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objectives. I will apply prior knowledge about key ideas and concepts so I can analyze the skills and knowledge necessary for success in Unit 1. I will examine the concept of perception so I can analyze and create aphorisms about perception. Sb 1.1. previewing the unit.

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Objectives
objectives

  • I will apply prior knowledge about key ideas and concepts so I can analyze the skills and knowledge necessary for success in Unit 1.

  • I will examine the concept of perception so I can analyze and create aphorisms about perception.


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Sb 1.1. previewing the unit

In your journal, answer the following questions:

  • How do writers and artists organize or construct text to convey meaning? In other words, how do authors tell their stories or get their points across?

    • Hint: You may want to consider punctuation, capitalization, paragraph length, imagery, symbolism, etc.

  • “The stranger in the village” is a common metaphor in literature. What does it mean to be the stranger in the village?

    Turn to the person sitting next to you and discuss your answers.


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Sb 1.1. previewing the unit

  • Read the “Unit Overview” on p. 1.

  • Read the “Learning Focus” on p. 4.

  • What topics are presented in this unit?

    • Perception RealityLiterary Theories IdeologiesTheories BiasesTruth Multiple PerspectivesReader Response Criticism


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Sb 1.1. previewing the unit

  • Reader Response Criticism

    • Focuses on a reader’s engagement with a specific text and the dynamics that emerge as meaning is created between the text presented by the author and the reader’s interpretation of it.

    • Highlights the idea that individuals often read and interpret the same texts differently, allowing texts to be challenged, evaluated, and critiqued.

    • Reader Response Criticism is all about you, the reader!


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Sb 1.1. previewing the unit

  • Turn to Appendix 1 on p. 340-342.

  • Read about the different literary theories on p. 340-342.

    • Highlight and take notes in the margins about the key points.


E a 1 photo essay
e.a. 1. Photo essay

  • One of your major grades this quarter will be to create a photo essay about yourself.

  • Start to look for photos you could use in your essay. You will need photos of yourself from the following years:

    • 1st grade

    • 5th grade

    • 9th grade

    • 12th grade

  • You will also need an image that represents the person you think you will be10 years from now.


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Sb 1.2. perception is everything

Literature is not the only thing that can be interpreted in more than one way.

Images can also be interpreted in different ways!

View the following images and determine how one image can be perceived in two ways.


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SB 1.2.Perception Is Everything

Who / what is depicted in this picture?


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SB 1.2. Perception Is Everything

Who / what is depicted in this picture?


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SB 1.2. Perception Is Everything

How is what we see a product of our experiences, biases, and prejudices?


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Sb 1.2. perception is everything

  • Take out your cell phone!

  • Use the camera on your phone to take a selfie.

  • If you don’t have a phone, take a look at yourself in a mirror.


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Sb 1.2. perception is everything

Quick Write (5 minutes)

  • Consider the following quote: “At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”

  • What does this statement mean?

  • Does this statement apply to your life? Do you think it applies to life in general? Explain.

  • As you look at your selfie, does it accurately portray the person you really are? Explain.


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Sb 1.2. perception is everything

“At age 50, everyone has the face he deserves.”

Does this statement express a general truth? Explain.


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Sb 1.2. perception is everything

Aphorism

  • A succinct statement expressing an opinion, perception, or general truth.

    Succinct

  • Short and to the point.

    General Truth

  • A statement people generally accept as applying to their lives.

  • Example: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.”


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