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Winter break non-fiction selections

Choose one:

The US Army Field Guide to Survival https://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/army/fm3-05-70.pdf
The Navy SEAL Physical Fitness Guide www.usuhs.mil/mem/hpl/NavySEALFitnessGuide.pdf
Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer
The Paleolithic Prescription, Slotnik, et al.
Tom Brown’s Field Guide to Tracking
Black Hawk Down, Bowden

This volume as old as I am.

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Wuthering Heights .pdf

Wuthering Heights .pdf

The wonders of the web.

Wuthering Heights

Imagine that you are Andersen. (Notice how your muscles feel firmer, your brow steels with cunning, your vision has sharpened hawk-like, your whiskers are badger-thick – and the men feel this even more dramatically.)
You think to yourself, “How can I make sure the students actually read the book? How can I righteously reward the honest reader and smite the wicked cheater?”
 
To that end, I will be asking you to come up with seminar questions. Give me eighteen: six from each third of the book, e.g., one through six from chapters I-XII.
 
When we return, let’s talk this book. Be prepared.
 
Sample questions for chapter I
What are some examples of the diction of canine/mad dog?
How does the diction of the architecture and landscape match the characterization of the inhabitants?
 
Chapter II
How is the diction of landscape, weather, and dog applied further to the characterization?
Is alliteration a major tool of Bronte?
bleak/black
vehemently/vinegar
compounded/coal
proper/person
get/guide
A sorrowful sight I saw/ whirl of wind/suffocating snow
(The list is not exhaustive. Is alliteration used so often throughout the book?)
 
 
In addition, there will be a vocabulary test.
Chapter 1
misanthropist
wuthering
cullunder
cur
penetralium
 
Chapter II
cote
peat
corrugated
assiduity
taciturn
copestone
miscreant
 
 
Can you get 70% of these correct? Then you should be golden.