Today, within the 50 minute period, we each wrote an entire Bless Me, Ultima rough draft. It was an impressive demonstration of our academic abilities and writing talents.
Your only homework is to complete the Google Form linked below:
Today we talked about the origins of magic, social commentary, and the final pages of Bless Me, Ultima
Your homework tonight is to study for your civics test on Friday!
Today we talked about let-downs and Antonio's changing beliefs at the end of chapter 19. We compared and contrasted "the cures" of chapter 10 and 20, discussed Ultima's magic, and evaluated Antonio's existential crisis.
Your homework is to answer these questions from Chapter 21:
What will happen to Florence's soul? Who had Florence sinned against?
How was his death similar and different to Luptio and
Narciso? [Especially considering sin and water.]
What language and imagery does Rudolfo Anaya associate with Florence? Purpose?
Was his death foreshadowed? How?
And to read Chapter 22 until page 253.
Sorry to miss today. I hope you use your review time effectively and prepare for tomorrow's quiz. Here are some details to help you a bit:
1. The quiz is on Chapters 11-19, all of which we've read already
2. The quiz is open note and open book (anything you do today is fair game to use on it)
3. The quiz will require you to show an understanding of plot, symbols, motifs, archetypes, theme, and characterization from these chapters.
4. The quiz is completely open ended, meaning you select the format. You can demonstrate your knowledge however you see fit as long as your product is complete by the end of the period. This means you can write an analysis, make a comic, create a visual, write a poem, record a podcast, make a chart, etc. I do not care what format you select, you have complete freedom on this!
Please email me if you have any questions, I'll likely be sitting in a waiting room somewhere and will welcome to communication!
Oh, here's a helpful review of archetypes from yesterday:
In Language Arts today we:
Your Language Arts homework is to read Chapters 15, 16, and 17.
In Social Studies we:
Your Social Studies homework is to complete the Recipe for a Movement assignment we started today. Here is a link to the document:
Today in LA we talked about chapter 12 in more depth.
Your homework is to read Chapter 13 tonight, and Chapter 14 tomorrow. You also should do some very basic background research on the Civil Rights movement.
Here is a last minute "check list" of questions for you to ask today:
Today in LA we broke down Chapter 12 (which everyone totally had read...)
Your homework is to read Chapter 13. Tomorrow will be another work day in SS.