Writers Throughout History A Review of what we've learned, and what we think By Abbi Bloem ED 205-08 Quit
Writers We Have Studied This Year <ul><li>Homer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li>...
Homer <ul><li>Homer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>probably a blind poet, who  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>didn’t write, but actuall...
The Odyssey <ul><li>We followed odysseous on a long journey home: </li></ul><ul><li>-Which was had he just finished fighti...
William Shakespeare <ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A bard, and a part of the Queen’s men– a group of playwright...
Much Ado About Nothing <ul><li>One of Shakespeare Comedies! </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the play set? </li></ul><ul><li>Who...
Charles Dickens <ul><li>Dickens- paid to write by the word (that’s why he’s so long winded!) </li></ul><ul><li>What did he...
A Tale of Two Cities <ul><li>A story about the French Revolution (the guillotine was invented during this time! </li></ul>...
Jane Austen <ul><li>Jane Austen: female in the age of men. </li></ul><ul><li>What did she write? Several love stories abou...
Pride and Prejudice <ul><li>A love story with an advantageous marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think Mr. Darcy was s...
Maya Angelou <ul><li>Maya Angelou- Past and Present </li></ul><ul><li>What does she write? Poems, books, journals and much...
A Pledge to Rescue our Youth <ul><li>Who is Angelou talking to in this poem? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it make you feel t...
Meet the Author: Abbi Bloem <ul><li>Abbi Bloem is a Senior at Grand valley State University, studying language arts and el...
Resources <ul><li>http:// www.cummingsstudyguides.net/HomerBio.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://homergreek.com/files/2008/12/...
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  1. 1. Writers Throughout History A Review of what we've learned, and what we think By Abbi Bloem ED 205-08 Quit
  2. 2. Writers We Have Studied This Year <ul><li>Homer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Odyssey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Much Ado About Nothing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Charles Dickens </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Tale of Two Cities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jane Austen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pride and Prejudice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maya Angelou </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Pledge to Rescue our Youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Author </li></ul>Quit
  3. 3. Homer <ul><li>Homer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>probably a blind poet, who </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>didn’t write, but actually recited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>his stories by memory! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What did he write? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Iliad and The Odyssey, as </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>well as many other hymns to the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek Gods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When did he write it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>800-700 B.c. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>some of the other authors we </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>have studied (like Shakespeare) were </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>influenced by Homer’s stories! </li></ul></ul>Quit What We Have Read
  4. 4. The Odyssey <ul><li>We followed odysseous on a long journey home: </li></ul><ul><li>-Which was had he just finished fighting? </li></ul><ul><li>-How many men made it home with him? </li></ul><ul><li>-Who was waiting for him when he got home? </li></ul><ul><li>-Which gods were against him, and which were for him? </li></ul><ul><li>-What was your favorite part of this story? </li></ul>“ A small rock holds back a great wave.”- Homer, the Odyssey Quit About the Author
  5. 5. William Shakespeare <ul><li>Shakespeare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A bard, and a part of the Queen’s men– a group of playwrights and actors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What did he write? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plays (tragedies, histories and comedies) and Sonnets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When did he write it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1590’s to 1610’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelled hi name in many different ways (Could be more than one person) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stopped going to school at age 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>has many years unaccounted for in his life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Statford, where Shakespeare was born, has a sister city– Stratford Canada, which has it’s own Globe Theatre, where you can see lots of his plays! </li></ul></ul>Quit What We Have Read
  6. 6. Much Ado About Nothing <ul><li>One of Shakespeare Comedies! </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the play set? </li></ul><ul><li>Who does Benedick love? </li></ul><ul><li>Who does Hero love? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the funniest part of this play to you? </li></ul><ul><li>What is iambic pentameter? </li></ul>Quit About the Author Click the picture to see a scene from Kenneth Branaugh’s version of “Much Ado…”
  7. 7. Charles Dickens <ul><li>Dickens- paid to write by the word (that’s why he’s so long winded!) </li></ul><ul><li>What did he write? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fiction, and journals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When did he write it? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Late 1820’s to 1870’s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other interesting facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Neer finished The Mystery of Edwin Drood . He died before he could finish it, and was buried at Westminster Abbey. </li></ul></ul>Quit What We Have Read
  8. 8. A Tale of Two Cities <ul><li>A story about the French Revolution (the guillotine was invented during this time! </li></ul><ul><li>Would you rather have been rich or poor during the time of the French revolution? Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the Jacques women knit? What were they knitting? </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think the Jacques were mad at the rich people? </li></ul>Quit About the Author
  9. 9. Jane Austen <ul><li>Jane Austen: female in the age of men. </li></ul><ul><li>What did she write? Several love stories about women who were in normal situations during that time. </li></ul><ul><li>When did she write? 1780’s -1810’s </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>she never married (accepted a proposal once, but then chose to not marry him) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Published as “a lady” until her proud brother told everyone who she was. </li></ul></ul>Quit What We Have Read
  10. 10. Pride and Prejudice <ul><li>A love story with an advantageous marriage. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you think Mr. Darcy was so shy about meeting people? </li></ul><ul><li>Who asked Lizzy to marry him, and then married her friend instead? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was it so important to go to balls in Jane Austen’s day? </li></ul>Quit About the Author
  11. 11. Maya Angelou <ul><li>Maya Angelou- Past and Present </li></ul><ul><li>What does she write? Poems, books, journals and much more! </li></ul><ul><li>When does she write? Right now, she is a present day writer, and lives in Harlem. </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Facts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Has recited poems at more than one presidential inaugurations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writes for young and old readers </li></ul></ul>Quit What We Have Read
  12. 12. A Pledge to Rescue our Youth <ul><li>Who is Angelou talking to in this poem? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it make you feel to read this poem? </li></ul><ul><li>What, do you think, is Angelou trying to say? </li></ul>Quit About the Author Click the picture to read this poem!
  13. 13. Meet the Author: Abbi Bloem <ul><li>Abbi Bloem is a Senior at Grand valley State University, studying language arts and elementary education. She has studied linguistics and literature in England as well as America, and enjoys the classics regularly. </li></ul>Email the Author Quit
  14. 14. Resources <ul><li>http:// www.cummingsstudyguides.net/HomerBio.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://homergreek.com/files/2008/12/roman-homer-bust.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.gametrove.net/screen/1146025192-s3-The_Odyssey:.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.tempe.gov/LIBRARY/events/images/books.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/23963.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shakespeare-online.com/biography / </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.orwell.ru/people/dickens/img/chd_2w.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.orwell.ru/people/dickens/cd_en </li></ul><ul><li>http://353review.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/tale_of_two_cities.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.english.upenn.edu/Projects/knarf/Gifs/austen.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.britannia.com/history/biographies/jausten.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://naciejoymackey.autumnnightbooks.com/Pemberley1.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://johngushue.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/24/maya_angelou.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.lordly.com/images/stories/ADOBE/PledgeYouthPoem.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACXMhuPRYtc&feature=related </li></ul>Quit

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