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Self-Reflection on learning literature

Prepare a last post in your blog with your reflections on your own learning.

Here some questions to guide you. (you do not need to answer all the questions, just use them to guide your thinking)

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  1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall year? Are they mostly positive or negative?
  2. If positive, what comes to mind specifically? Negative?
  3. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on Literature? About the subject? About myself? About others?
  4. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
  5. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
  6. What is the most important thing I learned personally? What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
  7. How well did I and my school mates communicate overall?
  8. What were some things my school mates did that helped me to learn or overcome obstacles?
  9. Were my objectives and goals mostly met, and how much did I deviate from them if any?
  10. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
  11. What would I do differently if I were to approach this subject again?
  12. Could I teach what I have learnt to someone else easily? Why or why not?
  13. What could I do differently from a personal standpoint the next time I work with the same group or a different one?
  14. What’s the one thing about myself above all others I would like to work to improve?
  15. How will I use what I’ve learned in the future?
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Rubric for your final paper

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The 9-10 Paper

  • Thesis presents a strong assertion or claim, is tightly focused
  • All quotations or examples clearly demonstrate and support the claim of the paper
  • Essay displays insightful understanding and analysis of the book
  • Essay is solidly developed
  • Quotations or examples are contextualized, explained, or woven smoothly into the discussion
  • Exhibits strong diction and skillful use of language
  • Uses citation format correctly
  • Few, if any errors in literary conventions

The 7-8 Paper

  • Thesis is clear, though not a strong assertion or claim
  • Good quotations or examples, but less than complete analysis of or comment on the quotations
  • Essay shows understanding of the book, but lacks depth of analysis
  • Occasional generalizations and vague word choice (e.g. interesting, important)
  • Generally follows literary conventions (e.g. present tense verbs, underlines or italicizes book titles, correct quotation citation information)

The 6 Paper

  • Thesis is more of a fact or announcement, doesn’t make a claim or provable point
  • Paper lacks a title other than the title of the book or work
  • Focus of the paper is unclear
  • Paper includes more summary than analysis
  • Generalizes about readers or topics outside the scope of the book
  • Lacks command of the language (problems with word choice, sentence structure, grammar)
  • Numerous errors in literary conventions
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Self-Reflection on learning!!

Prepare a last post in your blog with your reflections on your own learning.

Here some questions to guide you. (you do not need to answer all the questions, just use them to guide your thinking)

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  1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall year? Are they mostly positive or negative?
  2. If positive, what comes to mind specifically? Negative?
  3. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on Language and Literature? About the subject? About myself? About others?
  4. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
  5. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
  6. What is the most important thing I learned personally?
  7. What most got in the way of my progress, if anything?
  8. How well did I and my school mates communicate overall?
  9. When did my collaborative communications fall short of the group’s expectations, if ever?
  10. What were some things my school mates did that helped me to learn or overcome obstacles?
  11. How did I help others during this process? How do I feel I may have hindered others?
  12. Were my objectives and goals mostly met, and how much did I deviate from them if any?
  13. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
  14. What would I do differently if I were to approach this subject again?
  15. What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
  16. Could I teach what I have learnt to someone else easily? Why or why not?
  17. What could I do differently from a personal standpoint the next time I work with the same group or a different one?
  18. What’s the one thing about myself above all others I would like to work to improve?
  19. How can I better support and encourage my school mates in the future?
  20. How will I use what I’ve learned in the future?
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Bob Dylan: Literature Nobel Prize

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Bob Dylan is a great songwriter and has been awarded with the Literature Nobel Prize.

Here 15 love songs

Choose one you like, analyse it and make a comment in your blog!

 

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Ali Smith “Elsewhere”

Ali Smith was born in Inverness in 1962 and lives in Cambridge.

Her books have won and been shortlisted for many awards.  Her recent publications include How To Be Both (2014), winner of the Goldsmiths and Baileys Prize and the Costa Book Award for Best Novel; a collection of short stories, Public Library (2015), and the novels Autumn (2016) and Winter (2017), the first two novels in a “seasonal quartet”. Like Smith’s earlier novels Hotel World (2001), The Accidental (2005) and How to Be BothAutumn was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

Ali Smith possesses the perfect characteristics of the short story writer: rigorous self-discipline in the planning process, an eagle eye for condensing detail, a capacity for using the personal and individual to suggest universal truths and a skill for hinting at a wider world beyond the story.

Her triumph in the women’s fiction prize confirmed her as one of our pre-eminent writers. And, she says, the award shares her own preoccupation – how to assert a complex female identity in a world that tells women to be simple.

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TASK 1

Let´s read the following article together.

The Art of Being Elsewhere

How ironic is the fact that she has included the following poem in her writing?

If—by RUDYARD KIPLING

If you can keep your head when all about you

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

TASK 2

Let´s discuss!

In pairs, choose another article from the festival to read and talk to the class.

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/look-and-listen/writing/elsewhere

 

 

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Romeo and Juliet

Act 1. Scene 3

After analysing this scene, let´s focus on:

-Description of the Nurse (quote)

-Describe lady Capulet and her admiration for Paris

-Describe Juliet. How do we know she is young and vulnerable? Explain her last words.

Act 1. Scene 4

Watch this video and find quotations in the play to match this video

Let´s read and listen

Act 1 scene 4

-Highlight lines 106-111. Why does Romeo feel uneasy about going to the party?
What dream-like premonition has he had?

-Write a short paragraph about “dreams”. Quote!!

Take the quiz and chec understanding

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Eveline by James Joyce

Eveline

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Choose 10 questions to answer (pair work)

  1. Describe Eveline’s home life.
  2. How does she expect her new life to be different?
  3. Is Buenos Aires a symbol?
  4. List specific references to dust. What is the significance of the dust image?
  5. What is Eveline’s father like? Compare him to Mansfield’s late colonel or to O’Casey’s Capt. Boyle.
  6. What was her mother like? What happened to her? Does Eveline identify with her mother in any way?
  7. What do you think her mother meant by her repeating “the end of pleasure is pain”?
  8. What does her father mean when he tells her, “I know these sailor chaps”? What possible reasons would he have for trying to break up her romance with Frank?
  9. What type of person is Frank? What does she actually know about him?
  10. Has Eveline romanticized Frank in any way? Is her father’s objection of him perhaps justified?
  11. What is Eveline’s duty to her father? What promise did she make to her dying mother?
  12. What is her duty to herself? Does she really believe she has “a right to happiness”? Why or why not?
  13. How does Eveline feel about leaving her brother, Harry?
  14. In what ways is Eveline “like a helpless animal”? What is she afraid of?
  15. Why do you think her eyes give Frank “no sign of love or farewell or recognition”?
  16. Do you think Eveline made the right decision? Why or why not?

Writing: compare and contrast the protagonist of the story and the protagonist of the movie: “Brooklyn”

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Lover´s Infiniteness

John Donne was born in 1572 and died in 1631. He was an English poet and Cleric. John Donne is considered to be one of the main representatives of the metaphysical poets. His poems are known for their vibrant language, powerful images, abrupt openings and paradoxes. Donne’s poetry introduced a more personal tone in the poems and a particular poetic metre, which resembles natural speech. Moreover, John Donne is considered to be the genius of metaphysical conceits and extended metaphors, as his poems combine two concepts into one by using imagery. Apart from poems, Donne also wrote translations, epigrams, elegies, satires, among others.

Here an essay that is very clear

https://studymoose.com/how-has-john-donne-treated-the-theme-of-love-in-his-poem-lovers-infiniteness-essay

 

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