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WEEK 4a:  February 22-26, 2010

Gardner's Grendel

&

     Poetry (Wallies) &  Grammar (Oles)

Click  HERE for the CLASS OF 2011 PHOTO GALLERY.

Click the following website for the WEB ALBUM GALLERY:

https://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011APLitClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIre876Uxtrs2wE#

 

vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 2nd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

 

Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

Click HERE to go automatically to the yellow HW packet!

Click HERE for another copy of the 4 week GREEN calendar.

Click HERE for the Literary Time Periods Time line/Works Most Frequently Appearing on the AP Open-ended Essay.

CLICK HERE for a copy of the BLUE Poetry Packet

FOR A COPY OF OUR AP LIT POETRY TERMS PACKET, CLICK HERE!  YOU WILL DEFINITELY WANT TO PRINT THIS!

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

Click HERE for a WORD document or HERE for a pdf. copy of the MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEET  (you will need to have 5 MAJOR WORKS DATA SHEETS by the time the AP Lit Exam comes along).  You received one "free" sheet in class.  You will need to print out the others.

To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

MEMORIZE A SONNET!

 

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

Buybacks 

Notes: 1.  Record your results on the yellow and pink sheets in your folder.   By the way, Mr. Olson doesn't like to use the boxes at the end of the grading sheet.  He prefers that you read his comments in the margins to find the positives and suggestions.  You must summarize these in the pink boxes and write a goal for the next paper.  Then, record your number of errors in Lit. Analysis Paper column on the yellow technical sheet.) 2.   Be sure to follow directions! There will be a lot less "mercy" for not doing correcting the error correctly this time.   3.  YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WRITE OUT THE WHOLE SENTENCE THAT HAS THE ERROR(S).  DO NOT USE ELLIPSES!  4.  Make sure you do not make ANY NEW ERRORS.  If two or more errors occur in the same sentence, follow the specific directions on how to correct them all together.  5.   TURN BUYBACKS IN ON TIME!  If buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after!  5.  Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure. 

 If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE. (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  For a sample (NOT PERFECT) of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

NOTE!  You may organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):

 Happy Presidents' Day?

or is it Presidents? 

or why do some people even write it "President's Day?! 

NO SCHOOL!   

 

NO SCHOOL!!!!

SIX MINUTES:

Time to come out, I told him & he said he'd only been in for 6 minutes & I said that's not true. You've been in the whole day & he shrugged & said all he could remember was the last 6 minutes.

What I'm mostly good at is sleeping, he once told me in confidence, but he added, I don't see much future in it.

 

 
     

 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2010  day 15

BEOWULF:

LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR!

Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero.

"BEOWULF, WAS IT ALL

WORTH IT IN THE END?"

 

 

BEOWULF:

LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR!

  

 

 

 

BEOWULF FINALE:  BE vs. DO!

 

BE!  Don't just "DO" this term! 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"We are no longer human beings.  We should be called human doings"  

~Richard Carlson in his book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count.  It's the life in your years.  ~Abraham Lincoln

 

 
  1. Group check-in:
    • weekend?
    • Any synchronicity, serendipity, 6 degrees?
    • Share WA's 6-8  ORANGES--battle with Grendel and a part 1 quote, GOLDS--battle with Mommy and a part 2 quote, BLUES--battle with Dragon and a part 3 quote, GREENS--Lay of the Last Survivor and any other lays
    1. What is Grendel--really?  Meet Grendel p. 26 Raffel and p. 9 in the Heany--Listen on tape 

       

    2. Cain & Abel story If not before, watch Cain and Abel video (22 min.)
    3. Debrief WA 6-8:  QUOTES and BATTLE CHART: Begin to discuss the differences between the first and second battles--venue, use of weapons, etc.
    4. UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS?  SIGNIFICANT QUOTES  &  SIGNIFICANT LAYS
    5. HERO??? Did Beowulf do it?  Was his life meaningful? Who are the true Grendels?  the ending  Beowulf's journey to lead a good life--Hrothgar's advice, etc.  What are today's notions of HEROES?--SHARE CHARTS!!!  
    6. Do WA 9 Lay of the last Survivor--Me!  to Mahler's Symphony #9, the last movement (mention movies with this type of scenario:  I am Legend, 28 Days, Armegeddon, Left Behind, Deep Impact, 28 Days Later)
     

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED:

    1. OJ 6 Heroes
    2. WA 5 Names
 
  1. finish WA 9: LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR

    The Lay of the Last Survivor;  CLICK BELOW TO HEAR THE "LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR" IN OLD ENGLISH!

    http://faculty.virginia.edu/OldEnglish/Beowulf.Readings/Survivor.html

    This WA is worth 10 points by doing the following 3 things (beyone than just the writing during class):   1.   First, re-read everything you wrote during class today.  Add anything more you'd like.  Look for patterns, themes, whatever jumps out at you.  Comment in your journal about your findings and how doing this journal felt during and after.  2.  Now read the buff-colored sheets in your Beowulf packet with the biographical information on Gustav Mahler.  Jot down some thoughts about this in light of the piece of music, etc.   3.   Finally, read the buff-colored essay at the end of your Beowulf packet by Lewis Thomas called "Late Night Thoughts."  For a copy of Thomas's essay, click HERE or go to this website:   http://cscs.umich.edu/~crshalizi/Thomas/mahlers-ninth.html  Add your comments/response to this essay.  What you tell Mr. Thomas if he were to visit our classroom tomorrow? 

    FOR FUN, CHECK OUT THIS youtube LINK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CkGVtRnFic (Here Grendel watches the arrival of a harper. He ponders the meaning of hope and of memory, and he screams . . . .  Note the reference to the first part of Beowulf: "That was a good king.")

     

  2. DUE TOMORROW  FINISH  1. Read Gardner's Grendel, 2. do the prep work on the green worksheets, and 3. do a 2 sided journal on 2 different topics OJ 7: Gardner's Grendel--2 topics.  NOTE:   you can print this out in WORD format (click HERE ) and type your response.  Click HERE for a PDF version. For a copy of the green "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet," click HERE! As you read, do the following on your own notebook paper (unless you buy your own book--available in the school store--in which case you can do this note-taking right on the covers and extra pages in the book):   1. keep a character list, 2. on the Zodiac Wheel (the second page of the hand-out "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet"), jot down a quick plot synopsis for each chapter.  3. 3 Chapter Analyses Charts on Grendel Worksheet:  Each COLOR group will be assigned 2 chapters to become experts on.   Here are the assigned chapters:  ORANGE--chaps. 1-3, GOLD--chaps.  4-6, BLUE--chaps. 7-9, GREEN--chaps. 10-12.  On the front of the "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet" (click HERE for a copy of this worksheet),  there is a a chart for you to fill out for your group's assigned chapters.  Note that there are only two columns when there should be three.  So, for your 3rd assigned chapter, draw one more column on the back of the first page to put your comments.  4. consult a copy of  a zodiac chart (see HERE for a list of the zodiac signs, or click http://www.psychicguild.com/horoscopes_explained.php or click HERE for the Zodiac wheel in your "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet") and discuss how one of the zodiac signs is present/symbolic in each of the 12 chapters.  5. Also, as you read, jot down a list of your personal questions. NOTE:  When you finish the novel, you also will do OJ 7: (worth 10 journal points--a 2 sider!).  You are to choose  2 of the 5 choices "GG" Journal Topics.  4 choices are listed on the page 2 of the Beowulf packet.  The 5th topic (not listed on your blue Beowulf packet) is to read the  last blue essay  in the Beowulf packet which addresses Gardner's Grendel and Beowulf's Grendel as both monster and human.  It's really interesting!  Write a page response.  For a copy of the topics, click HERE.

     

  3. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 2nd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

Randy Pausch

Are you a Tigger or an Eyeore?

Earnest vs. Hip?

CHECK IT OUT!  Great food for thought in Randy Pausch's "The Last Lecture"

For a really inspirational story (reminds me of the "Lay of the Last Survivor"), watch these youtube videos about the story of Prof. Randy Pausch from Carnegie-Mellon giving his last lecture (a tradition for retiring professors at C-M to do before leaving to leave their life lessons with their students) at age 47 when he found out he had cancer and only had a few months to live.     Incredible!

  the actual speech "The Last Lecture"  (1 hour 16 min--well worth it!!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji5_MqicxSo&feature=related

highlights of "The Last Lecture"  (8:48 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw3G9_Ysg2E&NR=1

We don't beat the grim reaper by living longer; we beat the grim reaper by living well.

