Focus: Does Amir's battle with Assef make him "good again"?
Slightly shortened class
1. Warming up by finishing your hero's journey shapes: Where does Chapter 22 fit in? Is it a high or a low? Why?
With your partner, post a Level 3 question on the blog regarding the hero's journey.
Ex: What must all heroes endure a near-death experience? How does this help define them as heroes?
2. Entering Fishbowl #6: The Kite Runner, Chapters 21 and 22
3. Starting Chapter 23 together, if time allows.
P.S. If you're into Greek mythology, Odysseus' battle with the Cyclops bears some uncanny parallels to Amir's battle with Assef. Click here to read it (warning: it's gross).
1. Read Chapter 23 tonight (you don't need five annotations just for Chapter 23; you can combine them with the rest of the chapters). It's about 17 pages long. We will read Chapter 24 in class tomorrow and keep our warm-up to 5 minutes.
2. We will dedicate part of this Friday to working on your book talks; you have an optional outline and a rubric. We will review speech organization. Next week, we will review attention-grabbers and rhetoric (ethos, logos, pathos).
3. Vocabulary quiz this Friday on the next list of Kite Runner words: Chapters 7-10. I would suggest creating your flashcards by Thursday morning at the latest.