December 6

Honors 9th Dec. 7-11

9th Lit Honors                                   

Planning Your Week: December 7-11

Monday–Portfolios due (if you are absent, you must get the portfolio to me today)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday—The Night Circus presentations

Thursday—The Road through p. 175


Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, December 7-9

LG: Present circus tents.

  1. Present circus tents; students not presenting will evaluate other tents.
  2. Reflect on your own performance: Each member of the group will write a reflection answering the following questions:
  • How do you think your group did overall? What grade do you deserve and why?
  • How well did your group work together?
  • Did everyone pull his or her own weight? What issues did you encounter in your groups?

Thursday, December 10

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.

  1. Review The Road; respond to the literary analysis questions.
  2. Debate issues from The Odyssey anticipation guide.
  3. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook.
  4. Read the invocation to The Odyssey p. 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.
  5. Read “The Cyclops” pp. 986-999.
    1. How does the Cyclops ignore the duties of hospitality? How does Odysseus break the rules of hospitality? What do these customs show about the Greek culture?
    2. List various ways your own culture greets and behaves toward guests. What do these behaviors show about your culture?
  6. Identify epic similes, epithets, and patronymics in “The Cyclops.”

Friday, December 11

LG:  Compare how authors use different mediums to tell the same story.  

  1. Read/analyze “The Land of the Dead” p.1064-69
  2. Read “Scylla and Charybdis” on p. 1073-1076; identify the two epic similes in the story of “Scylla and Charybdis” and explain what two things are being compared.
  3. Compare with the film adaptation in Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters.

Posted December 6, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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