Monthly Archives: November 2013

Class Agenda #28 – Welcome To The Monkey House – Continued

Opening Circle- So far, do you think Welcome to the Monkey House which of the following literary elements?

Satire—A work that reveals a critical attitude toward some element of human behavior by portraying it in an extreme way. Satire doesn’t simply abuse (as with invective) or get personal (as with sarcasm). Satire usually targets groups or large concepts rather than individuals; its purpose is customarily to inspire change.

Theme—A central idea of a work of fiction or nonfiction, revealed and developed in the course of a story or explored through argument.

Figurative Language—A word or words that are inaccurate literally, but describe by calling to mind sensations or responses that the thing described evokes. Figurative language may be in the form of metaphors or similes, both non-literal comparison. Shakespeare’s “All the world’s a stage” is an example of non-literal figurative language (metaphor specifically).

 

Class Reading- MonkStry -“Welcome to The Monkey House” by Kurt Vonnegut – About 15 minutes.

  • Save this story to your desktop.
  • Once the story is a pdf, click on the edit button at the top of the screen. This will allow you to make comments on the story.

4 Steps of Close Reading

  1. Copy and paste words you don’t know and define them. (using your class notebook and google)
  2. Underline/highlight what you think is important and summarize it in the space below.
  3. Put an arrow → next to something you agree or disagree with and state why in the margin or below.
  4. Write questions in the margins or below.

Lumosity and Quizlet- About 15 Minutes.

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Class Agenda #27 – Welcome To The Monkey House – Continued

Opening Circle- So far, do you think Welcome to the Monkey House which of the following literary elements?

Satire—A work that reveals a critical attitude toward some element of human behavior by portraying it in an extreme way. Satire doesn’t simply abuse (as with invective) or get personal (as with sarcasm). Satire usually targets groups or large concepts rather than individuals; its purpose is customarily to inspire change.

Parody—An exaggerated imitation of a usually more serious work for humorous purposes. The writer of a parody uses the quirks of style of the imitated piece in extreme or ridiculous ways.

Class Reading- MonkStry -“Welcome to The Monkey House” by Kurt Vonnegut – About 15 minutes.

  • Save this story to your desktop.
  • Once the story is a pdf, click on the edit button at the top of the screen. This will allow you to make comments on the story.

4 Steps of Close Reading

  1. Copy and paste words you don’t know and define them. (using your class notebook and google)
  2. Underline/highlight what you think is important and summarize it in the space below.
  3. Put an arrow → next to something you agree or disagree with and state why in the margin or below.
  4. Write questions in the margins or below.

Lumosity and Quizlet- About 15 Minutes.

Class Agenda #33 – Jobs that no longer exist

Opening Circle-

Group Juggle- Colors

Readings- Read each of the following-

Jobs that don’t exist from the 1900’s

Some cool audio

Dying Industries

Current extinctions 

Writing- 

After you’ve read all of the links, write a short essay addressing the following topics:

  • Why do you think these are dying out?
  • What is taking their place?
  • How does this effect civilization moving forward?

 

Class Agenda #26 – Welcome To The Monkey House

Opening Circle-

Snaps-

China’s 1 Child Policy

Class Reading- MonkStry -“Welcome to The Monkey House” by Kurt Vonnegut

  • Save this story to your desktop.
  • Once the story is a pdf, click on the edit button at the top of the screen. This will allow you to make comments on the story.

4 Steps of Close Reading

  1. Copy and paste words you don’t know and define them. (using your class notebook and google)
  2. Underline/highlight what you think is important and summarize it in the space below.
  3. Put an arrow → next to something you agree or disagree with and state why in the margin or below.
  4. Write questions in the margins or below.