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  • 2nd hour 2010 CLASS DISCUSSION GUIDELINES:

    FUN

    COMMUNICATION

    Positive Mental Attitude

    ENCOURAGEMENT & SUPPORT

    COMMITMENT--involvement & participation

    UNITY

     

 

 Week 10:  Nov. 8-12, 2010

Hello  ADV. 12 STUDENTS TRYING TO EMAIL ME LIT.THEORY PAPER QUESTIONS!

 I have had NO power at my house since Saturday morning.  That means no lights, no heat, and no Internet!  It is still not on, so I went to school to check my emails and grade papers today. 

I can ONLY be here until 4:00, and I don't know if the power will be back in my house on Sunday evening.  So, if you get this message before 3:45, SEND ME AN EMAIL NOW!

Have a fun Sunday.  I hope you get a chance to play in the snow!  Do a snow angel or two for me!

Wally :)
 

 

MIDTERM and

BEOWULF part 1

TRY these links:

 

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  Charlie Bethel and Wally . . . He does a one-man show of Beowulf

For a copy of the LIST OF JOURNALS, click  HERE.

Click HERE if you need a copy of the buff-colored BEOWULF 2010 packet Click HERE  if you need any hand-outs from the packet (NOTE:  it has the old cover assignment sheet on the top.  Just scroll past those pages to get to the hand-outs you need.)

  1. Beowulf paper (due Wednesday, Dec. 1 ) If you want to create your own topic, a proposed thesis and preliminary outline is required by ASAP! Click HERE for a copy of the new 2011 Beowulf paper packet Click HERE for the credentials for the editor/writers of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1.  BEOWULF PAPER--the ORDER:  1. outline  2. paper itself  3.  works cited   4.  any supplementary articles/texts (pre-highlighted) which Wally didn't supply  5.  any supplementary articles/texts (no need to pre-highlight) which Wally supplied  6.  security copy (or e-mailed to lwallenberg@edenpr.org before midnight on day the paper is due!) Click HERE for the credentials of Donaldson and David who authored the chapter about the heroic ideal from "The Middle Ages" in the Norton Anthology of English Literature (It's the blue chapter copied in your Beowulf packet).

    BEOWULF PAPER DUE Wed., Dec. 1st!

    ORDER:

    1. outline

    2. paper itself

    3.  works cited

    4.  any articles/texts (pre-highlighted)

    5.  security copy  (or e-mailed to lwallenberg@edenpr.org before midnight

To see our latest class pictures, click HERE or

http://picasaweb.google.com/103391408735368780157/2011Adv12ClassPix?authkey=Gv1sRgCIjW1u22xe2A3gE#

  Lit. Theory paper.  Due date Tuesday, Nov. 16th (the day before our first field trip)!   

To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE 

SOME LIT THEORY PAPER REMINDERS (rev. 11.11.10):

1.  NOTE ABOUT THE SOURCES WALLY PROVIDED: the Bressler, Appleman, and Dobie TITLED articles are from books on literary theory.  The TITLED articles by Smith and Murfin appear in the back of either Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Follow the format in the Survival Manual pp. WC 17-18 for "When you use only a titled chapter or titled article in a book or pamphlet." 

Mary Shelley's name and William Shakespeare's name will appear on your works-cited page but NOT in any parenthetical references.  By the way, her name is spelled SHELLEY.

2.  Stories in anthologies are in quotation marks.   ex. "Cinderella"    Stories that are published as books are italicized.   ex.  Cinderella

3.  For a copy of how the paper should be organized, click HERE.

4.  If you do the paper with a partner, turn in one copy of the paper, with both names listed in the heading.  For the pagination, type both last names with an "and" in between them.  Turn in one grading sheet, but make sure both of you have put your comments in the comment box.  The paper should be slipped into both folders.

5.  Here's how you write the following:  PhD or  master's degree or MA.

6.  Be consistent with capitalization.  Either use "Reader Response" or "reader response."  Pay attention to how your sources capitalize the theories.  Pick a style and be consistent.

7.  ABOUT HIGHLIGHTING ON PAPER AND SOURCES!  Do not highlight anything in the actual paper.  Photocopy the pages from the sources you have used.  Only highlight what you used in the sources you have borrowed from the bins AND those YOU have located on your own so that I may easily locate the place on the source for the doc. checks.  You do not have to highlight anything from the folk/fairy tales.  If the folk/fair tales are not paginated, please do so in pencil on the pages OR using post-its.

8.  Make sure you punctuate dialogue and any stage directions correctly.  Make sure you use the Survival Manual pages GRS 11-13 to help you do this.

9.  Be sure you document the storyline frequently in the section where you are retelling the story.  Unless you have a direct quote, it is best to do it episodically.

