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November 5, 2014 English 8: The Open Road Mr. Cabat. Concerto Grosso in C Minor Arcangelo Corelli 1714. Aim: “George was toying with the vague notion that dancers shouldn’t be handicapped:” Dystopian Fiction, Day 2. ***SCHEDULE NOTES***. Thursday 11/6 – Book Fair!

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november 5 2014 english 8 the open road mr cabat

November 5, 2014English 8: The Open Road Mr. Cabat

Concerto Grosso

in C Minor

Arcangelo Corelli

1714

Aim: “George was toying with the vague notion that dancers shouldn’t be handicapped:”

Dystopian Fiction,

Day 2

schedule notes
***SCHEDULE NOTES***
  • Thursday 11/6 – Book Fair!
  • Fri. 11/7 – All Quiet Projects Due

Last day for summer reading rewrites!

do now
DO NOW

“Harrison Bergeron”

by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

from Welcome to the Monkey House

As you listen to the story, what do you notice about the tone Vonnegut is trying to establish?

slide4

The Importance of Setting

Look through what you have read so far in your novel. In your reader’s notebook, write a brief paragraph on the setting of your novel.

What kind of world has the author created?

The other piece to

focus on is the

elements of setting.

in class reading
In-Class Reading
  • As you read your dystopian novel, notice the ways in which your author uses language to establish a setting.
  • Read for a while. Then, go back through what you just read, and in your reader’s notebook, jot down some of the words and phrases that your author used to create a sense of place and time.
homework
Homework
  • Continue reading your book, and create a

T-chart about setting,

  • Be sure that for all your entries in the reader’s notebook in the weeks to come, you have a date at the top, as well as the work you’re reading and the pages you’ve covered for that entry.
  • Book clubs and schedules coming tomorrow!
in other words
In other words…

Elements of Setting Textual Support

“Harrison Bergeron” is set in the “The year was 2081…” (p.7)

future.

In this world no one is allowed to be “They would send out some sharp

better than anyone else noise to keep people like George from

taking unfair advantage of their brains” (p.8)