ENGLISH IV HN CATALYSTS
Welcome to English IV Honors! • Each day, when you enter my classroom, you will take out your journal and record the following: • Date • Objective (written on right-side of board) • Catalyst # • Response to the catalyst questions
CATALYST #1 1.25.12 • What is your all-time favorite book? What do you love about this book? Provide as much detail as possible. • Which character(s) resonate(s) with you the most? Why? • What event was most memorable in this book? Why? • What did this book teach you? In what ways did you relate to it? • What genre does this book fall into and why do you enjoy this genre? • Food for thought: Why is it important to write down your thoughts, rather than just talking about them or keeping them in your head?
CATALYST #2 1.26.12 • Please have out your syllabus and pass up your parent contact sheet! • Today we will begin discussing the expectations for the Graduation Project this semester. • Therefore, answer the following: • What, currently, are your concerns about the GP? • What have you heard from others that you must complete? • What did you write about in your junior research paper? • Jot down any possible ideas you have for the product. • What do you need from me to aid you in being successful with this project?
What is a product? • A product can be manifested in many different ways • However, it must: • Be an extension of your topic • Have potential for a broader application than just this project • Be applicable to or usable by an audience other than the GP judges • Be student-generated • Reflect ample time and effort (15 hrs or more) • Be well-documented (if experience based)
Product Formats • Video (4-6 minutes in length) • Commercial for a product, event, or organization • Public service announcement series • Documentary film • Write and direct a short (fictional) film • Instructional or “how-to” video
Product Formats • Website • Interactive • Multimedia Format • Thorough • Professional • Model/Design • Create a scale replica model • Create a functioning model • Develop blueprints
Product Formats • Creative Representation • a work of art • composed song • a performance • a publication • Educational Event/Program • teach a class • design a thorough program with all aspects taken into account
Product Formats • Volunteer/Work Experience • Thoroughly documented • Must be reflected upon • Draft Legislation/Policy/Legal Document: • Thoroughly researched • In an accurate format
CATALYST #3 1.27.12 • Pass up your drafts of your TIB essays. • Create a graphic of a family tree, going as far back in your family as possible. Your goal should be to trace back at least two generations. • If this is not something that you feel you can do, create a friend tree. How are you connected to each of your friends? • Use and first and last name as much as possible. • Be sure to include yourself in the graphic!
CATALYST #4 1.30.12 • How do you remember things or keep track of what you need to do on a daily/weekly basis? • What do you do when you REALLY need to remember something? • What are your first impressions of the story of Beowulf? • What questions or confusions do you have about the plot so far? • What are you hoping to find out as you continue to read?
LITERARY DEVICES REVIEW • WORK WITH A PARTNER TO DEFINE/GIVE EXAMPLES OF AS MANY OF THE FOLLOWING AS POSSIBLE: • at Alliteration as Allusion • ac Archetype c Characterization • eh Epic Hero f Foreshadowing • im Imagery i Irony • k Kenning mp Metaphor • mo Motif pa Parallelism • pe Personification si Simile • sy Symbolism • th Theme • to Tone
ANNOTATION WORKSHOP • For the remainder of the prologue and Chapter 1, work on annotating together with a partner. • Start to develop a more specific system of annotating that works for you. • As you annotate with your partner, attend to the following: • Passages that you have questions about or think are important • Instances of the use of literary devices • Examples of Anglo-Saxon culture as established in the class notes on Friday
Class Discussion • What questions or important passages did you note in your annotations? • What literary devices did you notice and why might they have been important? • Questions about understanding: Whose history is this? What kind of leaders were Hrothgar’s ancestors? What kind of leader should he be? What kind is he? What kind of place is Denmark at this time?
Exit Ticket • Write a summative passage that reflects on qualities, anecdotes, and accomplishments of your relatives noted on the family tree. Link these elements to who you are or what they demonstrate about your family history. Use the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Beowulf as a model of the summary of Hrothgar’s family history.
