August 6

Honors World Literature August 8-12

Honors World Literature                  August 8-12, 2016     

 

Planning Your Week:

M 8/8—Personal narrative draft and selfie due for revision.

W 8/10—Personal narrative final draft due to Turnitin.com; selfie due to Google Drive.

S 8/14—Complete vocabulary practice on Membean before class.

 

Monday, August 8

LG: Collaborate with peers to create a personal presentation; explore vocabulary.

  1. Computer Lab: Set up Google Drive shared folder instructions and Turnitin HWL account.
  2. Assess vocabulary level on Membean and begin practice sessions.
  3. Polish personal narratives and selfies due Wednesday.

 Homework: Personal narrative final draft and selfie due Wednesday; complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Tuesday, August 9

LG: Practice close “reading,” gathering evidence, and making inferences. Consider thematic concepts from Oedipus. 

  1. Review vocabulary—list a word you learned yesterday on a Post-It note, including as much information as you remember.
  2. PSAT concept: Sentence types and punctuating clauses (within sentence punctuation); The Simpsons Teach Sentences
  3. View “An Introduction to Greek Tragedy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSr6mP-zxUc and take notes with Greek tragedy questions.
  4. Read Intro to Greek Tragedy and Greek Theater; complete notes.
  5. Ticket out the Door—Respond to the following questions:
    1. If you defied your parents and did something wrong, what’s the worst punishment they could dole out to make sure you wouldn’t do such a thing again?
    2. Should a person be judged guilty of a crime if he/she is unaware that any crime is being committed?
    3. Is being self-assured ever a bad thing?
    4. Have you ever wanted to see a movie after having read the book? Why would you want to spend the money if you already know the story?

Homework: Personal narrative final draft and selfie due Wednesday (submit to your Google folder); complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Wednesday, August 10

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus. 

  1. My Favorite No: Analyze examples of poor clause recognition/sentence punctuation and correct these issues in your personal narrative.
  2. Review characteristics of a tragic hero (Tragic Hero ppt).
  3. View History of Theatre 2—Development of Classical Greek Tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmBDfl9YJY4
  4. Review “Structure of Oedipus” chart; read p.460-7 in textbook.
  5. Assign Oedipus Rex performance assessment to Greek families.

Homework: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Thursday, August 11

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus.  

  1. In Greek families, complete the following work. Divide the questions among all group members. For instance, Kaela will write all Reading Strategy questions, Gabe will write all Literary Analysis questions, etc. Turn in all work at the end of the period.
  • Read Oedipus the King Part I in the textbook p. 468-499.
  • Answer all questions in the margin: Reading Strategy (11), Literary Analysis (11), Critical Viewing (5), Reading Check (15). Identify the question with the page number (example: Reading Strategy #1 p. 469).
  • Answer questions #1-8 on p. 499.
  • Answer questions #1-9 on p. 500.

Homework: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Friday, August 12

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus.  

  1. In Greek families, complete the following work. Divide the questions among all group members. For instance, Kaela will write all Reading Strategy questions, Gabe will write all Literary Analysis questions, etc. Turn in all work at the end of the period.
  • Read Oedipus the King Part II in the textbook p. 503-525.
  • Answer all questions in the margin: Reading Strategy (9), Literary Analysis (8), Critical Viewing (4), Reading Check (11). Identify the question with the page number (example: Reading Strategy #1 p. 469).
  • Answer questions #1-7 on p. 524.
  • Answer questions #1-9 on p. 525.

2. Greek family performance planning:

  • Choose roles.
  • Design costumes, masks, props, and background images.
  • Cut lines for performance. Count the total number of lines within the Episode. Divide by 3. Cut that number of lines from the total scene. Be sure that all important lines are left intact. Be sure all action flows despite missing lines.

Homework: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening; prepare props/costumes/performances for Oedipus Rex.


Posted August 6, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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