Stephen King and the Psychology of Fear
Stephen King bio: see me for this
Students will answer a total of 12 questions for each story.
Stephen King bio notes: See me for this or access this via Stephen King's website. Read the bio info and take notes using the following graphic orgaizer:
Label the top of your paper with the author's name
Personal facts: (this is anything about his personal life: education, family, etc.) 4 facts
Professional facts: (this is any job held by the author other than writing) 3 facts *****The bio I use only lists one profession, so add these two: grave digger and laundry mat attendant. Find the other fact from the reading.
Literary facts: (anything about the author's writing) 4 facts
Misery Questions: 1. What makes a character like Annie so frightening? 2. What would you do/feel if you were in Paul Sheldon's situation and could not escape? 3. At the end of the film, do you feel sympathy for Annie? Why or why not?
Misery Writing Prompt: It is not fair to treat such people (mentally ill) in this way just in order to make a "good story". Agree or Disagree with this statement writing, at least, one full page.
Anglo Saxon era/Old English/Beowulf
Anglo Saxon era background information located in student- issued textbook; use the table of contents to locate page numbers for this section or visit the web resources page on my website.
Anglo Saxon era/Old English/Beowulf handouts
This file has several documents: Beowulf
Background handout (Periods 2 and 3), Old English Period handout (Periods 2 and 3), Hero's Traits Reader's Log chart, Writing a Boast assignment. The Hero chart that is part of this file is not the one I am using this semester. Please see me for the Hero Chart graphic organizer that's part of this unit. Periods 2 and 3 have a 4- block graphic organizer related to the epic hero's characteristics. Please see me for this.
Anglo Saxon era and Beowulf project: see me for this
Hey, I'm Talking to You.....what do you want to do with your life?" (Teacher will post relevant materials as needed)
Literature related to work:
This link will take you to the excerpt titled "Work" from Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet http://www.katsandogz.com/onwork.html
This link will take you to Marge Piercy's poem "To Be of Use" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/249346
Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing" https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/i-hear-america-singing
Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus http://dbanach.com/sisyphus.htm
Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken" http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/173536
Edwin Arlington Robinson's "Richard Cory" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44982/richard-cory
Each of the above literary selections also has a journal entry and questions. Students, who missed this in class, should see me for the journal entries and questions for all of them except "Lego" (those are included here).
The Medieval era/Middle English/Geoffrey Chaucer/The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales
Medieval era background information located in student-issued textbook; use the table of contents to locate this section or consult the web resources page of my website
study guide questions for the introduction to the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (1-10) Please see me for these questions.
(this is a project and each student will complete this assignment for the character he/she randomly selected)
Middle English handout: please see me for this
The Renaissance/Modern English/William Shakespeare/Macbeth
Renaissance era background information located in textbook
The Elizabethan Age (Modern English) handout: see me for this
In Shakespeare's Time Handout: see me for this
Supernatural Elements in Shakespeare Handout: see me for this
If time permits we will view the movie version of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
War? What is it good For?
Southern Gothic Literature: O'Connor, Faulkner, Welty
William Faulkner biograhy located in EOL textbook: locate page number for bio in the table of contents
Eudora Welty biography located in the EOL textbook: locate page number for bio in the table of contents
"A Worn Path" discussion questions: located in the EOL textbook at the end of the short story: use table of contents to locate page numbers for the story and the questions