10.26.07

Core 1:

  1. Extended Write-on: Head over to the computer lab and continue your essay work.
  2. Please ask yourself the following questions as you write:
    • Am I proving my thesis?
    • Are my examples and quotations as relevant as they need to be?
    • Have I explained my quotations so that my words are even more vital than those in the quotation?
    • What can I take out in order to make this more persuasive or vivid?
    • Can I see the words as pictures in my mind?
  3. Use those around you for help in writing your first draft (Mr. Wilkoff included).
  4. Extensions
    • Finish your first draft by Monday.

Core 2:

  1. Quiz-on: Why do you think that Papa brought Mr. Morrison home?
  2. Looking for setting:
    • Setting is somehow the simplest and most complex of all of the elements of a novel. You can immediately recognize where something is taking place, but looking for all of the possible clues about the characters and plot within the setting is much harder.
    • Setting has three parts: Time, Place, and Mood.
      • What is the mood of Chapter 2? What are the details that lead you to believe that?
  3. Take a look at AR and AR+ in our Class.
    • New AR Contract
    • New AR Commitment to reading in school and out of school.
  4. Go down to the library to read Chapter 3 or your book of choice.
  5. Extensions:
    • Get your AR contract signed.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on: What is a deal with the devil (with someone unsavory) that you would be willing to make?
  2. Read through 2.2
    • Does Shylock have legitimate grievances against Antonio?
      • Is a pound of flesh too much to ask?
    • What is the role of Gobbo?
    • Why does the Prince of Morrocco choose the casket wrongly?
  3. Take a look at AR and AR+ in our Class.
    • New AR Contract
    • New AR Commitment to reading in school and out of school.
  4. Go down to the library to read Chapter 3 or your book of choice.
  1. Extensions:
    • Finally… Write out what you believe the boundaries of Shylock’s life are?

Core 4:

  1. Write-on: How do you prove something about a book?
    • Just think about this question: What do you think that your change
      and persuasion notes would help you to prove about your character?
  2. How do you show character development and change in piece of writing without resorting to plot summary? (Lord of the Flies Example)
  3. Thesis writing as an art form:
    • How do you choose something that you want to prove?
    • How do you state it so that you will be able to prove it in multiple ways?
  4. Take a look at AR and AR+ in our Class.
    • New AR Contract
    • New AR Commitment to reading in school and out of school.
  5. Extension:
    • Write out your idea of a perfect thesis for what you want to prove
      in your book about change, persuasion, or character development.

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