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  1. Welcome I trust you to know where you need to sit, so choose wisely and have a seat. When the bell rings you should be seated and ready to begin.

  2. Agenda Warm-up Housekeeping Writing Sample Learner Poll and Reflection Who Are We? Goals

  3. August 26 Warm-up: Looking Back Where were you at this time last year? Describe yourself and how you have changed since last year. (Think deeper than…well, I used to have long hair, but now it’s short.) Make sure to write a full paragraph.

  4. Warm-up continued: Looking Forward Where will you be at this time next year? Describe how you think your life will be different. If you don’t think it will be different, explain why. Make sure to write a full paragraph.

  5. What is a hero? • Write a FULL page. • Give evidence. • Write legibly.

  6. What Type of Learner are You? Visual Auditory Read-Write Kinesthetic

  7. Are you a Visual Learner? • They tend to be fast talkers. • They exhibit impatience and have a tendency to interrupt. • They use words and phrases that evoke visual images. • They learn by seeing and visualizing.

  8. Are you an auditory learner? • They speak slowly and tend to be natural listeners. • They think in a linear manner. • They prefer to have things explained to them verbally rather than to read written information. • They learn by listening and verbalizing.

  9. Are You a read-write learner? • They prefer for information to be displayed in writing, such as lists of ideas. • They emphasize text-based input and output. • They enjoy reading and writing in all forms.

  10. Are you a kinesthetic Learner? • They tend to be the slowest talkers of all. • They tend to be slow to make decisions. • They use all their senses to engage in learning. • They learn by doing and solving real-life problems. • They like hands-on approaches to things and learn through trial and error.

  11. Reflect How do you know what type of learner you are? What is your evidence? What does this mean for you in the classroom? What does this mean for your teacher? Knowing this information about yourself, what do you need to do to be successful in this class?

  12. Body Bio • Heart: Who or what do you hold near and dear to your heart? • Spine: What is your goal? What drives you…your thoughts…your actions? • Feet: Where are you going? What journey are you on? • Mirror: How do people see you? Is this how you see yourself? • Color: What color is a symbol of you and why?

  13. Reflect • Write at least 3 goals for this class and a to do list of how to accomplish them.

  14. August 27 Grab a green book off the shelf. We’ll be using these today. Then, go ahead and get started on the warm-up. Warm – up: Where do monsters lurk? What does evil mean to you? Write your own definition of the word and provide some examples of real-life monsters.

  15. Agenda • Characteristics of a hero/monster • Research Anglo-Saxon History • Define Academic Vocabulary • Read Beowulf • Text Analysis • Your own Heroic Introduction

  16. Anglo-Saxon History • Read assigned section. • Write down interesting facts. • Each person shares one with class. • Responsible to keep info shared in day book.

  17. Academic Vocabulary – pg 41 • Epic Poetry • Caesura • Kenning • Alliteration

  18. Heroic Introduction • Greeting • Past Victories • Current Mission • Kennings • Alliteration

  19. August 28 -Take out a sheet of paper (can be a half sheet). -Name and Date. -Number 1-5…maybe skip a line or two between. -Take out pg 15 (if you don’t know what I am talking about, don’t worry about it). -Clear your desk.

  20. Agenda • Beowulf in Old English • Identify Academic Vocabulary in Beowulf • New Academic Vocab • Compare/Contrast Our Heroes to Beowulf • Read Beowulf’s Battle – pg 50 • Final Reflection

  21. Finding Academic Vocab • Alliteration • Kennings

  22. Academic Vocab • Symbol – person, place or object that has a concrete meaning in itself and also stands for something beyond itself, such as an idea or feeling (Ex: Herot) • Metaphor – figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily means one thing is applied to another thing to suggest a likeness between the two (Ex: whale road) • Scop – professional poet; performances were set musical history lessons, moral sermons, and pep talks

  23. Reflection • Why does Beowulf let Grendel kill a fellow Geat before he jumps into action? Would you have done the same or not? Explain your response.

  24. August 29 Warm-up: Think of a popular song, radio commercial jingle, or song you remember from childhood for which you know all or most of the words. Write it down and analyze the elements that make the song so memorable.

  25. 2nd period Agenda • Finish Beowulf and perform it in groups. • Academic Vocab • Chaucer – pg 142 • Middle English Prologue Extra Credit • Prologue Partners and Body Bio • Modern Pilgrim Project

  26. 3rd period Agenda • 5 minute Beowulf performance prep • Beowulf performances • Academic Vocab • Chaucer – pg 142 • Middle English Prologue Extra Credit • Prologue Partners and Body Bio • Modern Pilgrim Project

  27. August 30 Warm-up: Describe the most interesting person you have ever met.

  28. 2nd period Agenda • Academic Vocab • Chaucer – pg 142 • Prologue Partners and Body Bio • Middle English Prologue Extra Credit • Modern Pilgrim Project

  29. 3rd period Agenda • Prologue Partners and Body Bio • Middle English Prologue Extra Credit • Modern Pilgrim Project

