Mr. Thiesmeyer’s English III – American Literature


 

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Ongoing Assignments:

-        Independent Reading Assignment

o   Sample

-        In Class Novel: Stephen King’s The Body (text unavailable: copyright)

o   Chapters 1-10 Quiz, 11-14 Quiz, 15-21 Quiz, 22-34 Quiz

 

I.                 Writing workshop #1 – Literary Analysis

a.     Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” – ListenLit Clips

                                                             i.      Analyze for theme, dramatic irony, situational irony, verbal irony, & symbolism

                                                          ii.      Literary Analysis: Assignment 1

1.     Notes on: Body Paragraphs

2.    Notes on: Introductions & Conclusions

3.    Rubric

4.    Additional notes on thesis statements, topic sentences, body paragraphs, introductions, & conclusions - Mobile

5.    Notes on MLA FormattingMobile 

II.             Writing workshop #2 – Literary Analysis

a.     Kate Chopin’s “The Storm” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Analyze for theme, dramatic irony, situational irony, verbal irony, symbolism, imagery, foreshadowing, metaphor, & simile

                                                          ii.      Literary Analysis: Assignment 2

1.     Rubric

III.         Beginnings – The First Americans

a.     Power Point - Mobile

b.    Read & compare various creation stories:

                                                             i.      Genesis (1-8)

                                                          ii.      Iroquois creation story

                                                       iii.      Pima creation story

                                                        iv.      Maya: Popol Vuh

1.     Complete graphic organizer

c.     Creation Story Project

IV.          Explorers

a.     Read Christopher Columbus’ First Letter from Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel Regarding his Discovery

                                                             i.      Listen – Lit Clips

b.    Read Bartolome de las Casas’ of The Very Brief Relation of the Devastation of the Indies

                                                             i.      Listen – Lit Clips

c.     Assignment

V.              The Age of Faith

a.     Power PointMobile

                                                             i.      Study Guide

b.    Watch The History Channel Documentary on The Salem Witch Trials

c.     Close Reading Activity for introductory chapter

d.    Read from William Bradford’s “of Plymouth Plantation” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Assignment

                                                          ii.      Video – Charlie Brown does of Plymouth Plantation

e.     Read Anne Bradstreet’s “Here Follow Some Verses upon the Burning of our House, July 10, 1666” – Listen – Lit Clips

f.      Read Edward Taylor’s “Huswifery” – Listen – Lit Clips                  Connections: Robert Herrick’s “The Vine”

                                                             i.      Assignment

g.     Read from Jonathan Edwards’ “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Assignment

                                                          ii.      Extra credit opportunity (imagery in Sinners)

h.    Read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Assignment

i.       Watch The Crucible based on the Salem Witch Trials

VI.          The Age of Reason

a.     Power Point on The Age of ReasonMobile

b.    Power Point on the modes of rhetoric

c.     Ethos, Pathos, Logos mini-project

d.    Writing workshop # 3 – Persuasive ArgumentPower PointMobile

e.     Age of Reason packet

                                                             i.      Read from Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” – Listen – Lit Clips

1.     Assignment

                                                          ii.      Read Patrick Henry’s “A Speech to the Virginia Convention” – Listen – Lit Clips

1.     Assignment

                                                       iii.      Read from Thomas Paine’s “A Crisis No. 1” – Listen – Lit Clips

1.     Assignment

                                                        iv.      Read The Declaration of IndependenceListen – Lit Clips

1.     Assignment

                                                           v.      Read from Benjamin Franklin’s “Autobiography” – Listen – Lit Clips

1.     Assignment

VII.      American Romanticism

a.     Power PointMobile

                                                             i.      Study Guide

b.    Close Reading Activity 1 & 2 for introductory chapter

c.     Watch The Last of the Mohicans

                                                             i.      Begin filling out Romanticism/Gothicism Graphic Organizer

d.    Read Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Assignment

                                                          ii.      Video 1 (start at 23:00), 2, 3, & 4

VIII.  American Gothicism

a.     Power Point - Mobile

                                                             i.      Study Guide

b.    View short films Vincent and Alma

c.     Read Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Assignment

                                                          ii.      Video – The Simpsons do The Raven

d.    Poetry Project

                                                             i.      Create explication, scansion, rhyme scheme, vocabulary list, & study questions for:

1.     Edgar Allen Poe’s “A Dream Within a Dream” – Listen

2.    Edgar Allen Poe’s “Annabel Lee” – Listen

3.    Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Bells” – Listen

4.    Edgar Allan Poe’s “Eldorado” – Listen

5.    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Cross of Snow” – Listen

6.    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” – Listen

7.     Oliver Wendell Holmes’ “Old Ironsides” – Listen

e.     Read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Videos 1 & 2

                                                          ii.      Assignment

f.      Read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Power Point on The Black Death - Mobile

                                                          ii.      Assignment

g.     Read Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” – Listen – Lit Clips

                                                             i.      Power Point on The Spanish Inquisition - Mobile

                                                          ii.      Abridged Audiobook with video

                                                       iii.      Videos 1 & 2

                                                        iv.      Assignment 1

                                                           v.      Assignment 2

                                                        vi.      Crossword

IX.          Survey of American Short Fiction

a.     Read Ambrose Bierce’s “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” – Listen

                                                             i.      Video

                                                          ii.      Assignment

b.    Read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” – Listen

                                                             i.      Ch. 1 – 2 Quiz

                                                          ii.      Ch. 3 – 5 Quiz

                                                       iii.      Ch. 6 – 11 Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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