Eng. IV Vocab and Study Hints

Your new vocabulary from a forthcoming Article of the Week (quiz will be on Monday, November 12th): E4 vocab list #6

A page of study hints for this Friday’s test over Middle Ages literature: MA test study hints 2012-13

Time for a field trip to Oxford!

Well, a virtual one at least.

Visiting the Bodleian Library at Oxford is one of my favorite memories of this past summer spent in the UK, so I often peek at their website for some wistful reminiscing.

And last week, a link to this special exhibition popped up. Perfect timing! Seniors who are currently studying Frankenstein with me can explore the myriad resources, including images of Mary Shelley’s handwritten manuscript of the novel (note all of the edits and revisions — no one writes it entirely right the first time!). You may also be interested in viewing and/or listening to the letters exchanged between family members, the journal entries reflecting on events we’ve discussed in class, and for the morbidly curious, perhaps even the several documents related to Harriet Shelley’s suicide.

Enjoy!

(And for the record, yes, I hope to someday take a group of students abroad over the summer.)

Hamlet Allusions

Now that you’ve studied Hamlet, you’ll notice all around you how often the play is alluded to in popular culture. To see some examples, you should visit this site. For class tomorrow you need to also read the essay “Hamlet: A Modern Perspective” by Michael Neill. If you have the Folger edition of the play, it’s in the book right after the play (p. 307-326). Otherwise, you should have picked up a photocopy after taking your Act V quiz.

Senior AR World Lit Options

Seniors (regular AND honors): Please read one of the following for either your 2/24 or 3/24 AR book. All can be found at the IHS Library Media Center and at the local branch of the CCPL. You can click on each title for more information about the individual books.

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung

The Stranger by Albert Camus

Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hossieni

Does My Head Look Big in This? byRanda Abdel-Fattah

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin