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Block Day, Sep. 30th, Oct. 1st Block Day, Sep. 30th, Oct. 1st Students will read critically to evaluate author purpose and analyze for evidence. Students will understand what a controversy is and what can be learned from it. Students will practice reading strategies and listening skills. Block Day, Sep. 30th, Oct. 1st Today's Agenda Controversy: What's So Frightening About Halloween and Huck Finn? Unit Calendar and Objectives Read Aloud Work Time/ Twain Biography Note to Absent Students When you come back, pick up the controversy article from me and answer the questions on this slide show on your own. Pick up the unit calendar and guidelines from me. (They are up on the website... you can go check them out there right now ) Make sure you are keeping up on your reading. Quiz over chapters 111 is on Tuesday! What is a CONTROVERSY? Controversy is a state of prolonged public dispute or debate, usually concerning a matter of opinion (Wikipedia) A discussion marked especially by the expression of opposing views (MerriamWebster Dictionary) A dispute, especially a public one, between sides holding opposing views (American Heritage College Dictionary) Tuesday, September 29
A warmup and reflection task: th On your own piece of paper, write down as many issues of controversy as you can think of in 60 seconds. (If you are stuck, think back to the controversial topics in Catcher). Tuesday, September 29
Whip around: th What did you write on your list? How can we learn from these controversial issues? Tuesday, September 29 th In the introduction of your version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Seelye writes about how Huck's story is one "everyone knows, even if everyone has not read it." ThinkPairShare: What do you already know about Huck Finn? Anything controversial? Read the article What's So Frightening About Halloween and Huck Finn?
Subversive: undermining, overthrowing Malign: Evil in nature or influence Travails: Work that is hard or painful Indictment: an expression of strong disapproval Some vocab you might need to know for this article: When you have finished the article, turn to a partner and answer the following questions. Do you think comparing peoples' feelings about Huck Finn to Halloween is an effective comparison? Why or why not? What evidence does the author give to support her opinion? **We will discuss your answers as a class** After the Break Unit Calendar and Guidelines We will listen to the first several chapters of the book in class.
A spider falling into a candle = witches are near A dog howling in the night = someone will die Silver coin around the neck = protection from witches Chickens Flocking together = rain Tuesday, September 29
Homework for Tonight: th Read Huck! Quiz #1 is on Tuesday. Work on Journal #1 (also due Tuesday) Tuesday, September 29
On Deck for Friday th More Lit Crit Mark Twain Background Work time for journals ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 2009 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '09
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck