AP Literature spring archive

February 12-16

Monday

juanfelipeherrera6 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 27-29.

The Road essay revisions read, graded, and commented on. See yours at turnitin.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 30-31. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Be sure to respond to peergrade feedback for 2-9-18 In-class prose analysis by 8:00 tomorrow. That's 8am.

Ongoing. Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence.

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska6 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 21-23.

Tonight. Carefully and more fully read the Smollett passage you wrote about last week. Identify concrete literary elements in each ¶ and define a stronger fti re prompt. Be sure to address the whole prompt. Here's the passage if you need it.

Ongoing. Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic6 

 

 

 

 

Today. Smollet passage. Prose analysis.

Tonight. Read these essays about the Smollett passage you wrote on last Friday (link here). What scores would you give them and why? Here are some sample essays from our class. They're for your reference.

Ongoing. Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson6 

 

 

 

 

Today. Prose analysis, Smollet.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 32-33. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence.

Tuesday, February 13 by 15:30 to 2-20-18, The Scarlet Letter prose analysis at turnitin and peergrade. Prose analysis found here. Practice defining a strong fti, focusing the essay, doing direct/full prose analysis. Keep the essay under 500 words. A 50-point essay.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy6 

 

 

 

 

Today. Raffle holiday. No class.

Tonight.

Ongoing. Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence.

Tuesday, February 13 by 15:30 to 2-20-18, The Scarlet Letter prose analysis at turnitin and peergrade. Prose analysis found here. Practice defining a strong fti, focusing the essay, doing direct/full prose analysis. Keep the essay under 500 words. A 50-point essay.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover6

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover5"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking6

 

Monday, February 12 during lunch. In-class prose analysis make up in 801.

Tuesday, February 13 by 8:00. Response to peergrade feedback for 2-9-18 In-class prose analysis.

Tuesday, February 13 by 15:30 to 2-20-18, The Scarlet Letter prose analysis at turnitin and peergrade. Prose analysis found here. Practice defining a strong fti, focusing the essay, doing direct/full prose analysis. Keep the essay under 500 words. A 50-point essay.

Thursday, February 22. In-class Question 3 (thematic) essay on The Age of Innocence. Though you cannot use your book, you are expected to cite concrete and detailed examples to support and develop your fti. Know novel's themes, characters. settings, plot, language, imagery, etc., well enough to discuss and analyze in detail. I suggest making a list of themes, some ways to focus each, and a list of supporting examples for each. Study them. You need to be prepared to think about the novel as prompt requires.

 

Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum5"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."

 

 

The Century of the Self
Learn how culture is made

February 5-9

Monday

juanfelipeherrera5 

 

 

 

 

Today. Raffle holiday. No classes.

Tonight.

Ongoing. Friday, February 9. In-class prose analysis essay. 100-point essay. You will upload to 2-9-18 prose analysis: 100-point essay at turnitin and peergrade.

Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis essay. .

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska5 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 21-23.

Tonight. Study for vocab. quiz, The Age of Innocence list 4. Sentences might or might not come from the novel. Vocabulary lists now linked under The Age of Innocence reading links in right column.

By 8:00 tomorrow morning, respond to the feedback you received for 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. If you do not respond, you can score no higher than 85 for your participation.

Ongoing. Friday, February 9. In-class prose analysis essay. 100-point essay. You will upload to 2-9-18 prose analysis: 100-point essay at turnitin and peergrade.

Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis essay.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic5 

 

 

 

 

Today. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 4. Here are zipgrade ids.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 24-26. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Friday, February 9. In-class prose analysis essay. 100-point essay. You will upload to 2-9-18 prose analysis: 100-point essay at turnitin and peergrade.

Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis essay.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson5 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 24-26.

Tonight. Prepare for tomorrow's in-class prose analysis. Review your last two prose analysis essay to define where you need to improve. Read and write with a mission. What does prompt ask me to respond to? What is my fti about the prompt? What literary elements in the passage show me that fti? What is my essay's focus?

