Trimester Two: Introspection and Identity
Professor: Jaimie Crawford
11/21-29: Watch Shattered Glass. Complete Discussion Board after reading the accompanying articles.
12/2: AP Essay in class
11/30-12/10: Henry IV in class; reading and quizzes TBA.
12/9: Henry IV Quiz on Acts 1-2. Know the speaker, audience, relevance, and techniques used in each quote.
You need to read TWO BOOKS: First, choose either The Collector, The Picture of Dorian Gray, or Emma over break. Second, choose a book of merit on your local issue OR a New York Times' bestseller from the Nonfiction List (or any other nonfiction book of merit).
Work on Sonnet Project: Choose one Shakespearean sonnet from your book (1-154, no two people can present the same one). Analyze it (one page typed, follow model on BB Course Information). Summarize one critique on the sonnet (Helen Vendler is one example--we have several copies of her book: The Art of the Shakespearean Sonnet in the PC library). Memorize and perform at least 8 lines (without notecards) of your sonnet. 100 pts.
You will be writing an MLA style 3-5 page research paper on a LOCAL issue. Include at least 2 personal interviews and 4 other valid sources.
1/11: Henry IV Quiz on Acts 3-5.
1/13: Test on Second Trimester Reading (FICTION)
1/25: Test on Second Trimester Reading (NON-FICTION)
1/17-27: Sonnet Projects reported in class
2/3: 15 pts: Bring in your local research topic and three related questions. Bring in your laptop.
2/6: Read up to Act 3 in Importance of Being Earnest.
2/7: Go over reading comp.
2/8: Reading comp.
2/10: Thesis, Outline, Work Cited due (at least five sources--remember to cite your primary and secondary sources in a work cited format. Use MLA style to create either a key word or sentence outline) (100 pts.)
2/24: Final Papers Due Check for Clarity, Thoroughness, Organization, and Profoundness.
1/30-2/20: Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest and Ideal Husband
2/27-28: Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest film in class
2/28: In class essay on Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest; Choose one essay from the blue link (essay questions are in blue and followed by outlines from previous years) to answer in class; you should type the essay on your laptop. You may look at past outlines of questions to assist you. Essay Questions and Sample Outlines