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October Assignments 2013

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Date
In Class Topics/Work/Links 

Assignments to be done BEFORE next class meeting

(unless otherwise noted) 

10/2 

SSR

"On the Bridge" 

http://www.toddstrasser.com/html/OnABridge.htm

 

Small groups will identify possible questions/writing prompts for this story by ID'ing big ideas/big questions

Class will select BEST prompt to complete

  • Topic Sentence (claim)
  • Supporting Textual Evidence (quotations)
  • Argument (how evidence and reasoning supports claim)

 

Block 4 answer "Why does Seth throw away the jacket"
10/4 

Review of "On the Bridge" paragraphs -- focus on topic sentences and use of quotation marks.

 

No new stories...Types of Stories

 

No new characters....Archetypes = character type that reoccurs in many stories.

Archetypes

Pair characters on screen...

 

Now, create YOUR own pairs of character types (not the same types)...

 create a google doc using images -- mix up at least 4 types of characters ...

HOW?  Pick 2-3 Disney movies or teen movies or SIT coms...  look for character types that share common traits and role ...

Try the Simpsons, Family Guy, Sponge Bob... 

Or Cars, Mulan, and Finding Nemo...

YOUR choice -- but DON'T tell others what your pairings are -- if you do it right, they will get it!

 

 

 

1) REVISE your paragraph on "On the Bridge" for AWESOME topic sentence (and then awesome rest of paragraph)

 

2) Complete you Google doc for ARCHETYPES!

 

3) Find TWO words that incorporate roots on list 1-10 (in blue)  Greek Roots-SET ONE  

You may reference the following or any number of sources online:

http://www.empire.net/~merlin/greek.html

 

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0907013.html

Write out the DEFINITION of the found words (20 total) -- You must be able to explain why the Greek root is in that word.  EX:  Dent = tooth, Dentist = tooth doctor; trident = three spikes/teeth (and of course, Dentyne = sugar free gum that is safe for teeth!)*  Brand names with Greek roots = extra credit :)

 

 

10/8
  • Share your types images with class -- create list of types -- find "official" label
  • SSR
  • Journal:  Who in your SSR book fits a type we have discussed?  Explain. 

 

Review Greek Roots Homework

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the following to prepare for class THURS: 

Greek Creation Myths

It leaves out some key details, but it will give you a sense of how it all goes down (or up?)

10/10

Greek Roots Words 1-10 review

http://www.quia.com/quiz/4421294.html

Mother Earth pictures...Mother Earth Images

STORY TIME! 

The Natural World ANTHROPOMORPHIZED

Gaea, Uranus, Cronus, Rhea -- family troubles...

Greek Gods to KNOW and TAKE NOTES on.pdf


Go the MYTHWEB:

http://mythweb.com/gods/

Take notes on the 12 Olympians --

Greek Gods to KNOW and TAKE NOTES on.pdf

 

 

10/15

Greek Roots 

Oral Histories - like telephone...differences/confusions -- details not key

Check NOTES -- who is whom ...

____________ is like ...  

 

Who ARE these Gods (Hades, Poseidon, Apollo, Hermes, Dionysus, Hephaestus)?

In class groups answer a series of questions...

These three sites can help:

http://www.greek-gods.info/greek-gods/

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SitcomCharacterArchetypes

http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com/2012/05/list-of-character-archetypes.html

Create a google document that clearly sets out character-type of assigned god -- images where appropriate!

 

 

 

BLOCK 1) Study Greek Roots for QUIZ Monday -- practice QUIA

QUIZ 

http://www.quia.com/quiz/4421294.html

 

Continue to READ!  You must have a book review posted on SHELFARI by 10/30!!!

 

Answer the following questions on a Google.doc for the 6 goddesses (Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite):

  • Where would they live today?  Find a suitable image...
  • What would they do for a living?  
  • What would be their favorite color? 
  • What ACTRESS would best play them in a movie? Find a suitable image...
10/17 

SSR 20 min

 

Practice Quia Quiz Greek Roots 

Greek Vocab SET ONE Practice
http://www.quia.com/quiz/3891173.html

 

Watch the myth about BATS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nl_xgp_MfA

and ARACHNE (how spiders came to be)

ARACHNE,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW3Bbav7w4A

 

STUDENTS HAVE THIS ASSIGNMENT IN THEIR ENGLISH FOLDER titled MONSTROUS OARFISH

READ NEWS STORY about oarfish

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-18-foot-oarfish-catalina-island-20131014,0,3591744.story

Then, look at AWESOME pictures!

