Monday, April 17, 2017

English 10 Honors--4/19/2017

Jump Off (8-10 mins.)
--Even though you just came in the door, pick up a copy of the document titled "The Literary Quest--Ticket-Out-the-Door".  Spend the first 8-10 minutes of class completing the document quietly and independently.  Be prepared to engage in a brief follow-up discussion intended to warm us up for the remainder of today's class block.



      S. the C. (20-25 mins.)
      --please SEE ME during homeroom today if you earned a score of 70% or lower on the grammar assessment and/or if you want to reassess
      --briefly discuss the Jump Off via a drawing of cards
      • application of quest elements to The Alchemist
      • application of quest elements to our lives
      --What do you already know about Joseph Campbell's monomyth?  (From sixth grade?  From your work defining terms/concepts at the start of the school year?  From your application of the concept to Lord of the Flies and/or The Alchemist?)
      --view TEDEd video titled "What Makes a Hero?" for the gist--be ready to share out once we've finished viewing the video:
      --share out via a drawing of cards--create a bulleted list on the front board of items that resonated when viewing for the gist

      Transition (2 mins.)
      --Return your quizzes by placing them in the black basket on the front table.
      --Pick up a copy of the "Joseph Campbell's Monomyth--Background, Instruction, and Application" document from the front table.

      Application Activity & Discussion/Discussion Preparation (Novella Closure) -- Joseph Campbell's Monomyth (flex time)
      --oral active/purposeful reading of two discussion questions and page one of the document
      --pair work--responding to discussion questions on page two of the document
      --oral reading of directions on page three of the document
      --independent active/purposeful reading of the 17 stages of Joseph Campbell's monomyth on page three of the document
      --oral reading of directions and exemplary response on page four of the document
      --eight groups formed via a drawing of cards (Refusal of Call & Supernatural Aid...Master of Two Worlds & Freedom to Live) so that we can "divide and conquer"
      --"anchor in" to the "Compact for Group Work" via the poster located in the front of the classroom and work on applying the monomyth template to The Alchemist as preparation for discussion

      Transition (1 min.)
      --Pick up an index card from the front table.

      Closure -- "Today, I learned..." (remainder of class)

                • You must include a properly punctuated nonrestrictive element within your writing.  Good luck!
                DEAR (time permitting)

                HW (Class Preparation)
                --FYI: Next class, we will engage in discussion about both allusions in and Joseph Campbell's monomyth applied to The Alchemist.
                --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 certain terms/concepts to your reading of the novella (in addition to the typical terms/concepts such as setting, symbolism, theme, etc.): allegory, allusion, aphorism, Christ(ological) figure, Coelho's "Four Obstacles" Philosophy, dilemma, everyman, fable, foil, genre, geography, interior monologue, leitmotif, literary blindness, literary communion, literary vampire, magical realism, marked for greatness, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, paradox, 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?
                --Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
                --Work on the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!

                On the backburner:
                • Paraphrasing Mini-Lesson as preparation for culminating assignment (based on observations while assessing the "Reading Nonfiction Document"s)
                • ACT nonfiction passages and multiple choice questions
                • "Madness" done in class upon submission of revisions