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- 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.
- 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.
- Wrote an in-class timed writing in response to a sample AP prompt.
- Type up your essay and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. I already checked over who had written a hard-copy on time.
- 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.
- Finish your mini-essay. It is due tomorrow.
- Be prepared for the in-class short essay in response to the sample AP prompt.
- 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.
- Write the introduction and first body paragraph of your essay.