CATALYST #5 2.1.12 • Have your answers to the reading questions on your desk to be checked. Fill out the textbook inventory sheet as it comes around. • Looking back at your notes on literary devices from Monday and referring back to Beowulf Chap. 1-12: • Record at least one example of each of the following: alliteration, allusion, archetype, characterization, and foreshadowing that you have found in your reading so far. • Use specific line numbers for each example you find. • Explain why this is an example of the literary device and why the author might have used it in that place. • Be ready to share!
CATALYST #6 2.3.12 • Have your answers to the reading questions on your desk to be checked. • Looking back at your notes on literary devices from Monday and referring back to Beowulf Chap. 2-18: • Record at least one example of each of the following: Imagery, tone, parallelism, simile, motif (repeated elements) • Use specific line numbers for each example you find. • Explain why this is an example of the literary device and why the author might have used it in that place. • Be ready to share! • We will also go over devices from yesterday
Beowulf Ch. 13-18 Discussion • In your book circle groups, discuss the questions from Ch. 13-18. • Back up what you say with quotes from the text!! • Take notes on your discussion: • Record the page number/ lines numbers of the passage discussed. • Write down the responses of at least two group members. • Then, with your group, select 1 passage that you found to be most significant in Ch. 13-18. Be ready to share!
CATALYST #7 2.6.12 • We began talking about the stories of Finn and Siegemund on Friday. • Go back and re-read their stories now. • How do the stories of these two men compare? • How do their stories contrast? • Who do you think Beowulf most closely resembles? • Therefore, what fate do you believe Beowulf will endure? • How, if at all, is this different from what you believed about Beowulf earlier?
Seminar Questions • On Thursday, you wrote several discussion questions. • Add two more discussion questions that reflect events in Chapters 13-19. • Now, star your three best questions. • These will serve as discussion starters for our seminar; you must have these questions ready to read to gain admission into the seminar.
Fishbowl Seminar Guidelines • You will need a partner to participate in this seminar. • There will be two circles for this seminar, an inner and an outer circle. • The inner circle will be engaged in the discussion; the outer circle will be observing and taking notes on the discussion. • You and your partner will take turns participating. • One of you will start in the inner circle; the other person will sit directly behind him/her in the outer circle. • After the partner in the inner circle speaks twice, you will trade places. • Each time that you speak will be tracked, and the quality of what you say will be noted, using the guidelines on your handout.
CATALYST #8 2.7.12 • Please have out your questions to be checked. • In the section of Beowulf that you read for today’s class, Beowulf speaks up even more about what he believes in and what influences both his actions and the actions of others. • What are the underlying principles of Beowulf’s belief system? • Record at least 3. • Then, cite line numbers to back up each of your statements. • Be ready to share!
Discuss… • With a partner, discuss the following: • 1- Do Beowulf’s beliefs contradict one another? • 2- Do they differ from other characters’ beliefs? • 3- Specifically who and why?
GP Product Proposals • Is it feasible? • Who is it for? • Is it something that has already been done? • Can you take it another step further?
Sample Abstract • As you read the sample abstract, answer the following: • 1- What did you learn about this person’s product from her abstract? • 2- How is her abstract organized? • 3- What questions do you have about constructing this document?
CATALYST #9 2.8.12 • A foil is a character that is similar in many ways to the protagonist of the story, but serves as a contrast to an important quality in the protagonist. • What character serves as a foil to Beowulf? (Excluding Finn and Siegemund) • In what ways is this character a foil to our hero? • Have you seen any changes in this character so far? What are they? • What happens or has happened to this character? How might this help us determine what will happen to Beowulf?
Discuss… • With a partner, discuss the following, adding what your partner says to your own notes: • 1- What character did you choose as a foil and why? • 2- What themes (or messages) are surfacing as you compare Beowulf to these characters?
GP ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS • 1-2 page abstract that answers the following questions: • What are you doing for your product? • What is the topic of your research? • What role does your product play in relation to your topic/thesis? • What knowledge, information, and skills are required to create this product?
