English 12IB 2016-17

Daily makeup is located at this page.

 

The Pitch Session

The pitch should be presented in a concise, confident, dynamic style. 

See "Mad Men" ad pitch here.

Your pitch should bring forth clear and vivid ideas in the producer’s mind about the entire theatrical event. 

Every word is important as it contributes to building a complete image in the producer’s mind.  Use metaphors, similes, alliteration, allusions – any type of literary device to build the concept. 

You are speaking to an informed and intelligent audience who knows about theatre – use shortcuts where possible and save words for the creative vision. (from site linked above)

Think "three minute theatre": see video here.

The Power of Emotion
          The goal of every ...every work of art is identical: to elicit emotion.
          We go to the movies and we read books so we can feel something positive or fulfilling, something we can't feel as frequently or as intensely in our everyday lives. The storyteller's job is to create that feeling for the mass audience.
          When you're pitching your [concept], you must provide the [director] with a positive emotional experience. And you must convince them that when your concept is made...the story will create an even stronger emotional experience for the people who buy ticketss.
          In other words, your goal is to get your [director] to think, "This is a [play] I'd like to see," or... "This is a play that will make a lot of money."

More at: https://www.writersstore.com/the-8-steps-to-a-powerful-pitch/

A Summary of Pitch Presentation Tips

  1. Make sure the right people are selected to play the appropriate roles on the day.
  2. Select an expert ‘Director’ who can manage the big picture, who understands what your audience needs to see and hear and who will make sure all your team members know precisely what they are meant to do and when they are meant to do it.
  3. Rehearse properly...
  4. Sort out your supporting presentation. Make sure it is not simply your ‘script’ applied to slides – typical death by PowerPoint – but visual and engaging, so that it truly complements the performance of your team members.
  5. Don’t try to remember the entire presentation script, and don’t worry if a word is out of place. The audience need[s] the key messages, and won’t notice a minor mistake.

More at: http://www.brightcarbon.com/blog/pitch-presentation-tips-from-amateur-dramatics/

Also:

https://hbr.org/2003/09/how-to-pitch-a-brilliant-idea

 

Caesar Production Design Project

See example job descriptions on this page.

See production design videos here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Literature Written Assignment Revision Project

Step 1: Topic

Step 2: Thesis

Step 3: Idea Development

Step 4: Introduction

Step 5: Proofread

Step 6: Final Format and Print

Typing template for final submission / upload: Rename as WA_Lastname_Firstname_2017. Replace Lastname and Firstname with your last and first names. Do keep the document extension (.doc, .docx, .pdf) as applicable.

Final Checklist (electronic version, in case you are missing the printed one!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Part A/B Instructions: view here.

Poetry Part A/B Example and Template: view here.

Selected literary features for poetry here.

Selected index of literary resources for our poems here.

King Study Guide: download template here.

College essay template: download here.

College Essay

Use the template linked above for typing.

When text is complete, revise and correct your first draft to the BEST of your ability, then have at least one friend/family member/colleague peer edit, making marks/comments directly on the page. You will TURN IN this edited copy WITH the final copy.

After receiving input, make the changes you wish and finalize the essay. PRINT the final copy; attach ON TOP OF edited copy, and turn in no later than start of class Monday 10/31/16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatsby Study Guide Template can be downloaded here.

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

Independent Literature / Meaning of Life Book Report Form

Poetry Resources for Heaney located here

Typing Template for Part A poetry handout located here

 

Reading A Poem

Atlantic

Roundabout Reading

Unseen Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P2 Study Guide: Download here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poetry Seminar: Selected Works of Seamus Heaney

Part B Handout due by end of class Tuesday, 12/2/14. Half credit after 3:30 pm 12/2.

Download Part B Handout template here ("Digging" demo by Mrs. Brown / Ms. Bowen).

Selected bibliography of Heaney resources here.

Part A Handout due by end of class Thursday, 11/13/14.

Download Part A Handout template here ("Alphabets" demo by MsB).

Seminar Prep instructions here.

Writing Center 11/13/14: Prose Meaning and finish Part A handout

          Your prose meaning should be as detailed as possible, while still remaining inarguable. If you wish to suggest possible responses, try qualifiers such as "seems," "appears," or "as if." ONE PAGE handouts are due at the end of the period.

          By now you should have received a list of "selected resources" for your Heaney poem. The complete bibliography is linked here.

          Part A Presentations/ Discussions begin Monday.

          If you finish with time remaining, you may wish to look at this background information on Heaney from the Poetry Foundation.

 

Writing Center 11/12/14: finish Line by Line notes -- note on Discussion Questions

          Please note: Example discussion questions on handout demo ("Alphabets") do not reference _any_ literary features! We are still in the stage of experiencing and understanding the poem (Part A); analysis will come later.

          If you finish with time remaining, you may wish to look at this background information on Heaney from the Poetry Foundation.

 

Writing Center 11/11/14: Line by Line notes

          Use dictionary, encyclopedia, etc., to find relevant explanations for words your classmates might not know. Include definitions, historical/cultural references, allusions, etc.
          As you work, NOTICE what happens to your _own_ understanding of the poem as its "prose meaning" becomes clearer to you, so that you can guide your colleagues to the key terms they need to know and understand.
          Be sure you choose RELEVANT definitions and explanations -- and be alert for MULTIPLE meanings that may add to the effect of the text.
          Keep track of sources used, and create MLA style bibliography for them. (The single-word definitions may be collectively cited, but use parenthetical documentation for any inferences that could be arguable.)

          If you finish with time remaining, you may wish to look at this background information on Heaney from the Poetry Foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Essay Formatting:

Name
Period
Date
College Essay
____ word count (actual text, not whole document)

 

Audience (which college or scholarship)

Prompt: (from website or app)

Title (if applicable)

Essay itself typed, DOUBLE-spaced

 

At end: please tell me what particular feedback you would like -- length, word choice, focus, organization, tone, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gatsby Study Guide

Gatsby Analyses Assignment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaning of Life Project 2014

 

Online Forum: Click here to initiate and respond to discussions.

 

Choosing your work: Check the Book Signup register to see which books have already been selected. Please avoid duplications!

Choose a book you have not read before, that is not objectionable by family or community standards, and has "recognized literary merit."

Some lists of works of literature with "recognized literary merit":

       Great Books Lists

       "The Loose Canon" (Utne Reader) and "Loose Canon" Part 2

       100 Best (Modern Library)

      "Timeless Classics" for young readers (NEH)   (SCROLL DOWN and use 9-12 only)

      Nobel Prizes -- Literature

      Pulitzer Prizes use Biography/Autobiography, Drama, Fiction, General Nonfiction, Novel, or Poetry

      Classics in FHS Library

      100 First Lines

      The List:   "A Year of Reading the World"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctor Faustus Theatre Proposal

 

 

 

 

 

WikiSpaces English 12IB

World Literature Submission Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Seminar Handout

 

Works of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Encyclopedia (Stanford University)

 

IOC Practice

IOC Graded Practice Transcript and Reflection Form (click to download .doc)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday Funday 11/4/13:   

A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths (World Version)

Births/Deaths U.S.A.

 

Poetry Seminar 2013

Arp Worksheet

Poetry Seminar Evaluation / Grading

 

POEM RESEARCH

Please be judicious in your selection of resources... Do try Ebsco and JSTOR at the FHS Library page.

Heaney Resources

David Fawbert (analysis of poems in Death of A Naturalist, District and Circle, Human Chain and North)

Poets.org: Heaney

The Journal (news)

 

General Poetry Resources

General Poetry Sites

50 Places to Find Literary Criticism (not all are equally scholarly...)

Contemporary Poetry Review Magazine

 

 

Specific Poem Resources

A Constable Calls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Essay 2013

Typing template: download here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IB Exam Resources:

Doctor Faustus Chronology

The Crucible Chronology

Hamlet Chronology

Earnest Chronology (extra credit opportunity!!)

Paper 2 Character Lists

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamlet Study Guide -- Group Research Document Per. 3

Hamlet Study Guide -- Group Research Document Per. 7

 

Utah Shakespeare Festival Resources (Hamlet)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Resources (general)

Folger Library (Hamlet Study Guide) Click link on right sidebar to download full guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Literature Resources:

World Lit Submission Checklist

World Lit Revision Tools packet

World Lit Final Formatting Instructions

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil Rights Era Character Card (download .doc)

PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SOURCES **JUDICIOUSLY**

 

EBSCO Article Database (on-campus access)

Library of Congress Civil Rights Resource Guide

 

PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SOURCES **JUDICIOUSLY**

Other resources for Civil Rights Era Character project:

Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

National Park Service (Selma to Montgomery March)

Christopher Newport University Civil Rights Resources

Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia (founder's statement)

Pritchett and Citizen's Councils

Citizen's Council / Tut Patterson

Ernest Withers

Ernest Withers informant?