Time Magazine's 10 Questions for Randy Pausch (5:06 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdEgcTE4i24&feature=related

CBS announcement of Randy's death

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SwZQlzZRtk&feature=related

Randy Pausch & Eric Hutchinson music (3 min. 31 sec)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7O6AWwLyAk&NR

Wall Street Journal  tribute to Randy Pausch (5:13 min.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIysXLiA5s0&feature=related

Randy Pausch Carnegie-Mellon grad speech  (6 min)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA&NR=1

Inspirational Speech by Dr. Randy Pausch On the Oprah Winfrey Show: The Last Lecture. Dr. Pausch Passed Away On July 25, 2008  (10 min.)

 
 Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010  day 16

   Gardner's Grendel

John Gardner

INTERESTING GARDNER'S GRENDEL SITES TO CHECK OUT (some links are out of date--Sorry!):

Gardner Appreciation page:

http://www.sunygenesee.cc.ny.us/gardner/gardner.htm

Letter from John Gardner to Susie West and students:

http://www.sunygenesee.cc.ny.us/gardner/perdue.htm

Excellent Grendel resource  pages:

http://brtom.org/gr/questions.html

http://brtom.org/gr/grlinks.html

http://brtom.org/gr/ljg.html

http://www.genesee.edu/gardner/tshirt.htm

http://brtom.org/gr/annotated.html

http://brtom.org/gr/ltheo.html

http://www.saint-andre.com/ismbook/ism3.html

http://brtom.org/gr/lbeow.html

http://brtom.org/gr/la-s.html

http://justice.loyola.edu/~mcoffey/lit/essays/enlightenment.html

Today's Allusion:

all that glitters is not gold

Shakespeare wrote in The Merchant of Venice, "All that glisters is not gold."

Fool's Gold or "iron pyrite" or "iron sulfide"

Fool's gold is another name for pyrite, also known as iron pyrite or iron sulfide. Its shiny yellow luster has many fooled into believing they have struck gold while holding a mineral of little value. The name pyrite is from Greek pyrites (of fire), from pyr (fire) because it produces sparks when struck against a hard surface. Some related words are fire, pyre, pyrosis (heartburn), pyromania (an irresistible impulse to set things on fire), and empyreal (relating to the sky or heaven, believed to contain pure light or fire.).]

Today's Words of the Day:

cursory (Oles)

dessicate (Oles)

jejune (Wallies)

loquacious (Wallies)

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
  • DEBRIEF WA 7: LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR
  • DEBRIEF WA 9--Tolkien quote, universal questions?
  1. Explain color coding of websites now that we're splitting up!
  2. DEBRIEF WA 7: LAY OF THE LAST SURVIVOR  Discuss WA 7  Lay of the last Survivor--Me!  to Mahler's Symphony #9, the last movement (mention movies with this type of scenario:  I am Legend, 28 Days, Armegeddon, Left Behind, Deep Impact)
  3. Share WA's 6-8 transparencies  ORANGES--battle with Grendel and a part 1 quote, GOLDS--battle with Mommy and a part 2 quote, BLUES--battle with Dragon and a part 3 quote, GREENS--Lay of the Last Survivor and any other lays
  4. BEOWULF LEFTOVERS--TOLKIEN QUOTE--UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS?  SIGNIFICANT QUOTES  &  SIGNIFICANT LAY
  5. HERO??? Did Beowulf do it?  Was his life meaningful? Who are the true Grendels?  the ending  Beowulf's journey to lead a good life--Hrothgar's advice, etc.  What are today's notions of HEROES?--SHARE CHARTS!!!  
  6. Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet: click HERE!  ORANGE--chaps. 1-3, GOLD--chaps.  4-6, BLUE--chaps. 7-9, GREEN--chaps. 10-12.  On the front of the "Gardner's Grendel Discussion Prep. Worksheet"

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED:

    1. stamp WA 9 Lay of the Last Survivor & Late-Night Thoughts
    2. stamp OJ 7 Gardner's Grendel 2 topics over 2 sides
    3. collect green Gardner's Grendel Prep Worksheet
    4. collect HAND-OUTS

 

 

BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

  1. To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

  2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd

Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

WALLIES ONLY:

