Tuesday, September 6 Weekly EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Objectives: Review PP on Hosseini and Afghanistan Identify the difference between theme and motif Review MLA quiz
Continue to work on research Homework & Reminders: Research draft is due Thursday, 09/08. Research final is due Friday, 09/09. Chapters 1-3 read and prepared to discuss Day One: Tuesday, September 6 (chapters 1-3) Warm Up: Think of a time when you have felt profoundly let down. Perhaps you had great expectations of someone or something and found those
expectations disappointed. Disappointment is an expected response, but how deep did the disappointment run? Were you able to snap back or do you still carry that disappointment with you? Objectives: September 6, 2016 Review PP on Hosseini and Afghanistan Identify the difference between theme and motif Review MLA quiz Continue to work on research
Background on Hosseini With a partner review the PP on Hosseini (found in Google Classroom Complete guided notes / questions in Google Classroom Motif vs. Theme Motif is a large universal idea (something everyone can understand) Love, death, lust, greed, bulling, growing up, etc.
It can be located by reoccurring, images, words, conflicts, etc Each characters eyes are described in detail The word lust is continually repeated All of the conflict surround feuding couples. A theme is the author message about the motif that he/she develops through the course of their writing. Love is an unbreakable bond. Love is dangerous and should be avoided Love makes all things possible Think musicThink about songs that deal with love! (Too many to name)
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran Stay with Me Sam Smith I hate you, I love you, I hate that I love you Gnash Really depends on the day with this one. Love Story We are Never Ever Getting Back Together Taylor Swift All these songs are about love (the motif), but do
they all have the same message (the theme)? Connections! Setting (time and place) This setting impacts the way that you act Characterization (Because you are What types of conflicts youll get into and how youll get out of them Conflict The resolution to the conflicts develop the theme. Different resolutions = different themes Themes
The authors message Reading Time Decide in your groups who will mark which motifs as you read the novel. As we read, highlight instances in which your motif appears. Make any notes you decide are appropriate. Be prepared to share your conclusions, with evidence, in your discussion groups on Friday. Research Work Time Using your Chromebook, take this time (about 30 minutes) to work on your research project.
Reminders: Much of what you are working on today is independent. You may ask for help from your group or from me--use this time to get help and clear up any confusion! If I hear a lot of socializing, I will assume that you do not need this time and simply move up the due Day Two: Wednesday, September 7 (chapters 13) Weekly EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a
theme? Warm-up: Video Journal Homework & Reminders: Vocabulary Unit 1: Choosing the Right Word Research draft is due Thursday, 09/08. 1-10 Research final is due Friday, 09/09. Chapters 4 read and prepared to discuss Can you make a theme from this? Vocab Quiz 9/15 Objectives: September 7, 2016
Respond to Video Journal Identify literary devices Recognize theme vs. motif in novel Continue to work on research VIDEO JOURNAL Click on the image to see the video. Is it a positive or a negative to be different? Explain your answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SswMzUWOiJg
Presto Plans Suns chapters 1-4 1. The novel opens with a curse word, uttered in frustration by Mariams mother, when Mariam breaks a treasured heirloom. What does Mariams memory of this suggest about her sense of herself and her relationship with her mother? How does this opening set the tone for the novel? 2. Based on Nanas and Mariams experiences, what can you infer about the lives of women in Afghanistan in the sixties? Why does Nana forbid Mariam to go to school? What does Nana want for her and Mariam? Is the goal realistic? 3. What are Nanas feelings about Jalil? What does she feel is his penance? What did she have happen to her to make her feel this way? 4. Jalil, Mariams father is a complex character. Does he love his daughter? How does he show his love? How does he show that he does not fully recognize her as his
daughter? Why does he treat her as he does? Vocabulary Review (1-10) If you do not have the book yet, go to my Weebly! There are links to the word list. There are links for practice games. There are links for practice tests. There are study Power Points that use Mnemonic Devices. Lets review the first 10 words. Questions? The best way to study is to try and use them DAILY! Gathering quotes and what you should be doing with them besides highlighting:
Note Taking Note Making I was always learning things about Baba from other people (Hosseini 18). This shows how Amir has a strained relationship with his father and that he lacks a personal connection with him. I worshipped Baba with intensity approaching the
religious. But Right then, I wished I could open my veins and drain his cursed blood from my body ( Hosseini 32). Because of that strained relationship that Amir and Baba share, Amir is internally conflicted with his love and admirations for his father. This could prove to be a major factor in the choices Amir makes. Research Work Time Using your Chromebook, take this time (about 30
minutes) to work on your research project. Reminders: Much of what you are working on today is independent. You may ask for help from your group or from me--use this time to get help and clear up any confusion! If I hear a lot of socializing, I will assume that you do not need this time and simply move up the due Day Day 4: Thursday, September 8 (chapter 4) Daily EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme?
How does a motif develop into a theme? Warm-up: Homework & Reminders: Vocabulary synonyms & Friday, Vocab.com Research final is due 09/09. Chapters 5 read and preapred to discuss Vocab Quiz 9/15
Kind of like that when I say good morning in class. Objectives: September 8, 2016 Analyze characterization in a novel. Identify conflict and make predictions. Examine cultural point-of-view. Continue to work on research Chapter 4 of The Kite Runner As we read, locate quotes that connect to the motif you are tracking. You must walk away from today with at least one GREAT quotes that you can analyze and share.
