September 23

Honors World Literature October 3-7

Honors World Literature                            October 3-7  

Planning Your Week:

Early turn in for The Joy Luck Club Literary Analysis Part II and The Joy Luck Club Scholars’ Journal–submit by 4:00 a.m. (Friday night/Saturday morning Sept. 23-4) for extra credit. Otherwise you must submit by 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 3.

No Membean practice required! (Earn extra credit if you choose to do practice this week; you can earn 10 pts each for completing 45 minutes of practice by Sun., Sept. 25 and 45 minutes of practice by Sun., Oct. 2.).

Mon. 10/3—The Joy Luck Club Scholars’ Journal entries (15 entries from 10 chapters) and Literary Analysis Part II. If you did not participate in early turn-in, these must be submitted to Turnitin.com by the start of class Monday morning.

Wed. 10/5–The Joy Luck Club Scholars’ article due at the end of class.

PSAT is October 19. Click here for PSAT guide.

 

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.

September 9

Honors World Literature Sept. 12-16

Honors World Literature                            September 12-16      

 

Planning Your Week:

 

Sun. 9/11—Membean practice due (make sure your accuracy is 85% or greater to earn full credit).

Mon. 9/12—Read through chapter 4 of The Joy Luck Club. Bring three beans (3 Membean words; make the word large and bold with a definition and part of speech)

Fri. 9/14—Poetry Out Loud performances; The Joy Luck Club Literary Analysis I (setting/mood and diction/style paragraphs)

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 12

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

  1. Review beans (color code and sort into parts of speech on the wall). Write 5 summary sentences using 5 different Membean words and a verbal in each (use all three verbal types) about The Joy Luck Club.
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 1-4: Feathers from a Thousand Li Away; complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on setting/mood and diction/style paragraphs; work on Poetry Out Loud TPFASST and performances.

 

Tuesday, September 13

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

  1. Computer Lab: compose setting/mood and diction paragraphs.
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 5: “Rules of the Game”; complete dialectical journal entries.
  3. Discuss responses to chapter 1 questions.
  4. IAN: ponder and respond—Both An-mei and Taitai suffer wounds that result in scars while in tentative contact with their mothers in “Scar.” Examine the cause of the wounds, the connections to the mothers, and An-mei’s comment about her scars. What do these scars figuratively mean?

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on setting/mood and diction/style paragraphs; work on Poetry Out Loud TPFASST and performances.

 

Wednesday, September 14

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

  1. IAN: Ponder and Respond: Is Rose in any way responsible for Bing’s death
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 6: “The Voice from the Wall”; complete dialectical journal entries.
  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

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on setting/mood and diction/style paragraphs; work on Poetry Out Loud TPFASST and performances.

 

Thursday, September 15

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

  1. Computer Lab: compose journal entries.
  2. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 7: “Half and Half”; complete dialectical journal entries.
  3. Continue working on character portraits and family tree construction
  4. Rehearse for Poetry Out Loud with your Chinese family as an audience.
    1. Provide feedback on physical presence; gestures; pronunciation; delivery volume and emotion

*Homework: Continue reading The Joy Luck Club; work on setting/mood and diction/style paragraphs; work on Poetry Out Loud TPFASST and performances.

 

Friday, September 16

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

  1. Perform Poetry Out Loud
  2. IAN: List ways in which parents and children embarrass one another. How do cultural and generational differences affect parent/child relationships? Use at least five Membean words and various verbals. How Can I Embarrass You? Let Me Count the Ways.
  3. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 8: “Two Kinds”; complete dialectical journal entries.

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

September 3

Honors World Literature Sept. 6-9

Planning Your Week:

Continue revising your essay due Friday. Keep all drafts and editing notes, and submit to Turnitin.com.

Sun. 9/4—Membean practice due (make sure your accuracy is 85% or greater to earn full credit).

Wed. 9/7—Bring your 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud site. Membean vocabulary assessment (must be completed Wednesday afternoon).

Fri. 9/9–Bring a hard copy of your revised, typed essay to class along with your rough draft and editing notes. You should also submit your file to Turnitin.com before class.

**Our next unit is on The Joy Luck Club, a novel by Amy Tan. Please obtain a copy (Amazon or Barnes and Noble are similarly priced at $9.52). Contact me if you have any issues with obtaining the book.** Or read online at The Joy Luck Club pdf.

 

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

 

Monday, September 5—Labor Day Holiday

 

Tuesday, September 6

LG: Formulate and share opinions about the immigrant experience and the idea of game play.

  1. IAN: Expand the analogy of the experience of the Uno game to the immigrant experience. Explain the social and cultural importance of games. Use at least three Membean words in your response; highlight each word.
  2. Anticipation Guide: Assess the statements and formulate your opinion; assert yourself and persuade others to see your point of view.
  3. Review reading schedule and dialectical journal assignment for reading.
  4. Read The Joy Luck Club opening prologue and chapter 1: “The Joy Luck Club”; examine the structure of the novel and complete dialectical journal entries.

*Homework: Bring your Poetry Out Loud poems to class tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, September 7

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to poems.  

  1. IAN: Return to your TPFASST for “Ode on a Grecian Urn”; complete analysis of the poem.
  2. Analyze Chinese poetry for cultural and thematic concepts.
  3. Apply TPFASTT method for analyzing to your Poetry Out Loud poems (mark hard stop punctuation; identify nouns, verbs, modifiers; differentiate between concrete & abstract ideas; look up unfamiliar words; begin analyzing theme).

*Homework: Complete Membean vocabulary assessment.

 

Thursday, September 8

LG: Develop understanding of another culture’s beliefs and values.

  1. PSAT skills review: read the article “World War II and San Francisco” and answer the questions; review strategies for Reading: Information and Ideas.
  2. Analyze illustrations from Chinese Fables using the Feldman Method of Art Criticism.
  3. Read Chinese myths from Chinese Fables and
  • What do you learn about Chinese customs?
  • What is the position of or attitude towards women?
  • What beliefs or morals are put forth?
  • What mystical or enigmatic elements does each have?
  1. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 2-3: “Scar” and “The Red Candle”; complete dialectical journal entries. Consider how emigrating to the United States from China affected people’s values.

*Homework: Finish your essay revisions and submit to Turnitin.com; bring a printed copy to turn in to me tomorrow.

 

Friday, September 9

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

  1. IAN: List ways in which parents and children embarrass one another. How do cultural and generational differences affect parent/child relationships?
  2. PSAT skills review: read the short story/prose poem “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and answer the questions; review strategies for answering Reading: Rhetoric.
  3. Discuss the parent/child relationship in Kincaid’s “Girl,” making connections to other cultures: compare/contrast which elements seem to be universal vs. those that seem to be cultural.
  4. Read/analyze The Joy Luck Club chapter 4: “The Moon Lady”; complete dialectical journal entries.

 

August 26

Honors World Literature 8/29–9/2

Planning Your Week:

Sun. 8/28—Membean practice due (When you log in, you will have a 15 question assessment; please complete this to mark your current progress).

Tues. 8/30—Narrative based on a Grecian urn due

Wed. 8/31Oedipus skills test (citing evidence to support analysis; understanding irony, archetypes, tragic hero, motifs, and other patterns in literature)

Thurs. 9/1—Print 2 poems from the Poetry Out Loud site and bring them to class.

Fri. 9/2–Bring a favorite board game or card game (Uno, Apples to Apples, etc.)

Oedipus Skills Test 1Oedipus Skills Test 2

**Our next unit is on The Joy Luck Club, a novel by Amy Tan. Please obtain a copy (Amazon or Barnes and Noble are similarly priced at $9.52). Contact me if you have any issues with obtaining the book.**

 

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

 

Monday, August 29

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to poems.

  1. IAN: View the collage of pottery (well-known art pieces). Compose a response to the following questions: Why do artists create? Why do people appreciate art?
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud; read the NEA interview with 2016 champion Ahkei Togun and watch his performance and “Why Poetry Out Loud?”.
  3. Read/analyze “Ode to a Grecian Urn”; use TPFASSTT model and compose a theme statement.
  4. Ticket-out-the-door: Why is Oedipus considered a work of art? Why do people continue to read it millennia after it was written and performed?

*Homework: Finish narrative writing on a Grecian urn. Oedipus skills assessment Wednesday. Find two Poetry Out Loud poems and bring the printed hard copies to class Thursday.

 

Tuesday, August 30

LG: Analyze the pattern of 3 and the motif of cheating death in “The Pardoner’s Tale”; compare/contrast with Oedipus. 

  1. IAN: Brainstorm other works that include references to the number 3 or the idea of cheating death, fate, or prophecy.
  2. Review the concept of irony (the 3 types); read “The Pardoner’s Tale” analyzing the irony and patterns similar to those in Oedipus.
  3. Read & annotate “Three Is a Magic Number”; discuss insights and observations that connect to patterns in “The Pardoner’s Tale,” Oedipus, and other works from your brainstorming.
  4. Ticket-out-the-door: Summarize your findings about how Chaucer draws on earlier literary motifs and themes.

*Homework: Oedipus skills assessment tomorrow. Find two Poetry Out Loud poems and bring the printed hard copies to class Thursday.

 

Wednesday, August 31

LG: Synthesize understanding of how authors draw from source texts and use similar patterns (archetypes, motifs, themes).  

