AP 4 – Week of October 20, 2014

10/20 Monday – Vocabulary Monday. Vocabulary test on words from lists 1-11 (4th only), Sula presentation #1 (5th and 6th only) Vocabulary list# 12 Sula 30-66: (sovereign, disgruntle, scrounge, shriek, ricochet, assail, vulnerable, scheme, temperament, imminent, idiosyncrasy, bequeath, interminable, guile, spontaneous, vitriol, engulf, epithet, delirium, mulatto, pervasive, saunter, intricate, defile, rivulet).

HW: read to page 29 of Sula, two quotes/analyses.

Vocabulary flash cards due tomorrow.

10/21 Tuesday – Sula Presentation #2

HW: TBA

10/22 Wednesday (minimum day) – Sula.

HW: TBA

10/23 Thursday – Sula Presentation #3.

HW:TBA

10/24 Friday (minimum day) – Sula, TBA.

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AP 3 – Week of October 20, 2014

10/20 Monday – Vocabulary Monday. Vocabulary test on words from lists 1-5.  List #6 Their Eyes Were Watching God, Chapters 7-15: prostrate, pugnacious, ostentatious, futile, insinuation, usurp, refract, gallant, temporize, excruciate, broach, endure, languish, gape, dwindle, hypocrite, transient, fend, predecessor, phosphorescent.

HW: read chapters 1, 2 and 3 and complete study questions for Their Eyes Were Watching God for tomorrow.

Vocabulary flash cards due tomorrow.

10/21 Tuesday – reading and review of chapters 1, 2 and 3 of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

HW: TBA

10/22 Wednesday (minimum day) – Their Eyes Were Watching God, TBA.

10/23 Thursday – Their Eyes Were Watching God, TBA.

10/24 Friday (minimum day) – Their Eyes Were Watching God, TBA.

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AP 3 – Week of October 13, 2014

10/13 Monday – Another Vocabulary Monday! Test on selected words from lists 1-4; new list #5: Their Eyes Were Watching God, chapters 1-6 (resignation, sodden, treacherous, languid, desecrate, lacerate, expound, conjecture, malice, mien, disengage, saunter, incredulous, jurisdiction, cowed, prominence, eulogy, sullen, submission, bait).

HW: Salinger/Catcher rough draft due tomorrow; vocabulary flash cards tomorrow.

10/14 Tuesday: Salinger/Catcher rough draft is due! You will have an opportunity to edit and work on improving this in class; the final, typed copy is due on Thursday. We are also going to the textbook room to get our new book, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

Study vocabulary – test Friday.

Salinger/Catcher essay is due tomorrow!

10/15 Wednesday – All Juniors are taking the PSAT today.

HW: Salinger/Catcher essay is due tomorrow! Please staple your rough drafts, planning sheet, etc. to the BACK of your final draft.

Study vocabulary – test Friday.

10/16 Thursday – Salinger/Catcher essay is due! Please staple your rough drafts, planning sheet, etc. to the BACK of your final draft.

Today we start Their Eyes Were Watching God, TBA.

10/17 Friday – Vocabulary Test!

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AP 4 – Week of October 13, 2014

10/13 Monday –  Another Vocabulary Monday! Vocabulary test on selected words from lists 1-10; new vocabulary: List 11: Sula, pages 3-29: (khaki, saffron, consolation, preoccupied, comrade,  repugnance, equilibrium, memorandum, guffaw, hysteria, entanglement, vagrancy, harboring, subsequent, goading, dolesome, enchantment, legitimacy, coquettish, placket, quell, roustabout, yonder, contemplate,  curdle).

HW: Vocabulary Flash Cards are due tomorrow.

10/14 Tuesday – We are going to the textbook room to get our new book, Toni Morrison’s Sula. When you return, you will work on your rough drafts for editing, rewriting. FINAL ESSAY IS DUE TOMORROW.

HW: Salinger/Catcher essay tomorrow – make it great!

10/15 Wednesday – Essays are due. In class reading of Sula. TBA

10/16 Thursday – Sula TBA.

