Shakespeare


  • Reading R + J section
    • Look for structure, convention, characterization...
  • Workshop time for sonnets
  • Sonnets due next Monday
  • All revisions due this Friday for Q2

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sonnets: Shakespearean/English


  • Close reading of Sonnets 130 + 138
  • Discussion of Shakespearean Conventions

  • 2/10 final make-up work day
  • 2/13 sonnets due

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sonnets: Spenser and Amoretti


  • Petrarchan Review
  • Review of Amoretti "Sonnet 15" and Spenserian Conventions
  • Workshop time (forum, Petrarchan song adaptation)

  • Final song sonnet due 2/13 to forum
  • 2/10 cut off for resubmissions for Q2

Friday, February 3, 2017

Petrarchan Sonnets' Influence on the English & Sonnet Writing


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Analysis of Drayton's "The Parting"
  • Intro to adaptation of modern music to Petrarchan conventions project
  • Find a song
  • Complete questions on the Spenserian Sonnet provided to you for Monday's class

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sonnets: The Petrarchan Sonnet


  • Overview of conventions
  • Analysis of CIV

  • Read Drayton's "The Parting" and mark up any conventions you see used or broken as we did for Petrarch's CIV in class

Friday, January 27, 2017

Essay #1


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Essay #1 Overview
  • Q2 grades
  • Review lines and stanzas document on classroom
  • Review the rest of the sample essays
  • Prepare POL presentations for Tuesday

Thursday, January 26, 2017

POL Guest Artist Visit

POL Guest Artist Visit

Practice POL Poem for Tuesday's contest!

Thursday, January 19, 2017



  • SPOTTTS analysis of selected poems (due Mon.)

  • complete analysis
  • project for Grendel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

POL: Reciting Aloud


  • Discussion of tone and inflection
    • Shakespearean insults
    • Shall I compare thee?  sample reading and changing inflection of first line
  • Practice with own poem
  • work on project
  • continue to practice with POL poem

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

"The Pardoner's Tale" and an Intro to Everyman

  • Vocab Quiz
  • "The Pardoner's Tale" Discussion
  • Preview "Everyman"
  • Watch and answer the questions on "Everyman" for Tuesday
    • The video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkM8v0m3URg 
  • Review POL poem
  • Project due before end of Quarter

Thursday, January 12, 2017

"The Wife of Bath's Tale"


  • Review of tale and additional terms
  • Discussion of forum posts: feminist or anti-feminist
  • Read "The Pardoner's Tale"
  • Complete Project by 1/20

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Language Change


  • Overview of Middle English (notes)
  • Viewing
    • Old English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzmmPRG4smU
    • Middle English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE0MtENfOMU

  • Read "The Pardoner's Tale"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"The Miller's Tale"


  • Vocab sign-ups
  • Discussion of "The Miller's Tale"
  • Grendel project now due 1/20
  • Read "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and answer forum journal for tomorrow
  • Vocab Quiz Friday

Monday, January 9, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Background to the Canterbury Tales


  • Vocab Quiz
  • PPT notes
  • Read the general prologue and complete the forums assignment
  • Grendel assignment due by end of quarter

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Existentialism Stations


  • Inner and Outer Square Station review
  • Study existentialism for pending quiz
  • Project due by end of quarter