“WHEN the dust finally settles and the blood flow is staunched, maps are produced and lines drawn that are viewed as sacred and eternal. Then, the alarm spreads as the movement of people continues. All the while, the plants and animals and the people struggle to persist as the fangs of civilization chew them up.”
~ Charles Bowden, Trinity
LETTER TO INSTRUCTOR model
READER RESPONSE NOTEBOOK ITEMS:
Reading, Highlightning, Annotating Example
: Here is a sample of a properly Read, Highlighted, Annotated page of assigned reading. Students must complete at least two annotations per column of text ON EVERY SINGLE PAGE to receive their points. Note the use of the four characters the student has created in their READING KEY in the upper right hand corner. All students must read, highlight, and annotate in order to increase their critical reading skills (this helps with SAT performance, future job tasks, etc).
WHAT AN RRN SHOULD LOOK LIKE : Here is a sample of two well-phrased “Column B” entries from an excellent student’s RRN. You’ll notice a clear arguable point and detailed attention to the text to support that argument. Do this.
RRN Rubric – STRUCTURE
MLA FORMATTING FOR WORKS CITED
11 HONORS Notebook Table of Contents
The Crucible RRN Writing Prompts
NATIVE AMERICA and THE FIRST CONTACT
BOWDEN – TRINITY EXCERPT
Buffalo Soldier lyrics
Iroquois’ The World on the Turtle’s Back
Silko’s “A Man To Send Rainclouds”
Charles Bowden’s National Geographic article
Cabeza de Vaca’s La Relacion
Ouloudah Equiano’s Narrative
Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation
Bill Bryson’s Made in America: Mayflower
COLONIAL – ENLIGHTENMENT
Bill Bryson’s Made in America: Democratic Phrenzy
Jefferson’s The Declaration of Independence
Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention
Paine’s The Crisis
Paine’s Common Sense
Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Irving’s The Devil and Tom Walker
Poe’s The Raven
Poe’s The Philosophy of Composition
Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher
Scarlet Letter Bookmarks
Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown
Stephen King’s The Man in the Black Suit
Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience
On Civil Disobedience by Ghandi
The Philosopher King
A Modern Walden – Living in a Van Down by Duke
CIVIL WAR-ERA ~ NATURALISM
A Plea for Captain John Brown
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Douglass’s Narrative of a Life of a Slave
Bierce’s Coupe de Grace
Bierce’s An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary
– Bierce’s classic work of American cynicism and unflagging verbal ferocity. Consult this resource for the journaling assignment for extra credit that will be mentioned in class.
Crane’s The Open Boat
FOR HUCKLEBERRY FINN:
HUCK FINN STUDY QUESTIONS
Here is the link to Edward Kemble’s original 174 illustrations for the book
Mark Twain’s The War Prayer
THE GRAPES OF WRATH – STUDY QUESTIONS
Follow this link during your reading of Chapter 5-6:
Follow the above link to the website.
– Observe the photographs.
– There are six oral histories in Quicktime format. Listen to one, and then to another excerpt (Example: “Flour Sack Clothing”) and complete a half-page RRN reaction for them.
– Listen to a second oral history and then another excerpt.
– You will have a total of 2 half-page RRN entry reactions completed.
Tom Joad’s Reply to Francisco d’Aconia
– After reading Francisco’s monologue, write a half-page response in the persona of Tom Joad in your RRN. Would Joad agree with d’Aconia? On what points? On what points might they disagree?
LORD BYRON POEMS
EMILY DICKINSON POEMS
WALT WHITMAN POEMS
ROBERT FROST POEMS