10.  Read the GRADING SHEET carefully,  so you don't miss anything required.  Be sure to establish credibility--both for your narrator as well as the REAL sources you use.

11.  E-mail or voice mail Wally (952 975-4303) if you have any questions.

12. The paper must be turned in by 3:00 on the due date or it's late (-10% per day late)!

13.  Including THOUGHTS can be tricky. The thoughts are indicated in BLUE.

Example writing the paper in 1st person:

I walk into the classroom really excited about the hour I am about to spend with the students in Ms. Anderson's Literary Theory 101 class.  I hope they will enjoy hearing about Thumbelina through feminist perspective and maybe will want to take my own online course as a result. 

I clear my throat and say, "Good morning, class." I wonder if anyone is listening.  I yell, "Hello!  My name is Sara Madison."  They are still talking!  Is there no discipline in the college classrooms today?  I'll try again.  "Quiet!" I screamed. Finally, I get their attention.

Example writing the paper in 3rd person:

The professor thought, "I wonder if he is actually going to ask that question."   
 
Then Professor Madison asked, "How many of you have read the story?"  She speculated that no one had.  Then she added, "Let me phrase it another way, then." She wondered if the hour would ever end and whether teaching was really her calling after all.

14. NOTE:  Be careful with tense!  Are you going to write the paper as the hour enfolds?  If so, you will be writing primarily in the present tense when it comes to the classroom events.  You can also choose to write the paper as if the event has already transpired; you would be reflecting back on how the events unfolded.  In that case, you would write primarily in the past tense.

15.  Pay special attention to stories that are "compiled by" or "retold by" or "adapted by."  They require special treatment for works cited and parenthetical documentation. See page WC 12 for how to do a translator, editor, compiler, or adapter.  

Click  HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)  Also, check out the section WITH EDITOR or TRANSLATOR or COMPILER   in the PDQ section of the Survival Manual.  Click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

Click HERE for the entire manual full size

or  HERE for the entire manual half size.

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 (rev. 2010)!  If 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!)  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

 

 

 

 

 

3rd hour 2010 CLASS DISCUSSION GUIDELINES:

RESPECT

CREATIVITY

FUN

ACCURACY

ORGANIZATION & GOOD PLANNING

OPEN-MINDEDNESS

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 41

  GRENDEL!!!!

 

Matt Swanson as Grendel for Halloween 2007

 

John Gardner

INTERESTING GARDNER'S GRENDEL SITES TO CHECK OUT:

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 Quote of the Day:

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it. -Benjamin Franklin, statesman, author, and inventor (1706-1790)

Today's allusion:

burning bush

Today's Words of the Day:

bagatelle

excogitated

philander

plethora

 

 

To see lots of fun artwork and more Beowulf movie pix and action figures, click HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • Weekend?
    • review salmon quiz for AS/MED history test
    • Progress on Lit theory paper?
  2. Discuss POST-ITS on the Tree:  OE-ME-early modern-modern English activity--Use the yellow packet to point out the differences
  3. MARKET PLACE ACTIVITY!  Yes, Mother I have 3 activity, cognates, dialect vs. legitimate language, härma, Folke Hedblom's research, pinka, Chaucer school incidents with language, "w" in Swedish and å, ä, and ö letters. Immersion language teaching?  CLV www.concordialanguagevillages.org

     

  4. 3rd hour ONLY:  OE--Listen to tape Show German, French, Swedish Lord's Prayer and discuss RUNES. Maybe how to write your name in runes (use hand-out): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runesright.html

     OLD ENGLISH WEBSITE:

    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm<http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm

    "The Lord's Prayer" in Old English

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wl-OZ3breE

    "The Lord's Prayer" in Old English--another reader

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDM-ibezJQ&feature=related

    OLD ENGLISH--The Prodigal Son"--Luke 15:11

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

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1.  WA 18 Heroes (3 stamps)

    2.  WA 19 Beowulf part 1

Here's the Story of the Day:

Real Name

I can remember walking down the street, saying my name over & over, until all of a sudden, it didn't sound like my name anymore. It didn't even sound like a word at all & then I stopped & the silence rushed in & whispered words that sounded more like my real name & I smiled & thought to myself how surprised my parents would be when they found out what a mistake they had made.

 

 

  1. karpnull

    diSpacingm  ! ! !

  2. Pink slip on your Lit theory paper topic--due THURSDAY or ASAP.  If you want to fill it out and e-mail it to me or print it out at home and bring it in, click HERE.  It's worth 3 HW points.  If you are doing this with a partner, you only need to turn in ONE slip per partnership!

