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THINGS THEY CARRIED

  • Lessons

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 7-8

  • Wacky Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Write about someone who comes back to work after a long weekend and quits because they used their weekend to accomplish something truly earth-shattering. What did they accomplish, and why did they quit?

Vietnam Research Stations

  • Military draft
  • Causes/Purposes of the Vietnam War
  • Setting/environment in Vietnam during the time of the war
  • Weaponry and Guerilla warfare of Vietnam
  • Protests against Vietnam War
  • Computer Research
  • Video Research
  • Book Research
  • Possible Interview?
  • Topics
  • Stations

Process

  • Send one member to each station
  • You have 20 minutes to find and write down information about your topic
  • Share what you have found with your group
  • You have 20 minutes to create a poster with your information
  • You will be presenting your posters at the end of class
  • During Research
  • After Research

Do Now----Quick Write—Jan 9

  • Thoughtful Thursday
  • Explain how one thing that you are carrying today represents something about your life, personality, or history.

“The Things They Carried”

  • Symbol—a literal object or action that represents something non literal
  • Listen to your classmates, and record what things they carry & what they symbolize:
  • What You and Your Classmates Carry
  • What do these things represent? Symbolize?

Reading “The Things They Carried”

  • Things They Carry in the Story
  • What do these things represent? Symbolize?

Authors “Carry” Lots of Things

  • Literal Items
  • Experiences
  • Beliefs
  • Which of these things do you think are evident in the book more than the others?

Why make this seem real?

Exit Slip

Do Now---Quick Write---Mon 1/13

  • Music Monday
  • What does the line “Writers keep writing what they write” mean in this song?
  • My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark

What You Had to Say

  • Comments
  • Questions

Save the Last Word for Me

  • In groups of 3-4: Read “Spin” p.
  • Choose one passage that shows the writer’s influence (a thing he carried literally, or figuratively—experience or belief)
  • DO NOT TELL THE REST OF THE GROUP WHICH LINE YOU PICKED.

Save the Last Word for Me

  • Choose someone to start. That person will read their line to everyone else in the group.
  • Each person in the group will then speak for 45 sec each about how that passage shows something about the author.
  • Then, the first person will talk about what they think about what each person said.
  • Repeat steps 1-3 until everyone has shared their lines.

Characterization

  • Physical Description—What they look like
  • Emotional Description—What the author says the character feels
  • Personality Description---What the author says they are like
  • Symbols---What the person has on/around them
  • Reactions—How the character Reacts in Different Situations
  • Reactions of others—How the other characters react to the original character
  • Direct
  • Indirect

Direct/Indirect Characterization

  • Character
  • Direct Characterization
  • Indirect Characterization

Exit Slip

  • 1 thing you learned today
  • 1 question you still have
  • 1 comment on the reading

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 14-15

  • Wacky Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Write a story using five of the following words:
  • stash, dispense, aggression, stooge, imperative, province, summa cum laude, infantry, jingo, smoldering, decapitate, eviscerate, schizophrenia, censure, acquiescence, platitude, pious, gentry, bewilderment, chrome, giddy, reticence

What You Had to Say

  • Comments
  • Questions

“On the Rainy River” p.

  • Where do you see the author’s influences?
  • How are the two characters developed, both directly and indirectly?

Socratic Circles

  • You will need:
    • Your book
    • Your notes/passages marked
  • You will be:
    • Discussing the questions
    • Reading from the text
    • Responding to one another
  • Inner Circle
  • Outer Circle

Exit Slip

  • 1 thing you learned today
  • 1 question you still have
  • 1 comment on the reading

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 16

  • Thoughtful Thursday
  • Is it possible to become good friends with someone who was once your enemy?

What You Had to Say

  • Comments
  • Questions

“Enemies” And “Friends” pp.

