Drama Time

Prezi on NCFE--English Language Arts

12. A 15. D
13. A 16. B
14. C

Description Pieces:

"Words Left Unspoken", Leah Cohen [for Monday, 11.28]
*do questions 1-3 under "Purpose and Audience" as well as questions 1-5 under "Style and Structure"

"A Worn Path", Eudora Welty [for Tuesday, 11.29, along with vocab 6]
*do circled questions on handout

"Ground Zero", Suzanne Berne [for Wednesday, 11.30]
*What does Berne mean when she says that as her eyes adjust to what she is seeing, "'nothing' becomes something much more potent, which is absence"?
*According to Berne, how were the television pictures of ground zero different from the actual experience of seeing it?
*In paragraph 3, Berne says that ground zero at first looks like "nothing"; in paragraph 4, she says it looks like a construction site. Then, in paragraph 7, she describes ground zero as "a great bowl of light." And finally, in her conclusion, she refers to it as a pit. Why do you think Berne describes ground zero in so many different ways?
*What organizational scheme does Berne use? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this scheme?
*Berne leaves a space between paragraphs 17 and 18. In what way does the space (as well as paragraph 17) reinforce a shift in the focus of her essay?
*Does Berne state or imply her thesis? Why do you think she makes the decision she does? State Berne's thesis in your own words.

Emerson and Thoreau Readings:

Emerson, "Nature", excerpted

Emerson's "Self-Reliance", excerpted

Thoreau's Walden (excerpted)

at minimum, select 2-3 quotes from each excerpt that you particularly like, spoke truth, or baffled/confounded you

Crucible Review

The Ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.
The Ensemble in PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller.

READING for Tuesday, 9.27 class: annotate lightly, keeping in mind possible discussion questions/pertinent points.

Great intro via Shmoop on The Great Gatsby. A nice complement to the Fitzgerald bio and why we still read this quintessential American novel.


GG_study guide questions, ch. 2-9

"Winter Dreams", F. Scott Fitzgerald