Current Morning Lesson Block: History through Language

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Tuesday, February 10

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Read the ENTIRE Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, with careful consideration of your assigned pilgrim.  Read the description of your pilgrim several times and look up any words that are unfamiliar.  Prepare an introduction of your pilgrim for class tomorrow in the first person (ex: I am the Host of the Tabard Inn.  I am cheerful and...

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Monday, February 9

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • Study for a quiz over the history we have covered so far, from Sir William Jones to the Viking invasions.
  • Beautifully hand-write the first twelve lines of the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.  Give attention to consistent letter size, spacing, and design elements.  Make sure the page has a title.

Friday, February 6

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • Finish Beowulf.  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
  • Write a poem in the Anglo Saxon style.  The poem should be at least twelve lines in length.  Each line should have four beats, a caesura, and at least three alliterative words.  The poem must include one kenning.  The subject matter should be a scene from Beowulf.
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Thursday, Feb 5

Monday, February 9, 2015

  • Read Beowulf, p.14-25.  Be prepared for a reading quiz.
  • Hand-write the first 12 lines of Beowulf in Old English.  Carefully space your lines and letters and make sure you have a title.

Wednesday, February 4

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Write a riddle in the Anglo Saxon style.  Your riddle should be at least 10 lines in length and include several metaphorical clues.  Title your assignment "Anglo Saxon Riddle" and write the answer on the back.

Tuesday, February 3

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

  • Illustrate the Indo-European language tree.The tree should take up most of the page and be clearly labeled (no pencil, please).Title your illustration (BB).
  • Write a short essay (300 words) in the form of a letter that advises a friend whether or not to study English as a second language.  Provide advantages and disadvantages of learning...
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