Per 6 LotF

Essential Questions
1. How do we define human nature?
2. How do the challenges in our life influence and define our character?
3. How do we understand what our own moral code is?
4. How does the novel serve as an allegory for our times?
5. How does our understanding of literary devices inform our understanding of a text’s theme and overall effectiveness?

READING FOR:

  • Theme
  • Character development
  • Figurative language use and purpose

FINAL ASSIGNMENT

  • Lit-based thesis essay Lord of the Flies

Monday 12/4
Seamus Heaney’s “Blackberry Picking”(see handout)

  • Reading for words, images, and details
  • Grouping and patterns
  • Structure

HW:  Read Q2 Books

Tues 12/5
What is a metaphor?

  • What did this video add to your understanding about metaphors and how they work?

Read the packet Metaphor_Poems

  • In your notebook, choose the metaphor from the first page that you like the most, and then do some writing.  What about that metaphor do you like?  Why does it speak to you?
  • Read and annotate the two poems and answer the questions

HW: Read and annotate Fig Lang 2 packet up through the poem “Peace”

  • Annotate poems
  • Annotate text for main ideas about symbol and allegory
    • Be able to define & identify symbol
    • Be able to define & identify allegory

Wed 12/6
Reviewing Poems

  • Metaphor
  • Allegory

HW: Survival Quiz

Thurs 12/7
Lord of the Flies Introduction

Review of Survival Quiz and Journal Responses

Starting chapter 1 together and sticky notes

Chapter 1 Assignment
As you read, mark important quotes with a sticky note the following:

  • 3 quotes about Ralph that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1 (choose one from the beginning, middle, and end of the chapter)
  • 3 quotes about Jack that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1
  • 2 quotes about the imagery of the island
  • 2 quotes about Piggy
  • 2 quotes about Simon
  • 1 quote about the conch
  • 1 quote about anything “dark”

HW:  Finish reading and identifying quotes Chapter 1

Fri 12/8
Drop

Mon 12/11
QW: How do you know right from wrong?
Reviewing imagery annotations and author’s use of imagery

Identifying each of the boys’ characteristics in the beginning

HW: Reading and identifying quotes in Ch 2 – Fire on the Mountain

  • 3 quotes about Ralph that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1 (choose one from the beginning, middle, and end of the chapter)
  • 3 quotes about Jack that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1
  • 3 quotes about Piggy
  • 2 quotes about the imagery of the island
  • 1 quotes about Simon
  • 1 quote about the conch
  • 1 quote about “the beastie”

Tues 12/12
What qualities do you look for in a leader?  What makes a good leader?  What makes a great leader?

Using  your response to the above, which characters seem to possess these characteristics? Use quotes to support your response.

Imagery in chapters 1 & 2

  • What is the island like?  How is it described?

HW: reading and annotating chapter 3 and bring in Q2 books

  • 3 quotes about Ralph that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1 (choose one from the beginning, middle, and end of the chapter)
  • 3 quotes about Jack that provide insight into what type of person he is in the chapter 1
  • 3 quotes about Simon
  • 2 quotes about Piggy
  • 1 quotes about the imagery of the island
  • 1 quote about “the beastie”

Wed 12/13
Reading Q2 Books

Initial Understanding of the Characters & Symbol of the Conch

  • Who are they in the beginning?
  • Draw your assigned character using details from the book
  • Write out a statement of who your character is now at the beginning of the story
  • Find a quote from each of the first three chapters that supports this idea
    • Ralph
    • Jack
    • Piggy
    • Simon
    • the Conch

HW: Reading and annotating Chapter 4 “Painted Faces and Long Hair”

As you read, mark important quotes with a sticky note the following:

  • 2 quotes about Ralph
  • 2 quotes about Jack
  • 2 quotes about Roger
  • 2 quotes about Piggy
  • 2 quotes about Simon
  • 2 quote about “the beastie” / darkness

Thurs 12/14
Finishing annotations from first three chapters

Reviewing characters, symbols, and imagery

Annotations for Chapter 4

HW:  Reading Chapter 5 “Beast from the Water” and identifying essential quotes

Fri 12/15
Development of the boys  and reviewing chapters 4 & 5

HW:  chapter 6 – Identifying the important quotes

What should be completed for Monday’s class

  • Annotations for chapters 1-3
  • Annotations for chapters 4-5
  • Reading and identification of quotes for chapter 6

Mon 12/18
Reading the excerpt on symbolism, reading Sparknotes, and answering the question:

from Sparknotes.com

Ralph and Piggy discover the conch shell on the beach at the start of the novel and use it to summon the boys together after the crash separates them. Used in this capacity, the conch shell becomes a powerful symbol of civilization and order in the novel. The shell effectively governs the boys’ meetings, for the boy who holds the shell holds the right to speak. In this regard, the shell is more than a symbol—it is an actual vessel of political legitimacy and democratic power. As the island civilization erodes and the boys descend into savagery, the conch shell loses its power and influence among them.

  • What enhanced understanding have that SparkNotes lacks in its explanation of the conch as a symbol?

Symbolic Weight of the Conch

  • What doesn’t Sparknotes fully understand about the symbol of the conch?  How does the symbol of the conch shift when in hands of the different boys?  What theme does this relate to?  
  • Use evidence from the text to support your response

HW:  finish Conch response on Classroom

Tues 12/19
Reviewing the conch response

In class reading journal for chapter 7

HW:  Reading journal Chapter 8 “Gift for the Darkness” & Bring Q2 books for tomorrow’s class

Wed 12/20
Reading Q2 Reading Books

Watch the Milgram Experiment video and use the following question to guide your notes:

  •  How does this experiment relate to what you’ve read in Lord of the Flies so far?  What situations seems to suggest that the boys are capable of the kind of torture that the “teachers” in the experiment inflict?  Use evidence from the text to support your response.

YouTube Video

HW: read and annotate Ch 9

Thurs 12/21
Critical Approaches to the Text (see assignment on google classroom)

Reading and annotating the texts for main ideas

HW: Continue to collaborate on presentation – will pick up with them after the break *Bring Q2 Books for tomorrow

Fri 12/22
Work on presentations and reading Q2 Books

Tues 1/2
Presentations on Critical Approaches

HW:  LotF Chapter 10

Wed 1/3
Reviewing and discussing Chapter 10

Applying the Critical Approaches to LotF (classroom assignment)

HW:  Brainstorming for the midterm Handout

Thurs 1/4
Reading and annotating Chapter 11

HW:  Reading and annotating Ch 12

Fri 1/5
Final Discussion

Essay Assignment

HW:   2 page freewrite answering one of the essay questions on google classroom

Mon 1/8
How to be creative

Introduction to the Maker Space and assignment for Q2 Books

HW:  Being creative assignment

Tues 1/9
Maker Space

Wed 1/10
Maker Space

Thurs 1/11
Drop

xx 1/xx
Exam day-presentation of Q2 Creative Reading Responses & Reflection

Mon 1/22
Reviewing freewrites and crafting the thesis

HW: Submit thesis on classroom and crafting topic sentences

Tues 1/23
Outlining the essay

Wed 1/24
finish outlining and submitting Introduction

Thurs 1/25
Drafting and conference day

Fri 1/26
Drafting and conference day–Essay due Mon