10’s Daily Breakdown Semester II

June 18th, 2019

bttf4th

This is the Back to the Future screenplay. Please choose a scene and confirm it with me.

June 12th, 2019

Handout

Meet Joe Black

Assessment –

Back to the Future Tomorrow

June 11th, 2019

Here are the Tuneful Tuesdays for block B

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?resid=D8785C1B82A64659!1442&ithint=file%2cpptx&authkey=!Ar80QmUynpN0R9w

Lyrics:

Starman:  https://genius.com/David-bowie-starman-lyrics

Space Oddity: https://genius.com/David-bowie-space-oddity-lyrics

Block C:

Tuneful Tuesday- PRIDE & Redbone lyrics

After that, I will check  the document for some more Film Language. If we have time, we’ll go over it.

Tuneful Tuesday- Redbone & PRIDE

June 10th, 2019

9,7,6,3,2,1 – These are the lessons you need to study for regarding the final vocabulary test:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 9

Welcome to our final Back to the Future Unit!

First things first, we will look at film as a literature lens.

What is film? Fill out a survey:

Film as Lit BFI 10’s

If we have time, I’d like to show you a clip from a movie and get you acquainted with a movie vocabulary.

Film Terminology Link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fwzhONYo8T3_m5oyw2d3fOBgXB3D5L1vcztNHwwxyMI/edit?usp=sharing

June 4th, 2019

Peach Scone – Hobo Johnson https://genius.com/Hobo-johnson-peach-scone-lyrics

You belong with me – Taylor Swift https://genius.com/Taylor-swift-you-belong-with-me-lyrics

 

Today, we will look at what you need to do for the final after we have a little Tuneful Tuesdays.

Here is the Version 2 draft of our final mind map for Indian Horse.

10 IH Final Mind Map

You can start whenever we finish the presentations.

June 3rd, 2019

This will be our final discussion for Indian Horse. You should have finished the book by today. Please spend some time with it.

Those of you worried about the final vocabulary test, worry next week, as it will be then.

Here is the agenda for today’s discussion:

  1. What are the major themes of Indian Horse?
  2. Does it have a satisfying ending? What has happened to Saul?
  3. Get out your character sheets. We will go over each character brought up. You can read right off the questionnaire sheets that Clement made if you’d like.
  4. Each character can get about 10 minutes of people sharing with the class.
  5. Hand in your character sheets by the end of the class.

Tomorrow, we will have time to go over your final assignment that I will be posting in tomorrow’s blog on the final ‘mind map.’

May 30th, 2019

Indian Horse chapter 26-30 in class.

After that, you have the rest of the class to read through chapter 40. I’d like to finish the book by tomorrow at the end of class.

At the beginning of class, we will figure out what has gone on, and then you finish the book by yourself.

Here is the assignment before the final:

  1. Fill out a character sheet for 5 characters in the book.
  2. Be prepared to share that to different groups tomorrow.

Literacy – Character Profile

Or a better version from Clement Yen (Who is awesome)

Template for Characters in Indian Horse

May 27th, 2019

Tuneful Tuesday:

Caed and gang

Spencer and boys

You have the rest of the time to work on the quotes. Due first thing Wednesday for our guided discussion.

May 27th, 2019

Finishing off spoken word:

Let’s get it done.

You have today to finish the quotes for class. please don’t waste this time as there is Tuneful Tuesdays tomorrow. If you don’t want homework, then the bulk of the work has to be done today.

May 24th, 2019

Vocab test (5 minute study period)

1st independent project:

Indian Horse Quotes Analysis

I’ll explain everything so that no one is without understanding.

May 23rd, 2019

In class reading #2 – through chapter 10.

Finish the questions on the sheet. I’ll explain the next section for Friday.

We will go over the questions today.

May 22nd, 2019

Let’s read as much as we can together.

Good job Ellie, Kevin, Girl Crew! You did very well at the spoken word!

In class reading

then questions

May 21st, 2019

Vocab #7

Lesson 9

We will read chapters 1-10 as a class of Indian Horse. These are the questions I’d like for you to complete after we’ve finished them.

Questions chapter 1-10

Today, we’ll stop after chapter 4 so that you can complete the beginning chapters as a foundation for how we will proceed.

