By Wednesday’s class, email a functional URL for your blog to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
learning goal: how does audience affect how you phrase your ideas about a significant contemporary issue illuminated by Shelley’s novel?
instructions for making, or re-making, individual blogs on wordpress (lit matters)
transplant a cutting from your F essay into this new soil
Please bring to class your copy of Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein–ideally the Longman Cultural Edition I specified for the course booklist.
This edition contains supplemental material we will study alongside the novel.
learning goal: in what particular way(s) has conversation with classmates affected my thinking about struggles and monsters in the story of Jekyll and Hyde?
at the start of class: hand in the previously-assigned ten-sentence exercise*
re-locate the one passage (that you marked) that anchors your paragraph
small-group exercise: last-word exercise (present–1–1–2, present–1–1–2, etc.)
individual writing: I used to think . . . (specific instructions TBA)
submit new writing to TURNITIN (J & H stage 2)
*”hmwrk: copy out ten sentences from “Henry Jekyll’s Full Statement of the Case” that, in sequence, lay out the bones of Dr. Jekyll’s struggle; bring these ten sentences on paper to class Tue Aug 22 (type or legibly handwrite the sentences)”
learning goal: what are this course’s essential questions*
Poetry Day Table of Contents / Weekly Topics
Essential Questions (EQs)*
Canvas/blog (bookmark blog, and sign-up to follow by email)
in class: J & H, summarize & paraphrase
- How do we handle struggle–external and internal?
2. Where do we see demons, or monsters? (What makes them so?)
3. What influences our responses to these demons and struggles?
Continue to work towards Monday’s goal of publishing your first blog post. See the previous agenda (M/T Apr 3/4) for details and guidelines. Also, start your biography reading in earnest, since presentations–about which I will say more next week–begin during the third week of April.
thank you for your thoughtful writing
comments welcome on my response
learning goal: how do I want to allocate my class time today for next Monday’s goals?
by next Monday, have three paragraphs each which describes and explains reasons for a top book choice; conclude third paragraph by explaining current leanings towards one these three
Mr. Brown’s demo of his top three (10′)
by next Monday, have read through Volume 1 of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein
Mr. Brown’s brief intro to novel (10′): ghost-story contest, family background (our edition’s “Table of Dates”), story frames (visual),
readingcolors.wordpress.com (opening questions)
time to work on either project for next Monday
learning goal: what makes monsters?