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Block Day, September 9th, 10th Block Day, September 9 , 10
th th Today's Objectives: Students will use literary models to help inform and develop their writing. Students will practice creative writing in attempt to improve voice and word choice in all their writing. Students will discuss literature in a community of learners, working together to analyze it. Block Day, September 2 , 3
nd rd Today's Agenda: Writing Invitation #4 Hand back Journals, tips for improvement Socratic Seminar Discussion: Power Vs. Freedom Writing Time: Journal #2 Khaled Hosseini Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. His father was a diplomat, which allowed his family to come to the United States in 1980. In his first novel, The Kite Runner, Hosseini reveals the destruction caused by war in Afghanistan. He addresses issues of family, friendship, betrayal, and salvation while recounting major political events through an engaging story about struggling to triumph over violence. He followed The Kite Runner with a second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns. Writing Invitation #4 Have you ever returned to a place that was special to you and found that it had changed? How did you feel? OR Write about a place that is important to you for some reason (memory, family, tradition, experience, etc.) *Today, continue to focus on word choice and voice. You can also start thinking about techniques of contrast to emphasize your message. Things to think about for next journal: Think of these as mini "practice papers" Introduction: avoid clich or boring intro... Incorporation of quotations: go beyond "this proverb says..." Which one? Incorporate your quotes! Grammar/spelling: there/their, Sentences begin with caps, etc. No text talk. Evidence!! Support your argument through example. Instead of "many cultures have this same value," explain which cultures and show how they incorporate that value. Answering the prompt: All of it!! Journal #1: Sample by student writer
"We begin by being foolish and we become wise with experience."- Masai Proverb Wisdom through experience is a recurring theme across human cultures. In Native American, aboriginal, African, Asian, and countless other cultures, the elderly are a community's source of knowledge and wisdom and are valued for that. Also, children (the most foolish and inexperienced of all people) are educated and taught in schools, by tutors, by parents, even by priests, rabbis, and other religious figures. This suggests that everyone realizes, however unconsciously, that children are both foolish and inexperienced and they feel that they must rectify that themselves. Day by average day, we can't tell that we are maturing, growing, and changing. Like height, it's something that almost surprises us when we realize something has changed. Recently I read two diaries I've kept- one from sixth to seventh grade and one from ninth grade. I compared them to each other and to the way I write and think now. The sixth and seventh grade notebook read like I had been a completely different (and seriously shallow) person, and even the ninth grade book, though vastly more sophisticated, seemed oddly removed from who I am today, writing this. I should keep this notebook and keep my writer's journal as well- read them a year from now, five years, even just six months. I presume I will have changed and will be astonished by my own immaturity. Socratic Seminar: Power vs. Freedom You have read more of Rumi's poetry, and in each poem is an exploration of power vs. Freedom. Which does Rumi value more? Why? Use 5 steps of analysis and textual evidence to support your discussion. Journal #2 Reflect on the Socratic seminar discussion today. What did it make you think about? What did you learn? What might you still be questioning? Can you relate what we talked about in seminar today to other discussions we have had, focusing on the hero, cultural values, human nature, etc.? Journal should be 1-1.5 pages. Work time: When you finish your journal entry, you can use the remainder of the block to begin reading the selection from the Illiad. Remember, this reading assignment is due on Monday. You will also have time to read in class on Friday, after some notes. Block Day, September 2 , 3
nd rd Homework for Tonight Read p. 361-405 in the text book. Finish journal #2 if you did not get it done in class today: Due Monday. Block Day, September 2 , 3
nd rd On Deck for Friday Notes: Epic Qualities and the Mythic Heroes Reading Day ...
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