  1. A Glossary of Literary TermsPoetic Device Assignment (old ASSIGNMENT L #1).  If you missed class or are unaware of what terms you are assigned, click HERE to see what your assigned term(s)are.  Define your assigned Poetry Term(s) using TWO DIFFERENT SOURCES other than a generic dictionary and give several examples of each term. If you have many terms, one example will suffice. You may use the black textbook (LBT) for one of your definitions of your assigned terms, but you must find another CREDIBLE (not a generic dictionary like Webster's) source (it can be an online source like those linked below) for your other definition.  Look for literary terms dictionaries or check out websites such as the following:                  http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/poetic-terms.html or  http://www.k-state.edu/english/baker/english320/cc.htm  or http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/  or http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/terms.htm   or  http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.html 

  2. WA 10: POEMS! POEMS! POEMS!  (3 topics over a minimum of 2 sides)  1. SHARE YOUR PERSONAL THOUGHTS/EXPERIENCES REGARDING POETRY and STUDYING POETRY.   2.  Skim through the blue Poetry Packet (PP) pp. OP-1 to OP-18.  CLICK HERE for a copy of the BLUE Poetry Packet if you didn't get it in class.  Read what strikes you.  Comment on what you found interesting in these pages.  If you are reacting to a particular poem, be sure to identify its title/poet. 3. Check out the websites linked below and comment on what you found interesting. Be sure to jot down the URL and the title/description of the site on which you are commenting!    Click HERE to see WALLY'S COOL POETRY LINKS! 

    Here are some others (but not as cool as the ones linked above):   http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html  (about poet laureate position)

    AND  www.favoritepoem.org    (ordinary Americans read their favorite poems)

    AND   www.artistsforliteracy.org  (site to match modern music and poetry)

    AND www.poems.com   AND http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/278  AND

        www.poetry.com    AND   www.poetry.org 

 

  

  1. OLES ONLY:  

 

  1. GRAMMAR WORK ON PARTS OF SPEECH AND PHRASES:  Using your EWS (Gray grammar book), do the following:  Skim pp. 456-486.  Then, slow down!  Read carefully pp. 490-507. Take a minimum of one side of a page of notes over this material. Do odds only for all exercises (including the Review Exercises) from pp. 490-508. Click HERE for an electronic version of the sentences (created by Eric Howe).

Wednesday  day 17

 

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" 

"Young Girl and Death" painted by

Marianne Stokes

Today's Quote of the Day:

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.  ~Hector Berlioz

Memento Mori

Today's Allusion:

 Ivory Tower

Today's Words of the Day:

clepe (Oles)

  ennui (Oles)

SLAM POETRY!!!!!

 

♥♥♥77 LOVE SONNETS ♥♥♥

BY GARRISON KEILLOR

From Garrison Keillor:

"When I was 16, Helen Fleischman assigned me to memorize Shakespeare's Sonnet No. 29, "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state" for English class, and fifty years later, that poem is still in my head. Algebra got washed away, and geometry and most of biology, but those lines about the redemptive power of love in the face of shame are still here behind my eyeballs, more permanent than my own teeth. The sonnet is a durable good. These 77 of mine include sonnets of praise, some erotic, some lamentations, some street sonnets and a 12-sonnet cycle of months. If anything here offends, I beg your pardon, I come in peace, I depart in gratitude."

http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,m9yp,85wm,iih1,lp0o

GK reads from 77 Love Sonnets in San Francisco on June 6:

http://www.elabs7.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=fj6,ggr6,dv,8l1l,aw78,iih1,lp0o

some DPS quotes:

They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.

 

 

 

WALLIES:
  1. Group check-in:
    • Thoughts on Poetry:  share perceptions, views, frustrations, etc. about previous dealings with poetry
    • Choose a poetry definition on front of packet that group likes  Click HERE for the cover.
    • on computer in classroom: Type your assigned literary terminology on master terms sheet
    •  Songs: "Newsies or Metallica "Carpe Diem Baby" or techno--"The World is Your Oyster" continue to Write your assigned literary term's definitions and finish clipboard--poetic terms

       

    1. BE vs. DO:  Review Hero column and round-robin sharing--when you were little? question, Bill Doherty "Help for Hurried families" notes, Brian Willette,   Schultz obituary, Starfish story, chicken soup teacher story, color differences, hero test, "Millionaire Mind" article, Heroes Quiz , 6 degrees, "The Journey" Wixon jewely ads.  After AS heroes discuss modern ideas and share from your WA on heroes--incl male/female differences. Starfish story, Jordan's email, Show ACROSS THE UNIVERSE--25 min. into it--dinner table scene
    2. Poetry perceptions, views, frustrations, etc. about previous dealings with poetry.   Click HERE for the cover.
    3. Marianne Stokes painting--analysis and Herrick's "To the Virgins to Make Much of Time"   Click HERE for a copy of this poem and Essay on Criticism.
    4. Dead Poets clip (8 min.)
    5. Discuss Dead Poets clip--allusions and symbols--maybe "To the Virgins" and read Jaclyn's e-mail. Show example of allusions such as carpe diem, Herrick's cat parody, to "air" is human, etc. 
    6. Play Babasword audio of "Dead Poets" rap.  For the audio, click here:   http://babasword.com/writing/swordplay.html  o http://babasword.com/audio/deadpoets.mp3  For the text, click here: http://babasword.com/writing/poetry/deadpoets.html

