Today we read an article and applied the close reading strategies found in this handout:
Marking the Text handout
Today we used our shortened class time to do a close reading of “The Black Cat” by EAP. We used the tools and notes that were taken and applied yesterday.
Today we went over summary basics and practiced summaries using this powerpoint and class discussion:
Sneeze: What would you do if someone gave you one million dollars, no strings attached?
Please write at least half a page.
- A colon can be used to indicate a time or list of items.
- A colon can be used as an introduction to an explanation.
- A colon can be used for a quotation following an independent clause.
Grammar: how to use a colon
Today we went to the PAC to work on out monologues, and took notes to give feedback to one another.
Today we did improv games to practice our speaking, thinking, and character building skills. We also do this to build a sense of community.
Today we worked on our monologues, gave feedback, and did a grade check in class.
Today we went to the PAC and continued to work on our monologues and give feedback.
Today we did a sneeze: What does Montag mean when he asks Mildred, “When was the last time you were really bothered?”
After, we watched a video on the Mengele twins to better understand how the Holocaust fits into F451.
Homework: Find concrete evidence that demonstrates reasoning for why Ms. Navarro would teach you about the Mengele experiments.
Today we skipped the sneeze and used a close reading technique to dissect an article in pairs. https://www.thoughtco.com/heinrich-heine-on-burning-books-251009 The article was on book burning in the Holocaust. After, we used the evidence found for homework from yesterday and the evidence found in class to discuss why the Holocaust is relevant to F451.
Finally, we watched some videos on book burning. https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=holocaust+and+book+burning&&view=detail&mid=1DE5EA679BD273253FD31DE5EA679BD273253FD3&rvsmid=D495F2EBE6FCBA4FD1BCD495F2EBE6FCBA4FD1BC&FORM=VDQVAP
Today we silently read, worked on our packets, did a grade check, and engaged in make-up work before the end of the quarter.
Today we wrote on Beatty’s analysis of happiness in terms of Montag. “You ask why to a lot of things and you end up very unhappy, indeed.” Is “Why” a bad question?
After, we searched for the theme of happiness in F451 by quoting the book, and analyzing the concrete detail. This was followed by a class discussion.
Draw your head then fill it up with words and pictures to describe what is going on in your head.
Brain exercises to improve overall memory. AARP source for memory strength.
Today we responded to the sneeze: why did Montag put the book under his arm? What is at risk? What does he have to gain?
Next, we took a vocabulary quiz.
Third, we filled out the conflicts graphic organizer as best we could and then used padlet to share our answers with the class. Some of the answers are here: padlet.com/jennifer_navarro/conflict
Tell me about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply?
Hyperbole: an extreme and deliberate (on purpose) exaggeration or overstatement for effect.
We used a graphic organizer to search for, identify, and explain the meaning of the words found in the short story “Cask of Amontillado” (1) verbal irony, (2) situational irony, (3) dramatic irony, (4) sarcasm, and (5) hyperbole. Turned in at the end of class.
Write a letter to yourself—a letter you’ll read again when the
school year is over. Write about where you are right now, for better or for worse. Then mention a few areas where you want to try harder and do better. Finally, include some things you’d simply like to do differently.
Types of Monologue
- Comedic – heightened drama; humorous
- Dramatic – thoughtful and serious
Elements of Monologue
Character – the person speaking
Objective/viewpoint – what the character wants
Obstacle – anything that gets in the way of the character’s objective
Conflict – character faced with obstacle and must confront it
Resolution – decision or action that the character takes to fix or end the conflict
Finally, we used the elements to pick apart and analyze the monologues that were chosen for each student.
We wrote a sneeze analyzing about how Bradbury discussed people being disposable tissue. The quote is on page 15. Discuss the meaning and whether or not it is true, in your opinion.
We discussed the difference between allegory and symbolism and the symbol of the salamander. After, we read. Reading up to page 65 due tomorrow.
The PowerPoints used are below:
Review! What kind of irony is it? Identify the type of irony demonstrated by each of the four statements below, and explain why it is that type of irony. Write in COMPLETE sentences. You may look back at your notes.
- An ambulance comes to a woman’s house to take her to the hospital, hopefully to save her life. On the way to the hospital the ambulance is hit by a semi-truck and everyone on board the ambulance is killed.
- You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your boyfriend. When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing and says to you, “Oh Sweetie, this is wonderful!”
- In your history book, you read about a young man in the Revolutionary War who kills a British soldier. That soldier who was killed turns out to be his favorite cousin.
- In the children’s story “Little Red Riding Hood” we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.
After, we got into groups from the previous day and used Padlet to answer the analysis questions from the day before.
Monologues – meaning and definitions
Not a soliloquy! No prose! We went over the differences, and showed some sample videos. Students have chosen their own monologues to do off freedrama.net and will work on them over time.
Next, we went over the beginning, middle, and end of monologue requirements and applied those requirements to a written monologue on the board for practice. Finish for homework.