Presentation on theme: "Transcendentalism & Thoreau’s “Walden”. 1. Have out your “Walden” homework annotations on the desk. I will be coming around & marking my roster for."— Presentation transcript:
1. Have out your “Walden” homework annotations on the desk. I will be coming around & marking my roster for those who have this completed for 10 homework points. 2. Write down a theme statement for “Walden.” In other words, write down a sentence explaining what overall lesson we, as readers, are supposing to be learning about life as we read. Bell Work – 4 mins.
Students will read “Walden” & annotate & discuss Thoreau’s inclusion of transcendental style & development of theme Standards: Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. & Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text. Target:
We’ll share homework annotations (hold onto bell work themes for now) We’ll popcorn read & annotate the rest of the narrative. We’ll stop periodically to explain the narrative & share annotations. We’ll discuss theme & review narrative for theme. Exit ticket : Students turn in theme statement & story annotations for 10-point grade Agenda:
What transcendental elements did you find? Let’s Share
Let’s popcorn read & annotate the text for transcendental elements. Remember that we’ll stop to discuss & share periodically, so pay attention & be ready. Read & Annotate
Look at your theme statement. Look back at your text annotations & place a mark beside all those that you feel point towards your theme. Find at least 3 in different areas of the text that work for defending your theme statement. On Your Own
Let’s see what theme statements you have come up with. FINALLY, you’ll turn in your work to the basket for a 10-point grade (a theme statement written, & at least 3 annotations have been marked to show they defend your theme). You may want to make a key to avoid confusion. Let’s Share & Turn It In