The smoke of my own breath,
Echoes, ripples, buzz'd whispers, love-root, silk-thread, crotch and vine,
My respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing
of blood and air through my lungs,
The sniff of green leaves and dry leaves, and of the shore and
dark-color'd sea-rocks, and of hay in the barn,
The sound of the belch'd words of my voice loos'd to the eddies of
A few light kisses, a few embraces, a reaching around of arms,
The play of shine and shade on the trees as the supple boughs wag,
The delight alone or in the rush of the streets, or along the fields
The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the song of me rising
from bed and meeting the sun.
Seminar 8A (TTTC)
Independent Work - NO TALKING
SILENT, INDEPENDENT WORK!
- Shallow quote interpretation on HW
- Low energy for conversation participants (the conversation will not be interesting if no one has anything to say!)
Students who are not prepared for tomorrow's seminar (5 quotes and analysis to answer 5 questions) will earn detention!
On your own paper...
Focus: How does Rip Van Winkle reflect the values of early America?
- Nice job using the concrete examples to figure out philosophical ideas
- Notes have been useful for many students on the response quizzes
- Bright yellow (so you can find it easily)
- You can make your own copies from Google Docs
- You are allowed to use an un-edited or annotated copy of it on any test or quiz!
- read the rubric
- re-read the essay
- determine a score
2) With a partner:
- discuss what score you gave it & why
How do you think your summer essay compares?
Sign and have your parents sign the course guide contract.
*Copies are in Google Docs!
Independent Reading Survey
Free write: (start with this question and write for the full 5 minutes - if you aren't writing, you aren't getting credit!)
Task 3 Reminders
A contract is...
A good intro includes:
An agreement made by two or more parties, usually establishing the rules for an exchange of goods, services, or information.
When you write an introduction to an essay, you are creating a contract with your reader!
Make it clear that your topic is important or interesting.
Explain where the topic or texts come from (historical or cultural information).
Explain what people do not understand, or what problem most people might have with the topic or texts.
Tell your reader what you will prove, and how you will prove it.
Intro Quick Check:
1) What is this essay going to be about?
2) Why should I care about this topic?
3) How will reading this essay help me?
4) How will the author accomplish this task?
Black - Copy these
Blue - Paraphrase
Red - Do not copy directly
What the colors mean:
Sample Intro - "Taking Notes"
I want people to understand why it is important to take notes, but if my contract is not clear or engaging, no one will read it!
Take out your copy of the summer essay
If you shared it on Google Docs, it has been printed for you.
If you are a fool and didn't bring one or write one at all, get started now!
With a partner (two students per group), read and annotate each document.
Each student must write their own paragraph.
Goals for today's DBQ:
1) Identify the values of Puritan America
2) Examine how these values influenced their actions and choices
3) Find multiple pieces of evidence to analyze the most important values of the Puritans
- The setting
- Main characters
- Social/historical context
- The problem that the characters face
- The events that the characters experience
- The bulk of the story
- How the conflict is addressed
- The events that occur as a result of the climax
- Wraps up all of the threads of the story
- Issues are resolved or explained
- Where/When/Social Context
- Major characters & their traits at the start of the story
- What problem are the characters facing?
- What is the cause of this problem?
- What events happen to the characters?
- The final showdown that makes the character address the conflict
- The effects of the climax
- Wraps up remaining topics/ideas
AIM: SWBAT close read and analyze Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle"
"Rip Van Winkle"
What is Hawthorne saying ABOUT Puritan society through his story?
Quote that describes it
What it might mean
Faith's pink ribbons
Faith stuck her head out of the doorway, "...letting the wind play with the pink ribbons of her cap."
"...something fluttered lightly down through the air and caught on the branch of a tree.
If he says that we are celebrating the founding of the USA, we should celebrate that, not Columbus, who did things that our constitution defines as illegal and immoral.
BP1 - Columbus went to the New World because of greed, not for the adventure that people think they are celebrating.
BP2 - If you celebrate Columbus, you are celebrating his actions in the New World, including the murder of millions of natives.
BP1 - Some argue that Columbus day represents the westernization of the New World, but this is a misleading and incorrect view.
A close examination of Columbus' journals and actions suggests that it would be more appropriate to use this holiday to remember the people whose lives were destroyed by the arrival of Columbus in the Americas.
The Prompt: Should we celebrate Columbus Day?
The Conflict: (the problem we are trying to solve)
People disagree about whether we should celebrate Columbus Day.
2) Make it clear that your essay has a purpose - your intro should set up a problem that your essay will solve.
3) Late essays lose 25% of earned credit.
The telling of the story was recorded, and the following transcript is nearly verbatim, with only minor modifications for the sake of clarity: Ok, so I guess this story happened probably about fifteen years ago, maybe more than that....
The flame vanished, as if the wick had been suddenly nipped between a finger and thumb, leaving the wick neither glowing or smoking, but black." Ghost stories use dark and fear of it as a key element, and most occurrences happen in the night, and/or in the dark.