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1 FEBRUARY 27, 2014 THE SECOND COMING

2 BELL RINGER Annotate the sheet of paper on your way in. What is the author’s purpose? What is the message of the piece? What stands out to you as you read?

3 OBJECTIVE Today we will be able to close read “The Second Coming,” by W.B. Yeats in order to synthesize a purpose to Things Fall Apart. Don’t Forget: You will need a notebook, folder, and writing utensil for this class. Homework Complete close read

4 REVIEW NORMS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Be on Time Be Respectful Of people’s privacy Respect people’s opinions Be mindful of how you say things Open minded No arguing/fighting Be prepared Have homework Have materials (books, paper, pens etc)

5 BLOCK PARTY At this point, find someone with a different quote. Share each others’ quotes and interpretations

6 “THE SECOND COMING” Written by Irish writer, W.B. Yeats in 1920 Irish writer Ireland under control of England during this time Revolution on its way WWI Social commentary on world relations The line of the poem, “Things fall apart,” was the inspiration for the title of, Achebe’s novel.

7 CLOSE READING I want you to now close read “The Second Coming” Circle words you don’t know. Use context clues or dictionary to define them ! By words or phrases that stand out to you/Excite you ? By words or phrases that you think evoke discussion or you want to know more about or don’t understand. As you close read you will make these annotations on the reading, and take “side notes” in the right side column. Think about what you have already read from Things Fall Apart. Do you see any common themes? Let’s begin together…


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