Class Minutes: Thurs. Jan. 12th

We read, discussed and took note on 3 Shakespearian sonnets (#29, #116, #130).

We wrote a C&C thesis thematically connecting each to another poem previously read.

We discussed the content and format of the summative evaluation week self-assessment (Friday, Jan. 20th @ 1:00).

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Class Minutes: Tues. Jan. 10th

We wrote our Paradise Lost multis.

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Class Minutes: Fri. Jan. 6th

We finished our notes and questions on Paradise Lost.  The multi question was given and outline handed out.  We’ll write the multi next class.  We went to the Carney Classic BB game.

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Class Minutes: Wed. Jan. 4th

We started Paradise Lost, reading and taking notes.  We also competed a guided reading question sheet as we went.

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Class Minutes: Thurs. Dec. 15th

Today we did our Secret Santa exchange and made glass Christmas tree ornaments, stuffed with shredded pages of Dickens’ Christmas Carol and other holiday classics.  Of course, we added sparkles.  Merry Christmas!

 

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Class Minutes: Tues. Dec. 13th

Because Friday was a snow day, we presented our Dating Game skits today.  We also read some pop songs re-written as sonnets.

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Class Minutes: Wed. Dec. 7th

Today we studied two sonnets by John Milton:

a.  On Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three

b.  On His Blindness

In On Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three, the speaker laments the passage of time because he’s middle-aged and has not yet written the literary masterpiece he feels destined to complete.

We wrote a compare and contrast thesis on this sonnet and Herrick’s lyric, To the Virgins to Make Much of Time, in which the speaker advice the young to enjoy prime of their lives as it passes quickly.

We read On His Blindness through the lens of Stanley Fish’s reader response theory, renegotiating our comprehension line by line as the syntax and textual slippage demands.  Please see these notes on Moodle.

Next class we will present our Dating Game skits.

 

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Class Minutes: Monday, Dec. 5th

Decorated the classroom for Christmas!  Looks amazing! Fingers crossed we win a pizza party!

 

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Class Minutes: Thursday, Dec. 1st

Students had the hour to plan, write, and rehearse their Lit. Dating Game scripts.

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Class Minutes: Tuesday, Nov. 29th

During our coffeehouse (actually tea and hot chocolate), we presented our Marlow parodies.

We then read and discussed, “A Valediction Forbidding Mourning.”  A copy of the text with marginal notes was handed out.

Finally, we planned for our door decorating contest.

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