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Language Arts 8 Daily Notes

  • 5/23
    Learning Objective: Can you use The Hero's Journey as a model to write your own short story?
    • Silent Reading: 20 minutes  (Log?)   
    • Short Story Analysis (typed-follow SAINTS pattern): The Locket Due Thursday 
      • Essay Prompt: Describe how the Hero's Journey pattern plays out in The Locket. Use evidence from the text as well as your knowledge of the Hero's Journey to support your analysis.
    •  Hero's Journey Short Story Packet: Due Friday
    • Your own Hero's Journey short story (typed): Due Tuesday
    Posted May 23, 2017, 6:38 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/22
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call? 
    • Groundhog Day Questions Due Today
    • Shadow Journey Assignment Due Today
    • News ELA or your book: Log??
    Posted May 22, 2017, 5:50 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/19
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call? 
    • Groundhog Day Questions
    • Shadow Journey Assignment
    Posted May 19, 2017, 5:50 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/18
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Transforming Events review
    • Groundhog Day Questions
    • Shadow Journey Assignment
    Posted May 18, 2017, 5:54 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/17
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Groundhog review
    • Phil Connors character traits and behavior. What is his Call? Why is he stuck?
    Posted May 17, 2017, 5:50 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/16
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Symbol Activity
    • Groundhog review
    • Phil Connors character traits and behavior
    Posted May 16, 2017, 6:19 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/15
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Minos and the Minotaur Due Today
    • Phil Connors character traits and behavior
    Posted May 15, 2017, 5:51 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/12
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Minos and the Minotaur Due Monday
      • Questions for Discussion 1-3
      • Think and Write (Short essay expected--2-4 paragraphs)
    • Homer cycle work Due Today
    • Phil Connors Characteristics/Behavior
    Posted May 12, 2017, 6:02 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/11
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • Minos and the Minotaur
      • Questions for Discussion 1-3
      • Think and Write (Short essay expected--2-4 paragraphs)
    • Homer cycle work Due Friday
    Posted May 11, 2017, 6:18 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/10
    Learning Objective: What happens if the hero refuses the call?
    • The Call Refused handout
      • Reflecting on the Call Refused
    • Homer cycle work
    Posted May 10, 2017, 5:52 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/9
    Learning Objective: Can you begin to identify the Hero's Journey in the lives of real people?
    • Read 20 minutes
    • October Sky Cycle Assignment
      • Hero's Journey Elements
      • Character Traits
      • Symbolism
    Posted May 9, 2017, 5:49 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/8
    Learning Objective: Can you begin to identify the Hero's Journey in the lives of real people?
    • Read 20 minutes
    • October Sky Cycle Assignment
      • Hero's Journey Elements
      • Character Traits
      • Symbolism
    Posted May 8, 2017, 5:53 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/5
    Learning Objective: Can you begin to identify the Hero's Journey in the lives of real people?
    • Cycle parts
      • Challenges
      • Abyss, Talisman, Atonement
    • How is Homer changing?
    Posted May 5, 2017, 5:55 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/4
    Learning Objective: Can you begin to identify the Hero's Journey in the lives of real people?
    • Cycle parts
      • Challenges
      • Helpers/mentors/guardians . . .
    • How is Homer changing?
    Posted May 4, 2017, 5:51 AM by Chris Wondra
  • 5/3
    Learning Objective: Can you begin to identify the Hero's Journey in the lives of real people?
    • Alliteration Share
    • Journey review
    • Logging the journey.
    Posted May 3, 2017, 5:52 AM by Chris Wondra
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