Sunday, October 6, 2013

English 10 Honors--10/9/2013

Jump Off (5 mins.)
--Take out your mindfully completed "Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth--Background, Instruction, and Application" document.  You will begin class today by engaging in a small-group discussion about Campbell and the monomyth as closure for The Alchemist/a segue into our second major piece of literature.  Your discussion will basically encompass the following: Coelho's philosophy vs. Campbell's philosophy, the  literary quest vs. the monomyth, and the conclusions you drew from this work.  In order to prepare for your small-group discussion, look back through your work, paying particularly close attention to each of the three italicized questions within the document.

S. the C. (3-5 mins.)

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--form groups of 2-4 for discussion purposes

Small-Group Discussions -- "Joseph Campbell's Monomyth--Background, Instruction, and Application" (10-20 mins.)
--in groups of 2-4, engage in discussion as per the topics listed in the Jump Off (and whatever else related comes up!)
--during discussion, feel free to add to your work as necessary

Transition (3 mins.)
--Turn in your mindfully completed (and, perhaps, added-to-during-discussion) "Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth--Background, Instruction, and Application" document by placing it in the black basket on the front table.  Make sure that your name is written on the line on the first page of the document.
--Pick up a copy of the reading titled "Interlude: One Story." This reading is another section from Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor. We will read this chapter together in order to get the gist.

Mini-Lesson/Novella Introduction/Notetaking -- Intertextuality (15-20 mins.)

--oral reading of Foster's section for the gist
--share out and jot down notes (10/9/2013--Intertextuality)
--discuss the implications of "intertextuality" with regard to The Old Man and the Sea: The Alchemist IS The Old Man and the Sea!

Transition (5-8 mins.)
--Clean out all of your notes from The Alchemist. Organize and save your notes! Then, return your copy of The Alchemist and pick up a copy of Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (TOMatS)Write your first and last name and "Mr. Martin" on the inside cover of the novella.  Then, write your first and last name and book number on the sheet on the front table.
--While up at the front table, pick up approximately 6-8 Post-its, the quarter-slip titled "What to put on Post-its," and a piece of Scotch tape. Stick the quarter-slip to the inside cover of your copy of TOMatS.
--Take a look through TOMatS in order to get a feel for it.

HW Time (remainder of class)
--independent reading

--Finish preparing for the Unit #2 vocabulary quiz, which will take place next Tuesday (10/15/2013). Make sure to familiarize yourself with the “Whimsical Words.” REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER (EXCLUDING PAST "WHIMSICAL WORDS")!

--Purposefully read pgs. 9-25 of TOMatS.  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--another 60/40 reading assessment next class?  Consider the list below when reading TOMatS:
  • the basics (characters, setting, conflict, etc.)
  • Christological figure
  • Hero as a literary term
  • Hemingway's writing style (for which he is famous!)
  • Intertextuality with The Alchemist
--Enjoy the long weekend!