GP ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS • The information in your abstract must be backed by research, with at least one citation from each resource used. • You must turn in an MLA formatted works cited page with at least three new sources and your original works cited page from your 11th grade graduation project paper. • Your new sources may not also be present on your works cited page from last year.
WHY RESEARCH AGAIN? • To be as up to date and as knowledgeable as possible on your topic • New information may have been released or other events may have occurred that have changed what is known about your topic • To research the skills you will need to successfully complete your product: • Watching documentaries and/or their creation • A course in website design • Digital editing • Photography and/or moviemaking • Construction
RESEARCH TERMINOLOGY • DATABASE: organized and searchable collections of materials that have been filtered and evaluated by publishers, editors, authors • FREE WEB: the part of a web page that is accessible by searching standard search engines. • INVISIBLE WEB: also known as the deep web. This is a large area of the internet that is inaccessible to search engines. • QUERY: a formal information request that is used with search tools to locate web sites that match an information need. • RELEVANCE: this term refers to how closely a site matches search criteria. Some search engines use special technologies to move the most relevant sites to the top of the result list.
CATALYST #10 2.9.12 • Have out your questions to be checked. • Take out your vocabulary book and open up to the first unit. • Take a couple minutes to familiarize yourself with each word by reading its definition and recording the word on the line provided beneath the definition. • Then, select 5 of these words and do one of the following: • A- Use each word in a sentence of your own • B- Illustrate each word in some way • C- Generate a list of words associated with this word • *You can vary what you choose to do for each of your 5 words.
Red: Beowulf; Green: Grendel; Blue: Hrothgar • Pride & Prejudice: • Abby Brooks • Samantha Cureton • Ryan Egan • Ann Marie Pichiraillo • Ian Sullivan • 1984: • John Beall • Thomasson Burgess • Danny Kim • Raleigh Knox • Aida Martinez • Thurman Hill • Jekyll/Hyde & Frankenstein: • Alex Marbury • Shelby Santos • Ella Pounders • Deonne Young • Giselle Palladino • A Tale of Two Cities: • Emily Gourd • Pooja Patel • Cameron McPherson • Rachel Faulk • Caroline Zybala • Aman Shah
CHARACTERIZATION • Include an explanation and line numbers in each box. • As your group examines one of these characters, USE TEXTUAL EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT EACH TRAIT IDENTIFIED
CATALYST #11 2.10.12 • In your vocabulary books, complete the “Completing the Sentence” activity by choosing the word that best fits in the context of the sentence. • Be ready to be called on for an answer! • If, for some reason, you do not have a vocab book with you (or you finish early), look through the final chapters of Beowulf and identify 10 kennings in the text. • Then, explain the meaning of these kennings.
Unferth • We are going to add another character to our character charts: UNFERTH • In your group, go back and find examples of his characterization as well
Test Review Questions • PART I: Review • Generate 3-5 questions that you feel might be on Tuesday’s test. • Record either the answer to these questions, or questions about how to answer these questions. • PART II: Seminar Prep • Generate 3 questions to use in Monday’s seminar. • These questions must relate to the themes, cultural aspects of, or significance of occurrences in Beowulf.
CATALYST #12 2.13.12 • Journals will be collected tomorrow! • Complete the next activity for Unit 1 Vocab by determining the synonyms or antonyms for each vocabulary word. • Then, choose 3 more words and repeat the activity you completed on Thursday with these words: • Apply the meaning of the word in a new way by illustrating it, using it in a new sentence or generating a list of related terms of phrases
Battle Compare/Contrast • Create a triple Venn diagram to compare and contrast the three battles Beowulf undergoes throughout the story. • Focus your study on the following: 1- Beowulf’s demeanor, 2- the reactions of others in response to the battle 3- what influences/items allowed Beowulf to be victorious (or prevented victory). • At least 2 pieces of text evidence per category should be used as support on the chart.
Fishbowl Seminar • Fishbowl seminar guidelines will be used just like last time: • You will track your partner’s progress in the seminar and record reflections on your seminar sheet. • Remember that ample notes and reflections on the seminar sheet can enhance your grade if you do not get to speak in the seminar as much as you like. • Questions should be focused on themes, cultural influences and elements of epic poetry in the text.