  3. Lit Theory paper due Tuesday, November 16! For a copy of the Lit theory paper packet, click HERE.  For a list of the  red reminders look at the top of this page

    ORDER TO TURN IN THE PAPER:

    • everything goes in folder (if partners, put both folders inside each other)
    • grading sheet with comment box filled out
    • the paper
    • works cited
    • source(s) from class used (no need to highlight)
    • allother sources (no need to highlight)
    • the folk/fairy tale (no need to highlight)
    • security copy

Carina and Robby relaxing in the British Library in London after just seeing the original copies of Beowulf and Canterbury Tales!  Excited, aren't they?  Here's what the Library looks like from the outside:

FUN!  Check out the NEWEST Zemeckis film Beowulf:

  

 

 

TUESDAY, day 42

What's in a name?

Here's the Story of the Day:

Real Name

I can remember walking down the street, saying my name over & over, until all of a sudden, it didn't sound like my name anymore. It didn't even sound like a word at all & then I stopped & the silence rushed in & whispered words that sounded more like my real name & I smiled & thought to myself how surprised my parents would be when they found out what a mistake they had made.

HEN TO CELEBRATE YOUR NAME DAY!  

In Sweden, you celebrate your birthday and a separate day, called a "namnsdag" or "NAME DAY." Read more about this:  http://stjarnhimlen.se/ndag/namedays.html    To find what day to celebrate your "NAME DAY," go to http://stjarnhimlen.se/ndag/ndag_alf.html 

For fun!  

Check out this website on names:    www.behindthename.com

So where did Beowulf's name come from?

 Beowulf = Bee-Wolf ( a kenning = BEAR)

Henry Sweet, a philologist and early linguist specializing in Germanic languages, proposed that the name Beowulf literally means in Old English "bee-wolf" or "bee-hunter" and that it is a kenning for "bear".[1] This etymology is mirrored in recorded instances of similar names. Biuuuwulf is recorded as a name in the 1031 AD Liber Vitae. The name is attested to a monk from Durham and literally means bee wolf in Northumbrian.[2] The 11th century English Domesday Book contains a recorded instance of the name Beulf.[2]

Check this out!

 http://www.svenskanamn.se/visa/Beowulf

Today's Quote of the Day:

People never lie so much as before an election, during a war, or after a hunt. -Otto von Bismarck, statesman (1815-1898)

Today's allusion:

Scheherezade

Today's Words of the Day:

conflagration

dilatory

voracious

ethereal

Check out Paul's synchronicity!!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • How did you carpe your diem?
    • Literary theory paper progress?
     
  2. Explain the pink slip needed on your Lit theory paper topic--due WednesDAY or ASAP. 
  3. FINISH MARKET PLACE ACTIVITY!  Yes, Mother I have 3 activity, cognates, dialect vs. legitimate language, härma, Folke Hedblom's research, pinka, Chaucer school incidents with language, "w" in Swedish and å, ä, and ö letters. Immersion language teaching?  CLV www.concordialanguagevillages.org
  4. OE--Listen to tape Show German, French, Swedish Lord's Prayer and discuss RUNES. Maybe how to write your name in runes (use hand-out): http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runesright.html

     OLD ENGLISH WEBSITE:

    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm<http://www.omniglot.com/writing/oldenglish.htm

    "The Lord's Prayer" in Old English

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wl-OZ3breE

    "The Lord's Prayer" in Old English--another reader

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blDM-ibezJQ&feature=related

    OLD ENGLISH--The Prodigal Son"--Luke 15:11

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

  5. Middle English version of prayer, talk middle English influences  Listen to tape
  6. Early Modern English--Samuel Johnson's Dictionary. Early Modern English and Shakespeare's impact.  Talk about slurvish.  If time, read "English is a Crazy Language" (assign 5 people to help) and Brian Russell's poem, "The Fall of English" and Swedish idioms.
  7. Modern English--issues from articles, etc.
  8. LANGUAGE FINALE: read "English is a Crazy Language" (assign 5 people to help) and Brian Russell's poem, "The Fall of English" and Swedish idioms.  Play Brian Regan's "Stupid in School" CD.
  9. Debrief AS/Medieval History:  Share 5Q's and A's--a.  Identify the "best 10"  questions (Think about criteria?  bingo?  historically relevant? fulfill's assignment's goal--the "nuts and bolts" of the time period) and highlight them or rewrite the quiz to be given to another group. b.  Why study "history" in a lit. class?  (read e-mail)  c. Write up a list of 5 categories that you think most Q's getting at an era's characteristics would involve--events, people, culture, religion/philosophy?  c. Write Code each question by category looking one more time about each question's relevance. d. Exchange 10 Q's and A's with another group.  e. Take quiz and evaluate the significance of the questions and "grade" how well it did its job--explain!  f. Return quiz to original group's volunteer who for EC will take quiz home and "grade" it and respond to the evaluation then go over it with the group during group check in tomorrow. Maybe show Collins' "The Lanyard" or "Seventh-Grade Viking Warrior"  Taylor Mali

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. nothing

To see an awesome "feel-good" story,

click on the links below!

