Let’s read up to Chapter 15 in Grapes of Wrath. As you read, keep track of the different voices and kinds of voices that you “hear” in Steinbeck’s narrative. E.g. make a list of examples of different voices in the … Continue reading
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Let’s tackle the first nine chapters of Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (1939) in class. One good introduction to the situation of the Joads can be found in the video above – – Pare Lorentz’s The Plow That Broke the Plains (1937). … Continue reading
It’s presentation day! Remember: 20 minutes per group. Time limits will be ruthlessly enforced. Also, your three (3) page (approximate) write-up on your subgroup’s research is due. Write this in a google doc and send me the link.
Friends, there will be no class today (Monday, March 13) due to a stomach bug that swept through my household over the weekend. Recall, also, that class for Wed. (March 15) is cancelled because I’m scheduled to travel to a … Continue reading
We’ll actually discuss In Dubious Battle on Wed. On other fronts, you should have three good research questions and a research plan good-to-go by Wed. And, you should be reaching out to find and digest materials per your research plan. … Continue reading
Finish reading In Dubious Battle. And, be sure to post your research questions for your group along with a tentative research plan, e.g. where you’re going to look for further material and what kind of material you’ll be looking for.
Keep reading In Dubious Battle – – you want to be at least up to Chapter 14. Don’t forget the formal analysis sheet I handed out on Monday. Annotate this excerpt from the novel, indicating characterization, setting, and narration/narrator. And, work … Continue reading
Let’s read up to the end of Chapter 12 in In Dubious Battle. You’ve collected notes and reflections on your “seed” research, now it’s time to start organizing this material in areas you want to pursue with further research.
First, don’t forget: your Tortilla Flat assignment is due! Keep reading In Dubious Battle, but we’ll pause our discussion of the novel to get your research projects going. See our 1930s page, where I’ve added links to each group’s google doc. I’ve … Continue reading
Let’s read to the end of chapter 8 in In Dubious Battle. For our research groups: 1) the designated folks should create a google doc for each group; 2) start reading the documents for your group that I’ve included in our … Continue reading