World Literature

Note: If you are on a cell phone, all buttons for this week will be near the bottom

Objectives this week:

1) Explain how key elements enhance or add layers of meaning and/or style in a literary text

2) Paraphrase content from grade-level text

Tuesday, Jan 19

1) "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" Chapter "It's More than just Rain or Snow" Read it in a group and take turns. (There are two different versions of this book, so the chapter numbers may be off)

2) Watch the video explanation here: How to Read Literature Like a Professor 9,14, and 20 - YouTube. This video clearly is about chapters 9, 14, and 20. You just need to watch the bit about chapter 9.

3) Take a look at my response example here: Example Response

4) Write your own response to chapter 9, including a pop culture example. Post this in the Discussion Board. (Link on the left) 

5) Complete the online vocabulary tutorial (click button). Send me a screen shot of the final page. 

Wednesday

1) "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" Chapter together "Never Stand Next to the Hero". Here's a video explanation of the video: How To Read Literature Like a Professor Ch 10 & 11 - YouTube

2) Read Sister Raven chapter 7 and 8 together. I do have an audio book of this. Please come get my device so you can listen to it together.

3) Write in the discussion board below. Be sure to add that it is Tuesday's response. Summarize chapters 7 and 8 and tie it to something you've learned in "How to Read Literature Like a Professor."

4) Complete the online punctuation 1 tutorial (click button). Send me a screen shot of the final page. 

Thursday

1) Read "How to Read Literature Like a professor" chapter on Symbols. Here is a video explanation of the chapter: Ch 12: Symbols: How to read literature like a professor - YouTube

2) Read Sister Raven chapter 9 together. Why, do you think, are they ravens? Why aren't they blue birds? Are they important to Native American culture? Spend some time researching the significance of ravens in literature. Here's a web site to get you started: Raven Symbolism and Raven Meaning on Whats-Your-Sign (whats-your-sign.com)

3) On the discussion board, answer the question above about why the author of "Sister Raven" used ravens and not another bird. 

4) Complete the online punctuation 2 tutorial. Send me a screen shot of the final page with your name on it. 

Monday, January 25

1) Read "How to Read Literature Like a Professor" chapter on Politics. There is a video explination here: How to Read Literature Like a Professor: Chapters 13 & 20 - YouTube

2) Read Sister Raven chapter 10 together. What is political about Sister Raven? Think about the structure and rolls of the people. Write down some ideas on the discussion board. 

3) Today, go back through the discussion board and leave (at minimum, for an A) three responses to other people's posts. Be sure to include more than just "I agree." It should be at least 2 sentences, and may include a thoughtful question instead of just sentences. 

No online tutorial today. Catch up if you're behind in anything. 

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