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.
Post-Royals Quiz • Please take this quiz individually • Over the course of the year, we will be discussing the literary elements regularly
Go to your “editing” section of your notebook (B Day) • STAR Revision Method
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
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
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
Roles • Person 1: Scribe, take notes over most important discussion points • Person 2: • Person 3 • Person 4:
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?
Introduction to Satire • The “Body Ritual of the Nacirema” is an example of satirical writing • A satire is:
First real writing assignment • 200 word satire • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuvjDK3mpA0