Thursday, February 7

Agenda:

  • homework for today is postponed until tomorrow (Friday)
  • the entire Literature Response for Miss Brill is due Friday, February 8 for a homework check
  • Ch. 26 is also due for review on Friday as well
  • utilize the time wisely – mix up the time with blog log reading, free rice and work on Grammar and Miss Brill

Thursday, Friday – February 7, 8

Agenda:

  • sitting in your original groups, take 5 minutes or so to re-fresh your memories of your pages from Beekle
  • finish the Beekle discussion of image/text/meaning
  • Class will do the Pathways to Theme activity together for Beekle (document is in the Inquiry Tab); each person should open the document and take notes as we go through it as a class
  • this document can help you with some of the terms on the Pathways: Grade Nine short story terms-16wqlo5
    such as – plot; conflict; text to world/self/text connections and theme
  • Children’s books: in groups of three you will read the books and as a group, do a Pathways to Theme for each book (open a new doc in the tab)
  • the groups are: Groups and Books-qimtc9
  • Procedure:
    • 1. read the children’s book, discuss the interplay between the visual and the text, and what meaning emerges.
    • 2. Discuss the Pathway to theme with the books before you write
    • 3. Then as a group, write one Pathway to Theme on each book. Share the work; as long as each book has a Pathway to Theme. Each book should have around 4 – 5 inquiry questions
      • what makes a good inquiry question? Power point in the inquiry tab – class review
  • When each book in each group has a Pathway to theme, save the file and name it according to the story:  (names in your group and the book)
  • Upload your Pathway here
    • each person/group will be given a mark on the Pathway based on completion, effort, good use of class-time and thoroughness – formative assessment marks
    • /8

Thursday, February 7

Agenda:

  • Vocab/Spelling quiz on Two Fishermen is post-poned until tomorrow (D block only)
  • 10 mins – Blog log reading or Free Rice – Block D
  • New Story: The Snob (in the English 11 SS tab) – Read and start working on the questions. #1, 2, 3 are due tomorrow (both Block A and D)
  • Block D complete the irony part (# 1- 5) of the Irony and Cliche worksheet in the SS tab of English 11 – Be prepared to share tomorrow

Wednesday, February 6

Agenda:

  • Symbolism and irony in Two Fishermen – discussion
  • study for tomorrow’s quiz
  • read for Blog log assignment
  • Symbolism:

    Tips for finding symbols in literature:

    1. the concrete thing occurs throughout the story
    2. Emphasis and repetition of something
    3. A symbol has no fixed referent – it is throughout the story (most of the time) you can’t point to it like you can with a metaphor or a simile: example – in paragraph 5 of the story, the wind is being compared to indecision.
    4. Symbols have no fixed meaning – a fish in one story is not the same symbol as in another
    5. There is no fixed meaning within the story – with symbolism there may be a cluster of meanings

Wednesday, February 6

Agenda:

  • QUIET blog log reading during Homework check and discussion of the classification of the two short stories: Miss Brill and GMG’s. Make sure you have evidence from the stories and language from the T-chart activity
  • Complete the Literature Response document for Miss Brill (in the SS12 tab) – this is due for tomorrow.
  • Grammar – Parallelism ch. 26 1 – 10 is due for Friday, February 8

Tuesday, February 5

Agenda:

  • You should have read GMG’s
  • work on the sheet for classifying both stories as either interpretive or escape; use some of the language from the T-chart notes on the essay; support with evidence from the stories
  • work on the first 10 sentences from Parallelism Ch. 26 – rewrite/identify the section from the sentence that is not parallel
  • read for your Blog log assignment