Week 2: Frankenstein Letters 1-4 and Chapters 1-4

Week 2: Frankenstein Letters 1-4 and Chapters 1-4 “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge After our unexpected break week before last, we kicked off our second class by discussing and analyzing the very strange, but very important poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. “The Rime of …

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Weeks #5-#6: Frankenstein Chapters 17-24

Weeks 5 and 6: Frankenstein, chapters 17-24 We are finished with Frankenstein…boo! One of my favorite book studies to date. Next week we move on to George Orwell’s classic dystopian tale…Animal Farm. What happens when a bunch of pigs launch a rebellion? Hmm…gee, I wouldn’t know…. William Wordsworth’s “Tintern Abbey” In Week #5 we read …

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Week #1: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Poets of the Romantic Period

Welcome Back! Our first live class got off to a great start! It’s always fun to “see” everyone again after the summer break. Please remember to have a headset for next week so we can turn on the audio for about 10 minutes to discuss our novel. Also, BEFORE CLASS (not during), please test your …

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Welcome to Interpreting Western Literature!

Greetings Literature Families! Welcome to The Writer’s Community—a place for parents (and students) to read re-caps of our live classes and some of the things we’ll be working on during our time together. Students will find their Course Schedule and Syllabus on WizIQ, but since parents don’t (typically) have ready access to WizIQ, I’ll make …

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Interpreting Literature: Session V To Kill a Mockingbird 2015-05-14

Student Sequels Pre-order from Amazon! We picked up where we left off last week with a discussion of the many different symbols found within To Kill a Mockingbird. Students have been working on an essay regarding the most obvious symbol of the mockingbird, but there are several others that are less obvious. After understanding these additional …

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Interpreting Literature: Session V To Kill a Mockingbird 2015-05-07

Analysis Chapters 17-24 Our discussion of last week’s reading led us into an examination of three of the trial witnesses…their testimonies and their demeanor on the stand and a discussion of the events in this section. We finish the reading this week!  I then pulled up a map of Maycomb, Alabama. Bearing in mind that …

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Interpreting Literature: Session V To Kill a Mockingbird 2015-04-30

Analysis Chapters 9-16 This week’s focus was on courage and conflict (both internal and external). We talked about how the different characters are showing courage in ways that are unique to their current situations. Atticus showed courage when he had to shoot the mad dog, and must continue to be courageous in defending Tom Robinson. …

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Interpreting Literature: Session V To Kill a Mockingbird 2015-04-23

Analysis Chapters 1-8 After our journaling prompt, and a quick review of the background reading from the Glencoe Guide, we dove right into character analyses of the main characters that we’ve met so far and talked about chapters 1-8. Please stay on track with the reading (we need to read about eight chapters per week) …

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