May 12

Honors 9th Literature May 15-19

Honors 9th Lit May 15-19

Planning Your Week

 

T 5/16: Discussion on The Road

Th 5/18: Mythical mini-me due

 

Monday, May 15

  1. Review The Road; view Oprah’s interviews with Cormac McCarthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3kpzuk1Y8I As you watch each interview, takes notes on important elements and insights. What can we learn about writing from McCarthy?
  2. Complete discussion guide part 2 for The Road.
  3. Read “The Cyclops” and “The Land of the Dead” then discuss themes related to hospitality, deception, justice, death, etc.

Tuesday, May 16

  1. Participate in class discussion of The Road.
  2. Revisit anticipation guide and reconsider responses.

Wednesday, May 17

  1. Revisit your mini-me; create a new “you” as an epic hero.
  2. Read “The Judgement of Paris,” “A Tale for All the Ages,” and “The Value of Hospitality in Ancient Greek Society”; complete “Pre-Reading Notes” handout.
  3. View video on Greek hospitality.
  4. Read “Calypso” and “Polyphemus”; compare and contrast setting.
  5. View The Odyssey; compare and contrast the film adaptation with the text. How do the director’s choices influence the audience’s perception of Odysseus, Calypso, and Polyphemus? How does the director emphasize the traits of an epic hero?

Thursday, May 18

  1. Share mini-me epic heroes.
  2. Read “The Land of the Dead” p.1064-9 and “Scylla & Charybdis” p. 1073-6. View representation of these in Percy Jackson & the Sea of Monsters
  3. Read “The Sirens” p. 1071; compare and contrast with Margaret Atwood’s “Siren Song” p.1130-1. Review allusions to the Sirens in The Road.

Friday, May 19

  1. View “Survival” episode of Brain Games; connect the ideas from the episode to reading passages from The Odyssey and The Road
  2. View The Odyssey; compare and contrast the film adaptation with the text. How do the director’s choices influence the audience’s perception of Odysseus, Calypso, and Polyphemus? How does the director emphasize the traits of an epic hero?
May 12

AP Literature May 15-19

Week 18

 

Monday, May 15—Wednesday, May 17

  1. Present film director projects.

 

Thursday, May 18

  1. FINAL EXAM

Learning goal(s): View film as a “text”; apply knowledge of how texts are constructed to analyze “author” style and theme.

Standards Addressed: ELACC12SL4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range or formal and informal tasks. ELACC12SL5: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest. ELACC12SL6: Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 11–12 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

 

May 5

Honors 9th Lit May 8-12

Honors 9th Lit.                                  

Planning Your Week: May 8-12

 

No Membean this week!

 

M: Read through p.175 in The Road; prepare annotations and questions for discussion.

M 5/15: Finish The Road; prepare annotations and questions for discussion.

 

Learning Goal: Enhance and propel collaborative discussion with relevant questioning, thoughtful responses, and appropriate preparation.

Focus Standards: ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

 

Monday, May 8

  1. Participate in pinwheel discussion of The Road through p.175

Tuesday, May 9

  1. Introduce The Odyssey: View the video—A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4jk5kavy4; discuss epic poetry, hero’s journey, etc.
  2. Revisit your mini me; create a new “you” as an epic hero.
  3. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook and on the Gods & Monsters handout; read the epic hero notes.
  4. Read the invocation to The Odyssey 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.
  5. Complete “Role Model” vs. Rogue” graphic organizer with “The Adventure of Odysseus,” “Sailing from Troy,” and “The Lotus Eaters”; view adaptations of “The Lotus Eaters” in Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief and Scorch Trials.

 

Wednesday, May 10

  1. View Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; complete “Tracing the Hero’s Journey” graphic organizer to analyze Percy Jackson; compare and contrast with Odysseus and the man in The Road.

 

Thursday, May 11

  1. Read “The Judgement of Paris,” “A Tale for All the Ages,” and “The Value of Hospitality in Ancient Greek Society”; complete “Pre-Reading Notes” handout.
  2. View video on Greek hospitality.
  3. Finish viewing Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief; complete handout

 

Friday, May 12

  1. Read/annotate The Road, preparing questions and annotations for discussion.
  2. Compare the style of Homer and McCarthy. Discuss Greek heroes.
May 5

AP Literature May 8-12

Week 17

Planning Your Week:

No Membean!

Thurs. 5/11–Film director projects due.

 

Monday, May 8

  1. Research film director/scene and create multimedia presentation.

 

Tuesday, May 9

  1. Finish Queen of Katwe.

 

Wednesday, May 10

  1. Research film director/scene and create multimedia presentation.

 

Thursday, May 11

  1. Present film director projects.

 

Friday, May 12

  1. Present film director projects.