We chatted about your vocab. If you think you did it wrong, fine. Just turn in something tomorrow.
Vocab assignment (click here)
Remember: no word bank on Friday. That means you need to really know what these are and be able to recognize
them. I will give you an example and you will identify the poetic device (your vocabulary is all poetic devices).
Thesis chat: what is it, how do I write one and include TDM (the deeper meaning: theme).
You revised your thesis and turned it in again.
Thesis statement – This statement, which should appear at the end of your broad introductory paragraph, asserts an argument about the work. Most often, the thesis considers some aspect of theme. It also names the work and the author.
HW - Finish reading Chapter 4 and 5 in "The Epic ofGilgamesh."
I checked in your Gilgamesh Q's (read instructions, I know it is a pain, but...)
A not-quite illuminating class discussion on Gilgamesh
HW- read chapter 3 (lost it? It is in this pdf file right here!)
Tomorrow: Vocabulary test on 14-26 in the Gilgamesh Vocab
barque = a ship with three masts
batten = means to fasten down, or wooden boards used to fasten down stuff on the deck of a boat.
wattle = a fence made of branches and wood - not well made
haematite = a mineral, usually spelled hematite
You turned in your vocabulary!
Presenters were fabulous.
Don't believe me? Check it out: Aboriginal Australians (Taylor, email it to me; I closed it accidentally), Zulu, Hawaii (they surf down MOUNTAINS) Aztec (from the other day), and Inca. I keep getting surprised by both the similarities and the differences here. Flood stories, chaos, nature imagery, pyramids, masks, wow.
That's all we did folks. But, hey, don't forget I will take your notes for points.
Nick and Ryan spoke about Egypt.
Jimi and Darian presented Sumaria. (Gilgamesh!) If the send me their ppt.s I will put them here.
We had an academic integrity lecture. Phew. That's over.
Make sure your sentences are showing the meaning of the word.
Bad example: We walked down the quay. (is a quay a sidewalk? a grassy avenue?)
Better example: We saw the boats and heard the waves hit the quay as we walked along it. Or
Bad example: She had a tiara on.
Better example: Her tiara shone with jewels as it sat utop her head like a crown.
MY DEAL: If you completed Vocab #1 (with sentences too), then you can attach it to Vocab #2 for full credit, as long as Vocab #2 is done correctly. One time deal...
HW - vocab quizzlet tomorrow.
You turned in your vocabulary.
You also worked in the lab to write your narrative, or complete your project in your groups.
Tomorrow we start presenting, and then we start reading Gilgamesh.
HW - Your narrative is due tomorrow
include 1. your double-spaced, MLA formatted narrative
2. your peer-edit
3. your rough-draft--either the one marked up by me, or by a classmate.
4. your 3 intro sentences that I checked in class.
This is a computer day, to do homework, to do the reading, to complete the vocab. It is my gift to you.
FOR Monday - read the INTRODUCTION to Gilgamesh (it is about two pages),
OPEN NOTE QUIZ ON THE READING- take notes on two sides of a 3x5 index card about Gilgamesh.
For Tuesday - VOCAB to do for Tuesday (it shouldn't take more than a half-hour)
For Wednesday - personal narrative (RUBRIC IS HERE). Remember, if you turn it in Thursday, it is 10% off of your grade, Friday 20% off.
Your group has signed up to present on Thursday, Friday, or Monday!
THERE WILL BE NO OTHER HOMEWORK FOR NEXT WEEK, so plan accordingly.