- Read “The Wish in Dreams” section (pages 60-71).
- This is a rather difficult section in my view. Allow sufficient time to get through it. Stop and reflect frequently. (Luckily, you have four days to read 11 pages). OF course, you may read ahead since you’ll be quite busy during the week with school in session.
- Select one small and more easily digestible section to focus on as you do a more detailed annotation of that section.
Note: Continue recording your dreams. Start thinking about which dream sequence(s) you want to subject to a Freudian analysis. Keep track of the terms and processes Freud introduces, so that you may better be able to make use of them in your own analysis. Print out and read the major assessment assignment, and copy into your planners all the relevant deadlines. Here is the assignment: Dreamproject2017
1. Read lines 1440 to 1813.
2. Once more, select two words you do not understand in this assigned section. Copy them onto index cards. Find their definitions (on www.webster.com or anywhere else) and put those definitions on the other side of the card. Copy part of the sentence from which you have taken the word in a way that allows YOU to learn correct usage. We will select ten of the words suggested by you and your classmates for all of us to know.
4. Continue memorizing the 17 words!!! Sadly, the repeat quiz shows that a very limited number of you are still not able to recognize how these words are used. Therefore, you may have another one of these quizzes coming shortly.
5. Continue searching for the “thing(s) valued” that you think you may be able to write a really fascinating essay about. Write a double-entry journal on two separate lines from two separate places from today’s reading. The “explanation column” should be somewhat developed. This should take no more than fifteen minutes and no less than 10. If you already know what you want to write about, make sure to collect your evidence as you read by copying out sections of the text or writing down the page numbers where your evidence will come from.
The college essay assignment is due before midnight on Tuesday, 9/26! Please include the essay question in the response (on the top). Also, it is important that you adhere to the word limit requirement here as well (below 650 words).
0. Again, go to https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1241706 for the vocabulary list. Continue hunting for the words in the text as you read.
1. Read pages 302-321.
2. For your double-entry journal, select a passage uses any one of the following literary techniques: a metaphor, simile, allusion, irony, foreshadowing, or symbolic meaning. Briefly, discuss HOW this term is used in the passage. You do not have to have more than one journal entry, but if you wish, you may have more.
5. Print out and bring to class the following document: http://www.greekmythology.com/Myths/Heroes/Theseus/theseus.html (you may copy/paste it into a word document).
Looking Ahead: Here is the major writing assessment for the Theban plays unit. Please copy all relevant dates into your planners. Oedipuscreativeassignment2017
1. Read lines 990 to 1440. As you read, use post-it notes to record your reactions or connections to the text (at least two places).
2. Focus on a few lines in which the poet characterizes Grendel’s mother and copy out some of the “value” words that pass a judgment on her into your notebook. You will use this list of words to write more on Grendel’s mother in class.
2. Select one word you do not understand in this assigned section. Copy it onto an index card. Find its definitions (on www.webster.com or anywhere else) and put those definitions on the other side of the card. Copy part of the sentence from which you have taken the word in a way that allows YOU to learn correct usage. Of course, you may find more than one word and continue to expand your vocabulary this way.
5. Continue memorizing the 17 words as well as the words you selected previously.
Reminder: The latest draft of your college essay is due on turnitin.com NO LATER THAN midnight on Tuesday, September 26.
- Read pages 47-59 of Interpretation of Dreams.
- As always, annotate the pages with your connections, questions, brief summaries or reactions.
- Isolate one sentence that is obscurely phrased or is not clear to you to share out in your groups.
A Reminder: Submit your college essay’s latest draft by TUESDAY, September 26th, 11:59pm. You will not be able to submit it afterwards on turnitin.com.
1. Go to https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1241706 for 23 new vocabulary words BEFORE you begin reading Oedipus at Colonus. Identify as many words on as you can find between pages 283 and 302 (where you will end your reading for the day). We learn best in context. So, be sure you check the definition of the words as you hit the places where they are used.
2. As you read, pay attention to how Oedipus is depicted. Contrast and compare this Oedipus to the one in Oedipus Rex by inserting post-it notes at relevant pages with a quick note from you contrasting/comparing this depiction of Oedipus from the one you have just concluded in Oedipus Rex.
NOTE: Continue memorizing all previously assigned vocabulary words. Also, begin memorizing your own vocabulary words and know how to use them. Create a system that works for you.
1. Read Beowulf from line 662 to line 989.
2. Continue hunting for “things valued” and keep up a running list of things in your double-entry journal. This will come in handy as you compose your essay.
3. Have all 17 vocabulary words you were quizzed on committed to memory with their definitions and know how to use them in a sentence.
Looking Ahead: Here is the major assessment (the essay) for Beowulf. Please copy out the dates into your planners and plan accordingly. BeowulfAssignment2017