August 12

Honors World Literature August 15-19

Honors World Literature                August 15-19, 2016  

Planning Your Week:

Sun 8/14—Complete 45 minutes practice on Membean

T 8/16—Know 2 Membean words [spelling, part of speech, nuances of use (connotations)]

W 8/17—Have Oedipus reading complete Oedipus the King Full Text

Th 8/18—Oedipus performances begin; bring masks and any props or “costume” pieces you would like to use

 

Monday, August 15

LG: Collaborate with peers to explore motifs/patterns of imagery in text and their relationship to themes. Practice close “reading,” gathering evidence, and making inferences. Consider thematic concepts from Oedipus. 

  1. Set up interactive class notebooks.
  2. Review Part I of Oedipus: Excavate the text for patterns of imagery/motifs: plague/disease/pollution/infertility, fame/shame, blindness/sight, dark/light, ignorance/knowledge/enlightenment, the number 3/unity/closure/spiritual awareness, god-king/scapegoat.
  • With your Archetype/Greek family, dig into the text for your group’s assigned motif.
  • Place text evidence on your poster: be sure to incorporate lead-ins, MLA citations, and of course, commentary as to the importance of the imagery to the work as a whole.
  • Also, include on your poster a claim (theme statement) about the author’s purpose for using this particular motif and how it reveals a truism about the human condition.
  1. Introduce “Performing Oedipus” assignment.

Homework: Commit 2 Membean words to memory: for each word, know how to spell it properly, its part of speech, nuances of use (connotations) etc. Be prepared to share your word “beans” in class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, August 16

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

  1. Share Membean words for review;begin building class word wall of sunshine words.
  1. Review PSAT grammar concepts: internal punctuation of clauses and verbal phrases: gerunds, participial phrases, infinitives.
  1. Gallery walk posters from Monday; gather text evidence for the following prompt:
  • Respond to the following prompt: Trace Sophocles’ uses of a specific motif through the play. Consider the great polarities both Oedipus and the Thebans experience. How does the use of repeated imagery deepen our understanding of the play as a whole? PSAT challenge: Write a potential theme statement incorporating a verbal phrase.
  1. Collaborate with your Greek family to plan Oedipus performances
  • 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: Read Part II of Oedipus (Oedipus the King Full Text)

 

Wednesday, August 17

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

  1. Participate in choral reading of Part II of Oedipus, analyzing the role of the strophe and antistrophe. Summarize key events and consider the following questions: 
  • Are there allusions present in the ode?
  • Are there metaphors in the ode?
  • What are they and what are they referring to?
  • What is the point of view of the chorus?
  • What other literary devices are present and what is their purpose?

2. Summarize the assigned strophic pair(s) and analyze the placement of the strophic pair(s) in the play. Create a visual depiction of the           strophic pair(s) (scene in a comic book, poster with a series of images, etc.).

3. Collaborate with Greek families to prepare Oedipus performances.

  • 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.

4. Ticket out the door: summarize the stances of the debate presented in the strophe and antistrophe you read today.

 

Thursday, August 18

LG: Participate effectively in collaborative discussion and enhance presentations with digital media.

 

  1. Collaborate with Greek families to prepare Oedipus performances.
  • 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.

2. Perform Oedipus Rex.

 

Friday, August 19

LG: Participate effectively in collaborative discussion and enhance presentations with digital media.

 

  1. Perform Oedipus Rex.


Posted August 12, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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