Ongoing. Friday, February 9. In-class prose analysis essay. 100-point essay. You will upload to 2-9-18 prose analysis: 100-point essay at turnitin and peergrade.

Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis essay.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy5 

 

 

 

 

Today. In-class prose analysis essay.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 27-29. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis essay.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover5

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover4"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking5

 

Wednesday, February 7. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2 make up, 8:15 in 801.

Wednesday, February 7. Vocabulary Quiz, The Age of Innocence list 4.

Friday, February 9. In-class prose analysis essay. 100-point essay. You will upload to 2-9-18 prose analysis: 100-point essay at turnitin and peergrade. Review your last two prose analysis essay to define where you need to improve. Read and write with a mission. What does prompt ask me to respond to? What is my fti about the prompt? What literary elements in the passage show me that fti? What is my essay's focus?

Sunday, February 11 by 22:00. Peergrade, 2-9-18, In-class prose analysis. You are to respond to the feedback you receive by 8:00 Tuesday, February 13. If you do not respond, you can score no higher than 85.

 

Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum4"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."

 

 

The Century of the Self
Learn how culture is made

January 29-February 2

Monday

juanfelipeherrera4 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 8-10.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 17-18, end of Book 1. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska4 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 17-18.

Tonight. Study for vocab. quiz, The Age of Innocence list 3. Sentences might or might not come from the novel. Vocabulary lists now linked under The Age of Innocence reading links in right column.

Ongoing. Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic4 

 

 

 

 

Today. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 3. Here are zipgrade ids.

Tonight. Enjoy a night off. Almost. Before Thursday's class, look through your The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2 and my comments. I want you to come to class with questions about prose analysis writing, your essay in particular and my comments.

Ongoing. Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson4 

 

 

 

 

Today. Sample essays, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 19-20. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Write a quick practice prose analysis of just the opening ¶ of Chapter 19. How do details characterize Archer's future? Upload to turnitin assignment 2-2-18, The Age of Innocence Chapter 19 prose analysis practice: 50-point quiz before 8:00 am tomorrow morning. Write no more than one ¶. Ongoing. Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy4 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 19 & 20.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 21-23. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover4

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover3"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking4

 

Monday, January 29. Prose analysis in class. You will upload to turnitin and peergrade assignment 1-26-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point essay grade.

Wednesday, January 31. Vocabulary Quiz, The Age of Innocence list 3.

Sunday, February 5 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-29-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point participation grade.

Wednesday, February 7. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2 make up.

 

Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum3"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."

 

 

The Century of the Self
Learn how culture is made

January 22-26

Monday

juanfelipeherrera3 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 8-10.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 11-13. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing.

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska2 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 11-13.

Tonight. Study for vocab. quiz, The Age of Innocence list 2, Chapters 4-9. Sentences might or might not come from the novel. Vocabulary lists now linked under The Age of Innocence reading links in right column.

Ongoing.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic3 

 

 

 

 

Today. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 2. Here are zipgrade ids.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 14-16. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson3 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 14-16.

Tonight.

Ongoing.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy3 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 discussion, grading notes, sample essays.

Tonight. For Tuesday, read The Age of Innocence Chapters 17-18. Read for yourself but also prepare thoughts, passages, challenges to the discussion questions for your section posted here.

Ongoing. Monday, you will write another prose analysis in class.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover3

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover2"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking3

 

Wednesday, Jan. 24. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 2.

Monday, January 29. Prose analysis in class. You will upload to turnitin and peergrade assignment 1-26-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2. A 100-point essay grade.

Sunday, February 4. Peergrade, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 2 by 22:00. A 100-point participation grade.

 

Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum2"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."

 

 

The Century of the Self
Learn how culture is made

January 15-19

Monday

juanfelipeherrera1 

 

 

 

 

Today. No classes. MLK holiday

Tonight.

Ongoing.

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska1 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due today to turnitin and peergrade assignment The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 by 15:30. Upload when you arrive to class.

The Age of Innocence Chapters 2-4 .

Tonight. Study for vocab. quiz, The Age of Innocence list 2, Chapters 4-9. Sentences might or might not come from the novel. Vocabulary lists now linked under The Age of Innocence reading links in right column.

Ongoing. Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. 100-point participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic1 

 

 

 

 

Today. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 2. Here are zipgrade ids.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 5-7. Prepare your own thoughts and review the posted discussion questions here.

Ongoing. Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. 100-point participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson1 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapters 5-7.

Tonight. No new reading. Now that the first round of discussions are done, some observations:

1) Know what you think is central in your chapters, what topic is key. That key topic is the focus of the discussion, at least to begin. Discussions can digress a lot and loss focus. Try not to let that happen.

2) Find the passage you think most richly addresses that key topic. Begin with the passage. Have someone read it, then ask us questions about the passage, using those questions to branch out.

3) Interact with students, ask follow up questions; challenge, etc. Don't let students just make a statement then move to another student. Link student responses to the key issue.

4) Preparation. Leading a discussion is tough. You need to know everything about your section and the novel, to have its facts ready to hand so that you can take us to a key passage, add a passage, challenge a student response, etc. Don't underestimate the need for thorough and deep preparation.

5) Try to bring us to clear and full understanding of your key issue by the end of class, a wrap up.

6) Take us to the text. Take us to the text. Take us to the text.

Ongoing. Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. 100-point participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy1 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence through Chapter 7.

Tonight. Read The Age of Innocence Chapters 8-10. Prepare your own thoughts and review the posted discussion questions here..

Ongoing. Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. 100-point participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover2

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover1"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking2

 

Wednesday, Jan. 10. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 2.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 by 15:30. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1.A 50-point essay. See assignment details here. No paper copy. Upload your essay to turnitin and peergrade assignments 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. (Remember, I'm using points this semester to give different assignments different weights. Be attentive to that.) Before you submit your final draft, review your previous prose analysis essays. What did you do well? What do you need to improve? Learn from each writing assignment and the feedback you receive. Per ardua ad astra.

Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. A participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

 


Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum1"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."

 

 

The Century of the Self
Learn how culture is made

January 8-12

Monday

juanfelipeherrera2 

 

 

 

 

Today. A welcome, a review of policy and expectations and my new grading scheme. How we'll do The Age of Innocence. Writing on The Age of Innocence, a 50-point quiz..

Tonight. Watch the point of view lesson in right column. What do you learn about point of view? Read The Age of Innocence discussion guide and reading schedule in its entirety. Know what's expected and what to do for a successful discussion. Also, check the schedule for conflicts. Know for certain what's written in red atop the reading schedule.

Ongoing. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due Tuesday.

 

 

Tuesday

wislawaszymborska3 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapter 1.

Tonight. Study for 25-point vocab. quiz. Sentences might or might not come from the novel. Vocabulary lists now linked under The Age of Innocence reading links in right column.

Ongoing. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due Tuesday.

 

 

Wednesday

charlessimic2 

 

 

 

 

Today. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 1. Here are zipgrade ids.

Tonight.

Ongoing. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due Tuesday.

 

 

Thursday

augustwilson2 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapter 1.

Tonight. See updates to The Age of Innocence discussion guide and reading schedule.

Ongoing. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due Tuesday.

 

Friday

cormacmccarthy2 

 

 

 

 

Today. The Age of Innocence Chapter 1.

Tonight. For Tuesday, read Chapters 2-4.

Ongoing. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1 due Tuesday.

The Age of Innocence
reading links

ageofinnocencecover1

Edith Wharton on writing fiction
Edith Wharton, Confessions of a novelist
Edith Wharton and the problem of sympathy
The New York social season
New York social customs
Madame X, Singer Sargent
Faust and The Age of Innocence
Waking up to Aliveness
The Age of Innocence vocabulary lists
List of The Age of Innocence reading questions
Discussion guidelines and schedule
 

 

