September 19

September 30th – October 4th, 2019

All classes will have a vocabulary activity graded in their notebook on Friday, October 4th.

Students can choose one of the following activities (some examples below): (1) Images for each image, (2) Connotation/ Part of Speech chart, (3) Sentences combining two or more words per sentence, (4) Story containing all 20 words used correctly.

9th LITERATURE

Vocabulary Level D- Unit 4. Quiz on Friday 4th.

Writing Quality Narrative Essays PPT

Narrative Writing Graphic Organizer


10th WORLD LITERATURE

Greek-Theatre-Sophocles-Greek-Tragedy-Oedipus NOTES

 

Vocabulary Level E- Unit 4. Quiz on Friday 4th.

 

Quoting and Citations PPT

Formal Outline

MLA Sample Paper from Purdue Owl

MLA Format =

  • 12 point Times New Roman, double spaced, remove extra space before and after paragraphs.
  • Insert page number, top right of page, type last name before page number. Change font to 12 point Times New Roman.
  • Your last page is your Works Cited page. Center the title and create a hanging indent for all entries.

Works Cited

Dawood, N.J. “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from The Thousand and One Nights. Prentice Hall Literature World Masterpieces, edited by Pearson Education, Inc., Penguin Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007, 84-96.

Homer. The IliadPrentice Hall Literature World Masterpieces, edited by Pearson Education, Inc., Penguin Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007, 360-408.

Sanders, N.K. The Epic of Gilgamesh. Prentice Hall Literature World Masterpieces, edited by Pearson Education, Inc., Penguin Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007, 16-32.


Unit 2 Essay- What makes a hero?

  • Due by Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm to Turnitin.com!
  • Prompt = What makes someone a hero?
    • Determine a characteristic, quality, or accomplishment that you believe determines or defines a hero like strength, bravery, the willingness to help others, etc.
    • Choose two characters from the stories we have read this unit and one person from a different source (movie, book, real life, etc.). *These three people will be the topics for your three body paragraphs.
      • The Epic of Gilgamesh – Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim
      • Arabian Nights– Scheherazade, the Fisherman
      • The Iliad– Achilles, Hector

Essay Grading Rubric

_____ / 10  MLA Format (*This category is all or nothing! You must type your paper in correct MLA heading including 12 point Times New Roman font, double spaced, MLA internal citations, and a Works Cited page)

_____ / 15 Intro Paragraph (brief summary, mention of boys’ behavior, clear thesis statement)

_____ / 20 Body Paragraph #1- a hero from one of the stories we read (2 strong points, 2 pieces of strong textual evidence and examples/analysis that clearly support your claim)

_____ / 20 Body Paragraph #2- a hero from one of the stories we read (2 strong points, 2 pieces of strong textual evidence and examples/analysis that clearly support your claim)

_____ / 20 Body Paragraph #3- a hero of your choice (2 strong points, 2 pieces of strong textual evidence and examples/analysis that clearly support your claim)

_____ / 15 Conclusion Paragraph (discussion of boys’ behavior, brief description of novel’s ending)

_____ / 10 Grammar & Mechanics (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, word choice)

_____ / 100 Final Grade (writing category)

September 16

September 16th – 20th, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Monday- Read your Parallel Reading Book! Project DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th!

Tuesday and Wednesday- Review for Short Story Unit Test

Thursday- SHORT STORY UNIT TEST

Friday- Read your Parallel Reading Book! Project DUE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th!

 

10th WORLD LITERATURE

Quoting and Citations PPT

Unit 2 Essay- What makes a hero?

  • Due by Monday, September 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm to Turnitin.com!
  • Prompt = What makes someone a hero?
    • Determine a characteristic, quality, or accomplishment that you believe determines or defines a hero like strength, bravery, the willingness to help others, etc.
    • Choose two characters from the stories we have read this unit and one person from a different source (movie, book, real life, etc.). *These three people will be the topics for your three body paragraphs.
      • The Epic of Gilgamesh – Gilgamesh, Utnapishtim
      • Arabian Nights– Scheherazade, the Fisherman
      • The Iliad– Achilles, Hector

Unit 2- Archetypes & Hero Unit Test = Thursday!

