- We started out with a quick review of the sixteen vocabulary words.
- We have a vocab quiz on Friday, so please study your words for ten minutes each night this week.
- We shared our lists of dramatic ironies in the play.
- I put up an additional list, and we jotted down any we were missing
- We talked again about WHY dramatic irony can be effective from a writer's and a reader's/viewer's perspective.
- I put up various definitions of "philosophy", and we agreed on two to record in our notes. We talked about how philosophy ties in with the endeavors of this class.
- I defined "motif", and I displayed some common literary motifs. We jotted down in our notes several prominent motifs from the play.
- I displayed a list of common archetypes, and we added to the list based on our own reading and viewing. We listed a few archetypes to help us remember what they are and how they function.
- I handed out a one-page reading on fate, predestination, destiny and free will, along with an in-class writing assignment. We spent twenty minutes reading, thinking and typing. We will continue this in-class essay tomorrow (and Thursday, if necessary).
- I talked about page 55 briefly. Please re-read it tonight, before you read the Miller essay.
- Read Arthur Miller's essay about tragedy on pages 56-8.
- Do a bang-up job responding to the RJ questions on page 59.
- We started with Everybody Up to review the vocab words.
- We have a quiz on THURSDAY, so study your words for ten minutes each night.
- We talked about how in history or science you might have to read about two things. It's a good comprehension strategy to think about how things are similar, as well as how they're different. I put a Venn diagram up, and we compared and contrasted.
- People got with a partner and read the excerpt from One True Thing, then filled out the comparison/contrast diagram. We got back together as a class and shared our answers, then turned in our work.
- We read and responded to "30 A Blaze of Glory". We checked it at the end of class.
Read and Relax
- We about about thirty minutes today.
- I had book chats and Reading Record updates with as many people as time allowed. Some people typed their book reports.
- Study your vocabulary cards for ten minutes.