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Unit 4: Critical Lenses

Critical Lens Resources: Critical Lens Questions/Steps
Texts for Critical Lens Essay:
Reader Response- "Yes ma'am" by Langston Hughes or "Hills like White Elephants” by Earnest Hemingway
Marxism- "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut  or "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
Feminism- "A & P" by John Updike or "Jury of her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
Psychoanalysis- "Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe or "The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss (link to video with illustrations here.)

Essay Resources:
MLA Formatting
Introduction and Thesis Statement
Body Paragraphs (PEAL format)
Types of Conclusions Chart
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Friday, February 2nd 
Please refer to Notes 02/02 for quick write, target, and notes 
In class...
1. Work time to complete Critical Lens Essay
*Essay due to turnitin.com by 11:59 pm tonight*
(refer to power point for turn it in logins)

Wednesday, January 29th
Please refer to Notes 01/30 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Read
2. Plan Critical Lens Essay
3. Begin writing Critical Lens Essay

For next class...
Your essay is due Friday, February 2nd by 11:59 pm


Monday, January 29th

Please refer to Notes 01/29 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Finish Psycho
2. Log onto Google Classroom
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3. Google Classroom Discussion: Respond to the prompt in a full paragraph (7-9 sentences), and respond to 2 peers in a shorter response (5-7 sentences) that continues the conversation.
4. Critical Lens Essay Assignment
5. Work time to select story and begin reading. Comment on the thread on GC what story you are choosing.

For next class...
Have your chosen story read by Wednesday so you can use the entire time to draft your essay.
Your essay is due Friday, February 2nd by 11:59 pm


Thursday, January 25th
Today we watched the first hour and 20 minutes of Psycho. We will finish the film at the beginning of next block. If you were not here, find a way to watch what you missed!
For next class...

Tuesday, January 23rd
Please refer to Notes 01/23 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading
2. Grammar Practice & Quick Write
3. Psycho Permission Slip- Thursday we will be watching the movie Psycho (1960) in our study of Psychoanalytic Literary Theory. ​This movie is rated R, and you must have parental permission to watch it if you are under 18. If you are 18, you may assume responsibility for your self and sign the permission slip if you choose. IF YOU DO NOT BRING A PERMISSION SLIP, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WATCH THE FILM. 
4. Finish Reading: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 
5. Mini-Socratic Seminar Prep
6. Mini-Socratic Seminar Discussion
7. Psychoanalysis Notes (see power point above)

For next class...
Bring your Psycho permission slip!!

Friday, January 19th
Please refer to Notes for 01/19 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading
2. Grammar Practice & Quick Write
3. Psycho Permission Slip- next week, we will be watching the movie Psycho (1960) in our study of Psychoanalytic Literary Theory. ​This movie is rated R, and you must have parental permission to watch it if you are under 18. If you are 18, you may assume responsibility for your self and sign the permission slip if you choose. IF YOU DO NOT BRING A PERMISSION SLIP, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WATCH THE FILM. 
4. Feminist Lens Jigsaw: What is feminism?
5. Feminist Poster Gallery Walk
6. Begin reading: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 


For next class...
Bring your Psycho permission slip!!


Wednesday, January 17th
Please refer to Notes 01/17 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading
2. Quick Write
3. Finish "Yertle the Turtle"
4. Marxist Lens Practice: Using the Literary Criticism Graphic Organizer, find 2 quotations that support your response to the text. For each quotation, have a full paragraph  of analysis for each to explain how the quotation proves your point. This will be submitted. You may collaborate with a partner this time.

For next class...


Friday, January 12th
Please refer to Notes 01/12 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading
2. Quick Write
3. Reader Response Practice: "Story of an Hour". Using the Literary Criticism Graphic Organizer, find 3 quotations that support your response to the text. For each quotation, have at least two sentences of analysis to explain how the chosen quotation proves your point. This will be submitted. 
4. Notes: Marxist Literary Criticism (see ppt.)
5. Read: "Yertle the Turtle"

For next class...
Be prepared to apply a Marxist Lens to "Yertle the Turtle"

Wednesday, January 10th
Please refer to Notes 01/10  for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading
2. Quick Write
3. Set your SMART Goal for the semester
4. Impressions Activity
5. Reader Response: Good Old Days 
6. Notes: Reader Response Theory
7. Read: "The Story of an Hour"

For next class...
Be prepared to apply Reader Response Theory to "The Story of an Hour"

 

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