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
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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

Tuesday, February 5

Agenda:

  • review all of the posters; try to find parallels or common themes; can you categorize the questions? Green dot= the question relates to the individual and personal; Red dot = society and human nature
  • How will the questions get answered?
  • “Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.Barbara Tuchman
  • Beekle activity – in groups of 3 or 4 follow the instructions on the padlet
  • Introduction to the Grammar Project

Monday, February 4

Agenda:

  • Free Rice or Blog log reading during the….
  • Homework check for the stylistic choices in the essay on interpretive and escape fiction – review and discuss
  • Read Miss Brill and GMG’s and classify each story as either escape or interpretive with evidence from the story – due tomorrow
  • Parallelism Package Ch. 26 – begin work on the package