Sunday, April 28, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.29-5.3

The Things They Carried By Tim O'Brien

NOTE! You should be well on your way to finishing your Independent Reading Book.  Instead of 500 pages, this semester only 350 will be required.  Next week, I will likely have an SSR day or two where I will expect you to bring in your book, read, and write in your journal ALL period.  You will receive credit for having youf book and for having read at least 1/2 of it.
If you haven't already, SIGN UP for your reading presentation.  IN THE NEWS will be optional this semester, not extra credit, just optional.

MONDAY
Review chapter 1
-tangible and intangibles items the soldiers carry
-impression of the story
-purpose of the first chapter
-identify 3 major literary devices
-Multiple Choice practice
DRAFTED!!
-Journal #19: write a Goodbye Letter/What will you carry? (see/hear model)
HW See Reading Schedule; AND finish letter, be prepared to Quaker Share tomorrow.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
Quaker Share excerpts from #19

DEAR AMERICA documentary
-excerpts from the book
-prepare to take notes on the movie
SUB TITLE organization for notes:

  1. timeline
  2. geography
  3. homefront
  4. music and culture
HW See Reading Schedule

THURSDAY
Multiple Choice practice
Style Focus
-define ambiguity
Discuss ambivalence and apathy of characters.  How do these ideas create a new sense of what it means to fight in war?
HW See Reading Schedule

FRIDAY
Reading Quiz!
Excerpts from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
-marginalia: mark for what, how, why, short paragraph
-truth of war
Multiple Choice practice
Why are "Enemies" and "Friends" put together?  What is the working structure of the novel, the chronology, the juxtaposition of specific themes and stories.
HW See Reading Schedule