October 7

Honors World Literature Oct. 10-14

Honors World Literature                                             October 10-14       

 

Planning Your Week:

Sun. 10/9—Membean vocabulary practice due.

Tues. 10/11—The Joy Luck Club Socratic discussion (annotated article due along with 10 questions for the discussion; you should also prepare your book and print your scholar’s journal).

 

 

Monday, October 10

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

  1. Opener—IAN: Construct a theme statement about The Joy Luck Club.
  2. Participate in the mini-fish bowl discussion.
    • You will unite with a second Chinese family to form a group of 8-12 members.
    • Four members will participate at a time.
    • The remaining group members will watch and take notes over the discussion.
    • For 10-15 minute rotations, the fishbowl group will conduct a conversation in the style of a mah jong game.
    • The person in the east chair will ask a question to begin.
    • The participant in the south chair will respond to the question.
    • Once the answer has been given by the student in the south chair, any further discussion can be followed by the participant in the west chair and then the north chair.
    • After the question is successfully completed for the first question, the east chair participant will ask the next question. Discussion will follow through the same path as before until all participants have asked and answered questions.
  3. Student-led work session: finalize Socratic seminar deliverables
    • Finish perfecting questions
    • Outline anticipated responses
    • Polish annotations on scholarly article
    • Prepare guide sheet
  4. Closer—exit ticket—answer in writing one of the questions discussed in today’ fishbowls.

 

Tuesday, October 11

LG: Collaborate effectively in peer discussion.

  1. Opener—Gather materials for the discussion and position yourself to evaluate a speaker.
  2. Discuss The Joy Luck Club in Socratic seminar groups
  3. Closing—Reflect on your own performance in the discussion and extend your thinking. Students who have not discussed yet will plan their responses for tomorrow’s discussion.

 

Wednesday, October 12

LG: Collaborate effectively in peer discussion.

  1. Opener—Gather materials for the discussion and position yourself to evaluate a speaker.
  2. Discuss The Joy Luck Club in Socratic seminar groups
  3. Scholar’s Celebration of The Joy Luck Club
  4. Closing—Reflect on your own performance in the discussion and extend your thinking.

 

Thursday, October 13

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

  1. Opener—PSAT Writing Practice
  2. Read “The Ballad of Mulan” and excerpts from Maxine Hong Kingston’s Woman Warrior, analyzing the character of Mulan and the thematic elements of each text.
  3. Compare/contrast the representations of Chinese culture in both texts.
  4. View scenes from Mulan: Rise of a Warrior, analyzing what is emphasized and what is absent from the film treatment of Mulan.
  5. Closer—list evidence from the film to support analysis of comparison/contrast to the texts we have read.

 

Friday, October 14

LG: Compare film adaptations to primary sources, analyzing directors’ choices and the effects they have on an audience’s interpretation of theme.

  1. Opener—revisit yesterday’s list of evidence; anticipate additional comparisons with Disney’s
  2. View scenes from Disney’s Mulan, analyzing what is emphasized and what is absent from the film treatment of Mulan.
  3. Closer—organize your evidence from both films to support analysis of comparison/contrast to the texts we have read.


Posted October 7, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors World Literature

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