Christian the lion

full video about Christian's story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnV-MZjs7BA

on Christian the lion from The View:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adYbFQFXG0U

Christian the lion owners--35 years later on today show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRsDrqTBq6Y&feature=related

Australian interview--the owners 35 years later:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_dWzF-vSXQ&feature=related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. BEOWULF ASSIGNMENT D:

    WA 20  Beowulf  PART TWO (pp. 89-149)  (minimum of 2 sides)

    SIDE 1 ONLY TONIGHT:

    A. EXCERPT FROM GARDNER’S GRENDEL

    1.  Actively read the excerpt from John Gardner's Grendel carefully. This is in your Beowulf packet. You might want to read the 5 questions in the lower right hand corner first so that you can key into some of the main points early.

    2.  Write a minimum of a half page reaction to this work.  Did you like it?  Was it as good, worse, better than Beowulf?  What parts confused or delighted or repulsed or intrigued you?

    Share what you'd like.  You may write down some questions you have about the work itself, too.

     Now, continue in your journal with  answering the 5 questions  listed in the corner of your copy Gardner's Grendel.  Number each question and either rewrite it or include the question in the frame of your answer.

    3.         Read the article attached to Gardner’s Grendel  about the controversy of this short novel.  It is called "Grappling with Grendel or What We Did When the Censors Came" by Kenneth L. Zeeman who teaches English at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah.    Write down a brief response to this article.

  2. Pink slip on your Lit theory paper topic--due THURSDAY or ASAP.  If you want to fill it out and e-mail it to me or print it out at home and bring it in, click HERE.  It's worth 3 HW points.  If you are doing this with a partner, you only need to turn in ONE slip per partnership!

     

  3. Work on your Lit. Theory paper.  Due date Tuesday, Nov. 16th  For a copy of the Lit. Theory paper, click HERE.  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERETo print a copy of reminders for the Lit Theory paper, click HERE  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERE.

    ORDER TO TURN IN THE PAPER:

    • everything goes in folder (if partners, put both folders inside each other)
    • grading sheet with comment box filled out
    • the paper
    • works cited
    • source(s) from class used (no need to highlight)
    • allother sources (no need to highlight)
    • the folk/fairy tale (no need to highlight)
  4. By Monday, November 22nd, read Gardner's Grendel.  For a copy of the "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 Beowulf group will be assigned 3 chapters to become experts on.   Here are the assigned chapters:  BEOWULF--chaps. 1-3, GRENDEL--chaps.  4-6, MOMMY--chaps. 7-9, DRAGONS--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 2 WA's: (worth 5 journal points each.  You are to choose  3 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 43

What's in a name?

For fun!   Check out this website on names:    www.behindthename.com

So where did Beowulf's name come from?

 Beowulf = Bee-Wolf ( a kenning = BEAR)

Henry Sweet, a philologist and early linguist specializing in Germanic languages, proposed that the name Beowulf literally means in Old English "bee-wolf" or "bee-hunter" and that it is a kenning for "bear".[1] This etymology is mirrored in recorded instances of similar names. Biuuuwulf is recorded as a name in the 1031 AD Liber Vitae. The name is attested to a monk from Durham and literally means bee wolf in Northumbrian.[2] The 11th century English Domesday Book contains a recorded instance of the name Beulf.[2]

Check this out!

 http://www.svenskanamn.se/visa/Beowulf

Today's Quote of the Day:

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. -Nathaniel Hawthorne, writer (1804-1864)

Today's allusion:

White elephant

Today's Words of the Day:

candor

capitulate

chiasmus

cipher

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:
    • Group WORK ON NAMES, HEROES, BATTLE CHART COLUMN 1 and REACTION TO GARDNER'S GRENDEL
    • progress on lit. theory paper
     
  2. LANGUAGE FINALE: read "English is a Crazy Language" (assign 5 people to help) and Brian Russell's poem, "The Fall of English" and Swedish idioms.  Play Brian Regan's "Stupid in School" CD.
  3. BEOWULF INTRO!!!

    3rd hour:  What's in a name?

    Share WA 16:  How did you get your name?  Use agenda and show Father of the Bride clip and WCCO names clip.  Discuss namnsdagar and Beowulf's name as well as AS typical names. http://www.svenskanamn.se/visa/Beowulf

    In Sweden, you celebrate your birthday and a separate day, called a "namnsdag" or "NAME DAY." Read more about this:  http://stjarnhimlen.se/ndag/namedays.html    To find what day to celebrate your "NAME DAY," go to http://stjarnhimlen.se/ndag/ndag_alf.html 

    For fun!  Check out this website on names:         www.behindthename.com

    How to write your name in runes!

