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MIDDLE ENGLISH & MEMOIRS 2 ND QUARTER
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29 BELLWORK Make a list of words and phrases that you use when you want to sound “fancy,” educated, or sophisticated. What are the “normal” versions of these words? Under what circumstances do you use your fancy vocabulary?
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 BELLWORK “It takes all kinds to make a world!”– old saying What books, movies, or TV shows can you think of that show the audience a “cross section of society”? That is, what texts show you all kinds of people, from all different walks of life? What kinds of people would you include in a “Canterbury Tale” about FHS?
CHOOSE A CHARACTER: Knight Squire Yeoman Nun Monk Friar Merchant Oxford Cleric (student) Franklin Skipper Doctor Woman from Bath Parson
READ ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER, & ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: How does the narrator describe your character’s physical appearance? (Looks, clothes, bearing, etc.) Use at least one quotation (& cite the line number!) How does the narrator describe your character’s personality? Use at least one quotation (& cite the line number!) Where does this person fit on the social ladder? (Nobility Peasant) Who would you pick to play this character in a movie? What is your overall impression of this character? (One complete sentence).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 01 BELLWORK What do you think women want, more than anything else? Write what you think women want, and explain why you think this. Are women’s desires (in general) different from men’s desires (in general)? Why or why not?
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 06 BELLWORK What is a memoir? What is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? Answer in sentences OR in a venn diagram Why do you think memoirs are so popular these days?
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 BELLWORK Make a list of issues and social problems that are related to your book. (Example: alcoholism, child neglect, civil rights, unemployment, etc.) What search terms might you use to look for articles on these topics? Have you ever researched any of these issues before? If so, which ones? What class was this research for? Example: Issue: eating disorders Search terms: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder, healthy body image, thinspiration, thigh gap
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 BELLWORK What do you think of your book so far? Write about what you like and dislike about your book. What can you relate to in your book? What is foreign to you?
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15 BELLWORK Read page 31, & the top of page 32 of Frames of Mind. Based on what you have read, write a definition of “analysis” in your own words. Analysis is____________________________ Or To analyze is to__________________________________ How can this definition of analysis help you improve your dialectical journal?
ANALYZING A PICTURE What are the “parts” of a picture? What components can we break an image into?
Colors Background & Foreground Perspective Symbolic Details Overall Message/ Big Idea Irony What’s literally happening
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 BELLWORK Analyze the following picture, taking into account how the various components contribute to the overall idea or theme.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 BELLWORK Status Check: What page are you currently on in your book? How many dialectical journal entries have you written? What do you need to accomplish over our 9-day- weekend in order to not be too behind when we get back to school? (Be specific!!) What is the best time for you to get this work done? How will you remind yourself to do it? What reward will you give yourself for completing the work?