English 11 Syllabus Updates

Week Twelve Syllabus Update

If you don’t teach your children to be alone, they’ll only know how to be lonely.

                                  Sherry Turkle

Week Twelve (3.30-4.3):


We will complete a brief self-assessment on our final The Things I Carried essays. Please e-mail me your reflection about what you wrote, why you chose what you did, and why you organized it as you did. In your reflection, include what you consider to be your strongest line. Be sure to include a self-assessed grade at the end of your reflection.

When you have completed this, please view the following versions of Hamlet's "To be or not to be" soliloquy. Then post your thoughts about which one you think is best and why in the forum.

Finally, we will return to Hamlet, Act III, Scene iii and Curriculet. For your out-of-class work for this week, please comment on at least two of your classmates' "Things I Carry" essays in the forum.

Tuesday: We will continue Hamlet, both the BBC film version and the text in Curriculet.

Wednesday: We will continue Hamlet, both the BBC film version and the text in Curriculet.

Todaysmeet link: todaysmeet

Thursday: We finish our reading and preliminary viewing of Hamlet. If time allows, we will look at a documentary David Tennant, the actor playing Hamlet in the BBC version, filmed. It makes for a great review of the play and its themes. If time does not allow, we will watch the documentary upon our return from break.

hamlet anticipation guide

Enjoy your break. Remember that we have moved your next IIP reflection from 4.11 to 4.18.

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