3STAGE 1: INTERACTIVE ORALS The discussions should address the following cultural and contextual considerations.In what ways do time and place matter to this work?What was easy to understand and what was difficult in relation to social and cultural context and issues?What connections did you find between issues in the work and your own culture(s) and experience?What aspects of technique are interesting in the work?
4INTERACTIVE ORALS: What do we need to know about the topic to help us better discuss the construction of the book?Examples:Newspaper headlinesSmall groups – you leadPresentationLead large groupsStationsAssign readingsMaps / visualsRole-playingEvaluationEngagingInformativeInteractivePersonal connectionClear / organized
5STAGE 2: REFLECTIVE STATEMENT The reflective statement must be based on the following question.How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?Typed, wordsawarded a mark out of 3 using assessment criterion A (A: 3 + B—D: 22 = 25)RS for the work used in essay is sent along with essay
6STAGE 3: SUPERVISED WRITING In-class writing in response to teacher-created promptsMay use book (w/annotations) but no notes or past assignmentsMust choose 1 prompt & write on 1 of the 3 textsWill use SWs as brainstorming for essay topicsWill need to be able to show some connection between SW & final essay
7STAGE 4: ESSAY 1200 – 1500 words Written on ONE of the three texts Student develops topic from one of the SWLiterary analysisShould go beyond class discussionShould keep essay assignment in mind at all times!!!!!!
8WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: 4 STAGES STAGE 1: Interactive Oralmust participate in leading IO for 1 textSTAGE 2: Reflective StatementMust write RS after each IO (total of 3 RSs)STAGE 3: Supervised WritingMust complete SW after each text (total of 3 SWs)STAGE 4: Production of EssayWill write on 1 of the 3 texts
9Broken AprilIsmail Kadare, Albania, 1978:IO TOPICSA seemingly archaic yet modern tale of a blood feud that controls a young man’s life. The story is clear and chronological but jumps between three primary points of view.Author InfoBlood Code / KanunTirana vs. Mountain Region (geographical & cultural differences)Albanian history and politics (published date vs. setting of the story)Albanian culture (family; religion; gender roles; etc.)
10Pedro ParamoJuan Rulfo, Mexico, 1955IO TOPICSA very surreal story of a young man’s attempt to find his father in an eerie Mexican town. The story is told through multiple voices and switches between the past and present. Rulfo was a pioneer of magical realism and inspired many Latin American writers.Author infoMagical RealismGender rolesMarriage / love / sexSocial conventionsMexican RevolutionClass differences (peasants, landowners, workers, etc.)
11Snow CountryYasunari Kawabata, Japan, 1956IO TOPICSThe story of a city man’s affair with a country geisha in a mountain spa community. The novel is sparsely written but largely chronological and told through the male protagonist’s limited point of view.Author backgroundGeisha – spa vs. cityDress / clothingMountain region / resortsRole of women / menBallet; haiku; arts/cultureMarriage / love / sexClass differencesJapanese etiquette (social & conversational) / social interaction