I checked in for points today at least 3 paragraphs of your Julius Caesar essay. The final draft is due March 17th by midnight to turnitin.com, and a hard copy is due Tuesday the 18th.
Today (Tuesday–I’m posting this a day early), we will discuss Ch. 29-42 then take the quiz in partners. I added the following to the quiz:
On the back/separate sheet of paper:
1. Respond to Vonnegut’s “Why My Dog is Not a Humanist” speech: a. Explain Vonnegut’s overall implications/meaning b. Explain Vonnegut’s views on/ definition of humanism c. Explain what else is being depicted about Kurt through this speech
2. Find two examples of satire (copy down the evidence) and explain how the examples are satiric.
Afterward we will read the lecture on charting stories Vonnegut gave in 2005 in NYC. Here’s the link to the clip we watched of his lecture.
By the by: Here’s a link to the audio of Vonnegut’s speech “Why My Dog is Not a Humanist.”
HW: Ch. 43-55
We went to the LMC today (3rd hour-innovation lab tomorrow and 6th hour-
LMC) to work on our drafts for our Julius Caesar essay. At least three paragraphs must be completed by the end of the hour tomorrow (Tuesday, March 11th). I will show you a sample intro and body paragraph at the beginning of the hour to make sure you are on the right track.
We spent most of the hour discussing the chapter 1-28 questions that I returned to you in class. We went through them in detail. Tomorrow you will have a partner quiz on chapters 29-42 and “Why My Dog is Not a Humanist.” Second hour needs to finish sharing posters.
HW for Wednesday: Ch. 43-55
After finishing our lit. term presentations and taking our third quiz, we turned in our bell work. We then went upstairs to begin work on our Julius Caesar essays. Here’s the updated assignment description. The new due dates are attached for the rough and final draft. We turned in our Acts 1-5 reading guides stapled together by the end of the hour.
We finished working on our Ch. 1-29 questions ranging from Bokononist terminology to the Hoenikkers to Pure Research/Dr. Asa Breed. We turned them in along with our group poster depicting one important aspect of the novel thus far. We will talk about the questions and share the posters Monday. We will also discuss the wise fool, elevator operator Lyman Enders Knowles and his concept of re-search.
You must read through chapter 42 along with Vonnegut’s “Why My Dog is Not a Humanist” for Monday. I also gave you the Satire Project Assignment Description to read through for Monday.
Today we finished our Act V reading guides with the film, and thus the play itself. Here’s a link to the rest of Act V if you were absent. Afterwards, we did our last literary term presentations. Thank you! (both hours need to finish and take the quiz Friday)
REMINDERS FOR FRIDAY:
1. You will be turning in all five reading guides stapled together (green-Act I, purple-Act II, orange-Act III, blue-Act IV, yellow-Act V).
2. Bell Work will be turned in. The list is linked in the last English 10 post.
You were also given this tragic hero worksheet to begin thinking about your essay topic. This is due Friday filled out (key is attached–try to do it without using the key). We will begin work on Friday in the lab typing our drafts (meet in the classroom though on Friday first). The rough draft of your Julius Caesar essay is due Tuesday, March 11th.
Here’s a new calendar (I already needed to make changes).