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January, 2013. English 10. January 2, 2013 . In your writing notebook: Write about an incident or event. Create a strong hook that starts in the middle of the story. January 2, 2013. Read your A.R. novel and write two reader responses. Write at least a paragraph for each response.

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january 2013

January, 2013

English 10

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January 2, 2013
  • In your writing notebook:

Write about an incident or event. Create a strong hook that starts in the middle of the story.

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January 2, 2013
  • Read your A.R. novel and write two reader responses. Write at least a paragraph for each response.
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January 3, 2013
  • Read Chapter 11 – Things Fall Apart
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January 3, 2013
  • Write a one paragraph summary of Chapter 11. Include the main ideas and some of the details.
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January 4, 2013

Chapter 12 Questions

  • What is the special occasion in Umuofia?
  • What is the special “medicine” that the village of Umuike uses to attract people to their market?
  • What is the penalty when someone ‘s cow gets loose?
  • What does the bride bring to the musicians?
  • How long will the bride spend with her suitor’s family?
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January 4, 2013
  • Read Chapter 13.
  • Find five sentences which you believe depict the main ideas of the chapter.
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January 7, 2013

Quick Write

Obierika has mixed feelings about Okonkwo’s banishment from the clan. In a well-written paragraph, explain those mixed emotions.

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January 7, 2013

Read Chapter 14 and answer the following questions:

  • What are “the nuts of the water of heaven?”
  • How would you describe Okonkwo’s feelings about his new life in Mbanta?
  • Describe the Ibo marriage ceremony.
  • Why do the Ibo say that “Mother is Supreme?”
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January 8, 2013
  • Read A.R. novel
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January 8, 2013

Chapter 15-16 Questions

  • What happened in the village of Abame?
  • What does the Oracle mean when he calls white men “locusts?”
  • What did Obierika bring to Okonkwo?
  • What has Nwoye been up to?
  • What did the white man say he would bring to Mbanta?
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January 9, 2013
  • Read A.R. novel
levels of questions
Levels of Questions
  • Read Chapter 17 and 18
  • Write four questions about these chapters:
    • One level 1 question - “right there”
    • One level 2 question - “put it together”
    • One level 3 question – “inference”
    • One level 4 question – “universal human condition”
levels of questions examples
Levels of Questions - examples
  • Level 1 – “right there” What did the white man say he would bring to Mbanta?
  • Level 2 – “put it together” What are several reasons that some of the villagers are attracted to the missionaries?
  • Level 3 – “inference“ What are “the nuts of the water of heaven?”
  • Level 4 – Under what conditions is it possible for two cultures to assimilate peacefully?
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January 10, 2013

Entry Task – Writing Notebook

On page 153, Okonkwo thinks, “living fire begets cold, impotent ash.”

Review this quote in its context, and then explain what Okonkwo means by this.

Answer in complete sentences using details from the text.

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January 10, 2013
  • Finish reading chapter 18.
  • Write your four levels of questions and hand in.
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January 10, 2013

Notebook organization

  • Entries after November 8 only.
  • Two points each. 25 entries. Check off each entry, count up points
  • Write your total on post-it and stick to inside front cover.
  • Hand in notebook on Friday!!!
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January 10, 2013
  • Read A.R. novel for rest of period.
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January 11, 2013

Entry Task – Quick Write

Describe the disagreement between Okonkwo and the rest of the council in Chapter 18. What were each of their ideas about what to do when the python was killed?

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January 10, 2013

Periods 1 and 3

  • Hand in your notebook.
  • Read your A.R. novel.
  • OR…get your notebook in order and ready to hand in
  • OR…Work on missing assignments for English
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January 11, 2013

Period 5

Class Notes

Four levels of questions

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January 11, 2013

Periods 5 and 6

  • Write one question for each level for chapters 17 and 18. (Four questions total) Hand in.
  • Read your A. R. novel
  • OR…get your notebook in order and ready to hand in
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January 14, 2013
  • Read your A.R. novel for 15 minutes.
  • In your notebook, write a question about the novel you are currently reading or one you have read before for each of the four levels of questions.
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January 14, 2013
  • Hand in your notebook. Make sure your points are written on the post it note and stuck on the inside cover.
  • Get out Things Fall Apart.
  • Read chapters 19-20.
chapter 19 20 questions
Chapter 19-20 questions

Chapter 19:

  • Why did Okonkwo send money to Obierika?
  • Why, do you think, the Ibo called the double rainbow “the python of the sky?”
  • One of the ununna said, ”I fear for you, I fear for the clan.” Why does he fear for them?

Chapter 20:

  • Why does Okonkwo want his daughters to wait to get married until their return to Umuofia?
  • Who are the Ashy Buttocks and why are they called that?
  • Obierika says on page 176: “He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” What are the things to which he refers?
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January 15, 2013
  • Read your A.R. novel. Write one reader response.
  • If you reach your A.R. goal this quarter, you will not have to write reader responses next semester!!! Yeah!!
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January 21-22

Chapters 21-22

  • What is Nwoye’s Christian name and what is he doing now?
  • What are two issues in Umuofia that have caused Okonkwo to be “deeply grieved”?
  • Write a paragraph in which you compare Mr. Smith and Mr. Brown. How are they alike? How are they different?
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January 16, 2013
  • Read your A.R. novel.
  • Write one reader response!
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January 16, 2013
  • Finish reading Chapter 22 and complete the following.
  • Hand in along with the Chapter 21 questions from yesterday
    • Write a paragraph in which you compare Mr. Smith and Mr. Brown. How are they alike? How are they different?
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January 16, 2013
  • Read Chapters 23 and 24. Answer the following questions and hand in.

Chapter 23:

  • Why is Okonkwo happy for the first time in many years?
  • Describe the treatment of the Umuofia’s leaders when they were imprisoned by the District Commissioner.
  • What are some of the cultural traditions that the villagers in Umuofia did not do while their leaders were in prison?
  • What is evidence that the court messengers are corrupt?
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January 17, 2013

Chapter 24:

  • Okonkwo once again refers to “fire” turning into “cold, impotent ash.” To what or whom is he referring?
  • Why does Okonkwo kill the messenger?
  • How does Okonkwo know that Umuofia would not go to war?
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January 18, 2013

Period 1 only

  • Read Ch. 25.
  • React to the ending of the novel. Why did Okonkwo do it? You should reflect on the events leading up to end and comment accordingly. ½ page minimum. Finish for homework if needed.
  • Deconstruct the prompt for E.A. 3.3
  • Cornell Notes – Writing a Literary Essay
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January 18, 2013

Periods 3, 5, 6

  • Cornell Notes:
    • Writing a Literary essay
    • Pre-writing
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January 22-23, 2013
  • Embedded Assessment 3.2
  • Literary Analysis – see scoring guide
  • Use your notes as a checklist
  • Use your Quotes handout as a checklist
  • Brainstorm
    • Thesis
    • Points you will make to prove your thesis
  • Write Tuesday, Wednesday. Type on finals day.
organize your thoughts
Organize Your Thoughts!
  • Sample Thesis: Okonkwo's personal identity is increasingly threatened as the white Europeans take control of his homeland.
  • Topic Sentence idea: Okonkwo's power
  • Topic Sentence idea: Okonkwo's status
  • Topic Sentence idea: Okonkwo's loss of culture/traditions
introduction first sentence
Introduction – first sentence
  • In Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, an African village loses its cultural identity as first missionaries, then government representatives invade their land.
introduction first sentence1
Introduction – first sentence
  • In Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, an African village loses its cultural identity as first missionaries, then government representatives invade their land.