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A Hero's Journey

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Transcript of A Hero's Journey

GOAL!
Thank you!
A Hero's Journey
wistful (adj)
wince (adj)
1. Laptop Expectations:
a) Wait for teacher signal you to retrieve a laptop
(clear desks)
b) Silently walk with R,R, &P towards cart
c) Take out a single laptop from the slot and walk it
with R,R&P back to seat.
d) Place laptop respectfully on seat
e) Always Laptop with R,R&P during Achieve3000

2. Log Onto Achieve 3000:
a) Achieve3000.com
b) Username: 11234hd
c) Password: Hiab

3. Dismissal: Repeat and reverse process. Make sure to plug laptop into charger!!!
AGENDA 9/2/2015
1. SSR (20 min)

2. CC/DN (5 min)

3. Vocabulary: Characterization

4. "Tin Roof" from Sold and Challenges/Character

5. Exit Ticket

6. HW: Reading Log
DO NOW:
Heroism:
Verb: the action; DOES/DO's
Noun: the thing; KNOWLEDGE/KNOW's
wistful (adj)
wince (adj)
EA1
*Embedded Assessment assesses (tests) the student's ability to learn, develop, discover, overcome obstacles and succeed!
*EA1: Heroism Definition Essay will be kept in your writing portfolio that will mark your first
analytical
writing ability!
P.1 Shout Outs!!
1. Excellent work with garnering points for beginning of year procedures!

2. Exemplary use of binders in order to organize thoughts and ideas.

3. Fantastic respect demonstration of Achievement Gap article and videos (as well as discussion)!
ACHIEVE 3000 11.26 "Play Soccer, Eat Well"
1. Laptop Expectations:
a) Wait for teacher signal you to retrieve a laptop
(clear desks)
b) Silently walk with R,R, &P towards cart
c) Take out a single laptop from the slot and walk it
with R,R&P back to seat.
d) Place laptop respectfully on seat
e) Always Laptop with R,R&P during Achieve3000

2. Log Onto Achieve 3000:
a) Achieve3000.com
b) Username: 11234hd
c) Password: Hiab

3. Dismissal: Repeat and reverse process. Make sure to plug laptop into charger!!!
P.4 Shout Outs!!
1. Fantastic R,R&P on the way down to the Media Center.

2. Excellent demonstration of respect, responsibility and pride while listening to the media specialist!
P.5 Shout Outs!!
1. Exemplary practice of classroom procedures.

2. Fantastic discussion of Achievement Gap Article and Videos in whole class setting.

3. Laudable behavior while in the Media Center in terms of RR&P.
Achieve3000 & Class Shout Outs!!
CW: Listing the Skill and Knowledge Objectives
Skills
Knowledge
1. "Students will need to explain..."
1. "Students will need to know 'multi-paragraph essay' and 'the concept of heroism'"
CW: Creating Skill vs. Knowledge Objectives for Unit.1
Skill Objective:
1. Students will need to _____...
Knowledge Objective:
1. Students will need to know the definition/structure/___ of "_________"
Agenda 9/1/2015
1. SSR - Silent Sustained Reading (20 min)
-Have HW out: RACE Responses (1 and 2) and Reading Log
1.5 CC/DN (5 min)

2. Vocabulary: tone and mood

3. CW - RACE Analysis of Tone and Mood through image and written text.

4. Exit Ticket

5. HW: Reading Log
Denotation
Definition (ety):
Synonym:
Antonym:
Sentence:
Latin Root; Suffix or Prefix
Example
the literal meaning of a word
dictionary
definition
N/A
denotación
denotatio - denote something
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." -SB
In class, we learned that "sequel" is defined as "the second or next in a series.
We learned the denotation of "sequel" or we learned the connotation of "sequel."
While reading The Fault in Our Stars,
Luis G came across the word "portray" and looked up the definition. He discovered that the dictionary defines "portray" as "to depict (someone or something) in a work of art or literature."
Luis G discovered the denotation of portray.
OR
Luis G discovered the connotation of portray.
Connotation
is the suggested or implied meaning of a word,
your definition of the word
N/A
Latin com- "together" (see com-) + notare "to mark"
connotación
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
Turn-and-Talk
1. Wait for teacher to exclaim, "GO!"
2. Turn to partner and in 2min, share your answers!
Silently watch the following clip on "Teachers Read Mean Tweets, then answer the following questions!
Independent Analysis
1. What is your connotation of the "#"? 2. Could you see us doing this?
Diction
word choice (so make it great!)
N/A
Latin dictio - "a saying, expression, word,
dicción
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
refers to the writer’s
choice of words and use of
language.
Diction Practice!!
Directions: Silently read following sentences. Then, when teacher exclaims, "GO!" raise hand and provide more effective/specific/BETTER diction for the underlined words!!
1. School was good today.

2. The introduction shows the beginning of the story.

3. Also, we went to the Salsa Festival to try the many different types of Salsa!
Tone/Mood: Whole Group Analysis
Directions: While seated, silently examine this image. Then, read these two questions and write your answer in the space provided!
1. What is the mood of this image? RACE Response!
2. What is the tone of this image? RACE Response!
R - The mood of this image is
A - dark and mysterious
C - For example, the dark colors used for the subject's clothing and the natural background evoke a sense of mystery and suspense.

