Today's Focus: Chapter 9 - The Blame Game
Journal #13: Riddle Time! Two spies want to get in an enemy's military base. In order to get in, they have to give the correct countersign to the guard at the gate after he gives them the sign. So they wait nearby the gate so that they will overhear the countersign from another soldier. One soldier comes and the guard gives the sign: "6.” The soldier answers, "3.” The guard lets him pass. Another soldier comes. The guard says, "12" and the soldier gives the answer "6.” The guard lets him pass. So, the first spy goes to the gate and the guard says, "10.” The spy, sure that he knew the answer, says, "5.” Immediately, the guard shoots him dead. Then the other spy, who saw that the other spy was killed when he gave the countersign, had now understood what the right answer would be, whatever the guard's sign was. So, he walks to the gate and the guard says, "8".The spy gives the correct answer and the guard lets him in. What was the answer that the spy gave?
- None! Enjoy your Winter Break! Reconnect with family and friends! Catch up on sleep and take some personal time to unwind! :)
Today's Focus: Chapter 8 Analysis Discussion ("Gift for the Darkness")
Journal #12: What is the significance of the location of the pig’s death? Explain this deep archetypal and symbolic connection.
- Chapter 9 with Character Entry DUE TOMORROW
Today's Focus: Chapters 6 & 7 Reading Quiz, Alone vs. Together Characterization/Mob Mentality, Chapter 8 Silent Sustained Reading
Journal #11: Create an analytical paragraph using the following evidence… “You want a real pig,” said Robert… “because you’ve got to kill him.” “Use a littlun,” said Jack, and everybody laughed. (Golding 115)
- Chapter 8 with Character Entry DUE TOMORROW
Today's Focus: Symbolism, Motif, and Theme in Lord of the Flies
Journal #9: Reflect on the following quote… “The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board.” - Grover Cleveland
Journal #10: Riddle Time! You're in a mansion and the power is out. You see a green door and a red door. Pick one (it doesn't matter which). Now you see a purple door and an orange door. Pick one (again, it doesn't matter which you pick). Now you see a door with a golden handle and a door with a silver handle. Pick one. You finally come to some signs on three doors. One says, "Death from drowning." Another says, "Death from machine guns." And the last one says, "Death from electric chair." Then you see a big sign off to the side that says, "Or stay in the mansion and starve." What do you choose and still live?
- Read Chapter 7 with Character Entry DUE MONDAY
Today's Focus: Fine Arts Assembly
- Vocabulary Quiz 7 TOMORROW
- Chapters 5 & 6 with Character Entries DUE TOMORROW
Today's Focus: There was a substitute today. In Class Reading and Work Time - Chapters 5 - 6 with Character Entries
- Fine Arts Assembly TOMORROW
- Vocabulary Quiz 7 on Friday
- Chapters 5 & 6 with Character Entries DUE FRIDAY
Today's Focus: Chapters 1-4 Literary Elements Review Activity
Journal #8: Correct the following sentences - Armed with one weapon his wit he faced the crowd. According to ridley, “the key to both of these features of life (the ability to reproduce and to create order) is information”. The content’s of his closet, torn jeans, frayed jackets, and suits shiny on the seat and elbows, made him reassess his priorities’.
- Chapter 5 with Character Entry DUE TOMORROW
- Vocabulary Quiz 6 TOMORROW
Today's Focus: Map with Evidence Work Time, Chapters 3 & 4 Analysis, Symbolism
Journal #7: Jack appears to be obsessed by the idea of killing a pig, so much so that he puts it before more urgent needs. What more urgent needs does he ignore? What happens because of his disregard? What does this say about Jack?
- Finish your Lord of the Flies Map with Textual Evidence DUE TOMORROW
Today's Focus: Vocabulary List 6 Definitions, Chapters 1-3 Map Creation
Journal #6: Riddle Time!
Oft I must strive with wind and wave,
Battle them both when under the sea
I feel out the bottom, a foreign land.
In lying still I am strong in the strife;
If I fail in that they are stronger than I,
And wrenching me loose, soon put me to rout.
They wish to capture what I must keep. I can master them both if my grip holds out,
If the rocks bring succor and lend support, Strength in the struggle. Tell me my name!
- Read Chapter 4 with Character Entry DUE MONDAY
Today's Focus: Chapter 2 Reading Quiz, Vocabulary List 5 Quiz, Chapter 2 Discussion
Journal #5: Create an analytical paragraph using excerpts from the following evidence…The space under the palm tree was full of noise and movement. Ralph was on his feet too, shouting for quiet, but no one heard him. All at once the crowd swayed toward the island and was gone – following Jack. Even the tiny children went and did their best among the leaves and broken branches. Ralph was left, holding the conch, with no one but Piggy.
Piggy’s breathing was quite restored.
“Like kids!” he said scornfully. “Acting like a crowd of kids!” (Golding 38)
- Read Chapter 3 with Character Entry DUE TOMORROW
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