  • Man vs. God/Fate
  • Man vs. Man
  • Man vs. Nature
  • Man vs. Society
  • Man vs. Supernatural
  • Man vs. Technology
  • Internal Conflicts
  • External Conflicts

Socratic Circles

  • You will need:
    • Your book
    • Your notes/passages marked
  • You will be:
    • Discussing the questions
    • Reading from the text
    • Responding to one another
  • You will need:
    • A question card
    • A note sheet
  • You will be:
    • Silent
    • Focused on the conversation in the middle
    • Sharing your answers to the question cards
  • Inner Circle
  • Outer Circle

Exit Slip

  • 1 thing you learned today
  • 1 question you still have
  • 1 comment on the reading

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 21-22

  • Wacky Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Write a story using five of the following words:
  • ammo, grid, exuberance, fungal, hump, foxhole, perimeter, poncho, grunts, intransitive, taut, topography, bayonet, antipersonnel, shrapnel, monsoons, volition, arsenal, entrench, tangible, muzzle

What You Had to Say

  • Comments
  • Questions

“Sweet Heart of the Song Tra Bong”

  • Look for symbols and Characterization of Vietnam
  • Look for symbols and Characterization of America
  • Vietnamese Culture
  • American Culture

Socratic Circles

  • You will need:
    • Your book
    • Your notes/passages marked
  • You will be:
    • Discussing the questions
    • Reading from the text
    • Responding to one another
  • You will need:
    • A question card
    • A note sheet
  • You will be:
    • Silent
    • Focused on the conversation in the middle
    • Sharing your answers to the question cards
  • Inner Circle
  • Outer Circle

Exit Slip

  • 1 thing you did well today
  • What score you should get for discussion today
  • 1 thing you could do better in class discussion

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 23

  • Thoughtful Thursday
  • Pick one character from the three stories we read and describe their personality.

Essay Review: How Did You Do?

  • Take a look at the comments, and reflect:
    • What did you do well?
    • What was the easiest thing about the essay?
    • What was the hardest thing about the essay?
    • What do you need work on?
    • What will you do differently for the next essay?

MAD 60

  • 1. Pick One Character and explain how the author develops that character’s personality
  • OR
  • 2. Explain the inner and outer conflicts of one of the characters in the story

Do Now---Quick Write---Jan 27

  • “Like the Legend of the Phoenix”—Get Lucky, by Daft Punk
  • Phoenix= mythical bird who died each night in flames only to be reborn in the ashes in the morning.
  • Why might an author want to bring up this legend in another song or story?

Intertextuality

  • Referring to or using parts of one story in another story.
  • “Gift of the Magi”
  • --used the story of the three wise men from the bible
  • “The Necklace”
  • --used “Cinderella”
  • “Get Lucky”
  • --used the legend of the Phoenix

So, what stories did O’Brien use?

  • Four Stations, 15 min
  • Groups of 4-5
  • You will watch/read
  • As a group, you will decide what story fits which inspirational text
  • Huckleberry Finn
  • Catch 22
  • Heart of Darkness
  • Sacajawea
  • Groups
  • Stations

Exit Slip

  • 1 thing you learned today
  • 1 question you still have
  • 1 comment on the reading

DO NOW---Quick Write---Jan 28-29

  • Wacky Tuesday & Wednesday
  • What fairy tale, novel, short story, or song would you reference or use to describe your own life?

What You Had to Say

  • Comments
  • Questions

Essay Review: How Did You Do?

  • Take a look at the comments, and reflect:
    • What did you do well?
    • What was the easiest thing about the essay?
    • What was the hardest thing about the essay?
    • What do you need work on?
    • What will you do differently for the next essay?

MAD 60

  • “What things did the author carry that affected the way he wrote? You may talk about the literal things he wrote about carrying, his feelings/opinions, his personal history, or his reading history.”

Do Now-----Writing Notes---Jan 30 Essay Review: How Did You Do?

  • Take a look at the comments, and reflect:
    • What did you do well?
    • What was the easiest thing about the essay?
    • What was the hardest thing about the essay?
    • What do you need work on?
    • What will you do differently for the next essay?

Peer Editing & Revision

  • You must find three people to read your work.
    • Introduction and conclusion
    • Body Paragraphs
    • Grammar/Sentences
  • You must reflect on what you will do differently
  • You will then re-write your essay in true essay format


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