  1. Read “The Appointment in Samarra”; view Hermione’s telling of “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”
  2. Oedipus skills assessment: Compose an essay response to the following prompt: How do authors across time draw on source materials to create patterns which deepen our understanding of texts? Cite evidence from at least three of the texts to support your response.

*Homework: Find two Poetry Out Loud poems and bring the printed hard copies to class tomorrow.

 

Thursday, September 1

LG: Revise your synthesis essay, adding sophisticated vocabulary and sentence structures.

  1. IAN: Compose 3 sentences, each using a Membean vocabulary word. One sentence should use a verbal phrase, one should be compound with a comma and coordinating conjunction, and one should use three or more items in a series.
  2. Grammar boot camp: review concepts with punctuating clauses, positioning verbal phrases, and maintaining parallelism.
  3. Revise synthesis essays for mechanical errors; analyze cohesion between claims and supporting details, using transitions and repositioning details as needed to improve essay structure.

 

Friday, September 2

LG: Experience the immigrant experience and the idea of game play. Participate effectively in collaborative discussions.

  1. Farewell to your Greek family! Conduct a round of positive notes for your family and share.
  2. Meet your new Chinese family and play a game.
  3. Discuss the implications of the card game in terms of immigration (how was your experience similar to being an immigrant in a new country?); discuss the social and cultural importance of games.
  4. Anticipation Guide: Assess statements about The Joy Luck Club; assert your opinion and persuade others to see your viewpoint.

 

 

August 19

Honors World Literature August 22-26

Honors World Literature                            August 22-26

 

Planning Your Week:

Sun 8/21—Complete 45 minutes practice on Membean

M 8/22—Oedipus performances begin; bring masks and any props or “costume” pieces you would like to use.

 

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

 

Monday, August 22

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

  1. Perform Oedipus Rex.
  2. Complete peer evaluations and self-reflections of performances.

 

Tuesday, August 23

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to passages.

  1. Finish group performances, peer evaluations and self-reflections.
  2. View Greek urns; choose one and compose a narrative based on the pictures, including imagery to enhance the narrative.
  3. Illustrate an urn to demonstrate analysis of imagery within the text.
  • Select a scene from Oedipus to represent artistically on your urn.
  • Draw the scene, rooting your artistic rendering in the text-based descriptions. Place the text evidence that supports your depiction on the space around your urn; make sure to use lead-ins with your quotes to provide context. Analyze the significance of the imagery, layering commentary with your quotes.

 

Wednesday, August 24

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to passages.

  1. PSAT: Mini quiz on verbals; review dangling elements
  2. Writer’s workshop—analyze Oedipus as an archetype for the tragic hero or scapegoat.

 

Thursday, August 25

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to poems.

  1. Analyze fragments of Saphho’s poems; using images from Greek paintings, sculptures, and artifacts, pair Sappho’s fragments of poetry into strophic and antistrophic pairings. Consider elements of poetry such as structure, imagery, sound devices to make meaning.
  2. Compose a response to the open-ended prompt (2003 AP Lit).

 

Friday, August 25

LG: Apply skills for close reading, gathering evidence, and making inferences to poems.

  1. Read/analyze “Ode to a Grecian Urn”; use TPFASSTT model and compose a theme statement.
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.
August 6

Honors World Literature August 8-12

Honors World Literature                  August 8-12, 2016     

 

Planning Your Week:

M 8/8—Personal narrative draft and selfie due for revision.

W 8/10—Personal narrative final draft due to Turnitin.com; selfie due to Google Drive.

S 8/14—Complete vocabulary practice on Membean before class.

 

Monday, August 8

LG: Collaborate with peers to create a personal presentation; explore vocabulary.

  1. Computer Lab: Set up Google Drive shared folder instructions and Turnitin HWL account.
  2. Assess vocabulary level on Membean and begin practice sessions.
  3. Polish personal narratives and selfies due Wednesday.

 Homework: Personal narrative final draft and selfie due Wednesday; complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Tuesday, August 9

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

  1. Review vocabulary—list a word you learned yesterday on a Post-It note, including as much information as you remember.
  2. PSAT concept: Sentence types and punctuating clauses (within sentence punctuation); The Simpsons Teach Sentences
  3. View “An Introduction to Greek Tragedy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSr6mP-zxUc and take notes with Greek tragedy questions.
  4. Read Intro to Greek Tragedy and Greek Theater; complete notes.
  5. Ticket out the Door—Respond to the following questions:
    1. If you defied your parents and did something wrong, what’s the worst punishment they could dole out to make sure you wouldn’t do such a thing again?
    2. Should a person be judged guilty of a crime if he/she is unaware that any crime is being committed?
    3. Is being self-assured ever a bad thing?
    4. Have you ever wanted to see a movie after having read the book? Why would you want to spend the money if you already know the story?