May 16th, 2019

Spoken word. Get into a circle. We start with volunteers then I just go down the list. I’m looking forward to this. Tuesday we get into the book.

May 14th, 2019

I’ll just go over the basics of spoken word then the time is yours.

May 13th, 2019

Spoken Word Week! Wednesday we start. We’ll go over a few things for ‘housekeeping’ first.

Spoken Word Presentation

Rubric for Spoken Word

Idea generation through fractured narrative:

  1. find an ‘artifact’ in your bag.
  2. Put it in the center table.
  3. We’ll do a quick Kinesthetic warm up so you can get rid of your egos
  4. Focus on an object.
  5. Quietly go back to your desks, don’t talk to anyone else about anything
  6. Write for five minutes about the artifact
  7. Come back into the circle
  8. One word that comes to mind from your story ‘word ball’
  9. Go back to your story and circle key words
  10. Export these chosen words to another piece of paper and reorder them as a poem
  11. Make a physical emblem from these poems

May 9th, 2019

So today is about Sugar Falls. I think that we can finish it for the end of today.

May 8th, 2019

Let’s finish the questions.

Now, let’s go through Sugar Falls. There’s a mini assignment I’d like for you to complete.

Sugar-Falls-student-worksheet-16yyapo

Let’s read a little bit of it together. I have a few things I’d like to say about this before we jump into it. We might actually pause it for a little bit so that spoken word can get finished.

May 7th, 2019

B. Ruby, Jessica, Kira and the E’s.

C. Leo and his Crew

Afterwards, you have time to do those questions for tomorrow.

May 6th, 2019

Let’s finish the story.

Then you do the questions that were posted on Friday.

Finally, we will talk about the questions and I will check to see if you’ve done them.

And that’s Monday.

May 3rd, 2019

Today, we will be reading a story without introduction.

What you Pawn, I will Redeem Alexie-15dk5yr

Here are some questions to think about before we move on to a graphic novel. Finish them for Monday. We’ll try and go through a few today.

  1. In “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” what is the purpose or symbolism behind the three Aleut Indians?
  2. How would you describe the narrator of this story?
  3. What are some of the literary elements used in Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem”?
  4. Is there a bias? If so, what is the nature in the story?
  5. What does Jackson do with the money he gets?
  6. Who is Jackson and what does his quest symbolize?
  7. In Sherman Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” how is Jackson alienated from the community? How does he respond?
  8. How does Jackson Jackson change as a result of completing his hero’s journey in Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem”?
  9. What challenges does Jackson face in trying to get the $999 dollars in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem”?
  10. In Sherman Alexie’s short story “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” does Jackson really work hard for the money at the end of the story like he says?
  11. Identify the historical era Sherman Alexie is writing about in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” and its significance to the story.
  12. In “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” how does Sherman Alexie show belonging ?
  13. In the opening of “What You Pawn, I Will Redeem,” explain what the protagonist means when he says “it’s my secret story, and Indians have to work hard to keep secrets from hungry white folks.”
  14. In Sherman Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” is Jackson a reliable narrator? Is his story believable? Is it important for Jackson to be reliable or his story to be believable?
  15. How does Sherman Alexie complicate stereotypical notions about American Indians in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem”?
  16. How does Sherman Alexie in his story, “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” complicate stereotypical notions about American Indians?
  17. What is regalia, as mentioned in “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” and why is it valuable?
  18. Is there an epiphany in What You Pawn I Will Redeem?

This unit is discussion heavy. I would like for you to be attentive and have respect for the material we will be discussing.

May 2nd, 2019

B Block: Work on your podcasts. Get them done.

C Block: Gallery walk and presentations (at the end of the gallery walk)

Tomorrow is a new unit for both classes.

May 1st, 2019

At the end of the class or at the beginning… Depends if you’re in block B or C.

Podcast. Go around the school to quiet places. The library is good.

Please don’t fall behind. I will hand out the rubric.

April 30th, 2019

Tuneful Tuesdays for block C.

Tuneful Tuesday Presentation Song

Tuneful Tuesday Presentation

As for B block, this is your final day for work, so please get to it. I will expect nothing but the best!

April 29th, 2019

Vocab #6

Lesson 7

Get your chairs in a full circle. Before we get to work, I’d like to have this time for each person’t reflection on how their story impacts their work moving forward. Say these two things:

  1. What was your book about / liked or disliked
  2. How your final project will look on Wednesday. (We don’t have time tomorrow because of Tuneful Tuesdays presentation.

