Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/27-8/31

MONDAY
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

TUESDAY
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

WEDNESDAY
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.

THURSDAY
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.
-alienation
In class literary terms quiz, partner work.
HW Finish literary terms quiz for tomorrow

FRIDAY
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?"
Structure
-format/grammar/mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
HW Timed Writing Tuesday