Today you should have finished reading chapter 10 and writing 10 comments in your notes. You are doing a pretty good job of:
*noticing the change in relationship between G & F
*finding obvious literary elements
*discovering new characters
*following the plot
Also, we are going to look more deeply into the Regents exam (7:30am on Friday, June 15). If you are not in class and want to take a look at the Regents, click on the following link:
Oooh. So here are a couple of twists:
Finny: loyal, kind, moves easily, naturally talented, thoughtful, well-spoken, gets away with everything, breaks the rules, has a melodic voice, athletic, easy-going
So far in our text, we have discovered that Finny:
A Separate Peace:
Motifs (repeated ideas throughout the text):
(This should all be a part of your notes from the day.)
Today we read part of chapter 1 in John Knowles' A Separate Peace.
So far, this is what your notes should look like:
We meet Phineas:
Second and third period are reading a short story called "The Minister's Black Veil", while 6th period is reading "The Fall of the House of Usher". Both stories have a mystery about them, drawing the reader in to the mood. Today we will get deeper into the stories, analyzing the motives and movements of the characters as well as the literary devices that each author uses to get the reader to think a certain way.