Civil Rights attitudes of the day

John Castles

Stokely Carmichael Black Power speech

Malcolm X "God's Judgment" speech

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English 12IB 2011-12

 

Magic Thesis Links

Erik Simpson's Five Ways of Looking At a Thesis (from Simpson himself...The "magic thesis guy"!)

Simpson's "Connections" Hypertext Site (very useful)

Erik Simpson's Five Ways of Looking At a Thesis (variation)

 

Notes from Heaney IOC Practice

 

Boland Presentation Powerpoints: click links below to download. (Contact presenters directly for files not linked here--see seminar schedule.)

Ode to Suburbia

Degas's Laundresses

The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me

Moths

In Which the Ancient History I Learn Is Not My Own

The Pomegranate

Unheroic

The Necessity for Irony

Quarantine

Embers

Code

Domestic Violence

 

 

 

Detailed Study: Poetry

Please be a critical consumer of literary criticism! Whatever sources you use--IF you use outside sources at all--you must CITE them properly.

Bowen's note...I am still looking for truly great sources on the poems in our study, especially scholarly criticism and commentary. Please let me know what you find!

Eavan Boland -- some online resources (posted by an IB student from Florida)

50 Places to Find Literary Criticism (not all are equally scholarly...)

Contemporary Poetry Review Magazine

Poets.org: Boland

Poets.org: Heaney

Heaney Biography (Gale Cengage)

Gale's Literary Index (we have SOME but not all of the the references indexed here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English 12IB 2010-11


http://meaning-of-life-beautiful.tumblr.com/

And the song is

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIbUNfg_wmM&NR=1&feature=fvwp

 

David Foster Wallace -- 2005 Commencement Speech

 

Meaning of Life / Independent Literature

Moodle -- Getting Started

     1. Use your regular school login protocol

     2. Click on blue moodle link (upper left of screen)

     3. Join the class by selecting 12IB Meaning of Life course under 'Asta Bowen

     4. Sign up to reserve your book title: go to the Book Signup database and add entry.

     5. Start reading your book. Jump in to the discussions and make your first post by MONDAY 5/16.

 

DO KEEP TRACK OF YOUR TIME and SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES on this project!

 

Choosing your work: Check the Book Signup database and "view list" to see which books have already been chosen. Please avoid duplications!

Select a book you have not read before, that is not objectionable by family or community standards, and has "recognized literary merit."

Some lists of works of literature with "recognized literary merit":

       Great Books Lists

       "The Loose Canon" (Utne Reader)

       100 Best (Modern Library)

      "Timeless Classics" for young readers (NEH)   (SCROLL DOWN and use 9-12 only)

      Nobel Prizes -- Literature

      Pulitzer Prizes use Biography/Autobiography, Drama, Fiction, General Nonfiction, Novel, or Poetry

      "The Great Books" Index

      Classics in FHS Library

      100 First Lines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genre Study: Drama

Drama Conventions Chart (download .doc)

Major Works Form (web page OR download .doc)

Othello Assignment

WL1&2 Topics In Use at FHS 2011 (as of date noted at top of document)

WL2 Checkpoints

WLTyping Template (download .doc)

WL2 Final Notes

WL Submission Form (download .doc) (refresh/reload page if wrong file comes up)

Your candidate number, needed for submission form AND WL manuscripts, was sent to you in an email under the subject IOC Schedule and Genre Confirmation on 2/4/11. It is included in the last paragraph.

Areas in green below represent the sections of the submission form to be completed by you.

WLWhatToFillIn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IOC Self-Evaluation Tool (.doc)

Bowen's IOC Essay Demo (note caveat!!)

Registration Fee Form -- 2011 Diploma Candidates

Registration Fee Form -- 2012 Diploma Candidates (Anticipated)

Registration Fee Form -- 2011 Certificate Candidates

Gatsby Chapter Study Guide Template (copy and paste questions into your own document -- Word .doc, Google Doc, etc.     
          FOR THURSDAY, complete at least one answer each for your page from Chapter 1 and bring to class.
          FOR your presentation day NEXT WEEK, complete all answers for your assigned chapter and bring in electronic form to display on projector -- or transparency on overhead. (REMINDER: Always test your tech!)      

