Thursday, April 20, 2017

English 10 Honors--4/25/2017

Jump Off
--Please pick up a copy of the "Monomyth Writing Assignment" document from the front table.

S. the C.

--If you have not already done so, make sure to follow through with grammar hammer reassessment arrangements.
--oral reading of assignment sheet/Q & A

--venture down to the Computer Lab

Flex Time -- Membean Training and/or Monomyth

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 4/27.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #6, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--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!
--Your "Monomyth Writing Assignment" is tentatively due on Wednesday, 5/3.  Please plan accordingly!
--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