Get to work!

April 25th, 2019

Reflection is due today.

By the end of class, I’d like for you to have a grounding and a set plan on what you’re going to be doing for next week. Everything will be due on the following dates:

Today –

Reflection of book due

Wednesday, May 1st –

Final project due

Friday, May 3rd –

Podcast finished and turned in to mr.leepurdy@gmail.com. The reason it’s this email is that I can accept larger files with this account.

April 24th, 2019

There are three things you should be doing right now:

  1. Finish your book
  2. Start on your final book project
  3. Get together in your groups and work on framing your podcast presentation.

This will go on until next week, so please use your time wisely.

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Tuneful Tuesdays Presentations.

https://sd43bcca-my.sharepoint.com/personal/132-bchristie_sd43_bc_ca/Documents/Documents/lyrics%20impossible%20and%20we%20think%20too%20much.docx?web=1

If anything falls through, I have a back up.

This is your week of independent study novels. Finish them. Tomorrow at the end of class, I will be picking up reflections on the novel.

You remember how to do reflections?

This is a minor assignment, so don’t spend too much time on it. Due tomorrow (Wednesday) because then you will be committing to your book final project:

Independent Project Final-wxjxup

Independent book questions podcast-14m2d6i

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Tuneful Tuesdays Presentation in the B block class.

Here are the lyrics to the song:

Lyrics for final tuneful tuesdays-2au6iul

Today, I will be here. I will be working on many things, including your stories. Please check to see if your ideas are working. If not, then you have until Thursday to finalize them.

That’s right. Thursday. Due at the end of class.

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Keep working on your short stories. Those of you I’ve talked to, I’ve loved your ideas (for the most part) and want to keep you committed to that idea. I will be in the school but not here as I have some work to catch up on. Email me with ideas.

I am not accepting any late work now. The report cards have been finalized already. Than you for those of you that used the window wisely.

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Spelling first.

After that, you will have some time to get an outline or first draft finished for the end of the class so that I know you are not wasting your time with this assignment. There are multiple sources online, but show me what you have of your own merit.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Last part of the time travel unit today. I will go over a few things with you:

  1. What is a good time travel short story?

Time Travel Short Story 5 Rules-u3qbp3

2. Story ideas:

Time Travel Short Story Ideas-13mlaqz

And here is an example from a student last semester:

Kristian Sison TT Exemplar-2fg4ief

And the rubric – (What I’m looking for)

Short Story Rubric-1uexe16

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

This is the last day for working on your papers. Please get it done. Finalize tonight and it’s due tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Today is a day for your tuneful Tuesday final paper.

  1. commit to a week (1-6)
  2. look at the template of week six for the full paragraph
  3. write the paragraph
  4. due at the end of class today

Monday, April 8th 2019

Lesson 6-2ksasj9

Work on vocabulary for a little while. About 10 minutes.

Independent reading for today. 15 minutes.

Questions for the final reflection?

Here is a rough outline for the final reflection that you will find helpful if you’re looking for structure.

Final Reflection Rough Outline-210owyn

Friday, April 5th, 2019

We will finish the movie today. There are about 45 minutes left.

Then I would like for you to read this and we’ll go over it together, so that everyone is on the same page regarding the meaning behind this movie and how it can relate to a story of your choice.

Interstellar Notes-2n8mfo3

And after everything has been sorted out, we can go for a nice weekend.

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

We will continue the movie today.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Remember that document I gave you on Monday? I just need to double check to see if you have finished the summaries again so that I can put the grades into the computer.

We start Interstellar today.

Remember: What’s the summary? What’s the theme? What elements of time travel are there?

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

Independent reading for 15 minutes approximately.

Tuneful Tuesdays #6:

Tuneful Tuesdays #6 V2-1w60ox0

Keep in mind that next week will be a Tuneful Tuesdays in class write. I would also like for you to sign up for your own tuneful Tuesdays. Here are the details of that:

Tuneful Tuesdays Final V2-v146yr

I will answer any questions. I will also have the sign up sheet ready for tomorrow so think about when you’d like to go. The groups can be up to 4 people maximum.

