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E3: Hemingway

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SOPHOMORE
"sophos"
= wisdom
"foolish" =
"moros"
Every question was answered correctly by at least one student in each class.
SUMMER READING EXAM RECAP
More than half of all students failed this exam.
This proves the test was accurate and fair.
This proves that most students did not read.
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
?
Warm-Up:
Ernest Hemingway was a master of lean, minimalist prose and the ability to convey deep emotional subtext by using only a remarkably few words.
Write an original story using exactly six words.
Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Brave
Macho
Honest
Direct
Realistic
Stoic
a. Is a man of action, not talk

Hills Like White Elephants
Print the story from Edmodo

Read the story this weekend.

Bring printed story to class Monday (short quiz)

Anis del Toro
Jig
The American
simple operation
train
Write a brief plot summary of Hills Like White Elephants
You must include these words:
You may use any notes for the quiz that you wish, as long as the notes are written in your own handwriting.
A LEXILE SCORE
determines the relative difficulty of a work based on the complexity of its vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.
1490L
810L
730L
880L
The CHOICE novels have scores ranging from 800L-900L.
WHY
before you get your exam back... take a moment to reflect:
WHAT
grade do you expect to receive?
do you expect that grade?
The Hemingway Hero:
Merely presents the SURFACE details, and leaves it up to the READER to connect the dots and determine the subtext.
552255
My six word...
Poll Everywhere
TEXT YOUR SIX WORD STORIES IN NOW.
Create a new contact in your cell phone.
NAME:
"Poll Everywhere"

NUMBER:
37607
"Iceberg Technique"
"[Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary."

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
- Ernest Hemingway
- William Faulkner
BIG EMOTIONS, LITTLE WORDS
SIX WORD SHORT STORIES
Bradley ("Chelsea") Manning
Shared classified Army video
with WikiLeaks.

Dishonorably discharged and
sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Edward Snowden
Broke news of US government
spying on its own citizens.

Currently living somewhere in Russia as a political refugee.
HERO?
b. Believes that death is the total end of life ("nada")
c. Lives a life full of physical pleasures
d. Has courage, loyalty, and grace under pressure
page 682
e. Controls his emotions
Read the short biography of Ernest Hemingway in your textbook.

What type of things do you think he'd find "heroic?"
Hemingway redefined the "HERO"
Soldier's Home
(p 685- 691)
Things to consider:
The Hemingway Hero
Hemingway's bio
Faith, love and family
Wartime experience
WHAT MAKES A "HERO?"
TOMORROW WE WILL MEET IN THE
LIBRARY
EACH STUDENT WILL COMPOSE A "MICRO" RESEARCH-PAPER
- INTRODUCTION
- STORY
- LITERARY CRITICISM
"The Great Gatsby"
by
F. Scott Fitzgerald
OWN THIS BOOK BY MONDAY.
YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN THESIS.
TONIGHT'S HOMEWORK:
Post your Hemingway thesis statement to Edmodo.
Example:
"Harold Krebs is a good example of The Hemingway Hero."
A THESIS:
Is a point that you intend to prove by providing the necessary evidence to support your claim.
Example:
"An injury can change a person for the worse."
1
2
3
evidence from the story
evidence from research
state your thesis
Your thesis should:

Be written as a complete sentence

Be something you can prove with evidence.
REMEMBER:
A thesis is a meaningful point that you intend to prove by providing evidence, not a simple fact that can be found in the book.
BAD EXAMPLES:
"Lt. Henry is a main character."
"Katherine Barkley dies."
SAMPLE THESIS:
"The Great Gatsby" is the greatest novel ever written.
SAMPLE THESIS:
"________ is a good example of a hero."
List FIVE traits that you believe every hero must possess.
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