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In-Class:Homework:
  • 250 word response over how The Kite Runner answers thematic questions 
  • Major Works Data Sheet for The Kite Runner on Monday
  • Friday is our first in-class essay

 
 
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Alice Walker with flowers on her head :)
In-Class:
  • Turned in One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest MWDS
  • Quick write on Coming of Age
  • Discussion of Coming of Age theme
  • Came up with Essential Questions for Coming of Age Theme (questions we will try to answer, try to contemplate throughout the quarter)
  • Read "The Flowers" by Alice Walker out loud 
  • Students had time to reread and annotate "The Flowers"


Homework:
  • Wicked Word Wall Quiz #1
  • Finish annotating "The Flowers"


 
 
In-Class:  
  • Questions over last page of MWDS
  • Short MLA discussion (websites)
  • Discuss Response Papers
                   - Hand out Example of Response Papers
                   -Remember to put in MLA format & third person
  • Thematic Discussion & Quick Write:  what does it mean to grow up?  What does it mean to be an adult?  What does it mean to be a child?  How do people approach the journey of growing up?  Is it a quest?  
  • Discuss examples from literature that could be considered “coming of age stories”
  • Are coming of age stories ALWAYS about children growing up…could it be adults as well?  Examples?
Homework:  
  • Due Tomorrow:  MWDS on One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Due Tomorrow: 200 response on Website over how The Kite Runner answers thematic questions (if something happens (you can’t log on)  just print it out in MLA for class on Thursday)
  • Friday:  WWW Quiz (35 Points)

 
 
In Class:
  • Went over the Major Works Data Sheets
  • Specifically went over Title, Author, Date of Publication, Genre, Biography, Historical Context, Characteristics of Genre, Plot, Style
  • Discussed Plot (Exposition, Inciting Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution/Denouement)
 
Homework: 
  • Attempt Title, Author, Date of Publication, Genre, Biography, Historical Context, Characteristics of Genre, Plot, and Style sections of Major Works Data Sheets for One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Please remember to site your sources
  • Here is a link to the Major Works Data Sheet that you can simply fill in