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English 1 Homework Wednesday, January 7, 2009 Lit Book. Unit 2, Notes Spelling #18. Notebooks due 1/9/09.

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1 English 1 Homework Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Lit Book. Unit 2, Notes Spelling #18. Notebooks due 1/9/09

2 Character and Point of View 186-191
Part 1: Point of View: First-Person Model 1: First-person point of view: 1. “I did this.” 2. You get only this person’s thoughts. Model 2: Third-Person point of view: 1. He or she did this. Limited 2. Omniscient – knows all

3 Character traits: Methods of Characterization Examples
1. Physical appearance 2. speech, thoughts, actions 3. Author tells you about the character. Model 1: Physical Appearance, 189. 1. The character cares about how she looks. The other girls were shifts; she wear petticoats and oxfords that lace up 2. She is probably embarrassed by Billy’s remark. Model 2: Speech, Thoughts, Actions. 1. Miss Maudie would rather garden than clean house. 2. She “reigns in magisterial beauty,” which gives the impression of A queen.

4 Character Motivation Motivation: Key part of:
As you read any story, consider: 1. narrator’s comments about character’s motivation 2. character’s actions, thoughts, feelings, values, interactions with other characters 3. your own insights into human behavior. From The Egg, by: 1. The parents become ambitious 2. the mother wants her son to have a change for a better life than his father has had.

5 191. Part 3: Analyze Literature
1. The husband is the narrator. 2. Hana has sewn curtains and put a flowering branch on the mantel. She cares how the house looks. 3. The men are prejudiced and antagonistic. 4. The parents’ motivation is a good place to raise their daughter; having their house is a dream for them. 5.

6 1/8/09 English 1 Homework Write a personal narrative from first-person point of view: I hated to get up this morning, but… Write a personal narrative from third-person point of view. She was a pretty girl who hated getting up that morning… Due Friday, 1/9/09, rough drafts. Notebooks due.

7 ALSO make it a character sketch
Physical description Person’s actions and speech Mannerisms of person Writer’s feelings about person Other people’s reactions to person Surroundings

8 1/16/09 English 1 Homework In spiral notebooks:
The Necklace, Questions 220 A & B. Crossword, QB, MS. Complements, 50-51, grammar and A&B. Wkbk to 42. Due 1/15/09. Final drafts due, first-person, third-person. SC, QB. Notebooks due, 1/15/09. Wednesday. Spelling Test #18 Friday, Spelling sheets due.

9 1/21/09 Homework Eng 1 1. How I spend my money. 100 words.
2. Dear President Obama: 3. Dear Mr. Volle, Thank you for sponsoring us to receive the State-Journal Register in our classroom. I like the paper because Correct Vocab Sheets. Due by end of day.

10 222. What makes someone remarkable?
Remarkable: a quality that cannot be overlooked. Pick on remarkable person you know and list his or her traits. Then “introduce” this person in writing to your classmates in a way that makes it clear why the individual is so extraordinary.

11 Third-person limited point of view, 223.
The narrator is an outside voice that tells what only one character thinks, feels, and observes. The narrator of Hamadi zeroes in on the thoughts and feelings of a high-school freshman named Susan.

12 Reading strategy: monitor
When you read, monitoring is checking how well you understand the story. Visualize: Picture characters, events, settings. Clarify: stop now and then to review what you understand. Question: ask questions about the events and characters. Predict: look for hints of what might happen net. Connect: Compare events with your own experiences.

13 Vocab in context, 223. 1-5. Author online.
Naomi Shihab Nye, born 1952. Born in St. Louis, MO. Grew up in Arab-American family. Moved to Middle East in 1966. Spent freshman year at a high school in East Jerusalem.

14 She said, “This is one of the best things about growing up in a mixed family or community. You never think only one way of doing or seeing anything is right.” Background. The main character’s father and her friend Hamadi come fron a region torn by conflict. Hamadi is from Lebanon, a country devastated by a 16-year civil war.

15 Susan’s father is Palestinian.
In 1947, the United Nations proposed a plan to partition was was Palestine to create the state of Israel, a homeland for the Jewish people. More than 50 years later, the conflict between Israelis is still unresolved; marked by violence. Millions of refugees--people who have fled native lands in search of shelter and protection.

