Please put the following activity in your "Class Activities" document in your
Reading Boot Camp folder.
2. Exploring the multiple meanings of these symbols
- What's one symbol in the story you find important?
- Find at least four passages in the story that describe that symbol and highlight/underline them.
- Pull out specific words and phrases from those passages that describe that symbol, and do some web brainstorming (see sample on the board).
- Add at least one piece of background knowledge on the rest cure, the author, and/or postpartum depression to your web brainstorming. How does it fit?
- What patterns can you find? Try to group the descriptions, just as we did with poems.
- What larger understanding of the story does it help create? Form a thesis statement that looks something like this:
- The (insert symbol here) in Perkins' "The Yellow Wallpaper" represents _____________________, but it also symbolizes _____________________.
2. Extending our thinking by creating Level 3 questions and posting the best of the best on the blog (with a partner)
3. Introducing you to the world of noredink.com
- Setting up your accounts:
- 1st hour class code is heme9ehc
- 3rd hour class code: x7em8a4w
- Playing around on the website
- Time to start your first assignment: Apostrophes 1
1. Tomorrow morning I will be grading your "Yellow Wallpaper" reading journals; be ready to turn them in tomorrow (or make sure they're in your English 10 Google folder).
2. Start working on your first NoRedInk assignment (Apostrophes 1), which is due Thursday; the QUIZ is on Friday, but you'll be happy to know that all quizzes are open-note.
3. Bring your independent reading book to class on Friday.
4. If you're planning on purchasing your own copy of The Kite Runner, you will need it next Monday.