Friday, January 30, 2009


B-day: complete the Shakespeare

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Journals due tomorrow. Bring electronic copies of your WLA 1 to class with you. We will work with them in class on the laptops.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Bring in electronic copy of your world lit paper. We will have computers available for guided revisions.

Also, bring your completed Metamorphosis double-entry journals and the books you have finished using -- That means the two you have written about in WLA 1.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Still be ready for reading check!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Bring your bad selves in here ready to work.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Enjoy your weekend, but remember your journal and handout assignments. Be ready for a reading check on the novella as well -- the whole thing!

Monday, January 12, 2009


A and B days: Bring in your surveys about Mr. Henthorn's Declaration of Independence project.

Due next time you come to class AFTER Tuesday: Compose a journal entry on one of the following - or think of your own approach:

Chapter 1

1. Re-imagine the first two pages of The Metamorphosis: create a new beginning for the novel in which the facts remain the same but Gregor's reactions and thoughts differ. Use a style of your own choosing.
2. How would life change for you if you were to undergo a total physical transformation? Describe a day in your life in your new form.
3. In what ways do you see the perception of others influencing you? Have the pressures of school and work and family shaped you in ways that you do not necessarily like?
4. Are the expectations of your parents (and of others in your life) fair to you? Explain with some detail.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


B-day, simply see "Tuesday" posts for your assignments. Your double-entry journal is due Friday and your revised paper is due Tuesday. Also, finish reading the book.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Here is a link to a .pdf version of The Metamorphosis. If you use this text, you should document it properly so we know what version and translation you are using.


Revise your papers for Monday(A)/Tuesday (B). This paper is your exam.

Read, for A-Thursday, the first chapter of The Metamorphosis. In a double-entry journal, log five extracts from the text -- with their page numbers -- on the left and annotations and reasons for your selections on the right. Have at least five entries from the first chapter.