Presentation on theme: "YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: DETERMINE AND DISCUSS, WITH YOUR PEERS, THE IMPORATNCE OF ONE’S “LOSS OF INNOCENCE” AND MAKE CONNECTIONS TO LITERATURE AND YOUR LIFE."— Presentation transcript:
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: DETERMINE AND DISCUSS, WITH YOUR PEERS, THE IMPORATNCE OF ONE’S “LOSS OF INNOCENCE” AND MAKE CONNECTIONS TO LITERATURE AND YOUR LIFE HOMEWORK: IDENTITY MAP DUE FRIDAY Student I.D. for class tomorrow! We will meet here before heading down to the library
Sophomore Year Essential Question: How do we respond to adversity?
How are you a child still? How are you an adult? After answering these questions, discuss with your rows
In your rows… Brainstorm 15 ways we mature and jot them down. Work to finish the phrase: “I will know I’ve grown up when…” › Miss Philipp’s Example: I knew I was grown up when I didn’t get an Easter basket from the Easter bunny anymore.
Determine the most important or most reliable indications of maturity, and the least reliable indications. Be prepared to explain your conclusions.
Many stories depict their protagonist growing up or coming of age. The coming ‐ of ‐ age stories typically trace the protagonist's growth from a self ‐ absorbed, immature individual into an expansive, mature human being concerned with the welfare of others and his/her place in the world scheme.
C.S. Lewis says, “We read to know we are not alone.”
3 Key Characteristics › 1. Loss of Innocence › 2. Clash between personal desires and societal expectations › 3. Predictions about how the character will fit into adult society
In your row groups brainstorm a list of stories and/or novels you’ve read that fit this genre.
Today you will be able to: Understand my expectation of consistent/constant respect Respectfully and quietly enter the library – you represent me and each other! Provide Ms. Coklan with your undivided attention Look for an independent novel QUIETLY! Homework: Bring in an old magazine and photos of yourself/your family etc. Tomorrow we will continue our discussion regarding “Loss of innocence” and you will begin working on your identity map!
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You will be able to: Analyze “The Wonder Years” representation of character losing his innocence Make connections and predictions with your peers about the character of Kevin Consider your own “loss of innocence” HOMEWORK: Identity map, paragraph, and presentation due Monday
When a person experiences loss of innocence it is usually at a point in life and/or through an experience where the reality clicks in and we come to grips with the hardships of life. Thus, we have to respond to adversity Coming of age is a focus tied to dealing with adversity: We are all ‘innocent’ or unaware of many things at a young age As we mature and become older (coming of age) we learn more about the realities of life and thus are exposed to events that cause us to loose that innocence! The idea that it is all rainbows and butterflies=false
Focus on Kevin’s dilemmas/struggles How does he respond to events and other characters? Does he lose his innocence? If so when? Afterwards work with your peers to make predictions about his adjustment to adult society. Compare his situation to you and your own experiences in life
As we watch this short TV show, in a 3- column chart, note examples of: › 1. Loss of Innocence › 2. Clash between personal desires and societal expectations › 3. Predictions Afterward, you will make predictions about how the protagonist (main character), Kevin, will fit into adult society
5-6 events that represent your journey towards maturity (your coming of age process). Events should be arranged in chronological order, with arrows drawn between each item to designate the correct order of events. You may use any materials to create this: pictures, drawings, stickers, magazine materials, etc. BE CREATIVE! You will write a one-page paper explaining your map and present a portion of it to class.
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: DESCRIBE AND PRESENT events that represent your journey towards maturity HOMEWORK: Short Story Unit begins this week: Consider goals that you may be expected to achieve during and at the end of this unit