On Monday 09/28, you will start typing up all of your split-quotes to date (save to your F: drive)
- Romantics / Transcendentalists
- (Thoreau – Walden, which you’ll read in class on Tuesday after your quiz)
Tuesday 09/29, you’ll take a quiz over Romanticism notes & read the excerpts from Walden in your text. Collect 5 split quotes from Thoreau.
On Wednesday 09/30, you’ll be back in lab finishing up your quotes and writing a response.
Thursday and Friday we’ll seminar. WOOT! WOOT!
Read from Nature (182-3) and from Self-Reliance (185-6) in your textbooks.
Collect 3 split-quotes from each selection.
Explain how each quote represents some quality of either the Romantics, Transcendentalists, or Dark Romantics. We will be using these later this quarte for a major paper in addition to the qwuortea you have already colleceted from the Puritans and Rationalist.
Using the Romanticism Notes, make a mini-poster of the section assigned to you by Borger. Use images from magazines to represent your idea. Paste your poster / image on construction paper. Put your name and assigned number on the back of the poster and turn in to Borger by the end of the hour on Tuesday 09/15.
Read “The Devil and Tom Walker” in your textbook (153-161).
Collect 5-ish split-quotes looking for evidence of the following:
- The supernatural in nature
- Poor decision-making on the part of Tom & his wife; lack of emotional intelligence
Quotes due on Tuesday 09/15.
Forgot your book at home? Here’s a link to the story online.
Monday 09/08: Read “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” & biography of Jonathan Edwards (44, 46-48). Write the following response in your journal:
Select three quotes from the sermon (include in-text citations with page numbers). Explain how each quote in some way represents the ideals of the Puritans from your readings & the posters on the wall. Should be roughly a ½ a page. You should be moving beyond summary toward analysis – choosing evidence to support a claim.
Tuesday 09/09: Read from Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & biography of Frankln (65, 68-72). Write the following response in your journal:
Select three quotes from the excerpt (include in-text citations with page numbers). Explain how each quote in some way represents the ideals of the Rationalists from your readings & the posters on the wall. Should be roughly ½ a page. You are moving beyond summary toward analysis – choosing evidence to support a claim.
Be prepared for a quiz over this material on Thursday 09/10. Even if you are absent between now and then, you will be expected to take the quiz, so take your book home or have a friend bring it to you or use the Internet to stay on top of readings.
Friday, 09/11 is a DEAR Friday (Drop Everything And Read) – as per your request. Bring a book of your choice to read on Friday or check one out from the library.
Friday, September 4th will be a Drop Everything And Read day. Students need to bring a book to read for pleasure for the whole hour. Magazines are not acceptable. Reading silently activates the frontal part of the brain responsible for deep & complicated thinking. I would like to cultivate growth in that area and reading something you actually enjoy will do that.
Image Source: Dearborn, Grace. “Rebels with Applause: Brain-Compatible Approaches for Motivating Reluctant Learners.” Conscious Teaching. 2013. Web. 2 Jan. 2014.
Students will complete posters they started in group work yesterday.
Posters and participation points for working (or not working or being off task) will be worth 50 points total.