--Turn in your actively read Article of the Week #7 along with your one-paragraph response stapled on top of the article by placing your work in the black basket on the front table.
--If you are hoping to meet with me about Cumulative Writing Portfolio revisions during today's class block, please add your name to the list on the front board underneath Josh B. and Ronald L.
S. the C.
--Reminder: Keep the "Intertextuality Unit--The Alchemist and The Old Man and the Sea Culminating Essay Assignment" document in mind, as this is where we are head as we continue working through our first major literature unit of the school year. Do you have any potential ideas in mind already? (Frankly, you should!)
--HW list shared
--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 the following terms/concepts to your reading of the novella (in addition to the typical terms/concepts such as setting, symbolism, theme, etc.): allegory (add this to your "Terms/Concepts/Tips--A Running List" section of your notebook), aphorism, dilemma, everyman (add to notebook), fable, foil, genre, interior monologue, leitmotif, magical realism, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, paradox (add to notebook), 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?
--Expect a continuation of last class next week.