Monthly Archives: February 2010

Film Adaptation Assignment

A .pdf version of the assignment sheet that was given out in class can be found here.

If you’d like another example of how to format a screenplay, there’s a good one here.

Here are the presentation schedules for 1st Hour and 4th Hour.

Here is the rubric I’ll be using for grading the presentations.

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The Color Purple Take-Home Exam

Lose your copy of the take-home exam? Hear there was an exam but wasn’t in class? No problem. Click here for the .pdf version of the document handed out during class.

You’re welcome.

A Guide to the TCP Writing Assignments

Some of you may have noticed that the gradebook now contains a series of daily writing assignments identified as TCP 1, 2, 3, etc. Those are, of course, the in-class writing assignments tied to The Color Purple. If you’re missing one, here’s the list, with corresponding links.

TCP 1*
TCP 2
TCP 3
TCP 4
TCP 5
TCP 6
TCP 7
TCP 8*

If you’re missing one of these, I will accept it by Friday for partial credit.

*Note that first hour will not have a “TCP 1” in the gradebook, and that as of today (2/2/10), TCP 8 has not been checked in for either class.

Celie’s views on religion

In 3-4 paragraphs, citing specific evidence…

  • What are Celie’s religious views, and how have they changed over the course of the book? Answer in as much detail as you can, using as much evidence from throughout the book as you can. Make your evidence specific, and cite page numbers! Answers should run between 2-3 paragraphs, should include all group members’ names at the top, and should be handed in at the end of the hour.

Nettie’s views on religion

In 3-4 paragraphs, citing specific evidence…

  • What are Nettie’s religious views? Using evidence from Nettie’s letters running from page 117 to page 185, answer in as much detail as you can, using as much evidence as you can. Make your evidence specific, and cite page numbers! Answers should run between 2-3 paragraphs, should include all group members’ names at the top, and should be handed in at the end of the hour.

Shug Avery

In a couple of paragraphs…
Who is Shug Avery? When she is first mentioned in the story, what does she represent for Celie? How does that change when she actually appears? How is Celie’s vision of Shug like or different from the real life Shug?

3 Perspectives on a Scene

On a blank sheet of paper that you will hand in, do the following in 1 paragraph EACH:

  • summarize the events from pages 33-42 from Celie’s perspective;
  • summarize those same events from Sophia’s perspective ; and
  • summarize the same events again, from Harpo’s perspective.
  • When writing, try to get at what isn’t said, particularly what motivates the three characters to act the way they do. Title this “The Color Purple, pp. 33-42” and be sure to write the date and period in the corner, and hand it in.