Tuesday, October 7, 2014

october 7

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Who Are You" by Tom Waits--or "Who Are You" by The Who; "The Real Me" by Johnny Adams-- or "The Real Me" by The Who]

How does reading fictional characters help you understand yourself?  How does it help you understand and maybe even bridge the gap between who you are and who you want to be?  How does it help you understand other people?

1. Journal
2. Return & discuss midterms (delayed due to make-ups)
2a. Table Tales
3. A word (several, actually) about scholarships and Cracking the Code on College
4. Chaucer's dead... but we're alive!  (Coggle)
5. The art of the mix tape 2.0
6. This agenda is long
7. And tomorrow-ish we begin Hamlet

1. Write a thesis statement for an essay on Chaucer. Post to your blog under the title: THE POINT OF CANTERBURY TALES IS...
2. Answer these "Pre-Will"questions in a post on your blog (title: GREEN EGGS & HAMLET): a) What do you know about Hamlet, the "Melancholy Dane"?  b) What do you know about Shakespeare?  c) Why do so many students involuntarily frown when they hear the name "Shakespeare"?  and d) What can we do to make studying this play an amazing experience we'll never forget?