Below are tablet & headphone assignments. Come in, grab your tablet / headphones, then return it to the appropriate number after class. Now we’ll know who is / isn’t plugging in their tablets.
We have a quiz next week on material from the Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Here’s how I would chunk the week.
|Monday (ACH)||FDN Preface-4 vocab list||
|Tuesday (AC)||FDN Preface-4 vocab list||
|Wednesday (ACH)||FDN Preface-4||
|Thursday (AC)||FDN Preface-4||
|Friday (ACH)||FDN Preface-4||
Narrative of Frederick Douglass
Two reasons. Foremost, Frederick Douglass is an American hero, and his autobiography is considered a staple in our canon. Through his story, we learn lessons of perseverance, civil service, and courage. We also glimpse a rare portrayal of American slavery from an actual slave.
Second, you’ve read shorter pieces and done so splendidly. Now it’s time to move onto a full-length book. Sustained reading endurance is a skill, and we’re going to develop it.
Please prep for Douglass’s narrative by reading this brief biography online.
- NFD Preface-Chapter 4
- To read, open Play Books on your tablet and click on Narrative of Frederick Douglass. If you don’t know a word, you can look it up by highlighting it!
Accessing the book at home
To read at home on your phone, tablet, or computer:
- Access the ePUB or PDF of the book here.
- Open it with iBooks, Google Play, or the Kindle app. Those can be downloaded on the app store or online. Please message or come to me with any questions. I can help you with this.
A friend sent me this McSweeney’s interactive guide to ambiguous grammar. You can jump to the bottom for the kicker.