Monday, April 1st, 2019

We will be starting Interstellar tomorrow. I am excited to show this movie. Before we do our own short stories next week, I’d like you to do this reflection / comparison & contrast paper.

Here are the details:

Interstellar Final Paper-22dk0ka

This is also a worksheet that you have the rest of the class to finish and ask me questions about.

As of right now, I have a few papers to finalize before I can give your final reflections to you either tomorrow or Wednesday. I thank you for your patience.

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Vocab today!

Then get right in to your final reflection. Due today!!

If you’re done early, know that others are not so keep quiet or remove yourself from the room if you want to talk.

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Silent Reading 15 minutes

C Block: Reflections due today.

Group: Come up with questions – we will go over them as a class and I will post them later this evening.

Solo: Come up with your own rough draft. You can bring notes to the in class write tomorrow.

IMPORTANT:

Questions for tomorrow’s write:

Final Reflection Questions-1q8qhh4

RUBRIC:

Final Reader Response Rubric-2i8hx2x

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Silent reading 15 minutes

B Block: Reflections due today.

Here are the final pieces. You have the time to read one of them today. There are two. Only read one.

#1 Yesterday was Monday: Yesterday Was Monday-2dkrxpw

#2 The Seventh Voyage: The Seventh Voyage Text-272tswf

You will be randomly assigned one of the two texts and you will read it today.

Tomorrow, you’ll come up with questions in your group – this will be followed by the final reflection that is due before the break at the end of class. An ‘in class write’.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Silent reading 15 minutes

Tuneful Tuesdays #5 V2-1y7rbz4

Monday, March 9th, 2019

Silent reading 15 minutes.

Vocabulary:

Lesson 3-151dkql

Work block for the reflections. Check continuously for the finished questions if you’re absent.

Reflection 3 Questions B C-2gdl9sl

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Silent reading 15 minutes.

Let’s finish off that story today as a class and then do the following:

  1. come up with questions as a group
  2. Share those questions with the class
  3. Commit to a few and discuss them as a group
  4. Share those answers with the class
  5. Start your reflection

Your next reflection is due at the end of class on Monday. I will have #2 graded for you at the beginning of the class on Monday.

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

Silent Reading 15 minutes.

Today, we start a new story. I’m not sure if we’ll finish it today, but let’s get through as much as possible.

The Most Important thing in the world-2afi8ao

Keep in mind what questions you’d like to ask in the margins.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Silent Reading 15 minutes.

Let’s finish off the Tuneful Tuesdays (B’s) and then you have the time to work on your reflections for the rest of class. They are due first thing tomorrow and then we will get to our next story.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Silent Reading 20 minutes

Tuneful Tuesdays

Tuneful Tuesdays #4 V2-24poriw

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Silent reading 20 minutes

Let’s finish the questions – choose a few with your group that you connect to. We will go around the class and have a discussion.

After that, you have the rest of the class to finish the reflection. It is due on Wednesday, 6th of March. This time, it’s for  a minor letter grade.

Tomorrow is Tuneful Tuesday with a post-colonial lens.

Here are the questions:

Reflection #2-29dosfl

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Vocabulary #2

Silent reading 20 minutes.

We’ll have some time – you as groups – to come up with questions that will be accessible for a classroom setting, just like the other class. 10 minutes.

Then we’ll go around the classroom and have you talk about your responses. 20 minutes.

For the rest of time, you will be working on your second reflection based on a question you have chosen.

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Silent reading 20 minutes.

We’ll continue (or start) the story today and then come up with questions that you will use on the reflections tomorrow. Same thing.

I will have your first reflections for tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

We’ll finish off the first reflection today. Make sure to have it by the middle of class. you have the first 30 minutes to finish it.

We will start our second story today.

Is there anybody there-24c7fe9

It’s called: Is there anybody there? I love this one. Very time bending. Lots of questions emerge.

Same drill after this. Reflection – turn it in. Done. Next.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

we will do a Tuneful Tuesdays #3

Tuneful Tuesdays #3 V2-2c5cgqu

Make sure to read the questions and listen to the instructions before you complete this. I will check to see if you’re getting the concepts alright.

I will also double check your previous assignments because it all links to a mid-term paper analysis in about 3 weeks.