10th World Lit Unit 2 Study Guide

10th World Literature Unit 2 Exam: Study Guide ANSWERS

  1. Archetypes: Describe the following archetypes. 

Character Archetypes  

 Mentor – the hero’s teacher 

 Hunting Group of Companions – the sidekick (Gilgamesh’s sidekick = Enkidu)

 The Shadow – the BIG thing that the hero has to fight (For Gilgamesh, it is death.) 

 Creature of Nightmare – a monster (Gilgamesh fights Humbaba in the forest.)  

 Damsel in Distress  a woman who is helpless or in trouble 

Situational Archetypes  

 Stage 1: Departure – When the hero DECIDES they will go on a journey 

 Stage 2: Initiation – When the hero BEGINS the journey  

 Stage 3: The Road of Trials – Problems on the journey 

 Stage 4: The Innermost Cave – The lowest point when we think the hero might fail 

 Stage 5: Return to Society – The end of the journey when the hero goes home 

 The Fall – When something bad happens to the hero 

 Death and Rebirth – Literal or figurative, but the hero always “comes back” or “wins” 

Symbolic Archetypes  

 The Underworld – a bad or dangerous place 

 Haven vs. Wilderness – danger vs safety (Gilgamesh = The Cedar Forest vs Uruk) 

 The Crossroads – A place or time of indecision  

 The Whirlpool – a dangerous part of nature that acts against the hero 

 The Fog – represents indecision  

Types of Heroes  

 Traditional/Classical Hero – strong, good-looking, lives by a moral code 

 Antihero – the opposite of the classical hero 

 Tragic Hero – the hero in a tragedy  

 Unsung Hero – does not get the recognition that they deserve 

 Superhero – has supernatural powers 

The Epic of Gilgamesh  

  • Humbaba is an example of which character archetype? Creature of Nightmare 
  • Who or what is the Shadow in Gilgamesh? Death 
  • What is Gilgamesh’s task in The Epic of GilgameshFind immortality  
  • Enkidu dies after telling Gilgamesh about his dream in the Epic of Gilgamesh. True 
  • What does this event show about the Sumerian attitude toward dreams? They believe that dreams tell the future  
  • Which aspect of ancient Sumerian culture is evident in The Epic of GilgameshIt is important to have glory and renown. Gilgamesh finds immortality in the end through his legacy and his story.  

The Thousand and One Nights Arabian Nights  

  • Describe the plot of “The Fisherman and the Jinnee.”  

The fisherman finds the lamp and discovers there is a jinnee inside. The jinnee wants to kill him, so the fisherman traps him BACK inside the lamp and throws him into the ocean again. (Moral = If the jinnee had been willing to spare the fisherman’s life, the fisherman would have spared his.) 

  • Describe the plot of “The Tale of King Yunan and Duban the Doctor.”  

The King is sick, and the doctor says that he can heal him with magic. Secretly, he uses a potion, but the king doesn’t know that. The king is REALLY impressed and gives the doctor a lot of gifts. The king’s assistant gets really jealous and convinces the king to kill the doctor. (Moral = Don’t act out in jealousy. Think before you act.) 

  • Describe the plot of “The Tale of King Sindbad and the Falcon. 

King Sinbad has a pet falcon, and they go hunting together. When they are taking a break, the King tries to give the falcon water, and the falcon knocks it over, again and again. The King becomes frustrated and cuts off the falcon’s wings, but then the king realizes that the falcon was just trying to save him- the water was actually snake venom dripping down the trunk of the tree! The King regrets his actions. (Moral = think before you act.) 

  • What is a frame storyA story within a story within a story  
  • Who is the true narrator of all three stories within The Thousand and One NightsScheherazade 
  • Why does Scheherazade tell the King these stories? To protect herself and help save  
  • What is a folk taleA story that teaches a lesson/morale 
  • When and why were they usually told? Recited orally (people TOLD each other the stories) 
  • What were the stories usually like? Teaches lessons 

The Iliad  

  • Main conflict – The Trojan War 
  • Theme of book 1 – The Rage of Achilles 
  • Main characters and their roles for the Greeks and the Trojans: LOOK AT BLUE CHART IN YOUR NOTES 
  • Greeks = Agamemnon (commander in chief of the Greek army), Achilles (#1 awesome warrior for the Greeks). Athena helps them.  
  • Trojans = King Priam and Queen Hecuba (leaders of Troy), Hector (#1 awesome warrior for the Trojans), Andromache (Hector’s wife), Paris (Hector’s brother). Apollo helps them. 
  • Resolution – Achilles eats dinner with King Priam and decides to give Hector’s body back to his parents.  

