Semester 1 Literature: IB World Literature
IB ENGLISH 11 SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENTS on Gerda Weissmann Klein's All But My Life (One School, One Book)and Warren St. John's Outcasts UnitedPlease email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions on summer reading.
general handouts: devices of sense and sound, Approaching Unseen Texts, TP-FASTT chart, Notes on Formalismother helpful resources: Literary Terms Glossary Introduction to poetry with Picasso's The Old Guitarist and two translations of Lorca's "The Guitar" : Bly translation and Trapier translation
Writing assignment on Two Translations of “The Guitar”Complete TPFASTT for each English translation (Bly and Trapier)Use the comparative graphic organizer to analyze common literary features in these translations. Write one well-developed paragraph comparing ONE feature used in the two translations of “The Guitar.” You must include specific, quoted examples from the translations – referring to the translator and the line number. For example: (Trapier line 2). Paragraph must have original title and must be typed according to MLA guidelines. Attach completed graphic organizer and completed TPFASTTs to the back of your paragraph.
The Poetry of Wislawa Szymborskahave a copy of Poems New and Collected by Friday 8/26/11; on sale at the Buc Stop for $17Background information on SzymborskaNOBEL PRIZE Bio-Bibliography on Wislawa Szymborska.mht want to see her poems in Polish? check out this link."Wisława Szymborska: Poetry and Politics" By Rigoberto GonzálezA Polish band wrote a song based on her poem "Nothing Twice," and her influence also extends to .band Closer Ocean inspired by Szymborska poemsNPR: SzymborskaList of Szymborska's poems we will be using this year Szymborska's poem about September 11th memorization / recitation assignment
Throughout the year we will be using Thomas C. Foster's How To Read Literature Like a Professor.
you need a copy of this book by Monday 10/24/11
certain chapters of How to Read Literature Like a Professor are available through this link to Google books
A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen translated by Rolf Fjelde in the collection : Henrik Ibsen’s Four Major Plays Volume 1 Signet Classics Edition Classics Edition. ISBN: 978-0-451-53022-6
Friday 10/14/11: Reading Quiz and discussion on Act OneMonday 10/17/11: Act Two Quiz and DiscussionWednesday 10/19/11: Act Three Quiz and Discussion
Interactive Oral assignment ; IO RubricReflective Statement Prompt: How was your understanding of cultural / contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral? (300-400 words) Reflection #1: due Monday 11/7/11 and Reflection #2 on Tuesday 11/8/11Online copy of play: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2542
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
copies are available from Mrs. Hamley for $5. Purchase your copy by Wednesday 11/9/11
link to rationale for this novel
RESOURCES FOR INTERACTIVE ORALS In addition to these resources listed below and in addition to using the Alabama Virtual Library, I have talked to Mrs. Camp in the media center; she has pulled some books onto a cart for you to check out and use for your research.
Graphic Novel Resources:The Post-Modern Novel; Comics in Education ; Comics in the Classroom; Graphic Novel Template; Storyboard Template
Historical Resources: Iran-Persepolis time line -- details from the novel are interspersed with a timeline of historyIran Chamber Society; Culture of Iran; -- these sites have lots of information on all sorts of historical topicsBBC Timeline
Clip from movie and questions about Historical Context
"Persepolis and Ancient Iran" ; "Persepolis"; "Virtual Reconstruction of Persepolis"Upfront Magazine "1979 Islamic Revolution" ; BBC: Shah Flees into Exile
New York Times Archives "A Million Marchers"
NPR: Iranian Revolution
BBC News in Pictures -- Iran Hostage Crisis; PBS -- Hostage Crisis Iran - Iraq War; BBC News Iran-Iraq War
Biographical Resources: general biographic information; New York Times Article "I Must Go Home to Iran Again" ; "On Writing Persepolis"; NPR Interview
Film: NPR: Interview with Satrapi upon opening of movie; "The Exile" An InterviewCinema Context for Persepolis; Animation and AdapationAt the end of the unit, we will be completing clip activity 1 and using film production notes for discussion.website about the movie -- note that the movie is on the complete novel, while we are only reading Part 1: The Story of a Childhood
World Literature Paper:
Final World Literature Paper due date: to be announced *Remember that this final paper IS your first semester exam for IB English 11