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runesright.html Click HERE for a copy of the Runic Writing Hand-out!

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. WA 20 side one--Beowulf part 2 Gardner's Grendel

 

 

  1. TERRIFIC HEATHY TREAT THURSDAY! 
  2. Work on your Lit. Theory paper.  Due date Tuesday, Dec. 16th!   For a copy of the Lit. Theory paper, click HERE.  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERETo print a copy of reminders for the Lit Theory paper, click HERE  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERE.

    ORDER TO TURN IN THE PAPER:

    • everything goes in folder (if partners, put both folders inside each other)
    • grading sheet with comment box filled out
    • the paper
    • works cited
    • source(s) from class used (no need to highlight)
    • allother sources (no need to highlight)
    • the folk/fairy tale (no need to highlight)
  3. By Monday, November 22nd, read Gardner's Grendel.  For a copy of the "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 Beowulf group will be assigned 3 chapters to become experts on.   Here are the assigned chapters:  BEOWULF--chaps. 1-3, GRENDEL--chaps.  4-6, MOMMY--chaps. 7-9, DRAGONS--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 2 WA's: (worth 5 journal points each.  You are to choose  3 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.
  4. Read and highlight purple Beowulf paper packet carefully.  You may want to re-read part oneof Beowulf marking and noting possibilities for this paper.  NOTE! An outline for this paper is required.  If you want to create your own topic, a proposed thesis and preliminary outline is required a week in advance. The Beowulf paper will be due Wednesday, Dec. 1st (after Thanksgiving).  Click HERE for a copy of the Beowulf paper packet.
  5. Beowulf paper (due Wednesday, Dec. 1st) If you want to create your own topic, a proposed thesis and preliminary outline is required by ASAP! Click HERE for a copy of the Beowulf paper packet. Click HERE for the credentials for the editor/writers of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1.  BEOWULF PAPER--the ORDER:  1. outline  2. paper itself  3.  works cited   4.  any supplementary articles/texts (pre-highlighted) which Wally didn't supply  5.  any supplementary articles/texts (no need to pre-highlight) which Wally supplied  6.  security copy (or e-mailed to lwallenberg@edenpr.org before midnight the day before the paper is due)
 

OPTIONAL--CHECK OUT THESE HEROES SITES:

ABOUT TEAM HOYT:

IRON MAN DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DICK AND RICK HOYT This one tells their whole story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM&feature=related

THEIR WEBSITE

http://www.teamhoyt.com/

I can only Imagine" music to video footage of Rick and Dick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afv5jTrC7nM&feature=related

SOME OTHERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM&feature=related

Check out these new sites on HEROES--ABOUT CNN'S 2009 THANKSGIVING SPECIAL AWARDING HEROES!

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/cnn.heroes/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/07/heroes.brp/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/07/heroes.show/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/studentnews/02/08/heroes.educator.note/index.html

For a goofy youtube English project based on Beowulf, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shfMUInPxDw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, day 44

END OF THE TERM--only 3 more to go, seniors!

BEOWULF MEETS GRENDEL'S MOTHER!

PLAYDOUGH GRENDEL DAY!

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Today's Quotes of the Day:

O Liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name! -Jeanne-Marie Roland, revolutionary (1754-1793)

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
Jean Jacques Rousseau

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in shackles.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
 

Today's allusion:

fiddle while Rome burns

Today's Words of the Day:

impute

acquiesce

lucid

mollify

 

CHECK OUT THESE HEROES SITES:

ABOUT TEAM HOYT:

IRON MAN DOCUMENTARY ABOUT DICK AND RICK HOYT This one tells their whole story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM&feature=related

THEIR WEBSITE

http://www.teamhoyt.com/

I can only Imagine" music to video footage of Rick and Dick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afv5jTrC7nM&feature=related

SOME OTHERS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDnrLv6z-mM&feature=related

Check out these new sites on HEROES--ABOUT CNN'S 2009 THANKSGIVING SPECIAL AWARDING HEROES!

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2008/cnn.heroes/

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/07/heroes.brp/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/10/07/heroes.show/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/studentnews/02/08/heroes.educator.note/index.html

 

  1. Group check-in:
    • Weekend plans/hopes/dreams
    • Look at 2nd term schedule changes
    • progress on lit. theory paper
  2.  Maybe show Collins' "The Lanyard" or "Seventh-Grade Viking Warrior"  Taylor Mali

    BEOWULF INTRO!!!

    1. What's in a name? & HEROES

      Share WA 17:  How did you get your name?

      How to write your name in runes!

