Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/4-9/7

The Glass Castle baseline essay

Journal Entry #4
Get books: 1984
HW Read Chapter 1 for Friday and complete 3-level questions

cont' discussing symbols and motifs
Orwell Biography
-Cornell Notes
-3Qs and discuss
HW Look up key terms relating to 1984: communisim, socialism, Marxism, dystopia, Orwellian, Big Brother, Stalinism

Descartes Quotation Quickwrite
'Thumbprint" poem
-explication in pairs
Discuss key terms
Discuss Chapter 1
HW See reading schedule, print it out and use it as a bookmark.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/27-8/31

Create portfolios
Discuss Kindred

  • title and implication
  • questions of genre
  • 3-level questions discussion and review text
  • characterization: dynamic, static, foil
Greater discussion about figurative language
HW Due Wednesday, compare The Glass Castle  to Kindred

Continue discussion about figurative language; find examples of the following terms in Kindred:
  • characterization
  • irony
  • metaphor
  • simile
  • imagery
  • personification/pathetic fallacy
  • digression
  • conflict/parallel conflicts
  • symbol
  • motif
  • theme
  • s/m/t chart
Practice Glossary Entry

Review homework
Article relating to The Glass Castle
-close reading
-practice reading journal format #1
HW The Glass Castle-Write a glossary entry for a literary term of your choice.

Check glossary entries.
Journal Entry #2: in a thoughtful paragraph, explore time travel as a metaphor; as it relates to slavery, and how it makes the narrative unique and the message more persuasive.
In class literary terms quiz, partner work.
HW Finish literary terms quiz for tomorrow

Journal Entry #3: Read Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay (4 paragraphs).  See prompt.
-swap and peer response
-"How well did their response negotiate the prompt?"
-"What did they well; what needs improvement?"
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
HW Timed Writing Tuesday

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/22-8/24

Welcome to the 2012/2013 School Year!

The Glass Castle
-3-levels Questions
HW HW Create User for (ID# 5390843, PASS: Stevens); 
Email with user email and password
Sign up with email on homework blog

The Art of Close Reading
-collect & connect
Terms: contrast, dichotomy, juxtaposition 
The Glass Castle excerpt
HW complete dichotomy worksheet

Review homework
Practice Reading Journal entry
-The Glass Castle excerpt
-student info.
-course outline
HW Bring Kindred