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English 1B

English at Mission College
Home | Grammar | Composition | MLA: Formatting and Citing

Useful Websites:


WST Information and Dates

The Companion Website for Literature and Its Writers

Noodle Tools

Extra Credit:

Extra Credit Assignment

The Metro Calendar of Literary Events

SJSU Center for Literary Arts: Calendar of Events

Poetry Center San Jose

Formal Essays:

Formal Essay One: Short Story Analysis

Formal Paper One Brainstorming Chart

Formal Paper Two: Revision

Research Paper: Life and Art

Weekly Homework:

Week 1

Samuel Response

Salvation Response

Week 2

Desiree's Baby (unproofed; unformatted)

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

Week 13

Week 14

Week 15

Week 16

Final Day!

Lecture Notes:

Short Stories: General Notes


Tragic Flaw and Irony (Verbal and Situational)

Dramatic Irony


Setting and Symbolism


Verb Tenses and Literature

Introduction to Poetry

Poetry Basics

Rhyme Types and Alliteration

Tone, Denotation, and Connotation

Diction and Syntax

Figurative Language


Helpful Handouts:

Short Story Response

Criticism Response

Criticism Response Example

Poetry Response

Death Response

Evaluation Criteria: Rubric

Workshop Instructions--Short Story

Error Log

Developing Paragraphs of Literary Analysis

Creating a Works Cited Page and Integrating Quotes--Packet

Academic Words to Replace Informal Language