Important Due Dates:
- Thur. 12/11 – Rough Draft Due of Comparison/Contrast Paper
- Tues. 12/16 – Final Semester Comparison/Contrast Paper Due
- Fri. 12/19 – Semester Comparison/Contrast Presentation for final exam
- How to Write a Literary Essay (You received this about two months ago)
- Semester Book Paper Overview (You received this about two weeks ago)
- Comparison/Contrast Overview (new handout)
Discussion of final paper
Read 240-241 to yourselves (Washington Irving brief biography); take notes on the following literary terms: third person omniscient, characterization, indirect and direct characterization.
HW: Work on paper
Handouts: Rubric for written paper
-Read pages 242-247 of “The Devil and Tom Walker” in your textbook
-Take post-it annotations (analytical only, not summary) on: character observations; plot development observations; difficult vocabulary words that you look up and define (the ones defined already in the book DON’T count!).
-Rest of the period: work on your paper.
HW – Work on paper
-Finish “The Devil and Tom Walker” pages 247-248; finish taking post-it annotations as detailed above.
-Work on Paper
HW: Finish rough draft. To get a 100% and to earn a peer partner to evaluate your writing, you must have the following completed: 3 ½ pages (minimum) double-spaced, typed in MLA format, 2-3 short quotations in MLA style embedded into your essay. Each book title italicized OR underlined. Intro/Conclusion paragraphs: 3-5 sentences with an UNDERLINED or highlighted thesis, and body paragraphs are 5-8 sentences. If you don’t have all this, you will receive a quiz grade that is reflective of the work you did and will not have a peer partner (which you are getting a grade for working on his/her paper as well today).
Comparison/Contrast Peer Editing day
Handout: Peer Editing/Revising Checklist
Handout: Rubric for final exam presentation
-Quiz on “The Devil and Tom Walker”
-Fireside/Campfire Poetry in textbook