Students will be required to keep a dialectic journal in which they reflect upon and analyze the daily reading assignments. For most reading assignments, students should have 3 – 5 quotes per chapter; some responses will be rather lengthy while others may not be. When I grade these, I will be looking for in-depth discussion and consideration of the text’s meaning, relation to other texts, use of literary technique, etc.
These journals will be irreplaceable when writing literary analysis essays and when completing the final project for the semester. Please be sure to keep up with these journals daily. These journals should be kept in a single-subject spiral notebook and kept in the literature section of your binder.
Final Project Information
As we wrap up our studies this semester, you will work on a motif project in which you will trace an idea, image, theme, etc., through the texts we've studied. For detailed information on this assignment and for the grading rubric, download the files below.