Animal Farm Images from Chapter 8

http://arungoodboy.files.wordpress.com/2007/04/animal_farm_2.jpg
http://www.weeklyreader.com/readandwriting/content/binary/animal%20farm.jpg
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-central-stories-animal-farm-330×220
http://geekandpoke.typepad.com/geekandpoke/images/animalfarm2.jpg
http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/wda0443l.jpg

http://www.thewindmillfarm.com/images/WindmillFarmColor.jpg
http://www.liquidmatrix.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/explosion.png
http://storage1.morguefile.com/images/storage/x/xpistwv/lowrez/Rubble2.jpg

http://www.edu.pe.ca/threeoaks/grassroots/animal/graphics%5Cwindmill.jpg

http://www.annexed.net/freedom/AnimalFarmCommandments.jpg

http://www.abc.edu.sv/seniors/English/IB%20Texts/IB%20Prose%20Fiction/Book%20Cover%20Images/Animal%20Farm.jpg

http://www.jamestownri.com/library/hist-photos/12-1%20Windmill.jpg

http://69.90.174.252/photos/display_pic_with_logo/81195/81195,1175989354,3.jpg

05.13.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Read Chapter 8 of Animal Farm
    • Why are the pigs new rules so far reaching?
    • Why are they not satisfied with equality?
    • Did the animal truly succeed in the second battle? What did they win?
  3. Write from the viewpoint of a pig and of another animal in describing the battle of the Windmill.
    • What is different about the way that they view the battle, and the world.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Rev-It-Up
  3. Finish Chapter 9 and Start Chapter 10
    • What is going to happen to Animal Farm with Boxer’s leadership?
  4. Discuss the script, bringing in supplies, etc.
    • Practice scenes
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish your Utopia for this weekend.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Read the Temperance Reform Introduction
    • Why was it that people drank so much in the 19th century?
    • How did the temperance movement garner so much support from different groups of people?
  3. Answer the two questions at the end of the article according to your own -Ism:
    • How should individual human beings
      behave?
    • How does that behavior influence others?
  4. Extensions:
    • Finish your -Ism this weekend.

05.12.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on/Blog-on:
  2. Honor the work you did on Utopias.
  3. Talk about Digital Portfolios
  4. Extensions:
    • Finish that last book that you have been working on before summer.

Core 2:

  1. Rev-It-Up
  2. Talk about Script and Planning.
  3. Work on your utopia for our three purposes:
    • Creating Community
    • Telling the story of Utopia
    • Enhancing our ideas
  4. Extensions:
    • Be finished with your Utopia by Sunday Night.

Core 3:

  1. Discuss-on:
  2. Take a look at some great -Ism creation:
    • Ania and Carrie’s Discussion
    • Inside the head of an -Ism: It’s pretty quiet in here, with everyone outside working on their
      isms. I look around the room. There’s the green monkey and the octopus
      from the magazine sale. There on the walls are the different quotes. My
      personal favorite…”The universe is made of stories, not of
      atoms.”-Muriel Rukeyser. Call me weird, but I like it. I can hear some
      of the other girls talking and socializing. Talking about next week
      what is going to happen at school. The smart board is still on,
      although it isn’t doing anything right now. It’s nice in here when it’s
      quiet. I can think and wonder and not feel…isolated. Maybe I’m weird,
      but I always feel so alone, even when I’m surrounded by people. I’ve
      always been a loner, and I like to be alone, or with just a few people,
      at one time. I’m reading a different kind of book now, called “
      The Kayla Chronicles”
      which is different from what I normally read. Normally I like fantasy
      and dragons and spaceships (yeah, a strange combonation I know) but I
      thought I’d try something new here. I daydream abut summer. Swimming
      and hanging out with friends and spending time with family. We went on
      a field trip today, we played frisbee golf, and it was so much fun to
      run around and be outside and feel the sunshine.
  3. Work on your ism, creative voice for your beliefs.
  4. Extensions:
    • Be finished with your -Ism by Sunday night.

05.09.08

Cores 1, 2, 4:

  1. Write-on or Blog-on:
  2. Check out the final workings of our Utopias:
  3. Work on your utopia for our three purposes:
    • Creating Community
    • Telling the story of Utopia
    • Enhancing our ideas
  4. Finish your Utopia for Sunday (Cores 1+4), or Finish Five Sections for Sunday (Core 2)

Core 3:

  1. Write-on or Blog-on:
  2. Check out great -Ism work:
  3. Work on your ism, creative voice for your beliefs.
  4. Extensions:
    • Be finished with four sections and four multimedia elements by the end of the weekend.