Gatsby Study Guide PERIOD 2

Gatsby Study Guide PERIOD 4

 

 

 

 

English 12IB 2009-10

Orangutan and Hound Video

 

Paper 2 Practice Assignment (download .doc)

Paper 2 Practice Assignment (download .pdf)

Close Reading Resources

Rover Act Summary (download .doc)

Rover Study Guide (download .doc)

Skill Practice Formats (download .doc)

Hamlet IOC Practice Instructions

Thanksgiving Assignments

MilliMicroIOC Form (.doc format)

MilliMicroIOC Form (.html webpage)

Questions for Poetry Prep

Poetry Commentary (from Perrine p. 31, Bowenized)

Gatsby Exam Reflection

GG Exam: Instructions for Group and Individual Activity

GG Interp & Analysis Paper Review

Close Reading for the IOC

GG Selected Interps

Gatsby Nano-Pico IOC Demos

The Analytical Paragraph -- Grimes

Literary Analysis Process (Last Chance How-To Dance)

Literary Features Website
from Professor Kip Wheeler, Carson-Newman College

How to write literary analysis for fiction CAVEAT on #3! Bowen thinks you should choose a topic with sufficient evidence, but NOT too much! Too much evidence 1) will take forever to evaluate, 2) will require a proportionately long paper to analyze, and 3) may indicate an analysis that is too general or too loosely focused.

Passage of Choice Preparation

SAT Test Dates

ACT Test Dates

Summer Reading Assignment

Gatsby Demo

 

 

 

 

 

English 12IB 2008-09

English 12IB Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaning of Life Project + Presentations

 

Paper 2 Jeopardy Review Game

 

Paper 1 Intro + Interp

Paper 2 Pointers (disclaimer: use at own discretion!)

Jeopardy Question Input Form

Conduct of IB Examinations -- VERY important for everyone taking the IB exams!

Selected Criticism for Paper 2 Preparation

Note that ALL uses in Paper 2--direct or indirect--of ideas not originally your own MUST be CITED in your IB exam. Failure to do so is academic malpractice and may nullify your IB credential.

Othello articles from InfoTrac (need password--not your ID number--to access from off-campus)

          Ancona, Francesco Aristide. "'Honest' Iago and the evil nature of words." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology 26.1-2 (March 2005): 44(22). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A135246188

          Macaulay, Marcia. "When chaos is come again: narrative and narrative analysis in Othello." Style 39.3 (Fall 2005): 259(19). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A150966542

          Holmer, Joan Ozark. "Desdemona, woman warrior: 'O, these men, these men!' (4.3.59)." Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 17 (Annual 2005): 132(33). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A129814203

 

Dr. Faustus articles from InfoTrac (need password--not your ID number--to access from off-campus)

         Wall-Randell, Sarah. "Doctor Faustus and the printers devil.(Critical essay)." Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 48.2 (Spring 2008): 259(24). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A180329328

         Sullivan, Ceri. "Faustus and the apple." The Review of English Studies 47.n185 (Feb 1996): 47(4). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A18164076

          Keeble, N. H.. "Doctor Faustus." DISCovering Authors. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:EJ2101205642

          "Doctor Faustus." Masterpieces of World Literature (Edition 1989): 199(4). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 15 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A16674181

 

Cherry Orchard articles (need password--not your ID number--to access InfoTrac from off-campus)

          Bryden, Ronald. "The Snark and the Orchard: A Polemical Afterword(1).(The Cherry Orchard)." Modern Drama 43.2 (Summer 2000): 300. General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A78679071

          Sandall, Roger. "Chekhov's tears.(Literature)(Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard)." Quadrant 51.10 (Oct 2007): 68(4). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A169822740

          Sinel, Allen. The Clash of Economic Values. University of British Columbia Theatre. http://www.theatre.ubc.ca/cherry_orchard/subject_chekhov_clash_economic.htm Accessed 18 April 2009.