Discussion Questions: 1. Compare and contrast the back story of Baba and Ali to that of Amir and Hassan. What does this tell you about the culture? 2. How does this chapters support the idea of a loss of innocence. 3.Discuss the importance of the tree. 4. Discuss the continuation of Amirs guilt and his attempts to rid himself of it? What do these attempts say about him as a character? 5. Discuss Amirs continual internal struggle with his father? How might this impact the plot? Chapter Suns chapters 5-6 As we read, locate quotes that connect to the motif you are tracking. You must walk away from today with at least one GREAT quote that you can analyze and share. Discussion Questions:
1. Why does Mariam ask her father to take her to the cinema for her fifteenth birthday present? What does she want? 2. Is Mariam right to feel guilt about the suicide death of her mother? 3. Discuss the significance of Mullah Faiz Mulla and Bibi Jo? 4. What is interesting about the childrens reactions to Mariam versus the adults? What does this tell you about the nature of children? How do you think this nature hurt Mariam? 5. How has Mariam changed as a character? How has he perspective of her father changed? What inferences can you make based on the changes? Vocabulary Review (11-20) Go to my weebly for: Links to the word list. Links for practice games.
Links for practice tests. There are study Power Points that use Mnemonic Devices. Finally, you may review all of them in vocabulary.com Lets review the first 10 words. Questions? The best way to study is to try and use them DAILY! Research Project Finalization Today is the day you should be editing your entire presentation. Everyone should be finished with all their own slides and ready to evaluate and revise all slides. Keep the following in mind: Consistent background and font 20 slides of information plus title slide and Works Cited slides
Accurate MLA in-text citations Accurate MLA Works cited page/slides Effective visual aids and credits Mechanics: grammar, phrasing, spelling, etc. Day Three: Friday, September 9 (chapter 5) Daily EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Warm-up: Creative Writing Warm-up: Vocabulary Unit 1, Synonyms and
Antonyms Homework & Reminders: Chapters 1-5, fill out the motif chat chart Chapters 6-7 read and prepared to discuss) with the quotes that you feel best support Vocab Quiz 9/15 your motif. Objectives: September 9, 2016 Write in a variety of forms
Identify literary devices Recognize theme vs. motif in novel Continue to work on research Creative Writing Continue one of the following or continue the one from last week: She took a furtive step backward, instinctively realizing that this was the way to get into the safe room. He at first descended rapidly toward the group, but stopped and reverently touched the newly planted field. All that he had could be lost if not for . . . Follow-up questions for ch. 5-6
Go back to chapter 5 and consider the following: 1. What is the significance of Hosseini choosing Pinocchio as the film Mariam desires to see in Jalils cinema? 2. In chapter 5, identify at least THREE archetypes and explain their significance. 3 How has guilt played a major role in the first six chapters? Is Mariam right to place blame on herself for Nanas decision? Discuss the contrasting nature in children vs. adults in Mariams situation. How might a childs nature been influential in the development of the chapters conflicts? Chapter Suns chapters 7-9 As we read, locate quotes that connect to the motif you are tracking. You must walk away from today with at least one GREAT quotes that you can analyze and share.
Discussion Questions: 1. What is the motive of Jalils wives in finding a suitor for Mariam? Why does Jalil go along with them in this plan? 2. Why does Mariam finally say yes in the marriage ceremony to Rasheed? What does Mariam realize about her father? How does that make her feel? Does this explain why she goes along with the marriage? . Vocabulary Practice You will use the twenty vocab words to tell a story This story should have a clear exposition, plot, theme, and conclusion You may tell this story with images using google slides or in google docs
You must select a genre: horror, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, dystopian, or romance (or pick one that I have forgotten No more than two words may be used in a sentence and the word choices must be seamless and not awkward Turn it in in GC FOR MONDAY - Motif Group practice: Form a group with students who are tracking the same motif as you. In your group discuss the following: Which situations are most vital in the development of your motif? How do literary elements (setting, characterization, conflict) aid in helping your motif to evolve? How does the development of the situation impact the motif? Which quotes best support the motif development? What inferences can you make about the continued development of this
motif? Literature group discussion: Chapters 1-9 In your groups, each member needs to discuss the development of their motif. Choose very specific quotes that show the connection between setting, characterization, and conflict that help to develop your motif working theme. This is a discussion, so feel free to contribute. Fill out the charts and annotate your novel based on your partners and your discussion. After your discussion, begin reading chapters 10-12. Continue to looks for quotes that help to develop your theme. As a group discuss the following while reading: 1. The beginning of Mariams marriage to Rasheed seems to promise happiness. What are signs that this might be short lived? 2. How does Rasheed feel about the westernization of Afghanistan? What shows his ambivalence? 3. What are Rasheeds reasons for making Mariam wear a burqa and what do they tell us about
his ideas about his role as a husband and man and his expectations for Mariam?
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