Friday, February 15, 2013

February 15*

JOURNAL TOPIC: ["King Without a Crown" & "One Day" by Matisyahu]

We adopt sayings like, "You can't tell a book by its cover" because they contain a lot of wisdom in a few short syllables.  Unfortunately, they don't always turn out to be true-- for example, a watched pot does actually boil if you watch it long enough.  Describe a pearl of wisdom that has held true in your life, and describe something that turned out to be incomplete or false.

1. Journal
2. F. 451 presentations
3. Last poetry assignment for now

1. In a post to your blog entitled IN MILDRED'S PARLOR, stage the scene in which Montag reads the poem "Dover Beach" to Mildred's friends-- except, recite the poem you chose from memory.
2. Invite colleagues to view and comment to your post.  In order for it to count, at least five people (three from the course) must comment and answer these two questions: (a) What was the meaning of the poem? and (b) Why did the meaning of the poem make it a good choice for this scene/book?
4. Catch up on anything you're missing (I CAN READ!) and/or get ahead (mess with a senior, pick up another literature analysis book for extra credit)
5. In a post entitled I AM HERE please explain your progress in this course during the first grading period.  Have you made progress toward your SMART goal?  Have you begun thinking/working on your senior project, big question, collaborative working group, or other endeavor/venture that shows how you're putting this course to work for you?  Document and explain your performance.
6. Recharge your batteries


  1. is the harlem shake thing still going to happen?

  2. ah! im so excited to get the new vocab, i know exactly how im going to remix them now, and all the new ones to come

  3. The Mildred's Parlor post, does that have to be a video??