Do Now Grab a whiteboard and marker and answer the questions that follow: Define Senex Amans, which is one type of fabliau.
Do Now 2. Define “the biter bit,” which is the other type of fabliau.
Agenda 1. Do Now 2. Vocab Preview (15 min.) 3. Continue Reading “The Miller’s Tale” & Reading Guide 4. Theme: Discussion, YouTube clips & Activity 5. Finish Reading 6. Recap = YouTube Clip 7. Discussion: Themes in “The Miller’s Tale” 8. Finish Personal Values assignment from Thursday 9. Frame Story Project 10. Exit Ticket
What’s coming up… 1. QUIZ Wednesday – Open Notes – “The Prologue” & “The Miller’s Tale” 2. Reading Guide due Wednesday at start of class!!! 3. Frame Story Project
Vocab Preview II 1. Highlight each of the following words in the text. Proverb (p. 3)Plight (p. 4)Bestow (p. 8) Loathed (p. 3)Deceive (p. 5)Chafe (p. 8) Ruse (p. 3)Hideous (p. 5)Quench (p. 8) Gape (p. 4)Perish (p. 5) 2. Try to determine what each word means based on the other words in the sentence. For each word, write your idea of the definition down on a piece of paper. Cite at least 1 reason to support why you think this is what the word means. (You may NOT use iPads or look up words). 3. Hand this in. You may work with one other person, but everyone must turn in his/her own copy.
Vocab Preview II - Definitions Copy these definitions down in the margins of your text: Proverb – a wise saying Loathed – hated Ruse – an action intended to mislead or trick Gape – to stare with open mouth, as in wonder Plight – unfavorable condition or state Deceive – mislead or trick with false information
Hideous – terrifying and horrific; distressing Perish – die or be destroyed Bestow – put to use; apply Chafed – made sore by rubbing Quench – cooled down; subdued
What is Theme? Use your iPads to find a definition of “theme” in literature. Write this definition on your whiteboards, and be prepared to hold it up when I say to.
Video clip on Theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4qME64 SkxM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4qME64 SkxM
What is Theme? Theme – a main or central idea or underlying meaning of a literary work – Central idea or message that the author wants to share – Purpose of the work – Might be stated – Might need to infer
Theme Themes are universal – Themes = ideas that are true in the real world, not just in literature Themes also occur in different forms of art – Visual art – Dance – Music One story can have multiple themes Similar to the moral of a story An opinion about a subject that can be debated
Ways to Determine Theme in a Story A. What happens to the main character? B. Think about the title C. Think about the Conflict
Theme is NOT Topic Theme General A thread you can take from a story Can be directly or indirectly stated Central idea or message Idea that writer wishes to express about a subject Topic Specific Story about the main characters Always directly stated The subject
Theme Global warming causes problems. Using lies to get what you want Topic Global warming Lying
Examples of Common Themes in Literature Humans struggle against pressures from society Overcoming adversity The importance of family Friendship depends on sacrifice All people need to love and be loved
Themes in Rudy movie clip What themes are at play in the following movie clip from Rudy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qoh3YkxuwV
Your Turn Choose one of your favorite books, TV shows, movies, or musical works. (You may work by yourself OR with an elbow buddy). Point out a major theme in the work of your choice. Write it in one of the designated spaces on the boards in the front and back of the room.
Themes in “The Miller’s Tale” What major themes are at play in “The Miller’s Tale”? Turn to a partner near you and discuss this question.
Turn & Talk What do you think about the way this story ended? Discuss with a partner sitting near you.
Review of Miller’s Tale http://education- portal.com/academy/lesson/the-millers-tale- the-fabulous-fabliau.html#lesson http://education- portal.com/academy/lesson/the-millers-tale- the-fabulous-fabliau.html#lesson
Turn & Talk Now that we’ve finished reading, what were some of the major themes in “The Miller’s Tale?”
Class Discussion Now that we’ve finished reading, what were some of the major themes in the Miller’s Tale?
Finish Personal Values (6, 8) Finish the Next Part of the Personal Values assignment from Friday, or revise if needed. (If you are finished, please work on something quietly). 1. Pick 1 of your 5 values. Think about something in your life that might have influenced you to develop this value. Write a paragraph of 8-10 sentences describing this value.
Do Now Grab a whiteboard and marker and prepare to answer these questions: 1. What is “Theme?”
Do Now 2. Name one major theme in “The Miller’s Tale.”
Agenda (3/18) 1. Do Now 2. YouTube clip 3. Read passages from The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks 4. Discuss themes in The Disreputable History 5. Personal Values: Paragraph #2 6. Questions about Reading Guide
Intro to The Disreputable History http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aOGpN8uQ94 Watch
Inner Voice Thoughts As we read the following passages from The Disreputable History, make sure you fill out the boxes in your “Inner Voice Thoughts Sheet.”
Turn & Talk What themes do you see at play in this passage?
Turn & Talk What themes do you see at play in this passage?
Personal Values: Next Part 1. Pick another 1 of your 5 values. Think about something in your life that might have influenced you to develop this value. 2. Write a paragraph of 6-8 sentences describing this value.
Exit Ticket: Whiteboard Review What is one thing that “The Miller’s Tale” and The Disreputable History have in common?
Do Now (3/19) 1. Take out a pencil, your notes, copies of “The Prologue” and “The Miller’s Tale.” 2. Get started on your quiz! You have 20 minutes to complete the quiz. Please approach me if you have any questions. If you finish, work on something quietly at your desk.
Fishbowl Discussion Arrange the desks into 2 circles: an inner circle and an outer circle. If you have a blank sticky-note on your desk, you were chosen to be “in the fishbowl.” You will sit in the inner circle. If you do NOT have a sticky note, you will be in the outer circle.
“Fishbowl” Discussion Directions: – Inner circle: You will have a discussion about the question on the board. Raise your hand to speak in response to a classmate’s point. Once your hand is raised, I will tell you when you may speak. Each person must speak at least once. You will be graded on participation in the discussion. – Outer circle: You will each be assigned a partner for whom you will fill out the following details on your grading sheet: a) How many times he/she spoke (use tally /// marks) b) Summarize each point that your partner made. You will be graded on the extent to which you accurately fill out this sheet.
Fishbowl Discussion Question Question: Make and explain thematic connections between “The Miller’s Tale” and The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau- Banks.
Exit Ticket Thumbs-Up: You enjoyed the fishbowl discussion activity. Thumbs-Down: You did NOT enjoy the fishbowl discussion activity.