10/17 Friday – Sula  TBA.

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More Salinger!

If you would like to read, more Salinger short stories, including some about Holden, just copy and paste this link! http://thoughtsfromaramblingmind.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/the_complete_uncollected_vol_i-salinger.pdf

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ESSAY PLANNER

TOPIC (i.e. The effect of World War II on The Catcher in the Rye) ________________________________________________

 

 

The Catcher in the Rye Salinger Other resources (quizzes, tests, double entry quote analysis, discussion notes, Bananafish) Connections between the three columns and my analysis. Why is this important?
Alienation and the need for innocence – this is manifested throughout the novel and a big reason why Holden was kicked out of several different schools

 

 

 

 

Salinger when he returned from the war and had trouble adapting to society. This is when he became interested in Jean Miller. There are many quotes that you have probably already chosen. You just need to find them. A major, if not the primary theme in The Catcher in the Rye.

 

 

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Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye Argumentative Essay Assignment Rubric

         For those of you starting to write your essay, here is how it will be graded. If you have any questions, please email me. 

Thanks,

Mr. R.

Grade Explanation
A (96 -100) Your paper is heavily fluorescent because of the following: your introduction establishes an excellent foundation for the rest of your argument, offering background information about Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye, which gradually morphs into a very specific thesis statement about how Salinger’s life, especially his experiences in WWII shaped The Catcher in the Rye. Your argument skillfully examines and analyzes Salinger’s commentary about society, and is extremely well-supported by appropriate and relevant quotes from the novel, perhaps A Perfect Day for Bananafish, the film Salinger and anything additional, such as outside research, etc. Your conclusion leaves the reader with the impression that you mastered the topic and skillfully articulated your ideas. Overall your essay offers a thoughtful and convincing discussion. Finally your mechanics overall are excellent: few, if any grammar/spelling errors, writing is mostly present tense, lively diction, topic sentences, logical sequence of argument, transitions, citations where needed. Few corrections are needed in these areas.

 

B (82- 84) Your paper is fluorescent because of the following: your introduction sets a foundation for the rest of your argument, offering background information about Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye, which gradually morphs into a fairly specific thesis statement about how Salinger’s life, especially his experiences in WWII shaped The Catcher in the Rye. Your argument references Salinger’s commentary about society, and is supported by appropriate and relevant quotes from the novel, perhaps A Perfect Day for Bananafish, the film Salinger and anything additional, such as outside research, etc. Your conclusion leaves the reader with the impression that you have a command of the topic. Overall your essay offers a concrete discussion. Finally your mechanics are mostly strong, although there are some flaws: there are some grammar/spelling errors, writing is mostly present tense, diction is solid, topic sentences, mostly logical sequence of argument, transitions, citations where needed. Some corrections are needed in these areas.
C (73 -77) Your paper has some, but not a lot of highlights because of the following: your introduction sets a decent foundation for the rest of your argument, offering a little background information about Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye, which gradually morphs into a somewhat specific thesis statement about how Salinger’s life, especially his experiences in WWII shaped The Catcher in the Rye, although the thesis is too general. Your argument has some references regarding Salinger’s commentary about society, and includes a few appropriate and relevant quotes from the novel, perhaps A Perfect Day for Bananafish, the film Salinger and perhaps something additional, such as outside research, etc. Your conclusion leaves the reader with the impression that you have an idea about the topic. Overall your essay addresses the prompt. Finally your mechanics overall are average, but could be improved; there are flaws: there are too many grammar/spelling errors, writing is present and past tense, diction is not varied, and the word choices are a little too simplistic, some topic sentences, argument, transitions. Corrections are needed in these areas.
D (63 – 67) Your paper has no highlights because of the following: your introduction is too brief and/or vague. Your argument does not adequately address Salinger’s commentary about society, and does not include quotes from the novel or other sources. There is not much of a conclusion. Finally your mechanics have too many flaws: grammar/spelling errors, writing is mostly past tense, diction is not varied, and the word choices are simplistic, no topic sentences, inadequate argument, transitions..

 

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