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Fiction 1st Q 14.15 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/18/2014 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
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Monday:
Intro to class--content: state standards, activities, readings, writings, language; rules, grading: achievement, effort (punctuality, homework, notebook logs: dated, day summary of activities, key terms/concepts/words: nine per week, two responses to reading per week: what liked/not, what surprised, how similar to . . ., how frightening, etc., questions), participation; breaks

11.4.1.1 and 11.5.1.1 and 11.7.9.9 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

11.4.3.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).

Intro to Lord of the Flies--William Golding (11-93); the world of adults, the civilized world, the world of war, the world of: list problems; finally an experiment in self rule: kids abandoned on a desert island; but below self--the characters are children not adults--lies the instinctual core of humanity; w know how it developed last time, how will it develop this time? are we programmed for conflict? If so, what prevents us from chaos?

Objects are often symbolic, standing for societal institutions; like what?
Read chapter 1; due half way through Tuesday
What details emerge about the world the children have left/what marks that civilization? what's the first "division" between characters? Why's Ralph laugh standing on the beach (p. 10)? what is his symbolic act? what might it symbolize? who has the most sense? how do you figure? what suggests Piggy's intellect/knowledge? list the physical features of the platform. what does it come to symbolize? why is Ralph's putting his shirt back on "pleasing"? where does Piggy seem to accept his subordinate position (p. 16)? what's the conch in our society? on a symbolic level, who shows up in a group to the platform? what organization begins when the whole group forms? as the three leave the group, what do they call themselves? what do they proclaim when they reach the mountain's peak? who's "they" in "they always talk about sticking the pig"?

Intro to Animal Farm--George Orwell (Eric Blair 03-50); an allegory: it's not really about farm animals, it's a developed metaphor. who's who in the book who is in our (historical) society? what are the roles Orwell includes in the list of characters? how's the process of revolution play out in the book? is the book optimistic or pessimistic? what are the "cruelties of Joseph Stalin"? why wouldn't "many people" want to attack him directly? list characteristics of Mr. Jones. anthropomorphism is the assigning of human characteristics to non-humans. do the assignments in the descriptions of the animals match their animal characters? explain. is there some truth in what Major says about humans? explain. Major develops the idea that humans abuse animals, but who are the humans and animals in our society?

Tuesday:
Review chapter 1 questions, type paragraph

See Monday, read chapter 2
who's more satisfying at dealing with the beast, Ralph or Jack? why? (p)
what's Piggly lack? (l)
due Wednesday

See Monday, read chapter 2
what do we call "Animalism"? (w)
what illustrates how Boxer and Clover are the "most faithful disciples"? (l)
what do you think happened to the milk? (s)
due Wednesday

Wednesday:
Review chapter 2 questions

Archetypes--definition; where they appear in the novels: Piggy, Jack, Ralph; the horses, the pigs.

See Monday, read chapter 3. What marks the children's descent into anarchy? (p) What role in society does Simon seem to fill? (p) due Thursday.

See Monday, read chapter 3. The population of Animal Farm begins to develop classes. Name the classes. (l) What do you think happens to the puppies? What role do you think they will take in their society? due Thursday.

Thursday:
Review chapter 3 questions. Quiz on chapters 1-3

Read chapter 4, due Monday.

Friday:
No school

 
 
 
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