Intro to Lit and Comp Spring, 2014
Welcome! This is going to be a great semester. We will be expanding our knowledge of the elements of fiction and analyzing how authors use those elements in short stories and novels. Additionally, we will be reading and discussing selected poetry. Finally, throughout the semester we will write several types of essays including, but not limited to, expository, narrative, and biographical.
This Week's Homework:
Read "The Human Seasons", "The Song of the Four Winds" and "The Wind and the Rain" (pg.25-26) in your textbook.
Hand write a first draft of your symbolism essay. Read over it, checking for mistakes. Correct mistakes and re-write anything you need to clarify.
Final draft must be typed (double spaced) or well-written (skip a line).
The Giver test
Compose a "memory transmission" to Jonas. Put this in your spiral notebook.
Complete one of the assigned projects. Be creative and put lots of thought, time, and effort into it.
Prepare for final test.
Finish reading The Greek Gods
Mythological biographical poem
Complete World View Assignment
Complete Putting it All Together assignment
The Greek Gods
Other selections under consideration:
The Book Thief
The Dairy of Anne Frank
"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", James Thurber
"The Necklace", Guy de Maupassant
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" Flannery O'Connor
"The Lady or the Tiger"
"Thank you, Ma'am" Langston Hughes