Monday, November 5


  • Don’t forget to post your Core Competency reflection – see Friday’s instructions
  • Grammar Package #2 is due tomorrow for a homework check and review
  • Introduction to the Novel Study – Paul Fleischman’s The Whirligig. Three (of many) themes emerge:
  • 1. The issue of identity and self-esteem:
    A) Where does self-esteem and our sense of self come from? how does a person develop it?
    B)  How do we lose it?; how is it threatened?; how does our sense of self and self-esteem get diminished?
    C) What might happen to an individual when he/she struggles with self-esteem issues? How might he/she cope?

    2. What is a life worth? The issue of restorative justice and redemption.

    3. The Heroic Journey – both literally and figuratively.

  • We will begin by discussing the first theme.

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