12th Grade Journals
- JOURNAL #1 Poetry (Neruda
- JOURNAL #2 Poetry (Neruda) (DAY TWO)
- JOURNAL #3 Carlos
- JOURNAL #4 EE Cumings
- JOURNAL #5 DESCRIBING PERSONA If You Forget Me (DESCRIBE PERSONA OF THIS POEM)
- JOURNAL #6 Langston Hughes poem, “Weary Blues”
- JOURNAL #7: After reading the articles and watching the videos, write a summary of the arts and culture of the era. What are the roaring 20s known for?
- JOURNAL #8 Mother to Son by Langston Hughes
- JOURNAL #9 Close Reading: POV
- JOURNAL #1 “Dream Deferred”
- JOURNAL #2: Chapter Two begins with the “valley of ashes” and the “eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg.” What do they symbolize? In other words, how do we see criticism of the “valley of ashes” with the “eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg”? What do they reveal about the landscape? Keeping in mind the historical and cultural contexts of the novel and the rise of industrialization, what might the valley symbolize? Why might Fitzgerald want to underscore an important theme, such as the pursuit of wealth, so early in the story?
- JOURNAL #3 ”I, too, Sing America”
- JOURNAL #4: In chapters three and four, what is Nick’s impression of Gatsby? Consider when he first meets him in Chapter III: “It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in your life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey” (48). Also, consider when he drives with Gatsby to New York for lunch. How does Nick have a conflicted view of Gatsby? See pages 64-66.
- JOURNAL #3 Recurring Motif of Heat IN GREAT GATSBY
- JOURNAL #4 How does the weather in chapter five correlate to the emotions and conflicts of the characters in this chapter? How does the weather change in this chapter from the start of the chapter to the end of the chapter and what does that signify? Look at pages 89-96.
- JOURNAL #5: The author crafts a plot structure to create expectations, increase suspense, and develop characters. The pacing of events can make a novel either predictable or riveting. Foreshadowing and flashbacks allow the author to defy the constraints of time. Sometimes an author can confound a simple plot by telling stories within stories. In a conventional work of fiction, the peak of the story’s conflict—the climax—is followed by the resolution, or denouement, in which the effects of that climactic action are presented.The Great Gatsby has a remarkable structure. Chapter 5 provides the emotional center of the drama: when Gatsby reunites with Daisy….Some chapters exhibit parallels. Chapters 2 and 8 are physically violent turning points, with grotesque landscapes, dust, and ashes.After reading six and seven, reflect back on the structure of novel. What are pivotal moments in the novel that really increase suspense and develop characters for the reader?
- JOURNAL #6 “Human Family” video and “Human Family” poem
- JOURNAL #7 poem “Still I Rise”
- JOURNAL #8: Angelou was very excited about meeting Billie Holiday when her voice coach, Frederick “Wilkie” Wilkerson offered to bring her by. Holiday had a very strong personality. How was Holiday combative with Angelou? What conflict did Angelou experience over her son with Billie Holiday? Pages 16-19
- JOURNAL #8 poem “Phenomenal Woman”
- JOURNAL #9 What conflicts did Angelou experience singing at the Apollo? How did the experience reinforce her talent and evoke emotion from the audience? See pages 56-64.
- JOURNAL #9 poem “Touched by an Angel”
- JOURNAL #10: What trouble did Guy experience when Maya Angelou was gone for two weeks to perform in Chicago? What does the experience reflect about Maya and her son? See pages 92-105.
- JOURNAL #1 What does Angelou finally realize about the limitations of her relationship with Thomas Allen, the divorced, bail bondsman? How does the way she act in this relationship seem to contradict her personality? See pages 127-129.
- JOURNAL #2 Why do you think Vusumzi Make is so impressed with Angelou? How does she become torn between two men, Thomas and Vusumzi? See pages 134-137.Why do you think Angelou agreed to marry Vusumzi Make? See page 146.
- JOURNAL #3 How does Maya help protest the assassination of an African leader, Patrice Lumumba? See pages 186-204.
- JOURNAL #4 “Million Man March”
- JOURNAL #5 Why does Maya eventually agree to perform in Genet’s play, “The Blacks”? Why does Vus insist that she does? See pages 212-214.
- JOURNAL #6 Read poem “Harlem Hopscotch”
- JOURNAL #7 What challenges has Maya experienced being married so far?
- JOURNAL #8 Read “Equality”
- JOURNAL #9 What causes Angelou to make the decision to leave Vus? Who was the “home wrecker” who contributed to her wanting to end it? See pages 300-305.
- JOURNAL #10 Read poem “Alone”
- JOURNAL #11: What challenges does Maya have with Guy as he transitions to college? How does she eventually come to turns with him leaving?
- JOURNAL #12: What do you think our Maya's big life lessons throughout this memoir? In other words, what does she learn about life? Explain with examples.
- JOURNAL #1 Cacophony vs. Euphony Day One
- JOURNAL #2 Write a detailed paragraph where you focus on how the poet uses her language to shape meaning (theme). Analyze “Hesitations Outside My Door” or “Shadow Voice”
- JOURNAL #3 Enjambment
- JOURNAL #4 Diction
- JOURNAL #5 Tone
- JOURNAL #6 Tone #2
- JOURNAL #7 Structure of "Late August"
No December Journals
No January journals --paper one practice, prepare for oral commentary
- JOURNAL #1 Hamlet, Act I, Scene 2
- JOURNAL #2 (Choose a detailed paragraph from the old paper two prompts)
- JOURNAL #3 Polonius’ Advice to Laertes
- JOURNAL #4(Choose a detailed paragraph from the old paper two prompts)
- JOURNAL #5 Act II Hamlet’s Strange Behavior to Ophelia
- JOURNAL #6 (Choose a detailed paragraph from the old paper two prompts)
- JOURNAL #7 Questions over Act III
- JOURNAL #8 (Choose a detailed paragraph from the old paper two prompts)
- JOURNAL #9 Motif of Deceit in Hamlet
- Journal #10 End of Hamlet Questions
- Journal #11: What makes a comedy funny? In your opinion, what are elements of humor? How does irony play a role in comedy?
- JOURNAL #12 Choose a prompt for a detailed paragraph
- JOURNAL #13 journal for Act I
- JOURNAL #14: JOURNAL ACT II (Comedy of Manners)
- JOURNAL #1: What do you think causes prejudice and racism? How do you think it can be a learned behavior?Explain your answer.
- JOURNAL #2 Master Harold and the Boys
- JOURNAL #3 Hally and Sam's Relationship
- JOURNAL #4 RACIST BEHAVIOR
- JOURNAL #5 SYMBOLISM OF DANCING AND KITE
- JOURNAL #6 JOURNAL: WHAT PROPS PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE PLAY?
- JOURNAL #1: HOW CAN PARENTS' EXPECTATIONS OF CHILDREN CREATE CONFLICT AND TENSION? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHILDREN DO NOT MEET A PARENT'S EXPECTATIONS? EXPLAIN WITH EXAMPLES.
- JOURNAL #2 FROM THE LIST OF PROMPTS
- JOURNAL #3 THEATRE POETRY & MEMORY
- JOURNAL #4 FROM THE LIST OF PROMPTS
- JOURNAL #5 TURN IN LAST JOURNAL FOR THE YEAR (YAY) QUESTIONS ABOUT END OF THE PLAY