16 Homework 1/23/09 Eng 1 Questions 233 Vocab in context, 1-8, 234.
Vocab in writing. Vocab strategy: Words from Greek culture, 1-4. Grammar A&B Writing due. JH, SC, QB Obama, Volle, Final Money; MS Final Money.

17 233. After reading. 1. Susan began to be interested in Hamadi when she was a freshman in high school. 2. Susan invites Hamadi to go Christmas caroling. 3. Tracy breaks down and cries about Eddie. 4. Which monitoring strategies from 223 helped you the most? Why?

18 5. If Hamadi were telling the story, how would it be different?
6. Reread lines Why do you think Hamadi’s words have such a profound effect on Susan? 7. A round character is one who is complex and highly developed, displaying a variety of different traits in his or her personality.

19 A flat character is not highly developed.
Identify one round character: One flat character: Explain how each fits the criteria.

20 Monday, 1/26/09 English 1 Homework
A Voice, Poem by Pat Mora My Father’s Song, Poem by Simon J. Ortiz notes. What makes a memory? Write 2 portrait poems. Once-in-a-lifetime moment: Everyday experience: Some things remain imprinted on your mind.

21 Quickwrite, 268. Think of a memory that remains very clear to you.
Write a paragraph describing the memory in as much detail as you can. Surroundings Smells, sounds, feelings, tastes. What happened and why do you remember it?

22 Literary Analysis: Speaker
The voice that “talks” to the reader. Speaker relates ideas or story of the poem from a specific point of view. Speaker is not necessarily the poet, even if he or she says I or me.

23 As you read these poems, answer:
Whom is speaker addressing? What is speaker’s relationship to subject of poem? What is speaker’s attitude toward person being described?

24 Reading Skill: Reading Poetry, 269.
There are two ways to read poetry: Read lines continuously—pay attention to sentences instead of line breaks or stanzas. Read each line in isolation—note ideas and images in it. The family story says your voice is the voice of an aunt in Mexico, spunky as a peacock. What is it saying?

25 Write 2 portrait poems.

26 English 1 Homework 1/29/09 Vocab and questions, 270-273.
Grammar finish part B, Complements. Look up the bold word and write a different one for it. 52-53 A&B, Objects of Verbs 54-55 A-D, Sentence Diagramming. Due: Portrait Poems #1 and #2 Sp18XW. Sp19-20XW Due 1/29, All due Thursday. Library book presentation 2/6/09, next Friday, on PPT.

27 A Voice/My Father’s Song
The father and son were planting corn and found a nest of baby mice. 2. The speaker’s Mexican mother panicked and couldn’t give her speech at the state capitol, but she taught her four children to speak up. 3. In line 20, the speaker is asking how she could give a speech in front of everyone.

28 Book Report Powerpoint
4 slides Tell name of book and author, slide 1 Slide 2 Interview a character from your book. Write at least ten questions that will give the character the opportunity to discuss his/her thoughts and feelings about his/her role in the story. However you choose to present your interview is up to you. Write a diary that one of the story's main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character'sthoughts and feelings are very important in a diary.

29 Give a sales talk, pretending the students in the class are clerks in a bookstore and you want them to push this book. Describe the setting of a scene, and then do it in pantomime. Construct puppets and present a show of one or more interesting parts of the book.

30 Choose birthday gifts for one of the characters involved
Choose birthday gifts for one of the characters involved. Tell why you chose them. Stories are made up; on conflicts and solutions. Choose three conflicts that take place in the story and give the solutions. Is there one that you wish had been handled differently?

31 Suddenly the book becomes a best seller
Suddenly the book becomes a best seller. Write a letter to a movie producer trying to get that person interested in making your book into a movie. Explain why the story, characters, conflicts, etc., would make a good film. Suggest a filming location and the actors to play the various roles. YOU MAY ONLY USE BOOKS WHICH HAVE NOT ALREADY BEEN MADE INTO MOVIES.

32 Pretend you are making a movie of your book and are casting it
Pretend you are making a movie of your book and are casting it. Choose the actors and actresses from people in the classroom. Write the plot of the story as if it were a story on the evening news Make a gravestone for one of the characters. Find a song or a poem that relates to the theme of your book. Explain the similarities

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