Thursday- Frankenstein Intro and Poetry Making or Analyzing

  1. Vote!  Vote for Valedictorian
  2. Go over key ideas of Yellow Wallpaper
  3. Watch the three videos. With your group,  create a mind map that covers the following topics:
    1. Mary Shelley’s biography
    2. The writing of Frankenstein
    3. Historical Background of that era
    4. themes of the book
    5. Religion
    6. Myth of Prometheus
    7. Gothic Genre
    8. Romanticism
    9. Plot points
  4. Everything you need to know about Frankenstein
  5. The Myth of Prometheus
  6. National Theatre: Biography of MS

Please show me the finished mind map for formative assessment 

  1. Break
  2. Choose one of the following activities to do. It is due by Monday. If you do the poem, bring to school on Monday AND take a photo and put on TEAMS. If you are doing Sick Rose, take a photo of your analysis and post on TEAMS.:
    1. Create a Blackout/Found poem using a page from either story. (You only have to choose one story). Be sure to illustrate and colour. I can photocopy the page you want. The poem should reflect the themes of the story. The History of Blackout Poetry. Redacting Words Since the 1700s | by Øbeat ℙ | Offbeat Poetry | Medium
    2. Analyze “The Sick Rose” for poetic devices and meaning. Answer the question: what is the meaning of this poem and how does it reflect Romantic/Gothic literature?
  3. HOMEWORK for MONDAY!!!
    1. For homework, watch the following video to understand the plot OR you can read about it here: Written Plot Summary Video of the plot summary

       

Wednesday- Yellow Wallpaper

  1. Finish reading the story
  2. Discuss
  3. Do all the questions on the assignment sheet- due tonight!
  4. When you are done, you have two options (you will have time to work on this tomorrow -Thursday) and it will be due on Monday at 9am.
    1. Create a Blackout/Found poem using a page from either story. (You only have to choose one story). Be sure to illustrate and colour. The poem should reflect the themes of the story The History of Blackout Poetry. Redacting Words Since the 1700s | by  Øbeat ℙ | Offbeat Poetry | Medium
    2. Analyze “The Sick Rose” for poetic devices and meaning. Answer the question: what is the meaning of this poem and how does it reflect Romantic/Gothic literature?
  5. No Red Ink Quiz on Capitalization and MLA formatting on Monday.

Monday- “Masque”

  1. Review key concepts 
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  3. Quiz on the vocab and the devices.
  4. When you are done, continue working on “Masque of the Red Death” until everyone is finished the test.
  5. Analyze and continue with the story. The completed document is due Tuesday night 11:59pm.
  6. MLA formatting on No Red Ink.
  7. The Red Fantasy (Red Death)

Thursday- Poe’s poetry

Gothic Movie Montage

Why do people like gothic movies or stories? Why are they still popular today?

Biography of Poe- abridged

Watch the biography. With the people in your group, decide on the top three events that you think would have affected Poe’s mental health and influenced his writing. (We will not do the reading and the blog post that is in the ppt- thank the quarter system 🙂 

Optional videos on Poe:  Animated Biography or Why You Should Read Poe

Deconstruct “Annabell Lee”. I will give you a paper copy to write on.

Homework: Do the vocabulary assignment AND the prewriting for tomorrow morning. It is due at 9am as you need to know the words to understand the story.

Here is the vocabulary document: Masque Vocab List

 

Summary of assignments

I wanted to summarize the assignments for you. As I mentioned today, the “in class” portion will be busy with homework. The hybrid weeks will be less busy as you will be reading your novel on the “off site” days. So make some time in the next four weeks to work hard, knowing it will slow down in June.

  1. Blog post- due tonight at midnight
  2. Word Cloud- due Thursday at midnight
  3. No Red Ink- Capitalization- due Monday
  4. Setting paragraph due Thursday
  5. Poetic Devices quiz- Monday (this will be taken directly from the Quizlet site. Please study off quizlet) NOTE: I am not going to teach metonymy or synecdoche!! I will take that off 🙂
  6. Note- there will be more homework on Thursday IF you don’t use the time in class.

 

Tuesday- Poetic Devices and Gothic Intro

  1. Review of yesterday’s discussion. Share your ideas from the Visual Journal. What is missing?? What do we know about humanity that was not discussed yesterday? Add these words to your Visual Journal. What can we learn from storytelling in all the forms?
  2. Review of Poetic Devices – Kahoot
  3. Quizlet- Use this to study the terms needed for English 12. The multiple choice and short answer quiz will be on Monday next week. NOTE: I WILL TAKE OFF THE METONOMY AND SYNEDOCHE TERMS. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW THESE Quizlet for Poetic Devices  
  4. Break
  5. We will get to slide #14 today. The Word Cloud is due tomorrow at 9am. Download the ppt to your English folder.
  6. Here is another (optional) video if you are interested: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNohDegnaOQ&ab_channel=TheBritishLibrary