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED:

    WALLIES:

    1. Stamp WA 10 Poems!  Poems! Poems! (2 sides)
    2. Stamp Literary Terms

  1. OLES ONLY:  

 

  1. Word of the Day
  2. phrase homework
  3. review infinitive, gerund, participial phrase

HOMEWORK COLLECTED

OLES:

  1. stamped phrase notes and exercises
  •  

     

     

  • BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

    1. To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

       

    2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 2nd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

      WALLIES ONLY:

      1. karpnull

        diSpacingm 

           

        How do you "seize the day"?

        WALLIES ONLY! 

         CARPE DIEM!  Do something in the spirit of Carpe Diem!  Remember to "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may"  

      2. Do you think this class inspired Kelly to do this?  Maybe . . .

      3. OR MAYBE THIS, TOO:

         

      1. OLES ONLY:  

       

       

    3. Correct your phrase HW.  Click HERE for the key.
    4. Create 15 sentences with a total of 20 prep. phrases, 10 participial phrases, 10 gerund phrases, 10 infinitive phrases.

    5. E-mail Mr. Olson if you have questions!  rolson@edenpr.org

     

    Thursday  day 18

    "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may" 

     

    Today's Allusion:

    Sound & Fury

    Today's Quotes of the Day:

    from Shakespeare's Macbeth:
    To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
    And then is heard no more. It is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.

    Words of the Day:

    inane (Wallies)

    laconic (Wallies)

    WHAT IS POETRY?

    a DPS quote:

    "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"

    DPS goofs: http://imdb.com/title/tt0097165/goofs

    • Factual errors: The line that Keating refers to from Whitman's poem "Song of Myself" is misquoted. The line actually reads "I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world".
       
    • Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Keating instructs the boys to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook, his lip movements do not match the speech.
    • Anachronisms: Although the setting is the 1950s, the chemistry textbook the students use, "Chemistry: A Modern Course" by Robert Smoot, is copyrighted 1987.
       
    • Anachronisms: The literature anthology, "Literature: Reading, Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and the Essay", edited by Robert DiYanni, was published by Random House in 1986.

    Fun stuff about Dead Poets Society:

    some DPS trivia:

    • Director Peter Weir chose to shoot the film in chronological order to better capture the development of the relationships between the boys and their growing respect for Mr. Keating.
       
    • Filmed at St. Andrews, a private boarding school in Delaware.

     

     

     

    WALLIES ONLY:

    Group check-in:

    • Share your CARPE DIEM EXPERIENCES!  Write a list of symbols, allusions, what you clearly remember from the
    • Choose a poetry definition on front of packet that group likes  Click HERE for the cover.
    • on computer in classroom: Type your assigned literary terminology on master terms sheet
    •  Songs: "Newsies or Metallica "Carpe Diem Baby" or techno--"The World is Your Oyster" continue to Write your assigned literary term's definitions and finish clipboard--poetic terms
    1. Share your CARPE DIEM!  EXPERIENCES! 
    2. Play Babasword audio of "Dead Poets" rap:  For the audio, click here:   http://babasword.com/writing/swordplay.html  o http://babasword.com/audio/deadpoets.mp3  For the text, click here: http://babasword.com/writing/poetry/deadpoets.html   CLICK HERE FOR THE TEXT.
    3. Thoughts on Poetry:  share perceptions, views, frustrations, etc. about previous dealings with poetry.  Share favorite quotes on the cover of Poetry packet. 
    4. Share DPS quote: "We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, "O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?" Answer. That you are here - that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?"
    5. DPS film clip show again and take notes.
    6. MODERN TRENDS IN POETRY:  Poet Laureate?  American and British positions, differences, incentives, legacies?  Discuss the SIBL project ("O Captain," "TKM," and Frankenstein songs) www.artistsforliteracy.org and perhaps play "Flight of Icarus" (Iron Maiden) or "Icarus" or "Icarus II" (Kansas) or "Dust in the Wind" or "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Iron Maiden
    7. NEW TERMS TODAY:    schema, metaphor, simile conceit, syntax, stanza, rhyme, paradox/oxymoron, mood, DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax), juxtaposition, apostrophe, quatrain, couplet, octave, sestet, slant rhyme, essay, rhyme, slant rhyme, tone, mood, essay, rhythm, sprung rhythm, ITAD:  iambic (u/), trochaic (/u), anapestic (uu/), dactylic (/uu), monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, heroic couplet, maxim,  sprung rhythm, irony, meter, foot, sonnet--2 types: Shakespearean (3 quatrains=abab,cdcd,efef and 1 couplet=gg) and Petrarchan octave=abbaabba sestet=cdecde or cddcdd or cdccdc or cdcdcd. euphony, cacophony, euphemism, pejorative. maxim,   irony.  imagery,   denotation, connotation,  symbol,  

