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?


Posted May 12, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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