Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Learning Goals
I am learning to…
Apply reading strategies so we can make meaning from a text;
Read different forms of texts;
Identify the elements of a variety of texts
Use evidence to support my ideas
Explain how specific choices an author makes in terms of conventions and stylistic features affect the reader’s understanding of the content of a text.

I am away today.

You are writing your literary analysis. Remember

  • It is to be no more than 500 words;
  • It needs to include evidence from the text;
  • It needs to analyze the text through the use of one of either the Reader Response perspective OR the Archetypal perspective

Support documents include:

Analyzing a Short Story Using Literary Theory  with models.

Writing about literature handout

Notes and handouts on both perspectives.

Planning includes
-annotating the text to find evidence
-make notes
-write thesis statement
-find evidence to support thesis

Write your paper. Use the Peer Editing Sheet for Literary Analysis for self-editing.

Submit your paper to

Due Wednesday by 11:59 p.m.

PeerMark begins Thursday at 12:00 a.m.

PeerMark ends May 16 at 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Learning goals
I am learning to
use the terminology of a literary theory accurately to explain how I interpret a text;
apply my knowledge and understanding of literary theory to interpret a text

We will begin the class by reviewing the course and discipline vocabulary via Quizlet.

Join Quizlet here. Once you are in the ENG3U4U class, go to the LEARN option. Attempt 30 questions. When you’re done, take a screenshot of just the score and post it to Sesame.

Today we will review both Reader Response and Archetypal literary theories.

View the slides and make notes to slide 23.
Check to see if you have the “How do you do it” support documents from last semester. If not, check on the Filing Cabinet page.

We will apply the archetypal theory to “Things that Fly” by answering the following questions.

1) Review the additional handout on archetypes: Archetypal Literary Criticism.

1) What archetypal symbols are present in “Things That Fly”? Discuss what these symbols have meant in other contexts and then apply this to “Things That Fly.” Use your handouts to help you with this.

2) Examine the hero archetype section on the Archetypes handout.  Identify and explain the ways in which the main character’s journey in Things That Fly corresponds to the different phases of the hero’s journey.

3) How are the Jungian concepts of persona, shadow, anima/animus and individuation present in this story?

We will take up these questions tomorrow.