Tuesday, September 6 (chapters 1-3)

Tuesday, September 6 (chapters 1-3)

Tuesday, September 6 Weekly EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Objectives: Review PP on Hosseini and Afghanistan Identify the difference between theme and motif Review MLA quiz

Continue to work on research Homework & Reminders: Research draft is due Thursday, 09/08. Research final is due Friday, 09/09. Chapters 1-3 read and prepared to discuss Day One: Tuesday, September 6 (chapters 1-3) Warm Up: Think about a time in your life when you did something you deeply regretted or of which you

were ashamed. How did your regret or shame make you feel over time? What steps did you take to fix the situation or feeling? How did those steps, if any, affect you or others? Objectives: September 6, 2016 Review PP on Hosseini and Afghanistan Identify the difference between theme and motif Review MLA quiz

Continue to work on research Background on Hosseini With a partner review the PP on Hosseini (found in Google Classroom Complete guided notes / questions in Google Classroom Motif vs. Theme Motif is a large universal idea (something everyone

can understand) Love, death, lust, greed, bulling, growing up, etc. It can be located by reoccurring, images, words, conflicts, etc Each characters eyes are described in detail The word lust is continually repeated All of the conflict surround feuding couples. A theme is the author message about the motif that he/she develops through the course of their writing. Love is an unbreakable bond. Love is dangerous and should be avoided Love makes all things possible

Think musicThink about songs that deal with love! (Too many to name) Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran Stay with Me Sam Smith I hate you, I love you, I hate that I love you Gnash Really depends on the day with this one. Love Story We are Never Ever Getting Back

Together Taylor Swift All these songs are about love (the motif), but do they all have the same message (the theme)? Connections! Setting (time and place) This setting impacts the way that you act Characterization (Because you are What types of conflicts youll get into and how youll get out of them

Conflict The resolution to the conflicts develop the theme. Different resolutions = different themes Themes The authors message Reading Time Decide in your groups who will mark which motifs as you read the novel. As we read, highlight instances in which your motif appears. Make any notes you decide are appropriate. Be prepared to share your conclusions,

with evidence, in your discussion groups on Friday. Research Work Time Using your Chromebook, take this time (about 30 minutes) to work on your research project. Reminders: Much of what you are working on today is independent. You may ask for help from your group or from me--use this time to get help and clear up any confusion! If I hear a lot of socializing, I will assume that you do not need this time and simply move up the due

Day Two: Wednesday, September 7 (chapters 13) Weekly EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Warm-up: Video Journal Homework & Reminders: Vocabulary Unit 1: Choosing the Right Word Research draft is due Thursday, 09/08. 1-10

Research final is due Friday, 09/09. Chapters 4 read and prepared to discuss Can you make a theme from this? Vocab Quiz 9/15 Objectives: September 7, 2016 Respond to Video Journal Identify literary devices Recognize theme vs. motif in novel Continue to work on research

VIDEO JOURNAL Click on the image to see the video. Is it a positive or a negative to be different? Explain your answer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SswMzUWOiJg Presto Plans The Kite Runner chapters 1-3 1. The novel opens with a flashback. What does Amirs memory of this suggest about

his sense of worth? How does this opening set the tone for the novel? 2. Discuss the relationships development between Hassan and Amir in these chapters. How does each of their individual lives and societal perceptions impact the change or lack of change? 3. Discuss the brief mention of both Hassan and Amirs mothers. What does this say about the cultural perception of women? 4. Baba, Amirs father is a complex character. Does he love his son? Why might he treat Amir they way he does? Vocabulary Review (1-10) If you do not have the book yet, go to my Weebly! There are links to the word list. There are links for practice games.

There are links for practice tests. There are study Power Points that use Mnemonic Devices. Lets review the first 10 words. Questions? The best way to study is to try and use them DAILY! Gathering quotes and what you should be doing with them besides highlighting: Note Taking Note Making I was always learning things about Baba from other people

(Hosseini 18). This shows how Amir has a strained relationship with his father and that he lacks a personal connection with him. I worshipped Baba with intensity approaching the religious. But Right then, I wished I could open my veins and drain his cursed blood from my body ( Hosseini 32).

Because of that strained relationship that Amir and Baba share, Amir is internally conflicted with his love and admirations for his father. This could prove to be a major factor in the choices Amir makes. Research Work Time Using your Chromebook, take this time (about 30 minutes) to work on your research project. Reminders: Much of what you are working on today is independent.