05.08.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Comparison of Jones and Napoleon’s leadership.
    • How is Animal Farm in some ways worse than it was before?
  3. What is the definition of success in a battle?
  4. Read Chapter 8 of Animal Farm
    • Why are the pigs new rules so far reaching?
    • Why are they not satisfied with equality?
    • Did the animal truly succeed in the second battle? What did they win?
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish your final draft of your Utopia for Sunday night.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Rev-it-up
  3. Read Chapter 9 of Animal Farm
    • What does the new generation of pigs mean for the farm?
    • Do you think that anyone will get to retire?
    • How does Boxer’s health lead to the final straw of inequality?
  4. Discuss the script, bringing in supplies, etc.
  5. Extensions:
    • Be finished with 5 sections of your Utopia for Friday.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Read the Striped Pig of DedHam
    • How do the specific words (especially the unfamiliar words) affect the tone of the story?
    • What are the specific metaphors/symbols described in the story?
  3. Why did the temperance movement take root in the 19th Century?
  4. Extensions: Finish 4 Sections and 4 Multi-media elements of your -Ism for Friday.

05.07.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on:
  2. AR Update
  3. Read Animal Farm Chapter 7.
    • Why do the dogs go after Boxer?
    • Why is beasts of England really banned?
  4. How is animal farm like the time of Jones and How is it different?
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish your final draft of your Utopia for Friday.

Core 2:

  1. Rev-It-On.
  2. Auditions for Pigeon #4, Pigeon #5, Peter Pong, Boxer x 2, Snowball
  3. Discuss needs for each scene and assign scene captains.
  4. Practice scenes and prepare for tomorrow.
  5. Extensions:
    • Practice your lines so that you won’t need the paper and finish 5 sections for Friday.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Going deeper into 19th century debates:
    • What does temperance mean to you?
    • What is the Striped Pig of Dedham?
  3. What are the many metaphors found in this image?
  4. Read the Striped Pig of Dedham.
    • What are the metaphors in the story?
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish 4 Sections and 4 Multimedia elements for Friday.

05.06.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write or Blog-on:
  2. Tedfish’s Land Tour
  3. Demo: Touring your Utopia wiki pages with screencast-o-matic.
  4. Work on your final draft and your tour.
    • Ask others for feedback and comments.
    • Spend a large amount of time actually giving feedback.
  5. Extensions:
    • Your final draft is due on Sunday Night.

Core 2:

  1. Brainstorm-on: Brainstorm for Infrastructure.
  2. Audition for parts tomorrow: be prepared.
  3. Work on your utopia for our three purposes:
    • Creating Community
    • Telling the story of Utopia
    • Enhancing our ideas
  4. Extensions:
    • Five sections due by Friday.

Core 3:

  1. Act-on:
  2. Turn in your paragraphs.
  3. Select inner circle, drop-ins, and outer circle moderators.
  4. Debate!
  5. Extensions:
    • Finish four sections and four multimedia elements for Friday.

05.05.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Read Animal Farm Chapter 7.
    • Why does everyone see/hear/smell Snowball?
    • Why is it necessary to change everyone’s viewpoint of snowball by altering the past?
    • Why do the dogs go after Boxer?
    • Why is beasts of England really banned?
    • Do the punishments at the end of Chapter 7 fit the crimes?
  3. Extensions:
    • Finish the final draft of your Utopia for Friday.

Core 2:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Rev-it-Up
  3. Discuss Script, parts, costumes and crew.
    • Speaking Parts
    • Extras
    • Camera people
    • Costume creators
  4. Audition and Finalize Roles
  5. Extensions:
    • Practice your part for Animal Farm Movie/Play.

Core 3:

  1. Write-on:
  2. Discuss Fishbowl format.
    • Presenters
    • Inner Circle
    • Outer Circle
    • Outer Circle Moderators
  3. Practice fischbowl debate on the following topic- Solved: Technology is a good influence on today’s society.
  4. Practice Cover It Live.
  5. Extensions:
    • Prepare for debate tomorrow.

Learning Language

I don’t usually post personal things on this blog, but I thought that this was just too important to leave unpublished.

My daughter is learning language at an amazing rate. She knows more words at 18 months than I thought was possible, but they aren’t just any words. They are words that are important for her. They are words that have a meaning and a context for her life.

Normally I would turn this experience into an educational rant about creating authentic places for our students to learn language and curriculum, but for now I will just leave you with this video.

[flash https://learningischange.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/iloveyou.flv w=320 h=240]

iloveyou

04.30.08

Cores 1+4:

  1. Think-on:
    • What should it be?
  2. Work on your utopia for our three purposes:
    • Creating Community
    • Telling the story of Utopia
    • Enhancing our ideas
  3. Extensions:
    • Finish rough draft of your Utopia for Friday.

Cores 4:

  1. Act-on:
  2. Write up your scene on our Google Doc and then revise it so that it goes along with the other scenes (you may also edit other’s scenes in order to make it more fluid).
  3. Work on your utopia for our three purposes:
    • Creating Community
    • Telling the story of Utopia
    • Enhancing our ideas
  4. Extensions:
    • Be finished with 4 sections of your Utopia by Sunday night.

Core 3:

  1. Brainstorm-on:
  2. Work on your ism, creative voice for your beliefs.
  3. Extensions:
    • Be finished with three sections and three multimedia elements by Friday.