E - Therefore, the coloring and scenery create a mood that is dark and mysterious.
R- The tone of this image is
A - intriguing and antiquated/historic
C - For instance, the clothing appears to be from the past, and the contrast between the blue/cold background and warm/dark foreground creates interest for the viewer.
E - Hence, the periodic clothing and color contrast create an interesting and historic tone.
Mood/Tone Sort and Poster Steps:
1.
Members
- silently the tone/mood word list
2.
Members
- divide the words between your group
3.
Leader
- Raise hand and ask teacher for thesaurus/dictionary
4.
Scribe
- Write down connotation of words on master connotation sheet
5.
Members
- Sort the words by writing them in the appropriate mood/tone columns
6.
Leader
- Raise fist and wait for teacher to provide poster paper and markers.
7.
Members
- Read rubric to discover how to get a 4 in all three categories!!
8. *
Best MOOD/TONE Poster WINS!!
Groups: P.4
Carlos --------- Lily ---------- Mariah -------- Jalene
James --------- Antonio ----------Natanael
Alliyah C ------ Guillermo ------ Acelin ------William
Joel ------- Victoria ------- Iseiha ------ Jose
Michael Rodriguez -----Michael Romerro ----- Danny L
CW Notes on Tone/Mood
Directions: Take out a blank sheet of paper and write your name, the date, period, and "Tone/Mood Notes"
Get ready to WRITE!!:)
Agenda 9/3/15
1. SSR - 20min

1.5 Have HW Out: RACE Response (1&3) and Log

2. Vocabulary: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement

3. CW - Poster: Tone/Mood Sort Assignment and Rubric

4. Exit Ticket

5. HW: Reading Log and CW

Denotation
Definition (ety):
Synonym:
Antonym:
Sentence:
Latin Root; Suffix or Prefix
Example
the literal meaning of a word
dictionary
definition
N/A
denotación
denotatio - denote something
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." -SB
In class, we learned that "sequel" is defined as "the second or next in a series.
We learned the denotation of "sequel" or we learned the connotation of "sequel."
While reading The Fault in Our Stars,
Luis G came across the word "portray" and looked up the definition. He discovered that the dictionary defines "portray" as "to depict (someone or something) in a work of art or literature."
Luis G discovered the denotation of portray.
OR
Luis G discovered the connotation of portray.
Connotation
is the suggested or implied meaning of a word,
your definition of the word
N/A
Latin com- "together" (see com-) + notare "to mark"
connotación
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
Turn-and-Talk
1. Wait for teacher to exclaim, "GO!"
2. Turn to partner and in 2min, share your answers!
Silently watch the following clip on "Teachers Read Mean Tweets, then answer the following questions!
Independent Analysis
1. What is your connotation of the "#"? 2. Could you see us doing this?
Diction
word choice (so make it great!)
N/A
Latin dictio - "a saying, expression, word,
dicción
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
refers to the writer’s
choice of words and use of
language.
Diction Practice!!
Directions: Silently read following sentences. Then, when teacher exclaims, "GO!" raise hand and provide more effective/specific/BETTER diction for the underlined words!!
1. School was good today.

2. The introduction shows the beginning of the story.

3. Also, we went to the Salsa Festival to try the many different types of Salsa!
Tone/Mood: Whole Group Analysis
Directions: While seated, silently examine this image. Then, read these two questions and write your answer in the space provided!
1. What is the mood of this image? RACE Response!
2. What is the tone of this image? RACE Response!
1. DO NOW:

*1. Do Now: Read silently/SSR 20min. Then, examine (look closely at) the image depicted above. Identify its frame and angle (
What is the frame and angle?
). Then provide director purpose for ONE (
Why did the director use this frame OR angle?
).

2. Vocabulary: Challenge; archetype; stereotype; venture; allegory; exhibit; protagonist/antagonist; characterization; venture; quest; thesis; introduction paragraph; body paragraph; imagery; flashback; simile, metaphor, symbolism; alliteration; personification; POV; irony - verbal, situational, dramatic; Conflict - internal vs. external, character vs. character, character vs. self, character vs. nature, character vs. society, character vs. god/deity; dialogue; allegory, allusion,THEME; Frame, Angle and Lighting;


3. CW P.1 - Film Terminology and EA2
CW P.2 - Film Terminology and Intro EA2
CW P.4 - Ch.21-End and RACE individual.

3.5. Exit Slip: What did you learn? What went well? What could have been better?

4. HW: Reading Log and E.C. Book Review (Quiz Make-Up)
R - The mood of this image is
A - dark and mysterious
C - For example, the dark colors used for the subject's clothing and the natural background evoke a sense of mystery and suspense.

E - Therefore, the coloring and scenery create a mood that is dark and mysterious.
R- The tone of this image is
A - intriguing and antiquated/historic
C - For instance, the clothing appears to be from the past, and the contrast between the blue/cold background and warm/dark foreground creates interest for the viewer.
E - Hence, the periodic clothing and color contrast create an interesting and historic tone.
Agenda 3/26/2015
Ominous
Definition (adj):
Synonym:
Antonym:
Sentence:
Latin Root; Suffix or Prefix
Example
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen
cheery
ominosa
omen - bad sign
The past is an old armchair in the attic, the present an ominous ticking sound, and the future is anybody's guess." - James Thurber
In class, we began to read aloud when all of a sudden the sky turned dark and heavy clouds started to roll in...
The mood of this passage is ominous.
OR
The mood of this passage is not ominous.
Chapter 1 -- Mrs. Whatsit
IT was a dark and stormy night.
In her attic bedroom Margaret Murry, wrapped in an old
patchwork quilt, sat on the foot of her bed and watched the
trees tossing in the frenzied lashing of the wind. Behind the
trees clouds scudded frantically across the sky. Every few
moments the moon ripped through them, creating wraith-like shadows that raced along the ground.
The house shook.
The mood of this passage is ominous.
OR
The mood of this passage is not ominous.
Analyze
discover or reveal (something) through detailed examination
your definition of the word
N/A
Latin com- "together" (see com-) + notare "to mark"
connotación
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
Turn-and-Talk
1. Wait for teacher to exclaim, "GO!"
2. Turn to partner and in 2min, share your answers!
Silently watch the following clip on "Teachers Read Mean Tweets, then answer the following questions!
Independent Analysis
1. What is your connotation of the "#"? 2. Could you see us doing this?
Diction
word choice (so make it great!)
N/A
Latin dictio - "a saying, expression, word,
dicción
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
refers to the writer’s
choice of words and use of
language.
Diction Practice!!
Directions: Silently read following sentences. Then, when teacher exclaims, "GO!" raise hand and provide more effective/specific/BETTER diction for the underlined words!!
1. School was good today.

2. The introduction shows the beginning of the story.

3. Also, we went to the Salsa Festival to try the many different types of Salsa!
Tone/Mood: Whole Group Analysis
Directions: While seated, silently examine this image. Then, read these two questions and write your answer in the space provided!
1. What is the mood of this image? RACE Response!
2. What is
the tone of this image? RACE Response!
R - The mood of this image is
A - dark and mysterious
C - For example, the dark colors used for the subject's clothing and the natural background evoke a sense of mystery and suspense.

E - Therefore, the coloring and scenery create a mood that is dark and mysterious.
R- The tone of this image is
A - intriguing and antiquated/historic
C - For instance, the clothing appears to be from the past, and the contrast between the blue/cold background and warm/dark foreground creates interest for the viewer.
E - Hence, the periodic clothing and color contrast create an interesting and historic tone.
Tone/Mood: Whole Group Analysis
Directions: While seated, silently examine this image. Then, read these two questions and write your answer in the space provided!
1. What is the mood of this image? RACE Response!
2. What is the tone of this image? RACE Response!
R - The mood of this image is
A - dark, eerie, ominous
C - For example, the dark colors depicted on the subjects (tower, building etc.) are set against the backdrop of a midnight blue sky.

E - Therefore, the coloring and scenery create a mood that is dark and ominous.
R- The tone of this image is
A - extreme, volatile, chaotic
C - For instance, there is an extreme contrast in hue and shade between the blaring bright stars and dark tower.

E - Hence, the drastic change in color from the sky in the background to the objects in the foreground create a sense of a chaotic world or psyche (of the painter).
"The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June, 1889, it depicts the view (with the notable addition of an idealized village)[1] from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise." - Wikipedia
"The woman in the painting is Anna Christina Olson (3 May 1893–27 January 1968). She is known to have suffered from polio, a muscular deterioration that paralyzed her lower body. Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when he saw her crawling across a field while watching from a window in the house." -Wikipedia.org
Groups: P.1
Javon ---- Luis G ---- Dimitri
Nathan S ---- Kyaraha----Ben ----- Brittany
Lee ---- Julio ---- Aaliyah R ---- Breanna
Gianaliz ---- Rene ---- Kiara V----Deysha
Luis R ------ Hector R ----- Christian G
Aleah P -- Arianna --- Gabriela ---- Eric R
threatening, menacing, foreboding
uğursuz
Guided Practice/We Do:
Directions: Silently read the following passage. Then, determine whether or not the passage can be described as ominous. Why?
AGENDA 9.17: NWEA Reading!!!
1. SSR - Silent Sustained Reading (15min)

2. Begin NWEA Growth Chart

3. Dismissal to NWEA Computer Lab

4. Computer Lab NWEA Test-Taking Expectations

5. Take/ROCK NWEA Reading

6. Complete NWEA Growth Chart

1. SLANT
2. Desks in Rows/Columns
3. SSR Book & NWEA Growth Chart in hand
4. Silently displaying planner with HW written
1. Immediately be seated and silent at computer.
2. Follow directions of Proctor/Teacher immediately
2.5. Log onto NWEA icon. Wait seated and silent for teacher to write session number and password on board.
3. Wait (seated and silent) with fist raised for tech. issue. Other concerns, wait seated and silent with hand in air.
3.5. When teacher states, "Test Starting," room must be SILENT (by law). Any offense of this space may result in consequence of leaving test-taking space.
4. Read questions carefully. #NWEA #Bigdeal
5. Complete NWEA Growth Chart.
6. While seated, silently READ SSR Book OR assignment teacher provides you!!
NWEA Test-Taking Expectations!!!:
Verb
to break something apart and see how it fits together
Tone/Mood Analysis: Passages
Directions: While seated, silently read the following passage. Then, answer the subsequent (following) two questions utilizing (using) RACE Response!!
1. What is the mood of this passage? RACE Response!!
2. What is the author's tone of this passage? RACE Response!!
The mood of this passage is melancholy and yet hopeful. For example, the narrator states, “A tin roof means that the house has a father who doesn’t gamble away the landlord’s money…” which reveals her personal challenge of having a stepfather who has a gambling problem that impacts their life in a negative way. However, towards the end of the passage, the narrator states, “I see a tin roof” in reference to her growing cucumbers (their only source of income). Therefore, although the beginning of the text evokes a sense of misery and despair, it ends on a hopeful note!

