September 16

Honors World Literature September 19-23

Honors World Literature                            September 19-23      

 

Planning Your Week:

Sun. 9/18—Membean practice due (make sure your accuracy is 85% or greater to earn full credit).

Mon. 9/19—Read through chapter 8 of The Joy Luck Club. 

Fri. 9/23—The Joy Luck Club Literary Analysis II (character development and theme paragraphs); early turn-in for The Joy Luck Club Scholars’ Journal entries (15 entries from 10 chapters)

Read online at The Joy Luck Club pdf.

*Vocab. Study Plan: Complete Membean practice in 15 minute increments or less. 

 

Monday, September 19

LG: Understand author’s rhetorical strategies in literary works, focusing on word choices and how they develop character and create meaning/theme. 

  1. IAN: List ways in which parents and children embarrass one another. How do cultural and generational differences affect parent/child relationships? Use at least three Membean words and three verbals.
  2. Review chapters 1-8 of The Joy Luck Club, focusing on setting, mood, and diction.
  3. Introduce family portrait assignment and construct family trees
    1. Students will work to analyze several aspects of character development, motivation and connection to themes in the novel
    2. JLC family portrait assignment
  4. Read/analyze chapter 9-10: “Rice Husband” and “Four Directions”; complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on character development and theme paragraphs.

 

Tuesday, September 20

LG: Understand author’s rhetorical strategies in literary works, focusing on word choices and how they develop character and create meaning/theme. 

  1. IAN: Ponder and Respond: Is Rose in any way responsible for Bing’s death?
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 11-12: “Without Wood” and “Best Quality”; complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on character development and theme paragraphs.

 

Wednesday, September 21

LG: Understand author’s rhetorical strategies in literary works, focusing on word choices and how they develop character and create meaning/theme. 

  1. IAN: Ponder and Respond—At the start of “Without Wood,” Rose tells of her believing in her mother’s tales of ghosts and magic because “the power of her words was that strong.” At the end of the story, when she tells Ted he can’t throw her away, he looks confused and scared: “The power of my words was that strong.” What does this repetition show about mother and daughter and East and West?
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 13-14: “Magpies” and “Waiting Between the Trees”; complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on character development and theme paragraphs.

 

Thursday, September 22

LG: Understand author’s rhetorical strategies in literary works, focusing on word choices and how they develop character and create meaning/theme. 

  1. IAN: The Garden of Marriage—Tan uses garden and weed imagery to show the condition of Ted and Rose’s marriage in “Without Wood.” Even Mr. Chou is incorporated into the image pattern. Trace the images through Rose’s story and decide what each images represents and how it fits into the pattern. Consider what the former condition of the garden shows about Ted; what the present condition reveals about Rose; what the imagery suggests about the future of their marriage. Explain how hulihuda connects to the imagery. What is the significance of Rose’s final dream? Her name?
  2. Computer Lab: compose journal entries.
  3. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 15-16: “Double Face” and “A Pair of Tickets”; complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on character development and theme paragraphs.

 

Friday, September 23

LG: Understand author’s rhetorical strategies in literary works, focusing on word choices and how they create meaning/tone. 

  1. IAN: An-mei’s mother tells her about the turtle that eats tears and knkows a person’s misery. The tears produce magpies, birds of joy. She says, “Your tears do not wash away your sorrows. They feed someone else’s joy. And that is why you must learn to swallow your own tears.” Pick from one of the following women in the novel to explain how they “swallow their tears”: Suyuan, Taitai, An-mei, Lindo, Ying-ying, Lena, Rose, or Waverly.
  2. View The Joy Luck Club, comparing/contrasting the film director’s techniques with the author’s techniques for building setting, mood, tone, character, and theme.

*Homework: Finish Scholar’s Journal entries if you did not participate in early turn-in.

 

SEPTEMBER BREAK!

 

Honors World Literature                            October 3-7  

 

Planning Your Week:

 

No Membean practice required! (Earn extra credit if you choose to do practice this week.)

 

Mon. 10/3—The Joy Luck Club Scholars’ Journal entries (15 entries from 10 chapters) if you did not participate in early turn-in.


Posted September 16, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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