 

The Crucible articles (need password--not your ID number--to access InfoTrac from off-campus)

          Calhoun, John. "The Crucible." TCI 31.n1 (Jan 1997): 22(4). General OneFile. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:A19029218

          Overland, Orm. "The Action and Its Significance: Arthur Millers Struggle with Dramatic Form." DISCovering Authors. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:EJ2101205898

          Bonnet, Jean-Marie. "Society vs. The Individual in Arthur Millers The Crucible." DISCovering Authors. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:EJ2101205899

          Hayes, Richard. "A review of The Crucible." DISCovering Authors. Online ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Discovering Collection. Gale. Flathead High School. 18 Apr. 2009
Gale Document Number:EJ2101205895


 

 

Faust/Cherry Orchard Exam Followup Assignment

Major Works Table (web)
Major Works Table (.doc download)

 

Common English Errors (Paul Brians, WSU)

Diction Analysis

 

WL2 Checkpoints

 

Rhetorical Figures in Sound

Even more rhetorical figures! (for the bold and adventurous)

Syntax

King: Nonviolence and Racial Justice

Civil Rights Timeline

Dexter Avenue Baptist Church

Rhetorical Terms

     Logos, Ethos, Pathos

Demo of partial compo entry (analyzing ethos): (see Compo grid for daily A/B/C/D assignments)

text feature/s discussion

"We are out to defeat injustice and not white persons who may happen to be injust."

ethos

repetition

parallel syntax

verb: optative mood

first person plural

 

This sentence may increase the comfort level of white audience members--and thereby, for them, enhance the speaker's ethos--as follows. The syntax of this sentence parallels "injustice" and "white people" as objects of the verb "defeat." While it might have been inflammatory and self-defeating in 1957 for a black speaker to discuss "defeat[ing]...white people," with this sentence King makes clear that that is not his goal. He establishes, instead, a goal that can be shared by Americans of any color--that of defeating injustice. Further, he eases the burden of responsibility on white Americans. Rather than blaming them directly for racist attitudes, he treads delicately with the softest possible verbs. The white persons "may" (optative verb) "happen" (not something they chose--perhaps a function of history or society) "to be injust."

This refusal to accuse is congruent with King's philosophy of nonviolence. This sentence is itself an example of verbal nonviolence, combining a fierce beginning of the sentence that states the unequivocal goal of the civil rights movement ("We are out to defeeat injustice") with the ultimate refusal to blame. King's use of the first person plural ("we") supports this unifying, idealistic vision.

 

 

Summer Reading Assignment

     Nordquist Site

     Subordination and Coordination 1

     Subordination and Coordination 2

    AP Language & Comp Exam (Read pp.18-34 for prose analysis examples)
                     Once you have downloaded the .pdf, navigate through the following sections:
                                          SELECT: English Language and Composition (NOT English Lit & Comp)
                                          Under that, SELECT: The Exam
                                          Under that, SELECT: Sample Multiple-Choice Questions

 

 

 

Igbo Soundbites

      Achebe Reading Okigbo poem High quality / fast connection

      Achebe Reading Okigbo poem Low quality / slow connection

      WorldLanguage.com

      Bible excerpt (loads slowly)

      UCLA Phonetics (loads slowly)

College

Crit - Crit

 

Poetry Exam Prep (Partial Thinking Notes and Invitations)

 

Bowen insert for Perrine Poetry Process

Poetry Unit -- Detailed Study -- Fall 2008

Poetry for Left-Brainers

 

Characterization

Tone and Mood

GGChronology

Structure

Diction

 

Paper 2 Practice:

     P2 Study Guide

     P2 Study Guide (.doc download)

     P2 Reminders

 

Paper 1 Practice:

     POETRY

      Academy of American Poets (Poets.org)
          Note Poem-A-Day and Archive

     Poetry Foundation
          Note Literary Links (see Literary Magazines for some short stories)

     Favorite Poem Project

     PROSE

     College and University Literary Magazines

     Top 10 Literary Magazines (About.com)

     Also see other online literary magazines...look for "literary fiction"

 

Paper 2 Essay

 

Socratic Seminar

 

History of Theatre

       Central Washington University

       University of Washington

 

Reviews of the Richard Burton Dr. Faustus


World Lit Tips

 

IOC Tips

 

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"East Egg" Long Island

GG Detailed Study Form (download MSWord.doc)

 

External assessment

      Practice schedule for exams

      IB Certificate candidates will sit for Paper 1 and Paper 2 in May, 2008.

     AP Literature Essay Questions 1970-2006

     AP Reader Suggestions (Good for IB too!!)

 

Compo Review Assignment

Hamlet Assignments

Hamlet Complete e-Text

Hamlet e-Text by Scene

Hamlet Inventory