I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 53, Sem. 1
After 10 minutes of reading, we returned to our discussion of the author's purpose, how to discover it, and what it looks like in our novel, Things Fall Apart. We discussed how characterization, patterns (motifs), and archetypes (tragic hero and epic hero) help us to see the author's purpose. Lastly, we talked about the connection between theme and author's purpose, and how if theme is a universal truth, then we should be able to compare the themes of this novel to a completely different text to find common themes. To practice, we compared the novel to a Smarter Every Day YouTube video about riding a backwards bicycle. See video below.
For the final 15-20 minutes of class, students had time to finish their found poem assignment from yesterday. Those who finished early worked on a comma rules practice handout that is due tomorrow.
Homework: Finish found poem if necessary, study for unit test using Study Guide on Canvas, and complete comma rules handout (Practice 1 side only).
Allison Houck, MAT