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