Today, you did a brief Gallery Walk of sorts. We checked out your graphic components for The Nose, and you turned them in.
Then, you wrote a brief question paper, instructions here: QUESTION PAPER
You turned in your STRANGER books, I hope, because another teacher needs them!
Then, we threw around Golhammer's Puffer-Fish of Death a bit, while digging more deeply into the act of questioning The Nose.
HW - review your existentialism / absurdism notes (hint: click the word ABSURDISM in the Categories page and the link will pop up. I'll also put it in the Prezis and Powerpoints page under "Home" above.)
Say hello to your substitute for today's class. She/He will let me know how well you participated today. I expect to hear fabulous and wonderful things about you!
1. CD Quiz on Part 2 of The Nose.
2. We'll do your next Art Responses Thursday and Friday this week.
3. In an effort to understand the reading, you will answer questions on Part 2 of the reading. If you choose to work with others, you must use your own words on your own paper.
Questions attached here
4. During the last 5 minutes of class, read the instructions for your Graphic Assignment that you will be completing about The Nose. You will have time to work on this in class on Wednesday, but if you don't want to use cheapo white paper, you should plan to bring an alternative with you. I have colored markers, pencils, glue, and scissors here in the room. These graphics are due on Friday. FYI - presentation counts--we'll chat more about that tomorrow.
HW - Complete questions if you are not done.
Be prepared to complete The Nose and start an art response.
_Finish the Seventh Seal excerpt. Contrast/connect to The Stranger (two sentences).
Vocab detective work from "The Nose."
Reminder: what is a root word? We'll take a look at #7 on your handout. Also, we will look at it for part of speech.
Work from context to find, define, and label the vocabulary words. Work in pairs, read the instructions.
HW - 10 things about Gogol due Monday. For real. I forgot to assign this two days in a row, so if you've done it, great! If not, now's your chance.
FINISH VOCAB WORK TOO!!
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.