Your entries are for a blog about themes found in multicultural works of literature. The target audience is both aspiring writers and language arts teachers. Consider ways you may mimic professional blogs such as the use of hyperlinks, trackbacks, or visuals. You will submit each individual entry as a word document. Save your entries for the culminating project in Topic 8 when you create the actual blog.
Each blog entry should answer these questions:
- What theme would you emphasize from this selection of readings?
- For your readers who are teachers, how would you use this theme to teach this topic to high school students?
- What elements of popular culture could you use to engage the students in the theme?
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
1. Norton Anthology of World Literature
Read “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen,” by
Taduesz Borowski, in Volume 2.
Read “Deathfugue,” “Aspen Tree,”
“Shibboleth,” by Paul Celan, in Volume 2.
Read “God Has Pity on Kindergarten Children,”
“Tourists,” “Jerusalem,” “An Arab
Shepherd Is Searching for His Goat on Mount Zion,” by Yehuda
Amichai, in Volume 2.
Read “The Daydreams of a Drunk Woman,” by Clarice
Lispector, in Volume 2.