Link for Passages

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Link for Works Cited

http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/boxbrown/boxbrown.html

Tuesday (3-3-09)

Today we…

  • Started our Beloved unit by reading some history about Margaret Garner.
  • Read one article entitled “The Historical Margaret Garner”.
  • Read two secondary sources about Margaret Garner that showed two different perspectives on Margaret Garner. You can download the whole Beloved pre-reading packet as a doc or pdf file.

Homework: Due Tomorrow (3-4-09)

  • 100 Word Response: 1. What is the perspective of the author of the first article (“A Visit to the Slave Mother Who Killed Her Child”)? How do you think this author’s opinions influenced his/her writing? Examine at least 3 quotations to support your argument.
  • 100 Word Response: 2. What is the perspective of the author of the second article (“To the People of Cincinnati”)? How do you think this author’s opinions influenced his/her writing? Examine at least 3 quotations to support your argument.

Monday (3-2-09)

Today we…

  • Read over two texts to determine how multiple readings of a text can deepen our understanding. We read a poem entitled “Hazel vs. LaVerne” and a short story entitled “The Story of an Hour.” You can download these texts as a doc or pdf file.

Homework: Due Tomorrow (Tuesday, 3-3-09)

  • Select either “Hazel vs. LaVerne” or “The Story of an Hour.” Explain how multiple readings and multiple interpretations of a text can deepen our understanding. Write an informal mini-explication that dissects the text and analyzes at least three pieces of evidence.

Friday (2-27-09)

Today we…

  • Wrote an in-class timed writing in response to a sample AP prompt.

Homework:

  • Type up your essay and email it to devin@ucla.edu. I already checked over who had written a hard-copy on time.

Thursday (2-26-09)

Today we…

  • Reviewed how to structure a short essay response for the AP sample test tomorrow. Write a thesis that explains how the author used a literary device to communicate his message. Write at least two additional section that focus on/explicate each poem.
  • We wrote a second body paragraph for our second 1984 mini-essay.

Homework:

  • Finish your mini-essay. It is due tomorrow.
  • Be prepared for the in-class short essay in response to the sample AP prompt.

Wednesday (2-25-09)

Today we…

  • Read over two poems in preparation for a sample AP writing prompt called “A Barred Owl” and “The History Teacher”. We determined which literary devices the author used to communicate his message.
  • We continued working on our second 1984 mini-essay.

Homework:

  • Write the introduction and first body paragraph of your essay.