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  • 1. Agenda for Thursday, October 20
    • Proofreading Practice 3.4 (5 min.)
    • Tier 2 Vocabulary Quiz (20 min.)
    • Research Paper 1 Intro (40 min.)
      • Literary Movements with the Presidents
      • What is Pre-Colonial American Literature?
      • Assignment Reviewed
      • Research with Mrs. Rounding
    • Homework (5 min.)
  • 2. Proofreading Practice 3.4
  • 3. AP English 11 Super Student  Tier 2 Vocabulary Quiz October 20, 2011
    • Numbers 1—5 : Spelling ONLY
      • 1 point each, 5 x 1 = 5 points
    • Numbers 11—20 : Spell and define
      • 2 points each, 10 x 2 = 20 points
    • Numbers 21—25 : Use correctly in a well developed sentence.
      • 3 points each, 5 x 3 = 15 points
      • TOTAL = 40 points
  • 4. 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    • Critics refer often to literary movements, citing different movements that have developed in literature and then been replaced by some other movement.
  • 5. Thesis Development
    • Given : Literature produced during a defined American Literary Movement is representative of that literary movement. (Consider your assigned movement—in my case Pre-Colonial/Native Lit .)
    • Question : How is a work of literature produced during the Pre-Colonial/Native Lit Movement representative of that period of literature?
    • Thesis Statement : The myths, legends, rituals and songs produced prior to the colonization of North America is representative of that period in American history, and by extension, the Pre-Colonial/Native Literary Movement.
  • 6.
    • The literature is as diverse as the cultures that created it , but there are often common elements such as content, for example stories explaining creation or natural forces.
    • Primarily Oral Narratives —Myths; legends; songs; creation stories from groups such as the Zuni, Aztec, Navajo, Lakota, Seneca, Tlingit, Cherokee, Blackfoot, Cree, Inuit, and many more.
    • Common Characteristics :
    • Repetition
    • Enumeration: detailing parts, causes, effects, or consequences to make a point more forcibly
    • Incremental development
    • Ritual beginnings and endings
    • Use of archaic language
    • Common structure
    Pre-Colonial/Native Lit (Pre-1600)
  • 7.
    • Functions
      • Beliefs about nature of physical world
      • Beliefs about social order and appropriate behavior
      • Beliefs about human nature and the problem of good and evil
    • Characteristics of Myths
      • Myths: primal world
      • Beings are animals spirits in more or less human form: monsters, confusions of nature
      • Mythic age flows into age of transformation (legends)
    • Characteristics of Legends
      • Culture hero or transformer orders the world
      • Culture hero or transformer turns animal people into animals
      • Other beings become landmarks
      • Flows into historical time (real heroes)
    Pre-Colonial/Native Lit (Pre-1600)
  • 8. Pre-Colonial/Native Lit (Pre-1600)
    • Documented in retrospect rather than during the course of its development
    • As a result, most pre-colonial literature is actually published in, or as part of, more contemporary works
    • Followed by the Puritan/Colonial (1600-1750) Literary Movement which was an immediate result of the colonization of North America and reflected the strong religious and cultural beliefs of the colonists
  • 9. Literary Movements with Presidents Bush and Obama
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Now, It’s Your Turn!
  • 12. Now, It’s Your Turn! (continued)
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Homework
    • Review the Exemplification Research Paper on American Literary Movements materials and write down any necessary clarifying questions.
    • Come prepared (flash drive, notebook, pens) to research next Monday.