Unformatted text preview: LA11: American Literature and Composition
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 Tuesday, January 12th
Today's Objectives Students will use background knowledge (which they took notes on yesterday, 1/11) to understand the experiences informing the writing of Phillis Wheatley and Abigail Adams. Students will analyze literature for symbol, allusion, and tone, and discuss how the presence, absence, or variation of these elements illustrates the historical context (or the exceptions to the expectations) of the late 1700s. Tuesday, January 12th
Today's Agenda If you have a signed syllabus, please be sure to get it in to your period's submission box before you leave today! Royalty Nominations Review Phillis Wheatley and read "To His Excellency" Complete reading guide Complete Graphic Organizer Abigail Adams: Author Biographical Information, Read "Letter to Her Daughter from the New White House." Complete Graphic organizer and the first of the Abigail Adams reading guide. Read letters from Abigail Adams to her husband, John Adams. Tuesday, January 12th Note to Absent Students Read Wheatley's "To His Excellency" and Adams' "Letter to her Daughter" (both in textbook) and complete the graphic organizer for them. Pick up a reading guide from me upon your return and complete for submission. Tuesday, January 12th
Homework for tonight: Finish graphic organizer and reading guide for Wheatley and Adams. DUE BLOCK DAY! If you were absent for the small group discussion yesterday (Monday), make sure you post on the discussion board to get participation points for discussion. On Deck for Block Day: Discuss responses to Abigail Adams Creative Writing assignment Historical background for part 3 ...
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