    WALLIES HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. Beowulf & Grendel books

    OLES ONLY:  

    1. Group check-in:

    2. Go over original sentences in small and large groups
    3. Tale of Two Cities MC QUESTION DEBRIEF:  Debate  the Tale of 2 MC test answers and make a master scanner with everyone's name on it. (30 min.) MAYBE GROUP COMPETITON FOR BEST SCORE.  10 min. to change. Erase and resubmit. EC for the group with best score! Write list of lit. terms that stumped you on transparency.  Write down individually, too, in your 3 ring binder with allusions. 

    OLES HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. Collect phrase homework and notes
    2. Stamp original sentences & collect
     

     

     

     

     

    BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

    1. FANTASTIC HEATHLY FOOD FRIDAY (a.k.a. FHFF) tomorrow!  Bring something yummy!

        Hint! Hint!

    2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

     

    WALLIES ONLY:

    1. ASSIGNMENT L #2 Do WA 11 ASSIGNED POEM Write 2 sides minimum--one side on the 4 areas outlined on the salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet.  (Click HERE if you need a copy) AND one side on the CONTENT--THEMES/UNIVERSAL QUESTIONS-- as outlined below). If you missed class or are unaware of what terms you are assigned, click HERE to see what your assigned poem is.                Here's what to do:

      1.        Read the poem silently.

      2.        Read the poem aloud.

      3.        Perhaps read the poem to/with someone else.

      4.        FIRST SIDE OF THE WA: You must include discussion (of at least one side of a page) covering a bit about each of the 5 following topics:

      a.  Write a literal summary of the poem

      b.  Describe the feelings/mood the poem evokes

      c. Discuss themes/universal or global questions the poem suggests

      d.   Discuss connections to your own life/yourself/the lives of others

      e.   Discuss connections to society

      5.    SECOND SIDE OF THE WA: Now, do your best to explicate the poem.  Take one section at time as outlined on the  salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet you got in class today.  (Click HERE if you need a copy).  MAKE COMMENTS ON EACH OF THE FOUR AREAS:  SITUATION, STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE, POETIC DEVICES (Look carefully once again for the use of any  poetic devices  that make the poem "work" and, hence, enhance the understanding/appreciation of the poem as well as lead you to believe the feelings and themes of the poem are probably what the poet intended. Do try your best to apply your assigned poetic device(s) to this poem.

       

    1. OLES ONLY:  

     

     

    1. Gray EWS book: Chapter 21 Clauses--pp. 510-527.  Take notes (1 side min.) and do all odds in all exercises.  Be sure to do the entire REVIEW ACTIVITY!  Click HERE for an electronic version (WORD) of the sentences (created by Eric Howe) so you can type out your responses and avoid all the hand writing!

     

    Friday  Day 19

     

     

    Captain English!  Happy Birthday today, Mr. Holm!

