Howdy folks! I am out doing parent-type-stuff today. Mr. Winkelman in at the helm today: YAY!
Your task today is multi-faceted.
1. Complete Art Response 9.
2. Take a moment to pull out your notes on Absurdism and Existentialism and review/discuss. The powerpoint is here if you are floundering: Absurdism/Existentialism
3. With Absurdism in mind, start into the truly absurd with this fabulous short story, online here: The Nose.
Remember the Game of Questions? You will need to keep a list of questions for this one: at least 10 questions for each section (there are three sections). Questions that start "why" and "how" are often the most fun.
Today, in class, popcorn the first section. You'll have to play with pronouncing the names. Try this practice:
Ivan = eeee - VOHN
Yakovlevitch = yah - KOHV - leh - vihtch
Prascovia = prah - SCOH - vee - ah
Osipovna = AH - sih- POHV - nah
Let Mr. Winkelman get you through the first paragraph. It is a doozy. Then, either pass, or popcorn. Remember to write questions / comments in the margins as you go. We will use these in a "game of questions" later on.
If you have time left over because you are rockstars, answer these questions, or we will look at them Friday.
Answers require CITED TEXTUAL SUPPORT (aka CD).
1. What is unusual about the first few pages of “The Nose” (other than the nose)?
2. What is the narrator’s tone? Choose three tone words from your tone handout, and give three CDs that prove
those tone words.
3. Is the narrator’s tone appropriate to the story? Why? Why not?
4. What is most troubling to Kovalyov about the loss of his nose?
HW - look up the author, Nikolai Gogol, either online, or in a book,
and find 10 facts to share with the class. Remember to have your Stranger
Anticipation Guide complete (How would Camus answer column #3).
See the instructions on Wednesday's post.
CD Quiz on the last chapter of the book.
Fair warning: Sub tomorrow.
Art Response 8
Discuss: end of book
Complete handout that we started at the beginning of THE STRANGER, but this time with Camus in mind. What has he argued is true in this book?
HW - HANDOUT HERE INSTRUCTIONS: complete the after reading column, but think what would Camus say about these? We will discuss this on Thursday.
Three Questions are attached here for those that missed them.
Today, we CD quiz on Part 2 chapter 3.
We will discuss chapter 3 or part 2, and do a Guilty vs. Innocent list.
Here is the handout for style analysis with the instructions for your imitation. Remember
1. 1st person from Meursault's perspective
2. 300 words, typed, MLA heading, Times New Roman, double-spaced
3. consider all the questions on the handout, as well as the aspects of style.
4. READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!
HW - complete your style analysis
No art response today.
We chatted through your Part 2, Chapter 2, questions and you turned all part 2 questions into the box.
You did more style analysis on your own to really pin down the aspects of Camus writing that you will be imitating. This step cannot be stressed enough. Please remember that the tone words that we got together yesterday are these:
HW - read Part 2, Chapter 3
CD quiz tomorrow
Art Response #2
Turn in the handout and the questions.
Chat about internal dialogue
Read Chapter 3 and 4 & answer questions
HW - complete the questions
1. What is your opinion on Meursault’s compulsion to wash his hands?
2. In your opinion, offer an explanation for why Meursault takes a "flying leap" onto a truck with Emmanuel.
3. Who is Salamano? Explain his relationship with his pet. Do you think Salamano cares about its health care?
4. Who is Raymond Sintes? What is "the word around the neighborhood" regarding Raymond?
5. What prompted Raymond’s fight with "the man"?
6. What prompted Raymond to beat his girlfriend "till she bled"?
7. What does Meursault do for Raymond to have Ray say, "Now you’re a pal, Meursault."
1. What do Meursault and Marie hear coming from Raymond’s room? What is happening?
2. How do you know if Meursault is upset or calm about what just happened?
3. What happens to Salamano’s dog?
4. How does Salamano react?
Today, I'll check the first two parts of OPEN MIND handout.
We'll have a brief introduction to Art critique (Arts and Literature, remember?). This will become a journal activity.
Practice: Salvador Dali "Clocks Melting Clocks"
Art Response One HERE, Handout HERE.
We'll work in discussion groups to answer questions about Chapter one, and you can proceed into chapter 2 with your group or individually.
HW - Read Chapter 2 and complete the questions attached here.
Read satirical letter that deals with the plot of The Stranger.
Anticipation Guide for The Stranger (I have this in class)
We read Ch. 1 mostly
HW - complete The first two parts of The Stranger OPEN MIND handout