American Literature: This week we continue with our second unit, Early American Literature 1700-1820: An Expanding World leads to an Enlightenment, a Great Awakening, and a National Identity. We will finish Rappaccini's Daughter and then move on to:
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “A Psalm of Life,” “The Slave's Dream,” “The Jewish Cemetery at Newport,” and “My Lost Youth” [pages 643 – 652].
- Edgar Allan Poe: “The Raven,” “Annabel Lee,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” [pages 671-679, 689-701].
Poetry and Nonfiction: Do not forget that your Poets and Poetry Projects are due Tuesday, March 27th! If you have not told me who your poet is or the movement in poetry you are working on, you MUST do this immediately; there should be NO duplications! So far, I have the following people's choices:
- Makayla: Edgar Allen Poe
- Harvey: Lu Xun
- Briella: William Carlos Williams
- Jack: Shu Ting [Gong Peiyu]
- Donnalyn: Annie Dillard
- Vincent: NONE SELECTED!
- Tady: NONE SELECTED!
- Adonis: NONE SELECTED!
- Sharon: NONE SELECTED!
Shakespeare's Tragedies and Histories: This week we will finish screening the Lawrence Olivier version of King Lear and then move on to the Patrick Stewart adaptation The King of Texas. There will be a quiz on this play on Thursday....
The Word—The New Testament: This week we will continue working on the Letters of Paul, and I am hopeful we can complete the following:
- Chapter 33: “The Christian Community
- Chapter 34: “Social Order”
- Unit Feature: “Augustine”
- Chapter 35: “The Fulfillment”
World Literature: Reminder: your Haiku assignment is due Wednesday, March 28th! We continue this week with the “Encounter with the Supernatural and Spirit Worlds” unit, first with an overview of literature in the Twentieth Century, and then reading Franz Kafka's “The Metamorphosis” [pages 2746 – 2784]. We will also discuss Writing Assignment 1 which will be due on Wednesday, April 11th.
Have a great week!
Teacher Barb :)