--Take out your notebook and date the page (9/25/2013)--label the page "Paulo Coelho--Author Background".
S. the C.
Notetaking/Discussion Preparation -- Paulo Coelho--Author Background/Coelho's Four Obstacles
--As Mr. Martin reads information aloud about author Paulo Coelho, jot down purposeful notes
--Transition--Draw a line in your notebook under your Paulo Coelho notes. Label the next section of your notes "Coelho's Four Obstacles". After copying down the list of obstacles from the front board, write ideas in your notebook based on the prompt/question below:
- Consider a goal that you either had in the past or are currently working toward. Then, "place Coelho's template" over your goal. How did/do his philosophical concepts apply?
- WHEN YOU FINISH, DRAW YET ANOTHER LINE IN YOUR NOTEBOOK AND LABEL THE NEXT SECTION OF YOUR NOTES "THE ALCHEMIST DISCUSSION UP TO PAGE 33".
--form an alphabetical circle out of the desks--have both your discussion ideas and notebook handy
*MR. MARTIN RETURNS CLOSURE PIECES FROM PREVIOUS CLASSES*
Discussion -- The Alchemist up to page 33
--go over the discussion protocol/"Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
--engage in discussion via protocol
Items for discussion:
- Paulo Coelho "writing what he knows"--applying author background to The Alchemist
- Real-life anecdotes relating to/applications of Coelho's Four Obstacles
- Purposeful reading notes, paying particular attention to The Alchemist as magical realism
Closure -- NONE TODAY DUE TO TIME CONSTRAINTS :(
--The Unit #1 vocabulary quiz will take place on Tuesday of next week (10/1/2013)--prepare accordingly.
--Read up to pg. 133 of The Alchemist by Tuesday of next week (10/1/2013)--demonstrate your best skill level in reading purposefully via the Post-it Note strategy (or?), and expect both to discuss your ideas and for Mr. Martin to collect your work next class--reading assessment next class as well?
--The following is a list of terms we should learn/apply in our dealings with The Alchemist (beyond the typical [setting, symbol, theme, etc.]): dilemma, fable, foil, genre, interior monologue, leitmotif, magical realism, monomyth (hero's journey), myth, and quest--what is your plan of action for learning/applying these terms?