Please read the excerpt from The Great Gatsby on page 26-26 of your text. At the end of the novel, Nick Carroway, remembers Jay Gatsby as a person with a great "capacity for wonder." After reading this passage carefully, analyze how the style of the writing conveys this sense of Gatsby.
Read the poem "Snow" by Julia Alvarez and then discuss your experience of it, your analysis of it, and how you might extend your analysis beyond the story. Please keep in mind that these are not entirely separate steps. Simply go through the steps as you compose your response.
Read the poem "Bored" by Margaret Atwood and then discuss your experience of it, your analysis of it, and how you might extend your analysis beyond the story. Please keep in mind that these are not entirely separate steps. Simply go through the steps as you compose your response.
Primary Blog Expectations (respond to the prompt above): 300-350 words, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the name you were assigned in class as your nom de plume and be sure to add word count. Due by 11:59pm Thursday night 9-20-2018!
"Choose a book that you think would be appropriate for establishing common ground through discussion in our school or class. What issues would this book enable the community to explore? Why are those issues important to our school or community?" (Jago, et al. 8)
Primary Blog Expectations (respond to the prompt above): 200-250 words, minimal errors in grammar and usage, thoughtful and thorough writing. Please use the name you were assigned in class as your nom de plume and be sure to add word count. Due by 11:59pm Monday night 9-17-2018!
Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors. His is the first name that comes to mind when I am asked these questions: Whos's your favorite author? What's your favorite book? Who is your virtual BFF? Which writer's life intrigues you the most? Who's going to be Husband #2 (Just kidding, Husband #1! Haha!)? I could go on...
Clearly, I am a fangirl, but this is because Gaiman has most often struck me with his "truthiness" and his unique world view. After today's readings, use Gaiman's quote below as a lens to illuminate your own understanding of what is a lie and what is, as Dickinson writes, "tell[ing] all the Truth but tell[ing] it slant." You should refer to something that you have read before to illustrate this point for you. Write thoughtfully and clearly (if you're a word count person, aim for 150-250) and please use the nom de plume we selected in class.
Blog Post Rubric
A Doll's House
As I Lay Dying
A Thousand Splendid Suns
Cross Cultural Misconceptions
Hope And Despair
Objectivity V. Subjectivity
Parent Child Relationships
The Lady With The Little Dog
The Poisonwood Bible