Oarfish!

Imagine what people who came across this fish's carcass on the beach thought 3000 yrs ago.  Describe this MONSTER from the sea as though you lived before "science" and scuba gear.

Now, create a myth about the oarfish -- either as monster or former human, transformed:

  • Why did Poseidon create/transform this creature?  What other god/dess was involved?  
  • Why does it not have scales? 
  • Why does it have a red dorsal fin and "fin-rays" on top of its head?
  • What "lesson" or caution do we learn from the oarfish's story? 

 

Your story MUST CONTAIN:

  • Setting
  • Poseidon & Another God/dess 
  • Conflict
  • Bad behavior (not evil, just bad)
  • Dialogue (characters must speak)
  • A final warning or observation.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE WILL GO OVER GODS/GODDESSES on MONDAY 10/21

 

 

Watch the videos -- WRITE DOWN what caused each character trouble:  

MIDAS, 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2tMUbB2wXY

ICARUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRr9u-Rbwfo

 
     
10/21 

Greek Roots 1-10 QUIZ

http://www.quia.com/quiz/3891173.html

 

SSR

 

Review Gods/Goddesses modern types together

Review nature of myths: Bats, Arachne, Oarfish...

Share oarfish stories 

 


 

 

 

CATCH UP!  Below are all PAST assignments that many have not completed: 

Continue to READ!  You must have a book review posted on SHELFARI by 10/30!!!

Watch the videos -- WRITE DOWN what caused each character trouble:  

MIDAS, 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2tMUbB2wXY

ICARUS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRr9u-Rbwfo

 

Answer the following questions on a Google.doc for the 6 goddesses (Hera, Demeter, Hestia, Athena, Artemis, Aphrodite):

  • Where would they live today?  Find a suitable image...
  • What would they do for a living?  
  • What would be their favorite color? 
  • What ACTRESS would best play them in a movie? Find a suitable image...
10/23 

SSR

Gods' role in stories -- VERY HUMAN 

God/dess Monologue assignment

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/17-fCnYsYBAY3Af50Zg5XqH_esUfDYSEuQYG__5PFa3c/edit

Samples Monologues - Zeus:  to give you an idea, but it does not fulfill ALL of your requirements:

http://www.monologuearchive.com/l/lucian_004.html

 

Find no fewer than 2 myths in which your god/dess plays a role.  Refer to assignment for what to note down.

SOURCES abound online!

 


 

 

Take the following PRE-TEST on semi-colons.  Doing it will count as a homework grade but the score is a baseline only.  Do your best!

Semi-colons and comma splices
http://www.quia.com/quiz/4441607.html

 

Find no fewer than 2 myths in which your god/dess plays a role.  Refer to assignment for what to note down.

SOURCES abound online!

 

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/17-fCnYsYBAY3Af50Zg5XqH_esUfDYSEuQYG__5PFa3c/edit
10/25

SSR

Monologue drafts

GIFTS!!!!

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/1vhZY_IjOlhguSv5hc-CNf2mhzHXQ_V-IshfJZGRUfRY/edit

 

Read the Story of Prometheus together http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/greece/m-story-prometheus-fire.htm

THEN 

Listen/watch the story of Pandora:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV200L0HnA or read a version onn  Myths to read

 

 

10/29

Share Monologues -- first shared god/dess, choose better one to share


 

 

Vocab words 11-20 Greek Roots-SET ONE

find two words the are build from these roots

 

Read Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun-  

There should be a copy of the story  in your English folder already...

10/31

SSR

Letter to Class about SSR books:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgVEayzjKC_zXfFoMopjJkGn6qWFRzHAvpXnbTddX-A/edit?usp=sharing

 

Review Phaeton questions -- science behind story?

https://docs.google.com/a/rsd6.org/document/d/1FjoV9TlUZzww6bqstuQ-4qyyFt0whA0Zb-LJ1vu8wvg/edit#heading=h.azhgm7b7rn7c

 

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/26/163712865/medusas-gaze-and-vampires-bite

Science behind myths..

 


Greek Myths' TRUTHS (knowledge about world and people)

 

 

Compose an interesting letter to me about your SSR book -- if confused, read my letter again...

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lgVEayzjKC_zXfFoMopjJkGn6qWFRzHAvpXnbTddX-A/edit?usp=sharing

 

RFI -- "Prehistoric Fossil may have Inspired Greek Myths"

answer multiple choice questions and both short answer (3 sentences)

 

 

 

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