Epic Conventions 

  • Epic – a long narrative poem 
  • Epic Simile– a LONG simile- compares two things using like or as 
  • Epithet – a nickname like “Achilles, swift runner”  
  • “In Medias Res” the story starts in the middle of the action 
  • Invocation of the Muse – the author calls upon the muse of epic poetry to help them tell the story 

Comma Rules  

  • Comma after a dependent clause.  If we hurry, we can make the bus. 
  • Commas to separate items in a list. I need sugar, butter, and eggs from the grocery store. 
  • Commas to separate a quote from the attribution (the info of who said the quote). “Yes,” Ting said, “I did see the baby panda at the zoo today.” 
  • Commas to separate introductory phrases at the beginning of a sentence. Yes, Mother, I did see the baby panda at the zoo.  
  • Comma and coordinating conjunction to separate two independent clauses.  Ophelia is picking up the food, and I am making the centerpieces. 
  • Separate an appositive phrase (renames something- gives more info about a noun in the sentence). I took Angie, the one with the freckles, to the movie last night. 

 

September 9

September 9th – 13th, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Vocabulary- Level D, Unit 3. QUIZ FRIDAY!

Read “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe. (Audio version of the text.) Complete mask one-pager assignment- due Friday.

Complete Parallel Reading assignment. Poster due Monday, September 30th!

10th WORLD LITERATURE

Vocabulary- Level E, Unit 3. QUIZ FRIDAY!

Comma Rules

Read The Iliad: “Hector returns to Troy”

  • Hector speeds to his own house, but his wife Andromache is not there. A servant tells him that she has gone to Troy’s tower to watch the fighting. Hector runs to the gates, where he meets Andromache and their infant son Astyanax. Andromache weeps for the past loss of her family to the Achaeans, and asks for Hector to stay within Troy’s walls, fearing that she will become a widow. Hector tells her he must fight so that all of Troy is not destroyed.
  • Hector reaches down to cradle his son, but Astyanax is frightened, not recognizing his father in full battle armor. Hector removes his helmet and kisses his son. Hector says a prayer for his son, hoping he will become a strong warrior, and tells Andromache not to mourn him too soon. He tells her that no man escapes his fate, and urges her to go back to her work.
  • Hector puts his helmet back on and heads back into battle. The women of Troy begin to mourn Hector, convinced that he will never return from battle with the Achaeans. Paris joins Hector as they run back into battle. Hector scolds Paris, calling him a good soldier who hangs back, and the two head forward into battle.

“The Death of Hector” 

  • Hector now stands as the only Trojan left outside Troy. Priam, overlooking the battlefield from the Trojan ramparts, begs him to come inside, but Hector, having given the overconfident order for the Trojans to camp outside their gates the night before, now feels too ashamed to join them in their retreat. When Achilles finally returns from chasing Apollo (disguised as Agenor), Hector confronts him. At first, the mighty Trojan considers trying to negotiate with Achilles, but he soon realizes the hopelessness of his cause and flees. He runs around the city three times, with Achilles at his heels. Zeus considers saving Hector, but Athena persuades him that the mortal’s time has come. Zeus places Hector’s and Achilles’ respective fates on a golden scale, and, indeed, Hector’s sinks to the ground.
  • During Hector’s fourth circle around the city walls, Athena appears before him, disguised as his ally Deiphobus, and convinces him that together they can take Achilles. Hector stops running and turns to face his opponent. He and Achilles exchange spear throws, but neither scores a hit. Hector turns to Deiphobus to ask him for a lance; when he finds his friend gone, he realizes that the gods have betrayed him. In a desperate bid for glory, he charges Achilles. However, he still wears Achilles’ old armor—stolen from Patroclus’s dead body—and Achilles knows the armor’s weak points intimately. With a perfectly timed thrust he puts his spear through Hector’s throat. Near death, Hector pleads with Achilles to return his body to the Trojans for burial, but Achilles resolves to let the dogs and scavenger birds maul the Trojan hero.
  • The other Achaeans gather round and exultantly stab Hector’s corpse. Achilles ties Hector’s body to the back of his chariot and drags it through the dirt. Meanwhile, up above on the city’s walls, King Priam and Queen Hecuba witness the devastation of their son’s body and wail with grief. Andromache hears them from her chamber and runs outside. When she sees her husband’s corpse being dragged through the dirt, she too collapses and weeps.
September 4

