Of Mice and Men–N word activity
I live in music
Copy of sheets on summary, etc
:30 time to check notebook, all in, organize notebook
supplies needed: Notebook and glue sticks, stapler.
Sherman Alexie Video :20
Reading from Novel
questions from novel
:30 time to check notebook, all in, organize notebook
Organize notebook for of mice and men
supplies needed: Notebook and glue sticks, stapler
Time for working on story
June 22, 2017
Models for my name activity
I am From Poem
Sample of three columns
We also chose one thing from your three samples to write on
Homework: bring in 8 1/2 x 11 notebook
Day 2, June 28th
Martian Chronicles writing/model 9th and tenth
9th and 10th
Expectations and Rules for Writing Workshop
9th and 10th
Lennie and George Drawings
Back to novel reading
The Bad Samaritan? from 60 minutes. Parts one and Two–Socratic Seminar
Notebooks were checked at the end of the period.
Knock Knock-at the end, Beatty writes a letter to his father. Your job is to write a letter to a person telling them what you feel you wish you had heard, but never did. Advice in your life, in a letter form
Knock Knock by Daniel Beaty
show through example how to talk about someone’s work
Quiz on Wednesday on Mice or Night
Elie Wiesel on Oprah/thoughts on death
Elie Wiesel above/part 2 of Oprah
working on 750 word essay due
Quiz on Night
Cover page and quotes/15 by end of week
Using article on Gagne and Isidore Duncan write a personification piece
working on final draft
working on character cards
working on quotes
Nancie Atwell Spelling
working on story
before handing in, answer the following
9th Seminar Reading
check notebooks last half hour
Symbols—-from the handout–Night Symbols
1/2 hour working on the symbols
life is beautiful handouts
Life is Beautiful: Finish film
Roberto Begnini Speeches Oscar
Jeopardy: Review of Night
Test on Night
life is Beautiful Relfection
Test on Night
Catching up on Notebook
Pam Munoz Ryan–Crossing Borders
Compare Night and Life Is Beautiful
story/thesis/use of quotes/blending in quotes
First draft due on Tuesday, by end of class.
Introduction(story) When my next door neighbor died of cancer, so many people came to his side. I was amazed that some people that I thought were annoying neighbors who gave my family dirty looks all came out and supported this family. I was wrong about my neighborhood and people around me. (thesis. What Essay is about) As we have seen in Life Is Beautiful and Night by Elie Wiesel a sense of family, perseverance, and the power to give to others, charity, conquers all.
(body paragraphs, about 8 sentences. 1st body paragraph. The characters never abandoned their families.topic sentence—tells what paragraph is about.) The bond of family, if strong, can hold almost anything together. (examples) For example, Guido in Life is Beautiful, although separated by a concentration camp, finds ways to speak to his wife through music and a loud speaker. In Night, even though Rabbi Eliahou can’t find his son, and continues to ask, “Perhaps you have seen him somewhere?” (Wiesel, 87). Although in both cases, they may never see their loved ones, they keep hope alive. In the book and the movie they are constantly seeing humans doing anything to keep their families alive, including Dora actually getting on a train to follow her family into a hellish concentration camp and Elie seeing his father on death’s door, saying, “Father, wake up. They’re trying to throw you out of the carriage.” (p.94) (wrap up with a concluding sentence) Without family, these characters would have no hope at all.
(2nd body paragraph. They never gave up)Still, to have hope, you must believe that if you keep going, despite all odds, you will succeed. In Life is Beautiful, Guido is a poor waiter in love with a rich girl who is about to be married. He should have no shot and yet he wins her over. In Night, Juliek, once covered in dead bodies, finds a way to “give a concert to dead and dying men.” (Wiesel, 90) This amazing belief that things can be achieved when no one else does is what makes normal people great. In the movie, although there are anti-Semitic signs written on Guido’s store, he dismisses it as a small problem, and one that there’s no need to worry about. In Night Elie fights to hold on to his tooth, refusing to give his “ration of bread,” (Wiesel, 53) in exchange for a tooth. (concluding sentence.) It is this strength that allows us to not give up on our society when we see tragedy occur.
(3rd body paragraph. Charity to others) Most importantly the movie and film have taught us that can only have a meaningful life, by giving to others, even when we have nothing left to give. Elie’s father says, “take this knife . . . I don’t need it any longer,” when it is the only thing he can give to his son. In the movie, Guido finds a way for his son to eat with other German children, even though this is risking his life. By the end of story, Guido gives him the biggest gift possible, as he marches on to his death to ensure his son will survive. Elie, on the other hand, will always have to live with the fact that Eliezer, had nothing more to give his father, as he begged, “My son, water.” (Wiesel, 105). A good life is one in which we give to others everything we can, and these characters exemplify this attitude.
Conclusion. Wrap up, 2-3 sentences. Through the people around us, the hope they offer and what we can offer to them, we can live a more complete life. Guido and Eliezer found ways, despite all their roadblocks to flourish. We need to learn from these two, that there are ways to live good lives no matter what are circumstances are.
Finish Pam Munoz Ryan
Back to essay–TIme to work on first draft.
if extra time, begin 30 days
finish up First draft–check
Finish Up NAFTA Role Play
Final draft of essay–writing
My landlord last year died of cancer. During the last 6 months, she was in bed the whole time and her stomach was bloated she couldn’t walk. She no longer seemed to have a reason to live.Thesis: As in Of Mice and Men and You Don’t know Jack, people should be able to make their own choices when it comes to their own lives.
(1st body. No one but God should be able to judge people about 8 sentences.) (topic sentence) No one but God has the right to judge us. For example, Dr. Jack constantly has religious people nagging him to stop, but he refused to give in. In Of Mice and Men, George says, “I ain’t so smart. If I was I wouldn’t be buckin’ barley for my fifty found.” (31, Steinbeck) George understand that even if Lennie is dumb, he is in no position to judge him. Dr. Jack knows that the truth is more important than what others think. That’s why he agrees, against what his lawyer things, to go to jail and starve himself. Also, George knows what other people think about how he could “stay in a cat house all night.” (11, Steinbeck). Still, he’s respected for taking care of Lennie. (one sentence to wrap up paragraph) Unless we’ve lived in someone’s shoes, we can’t judge them.
(2nd body. People shouldn’t be forced to live in pain”) In addition, no one should be forced to live in pain if they don’t have to. Dr. Jack treated a man who couldn’t even swallow without being in agony. In Of Mice and Men Slim knows that if Lennie is caught, “they’ll stick him in a booby hatch.” (97, Steinbeck). This would just be cruel. In You Don’t Know Jack, the protagonist says he’s doing this for himself, so someday he won’t be in pain. Unfortunately, in George’s case, in order to free Lennie, he is ending his own life as from here on he’ll be just “sitting in a cat house,” (84, Steinbeck). (one sentence to wrap up paragraph). Even though it will hurt us, sometimes we have to set people free.
Life or death choices are never easy. However, they are choices, that we as human beings are free to make.
Final draft-writing/due at the end of the period.
Mentor Text ABC
Read Around and edit
If time/30 days