In this unit, we are reading a variety of short stories. While you are doing independent reading and collaborating with classmates to initiate and sustain discussions about these texts, as a class we are looking into several literary theories that allow us to analyze these stories through different lenses.
Task: Write a four – five paragraph essay that analyzes ONE of your group’s short stories through the lens of ONE of the theories we are studying this month.
Choose ONE of each:
___title of short story from your packet___ Gender Theory ___title of short story from your packet___ Psychoanalytical Theory
___title of short story from your packet___ Socio-economic (Marxist) Theory
New Historical Theory
Thesis Development & drafting workshop 5/20 (A, B, D, E blocks) & 5/19 for G block
ROUGH DRAFT DUE Monday 5/23 (ALL BLOCKS!!)
Revision & Conferencing Week of Tuesday 5/31
Final Draft DUE + 10/10 ON TIME GRADE Monday 6/6
FINAL DRAFT MUST BE SUBMITTED no later than… Friday 6/10 (FINAL EXAM DAY)
Click HERE to see the rubric for this writing assignment.
B block, remember:
Cover sheet =
3 great observations that OTHERS in your group made, your own 2 most interesting observations, and 1 statement explaining the consensus decision your group came to about which of the film versions of Macbeth was most effective
1 TE/EA structure paragraph that focuses on any one of the film versions, making and supporting a claim about that version with evidence from your viewing notes
--> This completed cover sheet must be submitted by tomorrow, May 4, along with your film viewing notes. These are each large classwork grades reflecting the work we were doing in the two weeks before Spring Break.