JOURNAL TOPIC: (today's tunes: "Expectations" by Belle & Sebastian; "Tales of Brave Ulysses" by Cream; "Tale of Sir Robin" by Monty Python)
Re: the Dickens novel you chose, why the title? Why Tale of Two Cities instead of Story, Saga, Account, Narrative, (etc.) of Two Cities? What's so Great about Expectations? (And, for the period 4 winners, what is a Catch-22 and why do you think the phrase has become so widely used, mostly by people who haven't even read the book?)
2. Use today's class period to reconnect with your literature group and refresh your memories. Start with the journal topic and move through the basics of theme, tone, characterization, and plot. Then move on to the lit terms/techniques and test the first three lists against the text. Once you've identified a few, ask yourselves: Does the author favor/repeat a particular technique? Does the technique enhance or reinforce an element of the overall theme, tone, characterization, or plot? Please take notes, we will begin Thursday's conversation with your information and questions.
1. Work on lit terms list 3 (post by COB Friday, 1/24)
2. Work on lit analysis 1 (post by COB Friday, 1/31)