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Honors 11: Shockley vs. Carlson Knockout

We had our debate today regarding Shockley’s essay on Christian symbolism as a main vehicle for understanding Grapes of Wrath and then Carlson’s direct rebuttal. You were on teams. We spent the first part of the hour preparing and then … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Poetry and Christian Symbolism

We picked up where we left off yesterday with “Battle Hymn” and continued working as teams/as a class to explicate/annotate that song/poem and then the other team’s poem. We submitted these after providing a sentence of take-away at the bottom … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Theme and Poetry Work for Grapes

We had to first finish our small group thematic presentations from Friday. You guys did very well and grades will be in later. I also let most of the hours know their summer quote work has been graded and entered … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Grapes Theme Work cont. + Intro to Poetry Explication

We finished up and presented our small group theme posters. Good job. I hit you with a lot of follow up questions, so well done. Some groups still need to present on Wednesday. I also gave you one of two … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Grapes Quote/Theme Group Work

We spent the hour first playing “Say the same thing” outside. We then debriefed our impromptu essay from yesterday, and afterwards I talked to you about this Shockley piece concerning Christian symbolism in The Grapes of Wrath (you will annotate … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Grapes of Wrath Impromptu

We took 45 minutes today to write our impromptu essay based on the 6 prompts given to you to choose from. For homework, please try to bring a hard copy of your Grapes quote analysis assignment you have already submitted … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Day 1 Intro and Grapes of Wrath

Today, we did some introductory stuff which included looking at the syllabus for the year as well as introducing, or reintroducing, the ideas of social realism/naturalism associated with Steinbeck’s novel. You have an impromptu essay tomorrow. My suggestion is to familiarize … Continue reading

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