Thursday, January 12, 2017

English 10 Honors--1/18/2017

Jump Off

--Take our your materials from last class.  Then, add to your "Christ(ological) Figure" notes as per the notes written on the front board.
--Our posters are dropping like flies (hey-yo1) over there.  Please re-hang your poster if it is located on the desk in the back corner.

S. the C.

--agenda/rationale behind our current endeavors/HW

  • When learning about some of the conventions of literature today, keep this overarching question in mind:
    • What should we be looking for and discussing when analyzing William Golding's Lord of the Flies?

"Gearing Up" for Lord of the Flies (Phase 3) Activity -- Learning Conventions of Literature via Thomas C. Foster's How to Read Literature Like a Professor
--Reminder: Following your group's lesson, your peers must understand the following about your convention:
  • What it is
  • How to identify it
  • Why authors use it
--teach lessons

Application Activity/Writing Workshop -- Applying the Conventions of Literature to Animated Film
--following a purposeful viewing of the film that we choose (majority rules!), you and your group members (same groups with whom you presented your convention of literature) will write a two-three paragraph response in which you...
  • show that one of the conventions of literature is being implemented within the film
  • explain how the director used the convention to develop an emergent theme of the story
--vote on a film to analyze:
  • The Croods
  • Finding Nemo
  • Inside Out
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lion King
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Shrek
--purposefully view the film by jotting down notes:
  • Which conventions of literature are being used?  How so?
  • What meaningful and complex theme statements "work" for the film?
  • How do the conventions used "feed in" to the theme statement(s)?
  • Anything that might be useful when crafting your final argument of the course
HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 1/19.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #5, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Participation)
--Review your annotations/notes from today's class bearing in mind that we will engage in a final discussion titled "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" prior to beginning our next novel!
--Read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class. Your book must be finished by mid-March. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal?