The schedule below specifies the texts you are to read and the videos you should watch prior to completing each unit exam, as well as the due dates for exams. You can use the italicized weeks as a general guideline. If a link to a video doesnâ€™t open by clicking on it, please copy and paste it into your browser.
*Please note, I have also provided links to any assigned short stories that arenâ€™t in your textbook. However, nothing is permanent on the Web, so if the link to a title is no longer active, please conduct a Google search to find the work elsewhere (and send me an FYI email).
Youâ€™ll find discussion questions for each author to guide your weekly reading and as preparation for the Unit Exams. However, you will also choose *one question per author* to start a conversation with your peers
Answer to each questions chosen must meets word minimums (180 words minimum) through careful and thoughtful exploration of the possibilities inherent in the prompt, and shows a deeper (critical) engagement with the literature, rather than a superficial skimming. A good post supports ideas with textual references and offers a rich foundation for peer responses.
Watch Video: http://www.learner.org/
Walt Whitman â€œSong of Myselfâ€ stanzas 1-24 (23) â€œCrossing Brooklyn Ferryâ€ (66) â€œOut of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” (71) â€œThe Wound Dresserâ€ (76) â€œO Captain! My Captain!â€ (http://www.bartleby.com/142/
(Dickinsonâ€™s poems are referenced by both numbers and first line “titles”)
Poems: #207: I Taste a Liqour Never Brewed; #236: Some Keep the Sabbath going to Church; #340: I Felt a Funeral in my Brain; #409: The Soul Selects her Own Society; #448: I Died for Beauty; #519: This is My Letter to the World; #591: I Heard a Fly Buzz when I died; #479: Because I could not stop for Death; #754: My Life has Stood a Loaded Gun; #1096: A Narrow Fellow in the Grass; #1263: Tell all the Truth but tell it slant; (Letters – highly recommended if you have time: http://www.
â€œAn Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridgeâ€ (395)
You may also want to watch the Twilight Zone and Cannes Award winning (French) film version of Owl Creek Bridge below (all three links currently work!):
Regional and Local Color fiction (A sub-period of Realism)
â€œThe Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras Countyâ€ (115)
â€œThe Story of an Hourâ€ (542) â€œThe Stormâ€ (544)
History of Creoles and Cajuns in New Orleans http://www.knowla.org/
Sarah Orne Jewett â€œA White Heronâ€ (516)
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
â€œA New England Nun (640)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
â€œThe Yellow Wallpaperâ€ (844)