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Lots of things to do today:

  1. Vocabulary #2 – 15 minutes to write a sentence for each word.

Lesson 2-qtt68t

  1. Here are the discussion questions from both blocks for consideration. Pick 5 with your group and answer them to the best of your abilities.

B Block Questions for Consideration-157r1n2

3. Start your reader response #1. It will be due on Wednesday. No more than 300 words. No fewer than 150 words.

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

So today, we will try and get through what I have planned for the ‘short story’ section of this unit.

The first short story is by H.G Wells called The Time Machine.

You will not be doing those boring worksheets that come with short stories. We will be doing something completely different. I will explain everything, of course. Here is the handout for it if you want to know before I give a brief lecture.

Reader Response TTU-vvf93g

The Story:

Time Machine-1ocls9y

I will walk you very closely through the first one so that you get it. We will be doing five.

Analysis on The Time Machine:

By ‘interesting-literature’

Why should four-fifths of the fiction of today be concerned with times that can never come again, while the future is scarcely speculated upon? At present we are almost helpless in the grip of circumstances, and I think we ought to strive to shape our destinies. Changes that directly affect the human race are taking place every day, but they are passed over unobserved.

This statement points up the value in speculating on the future, but in terms that are rooted in Wells’s present time: ‘fiction of today’, ‘At present’, ‘are taking place every day’. In The Living Novel, V. S. Pritchett remarked: ‘Without question The Time Machine is the best piece of writing. It will take its place among the great stories of our language. Like all excellent works it has meanings within its meaning’. This notion of multi-layered significance – of ‘meaning within meaning’ is worth bearing in mind when considering the novel’s themes. Like many great works of science fiction, Wells uses the concept of time travel, and the invention of the time machine, as a vehicle for exploring the issues of his time: class, industrialisation, and the implications of Darwinian evolution, degeneration (a big concern in the 1890s), imperialism, and many other things.

The Time Machine can be read as Wells’s attempt to understand the meaning of our existence in light of the theory of evolution, which had led many Victorians to question their firm faith in God and therefore in a Christian understanding of humanity’s purpose. If we’re not on Earth because God created us for his purpose, then what are we doing here? Is our existence merely random? Are we mere animals, albeit thinking ones? Partly what Wells is trying to do is examine the role of man in the modern world. He does this, I think, through several oblique references to the story of Oedipus, the mythical King of Thebes who inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy which stated he would kill his father and marry his mother. However, what is less well-known in the Oedipus story is how Oedipus came to be King of Thebes in the first place: namely, by solving the Riddle of the Sphinx and, through doing so, freeing the city of Thebes of its plague. The Riddle which the Sphinx asked people, but which nobody else had managed to solve until Oedipus came along, was the following question: ‘What goes on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?’ The answer is ‘Man’, because humans crawl on all fours as babies, walk upright on two legs during adulthood, and then use a walking-stick when they’re older.

Making Sense of the Gernsback Continuum

William Gibson’s short story illustrates how popular culture and public life are heterogeneous; they are not stable, solid, immutable forces. Rather, our notion of public life includes bits and pieces and fragments of many alternative visions of ideal human interaction. The title refers to Hugo Gernsback, an early twentieth century pulp fiction editor whose bold and vivid stories shaped our collective imagination of the future.

The ‘continuum’ refers to a conceptual space, an alternative universe that exists along side our own – and occasionally intersects with our ‘real’ world. This space includes a range of probabilities from the most concrete and sensible to the most abstract and fantastic visions of public life. The Gernsback Continuum is a broad arc of intersecting futures with alternative implications for public life. We can visit this continuum through various means; some are legal and safe, others illegal and dangerous.

 

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Time travel unit:

Time Travel Short Fiction Introduction-1g61it9

The Time Traveler’s bible:

The Time Traveler’s Almanac-rbqf2e

This text will include 4 of the 5 short stories we’ll be reading. Yet today, we will be looking at a non-fiction essay by a great guy (Charles Yu) who explains time travel.

Yu 10 Tips-12v18g4

What is Time Travel Fiction as defined by Charles Yu?

What are some examples of time travel fiction?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

New units are always interesting.

First things: This is the independent reading unit. Let’s spend a little time talking about this.

Independent Project Final-wub9kb

This is the end game. You’ll be reading a book of your choice for the next month or so and come back from the spring break with a chance to finish everything.

