Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Week Three

Tuesday Meeting
  • Responses to Online Writing HERE
1. Houses Workshop. List of House Members HERE.

You will have 20 minutes to prepare your House's presentation of the poem assigned to you last week. The presentation schedule is below. I will read the poem out loud, after which you will have 10 minutes to present the poem and answer questions from the class and me. 


 1. Morrison
 3. Browning
 4. Butler

 5. Plath
  6. Shakespeare

2. Discussing Essay 1


Online Work for Week Three

Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week Three.

By Tuesday, April 4 at 9:00AM:
  1.  * Write Journal 1 (Poetry) and paste it in Google Groups
  2. * Complete Poetry Analysis Form 2 for the poem assigned to your House. Be prepared to defend your answers to the rest of the House members and the class on Tuesday.

    Dickinson/Plath
    “Bitch”(p. 27) 
    Morrison/Shakespeare
     “Daddy” (p. 25)
    Browning/Butler
    "Because I could not stop for Death" (p. 22 )

    3. *Read "Effective Academic Essays II: The Thesis Statement" (packet, page 30) and "Effective Academic Essays III: Paragraphing: The Body Paragraphs" (packet, pages 32-33). Submit a question or comment about these pages to THIS FORM.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Week Two (second try)

Tuesday Meeting

Introduction to Poetry

I ask them to take a poem  
and hold it up to the light  
like a color slide

or press an ear against its hive.

I say drop a mouse into a poem  
and watch him probe his way out,

or walk inside the poem’s room  
and feel the walls for a light switch.

I want them to waterski  
across the surface of a poem
waving at the author’s name on the shore.

But all they want to do
is tie the poem to a chair with rope  
and torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose  
to find out what it really means.

--Billy Collins
  1. Review of  online work for Week One. Check:
  • Class responses to Symbol and Allusion HERE
  • My responses to your questions and comments to pages 10-17 of the class packet HERE
     2.  Houses Workshop:
  • Seating by Houses. Find your House mates HERE.
  • Poetry Analysis: "Song for a Dark Girl" (packet, page 20). Each House will be charge of 2-3 aspects of the poem . Instructions HERE. Write your responses in an MSWord document and then post them HERE (2:15) and HERE (5:45).
  • Class Discussion
    3. Troubleshooting Essay 1 issues.


Online Work for Week Two

Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week Two.

By Tuesday, March 28 at 9:00 AM: 

1. *Complete Poetry Analysis Form for the poem assigned to your House (below). Be prepared to defend your answers to the rest of the House members and the class on Tuesday!


Shakespeare
“Sonnet 130” (p. 19)
Plath 
“Holy Sonnet X” (p. 21)
Browning 
 “Her face”  (p. 21)


Butler
“What lips my lips...” 
(p. 23)
Morrison
“Funeral Blues”(p. 23) 
Dickinson 
“Those Winter Sundays” (p. 26)



2. *Read "Online Writing = 21st Century Writing," "Requirements and Tips to Writing a Good Journal Entry," and "Criteria for the Evaluation of Journal Entries" (packet, pages 7-9). Submit one question or comment about these two pages to this FORM.


Ongoing until Tuesday, March 28 by 9:00AM

    1. Read "Poems for Presentation and Quiz" closely (packet, pages 18-20)
    2. Study the Literary Terms for Poetry in this PRESENTATION (or this PDF)
    3. Take the Quiz on Literary Terms I and Poems on Blackboard
Ongoing during Poetry Unit: Get and read Octavia E. Butler's Kindred.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Week Two (3/14)

Class canceled due to Storm Stella--which means you have time to finish Essay 1m to complete the quiz on Blackboard, and to read Kindred! :-)

Ongoing until Tuesday, March 28 by 9:00AM
    1. Read "Poems for Presentation and Quiz" closely (packet, pages 18-20)
    2. Study the Literary Terms for Poetry in this PRESENTATION (or this PDF)
    3. Take the Quiz on Literary Terms I and Poems on Blackboard
Ongoing during Poetry Unit: Get and read Octavia E. Butler's Kindred.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week One (3/7)

Welcome to our hybrid ENG 102! This blog is our assignment space and network hub. If you have questions, my contact information is on the syllabus as well as under the section titled "About" on this blog.

Tuesday Meeting
  1. Read/Discuss: Syllabus. 
  2. Fill this information FORM.
  3. Join: GoogleDrive/Groups
    • Create/Access your Google account HERE.
    • Create a Google Drive document and add it to the appropriate Google Group
  4. Read/Discuss: Essay 1: Diagnostic
  5. Follow: How to download Kindred
Online Work for Week One

Note: items marked with an asterisk will count as your hour of online attendance for Week One.

By Tuesday, March 14 by 9:00AM (March 21 if you joined the class late): 
  1.  *Fill out this Symbol and Allusion FORM 
  2.  *Read "Poetic Language" and "10 Steps I follow when analyzing a poem"  (packet,  pages 10-11). See this theory in action in my analysis of Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover" (pages 12-17; poem on page 22).  Submit one question or comment about any of the information on these pages to this FORM. We will discuss your questions and more during Tuesday's class.
  3. Complete Essay 1 in your Google Drive document
Ongoing until Tuesday, March 28 by 9:00AM
    1. Read "Poems for Presentation and Quiz" closely (packet, pages 18-20)
    2. Study the Literary Terms for Poetry in this PRESENTATION (or this PDF)
    3. Take the Quiz on Literary Terms I and Poems on Blackboard
Ongoing during Poetry Unit: Get and read Octavia E. Butler's Kindred.
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