Unit Theme: Conformity and Rebellion

Week 4 Focus: Fiction and Nonfiction


My Week 4 Rundown



(Terms to Know: Irony and satire.)

This Week’s Reading


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.



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