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3/19 to 3/23



Hamlet Act IV and Act V

New book :-) and extension: Self-selected reading book #2 video review will be due over the break while you read the new book (due 4/3, this way if you have problems you can ask questions on 4/2)

People doing interesting things with books one YouTube:

Late: Literary Criticism #3 (was due to turnitin.com on 3/8)

Old Study Island: d. Poetry: Narrative Voice (due 3/16)


Literary Criticism #4 (Due 3/22 to turnitin.com)

New Study Island: e. Poetry: Tone and Mood (due 3/23)



Hamlet Act IV & V

Poetry Workshop

5 Steps to a 5: Read pages 31-39 and use the guidelines to create questions about A&P for Thursday’s session

HW: Focus Statement and Multiple Choice Question for “A&P”



Hamlet Act V

Poetry Workshop

HW: Focus Statement and Multiple Choice Question for “A&P”


Poetry Workshop

Due: Focus Statement and Multiple Choice Question for “A&P”

A&P by John Updike

Question Groups

Due: Literary Criticism #4 (upload to turnitin.com)


Hamlet Act V

Due: Study Island: e. Poetry: Tone and Mood (due 3/23)



This week we will work on Hamlet, poetry, and start a new book The video review for the self-selected reading #2 book will be due on 4/3. There is a new Study Island component due on Friday.

Remember, you can rewrite any assigned homework essay to earn a grade of B+. Please be sure to ask any questions you have regarding any assignments or upcoming tests.

Items of Importance:

Upload your essays as Word Documents to Turnitin.com

Review of Thomas Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor (sign-in first and then click this link)

Summer Reading

Socratic Seminars (Please see the module in Canvas)

Assignments and Assessments

College Essay submission to turnitin.com

Summer Reading assessment

Fear and Trembling Socratic seminar self assessment

Writing About Literature #1 (Due 9/19 to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.)

The Plot Against America Socratic seminar self assessment


The Reluctant Fundamentalist Socratic seminar

 WAL #2 (due on 10/16 to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.)

Essay on the Reluctant Fundamentalist (due to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. on 10/19)

CBA SLO#1: AP Timed-Writing: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Short Story: “In Another Country” (OneNote)

Short Story: “A Very Short Story” (OneNote)

“Babylon Revisited” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (11/28)

Literary Criticism #1 (due to turnitin.com on 12/4)

“A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner (submit to turnitin.com on 12/8)

OneNote Journaling Questions on Sun Also Rises (11/17 and 12/13)

Sun Also Rises assessment (12/19)

Study Island:  a. Fiction: Context Clues (due 12/22)

Study Island:  b. Fiction: Language and Style and c. Fiction: Language and Structure (due 1/5)

“Journey of The Magi” Focus Statement (due 1/11)

Study Island:  d. Fiction: Plot (due 1/12)

Oedipus the King assessment (1/19)

Study Island: e: Fiction: Setting (1/19)

 Literary Criticism #2 (due 1/22 at 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com)

Focus Statement for The Story of an Hour (Socratic Seminar, 1/23)

Focus Statement for Feminist Criticism (1/23)

Study Island: f: Fiction: Character (1/19)

Brave New World assessment (1/25)

Self-Selected Book Project #1 (1/26)

CBA#2 Dickens (1/31)

Now Goes Under APMC (2/1)

g. Fiction: Point of View (due 2/2)

h. Fiction: Tone and Mood (due 2/9)

i: Theme and Motif (due 2/16)

a. Poetry: Language (due 2/23)

b. Poetry: sound (due 3/2)

1984 Exam (3/5)

Literary Criticism #3 (due to turnitin.com on 3/8)

c. Poetry: Meter and Rhythm (due 3/9)