Homonyms - Today we will be preparing for our study of The Lord of the Flies. We will be doing a ship wreck and survival activity. Not only is this super fun but what we learn about ourselves and setting up a society, will help us understand some of the ideas expressed i
Homonyms work. Groups will be working on defining the allegory in the short story "The Giraffe" and then presenting these definitions to the class. Read the poem "A work of Artifice" by Marge Piercy and discuss. Sign out Lord of the Flies texts
Finish Unit Exams. Select and submit personal writing piece. Begin our unit on Allegory. Give out Archetype dictionaries and review. Define allegory. Read the short story "The Giraffe" and prepare for group work tomorrow,
Review for your unit exam on Monday. The exam will consist of:
a) matching section where you will need to demonstrate a knowledge of the characters from the short stories and plays we've studied.
b) a section on the vocabulary from this unit
c) a short answer section on the readings that demonstrates a thorough knowledge of irony, theme and writing theme statements. You will have to use your knowledge of the texts to defend your ideas.
d) a reading comprehension section where you will answer multiple choice questions on a story that you have not read before.
Students need to prepare one piece of personal writing to be marked.
To conclude class, we will be working through a work sheet on irony from "The Crucible"
Reading comprehension practice from yesterday - take a look at the answers. We will look at the essay writing check list and an exemplar for an ELA 20-1 essay to prepare for writing our first critical writing assignment tomorrow.
Homonyms Grammar Gambit and final vocabulary practice. Theme presentations from Thursday - improve theme statements. Practice reading comprehension from Modern Drama. Essay outlining and preparation and looking at an exemplar for a perfect essay - backwards scaffolding.
Grand Finale - Grammar Gambit and vocabulary. Progress Reports will be distributed today. Students will present their theme statements, evidence and visual critiques today and we will assess them as a class.
Grammar Gambit and vocabulary day 4 - Today we will take an in depth look at the themes from "The Crucible". Students will be divided into groups and assigned a subject from the play. They will be given a visual as well. Students must come up with a theme statement (see below for a copy of theme statements) and quotations for defense. They must also explain the meaning of the visual that they are assigned. This is all due for tomorrow's class,