The tone of this passage is cold and distant. For example, the text states, “…when he looks, he see cigarettes and rice beer” and just in the next sentence reveals the narrator’s inner hopes, “I see a tin roof.” This quick and stark contrast between the superficial and materialistic desires of the stepfather and the endearing/laudable/worthy hopes of the narrator seems to evoke a sense of objective indifference from the author.
Tone/Mood Analysis: Video Clip#2
Setting the Purpose: Why this class?
Directions: Silently watch the following clip from Dead Poet's Society. Then, respond to it in CW Notes by answering the following questions.
1. What is the mood of this class?

2. How is literature portrayed/displayed in this class? (TONE)

3. What is the professor's connotation of poetry? (His definition)
TP-CASTT - Notes
T – Title: think about the title before you read the poem. What do you think the poem might be about?

P – Paraphrase: Read the Poem and paraphrase parts of you find difficult (put it into your own words). Examine the punctuation for clues about who is speaking and the idea expressed.


C – Connotation: Highlight words or phrases you see as significant. Think about their connotations. What ideas and feelings do you associate with the words?



A – Attitude: What is the speaker’s attitude toward the situation? Does it change at all? If so, how?



S - Shifts: Are there shifts in speakers? In other words, does the person speaking change within the poem? Or does the attitude of the speaker change anywhere in the poem? If so, draw a line where the shift occurs and explain the shift in the My Notes section.



T – Title: Look at the title again. How have your ideas about the meaning of the title changed?


T - Theme: What is the overall message or theme of the poem?

TP-CASTT “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

Directions: Apply the analytical technique of TP-CASTT to the poem below by first, reading the poem silently, then, waiting for teacher instruction to popcorn read whole class!

I
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
“Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!” he said.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

II
“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismayed?
Not though the soldier knew
Someone had blundered.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

III
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of hell
Rode the six hundred.

IV
Flashed all their sabres bare,
Flashed as they turned in air
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wondered.
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right through the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reeled from the sabre stroke
Shattered and sundered.
Then they rode back, but not
Not the six hundred.

V
Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volleyed and thundered;
Stormed at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell.
They that had fought so well
Came through the jaws of Death,
Back from the mouth of hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

VI
When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wondered.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

I predict this poem will be about a “brigade” of warriors or soldiers who either bear actual lights/torches or are a symbolic entity of hope for those that they fight for.
Stanza 1 = objective speaker narrates a brigade/group of soldiers charging to battle; “” are a demand from authoritative figure; group obeys

Stanza 2 = ONE man may have the right to feel distressed but the GROUP marches on; someone has made a mistake but the GROUP marches on into the “valley of death”

Stanza 4 = soldiers are charging with nothing but their exposed “sabres,” they are utterly vulnerable and surrounded by “cannons”; the world watches; they fight valiantly “line broke” and return but no longer the full 600

Stanza 5 = still surrounded by “cannon” and gunfire, what's left of the 600 ride back heroes as well as empty... “all that was left of them, the 600”

Stanza 6 = society must take it upon themselves to remember and glorify the “noble 600”

T -
P -
Half a league = 1.5 miles

dismayed = feel consternation and distress; distressed, hopeless,

blunder = a stupid or careless mistake; mistake, stumble,

cannon = guns, cannon balls, ammunition, firing, death, booming sound

sabre = sword, fencing weapon

bare = exposed, vulnerable

C -
Objectives:
Language: Students will analyze poetry through use of TP-CASTT.

Content: Students will demonstrate an understanding of analysis through techniques such as annotation and skills such as re-reading and predicting!
Hill City 8 has 56,746 Points


Thread City 7 has 44,691 Points

P.1 = B+ P.2 = B P.4 = A (Exemplary)

*Nathan Serrano scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students at Windham Middle School and the state of CT. Nathan earned 25 bonus points. In addition, Nathan's name will be posted to the School Daily Top Scorer scoreboard.

*You guys ROCK!!! Continue to log on at home for extra points/shout outs. Could not BE more proud!! We need to ENHANCE this growth!

My brother and I
— shopping for la jefita —
decided to get the “good food”
over on the other side
of the tracks.

We dared each other.
Laughed
a little.
Thought about it.
Said, what’s the big deal.
Thought about that.
Decided we were men,
not boys.
Decided we should go wherever
we damn wanted to.

Oh, my brother
— now he was bad.
Tough dude. Afraid of nothing. I was afraid of him.

So there we go,
climbing over
the iron and wood ties,
over discarded sofas
and bent-up market carts,
over a weed-and-dirt road,
into a place called South Gate
— all white. All American.

We entered the forbidden
narrow line of hate,
imposed,
transposed,
supposed, a line of power/powerlessness
full of meaning,
meaning nothing

those lines that crisscross
the abdomen of this land,
that strangle you
in your days, in your nights.
When you dream.

One more rainy season and our roof will be gone, says Ama.

My mother is standing on a log ladder, inspecting the thatch.
and I am on the ground, handing the laundry up to her so it
can bake dry in the afternoon sun. There are no clouds in
sight. No hint of rain, no chance of it. for weeks.

There is no use in telling Ama this, though. She is looking
down the moutnain at the rice terraces that descend, step by
step, to the village below, at the neighbors’ tin roofs winking
cruelly back at her.

