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Monday, November 11th, 2013

Welcome to CPR!
Monday, November 11th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.

Backbone Literature:  Greek Mythology—MOTIFS!
·      Listen for resonances, echoes, patterns--what motifs do you see/hear in Greek mythology? 
·      Tell me one story the contains the following motifs:
1.     Incest
2.     Sex
3.     Multiple lovers; not a lot of monogamy so far
4.    Sons overthrowing fathers
5.     Eating “problems” (wives and kids)
6.    Virginity
7.     Death
8.    Murder
9.    Earthly elements
10.  Vengeance
11.   Beauty
12.  Balance
13.  Jealousy
14.  Trickery/deceit
15.  Defiance
16.  Prophecy
17.  Kidnapping

NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes

Beast/Creature Presentations
I’d like to present these beasts and creatures so they connect to the things you already know. 
1.     Hades—what do we know about him?
a.     God of the underworld
b.    Makes people eat stuff so they have to stay down in the underworld
c.     Pluto is his Roman name.
d.    Brother of Zeus and Poseidon
e.    Has three-headed dog names Cerebus
f.      Love interest = Persephone (Demeter’s daughter)
g.    Rich (minerals) (horn of abundance
h.    Invisibility helmet (gift from Cyclopes)
i.      Not really evil
                                      i.     Celina presented CERBERUS.
2.     Hephaestus—what do we know about him?
a.     Didn’t get along with Hera until after the chair incident
b.    Mother (Hera) threw him off Mt. O. because he was so ugly
c.     God of blacksmiths
d.    Married to Aphrodite
e.    Caught Aphrodite and Ares in a net, then called all gods to witness
f.      Cracked Zeus in head with ax to release Athena
g.    Worked with Cyclopes to make Zeus’s lightning, Hades’ helmet and Poseidon’s trident
h.    He was taken care of by nymphs after Hera threw him off Mt. O.
                                      i.     Jacob presented CYCLOPES.
3.     Athena—what do we know about her?
a.     Owl is her symbol
b.    Goddess of wisdom
c.     Zeus’ favorite
d.    Virgin goddess
e.    Gave olive tree to Athens
f.      Sprang out of Zeus’ forehead fully grown and fully armed
                                      i.     Keysha presented the AMAZONS.
4.    Apollo—what do we know about him?
a.     Twin to Artemis
b.    Could see into future—prophecy
c.     God of sun
d.    God of faraway love, not passionate love
e.    Turned his love, Daphne, into a laurel tree
f.      Had a bow
g.    Slayed a dragon
h.    Punished by not being able to love his true love
i.      Zeus killed his son, Aesclepius
                                      i.     Kaytlyn presented PYTHON.

Ø  How would you classify these beasts and creatures?  How would you sort them out?  What categories would they fit into?

People who presented today:
1.     Poseidon—what do we know about him?
a.     Kendal is going to present MEDUSA.
2.     Gaea—what do we know about her?
a.     Ashley is going to present TYPHON.
3.     Centaur
4.    Satyr

12:45—Discuss Greek Myth References!

12:55—Vocabulary Work
1.     Take the quiz.
2.     Turn it in at my candle.
3.     Do quizlet studying for Wednesday and Friday.
4.    Play free rice:  10,000 grains are due by Friday.

Vocabulary-Building Reminders J

1.      Study these words—they will make you a more learned person, more prepared for college and the workplace:
2.     Study these words to learn the both the Greek and Roman name for the gods and goddesses.  This way, you’ll recognize them no matter how they appear in the future:


