Monday, September 19, 2011

September 19

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "The Homecoming Queen's Got A Gun" by Julie Brown; "Delicious" by Jim Backus & Friend]
Texts-- in all media-- are often read differently by different readers. What is funny to one person can be offensive to another. One reader "gets the message" while another wonders, "What's the point?" How does the author of your literature analysis book use techniques such as figurative language, parody, satire, and allusion to encourage the reader to interpret the text? Is this more effective than coming right out and telling the reader everything s/he needs to know? Explain your answer.

1. Journal/check HW
2. Prepare for Tuesday's multiple choice exam and Wednesday's essay exam
3. Vocabulary

1. Create a literature analysis blog (instructions here)
2. Vocabulary
3. Study reading notes


  1. Dr. Preston, if this is going to be a lengthy assignment I am afraid I will not be able to complete it because you have not posted the instructions early enough. I told you earlier today that I have practice in Santa Barbara and I will not be home till late tonight. For future assignments could you have them posted before you assign them to us so we have the time to complete them to your standards. You expect your students to be prepared for your class, so in return I expect you to be prepared for the assignments you give us; I think that is only fair.

    Katie Enstad Per. 2

  2. Was there supposed to be a link where it says "instructions here"? I wasn't in class today, so I don't know if you discussed making the blog at all during the period.

    Kari Griego
    period 4

  3. Kari, Dr Preston should be posting a link there eventually...
    Jessica C 4per

  4. The focus tonight is on your preparation for tomorrow's multiple choice exam on The Canterbury Tales. Katie, I happen to agree with you. And I think you should check your email before posting comments; I sent you one at 2:27.