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  • Brit Lit 10AFebruary 2, 2010Groundhog’s Day in America (such an important holiday that I’m home celebrating it)
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    The basic plan for the day
    I’ll give you directions via powerpoint
    After each activity is complete, you will go to the next slide for more directions
    Homework = study for vocab quiz on unit 11 on Friday
    Go to the next slide when you are done reading this
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    The basic plan for the day
    Schedule for today
    Reading for 20 minutes (7:20 – 7:40ish)
    Review answers to vocab (7:40 – 7:50)
    Work on poem “To Althea….”
    Please begin your reading. When it is 7:40, you can stop, NEATLY put your books away and go to the next slide.
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    Checking vocabulary
    We need a leader. How about… Ishaa. Ishaa, go to the front. My book is on the cabinet with the answers.
    Call on people to answer like I usually do. Please check their answers against my book. If you have questions, stop & discuss.
    Please write down who answers. They (and you) will get participation points.
    You are checking Unit 11.
    When you are done, please go to the next slide.
    And, thanks, Ishaa.
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    Poetry
    Your poetry test will be next Wednesday.
    You are going to work on a new poem today. You may work in pairs QUIETLY.
    The poem is on the cabinet in the front. Please pass it out.
    The poem is called “To Althea From Prison.” I’ll tell you a bit about it in the next few slides.
    You may go to the next slide. You should take notes.
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    “To Althea, From Prison”
    Author Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
    Defended the King of England during two civil wars
    Wrote “To Althea, From Prison” from where? From prison
    Althea is a woman’s name
    Please go to the next slide
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    “To Althea, From Prison”
    Characters in the poem
    Lovelace: He is a prisoner who declares that those who confined him cannot stop him from exercising his ability to think and dream.
    Althea: The woman to whom Lovelace addresses the poem. Her identity is uncertain; she may even have been a product of Lovelace's imagination. However, evidence suggests she was a woman named Lucy Sacheverell.
    The King: Charles I
    Please go to the next slide.
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    “To Althea, From Prison”
    Theme: No One Can Imprison the Human Mind
    Please turn to the next slide.
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    “To Althea, From Prison”
    Now, you should have your worksheets, read the poem aloud.
    “Look at all those hands. Who should I call on? I would call Jon, but then Chris would complain. Hmmm…. How about Mai.
    Mai, would you read the poem? (Stop giggling, please.) You’ll get participation points. Thanks, Mai.”
    Mai reads poem. (If for some reason Mai is absent, then the person whose name is closest to hers alphabetically can read. Figure it out….)
    You may now turn to the next slide.
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    “To Althea, From Prison”
    You may now work on your worksheet in groups of two. Please work quietly.
    Mark up the poems. Write all over them. The directions are at the bottom of the page.
    You may WILL need to use a dictionary. Please do so.
    Please turn in your completed work to the homework bin. Do not take this home.
    Homework = vocab quiz on unit 11 on Friday.
    This concludes Mrs. Robin’s Class-by-Powerpoint.
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