July 29

Honors World Literature August 1-5

Honors World Literature                August 1-5, 2016      

Planning Your Week:

T 8/2—Return signed syllabus.  Bring $10 for Membean vocabulary program.

M 8/8—Personal narrative draft due

 

Monday, August 1

LG: Reflect on personal qualities and characteristics; set goals for timed writing.

  1. Read the HWL Syllabus F16 and review class procedures; complete TRSS forms.
  2. Read The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco; consider—Is there a moment that has turned you into who you are today?
  3. Compose a response to the timed writing prompt (1990 parental conflict).

Homework: Read the syllabus and have parent sign; bring $10 for Membean vocabulary.

 

Tuesday, August 2

LG: Understand the pattern of a quest in literature; analyze the elements in a short story.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Read and annotate chapter 1 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor: “Every Trip is a Quest.”
  3. Read and annotate James Joyce’s “Araby”; identify the elements of the quest and analyze the real reason vs. the stated reason for the quest with the graphic organizer.

 Homework: Return signed syllabus and $10 for Membean vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, August 3

LG: Continue identifying literary patterns, including archetypes.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Discuss “Araby” and clarify understanding of the elements of the quest.
  3. Archetypes Mixer: Question peers to discover your character then pair up with your character’s counterpart; analyze your partnership—what qualities does each character possess? What is the pair’s relationship?
  4. Review common literary archetypes and discuss patterns that emerged from 9th Literature/Comp. readings (ppt).
  5. Take the archetypes quiz to discover your best match.

 

Thursday, August 4

LG: Apply understanding of quest elements and archetypes to a cold reading passage (EOC/PSAT prep); construct a personal narrative.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Apply understanding of quest elements and archetypes in Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”
  3. Construct a personal narrative based on the results of the archetype quiz; plan the selfie you will use to illustrate your narrative.

 Homework: Work on a draft of your personal narrative and selfie due Monday for revision.

 

Friday, August 5

LG: Explore motifs and thematic elements of Oedipus.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Analyze “Choice Blindness” (Brain Games episode) and various clips of popular films that include prophecy and fate (The Matrix, Maleficent, Hercules, Sleeping Beauty, Star Wars, Harry Potter).
  3. Create foldables with motifs and thematic concepts (fate vs. free will, prophecy, supernatural/paranormal).

Homework: Work on a draft of your personal narrative and selfie due Monday for revision.


Posted July 29, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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