Introduction to Literature

Reading in the Digital Age

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The Work for Weeks 11 &12

Unit Theme: Innocence and Experience

Weeks 11-12 Focus: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

PrepareParticipateReflect


Prepare

ReadingOther

(Terms to Know: point of view and allusion)

This Week’s Reading

RequiredSupplemental

  • Required:
  • Thus far in the semester, I’ve allowed you to choose a portion of the unit reading, but for this section of the course, I’m allowing you to create your own reading list, per the following guidelines:

    • (Fiction): Pick three (3) stories from the fiction section in “Innocence and Experience” (LHE 80-128). This could include Hua’s “Appendix” (LHE 299-304) and Xue’s “Hut on the Mountain” (LHE 304-7).
    • (Nonfiction): Pick two (2) essays from the essays section in “Innocence and Experience” (LHE 280-97).
    • (Poetry): Pick eight (8) poems from the poetry section in “Innocence and Experience” (LHE 129-59). This could include Lim’s “Father from Asia” (LHE 308).
  • Supplemental
    • Review the items added to the class’s supplemental texts spreadsheet.


Other Preparation Activities

  • Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
  • Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.

Participate


Reflect


Note:
*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.

 

The Work for Weeks 8 & 9

Unit Theme: Innocence and Experience

Weeks 8-9 Focus: Drama

PrepareParticipateReflect

My Week 8-9 Rundown


Prepare

ReadingOther

(Terms to Know: Plot and setting)

This Week’s Reading

RequiredSupplemental

The following texts will serve as the basis for this week’s discussion:


  • Supplemental
    • Review the items added to the class’s supplemental texts spreadsheet.


Other Preparation Activities

  • Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
  • Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.

Participate

  • By Tuesday (10/21): Using #amreading, write a brief “thus-far” summary of the book you’re reading for your book review (i.e., give us the quick lowdown on what’s happening). Be sure to include the book name in the tweet. Also post two comments about this week’s reading/watching. By Sunday (10/26): Reply to three of your peers’ tweets, responding to the quotation or the reading comments. You can find your classmates on Twitter via the list on the flipside of this link.
  • Initial post by noon Thursday (10/23), three peer responses by Sunday (10/26): Participate in the Experiencing Death of a Salesman G+ Discussion.
  • By Sunday (10/26): Complete the Analyzing Death of a Salesman activity.

Reflect


Note:
*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.

 

The Work for Week 4

Unit Theme: Conformity and Rebellion

Week 4 Focus: Fiction and Nonfiction

PrepareParticipateReflect

My Week 4 Rundown


Prepare

ReadingOther

(Terms to Know: Irony and satire.)

This Week’s Reading

RequiredSupplemental

Before you begin this week’s reading, review the discussion prompts for this week’s G+ Conversations. The following texts will serve as the basis for this week’s discussion:

  • Required:
    • Introduction to the “Conformity and Rebellion” section, LHE 312-13.
    • (Fiction) “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Melville, LHE 314-40.
    • (Fiction) “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin, LHE 357-61.
    • (Fiction) Individual choice: Read at least one of the remaining stories in the “Fiction” section of “Culture and Identity” in LHE.
    • (Nonfiction) “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift, LHE 482-88.
    • (Nonfiction) “Letter from Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr, LHE 490-502.
    • (Nonfiction) Individual choice. Read at least one of the remaining essays in the “Essays” section of “Conformity and Rebellion” in LHE (this could include the texts in the “Looking Deeper” section).

  • Supplemental

 

Other Preparation Activities

  • Record two entries in your Reading Notebook.
  • Search the internet for an online resource that supplements one of the texts from this week’s reading (see my list of supplemental texts for examples of what you might find). Once you’ve found your resource, paste a link in this shared Google spreadsheet. Be sure to fill in all the information asked for in the sheet.

Participate


Reflect


Note:
*Unless otherwise noted, assignments are due by midnight of the date posted.