Presentation on theme: "Analyzing A&P. Do-Now Does Sammy quit his job ONLY because he wants a chance to be with Queenie? Or does his quitting represent something else, something."— Presentation transcript:
Do-Now Does Sammy quit his job ONLY because he wants a chance to be with Queenie? Or does his quitting represent something else, something larger? Explain. I (do/don’t) believe that Sammy quit his job only to be with Queenie. (I don’t think it represents anything else/I think it represents…) Describe a time when you tried for something/someone that might have been above your capabilities/out of your league but failed to achieve it. How did you feel? Did you want to try again? Did you give up? Explain. 3-4 complete sentences
Finish Guided Reading Questions (30 minutes) For each question (besides 2): 1. Answer the question (1-2 sentences). 2. Highlight a quote in the passage that can support your answer. a. Highlight the question the same color you highlighted the quote. 3. State why this is significant to a theme of the text or the society that the novel exists in (1-2 sentences).
Theme Study Activity The themes of the text were… Desire Society and Class Appearances Principles Gender
How to SIFTT… (refresher) SYMBOLISM Are there any symbols in the passage that might represent an idea/concept larger than the object itself? IMAGERY What does the imagery suggest? What emotions do they appeal to? FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE What comparisons are being made in the text through metaphor or simile? TONE What emotion is given off by the text’s diction/words? THEME A major statement on a literary idea from a text
Task You group will create a Prezi or PowerPoint that Defines your theme Explains how the theme is represented (positively/negatively) in the text Demonstrates how 2-3 passages express the theme through using the SIFTT Process Shows how the novel, as a whole, represents the theme
Set-Up Arrange yourselves in groups of 3-4 Assign a Designer The creator of the PowerPoint/Prezi Assign a Time Keeper The individual who both keeps track of time and who keeps group on task Presenter The individual(s) who presents findings to class
Directions for Title Slide Make sure that you put each of your members’ names and roles on this slide
Directions for 1 st Slide Define your theme What is the idea/feelings behind this theme? How is it seen in everyday life? How is it represented in the text?
Directions for 2 nd Slide Presents first quote (teacher-provided) This will provide background of the quote and paraphrase of the quote Presents how the quote was SIFTTed Show where there is symbolism, imagery, figurative language, and/or tone Present connection to the theme
Directions for 3 rd Slide Presents second quote (student-selected) This will provide background of the quote and paraphrase of the quote Presents how the quote was SIFTTed Show where there is symbolism, imagery, figurative language, and/or tone Present connection to the theme
Directions for 4 th Slide Restate your theme/definition Restate your findings from SIFTT and connections to the theme State how the whole text treats the theme from your proof
Desire Quote “Oh, Daddy,” Stokesie said beside me. “I feel so faint.” “Darling,” I said, “Hold me tight.” Stokesie ʼ s married, with two babies chalked up on his fuselage already, but as far as I can tell that ʼ s the only difference. He ʼ s twenty-two, and I was nineteen this April. “Is it done?” he asks, the responsible married man finding his voice.
Society and Class Quote All of a sudden I slid right down her voice into her living room. Her father and the other men were standing around in ice-cream coats and bow ties and the women were in sandals picking up herring snacks on toothpicks off a big glass plate and they were all holding drinks the color of water with olives and sprigs of mint in them. When my parents have somebody over they get lemonade and if it’s a real racy affair Schlitz in tall glasses with “They’ll Do It Every Time” cartoons stenciled on.
Appearance Quote The fat one with the tan sort of fumbled with the cookies, but on second thought she put the package back.
Principles Quote “Did you say something, Sammy?” “I said I quit.” “I thought you did.” “You didn’t have to embarrass them.” “It was they who were embarrassing us.”
Gender Quote The one that caught my eye first was the one in the plaid green two-piece. She was a chunky kid, with a good tan and a sweet broad soft-looking can with those two crescents of white just under it, where the sun never seems to hit, at the top of the backs of her legs.
SIFTT Example As I say, we're right in the middle of town, and if you stand at our front doors you can see two banks and the Congregational church and the newspaper store and three real estate offices and about twenty-seven old freeloaders tearing up Central Street because the sewer broke again. Symbolism: None. Imagery: The imagery suggests it is a small town in that, from one position, you can see all of these major places. Figurative Language: None. Tone: The tone of the diction “tearing” and “broke again” suggest it’s an old town. It also seems fairly boring in the way that he lists the town with all the “and”-s and no commas. Theme: The author seems to be painting this low-to-middle class life as boring and tedious. The imagery and the tone suggest that Sammy, who works and lives in the heart of this town, wants something more and is willing to do something drastic to get it.
Rubric 4321 Understanding of ThemeTheme is understood and broken down in components that are understood by the class Theme is understood but some parts are not broken down in their own words to completely show comprehension Theme is understood in certain parts, however there are several confusions that might demonstrate lack of comprehension Theme is improperly defined and examples/breakdown lacks comprehension Application of SIFTT to Quotes SIFTT is correctly applied and quote shows deep level of analysis and connections to themes/society SIFTT is correctly applied and quote shows correct analysis but might miss some of the larger connections SIFTT is applied correctly in certain areas but might confuse its application with parts of the quote SIFTT is either not applied to the quote or is completely incorrect in its use Presentation- Organization/Format Presentation follows format and/or expands upon it in a logical order Presentation follows format overall but might jump around from slide to slide on occasion, causing minor confusion Presentation does not follow format and causes several instances of confusion Presentation does not follow format and is extremely hard to read/make sense of Presentation- Delivery to Class Presenter is clear and concise with his/her speech and makes eye contact with audience Presenter is clear and concise with the content presented, but stumbles upon the presentation without affecting meaning Presenter delivers speech that is incomprehensible at parts, affecting the meaning Presenter either fails to present and/or is incomprehensible for the entire presentation