A tin roof means that the house has a father who doesn’t
gamble away the landlord’s money playing cards in the tea
shop. A tin roof means the family has a son working at the brick kiln in the city.
A tin roof means that when the rains
come, the fire stays lit and the baby stays healthy.

“Let me go to the city,” I say. “ I can work for a rich family like
Gita does, and send my wages home ot you.”

Ama strokes my cheek, the skin of her work-worn hand as
rough as the tongue of a newborn goat. “Lakshmi, my child,”
she says. “You must stay in school, no matter what your
stepfather says.”

Lately, I want to tell her, my stepfather looks at me the same
way he looks at the cucumbers I’m growing in front of our
hut. He flicks the ash from his cigarette and squints. “You had
better get a good price for them,” he says.

When he looks, he sees cigarettes and rice beer, a new vest
for himself.

I see a tin roof.

"A Tin Roof" - (from Sold by Patricia McCormack)
T - Title

P - Paraphrase

C - Connotation

A - Attitude

S - Shift

T - Title


*T - Theme
One possible theme is that only with great ADVERSITY comes great success.
T - Title

P - Paraphrase

C - Connotation

A - Attitude

S - Shift

T - Title


*T - Theme
October Sky: Analysis of the Heroic Journey
"The Hills are Alive" - from The Sound of Music
The hills are alive with the sound of music
With songs they have sung for a thousand years
The hills fill my heart with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing every song it hears

My heart wants to beat like the wings of the birds
that rise from the lake to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like a chime that flies
from a church on a breeze
To laugh like a brook when it trips and falls over
stones on its way
To sing through the night like a lark who is learning to pray

I go to the hills when my heart is lonely
I know I will hear what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more
Before Watching/Viewing...
1. Flip to CW: “These are a few of My Favorite Things (Reprise)” – Sound of Music" (IN PACKET)

2. Read Directions!! - Watch and complete the following graphic organizer!
Definition (adj):
Synonym:
Antonym:
Sentence:
Latin Root; Suffix or Prefix
Example
publicly display (a work of art or item of interest) in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair.
N/A
Latin - ex (out) = hold out,
habere - hold to exhibit
"What traits do Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass exhibit to be considered heroes?" - SB
In class, Ms. D "show called" an exemplar reading log response.
Ms. D exhibited the exemplar response.
OR
M.s D did not exhibit the exemplar response.
display, reveal,
show
exposiciones
sergi
exhibit
10.16 Agenda
1. SSR (Read only)

2.Reflection

3. Organizer

4. Essay/Prompts

5. HW:
Reading Log and Achieve3000 article
HW Check: "Civil War: Freedom for All"
What message is being is exhibited in this image?
What traits are exhibited in this image for the father and son to be considered heroes?
Civil War Notes:
The Civil War began April 12, 1861 and ended April 9, 1865. Eleven Southern slave states seceded. They were called the Confederacy. The Confederacy fought against the federal government who were called The Union.

The Civil war was the deadliest war in U.S. history (marking over 600,000 casualties. However, this was the war that ended slavery!

The 16th U. S. president, Abraham Lincoln, led the Union in defeat of the Confederacy. He abolished slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation. Unfortunately, he was assassinated after the War’s end.

seceded - withdraw from (an institution, policy etc.) formal term

sought - searched for
exulting - rejoicing
bugle - trumpet
eager - excited
mournful - sad
tread - trudge, walk despairingly
Vocabulary
O Captain! My Captain!
BY WALT WHITMAN
O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
Source: Leaves of Grass (David McKay, 1891)
ARTICLE #1
for today!!
ARTICLE #2
Your Choice!!
ARTICLE #3-#4
Character/Object
Symbolizes (C.E.)
Allegory Notes:
RACE Response!!
*How does the author/poet use allegory to depict the heroism of the character?
The Odyssey
"The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems [written by] Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. Scholars believe it was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia." - Wikipedia
Background Information (BI)
Epic (n):

Definition - An epic is a long narrative
in prose or poetry celebrating the
adventures and achievements of a
hero.

ex: The Iliad, The Odyssey
Characterization/Caracterización Notes (Graphic Organizer):
Mental Characteristics/Características Mentales:
traits/adj that can be attributed to the mind; everything related to the mind/intellect



Physical Characteristics/Características Físicas:
traits that can be attributed to actions, physical strength



Social Characteristics/Características Sociales:
traits that relate to how the caracter interacts with others



Moral Characteristics/Características Morales:
traits that are indicative of whether or not the character knows "right" from "wrong"
Do Now: What is myth?
*Write down notes in CW
Features of a Myth:
1200 B.C.
Odysseus was legendary hero who helped the Greeks win the Trojan War around 1200 B.C.E. After ten years of fighting, Odysseus was relieved to finally set sail from the ancient city of Troy to his island home of Ithaca, off the west coast of Greece. He expected a quick and uneventful journey home.
Background on The Odyssey
The gods, who often meddled in humans’ affairs, had other plans. The goddess Athena had helped Odysseus and the Greeks win the Trojan War. Instead of worshiping at the goddess’s altar, however, some of the Greek warriors were violent in her temple in Troy. The gods were so angry at this disrespect that they wanted to destroy the Greek ships.
*What can we predict about Odysseus' character?
Zeus, the king of the gods, threw thunderbolts at the ship. Poseidon, god of the sea, sent giant waves crashing over them and Odysseus’s men were tossed about the violent seas. Further angered by Odysseus’s bragging, Poseidon delayed Odysseus’s journey home for another ten years with a host of deadly obstacles.

The Odyssey is a collection of twenty-four stories recounting Odysseus’s adventures after the fall of Troy and his attempt to go home. He battles witches, and other strange creatures, and he is often forced to perform arduous tasks that require both strength and cunning to complete. In English, as well as many other languages, odyssey means “an epic (very long) trip.”
As with other Greek myths, the original stories about Odysseus began as an oral poetic tradition (meaning they were spoken narratives/stories). They were first written down by the poet Homer around the eighth century B.C.E.
Persephone
Do Now: What is the mood/tone of this image? (RACE)
Narcissus Flower
Demeter
Hades
Zeus
Vocabulary (Tier I)
harvest (v) ------ to gather crops/fruit
descend ----------to go down
deafening (adj) ----- too loud
stern (adj) -------hard -looking; like stone
ferrying (v) ------shipping; transport in a boat
disguised (adj) ----masked; to look like someone else
withered (adj) -----to become dry and shrivel
compromise (v) ----to come to an understanding where both sides give a little
1. What is the mood of this image?
The mood of this image is simultaneously wistful and foreboding/ominous.
For example, in the foreground, Persephone is depicted in soft lighting and framed by the white doves that float around her head. Additionally, her body position makes her dress look billowy and free-flowing. Thus, her stance and the framing and lighting here create a mood that is light and romantic. However, in the background there seems to be a figure lurking in the shadow. Moreover, the lighting around this person is dark and grim and he is positioned as if he is facing the woman creating a sense that something bad might happen to her. The contrast between the dark background and the light foreground seems to position Persephone as a target for the figure in the shadows!

Directions:
*Silently read Persephone for enjoyment
1. Re-Read
the myth Persephone
2. Circle
words/diction that are significant, interesting and/or difficult
3. Write
your connotations (in the “My Notes” section)
4. Analyze Character (Characterization)
by using the following annotations
5. Answer
post-questions by writing your answer in the following boxes (RACE!)

CW: In your groups...
1. Assign leader
2. Leader reads directions and ENSURES every
member understands the task!
3. Group Quiz
4. Silently write and/or read
5. Create RACE Poster in response to your group's question!
Odysseus Tells His Tale: The Cyclops' Cave
The Cyclops
"cave overhung with laurels..."
Sheep
Vocabulary
laurels (n) ------ shrubbery
solitude (n) ------ isolation, a state of being alone
marvel (v) ------- to be in awe of something
hospitality (n) ------ the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers
instinct (n) ---- gut feeling
"Odysseus Tells His Tale: Trapped"
"Odysseus Tells His Tale: Offering the Cyclops Wine"
The Mask of Agamemnon which was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae, now believed to pre-date the legendary Trojan War.
-Started the Trojan War
Agamemnon
"Poisedon, Earth-shaker, smaked my ship to pieces, wrecking her on the rocks that edge your island..."
"...we'd have no way to move the great stone from the wide entrance"
Vocabulary
slew (v):
a violent or uncontrollable sliding movement

*suppliant (adj):
a person making a humble plea to someone in power or authority; a beggar

*devoid (adj):
entirely lacking or free from something; empty of; destitute of

*evade (v)
: escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or trickery


* = Quiz Worthy
Vocabulary:
quiver (n): a container for bows and arrows

seize (v): take hold of suddenly and forcibly; take

*vengeance (n): retribution exacted for an injury or wrong; revenge

*inspiration (n): the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative

swift (v): quick swiftly (adv): quickly

*premonition (n): a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant

pity (v): the feeling of sorrow and compassion caused by the suffering and misfortunes of others; sympathy

swells (v): become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid
"...looked to us like the mast of a twenty-oared black ship"
"...but this is a taste from a stream of ambrosia and nectar."
ATHENE: goddess of wisdom, the arts and war
Post-Reading Questions:
(Individual or Groups)
1. What can we infer about Odysseus based off of the information in the second and third paragraph of “Odysseus Tells His Tale: Trapped”?

2. What can we infer about the Cyclops based off of the information in the second and third paragraph of “Odysseus Tells His Tale: Trapped”?

3. What can we infer about Odysseus based off of pg. 33-34?

4. Based off of what we have read so far, is Odysseus a hero? Explain (RACE)
The Odyssey
P.1 = 50 class points on 11/4 for ET, DN, CW, and academic brilliance on RACE Responses (verbally) for Q's on Rhetorical Devices.

P.2 = 51 class points on 11/4 for ET, CW and academic resiliency on interactive read aloud (The Odyssey)

P.4 = *53 class points on 11/3 for ET, CW, and academic brilliance in Characterization (Persephone) and Achieve 3000 ambition to exceed expectations!!
A Zombie invasion has just occurred at WMS. What happens?...
-Exposition
-Rising Action
-Climax
-Falling Action
-Resolution

*AWESOME, round and dynamic characters
EXPOSITORY WRITING: Definition Essay
*Successful (good) definition essays go beyond dictionary definitions to show (reveal) the writer’s personal opinion. To extend your definition of a concept or term, write using definition strategies, such as the strategy of function, negation and example.

• The function strategy is used to define what something does or how it works.


• The example strategy is used to show specific, relevant examples that fit the
writer’s definition. Examples often come from texts, history, or everyday life.


• The negation strategy is used to explain what something is by showing what it is
not. Using negation helps to contrast your definition with others’ definitions.
Hero/
Heroism
The concept of heroism can be defined as something that only exists with through leadership of a group of people.
Definition Essay: Brainstorm "Heroism"
Heroism
Negation
Function
Example
= leadership
= not followers
=leaders of a country; leaders of a group; leaders of a community; etc.
=Mulan, Homer, Obama, Abraham Lincoln
=
Topic/Topic Sentences and Thesis make-up
=
C.E./Details/Examples
"O Captain! My Captain!"
*Students performing at 75% or higher the first try on activities!!
Carlos A
Javon B
Nata B
Ilani B
Jalene B
Miglerys C
Kevin
Herminio F
Kevin G
Luis G
Mariah H
Gabriela L
Nayeli R
Gianaliz R
Maria R
Jose T
Kiara V
Dylan W
27/73 = 37%
Odysseus Tells His Tale: Blinding The Cyclops
Vocabulary
fuddle (v): confuse or stupefy (someone), especially with alcohol

*wit (n): mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence

*subtle (adj): so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe

reeled (v): lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently

*conquer (v): defeat; overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force

slumber (n): sleep

wrenched (v): a sudden violent twist or pull

*treachery (n): betrayal of trust; deceptive action or nature*

*mortal (n): (of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death
Ex Heroism Definition Essay (Do Now)

What is a hero? To me a hero is not somebody with the ability to fly, run fast, bench over a 1000, shoot lasers out of their eyes, fart fire balls, pee lava, or control other people’s minds. A hero is just an average man who fights to solve a common problem in today’s society. A hero is a random citizen that rises to the a occasion and performs an action of superhero proportions. A hero is somebody as average as you and me that sees a problem and takes it upon themselves to fix it.

There are many examples of heroes in our modern day world. Some heroes are the brave, courageous, and valiant men and women that serve in our military. These are people that are just like you and I. They do not have any extraordinary superpowers besides an unwavering sense of duty towards this country and the people that inhabit it. They travel across oceans and leave their friends and family behind so that they can fight to defend people that they don’t even know and to secure the lifestyle that so many of us take for granted. Some, even make the ultimate sacrifice… their lives.

Another common place to find a hero is in a police officer. These heroes are very similar to a soldier except that they fight their battles in the very streets that we call home and instead of fighting against other countries they fight against the very people that call this glorious country home. They sit in a smelly car for entire days staking out criminals to secure our welfare and our security. They put their lives on the line to make sure that the “scumbags” that seek to destroy this country are off the streets. These men (or women) also lack superhuman abilities. The only thing that they have is a sense of duty towards their country.

The most common place to find a hero is also some of the places that you go to every day. One of these places would be at the grocery store. For example if you witness somebody holding the door for another then congratulations you have just watched a hero at action. Another common place to watch a hero in action is on a street. If you watch a strapping young man help a helpless elderly women across the street then you have witnessed another act of heroism.
Heroes are just common people that have the courage to solve a problem that they see in today’s community. Heroes are not rare. They can be found almost everywhere you look. They are at places that you go too every day. Heroes can also be found in places that you do not travel very often. They can be found in the Armed Forces as well in the Police Department. But it does not require acts of epic proportion to make you a hero. Small acts of unnoticed kindness is what I think really makes you a hero.

Congratulations P.4 on Winning the Unit Book Party!!!
Announcements:
-Due to the fact that you deserve nothing less...you will be reading only 15min today before the film!!

-Divide your paper in three and jot down C.E. notes in the middle column as we enjoy our feature presentation....
*Shout out to Aleah P for the suggestion!
Hill City 8
+69 L!!!
September - February
Lexile growth has exceeded 53L - 69L!!
Joel L
Danny L
Rene M
Acelin
Aleah P
Desiree P
Julio R
Anishalee R
*Goal for EOY - 200L
Avg. Year Growth - 100L
131 L to go!!
Agenda 8/31
1. SSR - Silent Sustained Reading (20 min)

1.5 CC/DN
- Have HW out: First Reading Log!
-DN for Monday

2. Vocabulary: denotation and connotation

3. CW - TP-CASTT and "Race Politics" by Luis Rodriguez

5. Exit Ticket



6. HW: Reading Log
Denotation
Definition (ety):
Synonym:
Antonym:
Sentence:
Latin Root; Suffix or Prefix
Example
the literal meaning of a word
dictionary
definition
N/A
denotación
denotatio - denote something
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." -SB
In class, we learned that "sequel" is defined as "the second or next in a series.
We learned the denotation of "sequel" or we learned the connotation of "sequel."
While reading The Fault in Our Stars,
Luis G came across the word "portray" and looked up the definition. He discovered that the dictionary defines "portray" as "to depict (someone or something) in a work of art or literature."
Luis G discovered the denotation of portray.
OR
Luis G discovered the connotation of portray.
Connotation
is the suggested or implied meaning of a word,
your definition of the word
N/A
Latin com- "together" (see com-) + notare "to mark"
connotación
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
Turn-and-Talk
1. Wait for teacher to exclaim, "GO!"
2. Turn to partner and in 2min, share your answers!
Silently watch the following clip on "Teachers Read Mean Tweets, then answer the following questions!
Independent Analysis
1. What is your connotation of the "#"? 2. Could you see us doing this?
Diction
word choice (so make it great!)
N/A
Latin dictio - "a saying, expression, word,
dicción
"Connotation and denotation
relate to diction." - SB
refers to the writer’s
choice of words and use of
language.
Diction Practice!!
Directions: Silently read following sentences. Then, when teacher exclaims, "GO!" raise hand and provide more effective/specific/BETTER diction for the underlined words!!
1. School was good today.

