1. In what ways do our experiences inform our identity?
2. How can we understand the relationship between the individual and society?
3. To whom do we have a responsibility: our parents; society; or ourselves?
4. How do our relationships with others affect our identity?
What you should be able to do as a result of this unit:
- Demonstrate an exceptional ability to annotate by utilizing all types of margin notes
- Articulate an understanding of the text as a whole, using examples from the text to support your understanding
- Identify and support ideas about “symbolism” and “theme”
- Discuss and support ideas about a character’s change
- Literary analysis essay
*Catcher essay due
Reading Independent Books
Turning in assignment and Writing Center conference form
Reflecting on the Catcher Assignment
“Blackberry-Picking” by Seamus Haney
Multiple readings of the poems
- First read – “I see”
- Second read – “Lumping”
Questions for discussion
- How does Heaney describe the blackberries?
- What are the different stages?
- What movement is there in the poem?
- What might Heaney be saying?
Pre-writing our own fruit poems
Writing the fruit poem
- Working with diction, figurative language, sound devices and structure
Writing the poem reflectionIntro to The Secret Life of Bees
Reading to break on page 16
- Identify a quote that reveals insight for characters of Lily, T. Ray, and Deborah
- Identify a quote that reveals insight for the bees
Working with quotes and initial understanding
In-class reading of rest of chapter 1
HW: Chapter 2