    Wally in NYC at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with an original Pieter Bruegel painting--"The Harvesters" 

    Bruegel painted "The Fall of Icarus"

      

    W.H. AUDEN

    --Check out this website!  These "Auden groupies" (Virtual Street Band) like to make up songs and cartoons to Auden's work:
    This Virtual Street Band (which only exists and performs in cyberspace) has put 3 poems of Auden to music and made some flash videoclips to go along with them. Checking this site out is totally recommended, the site has a really cool feel to it, and the clips are awesome.
    http://www.virtualstreetband.com

        

    Another cool Auden poem is "Funeral Blues" or "Stop All the Clocks."  Here are some cool links to read and view some youtube stuff regarding "Musee" and other this awesome poem:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9LJ9we02Ls

    reading of the poem from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Another reading of the poem:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAYsJo3-uM&mode=related&search=

    "Funeral Blues" to music James Horner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqZZXuIiJEY

    HERE'S MORE:

    Favorite Poem project   Musee"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlbFQ5ZtjVY&feature=related

    Auden himself reading "Musee"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqftCZD2NI

    Slave to Beauty  (inspired by "Musee")

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6p1vkq5h4&feature=related

    Four Weddings and a Funeral  Auden's "Stop All the Clocks"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_a-eXIoyYA&feature=related

    another "Stop All the Clocks" with film clips

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1O4LGBxEeA&feature=related

      Favorite Poem project  "Out, out"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V07Hu5d_Dg&feature=user

     

    Today's Quote of the Day:

    "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned in life: It goes on."

    -Robert Frost

    Today's Allusion:

      Icarus    

    AND

      fly too close to the sun

    Today's Words of the Day:

    contrition (Oles)

    demogague (Oles)

    jovial (Wallies)

    quixotic (Wallies)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    WALLIES ONLY:

    Group check-in:

    • Weekend plans?
    • Make PR post-it
    • DPS film notes C/C
    1. Explain PR journals:  What will your verse be?"
    2. DPS film clip yesterday.  Share and write down your assigned literary terminology on master terms sheet 
    3. NEW TERMS TODAY:    schema, metaphor, simile conceit, syntax, stanza, rhyme, paradox/oxymoron, mood, DIDLS (diction, imagery, details, language, syntax), juxtaposition, apostrophe, quatrain, couplet, octave, sestet, slant rhyme, essay, rhyme, slant rhyme, tone, mood, essay, rhythm, sprung rhythm, ITAD:  iambic (u/), trochaic (/u), anapestic (uu/), dactylic (/uu), monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, heroic couplet, maxim,  sprung rhythm, irony, meter, foot, sonnet--2 types: Shakespearean (3 quatrains=abab,cdcd,efef and 1 couplet=gg) and Petrarchan octave=abbaabba sestet=cdecde or cddcdd or cdccdc or cdcdcd. euphony, cacophony, euphemism, pejorative. maxim,   irony.  imagery,   denotation, connotation,  symbol,  
    4.  

    WALLIES HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. WA 11 Individual poem (2 stamps)

    OLES:

    Group check-in:

    • Lit Analysis paper progress?
    1. Wodehouse's "Fiery Wooing of Mordred" Click HERE if you were absent so you can read it.
    2. Clauses
    3. Begin work on clauses--what makes a clause, what makes a subordinate clause work, examples of noun clauses
     

    OLES HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. stamp Clause HW & Notes
    2. Post-it with your name

    BOTH OLES & WALLIES:

    1.  
    2. vs. Lit. Analysis paper on 2 summer novels:  Due date on Wednesday, March 3rd Click HERE for the Lit. Analysis paper packet.  Click HERE for the grading sheet.

    3. Read the blue buyback packet to familiarize yourself with the buyback process.  Click HERE for a copy if you need a copy.  NOTE: f buybacks are not turned in on your deadline, they are 1/2 credit the next day and no credit the day after! Read the blue BUYBACK hand-out CAREFULLY so you can ask any questions/clear up anything you don't understand about the buyback procedure.    If you want to print out your own copy of the BUYBACK PACKET for highlighting, active reading, etc., click HERE.  If you would like to use a template (rev. 2010) to do your buybacks, click HERE.  (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!) NOTE!  You can organize your buybacks by type of error or chronologically as they appear in your paper.  For a sample of what BUYBACKS ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE, CLICK HERE (WORD version) OR  HERE (pdf.verson)! If you would like to use the ACE template, click HERE

    4. MISCELLANEOUS: 

      Click HERE to see Wally's current list of WA Journals.  

      Click HERE to see Olson's current list of OJ journals.

      To print more allusion and vocab sheets, click HERE!

     

    WALLIES ONLY:

    1. DO WA 12 "M and M + 6 Degrees!" ("Musee des Beaux Arts" and "Meditation l7" and 6 Degrees) This will be a minimum of a three-sider = 15 points.

