TU FUI EGO ERIS
We began today's class with a quickwrite:
Dream-catcher: Write something inspired by a recent dream you had.
The Vessel: Write about a car, ship, or other vehicle that can take you somewhere different from where you are now.
Students shared out their responses to the quickwrite. I then collected all student quickwrites for LP 2. If you still have any of yours, please get them to me ASAP!
Next, we went over the novel homework assigned last Wednesday.
Lastly, I handed out and went over the homework for meeting week. It is attached below. This packet is due on 11/30.
We began with a quickwrite:
Themes: obscurity, uncertainty
-Smoke, Fog, and Haze: Write about not being able to see ahead of you.
-Closed Doors: What’s behind the door? Why is it closed?
We discussed student responses to the quickwrite. Next, students shared out their author reports on George Orwell that were due in today's class.
Students then received the novel, Animal Farm, by George Orwell. We discussed some of the themes of the novel.
Lastly I handed out the homework. The homework is to read the first four chapters of the novel and complete the packet (attached below) by next Wednesday.
This week has been anti-bullying week. We explored this topic in Friday's class. We began with a quickwrite on some positive and powerful traits:
Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
Overcoming: succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty.
-What is something you have overcome? Or, what is something you have seen someone overcome?
-How have you shown or observed the trait of resilience?
Next, we watched a video of an animated spoken-word piece that discusses bullying and its effects on people. It also touches on the theme of overcoming:
Afterward, we completed an activity on the topic of identity as it relates to bullying and stereotyping. It is attached below. There is no additional homework from today's class.
Students began by sharing their Technology News Article assignments with their peers and with the whole class.
Next, I handed out a selection of articles (with each table receiving a different article). Students worked to summarize the main points of the article and write their thoughts on the subject. Each table group then shared with the class the subject of their article and their thoughts on the article. Here are the articles we used:
Next, we watched a video on some literary key terms:
Lastly, I gave out a homework sheet on literary devices. It is attached below.
We began with a quickwrite:
Alarm clock: Write about waking up. Feel free to dramatize this event heavily. Bonus points and high fives for the use of any literary concepts from the homework.
Next, we went over the literary terms worksheet with an emphasis on the concepts of irony, mood, tone and theme. Next, students worked in pairs to create examples for the terms from the homework.
The homework assignment from this class was to write an author report on George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm. We will begin reading Animal Farm next week.