Thursday, March 16, 2017

English 10 Honors--3/20/2017

Jump Off
--Consider each of the following questions:
  • What is literary criticism?
  • What is a parody?
Can you provide an answer to one or both of these questions?  Today, we will explore both a piece of literary criticism and a parody of LotF as we wrap up our work with Golding's novel.
--The following students need to SEE ME ASAP in order to discuss Membean and/or an INCOMPLETE recorded for Marking Period 4:
  • Jackson B.
  • Nate C.
  • Abi D.
  • Jason D.
  • Zena W.
S. the C.
--FYI: Your "Midterm" exams mirroring the NYS ELA (Common Core) Regents have been scored and inputted into SchoolTool.  I plan on returning the exams next class so that you can see how you did, look through my feedback, and talk about moving forward between now and the administration of the actual Regents in June.  Overall, I thought we did quite well as a group!
  • exemplary passage identification response shared
--Pick up a copy of the piece of literary criticism titled "Lord of the Flies: Beezlebub Revisited" from the front table.  Briefly survey the piece, taking note of the title, author, source, and date of publication.

Discussion Preparation -- Oldsey and Weintraub's "Lord of the Flies: Beezlebub Revisited"
--What is literary criticism?
--independent gist reading/somewhat purposeful reading (divide and conquer!) as preparation for today's discussion (close reading will occur independently in the future by any students thinking about using this piece within the End-of-Course Assignment)--in the margins next to each paragraph that you read, ...
  • jot down the gist/write a brief summary
  • underline anything that either confirms or deepens your understanding of William Golding's "thesis" about human nature
  • underline anything interesting that makes you think "oooooo!" or "ah ha!" (or whatever!)

Transition -- form a circle

Discussion -- LotF Chs. 1-12--So What?!
--What would you like to discuss (e.g., confirmation of your understanding gleaned from reading literary criticism)?  What questions do you have (e.g., about the list of terms shared last class)?  What should we make sure to address during today's discussion, bearing in mind both the final novel assessment and the End-of-Course Assignment? 
--engage in discussion (you know the drill!)--taking notes is strongly encouraged!

Brain Break -- Lord of the Flies: A Facebook Spoof (from Sarah Schmelling's Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float)
--What is a parody?
--oral reading for LOLZ (maybe?)

Transition -- re-column the desks and pick up an index card from the front table

Ticket-Out-the-Door -- "The most important conclusion I drew today was..."
--finish the sentence starter above in a specific fashion in no more than three to five sentences


HW (Class Preparation)
--Vocabulary Quiz #5 will take place on Friday, 3/24.  If you have not trained the total number of minutes assigned since Vocabulary Quiz #4, please catch up between now and Friday.  Otherwise, you will not be permitted to take the quiz (see the “Membean Routine” document).
--Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class (especially since we are not currently reading a novel together!).  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FINAL FREE READING BOOK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO CLASS!
--The final novel assessment for LotF will take place next class (Wednesday, 3/22).  Review your purposeful/active reading notes and notes from the discussions that have occurred in class as preparation for the final novel assessment.  This assessment will consist of identification of significant passages (mirroring the “speed dating” activity and the exemplar shared in class today).  On the assessment, you will be held accountable for knowing and being able to apply the following concepts/terms:
  • allusion
  • atmosphere/mood
  • characterization
  • Christ(ological) figure
  • conflict
  • deus ex machina
  • diction
  • foreshadowing
  • geography
  • imagery
  • irony
  • juxtaposition
  • literary blindness
  • literary communion
  • literary vampire
  • marked for greatness
  • metaphor/simile
  • microcosm
  • monomyth (hero’s journey)
  • motif
  • plot
  • point of view
  • setting
  • symbolism
  • theme (e.g., fear, good and evil, human nature, loss of identity, loss of innocence, mob mentality, etc.)/theme statement (What about the aforementioned themes?)
--Continue thinking about (and, quite frankly, consider beginning working on) the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!