In today's class, we began the first step of our character analysis essay for The Pearl. This first step consisted of a note-taking chart to collect info from the text about a character. I have attached this assignment below. If you did not finish it in class, please finish it by our next class.
The packet for next week is also attached below.
Have a nice break!
In today's class, students had in-class work time to complete the character analysis chart handed out last class. Your homework packet for next week (meeting week) is attached below.
Have a nice break :)
In today's class, we began by going over the news article from last class.
We watched a couple short videos on the news story to begin. They are located at the bottom of this webpage:
We then went over some of the homework questions, and I then collected your homework.
Next, I introduced the first step of our character analysis essay assignment for The Pearl. This first step is to collect textual evidence (quotes and passages from the novel) that you will eventually use in your essay to support your claims. This in-class assignment is attached below. I will give you more time to finish this assignment next class. There is no homework, as tomorrow is Veterans Day.
We began today's class with a discussion of the questions for chapters 5 and 6 of The Pearl. After the discussion, I collected this assignment.
Next, we watched the last 20 minutes of the 1948 film version of the novel.
Then, we wrote about and discussed the ending of story. The writing and discussion prompts were as follows:
What did you think of the ending of The Pearl?
Why do you think Steinbeck ended the book that way?
How was the film similar to and different from the novel?
We discussed student responses to these questions, and then I handed out your homework. It consists of a news article with some response questions. It is attached below.
In today's class, we discussed and then turned in the discussion questions (handed out last class) for chapter 3 of The Pearl.
Next, students got into groups and worked on some discussion questions for chapters 4 - 5 of the novel. These discussion questions are attached below. Bring your completed responses to next class, and we will discuss them and other related issues.
Your homework is to finish reading the novel (ch. 6).
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.