Category Archives: AP Mindset

Connect a Specific Line from Whitman’s Poetry to a Specific Scene in This PBS Documentary

The technology staff in the Crowsnest is still trying to find out why PBS took the great episode of Whitman off of their American Experience website! We found another great asset on YouTube sharing this on their channel. So, we … Continue reading

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Establish an Argument for the Best AP Prompt

This is just to let you know that the technology department in the Crowsnest likes to connect literature to movies; enjoy this trailer from the interesting teen movie, Easy A. Though by no means a rendition of Hawthorne’s novel, The … Continue reading

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Learners Appreciate Feedback

As one of the most essential part of learning is getting feedback on your writing. Let’s also take time to share what we learned about our present Biblical allusion reflections and follow this helpful protocol. These PQP steps will help … Continue reading

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The Shepherd’s Story

Any momentous story is best passed on by someone who witnessed the events. In the “Nativity Story,” the shepherds, after following the angels’ words, are present during the birth of Christ. After seeing Jesus, the shepherds, “Spread the word concerning … Continue reading

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Let’s Begin Our Discussion of Donne with a Cinematic Hook

This is a great scene from the movie, Wit. Though the scene stands on its own and inspires a re-reading of Donne’s Death Be Not Proud, Holy Sonnet X, you can learn more about the rest of the movie here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit_(film) Before … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy- Harvest Season

In both The Age of Innocence and The Scarlet Letter the fall season plays an important role in the development of the story. Foster describes fall as the season of harvest where a character reaps what he or she sown … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy: Vampires

In How to Read Literature Like a Professor, Thomas Foster describes the literary motif of vampires as characters who feed off of the faults and flaws of others. In The Scarlet Letter, Chillingworth is the most important vampire of the … Continue reading

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Blooms Taxonomy- Flights of Fancy

Though many novels and short stories differ drastically in their plot lines and authors, they share similar motifs within their writing. These common motifs have been identified by Thomas Foster, and have been bound in many sorts of literature. A … Continue reading

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Bloom’s Taxonomy – Geography Matters

Throughout the fall term, Foster’s themes and motifs have been included in many of the texts we have read. One of these themes is from chapter 19 “Geography Matters.” In this chapter, Foster explains how the location (geography) can affect … Continue reading

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Vampires Everywhere

In both The Scarlet Letter and The Age of Innocence, characters act as vampires towards people seen as not obeying societal norms. The tension created by Arthur Dimmesdale and Hester Prynne’s secret connection creates the perfect opportunity for Roger Chillingworth … Continue reading

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