Homework: Personal narrative final draft and selfie due Wednesday (submit to your Google folder); complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Wednesday, August 10

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus. 

  1. My Favorite No: Analyze examples of poor clause recognition/sentence punctuation and correct these issues in your personal narrative.
  2. Review characteristics of a tragic hero (Tragic Hero ppt).
  3. View History of Theatre 2—Development of Classical Greek Tragedy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmBDfl9YJY4
  4. Review “Structure of Oedipus” chart; read p.460-7 in textbook.
  5. Assign Oedipus Rex performance assessment to Greek families.

Homework: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Thursday, August 11

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus.  

  1. In Greek families, complete the following work. Divide the questions among all group members. For instance, Kaela will write all Reading Strategy questions, Gabe will write all Literary Analysis questions, etc. Turn in all work at the end of the period.
  • Read Oedipus the King Part I in the textbook p. 468-499.
  • Answer all questions in the margin: Reading Strategy (11), Literary Analysis (11), Critical Viewing (5), Reading Check (15). Identify the question with the page number (example: Reading Strategy #1 p. 469).
  • Answer questions #1-8 on p. 499.
  • Answer questions #1-9 on p. 500.

Homework: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening.

 

Friday, August 12

LG: Analyze Greek culture and patterns of symbolism in Oedipus.  

  1. In Greek families, complete the following work. Divide the questions among all group members. For instance, Kaela will write all Reading Strategy questions, Gabe will write all Literary Analysis questions, etc. Turn in all work at the end of the period.
  • Read Oedipus the King Part II in the textbook p. 503-525.
  • Answer all questions in the margin: Reading Strategy (9), Literary Analysis (8), Critical Viewing (4), Reading Check (11). Identify the question with the page number (example: Reading Strategy #1 p. 469).
  • Answer questions #1-7 on p. 524.
  • Answer questions #1-9 on p. 525.

2. Greek family performance planning:

  • 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: Complete 45 minutes of Membean practice by Sunday evening; prepare props/costumes/performances for Oedipus Rex.

July 29

Honors World Literature August 1-5

Honors World Literature                August 1-5, 2016      

Planning Your Week:

T 8/2—Return signed syllabus.  Bring $10 for Membean vocabulary program.

M 8/8—Personal narrative draft due

 

Monday, August 1

LG: Reflect on personal qualities and characteristics; set goals for timed writing.

  1. Read the HWL Syllabus F16 and review class procedures; complete TRSS forms.
  2. Read The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco; consider—Is there a moment that has turned you into who you are today?
  3. Compose a response to the timed writing prompt (1990 parental conflict).

Homework: Read the syllabus and have parent sign; bring $10 for Membean vocabulary.

 

Tuesday, August 2

LG: Understand the pattern of a quest in literature; analyze the elements in a short story.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Read and annotate chapter 1 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor: “Every Trip is a Quest.”
  3. Read and annotate James Joyce’s “Araby”; identify the elements of the quest and analyze the real reason vs. the stated reason for the quest with the graphic organizer.

 Homework: Return signed syllabus and $10 for Membean vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, August 3

LG: Continue identifying literary patterns, including archetypes.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Discuss “Araby” and clarify understanding of the elements of the quest.
  3. Archetypes Mixer: Question peers to discover your character then pair up with your character’s counterpart; analyze your partnership—what qualities does each character possess? What is the pair’s relationship?
  4. Review common literary archetypes and discuss patterns that emerged from 9th Literature/Comp. readings (ppt).
  5. Take the archetypes quiz to discover your best match.

 

Thursday, August 4

LG: Apply understanding of quest elements and archetypes to a cold reading passage (EOC/PSAT prep); construct a personal narrative.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Apply understanding of quest elements and archetypes in Marquez’s “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings.”
  3. Construct a personal narrative based on the results of the archetype quiz; plan the selfie you will use to illustrate your narrative.

 Homework: Work on a draft of your personal narrative and selfie due Monday for revision.

 

Friday, August 5

LG: Explore motifs and thematic elements of Oedipus.

  1. Gather signed syllabi and receipt payments for Membean vocabulary.
  2. Analyze “Choice Blindness” (Brain Games episode) and various clips of popular films that include prophecy and fate (The Matrix, Maleficent, Hercules, Sleeping Beauty, Star Wars, Harry Potter).
  3. Create foldables with motifs and thematic concepts (fate vs. free will, prophecy, supernatural/paranormal).

Homework: Work on a draft of your personal narrative and selfie due Monday for revision.