Point of view lesson

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Francine Prose

"Edith Wharton wrote The Age of Innocence—to my mind, her greatest novel—in six months, between September 1919 and March 1920. She was writing about the world—Old New York—in which she had grown up, a world that had already vanished. But writing from a temporal and geographical distance, and through the magnifying lens of retrospect, she was able to enrich her portrait of a society and of a moment in time with everything she had learned and experienced since, with everything she knew about passion and obligation, about the perils of personal fear and social convention, about renunciation and regret, youth and age, memory and fantasy, anticipation and disappointment. America and Europe.     
      "Having read the novel, you can open it at random and be instantly returned to the enthralling if progressively more unhappy inner life of Newland Archer, married to one woman and infatuated with another. You can attend the choreographed dinners and lawn parties, ride in carriages and on ferries, and eavesdrop on seemingly straightforward conversations that conceal—that barely conceal—layers of nuance, subtext, unspoken longing, suppressed declarations of love and overt demarcations of territory. We get to know the characters so well that we know instantly how each major figure is responding to a bit of new information or a changed view of the situation. After a while the author no longer needs to tell us.
     "No one has written more incisively not just about a historical period and a particular social milieu but about something more timeless—the ardor with which we flee and return to the prison of conditioning and convenience. Wharton's graceful sentences create dramatic, populous tableaux and peel back layer after layer of artifice and pretense, of what we say and how we wish to appear, revealing the hidden kernel of what human beings are like, alone and together."

 

 

The Iluminating incident
Edith Wharton

writingoffictionwhartoncover"At every stage in the progress of his tale the novelist must rely on what may be called the illuminating incident to reveal and emphasize the inner meaning of each situation. Illuminating incidents are the magic casements of fiction, its vistas on infinity. They are also the most personal element in any narrative, the author's most direct contribution; and nothing gives such immediate proof of the quality of his imagination--and therefore of the richness of his temperament--as his choices of such episodes....At the conclusion of a novel the illuminating incident need only send its ray backward; but it should send a long enough shaft to meet the light cast forward from the first page....The illuminating incident is not only the proof of the novelist's imaginative sensibility; it is also the best means of giving presentness, immediacy, to his tale."
     "nothing shows the quality of the novelist's imagination more clearly than the incidents he singles out to illuminate the course of events and the inner workings of his people's souls."

Assignments due
read them in full

stephenkingworking1

 

Monday, Jan. 8. The Age of Innocence 50-point quiz in class. Upload to turnitin assignment 1-8-18, The Age of Innocence, initial thoughts chapter 1. Due by end of class.

Wednesday, Jan. 10. Vocab. quiz The Age of Innocence list 1.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 by 15:30. The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1.A 50-point essay. See assignment details here. No paper copy. Upload your essay to turnitin and peergrade assignments 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. (Remember, I'm using points this semester to give different assignments different weights. Be attentive to that.) Before you submit your final draft, review your previous prose analysis essays. What did you do well? What do you need to improve? Learn from each writing assignment and the feedback you receive. Per ardua ad astra.

Sunday, Jan. 21 by 22:00. Peergrade, 1-16-18, The Age of Innocence prose analysis 1. A participation grade for feedback and response to feedback.

 


Essay documents

Grading notes
Essay editing marks, with explanations
See writing page for tips, models, instruction, delight
LBH sentence crafting packet
LBH punctuation packet
Comma usage quick guide
Essay rubric, technical
Essay rubric, conceptual
Asking good questions
MLA style center
AP Q3 sample essays, Othello
Key AP prose analysis documents

 

 

The Age of Innocence
Robert McCrum

robertmccrum"As with all her New York novels, The Age of Innocence makes an ironic commentary on the cruelties and hypocrisies of Manhattan society in the years before, during and after the Great War. Strangely, when it won the 1921 Pulitzer prize, the judges praised it for revealing 'the wholesome atmosphere of American life and the highest standard of American manners and manhood.' Today, while not as merciless in its analysis as The House of Mirth, Wharton's late masterpiece stands as a fierce indictment of a society estranged from culture and in desperate need of a European sensibility. This had been an issue for American writers since Washington Irving, Melville and Hawthorne. Some critics would say it remains unresolved to this day."