Welcome, AP! 
Monday, November 11th, 2013

Historical Approach Review
1.      Get out your powerpoint notes from yesterday. 
2.     What important facts did we learn about the Russian Revolution? 
a.     Czar Nick II stepped down, then was later killed
b.    All Romanov family killed
c.     White Army (supporters of czar) versus Red Army (Communist, lead by Trotsky)
d.    Food and supplies are low—many people suffer
e.     Stalin had himself painted in the pic!  What a loser!
3.     Who are the key players?
a.     Lenin
b.    Trotsky
c.     Czar Nick II
d.    Karl Marx
4.     When we lay history over the top of the text for Animal Farm, what are the resonances?
a.     Snowball = Trotsky
b.    Napoleon = Stalin
c.     Boxer = workers
d.    Mr. Jones = Czar
e.     Puppies/Dogs =Military
f.      Old Major = Karl Marx
g.    Neighboring farms = neighboring countries

Review your notes from Friday’s Powerpoint.
·      What are the similarities you see between Stalin’s Russia, and Animal Farm under the tyranny of Napoleon?
o   Great Purge/indoctrination = Napoleon brainwashes puppies
o   Five Year Plan = building the windmill
o   Propaganda = Squealer makes Napoleon out to be a great leader
o   In both cases, people see improvement in quality of life
o   Food depletion and harsh physical conditions
o   “Glorious Leader”
o   Harsh punishment for “traitors”

Re-Reading, Close Reading (forty minutes; we'll finish it tomorrow)
1.      Chapter 7
2.     This chapter is a turning point.  And in it, we saw many of the same conditions present in Stalinist Russia.  So I want you and your partner to do some CLOSE READING.  Use your text constantly.
3.     Make a copy of the Chapter 7 Close Reading, and share it with your partner and with me. 

  • Vocabulary--we took two pre-quizzes.
  • Homework--we had fifteen minutes left to start the homework:  read and annotate chapters 8 and 9.

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Monday, November 11th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Grab the following off the circle table:
a.     Manila folder
b.    Musical Memory

1.      You’re getting back a few pieces, so please take a few minutes to read and think about my comments, then put these pieces in your folder:
a.     Free Write #2
b.    WE#2 or WE#3

A Note
·      …solid, thoughtful work on your peer conferences on the WE#1, Ghosts, Monsters and Bullies!  You guys were thoughtful, respectful, and clear.  Thank you!

Let me give you the big picture for today, so you see how it all fits together, and you see how the first two lessons will help you with your final task today.

Writing Lesson:  Create strong titles.  (Started 10:05)
·      Tips on Titles (purple page 14)
·      Making Titles that are Better than this One (purple page 15).
·      Turn this in at my candle as soon as you finish.
·      Put your Earthbook back neatly on the heater, please.

Diction Practice:  Free Rice
1.      Make sure you START at the last level you played on, not at “1”.
2.     Play free rice for twenty minutes, then update your pink FREE RICE TRACKING SHEET, which I pass out later.
3.     Due Friday = 10,000 grains.

Revision Model
·      Here’s what strong revisions looks like….
·      I want you to look at them with me on the big screen.  But remember these are here for you to look at if you need help today while you are revising your own poem.

Revising Ghosts, Monsters and Bullies Poem to a Final Draft
1.      Read your partner’s comments; think about them; revise and edit as needed.
2.     Read my comments; think about them; revise and edit as needed.
3.     Make at least ten revisions to your poem to make it stronger.  Here’s what you can do to revise:
a.         Create a strong title.
b.        Use strong diction—get out your Vocabulary Variety sheet!
c.          Add details to create more imagery in your poem.
d.        Delete unneeded words.
e.         Switch words and lines around to help the poem flow.
f.           Make all your line breaks strong.
4.     Note:  editing corrections need to be made, but they do not “count” as revisions.  But your final draft should be grammatically perfect, error-free.
5.     When you think you’re done, click on “FILE”, then “SEE REVISION HISTORY”.  Count how many revisions you made—do you have at least ten?
6.     Delete any typing on your poem that isn’t part of the MLA format or part of your poem.
7.     Print a final copy.
8.     We’ll staple this on top of your rough draft tomorrow, then put them in your folder.

Ø  Free Rice = 1o,000 grains donated by Friday, 11/15

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