Tuneful Tuesdays Today. We missed last week…

Tuneful Tuesdays #2 V2-28208i3

Welcome to another Tuneful Tuesdays. I am glad you all have the basics of my expectations down. Now we are going to go one step further and have questions relating to the songs that will make you think in small groups. This will also help you with your comparison and contrast of detailed quotes.

 

February 14th, 2019

Vocab test today! Get out blank sheets.

After that, the time is yours to peer-review and get those paragraphs in for the end of the day.

Any questions, let me know.

February 13th, 2019

You can spend the time today to finish your final lenses paper. Since we had a snow day yesterday, you can spend some time both today and tomorrow on this.

We will start our new unit on Monday.

The vocabulary test is still this Thursday / then you can finalize your final paragraphs.

Next Tuesday – you can look forward to

-Independent reading project

-Time Travel short fiction unit

February 11th, 2019

Vocabulary #1

Lesson 1-18e3sw3

I will explain what to do for this.

We will finish the movie today and then, I’d like for you to start on your rough drafts for the final paragraph that will be due at the end of class, Wednesday. I am looking forward to looking at your notes so I know you’re doing alright.

Final Lenses Paper-1m681df

Final thing before you leave today:

What makes a formal essay? Let’s have a discussion on this.

February 8th, 2019

The paragraphs are turned in and life is easy again – but here’s the literary grid once more:

Introduction to Literary Theory Grid Grade 10-2ipm6k2

Use it for the Lion King. If you need some help, there are a few tips I’ll give you before we start

THE LION KING.

Here’s the other PPT:

critical-lenses ppt-21aj61r

February 7th, 2019

Today you will finish your paragraphs based on the structure I presented yesterday. You have your info / matrix grid so now you’re good to go. I’ll be there for you the whole day.

Get to work! It’s due when the bell rings.

Sentence 1 – Topic Sentence – contains the title of the piece of literature, the writer’s full name, and your topic. If this is an answer to an assigned question, then your topic sentence might be a rewording of the question into a statement. (a thesis statement, your statement to prove)

Sentence 2 – Main Point #1, One way the writer does what you say he or she does is through…

Sentence 3Example/Reference or quotation #1. The best example from the piece of literature which supports you main idea #1.

Sentence 4 and 5 – The explanation in your own words of how/why this example/quote does what you say it does. This section is where you develop your answer and prove your thesis.

Sentence 6 –   Main Point #2. Another way the writer does what you say he or she does is…

Sentence 7Example/Reference or quotation #2. The best example from the piece of literature which supports you main idea #2.

Sentence 8 and 9 – The explanation of how/why this example/quote does what you say it does. This section is where you develop your answer and prove your thesis.

Sentence 10– Concluding Sentence. Minimally: summarize your paragraph repeating some of the key words from the question. Better: relate this literary device/technique to the effectiveness of the whole composition and how the device/technique helps the author develop the theme, or, relate the composition’s theme to real life.

February 6th, 2019

You are doing a ‘part 2’ to your fairy tale before we work on the final part of the lenses unit.

This is an important part, as it will help you with your final paper due next week.

Here is a word document that I’d like for you to use – preferably online. I have paper copies as well.

Introduction to Literary Theory Grid Grade 10-2ipm6k2

Based on your fairy tale, I would like for you to fill out this grid, but I will show you what I mean with this PPT. On Wednesday, you have a work block with my help of course, to individually get this done. Those of you that brought Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, you’re in luck.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-1nx9jtu

Tomorrow, we will start our first ‘Tuneful Tuesdays’.

Sentence 1 – Topic Sentence – contains the title of the piece of literature, the writer’s full name, and your topic. If this is an answer to an assigned question, then your topic sentence might be a rewording of the question into a statement. (a thesis statement, your statement to prove)

Sentence 2 – Main Point #1, One way the writer does what you say he or she does is through…

Sentence 3Example/Reference or quotation #1. The best example from the piece of literature which supports you main idea #1.

Sentence 4 and 5 – The explanation in your own words of how/why this example/quote does what you say it does. This section is where you develop your answer and prove your thesis.

Sentence 6 –   Main Point #2. Another way the writer does what you say he or she does is…

Sentence 7Example/Reference or quotation #2. The best example from the piece of literature which supports you main idea #2.