2. The introduction shows the beginning of the story.

3. Also, we went to the Salsa Festival to try the many different types of Salsa!
Tone/Mood: Whole Group Analysis
Directions: While seated, silently examine this image. Then, read these two questions and write your answer in the space provided!
1. What is the mood of this image? RACE Response!
2. What is the tone of this image? RACE Response!
R - The mood of this image is
A - dark and mysterious
C - For example, the dark colors used for the subject's clothing and the natural background evoke a sense of mystery and suspense.

E - Therefore, the coloring and scenery create a mood that is dark and mysterious.
R- The tone of this image is
A - intriguing and antiquated/historic
C - For instance, the clothing appears to be from the past, and the contrast between the blue/cold background and warm/dark foreground creates interest for the viewer.
E - Hence, the periodic clothing and color contrast create an interesting and historic tone.
Achievement Gap
Oprah on "Trading Schools" in the CPS
Professor/Scholar at Vanderbilt on causes of the "Achievement Gap"
Media Center Expectations
1. DP - When you have a writing utensil and IR worksheet
2. Be in Line and silently walk to Media Center
3. Immediately be seated and silent at the tables in the MC
4. Listen with RR&P to the Media Specialist
5. Use the worksheet to find the right IR Book!
6. Follow all directions at all times:)
"Race Politics" - TPCASTT
IMAGE
Mood/Tones (RD) Notes and Analysis
Written TEXT
Story
Plot Tracker
9/8 Agenda
1. SSR (20min) and HW Check!
2. CC/DN (5min)
3. Rationale/Why Myth?: Allusion (5min)
4. Myth Features Notes (5min)
5. Myth of Prometheus and Annotation (for Allusion esp.) (20min)
6. Exit Ticket (10min)
7. HW - Reading Log and RACE

Allusion and Prometheus
Texts that Allude to Prometheus
Background of Prometheus
Prometheus was a titan that sided with Zeus (son of Cronus and first ascending god). Prometheus desires good for mankind against Zeus' wishes. As a result, Prometheus is banished to the depths of the earth. Doomed to have his liver eaten out by an eagle everyday just to regenerate overnight and be eaten again the next day and the next for all eternity.
*Why?/Significance: This myth is one that is heavily alluded to in other/modern texts.
During Reading: Annotation
1. Circle Title and Predict
2. Read the Questions FIRST to give purpose!
2. Circle/Underline significant words and/or phrases and write down connotations in the margins.
3. ? = Question
m = mood
s = shift
c = characterization

4. Answer RACE response questions!
Post-Reading: RACE Response Questions
1. How does this story fall into the category of myth? Explain. (Does it contain the
five elements
?)
(RACE)

2. How might this story be alluded to in a modern text? Explain. (RACE)

3. What is the signficance of this text? Provide author purpose. (RACE)
9/9 Agenda
1. SSR
2. CC/DN
3. INR: Annotation for Character
4. Vocabulary: harvest, descend, deafening, stern, ferrying, disguised, withered, compromise
5. CW - Persephone and Annotation
6. Exit Ticket - RACE
7. HW - Reading Log

Traditional vs. Myth
Compare/Contrast: (Notes)
Same
Different
"Prometheus is the name of a space exploration ship and the title of a 2012 science-fiction film directed by Ridley Scott. The film's plot also involves an ancient alien race who were involved in the creation of human life."
Film
Music
Blue
Scholars
*Where is the allusion here? What is being alluded to?
Allusion: Dentoation/Definition
Una alusión es una referencia a una persona conocida , lugar, evento , obra literaria , o la obra de arte.

Los escritores no suelen explicar sus alusiones . Ellos esperan que sus lectores estarán familiarizados con las cosas a las que se refieren
An allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.

Writers usually do not explain their allusions. They expect that their readers will be familiar with the things to which they refer.

English
Spanish
Text #2
Biblical Text
Greek Myth
*Most commonly alluded to texts
Text#1
1. SSR (20 min)
- HW (P.4): TP-CASTT Persephone, Frederick Douglass and Prometheus & Reading Log
-HW (P.5): Reading Log (SHOUT OUT for excellent whole class participation on 9/9)!!

2. CC/DN: Add "epic" and "inference"

2.5 Vocabulary: *epic, *genre

3. INR: Background Information for The Odyssey

4. CW - The Odyssey and Annotation

5. Exit Ticket - RACE:
*Based off of paragraph ____, what can you infer about the MC, PC, SC, and/or MoC of either Odysseus or the Cyclops?

6. HW - Reading Log

9/10 Agenda
Annotation
Exit Ticket
Q. Based off of paragraph _________, what can you infer about the mental, physical, social and/or moral characteristics of either Odysseus or the Cyclops? (
RACE
)
RACE
R -
A -
C -


E -
Restate/TTQA
Answer
Cite Evidence (Examples/FACTS/Details)
"For example, the text states..."
"I know this because..."
Explain
"Therefore...
"This shows...
"Hence...in order to....
"This inference is signficant to the __________ because it shows....in order to...."
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