Book Circle Groups • Pride & Prejudice: • Abby Brooks • Samantha Cureton • Ryan Egan • Ann Marie Pichiraillo • Ian Sullivan • 1984: • John Beall • Thomasson Burgess • Danny Kim • Raleigh Knox • Aida Martinez • Alex Marbury • Jekyll/Hyde & Frankenstein: • Thurman Hill • Shelby Santos • Ella Pounders • Deonne Young • Giselle Palladino • A Tale of Two Cities: • Emily Gourd • Pooja Patel • Cameron McPherson • Rachel Faulk • Caroline Zybala • Aman Shah
Journal #1 • In your warm up journals, we will frequently use journal entries to record thoughts on our reading/ provide a space to individually synthesize a class discussion • Answer the following for your first journal entry: • Now that we have examined several key characters in Beowulf, what traits stand out to you the most? • In what ways did the writer of Beowulf create the strongest portraits of these characters? • Which character do you know understand far better than before? Explain why.
CATALYST #13 2.14.12 • Happy Valentine’s Day! <3 • After completing the catalyst, pass up your seminar sheets and epic hero sheets from class yesterday and Friday, respectively, as well as your journals. • To review before the test, what makes Beowulf a distinctly Anglo-Saxon text? Consider all of your notes on the A-S’s as well as your notes on Beowulf and other characters in the text. • You can use your book on the essay portion of the test only. Keep books away until you have turned in your Scantron.
Test Procedures • You can use your book on the essay portion of the test only. Keep books away until you have turned in your Scantron. • The test should take you most of the block, and you have as much time as needed. • When you are done with the essay as well, place all materials on my front table in the appropriate pile. • Then, complete the following: • Choosing the Right Word for Vocab Unit 1. • Select 5 more words to illustrate, use in a sentence or generate a list of related phrases/terms in your notes.
CATALYST #14 2.15.12 • Listen to “Ballad of Billy the Kid” by Billy Joel and “Ballad of Love and Hate” by The Avett Brothers. • As you listen to each song, record as many characteristics of the song as possible. • Consider the following: • What particular lines stand out to you in the song? Why? • What subject matter or overarching ideas does the poem address? • What characters are involved in the song? What are they like? • Do you notice any changes in tone or plot at some point in the song? What are these? • WHAT DO THESE SONGS HAVE IN COMMON?
HISTORY OF BALLADS • Originated with the troubadours (French oral poets) • These French writers challenged one another to write the greatest stories • The style influenced poetry writing in other areas of Europe as well • After the Battle of Hastings, ballads became popular in Britain in particular. • Ballads were often written as songs, much like Beowulf
QUALITIES OF BALLADS • Alternating rhymes • Tragic or sensational subject material • Strong narrative quality (tells a story) • Often includes a dialogue between characters • Repetition of certain lines/events or a refrain • A twist (shift in tone or a surprise ending)
Medieval Ballads • Turn to p. 220 in your textbook to “Robin Hood and the Three Squires”: • 1-Provide a summary of what happens to Robin Hood from the beginning to the end of his journey. • 2-Find and provide at least 2 examples of each trait of ballads in this poem • 3- What is the effect of the repeated dialogue in moving the plot forward? • 4- What is the twist at the end of the story? • 5- Based on the ending, what archetype does Robin Hood represent? How does this impact the meaning of the ballad’s tale?
VOCAB BINGO!Create a bingo board that looks like the following: 5 x5 on a half sheet of paperWrite each vocabulary word once in any box you choose; repeat 4 words.
CATALYST #15 2.16.12 • Clear your desk for the quiz when you are done. • Be sure to review my comments about catalysts—record the objectives on the side board!! • To review for today’s vocabulary quiz, choose 5 more words and complete the same activity for each word as we did last week: • Illustrate it • Using it in a new sentence • Generating a list of related terms or phrases • Bring SGGK tomorrow; questions are due Wednesday!