2Journal Entry 1Is there value in suffering? Why or why not?
3Journal Entry 2Explain the following quote and write about any personal connections that come to mind.“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”~Helen Keller
4Alaska Quiz 11. Who is the first person Miles meets at boarding school?2. What are Alaska’s favorite last words?3. What are three things that Chip is good at/ known for?4. What does Colonel/Chip ask Miles to help him do right before Colonel/Chip’s date?5. What is the boarding school called? What state is it located in?6. What is significant about Colonel’s real name being Chip?
5Journal Entry 3 Explain the following quote: 1920 the New Generation of Americans was, “dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.”~F. Scott Fitzgerald, in his first novel, This Side of Paradise
6Rules and Expectations: “Say Something”…Rules and Expectations:You must participate fullyYou must practice being an active listener and active speakerYou must read assigned materialYou must decide who will say something firstYou must press yourself to say something engaging, meaningful, and that challenges your own thinking
7“Say Something”… Process and Format: Find a partner Read on your own, silently for 10 minutesWith your partner, “Say Something” for 5 minutes✶ make a prediction ✶ ask a question ✶ clarify something you misunderstood ✶ make a comment ✶ make a connection ✶ make an argument4. Repeat the process until the chapter is complete
8Follow Up Questions Exit Slip: “Say Something”…Follow Up Questions Exit Slip:How has using Say Something changed how you read?What’s something you discovered through Say Something with the chapter you just finished?What type of comment do you make the least often? The most often?What do you want to do to make your Say Something comments more powerful?What do you need me to do to help you use this strategy more effectively?
9Journal Entry 4What is “The Great Perhaps?” What is your Great Perhaps?
10Journal Entry 5Write about a difficult or tragic instance in your own life. How were you changed by that experience?
11Journal Entry 6What is your favorite movie? In one or two sentences write about the theme of that movie.
12Journal Entry 7What are five different ways to be respectful in a conversation?
13Journal Entry 8Write your own poem about suffering.
14Journal Entry 9Write at least a paragraph about what makes Alaska Young interesting or not interesting. Analyze Alaska’s character. Go deeper than what is obvious.
15Journal Entry 10Write your entire thesis statement along with a direct quote from the text that you will use in your literary/ character analysis.