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Unformatted text preview: PreIB 10: World Literature and Composition
Block day, September 23rd, 24th Block day, September 23 , 24
rd th Today's Objectives: Students will use literary models to help develop their own use of eye-catching and engaging introductions. Students will continue to build background knowledge to aid in their understanding of Oedipus the King. Block day, September 23 , 24
rd th Today's Agenda: Writing Invitation #5 Music from the Ramayana Finish Background Jigsaw Background Information Slideshow Extra credit and creative project examples Block day, September 23rd, 24th
A NOTE TO ABSENT STUDENTS Upon your return, you will need to pick up a copy of the background readings to have for a reference (these were handed out on Tuesday and we continued them on block day). Please view the Oedipus background slideshow posted on my website. Complete Writing invitation #5. I have copies of the models we used if you would like one. Today's Literary Models (A focus on Introduction)
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children Suzanne Fisher Staples, Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) Their Eyes is Hurston's most highly acclaimed novel. Her "fictional and factual accounts of black heritage are unparalleled." About the experience of one black woman, Janie Crawford and her self-evolvement through several marriages, family issues, community expectations,etc. "Janie is one black woman who doesn't have to live lost in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams." Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children
Rushdie, a British-Indian novelist, was born in 1947. It was his second novel, Midnight's Children, that made him famous. "Much of his early fiction is set on the Indian subcontinent. His style is often classified as magical realism mixed with historical fiction, and a dominant theme of his work is the story of the many connections, disruptions and migrations between the Eastern and Western world" (Wikipedia). "This novel is at once a fascinating family saga and an astonighing evocation of a vast land and its peole- a brilliant incarnation of the universal human comedy. Twenty-five years after its publication, Midnight's Children stands apart as both an epochal work of fiction and a brilliant performance by one of the great literary voices of our time." (book cover) Suzanne Fisher Staples, Shabanu
Before becoming an author of award-winning novels for young adults, Staples worked as a correspondent for the United Press International in Asia. Though born and raised in America, her experience with the UPI allowed her to spend time in countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. Shabanu is the story about a young girl living in the Cholistan desert of Pakistan. Because she is the second child, she has had several freedoms forbidden to most Muslim girls. However, when she is needed to help her family, she struggles with whether she should do what is necessary to uphold her family's honor or listen to her own heart. Writing Invitation #5
Would you like to introduce a reader to an important event in your life, or something that is fresh on your mind? Consider the different techniques used by these authors in their introductions to grab the attention of the reader (setting description, dialogue, vague but intriguing images, voice...) Block Day, September 23 , 24
rd th Homework for Tonight None Bring your textbooks to class on Friday! Block Day, September 23 , 24
rd th On Deck for Friday Begin reading OTK Comma and Roots practice ...
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