  30. Academic Vocab • Frame story – joins one or more stories within a story • Prologue – intro to a literary work; can establish setting and give background • Medieval literature – ballads, romances, allegories, and moral tales; most were religious – but some dealt with love, exemplary life and behavior, and political and social issues • Ballads – narrative songs (tragic love, domestic conflicts, disastrous wars, shipwrecks, sensational crimes, exploits of outlaws, celebrated historical events, romantic heroes, revenge, rebellion, envy, betrayal, and superstition) • Allegories – narrative in which something concrete represents something abstract (Ex. Cowardly Lion; Animal Farm, Pilgrim’s Progress) • Dramatic irony – reader knows more than the character • Verbal irony – someone says one thing but means another • Situational irony – what is expected to happen is not what actually happens

  31. Prologue Partners • Knight – pg 146 • Squire – pg 147 • Nun – pg 148 • Monk – pg 149 • Worthy Woman – pg 156 • Parson – pg157 • Plowman – pg 158 • Miller – pg 159 • Summoner – 161 • Pardoner – pg 162 • Friar – pg 150 • Oxford Cleric – pg 152 • Yeoman – pg 147

  32. Modern Pilgrim Project • Front Cover • Picture (drawing or collage) • Title • Author’s Name • Description of Pilgrim • Status in life (student/celebrity/politician) • Physical description • 20 lines of rhyming couplets • The Tale • 2 or more pages (double-spaced) 3 if written • Reflection of the character • Moral or message • About the Author • 2 paragraphs

  33. September 3 Warm-up: “Money is the root of all evil.” Do you agree/disagree? Why?

  34. Agenda • New AcadVocab • Analyze modern depiction of greed • Re-read Pardoner’s Prologue • Read Pardoner’s Tale and complete analysis • Compare/Contrast Pardoner’s Tale to modern depiction • Final Reflection • HW • Day books due on Monday September 9 • Test Monday September 9 • Be ready to write a resume tomorrow • Flash drive

  35. Academic Vocab • Iambic pentameter – line of poetry with 5 meters, or 10 syllables • Characterization - techniques an author uses to develop characters including description of the character’s appearance; character’s speech, thoughts, and actions; responses of other characters to the character; and direct comments from the narrator. • Satire - a literary work that ridicules its subject in order to make a comment or criticism about it

  36. The Dark Knight

  37. Reflection Why is the theme of the Pardoner’s Tale still being repeated today? Describe another source (TV show, song, book, etc) where you have seen this theme repeated. (Casino, Jerry Maguire, Slumdog Millionaire, Do You Want to be a Millionaire, The Lorax, A Christmas Carol, “Billionaire,” “Bills-Bills-Bills,” “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”)

  38. September 4 Agenda: Grammar Diagnostic Lab -Cover Page -Table of Contents -Resume

  39. September 5 Agenda: Grammar Diagnostic Lab -Resume -Pilgrim Project

  40. Project Rubric • Front Cover Picture: 5 _____ • Front Cover Title: 5 _____ • Front Cover Name: 5 ______ • Pilgrim Physical Description: 5 ______ • Pilgrim Psychological Description: 5 ______ • Description Length: 5 _______ • Description Rhyme: 5 _______ • Story Length: 10 ______ • Story Moral: 10 _____ • Story Reflection of Character: 10 ______ • About the Author Length: 10 _______ • Grammar, Mechanics, etc.: 15 _______ • Appearance: 10 ______ • Total: _______/100

  41. The Real Housewife By: Mrs. Gillespie

  42. The Real Housewife Last to sleep, first to rise The one who soothes the babies cries She scrambles the eggs and toast the bread Making sure her family’s fed… The tale I will tell may surprise you But believe me, the tale I tell is true

  43. The Real Housewife’s Tale Every morning Jack is up before the sun. He takes a shower, gets dressed, and heads to the kitchen for a bite to eat. He rarely sits for lack of time, and usually grabs his food and hurries outside.

  44. About the Author Sarah Gillespie was born in Miami, Florida. Her parents were immigrants from Cuba when they were young. She has two older sisters and a younger sister. In high school, she hated English and enjoyed playing volleyball, softball, and basketball… She graduated from UNCC in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. In 2013, she completed her Education Degree…

  45. September 6 Warm-up: Would you rather spend the rest of your life with someone who is ugly and faithful OR beautiful and unfaithful? Why? What do women want?

  46. Agenda • 2nd period: Turn in creative writing HW • Text Book Logins • Go over day book requirements • Return work • Create grade tracker for day book • Discuss constructed response and textual evidence • Review academic vocab • Practice Prologue – possible extra credit for test and project • Discuss products • Read Wife of Bath’s Tale – pg 183 • Wife Theme Questions

  47. September 9 -No warm-up -Take out Study Guide for Test -Turn In Day Books/NoteBooks; make a stack in the front

  48. Agenda • View and Analyze Wife of Bath • Go over Beowulf Quiz • Go over Study Guide • Take Beowulf/Chaucer Test

  49. Wife of Bath Viewing and Analysis • Wife of Bath • What was the knight’s crime? • What was his punishment? • According to the wife, what do women want? • How do you know the knight learned his lesson? • Did the knight get what he deserved? • What is the moral of the story?

  50. 2nd Period Beowulf Quiz • Grendel is a descendent of what man? Cain • Is Beowulf a Geat or a Dane? Geat • How does Beowulf kill Grendel? Rip him to pieces • What symbolic gesture does Beowulf do after his battle with Grendel? Hang up his arm • What is the name of the mead-hall? Herot