Monday, October 24

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  • 1. Agenda for Monday, October 24
    • Research Paper (20 min.)
      • Questions Addressed
      • Movements Assigned
      • Targets Explained
      • Expectations Reviewed
    • Independent Library Work (60 min.)
  • 2. What is a Literary Movement?
    • Generally, the term is not defined, and instead it is simply assumed that everyone is talking about the same thing when the term is used. That being “said”…
    • Broadly defined, literary movements are trends within historical periods in which literature (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) is unified by shared intellectual, linguistic, religious, and artistic influences .
    • Critics refer often to literary movements, citing different movements that have developed in literature and then been replaced by some other movement.
  • 3. Our American Literary Movements
    • Puritan/Colonial (1600-1750)
    • Revolutionary/The Age of Reason/Enlightenment (1750-1800)
    • Romanticism (1800-1860)
    • Transcendentalism/American Renaissance (1830-1860)
    • Dark Romantics/Gothic Romance
    • Realism (1850-1890)
    • South Western Humor (1830-1860)
    • Naturalism (1890-1950)
    • Modernism (1900-1950)
    • The Lost Generation
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Post-Modernism (1950-1970)
    • Black Mountain Poets/Projective Verse (1930-1960)
    • The Beat Generation (1955-1970)
    • Contemporary (1970-Present)
    Each of the movements is further divided into genres: fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry. You will be supplied with a few primary authors to get you started.
  • 4.  
  • 5. Now, It’s Your Turn!
  • 6. Getting Started
  • 7. Media Center Research
    • 3 main locations for your research :
      • Search for works written by your author using our online catalog
      • Mr. Scott’s Athena Media Center Teacher Project Page – databases + online links!!
      • Use the reference books Mrs. Rounding has set aside for you.
        • Literature and It’s Times
        • Novels for students
        • Poetry for students
  • 8. Targets/Benchmarks
    • Conduct initial research.
    • Develop a THESIS STATEMENT.
    • Be well on your way to developing a preliminary introductory paragraph using the GENBIT strategy.
    • Identify 3—4 early sources.
  • 9.