Wednesday, May 31st

We discussed chapters 10-11 today, focusing on the DILEMMAS and the values that influence the solutions to these dilemmas.

Please read chapters 12-13 for next class.

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Monday, May 29th

We worked through chapters 8-9 of The Chrysalids today.

Please read chapters 10-11, AND, write a short short story on the battle between your tribe of mutants and the others.  Include their abilities and ranking in the “food chain”.

Mutant Stats…

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Thursday, May 25th

We worked through chapters 6-7 today focusing on Uncle Axel’s tales of the world beyond Waknuk.  We considered how what is “right” or “true” sometimes depends on one’s perspective.  We also met the inhabitants of the earth 100 years after our fan fiction takes place.

In class, we read the short story “There Will Come Soft Rains” and wrote down three parallels between the short story and our novel.

After meeting the “future mutant inhabitants,” we picked one, created a portmanteau as a name for him/her, and wrote the “Definition of Man” (refer to page 13) from this mutant’s perspective.  This was handed in at the end of class.

Please read chapters 8-9 for next class.

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Tuesday, May 23rd

We briefly discussed “Old Maggie” (21) and what she is used for in Waknuk before watching a clip from Pan’s Labyrinth.  We then wrote a commentary connecting the clip to the use of fear in the novel. We then discussed chapters 4-5.

Please read chapters 6-7 for next class.

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Wednesday, May 17th

We discussed chapters 2-3 of The Chrysalids and wrote about how our simulation exercises illustrated points in the novel.  These records were handed in at the end of class.

Please read chapters 4-5 for next class.

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Monday, May 15th

We worked through chapter one of The Chrysalids and did two simulation exercises:  “the mutant hunt” and “the telephone game.”  Consider what points these two exercises make about the novel.

Read chapters 2-3 for Wednesday’s class.

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Thursday, May 11th

The Dead Poets Society readings were presented today.  If you have not handed in your texts from previous units yet, please do so a.s.a.p..

We continued our hypothetical story one week later, one month later, and 10 years later.  These were handed in at the end of class.

Please finish reading chapter one of The Chrysalids for next class.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only SIX WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  All late work from the Poetry Unit must be handed in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on it.

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Tuesday, May 8th

We finished The Dead Poets Society and planned the groups and roles.  You will be presenting next class.  If you are playing “Knox,” you will have to do your poetry reading to someone outside of class and film it before next class.

We started the introduction to the next unit with a hypothetical visualization of what you would do to survive a nuclear attack. We will carry on with this next class after the poetry presentations.

TERM THREE MISSING ASSIGNMENT

There are only SIX WEEKS left, so if you are not passing (check the I-report below), you must do something about this as soon as possible.  All late work from the Poetry Unit must be handed in by Friday, May 12th or you will get a ZERO on it.

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Friday, May 5th

We continued watching and discussing Dead Poets Society in preparation for the POETRY READING you will do on May 11th.

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Wednesday, May 3rd

The parodies on Marlowe were returned.  If you haven`t handed yours in, do so a.s.a.p..

We started wrapping up the poetry unit with a composition on the hashtags you came up with, incorporating six lines of poetry before starting Dead Poets Society.  You will be doing a poetry reading inspired by the film.

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