--Pick up a copy of the "Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrasing" document from the front table. After purposefully reading the document, engage in free reading until everyone is finished and ready to move forward.
S. the C.
--Re-column the desks and pick up the "Article of the Week #6 (1/18 - 1/22)--2015-2016 School Year" document from the front table. Purposefully read the directions in the box at the top of the page of the Article of the Week. What questions do you have?
--Q & A
Mini-Lesson/HW Time -- Paraphrasing and Article of the Week #6
- Deliberate instruction is necessary based on my observations while reading your Article of the Week #5 written responses and your responses to #11-13 on the "Romeo and Juliet Unit--Mini-Test--March 2017".
- Ultimately, what we are about to do is practice for Article of the Week #6, which itself is ultimately practice and preparation for the End-of-Unit Writing Assignment in which you will likely directly quote and paraphrase Shakespeare's text!
--as per the "Acceptable and Unacceptable Paraphrasing" document, create a list together on the front board of steps to follow when paraphrasing
--do the following with the directly quoted passage projected on the SMART Board:
- Carefully read the passage, especially zeroing in on the sentences in bold, three times without a writing utensil in hand.
- After the passage has been hidden, using your own words, create a bulleted list of the ideas in the sentences in bold.
- Looking only at the bulleted list you created, write a paraphrase of the sentences in bold, synthesizing the ideas that you think are essential.
- After the passage has been revealed again, check to make sure that your paraphrase:
- Accurately reflects the meaning of the original passage.
- Uses your own words.
- Includes quotation marks around any words/phrases unique to the original passage.
- Uses your own structure.
--compare paraphrased passages to the suggested paraphrase provided--how did you do?
--begin working on Article of the Week #6 quietly and independently
HW (Class Preparation)
--Remember that I reserve the right to conduct a reading assessment at any time. It would be in your best interest to continuously review your reading notes for The Alchemist and any related materials. Remember, too, that you are expected to both understand and apply your understandings of certain terms/concepts to your reading of the novella (in addition to the typical terms/concepts such as setting, symbolism, theme, etc.): allegory, aphorism, dilemma, everyman, fable, foil, genre, interior monologue, leitmotif, magical realism, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, paradox, and quest. A sample assessment question/prompt, then, might look like the following:
- How is Paulo Coelho's novella The Alchemist a blending of several literary modes/genres? Consider using any or all of the following terms in your response: genre, allegory, fable, and magical realism. What is one likely purpose Coelho was looking to fulfill when he decided to tell such a story?
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete Article of the Week #6 to turn in at the beginning of class next time (Thursday, 1/21). This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions.