September 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Monday 9/9/13

Present “The Gift” poems

Share and turn in Exquisite Corpse poems

Share poem from home

Introduce Poem Starter #2- Villanelle

Week 2

September 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment

Monday 9/9/13

Student will demonstrate their ability to support an opinion with textual evidence via writing an analytic essay.

  • Small group discussion of The Book Thief
  • Large group discussion of The Book Thief
  • Introduce and discuss The Book Thief essay
  • Allow time to begin essay in class.
  • Continue with literary terms, if time.

Greetings! If there is a lag time between your posts, please understand that I have to screen/approve them before I put them up. I’m trying to keep up with them, and there are 32 of you (x4 posts per book x3 books), so it takes some time. I will get the last three days worth up today, but don’t panic when you don’t see a post right away.

Mr. P

Life Of Pi is an award winning book with plenty of ideas and concepts for you to explore and can be, at times, a challenging read. Pay attention to major themes, symbolism, imagery and other figurative language, point of view, tone, etc. The idea is that this spot should be a conversation about your important and unique thoughts on the novel, so when you post, respond to what others have said and add something new to the conversation. Do not simply summarize the events of the novel. Make sure that when you comment, you at least fill the box, and remember that you must post four times. Proofread carefully because I will not approve poorly edited comments, and you will not receive credit for them. Please remember I did not include reading deadlines, but I was specific in asking you not to wait to make all of your posts until the last few weeks of summer. Please spread them out and be part of a conversation.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a great book with plenty of ideas and concepts for you to explore. This book, more than any other we will read, experiments with the idea, the norm, of what a novel is. Pay attention to major themes, symbolism, imagery and other figurative language, point of view, tone, etc. The idea is that this spot should be a conversation about your important and unique thoughts on the novel, so when you post, respond to what others have said and add something new to the conversation. Do not simply summarize the events of the novel. Make sure that when you comment, you at least fill the box, and remember that you must post four times. Proofread carefully because I will not approve poorly edited comments, and you will not receive credit for them. Please remember I did not include reading deadlines, but I was specific in asking you not to wait to make all of your posts until the last few weeks of summer. Please spread them out and be part of a conversation.

The Book Thief is a great book with plenty of ideas and concepts for you to explore. Pay attention to major themes, symbolism, imagery and other figurative language, point of view, tone, etc. The idea is that this spot should be a conversation about your important and unique thoughts on the novel, so when you post, respond to what others have said and add something new to the conversation. Do not simply summarize the events of the novel. Make sure that when you comment, you at least fill the box, and remember that you must post four times. Proofread carefully because I will not approve poorly edited comments, and you will not receive credit for them. Please remember I did not include reading deadlines, but I was specific in asking you not to wait to make all of your posts until the last few weeks of summer. Please spread them out and be part of a conversation.

Night is a work of nonfiction, so please pay attention to technique, style, and other elements of the book which are important to this genre. When in doubt, pay attention to symbolism and imagery. The idea is that this spot should be a conversation about your important and unique thoughts on the novel, so when you post, respond to what others have said and add something new to the conversation. Do not simply summarize the events of the novel. Make sure that when you comment, you at least fill the box, and remember that you must post four times. Proofread carefully because I will not approve poorly edited comments, and you will not receive credit for them. I did not set deadlines for the reading material, but I was specific that you do not wait to do all of your posts in the last few weeks of summer. Please spread them out.

We just got the page back up and running. I will have the page ready for you to post on by Wednesday, so please check back!