September 2nd – 6th, 2019

Monday- Labor day- NO SCHOOL!

9th LITERATURE

T- “Most Dangerous Game”

W- finish reading the short story

Th- Counseling lesson in the Media Center

F- Answer questions for “Most Dangerous Game,” read Parallel Reading book! 

10th WORLD LITERATURE

T- Read “The Fisherman and the Jinnee” from 1001 Nights

W- Introduce The Iliad with The Iliad Diagram and video 

Th- Read “The Rage of Achilles” from The Iliad

F-  Read “Hector Returns to Troy” from The Iliad

August 26

August 26th – 30th, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Monday- Touchstone #1 Pretest. This is mandated by the county, but it will not affect students’ grades.

Tuesday- Vocabulary Unit 2– 1. Introduce words & complete “Choosing the Right Word” in class. 2. Types of Irony in Class Notes section of workbook. 3. “Synonyms and Antonyms” for Homework! 

Wednesday- “The Necklace”

Thursday- “The Undertaker’s Tale”

Friday- Unit 2 Vocab. QUIZ! & Silent reading time for parallel reading book

10th WORLD LITERATURE

Monday- Unit 2 Vocabulary! “The Flood”

Tuesday- “The Return”

Wednesday- EARLY RELEASE DAY

Thursday- Introduction to Arabian Nights 

Friday- Unit 2 Vocab. QUIZ! 

August 18

August 19th – 23rd, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Monday- Finish Scythe Conflict Chart (blue) and Discussion Questions (purple)

Tuesday- In class discussion on Scythe. 

Wednesday- Begin Unit 2- Short Stories with terms and definitions.

  • Plot Roller Coaster Definitions
    • Point of View (1st, 2nd, and 3rd person omniscient)
    • Setting
    • Theme/lesson
    • Mood and Tone
    • Types of Conflict
    • Types of Irony
    • Foreshadowing
    • Flat character vs Round character
    • Static character vs Dynamic character

 

Thursday- Assign Parallel Reading assignment for Unit 2.

Unit 2 Parallel Reading One-Pager Poster

Directions: Each student will choose a parallel reading book of their choice. It must be a grade level appropriate book that you have not read before, and you must get teacher approval for your selection. Complete the following assignments on a poster:

  • Theme: A visual image, symbol, or representation of an idea/concept that is especially important from the text. Use color to further your symbolic meaning. Write a description of the image and explain how it connects to the theme of the text.
  • At least 3 significant, direct quotes from the story that. Use quotation marks and page numbers to document your source.
  • At least 4 questions about the text. They should be discussion or essay questions. They should be a How or Why
  • At least 3 antagonists the main character encounters in this novel. List them and tell how they react to or overcomes them in order to proceed on their journey.
  • At least one connection between your chosen text and another text or real-world event.
  • An original poem summarizing the events and themes present within the novel. It must be at least 16 lines long and have a recognizable rhyme scheme.

Friday- Read “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson

10th WORLD LITERATURE

Archetype PowerPoints- Use these to fill in your notes!

Archetype Notes- Fill in the Blank

Narrative Writing Assignment (20 point writing grade):

  • You will write an original narrative based on The Epic of Gilgamesh from a specific point of view. Your narrative must be based on what we read in the textbook, but where details are missing, you MAKE IT UP! It is a story of your own creation based on these characters and events. If you choose to write about the wrestling match, you will have more freedom as there are not that many published details in our translation of the text.
  • As you write your story, be sure to include dialogue and imagery (sensory details). The dialogue could come straight from the text, but you could also make it up!
  • Option 1: The Wrestling Match- Gilgamesh or Enkidu’s POV
  • Option 2: “The Battle with Humbaba”- Gilgamesh, Enkidu, Humbaba, or The Cedar Trees in the Forest POV

August 9

August 12th – 16th, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Unit 1 Vocabulary- Level D

Unit 1 Vocabulary- Level D QUIZLET

Notebook Activity: Choose one of the following options and complete in your “Vocabulary” section of your notebook:

  1. Visual Vocabulary– Draw an image, symbol, or doodle for each word
  2. Original Story– Write an original (and school appropriate) story using all 20 words correctly!

Monday: Scythe Name Activity

PART 1: Research.

Choose 2 scythe names from the novel listed below.

For each name, answer the following three questions:

  1. What historical figure from the “Age of Mortality” is their name alluding to? USE YOUR PHONES TO LOOK UP THE NAMES.
  2. What does it reveal about the scythe’s personality/character that they chose that name? Explain.
  3. Is the scythe you chose a part of the Old Guard or the New Order? How is their chosen name a reflection of that? Explain.

Scythe names to choose from: Scythe Constantine , Scythe Volta, Scythe Xenocrates, Scythe Goddard,  Scythe Faraday, Scythe Rand, Scythe Curie, Scythe Mandela, Scythe Chomsky

 

PART 2: Your own scythe name:

  1. Choose your own patron historic and describe why they are the perfect fit for you.
  2. You should also choose a color for your robes and describe why that shade fits your name and personality.

Wednesday: Scythe Conflict Chart

Friday: Scythe Discussion Questions


10th WORLD LITERATURE

Level E Unit 1 Quizlet

Notebook Activity: Choose one of the following options and complete in your “Vocabulary” section of your notebook:

  1. Visual Vocabulary– Draw an image, symbol, or doodle for each word

2. Original Story– Write an original (and school appropriate) story using all 20 words correctly!


LoF Essay Instructions


 

August 2

August 5th – 9th, 2019

9th LITERATURE

Dystopia and Utopia Notes and Dystopia Guided Notes.asd

9th Grade Literature – Scythe Mini Project 

Once you have accurately completed your Summer Reading assignment, you will choose three of the following activities to complete.  Each one is worth 10 points.  Due on or before Friday, Aug. 9 in class.

A.  Illustrate (with detail and color) an important scene from the novel.  Include an 8-10 sentence explanation that describes the scene and its significance in the novel.  Do not choose this one if you “can’t draw”, please.
B. Select TWO literary devices (imagery, symbolism, metaphor, personification…) that the author uses in the novel. In a well-developed paragraph (6-8 sentences), explain the purpose/importance of the device.  How do these literary devices support the novel’s theme?  Support your explanation using textual evidence.
C. Select an important scene from the novel and, from the point of view of one of the characters, narrate that character’s thoughts, observations, and actions – these must align with the novel’s plot (you can’t fabricate events or conversations that didn’t happen).  2-3 well-developed paragraphs
D. Summarize the entire novel in an original poem.  Poem must have a recognizable rhyme scheme.  Poem must be at least 16 lines in length.
E. Create a book cover for the novel.  The front cover must have title, author, and strong image that relates somehow to the novel.  The back cover must have an original, accurate 10-sentence summary of the novel. 
F. Complete the Character Table accurately and completely.  Each character trait must be supported by textual evidence.

Scythe Character Table

_____ / 70 Reading Notes                                                                 _____ / 30 Additional Activities

10th LITERATURE

Lord of the Flies Mini-Project

In groups of 3-4, create a 4-part poster that includes the following:

SECTION 1: Evidence of civility & morality (2 items of textual evidence + 1 strong, detailed, colorful image)

SECTION 2: Evidence of savagery & wildness (2 items of textual evidence + 1 strong, detailed, colorful image)

SECTION 3: Symbolism (illustrate 2 symbols with detail and color and explain their meaning/significance)

SECTION 4: Character Analysis (compare (2) & contrast (2) Ralph and Jack using textual evidence & an illustration)