Saturday, September 10, 2011

Weekly Agenda Sept 12-16

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Rhetorical Devices Flow Chart

GoW Literary Terms
-rings: intercalary, juxtaposition, etc.
Intercalary Essay
  • assignment: model and rubric
  • looking for themes
  • model close reading
  • annotation (SOAPSTone)
Group work on chapters: share annotations/explications and working theses.
HW Write typed roughdraft for Wed. Final Essay due to Monday, Sept 19 by 11:59pm, and bring the final hard copy to turn in Tuesday.

Notes on California history as it relates to GoW as told by Kevin Starr.
Passage imitation as a means of analyzing style.
-Steinbeck's style
-practice close-imitation of your assigned chapter.
-read your chapter aloud to hear nuance of language.
HW Essay draft due tomorrow.

Peer Review Drafts
-check for WHAT, HOW, and WHY (see flow chart)
-check formatting
-check g/m; spelling and such
GoW Vocabulary List
-concept circles
HW Read Steinbeck's Nobel prize acceptance speech: write journal #3 (use journal format).

Non-Fiction Independent Reading List (Save for next week)
-brief book talk (if you want to more on the books, check out Amazon's book reviews)
Review Entry #3
Need to hear it again? Go to YouTube and type in Guthrie Tom Joad. While you're there listen and watch Blowin' down the Road.

HW choose your independent book and begin reading ASAP;
AND Consider the lyrics to the Guthrie song:
1. Does Guthrie's music and lyrics match your understanding of Tom Joad's experience?
2. At the end of the song, what impression to you think Guthrie wants to leave you with?
3. Who might a target audience have been for this song?
4. Focus on specific lyrics, is there any significance in Guthrie's lyrics as they interpret Steinbeck's narrative?
5. What other subjects from the book would have made interesting music?
HW Listen to song, print out lyrics if you need, and answer above questions, Journal #4

Vocab Quiz next Wednesday
Review Guthrie lyrics and questions
Literary Terms
-rings: deductive vs. inductive reasoning, logic, argument
Hand back corrected work
HW Essay due Monday by 11:59 to
And, get independent reading book, check for book next WED.
And, Read Steinbeck's "American's and the Land" for Monday, bring McGraw-Hill and journal for Monday.