Monthly Archives: September 2012

Friday, September 28th, for CP!

TODAY:

Students worked on vocabulary unit 4 open book on QUIA.  They have until midnight on Wednesday, October 3rd to take it as many times as they’d like.

USE THE LINK BELOW!

http://www.quia.com/quiz/3215625.html 

Quiz will be Friday, October 5th.

 

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Tuesday and Wednesday, September 25-26th, for CP!

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How does the plot relate to the ideology and issues of the novel’s setting?

TASK: Read independently, introduce writing assessment prompt, analyze opposing points of view from text

What or who does each character blame for the decay of tribal culture? Why does Stephen prefer Ndotsheni? Why does John prefer Johannesburg? Identify pros and cons of tribal life versus city life. Which life would you prefer –a life in a small town rooted in traditional and cultural values or a life in the big city where each person determines his/her own values? Their paper must be support their claim with evidence from the text and direct quotes from both Stephen and John.

§ Using Opinion-Proof chart, list quotes and evidence that support both sides of the argument. These quotes will be integrated in the writing assessment paper.Make sure you accurately cite evidence within a text

§ Read Chapter 9 independently in class. The first sentence of the chapter reads, “All roads lead to Johannesburg.” Look for evidence in the chapter that supports this statement. Take detailed notes on the housing conditions in Johannesburg and how Shanty towns were developed and populated. Analyze

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Monday, September 24th, for CP!

Identify and analyze the familial conflicts in these scenes from the film and find evidence in the text to support your claims

– Predict what will happen to these characters. Will Stephen find his son, Absalom? Will the siblings reconcile?

– Describe Gertrude, John Kumalo, and Rev. Msimangu using your character log

§ Note the differences between the film and text. We will discuss these differences.

§ Note the sound of the language in the film. How do the words sound in comparison to what you initially thought?

§ Identify a motif or recurring symbol from the first several chapters. Consider how this reoccurrence is a segue to the theme.

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Friday, September 14th, for CP!

TODAY:

Today is the vocabulary quiz. Go to the link below and log in.  You will be given the secret word at the beginning of the quiz.

VOCABULARY UNIT 3 QUIZ

Class will resume on September 24th.  Enjoy the break!

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Thursday, September 13th, for CP!

TODAY:

Watch some of Cry, The Beloved Country and consider the following in your notes:

Students need to pay close attention to written text and dialogue during the viewing and to check for deviations from the original text

-The confrontation between Stephen and his sister, Gertrude

– The dialogue and confrontation between brothers, Stephen and John Kumalo. Pay close attention to John’s opinions on life in a tribal society vs. life in Johannesburg.

– Identify and analyze the familial conflicts in these scenes from the film and find evidence in the text to support your claims

– Predict what will happen to these characters. Will Stephen find his son, Absalom? Will the siblings reconcile?

– Describe Gertrude, John Kumalo, and Rev. Msimangu using your character log

§ Note the differences between the film and text. We will discuss these differences.

§ Note the sound of the language in the film. How do the words sound in comparison to what you initially thought?

§ Identify a motif or recurring symbol from the first several chapters. Consider how this reoccurrence is a segue to the theme.

 

Picture day!

UPCOMING EVENTS:  VOCABULARY Quiz on Unit 3 TOMORROW!

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Wednesday, September 12th, for CP!

TODAY:

Today we took a quiz over Cry, The Beloved Country chapters 1-8. Once completed, students worked on finishing up the annotations of chapters 6-8.

Ten ant the End!

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Friday, September 7th, for CP!

TODAY:

Students worked on vocabulary unit 3 open book on QUIA They have until midnight on Wednesday, September 12th to take it as many times as they’d like.

Quiz will be Friday, September 14th.

 

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