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  1. In your writer’s notebook… • What is culture? What is included in culture? What makes one culture “superior” to another? Please describe using descriptive language and complete sentences to the best of your ability.

  2. Post-Royals Quiz • Please take this quiz individually • Over the course of the year, we will be discussing the literary elements regularly

  3. Go to your “editing” section of your notebook (B Day) • STAR Revision Method

  4. Day Two of Mr. Soden sitting in the chair… • Revisit your sentence you wrote last class on page 71 • Simple to Complex • STAR Method • Go to your EDITING section of your writing journal • Goal today: 1-2 element of the STAR method • STAR Revision • Try to do TWO of the revision methods to your sentence

  5. The Culture of the Exotic Nacirema

  6. Individually • As you read: • Circle difficult vocabulary and enter at least 5 words into your “Evil Vocab” • Think about this question: • When you finish (Free write): In your writing section, answer this question: • Are the Nacirema civilized? Yes or no? • Use specific examples from the text and try to persuade me of your opinion

  7. Civilized? • All “Yes’s” go to the window side of the room • All “No’s” go to the cabinet side of the room • Find a group of 4

  8. Roles • Person 1: Scribe, take notes over most important discussion points • Person 2: • Person 3 • Person 4:

  9. Discussion Prompts • 1) From our modern day perspective, the Nacirema are a civilized tribe and use examples from the text to defend/refute • 2) The most interesting rituals of the Nacireman culture are…because… • 3) What do the rituals of the Nacirema tell you about today’s modern society? • 4) Why are the Nacirema portrayed as an exotic tribe?

  10. Introduction to Satire • The “Body Ritual of the Nacirema” is an example of satirical writing • A satire is:

  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvjDK3mpA0

  12. First real writing assignment • 200 word satire • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvjDK3mpA0