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NOTE: WHILE THERE IS NO HOMEWORK OVER SPRING BREAK, PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
1. PMLC 1 is Friday, April 17. While that sounds like "far away", you will have Intro to DCE work to do as well as work in all your other classes. You might want to begin reading your novel over break. Plus, it's really good!
Thursday, Mar. 26 1. Gatsby: Discuss 2. PMLC choices
HW: 1. Gatsby: Read 8-9 (finish) + Quickwrite 8 and 9 2. Read Cultural LitCrit handout
Introduction to the DCE
In preparation for the Documented Critical Essay in senior year, juniors will study literary criticism: what it is, where to find it, and how to use it, which will prepare them for its use analyzing and writing about their novel choices next year. The project will culminate in an Annotated Bibliography with 8 sources.
All paperwork associated with the Intro to the DCE can be found here and must be printed out by students either when the student is absent from class (where the teacher will make every effort to distribute hard copies), or when indicated to do so by the teacher.
This is one of the most significant assignments of junior year and as such carries a large weight in the students' grade in the Writing Category. Additionally, in order to prepare juniors for the rigor of senior year, the calendar posted below includes details about the assignment which do not exist for most other assignments in the class and which can significantly affect a student's grade. Please read all paperwork thoroughly, come to class prepared, meet all deadlines, and give yourself a chance to do well on this assignment.
Students will read Postmodern novels using the Literature Circles activity.
All jobs are to be typed, brought to class for each meeting, and turned in to Turnitin.com by midnight of the day the work is due in class, including the written portion of the Illustrator (but not the actual illustration, of course).
All handouts below have been REVISED. Please re-print and review.
Dates are as follows:
1st 1/4 of novel: April 17 2nd 1/4 of novel: April 29 3rd 1/4 of novel: May 19 Last 1/4 of novel: June 1
Students MUST bring their books to class EACH DAY to avoid losing Speaking and Listening points.
Students will learn to annotate their texts in preparation for a variety of uses such as small group and whole class discussion as well as Socratic Seminars, which focus on a critical and analytical approach to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Reading Rubrics should be attached to any reading/annotating assignment as indicated by the teacher.
Students will continue the study of the Modernist Period by reading Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
Students can find the calendar for the class attached below.
Bring materials to class each day that we have read them for homework! Speaking and Listening points will be deducted for lack of materials, and students cannot actively learn the required material by sharing a book with another student.
All assignments must be typed!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT MAKE-UP WORK AND AERIES GRADES: UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ME TO TURN IN LATE WORK, ALL NA'S WILL CHANGE TO 0'S IN AERIES AT THE END OF EACH WEEK, WITH NO EXCEPTIONS UNLESS YOU HAVE MADE PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS WITH ME. STUDENTS WILLING TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE ENGLISH III CURRICULUM MUST ALSO BE WILLING TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME, AND THUS BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN GRADES AND PROGRESS IN THE CLASS.