Centers 1/27

Unreliable Narrators Article:

http://litreactor.com/columns/liars-madmen-demons-and-children-10-unforgettable-unreliable-narrators

Ms. G.’s Center:

http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/edgar-allan-poe-ambrose-bierce-and-unreliable-narrator

ROOM Excerpt *:

http://www.roomthebook.com/inside/excerpt/

Catcher in the Rye Excerpt *:

http://www.teenreads.com/reviews/the-catcher-in-the-rye/excerpt

American Psycho Excerpt *:

http://www.picador.com/blog/october-2012/american-psycho-read-an-extract

The Tell-Tale Heart:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/POE/telltale.html

The Wolf’s Side of the Story:

http://www.ricks-bricks.com/wolfside.htm

Romeo and Juliet

Hey guys!

For Honors, the two questions are:
1. What is the effect of perspective on the audience in this scene?
2. How does dialogue move the plot forward?

In general, if you are interested in Romeo and Juliet or in Shakespeare, I encourage you to read other “No Fear Shakespeare” texts on Sparknotes.com. Furthermore, you can also watch many of Shakespeare’s plays on youtube or Amazon Instant Video. There are some pretty cool remakes of Shakespeare plays also. Here is a neat article on movies that reflect the plots of Shakespeare plays:
http://theweek.com/articles/466742/7-movies-that-are-cleverly-disguised-shakespeare-adaptations
Also, bear in mind that we will be reading some of Shakespeare’s poems in our next unit, beginning mid-February. Here is a website you can use if you’d like to preview them:
http://www.shakespeares-sonnets.com/

Law and Order!

Hey all,

Yes, I did ask you all to watch some law and order in order to get a feel for courtroom drama, as our next novel (Monster by Walter Dean Myers) takes place largely in a court of law. I know that this assignment seems strange, but many of the scenes described involve understanding the layout of a courtroom and the legal jargon used. Here is a clip from an episode of Law and Order:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQVUhfrxEU

We will also be using the following link to access legal terms during centers tomorrow:
http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listlegaljamg.html

The blog post rests!