Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 13th 2014


Day 39--Monday, October 13th
When You Come In
  1. Sign in, please!
  2. Happy last Monday of the the last first term of your high school career!  :-)

Quizzes and a Bit of Reading and Annotating TIme
  1. Take the reading quiz over chapters 8 and 9, and turn it in to the drawer.
  2. Read and annotate chapter 10, and add to your character list.  Specifically, make annotations about historical connections--echoes you hear from Soviet Union.

Class Discussion
  • Circle up!
  • Review your annotations, then share the questions and comments you want discussed.
  • If you’ve ready chapter 10, do not discuss anything from that chapter--please and thank you.

Homework (...but you will have time to start this, after we have class discussion.)

  1. Read and annotate chapter 10.
  2. Continue and finish your characters list.
  3. Study quizlet vocab (two lists)--the “for real” vocab quizzes will be Wednesday, since we will have finished the novel.


Day 39--Monday, October 13th

(Copy and paste schoology assignment here.)

  1. Please sign in.
  2. Get out your yellow sheet from Friday, please.
  3. If you were absent, get one off the podium, please!

Big Questions
  1. What are the characteristics of fairy tales, especially Grimm’s and  Andersen’s fairy tales?
    1. once upon a time intro
    2. evil characters
    3. good characters
    4. magic or fantasy
    5. castle or forest setting
    6. good character gets punished
    7. good character gets rewarded
    8. happily ever after ending
    9. moral to the story--clear lesson
  • Big Question #1:  What are the characteristics of a fairy tale?
  1. Big Question #2:  How are the original stories different from modern versions, especially Disney?  
    1. Cinderella--
  2. Big Question #3:  Why are fairy tales one of the four cornerstones of BACKBONE LITERATURE?
    1. Three Little Pigs
    2. Tinkerbell
    3. Sleeping Beauty
    4. Red Riding Hood
    5. Snow White
    6. Jack and the Beanstalk
    7. Peter Pan
    8. Beauty and the Beast
    9. Humpty Dumpty
    10. Rapunzel
    11. Hansel and Gretel
    12. Goldilocks
    13. Robin Hood
    14. Cinderella
    15. Thumbelina
    16. The Frog King
    17. Brother and Sister
    18. Pinocchio
    19. Frozen

  1. Big Question #4:  What happens when you twist a fairy tale, or make fun of the fairy tale format?
    1. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
    2. Shrek

What did we do Friday?
  1. We each read at least ONE (and some people started a second) Grimm’s fairy tale in its original form.  Here are the ones we had to choose from:
    1. Cinderella (with audio)
    2. The Frog King (with audio)
    3. Rapunzel
    4. The Seven Ravens (with audio)
  2. We looked at a fairy tale checklist, then we looked for those items in the fairy tale we read.

Backbone Literature--Why do we care?
  1. Four cornerstones
    1. Greek Mythology
    2. The Bible
    3. Shakespeare
    4. Fairy Tales!  Take a look at your notes, when I pass them back.  What did you list as fairy tales you know?  Which ones did you read Friday?  Which ones did you list on the white board?  Add these to your notes now, please!
In-Class Fairy-Tale Reading (Continue from Friday)
  1. Read a total of THREE fairy tales, and complete your yellow sheet.  
  2. Is four websites too much freedom?  Shall we narrow it to two?  Will you go bananas with too many choices?!  :-)

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