Q 4 Wk7: May 7 - 11

7 May
 
Objectives
Collect, analyze, and sort information to use in a literary analysis that links historical context to a text of the period.  
 
Bellwork
Take out all of your War of the Worlds materials--notes, text, articles, class work, etc.
 
Activities
Today you will prepare for the upcoming literary analysis paper that you will write in class on Wednesday. You will be allowed to bring a detailed outline to Wednesday's class.
 
1) Collect evidence for WoW literary analysis. Prepare an outline for historical context literary analysis of original text that addresses the following writing prompt: 
 
        Prompt: Using the informational texts provided to you in this class, write a literary analysis of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds that examines how the story reflects the Victorian Age. Your analysis must examine a minimum of two of the following themes: 1) conquest throught superior technology, 2) survival of the fittest, 3) social breakdown through stress, and 4) subjugation of people and resources. Your essay must refer to specific details from the novel, and it must include MLA citations from the text and appropriate articles.
 
 
8 May
 
Objectives
Collect, analyze, and sort information to use in a literary analysis that compares and contrasts alternative adaptations of a text. 
 
Bellwork
Take out all of your War of the Worlds materials--notes, text, articles, class work, etc. 
 
Activities 
Today you will prepare for the upcoming literary analysis paper that you will write in class on Wednesday. You will be allowed to bring a detailed outline to Wednesday's class.
 
1) Collect evidence for WoW adaptations analysis. Prepare an outline for literary analysis of adaptations that addresses the following prompt:
 
        Prompt: Using the informational texts and media clips provided to you in this class, write a literary analysis of adaptations of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Your analysis must compare and contrast the setting, plot, and characterization in two adaptations to the original. Your paper must analyze reasons that adaptations made changes to the original, and it also must point out and examine similarities. Your essay must refer to specific details from the novel and adaptations, and it must include MLA citations.
 
 
 
9 May & 10 May
 
Objectives
Write a literary analysis that examines the following: a) setting, plot, and characterization in alternative adaptations of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds and b) historical context of the 1898 classic text. 
 
Bellwork
Take out your two outlines that you have prepared and the copies of the articles used for War of the Worlds
 
Activities
1) Write two literary analysis papers in class using the prompts from May 7 and May 8. Direct quotes of no more than 7 words are allowed only from the original War of the Worlds text by H.G. Wells. Other information taken from sources must be paraphrased and cited properly.
  
 
 
11 May
 
Objectives
Review for final exam. 
 
Bellwork
none today 
 
Activities
1) Students visit the bulletin board at the back of the room to collect the extended writing prompt for their upcoming final exam. Students also collect the information regarding themes on the short answer and multiple choice sections of the exam.
2) Students visit the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Victorian information stations around the room to evaluate, collect, and record data for their upcoming exam.
 
 
 
 
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Tracy Alexander,
May 11, 2012, 11:17 AM
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