      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runesright.html Click HERE for a copy of the Runic Writing Hand-out!

      and HEROES

    2. BEOWULF INTRO! Initial reactions to reading Beowulf, parts 1 and 2? What worked?  What didn't?  Woody Allen Annie Hall clip and Gilmore Girls season 6 episode 10.  For a copy of the Beowulf family tree, click HERE! 
    3. BEOWULF TRANSLATIONS: Show the words in the first 11 lines.  Play lines 1-11 in Old English, read the first 11 in Raffel version, then play the first 11 lines in Heaney.  Swedish version, too.   Check out this cool Beowulf translation website!  http://www.beowulftranslations.net/journey.shtml
    4. BEOWULF:  FIRST WORD ("in medias res"--typical of epics) Look at three translations of the first page and how they differ--the first words (OE—Hwaet , Heany—so, Raffel—hear me, Kennedy—Lo!, Abrams prose—Yes!, Bethel—Listen up, Quiet! others?)
    5. Look at the kennings--nagellacksborttagningsmedel, the caesura, the alliteration
    6. Look at Raffel's translation and how hints of culture, themes, etc., occur in the first page!
    7. Announcement of the theme--"what makes a good king?"  What makes a good life? 
    8. Share WA 19  part 1--make transparencies--AS/MED charts, quotes, heroic ideal, and compare battle charts
    9. Define the AS idea of an EPIC HERO--use the worksheet in the Beowulf packet and chapter from the Norton Anthology on "The Heroic Ideal" maybe: Watch "The Epic Hero" video--take notes!
    10. BEOWULF  Who or what is Grendel--really?  Meet Grendel p. 26 Raffel and p. 9 in the Heany--Listen on tape 
    11. Cain & Abel story If not before, watch Cain and Abel video (22 min.)
    12. Gardner's Grendel "The Nature of Grendel" as a pagan and Christian monster
    13. Play Alex Doud's Beowulf rap and Gilmore Girls season 6 episode 10.
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  4. Beowulf Battle Chart--c/c column 1--Fight with Grendel Click HERE for the chart
  5. Zemeckis Beowulf--Watch 10 min. of battle with Grendel

 

Wally and Adv. 12 at the I-Max to see the opening of the Zemecki's Beowulf Movie at Midnight Nov. 2007

For Roger Ebert's review of the new 3-D Zemeckis Beowulf movie, click here: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071114/REVIEWS/71115001

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. nothing

 

 

 

  1. Hello  ADV. 12 STUDENTS TRYING TO EMAIL ME LIT.THEORY PAPER QUESTIONS ON SUNDAY!

     I have had NO power at my house since Saturday morning.  That means no lights, no heat, and no Internet!  It is still not on, so I went to school to check my emails and grade papers today. 

    I can ONLY be here until 4:00, and I don't know if the power will be back in my house on Sunday evening.  So, if you get this message before 3:45, SEND ME AN EMAIL NOW!

    Have a fun Sunday.  I hope you get a chance to play in the snow!  Do a snow angel or two for me!

    Wally :)

     

  2.   BEOWULF ASSIGNMENT D: finish   WA 20   Beowulf PART 2 (pp. 89-149) (minimum of 2 sides total by adding this second side)

    B. READ PART 2 of Beowulf (pp. 89-149) Complete BATTLE CHART COLUMN 2

    After reading, go back to your part 1 WA.  Now, complete the second column of the BATTLE CHART for the battle with Grendel’s mom:

    Beowulf vs. Grendel

    Beowulf vs. Mom

    Beowulf vs. Dragon

     

    1.  no weapons

     

     

    1. etc.

     

     

    1. etc.

     

    SIDE 2:

    C.  Beowulf part 2:  QUOTES 20 to 29 and LAYS

    SIGNIFICANT QUOTE:

     Look over quotes 20-29 (or find your own quotes from part 2), and choose the ONE quote that you think is MOST significant for part 2.

    Write the quotation in its entirety on your journal entry (along with its page number) and underneath it, comment on  each of the following:

    a.  the quote's context

    b.  its possible meaning and relevance to part 2

    c.  possible larger meaning for us today or you personally 

    SIGNIFICANT LAY:

     "The Lay of Higd and Thryth"  pp. 131-135

                Discuss the significance of this lay to Beowulf (the character) or any of the other characters AND/OR to the plot or themes you are seeing surface  in the story.  Why was the lay included?  How necessary is it? 

     

  3. Work on your Lit. Theory paper.  Due date on Tuesday, Nov. 16th--the day before our field trip!   For a copy of the Lit. Theory paper, click HERE.  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERE  For a copy of the outline of the paper, click HERE.