      TOPIC ONE: "Musee des beaux arts" (there is a copy of it on page OP 19 in your Poetry Packet)  You can also print out a copy if you would like to ACTIVELY  read it!   DO THE FOLLOWING: 

      1.      Read the poem silently.  Now look at the painting on p. 1103.

      2.      Read "Musee" again, but this time continue to study the painting on p. 1103 as you read.

      3.   Write a brief literal summary of the poem

      4.     Describe the feelings/mood the poem evokes

      5.    Discuss the themes/universal or global questions the poem suggests

      6.  Discuss connections to your own life/yourself/the lives of others/ to society

      7. Use the salmon HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM sheet and MAKE COMMENTS ON EACH OF THE FOUR AREAS:  SITUATION, STRUCTURE, LANGUAGE, POETIC DEVICES (Look carefully once again for the use of any  poetic devices  that make the poem "work" and, hence, enhance the understanding/appreciation of the poem as well as lead you to believe the feelings and themes of the poem are probably what the poet intended. Do try your best to apply your assigned poetic device(s) to this poem. )

      ENRICHMENT! HERE ARE SOME FUN WEBSITES ABOUT THIS POEM/PAINTING:

      Click  http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/musee/museebeauxarts.htm   

      CLICK HERE FOR A COPY OF "MUSEE" and

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbY5GsAnp_A for a slide show of Brueghel's paintings

      TOPIC TWO: “Meditation 17”

      Read John Donne's famous sermon called "Meditation l7," which is in our black LBT text pp. 366-368. 

      Read the entire sermon first.  When you are done, do your best to identify the "BIG IDEAS" he is putting forth in this very famous sermon.  Also, think about any "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS" that arise in your mind as a result of reflecting on his themes.

      In your WA, write down those "BIG" IDEAS" and  "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS."

      Now, you are to go back and read the sermon more closely.  As you are rereading, look for quotations that you would deem "significant" in terms of emphasizing those "BIG" IDEAS" and  "UNANSWERABLE QUESTIONS."   You must locate at least 5

      Write these "SIGNIFICANT QUOTATIONS" down in your WA, and after each, explain thoroughly or give rationale as to why that quotation is so significant / powerful / revealing, etc.

      TOPIC THREE: 6 Degrees of Separation

      Find out as much as you can about the "Six Degrees of Separation" Theory!  Check out these "Six Degrees of Separation" websites! (some of the links might be broken; just keep trying)  Jot down some notes on the BACK SIDE of WA 9--what you think/learned about the theory and anything you found interesting!

      HERE'S THE 6 degrees GAME!  http://www.thekevinbacongame.com/

      GENERAL INFO ON THE 6 degrees theory

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPB8L_sFMaM

      http://www.sixdegrees.org/  (Kevin's site)

      MORE INFO ON THE 6 degrees theory

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/aug/03/internet.email

      http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1511/is_12_19/ai_59587202

      http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci932596,00.html

      http://aries.mos.org/sixdegrees/

      http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=14673

      the game    http://OracleOfBacon.org

      or http://www.thekevinbacongame.com/

      http://www-distance.syr.edu/bacon.html

      http://msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/KBacon/Kevin.asp

      http://www.sixdegrees.org/  (Kevin's site)

      the movie Six Degrees of Separation

      http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108149/

      Got HamletYou need a copy of the Signet Classic Hamlet by Monday, March 8th!!  It MUST be the Signet Classic.  They are available in the school store for $3.50. 

     

     

    OLES:

    1. If you would prefer to know what happens in the story before Monday, you can finish reading  "Fiery Wooing" by clicking HERE.
    2. "Sestina" and "Hymn to Adversity" AP Multiple Choice Practice Test (spend no more than 25 minutes)  Click HERE if you need a copy.

    3. WRITE 15 SENTENCES demonstrating 5 of each type of subordinate clause--5 NOUN CLAUSE SENTENCES, 5 ADJ CLAUSE SENTENCES, 5 ADV CLAUSE SENTENCES.  Here is an example of sentence with a noun clause subjectWhoever raises the most money (subject) will probably receive the nomination. 
    4. Study for CLAUSE TEST ON WEDNESDAY! Suggested study tips!  Know parts of speech and sentence structures (ex. Subj-Predicate, etc.)  Look especially at chapter 19 in the gray book.  There is also a sheet outlining all of the parts of speech in the Survival Packet in the gray section.