Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Day Ten

When You Come In
  1. Please sign in.  
  2. Please turn in your Barbie AFTER your write your name on the back.  I’m going to laminate these, and you will present them tomorrow--yay!
  3. Please put your one page of Barbie notes in there as well, with your name on the top.
  4. Go over the master list with me, and make sure you have your name next to the Barbie you just turned in.
  5. Creation Story notes--bring those to the podium, if you didn’t give them to Mr. Dunlap Friday.

Vocabulary Work  (Time me!  ...twenty minutes, max!)
  1. Handout
  2. Take some notes about exemplars and synonyms.

Big Idea
  • Start listening for resonances and echoes.
  • Start look for patterns--try to connect the dots!
  • What have you heard and seen  so far?
    • trickery
    • overthrowing your father
    • strange offspring
    • beasts
    • rape
    • jealousy
    • war
    • meanness to children

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

Myth Beast Powerpoints:  Models and Turn-In Procedure
  1. Check on the models for your myth beast powerpoint, so you you can begin with the end in mind.
  2. Use google presentation, and save it in the folder called “MYTH BEAST SLIDESHOW PRESENTATIONS” as “BEAST NAME--YOUR NAME”.

Investigate here, to decide who you want to research:

5) If you find a myth beast or creature you want to claim, e-mail me who you want, and a sentence about why you want them.  (Ideally, they have a connection with your Barbie god or goddess.)

I’ll show you who’s already taken.

Research Time (Start in class, and finish for homework.)
  1. Read your yellow biography about your myth creature.
  2. Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your powerpoint.
  3. Take at least one full page of notes about your creature before you create your slideshow.

**Caution:  Select good-quality pictures for your presentations.  And make sure they’re geared for an academic presentation

Mythology Beast Powerpoint Presentation Grading Criteria
I included the following information about my god/goddess/hero/myth:
·      Slide #1: __________Name of beast; strong image to show who/what it is
·      Slide #2: __________Three most vital details to know about this beast
·      Slide #3: __________Two connections/relationships with other Greek myth figures
·      Slide #4 __________Two reasons they are important to know about in mythology study
·      Slide #5: __________Two modern-day connections  
·      Slide #6:__________Powerful image, academically appropriate
·      Slide #7: __________Powerful image, academically appropriate

Due:  Wednesday, when class begins

  1. Turn in your one page of Barbie notes to the drawer now, if you did not do so at the beginning of the block.
  2. If you finish your Barbie later today, take it directly to Erin Smith, and BEG her to laminate it for you.
  3. Slideshow due date = Wednesday
  4. Study your vocab words for ten to twenty minutes tonight, depending your need.


Monday, November 3, 2014
Day Ten
  1. Please sign in.
  2. Get a “Cliché Pair Story Comments” sheet.
  3. Put your phone in the hostage center, please.
  4. Share your WE#4 (Halloween Writing Prompt) with me, and make sure it says “can edit.”

Sharing:  Cliché Trio Stories Aloud
  1. We are going to read these stories aloud; split the story in half to share the reading, or alternate reading, using your dialogue for help.
  2. Here is your paper copy, which you will return to me after you read it aloud!
  3. I’ll have your story up on the screen.
  4. Commenting:  for each story, audience members make three comments on the handout.  Let’s talk about those now.
  5. I need someone to scroll down the stories as they’re being read—who can do that for me?
  6. After you read your story, we’re going to EDIT them together on the big screen—this is for EVERYONE, so EVERYONE needs to stay engaged and to help us.

We spent the last ten minutes either studying quizlet terms, or making sure we had our Earliest Memory complete for tomorrow’s work session.

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