    ORDER TO TURN IN THE PAPER:

    • everything goes in folder (if partners, put both folders inside each other)
    • grading sheet with comment box filled out
    • the paper
    • works cited
    • source(s) from class used (no need to highlight)
    • allother sources (no need to highlight)
    • the folk/fairy tale (no need to highlight)
    • security copy or e-mail toWally by midnight lwallenberg@edenpr.org

      To print out a copy of the purple Lit. Theory packet, click HERE.  To print out a copy of the Lit. Theory paper packet, click HERE.  To read a sample paper, click HERE.  To read a sampling of the articles available for each of the theories (you can get the rest from Wally's room in the bins), click on the theory: formalism, reader response, psychoanalytic criticism, feminist (gender) criticism, Marxism, deconstruction, new historicism.  To read the credentials of most of the authors of the Lit. Theory assigned articles, click HERE.  To use a template to modify to send an e-mail requesting credentials, click HERE 

      SOME LIT THEORY PAPER REMINDERS (rev. 11.11.10):

      1.  NOTE ABOUT THE SOURCES WALLY PROVIDED: the Bressler, Appleman, and Dobie TITLED articles are from books on literary theory.  The TITLED articles by Smith and Murfin appear in the back of either Frankenstein by Mary Shelley or Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  Follow the format in the Survival Manual pp. WC 17-18 for "When you use only a titled chapter or titled article in a book or pamphlet." 

      Mary Shelley's name and William Shakespeare's name will appear on your works-cited page but NOT in any parenthetical references.  By the way, her name is spelled SHELLEY.

      2.  Stories in anthologies are in quotation marks.   ex. "Cinderella"    Stories that are published as books are italicized.   ex.  Cinderella

      3.  For a copy of how the paper should be organized, click HERE.

      4.  If you do the paper with a partner, turn in one copy of the paper, with both names listed in the heading.  For the pagination, type both last names with an "and" in between them.  Turn in one grading sheet, but make sure both of you have put your comments in the comment box.  The paper should be slipped into both folders.

      5.  Here's how you write the following:  PhD or  master's degree or MA.

      6.  Be consistent with capitalization.  Either use "Reader Response" or "reader response."  Pay attention to how your sources capitalize the theories.  Pick a style and be consistent.

      7.  ABOUT HIGHLIGHTING ON PAPER AND SOURCES!  Do not highlight anything in the actual paper.  Photocopy the pages from the sources you have used.  Only highlight what you used in the sources you have borrowed from the bins AND those YOU have located on your own so that I may easily locate the place on the source for the doc. checks.  You do not have to highlight anything from the folk/fairy tales.  If the folk/fair tales are not paginated, please do so in pencil on the pages OR using post-its.

      8.  Make sure you punctuate dialogue and any stage directions correctly.  Make sure you use the Survival Manual pages GRS 11-13 to help you do this.

      9.  Be sure you document the storyline frequently in the section where you are retelling the story.  Unless you have a direct quote, it is best to do it episodically.

      10.  Read the GRADING SHEET carefully,  so you don't miss anything required.  Be sure to establish credibility--both for your narrator as well as the REAL sources you use.

      11.  E-mail or voice mail Wally (952 975-4303) if you have any questions.

      12. The paper must be turned in by 3:00 on the due date or it's late (-10% per day late)!

      13.  Including THOUGHTS can be tricky. The thoughts are indicated in BLUE.

      Example writing the paper in 1st person:

      I walk into the classroom really excited about the hour I am about to spend with the students in Ms. Anderson's Literary Theory 101 class.  I hope they will enjoy hearing about Thumbelina through feminist perspective and maybe will want to take my own online course as a result. 

      I clear my throat and say, "Good morning, class." I wonder if anyone is listening.  I yell, "Hello!  My name is Sara Madison."  They are still talking!  Is there no discipline in the college classrooms today?  I'll try again.  "Quiet!" I screamed. Finally, I get their attention.

      Example writing the paper in 3rd person:

      The professor thought, "I wonder if he is actually going to ask that question."   
       
      Then Professor Madison asked, "How many of you have read the story?"  She speculated that no one had.  Then she added, "Let me phrase it another way, then." She wondered if the hour would ever end and whether teaching was really her calling after all.

      14. NOTE:  Be careful with tense!  Are you going to write the paper as the hour enfolds?  If so, you will be writing primarily in the present tense when it comes to the classroom events.  You can also choose to write the paper as if the event has already transpired; you would be reflecting back on how the events unfolded.  In that case, you would write primarily in the past tense.

      15.  Pay special attention to stories that are "compiled by" or "retold by" or "adapted by."  They require special treatment for works cited and parenthetical documentation. See page WC 12 for how to do a translator, editor, compiler, or adapter.  

