Monthly Archives: November 2019

Thursday November 28th, 2019

Good Morning,

*Silent Reading

*One Act Plays:  We will listen to the remaining One Act Plays.

*Novels:  Research

Throughout this semester, we have been discussing how as readers we need to consider the historical, cultural, and social context of when a work of literature was written.  We have also discussed the concept of different “Lens” when we read.  Your task:

  1.  Now that you have read a little into your novel, research the social, historical, and cultural context of your novel and when it was written.

2. When reading through your novel so far, reflect upon the different “lenses” that could be perceived…

*Literature Circles:  you will have time to work on preparing your literature circle role for a discussion on Friday.

Wednesday November 27th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

*Yesterday, we wrote our Poetry Tests….I still have a few more students who need to write this…

*No Red Ink:  Topic Sentences and Strong Hooks

*Spoken Words:  How are we making out?  We will be performing these on Monday December 2nd and Tuesday December 3rd.  If you are wanting to compete in finals in the cafeteria for our school festival, you should plan to go on Monday.

Monday November 25th, 2019

Good Morning,

Today, we will be starting our Novel Study by looking at the roles and guidelines that you will have to follow as we go through our novels.  We should hopefully have the novels tomorrow….in the meantime, we will go over the timeline/reading schedule as well as the roles.  Each of you should take on all of the roles at some point…at the start of each class, I will give you ‘silent reading’ time.

Novel Titles:

1) Night by Elie Wiesel

2) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

3)  All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

4) Fugitive Pieces by Ann Michaels

5)  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

6) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

7) Red Rising by Pierce Brown

8) The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

9)  Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

* Book Talks:  Time to look, research and choose novels.

*Once you have chosen a novel, you will meet with group members to establish a reading schedule….

*If time, we will work on One Act Plays.