Mon, Oct 16, 2017
  • Discuss "Nature and "The Rhodora
  • Read Author Study -- Henry David Thoreau
from "Walden"
Assignment
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, Set Purpose, Meet the Author
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 169
  • Review literary terms purpose and tone.
  • Read pgs 170-178 Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W) pg 178
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-5 on pg 181.

Objectives After studying this lesson, students will be able to
  • read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate Thoreau's description of his year at Walden Pond and state the theme of the essay: that individuals should live as simply and as close to nature as they can have.
  • compare and contrast the essay with one by Annie Dillard.
  • identify Thoreau's role as a Transcendentalist.
  • analyze and understand purpose and tone.

Tue, Oct 17, 2017
  • Discuss "Walden"
  • Read background on American Gothic pg 197
Assignment:: "The Devil and Tom Walker"
  • Read and discuss Build Background (BB) pg 198
  • Assign Journal writing - Reader's Context pg 198
  • Discuss plot, conflict, climax and exposition; Discuss Set Purpose pg 198
  • Read pg 199-208 Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W) pg 208
  • Complete discussion questions 1-5 page 209
Objectives After studying this lesson, students will be able to
  • read, interpret, analyze and evaluate a story with the theme that people obsessed by personal gain usually end up destroying their souls.
  • understand how the story exemplifies Gothic literature.
  • analyze and understand plot, conflict, climax and exposition.

Wed, Oct 18, 2017
  • Discuss "The Devil and Tom Walker" pg 209
  • Read Edgar Allan Poe, Author Focus pg 210
Assignment:: Edgar Allen Poe
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, Set Purpose pg 211
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 211
  • Review literary terms mood and alliteration.
Inside the Mind of Poe by Dr. R.C. Sproul
  • Read pg 212-215 "The Raven" Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W) pg 215:
  • Read pg 216 "Alone" Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W) pg 216
  • Read Primary Source Connection and "Letter to John Allan" pg 217-218
  • Complete review questions 1-3 and Text to Text connection pg 218
  • Do questions ??? 1-5 pg 219

Objectives

After studying this lesson, students will be able to

  • read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate the two poems by understanding the raven as a symbol of the speaker's profound loss and appreciating "Alone" as an expression of the speaker's feelings of isolation.
  • Identify common themes and style in Poe's writing.
  • analyze and understand mood and alliteration.

Thu, Oct 19, 2017


Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Assignment

  • Poe Stories; Read assigned story with partner, do questions for discussion
  • Journal: Reader's Context page 221


Objectives After studying this lesson, students will be able to read, interpret, analyze and evaluate a gothic.


  • recognize elements of Gothic literature in the work
  • identify common themes and styles in Poe's writing
  • analyze and understand Gothic Fiction and foreshadowing

The Tell Tale Heart
The Black Cat
The Cask of Amontillado
The Masque of the Red Death
The Pit and the Pendulum
The Purloined Letter