End of the Semester

1. Your in-class essay over Drown will be completed in class tomorrow. You already have your prompts. I will choose one of the potential prompts and you will have an hour to compose your essay. You may use your book.

2. Your project in which you adapt a story from Drown will be due Mon., Dec. 9. We will begin the presentations that day. I will begin creating a list for who presents in what order this Friday.

3. The rough draft of your World Lit. paper will be due the day we return from the holiday break. I will ask that you bring a typed hard copy that day (no e-mails). Be sure to incorporate in-text citations where necessary.

4. The amendments to the second-semester curriculum are as follows:

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, will be DROPPED.

A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, will be DROPPED.

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, will be DROPPED.

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare, will be DROPPED.

Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, will be DROPPED (with the potential to be picked back up if time allows).

Both Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, and poetry by William Blake will be added to the multi-genre unit (along with Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five).

Both Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, by Tom Stoppard, will be added to the drama unit (along with Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross).

That’s all for now…I’ll post further updates as necessary.