Ms. Hargraves’ English 12 Honors Class

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Thursday, January 31 January 31, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 12:31 pm

We shared our modern prologues–these were fabulous!  I really enjoyed all of them.

We also did an oral reading and discussion of The Pardoner’s Tale.  

Tomorrow I will give a test on The Canterbury Tales Prologue and The Pardoner’s Tale.  I will also check notebooks and look at your note cards.

Next week will be devoted to finishing the research paper.    


Wednesday, January 30 January 30, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 12:23 pm

In groups, students continued writing their modern-day prologues.  They also completed some fun Canterbury Tales activities (pilgrim houses riddle, seven deadly sins, name that pilgrim, etc.)

We are running a little behind, but we will definitely share our prologues in class tomorrow.  We will also do an oral reading of The Pardoner’s Tale.  The test has been moved to Friday.  I will also be checking your note cards on Friday. 


Tuesday, February 29 January 29, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 12:29 pm

We finished the pilgrim presentations today (with the exception of the Skipper and the Pardoner–the students who covered these characters were absent).  In pairs, students looked at selected discussion questions following The Prologue and presented their answers to the rest of the class.  We began an assignment in pairs at the end of class; we’ll continue working on the assignment tomorrow.

The assignment is to create a modern day prologue similar to Chaucer’s.  Students will create at least five “character types” found in modern society and describe each character’s personality, actions, appearance, and so on.  Students should attempt to use iambic pentameter and rhyming couplets. 

A test on The Prologue and The Pardoner’s Tale will be given on Thursday.   


Monday, January 28

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 12:25 pm

Today students presented their paperbag puppets and summaries based on the pilgrims in The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales.  Two new discussion questions for this week have been posted for this week.  Twenty-five note cards are due on Friday, February 1.   


Discussion Question 1: January 28-February 3 January 27, 2008

Filed under: Discussion Question — hargraves @ 8:38 pm

Which Canterbury Tales pilgrims were the most interesting to you?  (Choose at least two pilgrims.)  Why?  Explain. 

One comment on this discussion question is due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 3. 


Discussion Question 2: January 28-February 3

Filed under: Discussion Question — hargraves @ 8:33 pm

How is your Senior Project coming along?  What is your “final” research question?

One comment on this discussion question is due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 3. 


Friday, January 25

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 8:31 pm

We spent our class time in the library, working on note cards.  Twenty-five note cards are due by next Friday, February 1.  The following week will be devoted exclusively to the organization and drafting of the research paper. 

We’ll be sharing our Canterbury Tales pilgims on Monday, January 28.  Progress reports will also go home, and these should be signed by parents and returned to me on Tuesday.