Sentence 8 and 9 – The explanation of how/why this example/quote does what you say it does. This section is where you develop your answer and prove your thesis.

Sentence 10– Concluding Sentence. Minimally: summarize your paragraph repeating some of the key words from the question. Better: relate this literary device/technique to the effectiveness of the whole composition and how the device/technique helps the author develop the theme, or, relate the composition’s theme to real life.

Rewrite your paragraphs like this.

Monday, we will be going over a few things

February 5th, 2019

Let’s finish the presentations real quick.

We’re starting something new today: Tuneful Tuesdays. I will be continuing this with you for six weeks then you’re on your own – ready to do the presentations by yourself.

I have an introduction handout here for you to read on your device:

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Here are the devices you will be learning:

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Here is today’s song that we will be doing together.

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Remember – you will be working on finding literary devices, comparing and contrasting, and finally coming up with a paragraph explaining a theme. This theme will be part of a thesis statement and 2 supporting details with examples.

It will get easier as time goes on.

February 4th, 2019

Today, we will have all of your presentations. I am looking forward to hearing what your fairy tale is and the lenses in which you see them.

you have 5-10 minutes to prepare.

The presentation rubric is basic – I write mostly. There are three parts and the whole thing is presentation category with maximum 12 points.

SUMMARY (Quick run-down): 2

CONTENT (Perspective & Lenses): 6

PRESENTATION STYLE (Collaboration): 4

An average presentation should be 2-5 minutes. We have about 13 groups. I think that this can be completed by the end of class today. If we have time, we can go over some more materials on lenses I will post. If there are extras, then they can go tomorrow.

Let’s have a great day.

February 1st, 2019

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I have decided that today will be a day to finish questions, work on your presentations and practice them for Monday.

I will be walking around with Ava for block B and in block C to check and answer questions regarding your work today.

If anyone would like to go today, then I will allow it, but only after the first half is finished so that everyone has time to get their thoughts in order.

After that, I want you to have a good weekend. Cheer up when Monday comes around, because we will be watching The Lion King next week.

January 31st, 2019

Now, things might get a little strange right away, but I’d like for you to take notes on this video to reflect on the content. Write it on your device.

List of fairy tales / fables for analysis: (On board)

Find a fairy tale / fable. This is needed for today and tomorrow.

3 little Pigs – true story –

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  1. Get with a partner (or a triplet) and explain your fairy tale – summary etc.
  2. Discuss the different lenses in which you can see this fairy tale. (We will come back to this on Monday.)
  3. Answer the following questions on your own. Over the weekend, I’d like you to write your own story based on this fairy tale. You can start in class today.

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January 30th, 2019

Let’s get started.

Let’s also finish the partner groups for presentation.

Here’s an intro to lenses:

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Now, things might get a little strange right away, but I’d like for you to take notes on this video to reflect on the content. Write it on your device.

List of fairy tales / fables for analysis: (On board)

Go home and bring back a fairy tale. This is needed for tomorrow.

3 little Pigs – true story –

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January 29th, 2019

Welcome to class.

Here’s the syllabus. Let’s go over it briefly. Each pair should come up with a question that you need clarified.

 

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Here’s the introduction to the unit:

 

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10 Essential Questions

  1. Brainstorm with class on questions (I will write on the board)
  2. Find someone you don’t know
  3. Ask 10 of the questions from the board.
  4. Get ready to present your partner to the class.

Let’s get started.

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Now, things might get a little strange right away, but I’d like for you to take notes on this video to reflect on the content. I’ll hand out paper.

  1. Structuralism:the significance of the changing balance between text and image and its relationship to an interpretation of the story as a fantasy – a figment of Max’s imagination, oppositions.
    b. Feminism: the role of the mother (and the absence of the father), the balance of power between mother and son, the role Max adopts with the ‘wild things’, the representation of the ‘wild things’ as gendered or genderless.
    c. Postcolonial: the role Max adopts with the ‘wild things’, his colonising – and subsequent desertion – of the creatures, the behaviour of the ‘wild things’, the colour symbolism of Max’s clothing.
    d. Psychoanalytic: what the ‘wild things’ might represent, Max’s relationship with his mother, the absence of the father, dream/reality distinctions, sublimation of desires into fantasy.

Go home and bring back a fairy tale. This is needed for tomorrow.

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