Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
1. Define Epic Hero
2. Analyze the text to prove if Achilles is an Epic Hero or not.
Epic Traditions: The Hero from http://faculty.goucher.edu/eng211/epic_traditions_the_hero.htm
(10) Why do the gods interfere with Achilles’ plans for Hector’s body?
(11) What are the results of Priam’s meeting with Achilles? Why?
(14) In what ways do the Greek gods behave differently from your own divinity?
(15) Contrast Hector and Achilles. Which do you like better? Why?
(16) In your opinion, is Achilles any different at the end of the story than he was at the beginning? Explain.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Nearly three decades after Ridley Scott brought Blade Runner to the silver screen,Deadline NY reports the helmer is set to tackle another of Philip K. Dick's adventures. But this time it will be going to the small screen as a mini-series formula. The website says that Scott will take on Dick's Hugo award winning novel The Man in the High Castle by turning it into a 4-hour television event. Howard Brenton (the British television series "MI-5" and "Spooks") will adapt the text for Scott Free Productions.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Writing Team Procedures
- Start with one writer and do not move on until the first writer is satisfied with the quality and quantity of feedback.
- Writers should begin by explaining what type of writing they have brought and explain the purpose in the writing.
- Writers should share any concerns they have about the writing; for example, “I don’t think my introduction grabs the reader’s attention.” or "I'm not sure the voice you hear is the one I intended."
- Writers should read their papers ALOUD to the team. Team members should listen and make comments on paper as they go.
- Feedback should be specific, nonjudgmental and thorough.
- Writers should then engage in a dialogue with the team members, asking questions and seeking clarification on feedback.
- Writers should take their own notes on the discussion using their paper. Writers are not obligated to make all of the changes recommended by the team, but they must consider them.
- Following the "out loud" reading, share your paper with others for quiet reading.
All drafts and revision feedback should be handed in to Mr. Koch with the final draft.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Hunter, Chris, Jade and Brandie
Epic Traditions: The Hero
Investigate the 1920's and the time surrounding the story of Nick, Jordan, Gatsby, Daisy and Tom.
What was this time period like? What was it like living on Long Island at that time? Were there really mansions like Gatsby's on Long Island then? What types of things did people do for fun? What were speakeasies and what role did they play in the social scene? What kind of music was popular? Did guys like Gatsby really exist?
The indicator that you have completed your research is a collection ofvisuals representing different facets of the 1920's. Be creative! Use any visual material to complete your assignment. You will share your visuals with the class at the next meeting. This is an individual assignment:
The images represent events and items from the 1920's
The images are colorful and neatly done
The images are size appropriate for classroom viewing
The images are presented to the class in a clear manner