You may ask for help from your group or from me--use this time to get help and clear up any confusion! If I hear a lot of socializing, I will assume that you do not need this time and simply move up the due Day Day 4: Thursday, September 8 (chapter 4) Daily EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Warm-up:

Homework & Reminders: Vocabulary synonyms & Friday, Vocab.com Research final is due 09/09. Chapters 5 read and preapred to discuss Vocab Quiz 9/15 Kind of like that when I say good morning in class.

Objectives: September 8, 2016 Analyze characterization in a novel. Identify conflict and make predictions. Examine cultural point-of-view. Continue to work on research Chapter 4 of The Kite Runner As we read, locate quotes that connect to the motif you are tracking. You must walk away from today with at least one GREAT quotes that you can analyze and share. Discussion Questions:

1. Compare and contrast the back story of Baba and Ali to that of Amir and Hassan. What does this tell you about the culture? 2. How does this chapters support the idea of a loss of innocence. 3.Discuss the importance of the tree. 4. Discuss the continuation of Amirs guilt and his attempts to rid himself of it? What do these attempts say about him as a character? 5. Discuss Amirs continual internal struggle with his father? How might this impact the plot? Vocabulary Review (11-20) Go to my weebly for: Links to the word list. Links for practice games. Links for practice tests. There are study Power Points that use Mnemonic

Devices. Finally, you may review all of them in vocabulary.com Lets review the first 10 words. Questions? The best way to study is to try and use them DAILY! Research Project Finalization Today is the day you should be editing your entire presentation. Everyone should be finished with all their own slides and ready to evaluate and revise all slides. Keep the following in mind: Consistent background and font 20 slides of information plus title slide and Works Cited slides Accurate MLA in-text citations

Accurate MLA Works cited page/slides Effective visual aids and credits Mechanics: grammar, phrasing, spelling, etc. Day Three: Friday, September 9 (chapter 5) Daily EQ How do the literary devices setting, characterization, and conflict help to develop a theme? How does a motif develop into a theme? Warm-up: Creative Writing Warm-up: Vocabulary Unit 1, Synonyms and

Antonyms Homework & Reminders: Chapters 1-5, fill out the motif chat chart Chapters 6-7 read and prepared to discuss) with the quotes that you feel best support Vocab Quiz 9/15 your motif. Objectives: September 9, 2016

Write in a variety of forms Identify literary devices Recognize theme vs. motif in novel Continue to work on research Creative Writing Continue one of the following or continue the one from last week: She took a furtive step backward, instinctively realizing that this was the way to get into the safe room. He at first descended rapidly toward the group, but stopped and reverently touched the newly planted field. All that he had could be lost if not for . . .

Chapter 5 of The Kite Runner As we read, locate quotes that connect to the motif you are tracking. You must walk away from today with at least one GREAT quote that you can analyze and share. Remember the Note Taking and Note Making chart. Why are these quotes important? How do they help to develop your motif? Discussion Questions: 1. Discuss Amirs envy at the beginning of this novel and explain how this characteristic might develop into a conflict. 2. Discuss the irony in Assefs heritage and his beliefs. What do you suppose Hosseini is trying to say with this contradiction? 3. How does Amir view the various actions and outcomes of Hassan in this chapter? What does this say about each of their character? How might this impact future conflicts?

4. What might the final lines of the chapter foreshadow? Motif Group practice: Form a group with students who are tracking the same motif as you. In your group discuss the following: Which situations are most vital in the development of your motif? How do literary elements (setting, characterization, conflict) aid in helping your motif to evolve? How does the development of the situation impact the motif? Which quotes best support the motif development? What inferences can you make about the continued development of this motif? Literature group discussion: Chapters 1-5

In your groups, each member needs to discuss the development of their motif. Choose very specific quotes that show the connection between setting, characterization, and conflict that help to develop your motif working theme. This is a discussion, so feel free to contribute. Fill out the charts and annotate your novel based on your partners and your discussion. After your discussion, begin reading chapters 6-7. Continue to looks for quotes that help to develop your theme. As a group discuss the following while reading: The change in the relationship between Baba and Amir and how that affects Amir and Hassans relationship. Do you agree or disagree with Amirs decisions? Why or why not?

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