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09-12-2008, 04:42 PM
We plan to complete 3/4 of the lit. this year for the plain vanilla English credit. http://tapestryofgrace.groupee.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Since week five is a suggested week to skip the literature reading....I am wondering if my daughter needs read the other books assigned such as the readings in Poetics, Words of Delight, The Making of a Poem etc. or will she ok skipping everything assigned and simply moving on to week six. I don't want her to be totally lost.
Lisa in AZ
09-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Hi Lisa! I believe it says this in the how-to-cut section of "Teaching Rhetoric Literature" (at least I hope it does!), but let me just recap:
We suggest that when you are skipping a week, you have your student do the vocabulary cards, Poetics reading, and either the Literary Introduction or that and the Frameworks reading (depending on whether you have a Beginning or Continuing level student) for the week your are skipping. That way the student won't be lost if those concepts come up later as student activities or class review. In Week 5, for example, it is especially important that your student understand the Poetics section on imagery so that he (or she) can do the exercise on metaphor and simile in Week 7.
Your other alternative is to save the imagery from Week 5 for Week 7 and teach imagery and metaphor/simile together, which is another good option because metaphor and simile are types of imagery. You can even use the section on imagery from the Week 5 Teacher's Notes to teach it in Week 7, and then use Week 7 Teacher's Notes for the rest of that class. Finally, a last alternative is to skip everything in Week 5 except a brief discussion of imagery using that one topic from the Week 5 Teacher's Notes, just to be sure your student has the concept.
Anyway, those are just a few ideas. Words of Delight and Making of a Poem readings are not necessary for Week 5. :-)
Hope this helps! Please let me know if it doesn't!
09-15-2008, 07:07 PM
CJ..Big help...Thank you...and I must sheepishly admit that as I finished reading Teaching Rhetoric Literature yesterday (finally) I realized my question was answered in that doc. http://tapestryofgrace.groupee.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif
Thanks so much for everything! We are SO excited to do Lit this year...have to admit last year was a bit daunting and starting with Pride and Prejudice has been wonderful.
Thank you for everything you do!!
Lisa in AZ
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