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Browse the list below to select your story for interpretation and email me your selection with two alternatives.
Due: Submit to the appropriate discussion by the date in the list below. You may add to your interpretation and you should respond to two or more student posts in the discussion forum.
Length: about 500-600 words.
The purpose of your interpretation (WRITTEN IN YOUR OWN WORDS) is to help the other students discuss and understand the story and encourage them to respond to your writing.
Use the questions listed in the lesson or the story questions to guide your interpretation. You are writing for people who have read the story, so do not summarize the plot. Think of the story's central conflict and describe your reaction to the story's characters. Consider the problem and the ideas the writer explores and what we might learn from the approach to situations in the story. Include references to the text to support your commentary.
Write the interpretation in Word (or similar application), save the file, and then submit to the appropriate story conference; I prefer that you follow directions in the Discussion FAQ to post the formatted text for easier reading.
If students are assigned to the same story they may write separate interpretations or collaborate on a single response.
|Lesson and Story||Student||Due by 9:00 am|
|3. Freeman, The Revolt of Mother||Sept. 18|
|4. Bierce, The Coup de Grāce||Eddi-Jo Maqui||Sept. 25|
|4. Bierce, Parker Adderson, Philosopher (optional)||Sept. 25|
|4. Chesnutt, The Passing of Grandison||Justine LeBlanc||Sept. 25|
|5. Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper||Holly Sasseville||Oct. 2|
|5. Chopin, Desireé's Baby (print PDF file)||Oct. 2|
|6. Explication due||ALL||Oct. 11|
|7. Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited||Jesse Fortin||Oct. 16|
|7. Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair||Moises Cotto||Oct. 16|
|8. Porter, The Grave||Harrison Ingels||Oct. 23|
|8. Porter, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall (print PDF)||Danielle Cahill||Oct. 23|
|9. Faulkner, Barn Burning||Anthony Calabro||Oct. 30|
|9. Wright, Big Boy Leaves Home||Rasheen Green||Oct. 30|
10. O'Connor, Revelation
|10. Walker, Nineteen Fifty-five||Alyssa Agbay||Nov. 6|
|11. Critical essay||ALL||Nov. 27|
|12. Lahiri, This Blessed House||Lisa Branscomb||Dec. 4|
|13. Final evaluation||ALL||Dec. 12|
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