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Welcome. Mrs. deVidal’s World Literature Class. Notecards. Front:. Parent/Guardian Phone # Favorite band/song Back: anything you want me to know about you. Last Name, First NamePhone #. Last Name, First NamePhone # Homeroom teacher Parent/Guardian Phone #

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Welcome

Mrs. deVidal’s

World Literature Class


Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song


Objectives

  • To establish respect and a relationship.

  • For you to know what is expected of you and the course.


Today’s Agenda

  • Who is Mrs. deVidal?

  • Who are you?

  • Syllabus

  • Classroom Expectations

  • To do:

    • Get a writing notebook and bring on Thursday

    • Get your syllabus signed and bring on Thursday


Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song


Who is Mrs. DEVIDAL?

  • UW for undergrad and Masters

  • Married w/2 boys: Adrian (4) and Ryan (1)

  • EHS ‘07, 2years leave EHS ‘10, 1 year leave EHS ’12

  • My brother is married to my husband’s sister-So I have a very close family.

  • Hobbies: Music, vocal choir and bell choir, reading, recently running

  • I love dark chocolate


Adrian and ryan


Notecards

Front:

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite band/song

Back: anything you want me to know about you

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Last Name, First NamePhone #

Homeroom teacher

Parent/Guardian

Phone #

Favorite Band/song


Policies and expectations

  • Yes, we are going to read the whole thing (so then I can say that we did)

  • Get out a highlighter or writing implement to annotate

  • If you have questions, please ask

  • Please bring back the last page completed by Thursday!


Policies and expectations

Course:

  • Literature is about what it means to be human

  • No Hate Speech

  • Work with Mrs. Hartdke, Mr. Austin


Policies and expectations

Level V

  • Focus on Persuasive


Policies and expectations

Behavior expectations

  • Respect

  • Be responsible for your own learning

  • Participate actively in all activities

  • Be on time, with materials, ready to learn


Classroom Expectations

  • What do they mean? What do they look like (think behaviors)?

  • Share with a peer

  • Share with everyone


Respect everyone


Participate actively in all activities


Be responsible for your own learning


Be in your seat on time, with materials, ready to learn


Policies and expectations

Supplies:

  • Writing notebook for daily writing assignments

  • 3 ring binder to store completed work

  • Notebook paper

  • Pens and/or pencils

  • Thumb drive for file storage

  • Textbook or assigned reading for the day

    • Your assigned text is your responsibility and may not be kept in my classroom. You must return the same book (number) that you are assigned


Policies and expectations

Grading policy

  • 3 categories

  • Calendar

  • LWSD Grade scale:

  • Make up work


What is literature?

On a ½ sheet of paper, answer the question “what is literature?” Consider:

  • What kinds of texts count as literature?

  • Who decides?

  • What literature have you read and/or studied in the past?

  • What makes a piece of writing stand out as “Literature”


What is Literature?


Texts?


What is Literature?

Literature is a term used to describe written or spoken material. Broadly speaking, "literature" is used to describe anything from creative writing to more technical or scientific works, but the term is most commonly used to refer to works of the creative imagination, including works of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.

http://classiclit.about.com/od/literaryterms/g/aa_whatisliter.htm


What is Literature?

  • 1. written works with artistic value

  • 2. body of written works

  • 3. writings on subject

  • 4. printed information: 

  • 5. production of literary works

    http://encarta.msn.com/dictionary_1861698999/literature.html


This year:

  • Heroes Journey

  • Literary Devices


This year:

  • Short stories

  • Odyssey (Greek)

  • Poetry (various)

  • Things Fall Apart (Nigeria)

  • Macbeth (Shakespeare)

  • Night (Holocaust/Europe)

  • Kite Runner (Afganistan)


Writing diagnostic:Peer interview essay

Purpose:

  • To help us get to know each other

  • To get a sample of your current writing

    • Help Mrs. deVidal plan writing instruction

    • To measure growth as a writer over the year


individually

  • Review the interview questions (to be posted on the document camera in just a moment)

  • On a sheet of notebook paper that you will keep, note down the questions you plan to use in your interview


With your partner

  • Take turns interviewing each other

  • Take notes (this will be part of your pre-write)

  • Ask follow-up questions


Ticket out the door

  • What hopes do you have for this course?

  • What concerns do you have about this course?


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