Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Dear Juniors,

Enjoy your weekend, cute kids! If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. JOURNAL #2: Please refer back to AW #2 entitled "The High Price of Cheap Clothing." Indicate the ORANGE  and GREEN points that you identified. Please elaborate on why you found those pieces of text interesting and why they offered a new perspective on the topic.

2. Today we started our introduction on "The Birthmark," a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

3. We obtained information about Hawthorne and then I shared a Power Point Presentation concerning "The Short Story." Please obtain this information from someone else in class.

3.. Each was assigned one of the following words: IRONY, SYMBOLISM. and THEME.

If you missed class, PLEASE see me BEFORE TUESDAY, so that I can give you one of the words.

Your assignment is to research irony, symbolism or theme in association with "THE BIRTHMARK." You are to locate an Internet source that pertains to one of the three elements, annotate it concerning irony, theme or symbolism, and then create a list detailing the irony, aspects of symbolism or the themes found within "The Birthmark." I have included a student's example below:

Phillip Johns                                                                                                                  John 1

Mrs. Crampton

Junior English


Themes found within “The Birthmark”

  1. Theme: Man should not attempt to change or alter what God has created.
  2. Theme: The desire for perfection can lead to imperfection
  3. Theme: Flaws give mankind a reason to seek for growth. If mankind possesses no flaws then they can not progress.
  4. Theme:  Science does not have a place in creation.
  Please remember to include a Works Cited page indicating your source.

4. We then discussed your homework assignment, "Beware the Dog." Students were then asked to write a strong body paragraph discussing the "ICEBERG THEORY" or the IRONY found within the short story for their reading quiz.

1. Don't forget to complete Article of the Week #3 for  Thursday entitled "Is Cloning Good or Bad?"
2. Please locate an Internet source detailing THEME, SYMBOLISM and IRONY for Tuesday.
3. From that information, please create a list of the Themes, Symbols and aspect of Irony associated with "The Birthmark." Please note the example above.