1. Mr. Hayden, from the Guidance office, came to class today to speak about the upcoming PSAT (Practice SAT). If you would like to sign up to take it on October 19, bring $15 to the guidance office before the test.
2. In groups, we determined possible connections between Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and "Boots of Spanish Leather" by Bob Dylan. This is what you found:
*They both deal with unwanted change.
*Both have characters who are resistant to change, but have to deal with it.
*Both stories hinge on a seemingly insignificant object to symbolize a major event in life. (piece of paper with small dot vs boots of Spanish leather)
*Both stories deal with loss and healing.
3. We read a poem called "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams. Individually, you determined its meaning from your own perspective. We found that the perspectives all varied, but would work. Your thoughts:
**The wheelbarrow may seem insignificant, but actually holds great weight in its setting. Commonplace events/people are more valuable than we may believe.
**The wheelbarrow is red among white chickens. Does this symbolize the death of something so that other aspects of the farm can succeed? Does this symbolize the work of the wheelbarrow in moving the dead chickens around so that people can eat?
1. We had a quiz on the second portion of literary elements, numbers 11 - 62 in your packet.
2. I gave you time to read your novel of choice in class today. You have an ORB (Outside Reading Book) assignment due for THIS novel on October 10th. Click HERE to get the assignment now, or wait until Monday when I hand it to you in class.
Have a good night!