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1 Welcome to Mr. Pandit’s Science –Fiction “Literature Lounge”
2 October 2013 Do Now: Write down five things you learn from CNN Student News. Students will be able to: evaluate science-fiction’s sub-genre of utopia vs. dystopia. Homework: Science-Fiction: Martian Chronicle Dialectical Journal due

2 Planetary Prezi Grading Rubric:. 1) Creativity/Imagination:. 30 pts
Planetary Prezi Grading Rubric: 1) Creativity/Imagination: 30 pts 2) Use of Visual Aid: pts 3) Outline of Economy: 10 pts 4) Outline of Government: 15 pts 5) Outline of Cultural Views: 10 pts 6) Constitution: pts Total: pts. 7

3 Planetary Leadership Committee
Create a Virtual Tour via Prezi that illustrates Your Committee’s Utopian Planet. You may use pictures, illustrations (that you have made). A Constitution Outlining: Your System of Government (Democracy, Oligarchy, Monarchy, Totalitarian, etc. Economic System Cultural Views Political, Economic, Cultural What type of system will exist? What are the advantages of this system? What problems do you foresee with this system?

4 Today’s Agenda: 1) Finish Presentations
Today’s Agenda: 1) Finish Presentations 2) CNN Student News 3) Continue with Science of the Future (Dr. Michio Kaku) 7

5 Welcome to Mr. Pandit’s English 3A “Literature Lounge”
2 October 2013 Do Now: You have five minutes to review for your vocabulary quiz. Students will be able to: recall the definitions of selected vocabulary words. analyze the characters, themes, and conflicts of The Jungle Homework: The Jungle Test Chapters 1-9 tomorrow! The Jungle Chapters w/Cornell Notes due Friday

6 Today’s Agenda: 1) Vocabulary quiz today 2) After the quiz, continue notes and reading for Chapters ) Remember: You have a major TEST TOMORROW for The Jungle Chapter 7: What lie does Jurgis tell to his dying father? Chapter 8: Briefly describe Tamoszius Kuszleika. What is his relationship with Marija? Chapter 9: List three ways in which Jurgis changes due to his involvement with the union. PASSWORDS? 7


8 Reading Group Questions: The Jungle Chapters 1 & 2
1) Describe the following characters: - Ona, Jurgis, Teta, Tamoszius 2) Which one of the characters introduced in Chapter 1 do you think is the protagonist of the story? Support your choice with an excerpt from the chapter establishing his or her importance in the story. 3) What is the setting for this story? Include in your answer the city, approximate time period, and, if possible, neighborhood where the action takes place. 4) Find examples of social injustice in this chapter. Chapter 2: 1) The literary term “in media res” means to begin in the middle of the action. In Chapter 1, Sinclair begins the story by describing Jurgis and Ona’s wedding. Why do you think he begins the novel in this way? 2) In Chapter 2, the story flashes back to Jurgis’ life in Lithuania. This flashback provides the reader with the necessary background information about Jurgis and Ona so that the reader will accept and understand the motivations of the characters in the action to come. Why does Jurgis decide to immigrate to America? 3) When Jurgis and Ona’s family reach Chicago they “were pitiable in their helplessness; above all things they stood in deadly terror of any sort of person in official uniform, and so whenever they saw a policeman they would cross the street and hurry by.” (Pg. 27) Why are Jurgis and the others afraid of the policemen? What theme for this novel does this fear suggest to the reader?

9 Reading Reading Group Questions: The Jungle Chapters 2 & 3
Chapter 2 (Cont’d): The term naif is used in literature to describe a naïve character who in the course of the story becomes wise to the ways of the world. What evidence is there in this chapter that Jurgis is an example of this classic literary type? Chapter 3: What happens to strengthen Jurgis’ belief in the American Dream? Read the description of the killing of the hogs in this chapter. In what ways is this description an allegory for the lives of unskilled laborers in the stockyards, and, in the author’s view, for America at this time in history?

10 New terms in chapter 1 acziavimas – a Lithuanian wedding custom in which the men take turns dancing with the bride and leaving money in a hat at the conclusion of each dance altitudinous – relating to heights badinage – playful, teasing talk cortege – a train of attendants, a procession incommode – to bother, inconvenience incongruous – lacking harmony or agreement, incompatible lugubrious – sad or mournful perforce – through necessity precipitately – hastily or rashly promiscuous – consisting of different elements mixed together seraphically – in a heavenly way veselija – Lithuanian wedding

11 Vocabulary List 1 eccentric (adj.) 11. supercilious (adj.)
elusive (adj.) supersede (v.) eminent (adj.) amorphous (adj.) exorbitant (adj.) 14. anarchy (n.) expound (v.) anomaly (n.) extricate (v.) atheist (n.) extrovert (n.) unfettered (adj.) abdicate (v.) unfounded (adj.) aberration (n.) unparalleled (adj.) abhor (v.) unremitting (adj.)

12 eccentric adj. off-center; weird; odd; peculiar

13 elusive adj. out of reach; hard to catch; evasive

14 eminent adj. outstanding; prominent; notable

15 exorbitant adj. out of orbit; unreasonable

16 expound v. to explain in great detail

17 extricate v. to free from an entanglement or difficulty

18 extrovert n. a person with an outgoing personality

19 abdicate v. to give up or resign, especially from a position of power.

20 aberration n. a departure from what is typical or normal

21 abhor v. to intensely dislike

22 supercilious adj. arrogant, haughty, thinking one is above others

23 supersede v. to take the place of; to surpass

24 amorphous adj. without a clearly defined shape or form

25 anarchy n. a state of disorder; the absence of authority

26 anomaly n. something that deviates from what is standard; not normal

27 atheist n. a person who does not believe in the existence of a god or gods

28 unfettered adj. freed from restraints

29 unfounded adj. having no foundation or basis in fact

30 unparalleled adj. exceptional; having no equal

31 unremitting adj. never relaxing or slackening

32 Literary Terms in medias res – beginning in the middle
Allegory - a story that represents abstract ideas or moral qualities.


34 The Week in Review (Classwork)
Why is prewriting crucial for effective writing? When prewriting for a persuasive task, what are the first two steps? What is a thesis statement? What is the formula for a thesis statement? Why is writing effectively important? In terms of grammar, what are the purposes of articles and adverbs? What occurred at a U.S. Navy yard on 9/16/13? Name two places where severe weather has devastated communities.

35 Announcement: If you share a document on GoogleDrive (formerly Google Docs) with a teacher, don’t forget to grant them permission to open the file! You must include: Your Full Name Period Title (Subject of the ).

36 Do Now: Parts of Speech 1 n. = noun – a person, place or thing
(example?) v. = verb – the action, state, or occurrence in a sentence adj. = adjective – a word used to describe a noun adv. = adverb – describes an verb art. = article – specifies a particular item or object.

37 Vocabulary List 1 eccentric (adj.) 11. supercilious (adj.)
elusive (adj.) 12. supersede (v.) eminent (adj.) 13. amorphous (adj.) exorbitant (adj.) 14. anarchy (n.) expound (v.) 15. anomaly (n.) extricate (v.) 16. atheist (n.) extrovert (n.) 17. unfettered (adj.) abdicate (v.) 18. unfounded (adj.) aberration (n.) 19. unparalleled (adj.) abhor (v.) unremitting (adj.)

38 CNN Student News Part I: Interpretation: Write down five things you learn from CNN Student News. Part II: Reflection: Choose one story from the above five and explain how it may affect your life. (No more than two or three sentences).

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