Bring your books to class on Tuesday and Wednesday!
We're finishing the Harlem Renaissance/Robert Frost unit next Thursday with "A Raisin in the Sun," so I wanted to give you something of a "heads-up" for the schedule over the next two weeks.
Tuesday: Introduce Literary Terms / Robert Frost Intro / Class Discussion
Wednesday: BTSA Day - Robert Frost In-Class Work
Thursday: Soldier Presentation and Discussion
Friday: American Dream Essay Introduction / Harlem Renaissance - Final Presentation
Monday: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Tuesday: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Wednesday: "A Raisin in the Sun" / Class Discussion
Thursday: Literary Terms Jeopardy
Friday: Literary Terms Quiz / Grammar Review
Homework Due Wednesday - read this carefully! If you don't feel like starting tonight, do the reading so you'll be prepared for tomorrow.
+ Read Robert Frost's author biography on page 558 and "Frost on Frost's Diction" on page 559 (aspiring writers should pay close attention to the latter!)
+ Read "Make the Connection" on page 560 before reading the poem "Design." (Take a look at the M.C. Escher drawing and the "Calvin and Hobbes" strip as well!)
+ After reading "Design," answer #s 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, and 10.
+ Read "Make the Connection," "Quickwrite," and "Background" on page 562. Do the Quickwrite at the top of your "Nothing Gold Can Stay" homework.
+ Read "Nothing Gold Can Stay" and "Trying to Name What Doesn't Change." Answer #s 2-6. Also, answer the last part of #8 - "Identify the central point you think each poet is trying to convey about change and loss."
This looks like a lot, but it really isn't - trust me. Frost is an old favorite, and this is a wonderful mini-unit!
See you in class tomorrow. Don't forget your book!