Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Painting the Background for The Kite Runner: September 8, 2015

Focus: What important background information do we need to gather for The Kite Runner?

1. Warming up by picking shapes, then articles on Afghanistan, kite running, the Taliban, Hazaras, and guilt

Here is the online article on the Taliban that I didn't make hard copies of because it includes video: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-11451718

2. Reading your articles individually with reading charts, then discussing them in small groups via "Save the last line"

  • What's one line that seemed important to you?
  • What's one question that this article raised for you?
  • What's one prediction you have for The Kite Runner based on this article?

3. Reviewing the summary-response essay, then starting your pre-writing document

  • Please create a new folder called "(Your Last Name) Kite Runner."
  • Place your Kite Runner folder inside your English 10 folder.
  • Place your pre-writing document inside your Kite Runner folder.

1. By tomorrow, finish the SUMMARY portion of the pre-writing document.

2. By Thursday, complete the new www.noredink.com assignment,"Leading Into (Embedding) Quotations."

3. Independent reading if you assigned some to yourself.

4. Remember that September 25 is the end of the first 6 weeks, and this is when any make-up work/revisions must be submitted (reading journals, grammar quizzes, etc.).

If anyone wants a head-start, The Kite Runner reading schedule is linked HERE and on the class website.

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