Frankenstein: your fold-up bookmark pamphlet outlines the reading schedule for this novel; first volume to be read by Fri, Sep 8. As you read this Volume I, take notes and/or mark text for connections to your focus group’s topic.
Given the calendar between now and May 5, presenters are limited to 15–count ’em–15 minutes each.
As a foundation for your presentation, use a three-slide format to address the following questions. The spirit of this presentation is to communicate with your classmates about something that means something to you. This is one more chance to help them know who you are and what catches your heart and mind.
- Where does your interest come from?
- What main question(s) drove your reading?
- What insights are emerging from your reading?
As I watch and listen, I will use these questions?
Is the presenter
- communicating clearly by anticipating the audience’s needs?
- talking to us, rather than reading to us?
- focusing the presentation on the guide questions listed above?
learning goal: how can I make each blog post distinctly mine and significantly different (from previous posts)
review current calendar
solve mechanical issues with first post (see email from Mr. Brown)
time to read
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learning goal: what is the purpose and design of the final project that replaces a final exam?
TBA in class
During the three weeks after spring break, we will read Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, which incidentally she wrote when she was a few years older than you are.
Shelley wrote the novel in three parts, so we can read one part for each of our three weeks in March.
I am posting this information now, so that people who want to can start early. No problem if you wait, but some people like to plan/work ahead and others might find themselves with downtime they want to use for reading a scientific adventure story that is also part gothic horror story.
contest details (deadline 03 March 2017)
We will be reading this book during February, starting the week of February 7.
our working syllabus (subject to change)
Tue Jan 3 film Elizabeth
Jan 9 film, Hamlet
Tue Jan 17 Hamlet
Jan 23 Hamlet
Jan 30 Hamlet
Feb 6 Beowulf
Feb 13 Beowulf
Tue Feb 21 Beowulf
Feb 27 Frankenstein
Tue Mar 14 Frankenstein
Mar 20 Frankenstein
Mar 27 Frankenstein
Apr 3 Bio choices
Apr 10-13 Bio reading
Tue Apr 18 Bio reading
Apr 24 Bio presentations
May 1 (AP Exams) Bio presentations
May 8 (AP/SR Exams)