      Click  HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)  Also, check out the section WITH EDITOR or TRANSLATOR or COMPILER   in the PDQ section of the Survival Manual.  Click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

  4. By Monday, November 22nd, read Gardner's Grendel.  For a copy of the "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 Beowulf group will be assigned 3 chapters to become experts on.   Here are the assigned chapters:  BEOWULF--chaps. 1-3, GRENDEL--chaps.  4-6, MOMMY--chaps. 7-9, DRAGONS--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 2 WA's: (worth 5 journal points each.  You are to choose  3 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.
  5. Read and highlight purple Beowulf paper packet carefully.  You may want to re-read part oneof Beowulf marking and noting possibilities for this paper.  NOTE! An outline for this paper is required.  If you want to create your own topic, a proposed thesis and preliminary outline is required a week in advance. The Beowulf paper will be due Wednesday, Dec. 1st (after Thanksgiving).  Click HERE for a copy of the Beowulf paper packet.
  6. Beowulf paper (due Wednesday, Dec. 1st) If you want to create your own topic, a proposed thesis and preliminary outline is required by ASAP! Click HERE for a copy of the Beowulf paper packet. Click HERE for the credentials for the editor/writers of the Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1.  BEOWULF PAPER--the ORDER:  1. outline  2. paper itself  3.  works cited   4.  any supplementary articles/texts (pre-highlighted) which Wally didn't supply  5.  any supplementary articles/texts (no need to pre-highlight) which Wally supplied  6.  security copy (or e-mailed to lwallenberg@edenpr.org before midnight the day before the paper is due)

 

 

 

FRIDAY,

END OF FIRST TERM!

NO SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXTRA:

 

 

How to write your name in runes:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vikings/runesright.html

Click HERE for a copy of the Runic Writing Hand-out!

Study your AS/MED ENGLISH HISTORY AND HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES FOR Wally's AS/MED History quiz.  Look especially at  5 Q's and A's?  HINT: go through the salmon pretest on AS/Med times and see which questions relate to the AS/MED elements we've discussed so far.

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES FOR Wally's AS/MED History quiz.  Look especially at  5 Q's and A's?  HINT: go through the salmon pretest on AS/Med times and see which questions relate to the AS/MED elements we've discussed so far.

Assignment  B3 or SH-B3: WA 19 Gardner's Grendel excerpt and Censorship and more on Gardner  Click HERE if you need a copy of the entire blue BEOWULF packet.  For a copy of the Beowulf family tree, click HERE!

WA 19 Gardner's Grendel excerpt and Censorship and Gardner (2 sides)

1.  Actively read the excerpt from John Gardner's Grendel carefully.  It's in your blue Beowulf packet.  You might want to read the 5 questions in the lower right hand corner first so that you can key into some of the main points early.

 

2.  Write a minimum of a half  page reaction to this work.  Did you like it?  Was it as good, worse, better than Beowulf?  What parts confused or delighted or repulsed or intrigued you?

Share what you'd like.  You may write down some questions you have about the work itself, too.

Now, continue in your journal with  answering the 5 questions listed in the corner of your copy Gardner's Grendel Number each question and either rewrite it or include the question in the frame of your answer.

Study your AS/MED ENGLISH HISTORY AND HISTORY OF

3.        Read the article attached to Gardner’s Grendel  about the controversy of this short novel.  It is called "Grappling with Grendel or What We Did When the Censors Came" by Kenneth L. Zeeman who teaches English at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah. On the top 1/2 of the back of your WA, give your reactions to the censorship article (3 points).

4.  Check out one of the websites below on Gardner.  On the bottom 1/2 of the back of your WA, jot down 1/2 a page of notes/reactions/learnings.  Be sure to write the name of the websites you visit.

John Gardner

INTERESTING GARDNER'S GRENDEL SITES TO CHECK OUT (the ones that still work! PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF ANY LINKS ARE BROKEN!):

From John Gardner's most excellent book, Grendel, a classic retelling of the Beowulf tale from the perspective of the monster. Here Grendel watches the arrival of a harper. He ponders the meaning of hope and of memory, and he screams . . . Reference to the first part of Beowulf. "That was a good king"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CkGVtRnFic

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

MORE!

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.htm

  1. Read Beowulf part 2 (pp. 89-149)
  2. WA 20: Beowulf part 2 (pp. 89-149)   Click HERE if you need a copy of the buff-colored BEOWULF 2010 packet.  Click HERE  if you need any hand-outs from the packet (NOTE:  it has the old cover assignment sheet on the top.  Just scroll past those pages to get to the hand-outs you need.)
  3. Beowulf Battle Chart. Review the SECOND section of Beowulf and fill out the characteristics of the second battle with Grendel's mom in the second column.  See last week's HW calendar if you don't know how to set up the chart.  Click HERE for a chart in WORD that you can print out and word process if you want.