Let's finish talking about "Thanatopsis" before we turn to The Sense of Style.
ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE11-12RL9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century foundational works (of American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, or Multicultural Literature), including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
ELAGSE11-12L3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style,and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
ELAGSE11-12L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
- How do the Romantic poets feel about Nature? About death? How are these ideas related?
- How are form and meaning related?
- Finish"Thanatopsis" Discussion
- The Sense of Style, Ch. 1 Discussion
- Good words
- Literacy Narratives
- Learning from the Masters
- Introduce "Walden" and Walden Journal Experiment
- What (negative) trends in society was Thoreau's project in response to? Have these trends gotten better or worse since the 19th Century?
- What was Thoreau's life at Walden pond really like? What was his goal?
As you watch the videos below, consider the following questions:
- Finish Common App Revision (Due Sunday Night)
- Part 1 by Monday (Read and Annotate)
- Part 2 by Tuesday (Read and reflect--be prepared to discuss)