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King Arthur Restaged
One option for the creative assignment in Reading Period 3 was to read about the 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, and the illustrator Gustave Dore, and study the photographs and drawings that illustrated Tennyson's collection of poetry, Idy...
One option for the creative assignment in Reading Period 3 was to read about the 19th century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, and the illustrator Gustave Dore, and study the photographs and drawings that illustrated Tenn...
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Reading Period 3: September 16-22: A Tale of Two Cities
Meetings: September 20, 22 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 19, 7pm Assignments are due September 21, 7pm History is due September 23, 7pm Long Read:  A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 2 chapters 13-24 Short Reads: The Canterbury Tales Excerpted...
Meetings: September 20, 22 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 19, 7pm Assignments are due September 21, 7pm History is due September 23, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 2 chapters 13-24 Short...
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Summer History
To get geared up for British Literature, we're going to catch up a bit with British History, during the period between the Romans and the Norman Conquest. This assignment, do be done over three weeks, involves approximately 100 pages in The Story of Britain...
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Class Meetings: September 6, 8 Due dates: Quiz: September 5, 7pm Assignments: September 7, 7pm Long Read: Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott, adapted by David Purdie, chapters 1-11 Poem: "The Two Trees" by Willi...
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It's pronounced gee! Like ski! Last Class Meeting: To Be Determined Due Dates: June 24. This includes all late assignments and quizzes! Long Read: Finish A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Short Read: The Necklace by Guy de Maupass...
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Reading Period 4: September 23-29: A Tale of Two Cities
Long Read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 3 Chapters 1-7 Short Read Utopia by Thomas More (Book 2) Read this excerpted version . Poetry "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser (from Book 1, Canto 1) You can read more about "The Faerie Queene" in...
Long Read A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 3 Chapters 1-7 Short Read Utopia by Thomas More (Book 2) Read this excerpted version. Poetry "The Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser (from Book 1, Canto 1) You can read mo...
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Reading Period 2: September 9-15: A Tale of Two Cities
I'm Charles Dickens. YOU smile.  Meetings : September 13, 15 Due Dates: Quiz is due Monday, September 12, 7pm Assignments are due Wednesday, September 14, 7pm History is due Friday, September 16, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book ...
I'm Charles Dickens. YOU smile. Meetings: September 13, 15 Due Dates: Quiz is due Monday, September 12, 7pm Assignments are due Wednesday, September 14, 7pm History is due Friday, September 16, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of T...
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Reading Period 1: September 2-8: A Tale of Two Cities
Meeting Dates: September 6, 8 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 5, 7pm Assignments are due September 7, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 1 (Chapters 1-6) Short Read: In your textbook: Anglo-Saxon Period, p 2-9 Excertp from Beowulf...
Meeting Dates: September 6, 8 Due Dates: Quiz is due September 5, 7pm Assignments are due September 7, 7pm Long Read: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, Book 1 (Chapters 1-6) Short Read: In your textbook: Anglo-Saxon ...
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Reading Period 29: May 13 - June 9: Review
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You'll be writing two 500-word essays...
Jorge Luis Borges liked geography. Look at him liking it. Class Meeting: June 4, 6 pm This week we will return to South America briefly, to pick up our discussion on a couple of authors we briefly looked at last spring. You...
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Reading Period 28: May 6 - 12: Kenya, Tanzania
Long Read:  Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read:  Yeats' Vision . The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating series of 2000 years, divided furthe...
Long Read: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, chapters 20-25 Short Read: Yeats' Vision. The Irish poet William Butler Yeats had a vision about human history, including a concept that history is divided into repeating serie...
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Writer, mother, chief of the watermelon police, and afraid of bears. Author of Shine Shine Shine.
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I'm the author of Shine Shine Shine, a novel published by St. Martin's Press, which was a NYT Notable Book in 2012 and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize. My new novel, How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, was published in 2014 by St. Martin's Press. I'm a homeschooling mother of two wild redheads, and the wife of a cyclist. 
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  • Bowling Green State University
    English, 1989 - 1993
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    English, 1993 - 1999
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Lydia Jenkins
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    Writer, 1999 - present
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