Saturday, April 30, 2011

ROAR Term V: Classic Novellas

ROAR Term V:
Classic Novellas

For this term, your best best is to select a work from this list. Selections will be scrutinized closely, and must be considered "classic" on the merit of the work or the author.

Animal Farm

George Orwell
-animal fable shows the problems of communism and democracy
(not if you read in 9th grade)

Ayn Rand
-a future world where technology is prohibited so all humans are equal

Bartleby, the Scrivener
Herman Melville
-a boss tries to fire a secretary who “prefers not to” do any work, but Bartleby keeps returning

-a biting satire of faith in God and the futility of finding hope in the midst of disasters

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel García Márquez
-you and the entire town know he is about to be killed, but Santiago Nasar has no idea

Walter Mosley
-a boy is visited by a mysterious visitor who teaches him to not be a slave or a master

Lan Samantha Chang
-a family struggles with isolation, adapting to a new culture and broken dreams

Pafko at the Wall (Underworld)
Don DeLillo
-a famous baseball game is the background for America entering the Cold War

Seize the Day
Saul Bellow
-one day in the life of a man who has lost his family and his money

Herman Hesse
-a wealthy young man leaves his home to search for meaning in life

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
-a Spanish shepherd travels to the Great Pyramids for a promised treasure

The Day the Leader Was Killed
Naguib Mahfouz
-an account of a modern assassination in Egypt

The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Leo Tolstoy
-a man dies from a freak accident with curtains, but it’s really caused from living a bad life

The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka
-Gregor wakes up one morning, and has been turned into a beetle

The Old Man and the Sea
Ernest Hemingway
-a fateful fishing trip to regain honor ends with the largest fish the Cuban village had ever seen

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Muriel Spark
-the lives of many students are impacted by this remarkable teacher

Homework 4/31

Enjoy this fabulous spring weekend!

part of your fun should involve ch. 3+4 of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Homework 4/28

-vocab quiz lessons 12+13 tomorrow

read and notes for Huckleberry Finn ch. 1+2 (links in previous post)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Homework 4/13

finish up Othello, be ready for pity and fear

ROAR posts!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Homework 4/12

Othello 5.1 read and notes

ROAR post 3&4 for Wednesday

begin to review material for Othello test on Friday

Monday, April 11, 2011

Homework 4/11

Othello 4.2

Vocab review quiz: lessons 5-10

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Homework 4/8

Othello Act 3 Scene 4 + Act 4 Scene 1

Vocab Review Quiz on Tuesday (mostly from lessons 5-10)

ROAR posts 3+4 on Wednesday

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Homework 4/7

Othello Act 3 Scene 3

Vocab Quiz #10

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

homework 4/4

Othello read to page 96

Monday, April 4, 2011

Homework 4/4

nice symmetry with today's date...

Read and notes, Othello Act 2 Scene 2+3

we'll be acting lines tomorrow, using our group order from today:

(1-10)       Tragedy
(18-29)     Rank and Status
(100-114) Husbands and Wives
(125-138) Turks
(245-259) Moor

vocab quiz #10 on Friday

Friday, April 1, 2011

Homework 4/1

Read and notes Othello Act 2 Scene 1

Vocab Quiz #10, Friday