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Week Six. English II Honors 9-26-2011 through 9-30-2011. September 27, 2011 Bell Assignment. Take out your TWO VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENTS you completed for TFA Voc. List #1 ( wily-malicious ). Make sure your NAME, DATE, CLASS PERIOD is visible on the TOP sheet of your assignments.

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week six

Week Six

English II Honors

9-26-2011 through 9-30-2011

september 27 2011 bell assignment
September 27, 2011Bell Assignment
  • Take out your TWO VOCABULARY ASSIGNMENTS you completed for TFA Voc. List #1 (wily-malicious).
  • Make sure your NAME, DATE, CLASS PERIOD is visible on the TOP sheet of your assignments.
  • *KEEP your list/chart*
  • Staple together and TURN IN to class basket.
  • THEN, answer this prompt on a sheet of paper in your TFA section of your binder:
    • Which person would be a better friend, Okonkwo or Unoka? Explain your response.
which person would be a better friend okonkwo or unoka 1 st period
Which person would be a better friend, Okonkwo or Unoka? 1st period
  • Okonkwo: 12
    • U was always dependent; always borrowing money
    • O Responsible, pay back, hard worker
    • High social status
    • NO – mad/physical “fists”; no emotion except anger; follows his own rules; children are scared of him
  • Unoka: 9
    • Gentle, kind
    • O would be a better ally than a friend
    • U would take criticism; might need someone just to say no
    • U not as demanding as O
    • “depends” on what kind of friend: nice and listen/receptive = U
      • Problem, need help, debt = O
  • Neither: 1
    • Strict, the other is a moocher and has no dignity
which person would be a better friend okonkwo or unoka 2 nd period
Which person would be a better friend, Okonkwo or Unoka? 2nd period
  • Okonkwo: 12
    • Seems to do well around other people
    • Reliable, can count on him, hardworking
    • Dependable, “has my back” – he would win a fight 
    • Has control issues, but doesn’t make him a bad person
    • Debt – would pay back
  • Unoka: 7
    • O much better in general, U is carefree, friendly, cheer you up, be nice
    • Desire for “things” – O physical help
    • But Emotional help – U would be best
    • O tight with money, U buy palm wine to celebrate (U more fun)
    • More approachable in a heated situation
  • What kind of friend DO YOU want?
  • Neither:1
    • O quick temper, too uptight
    • U “user” lazy
which person would be a better friend okonkwo or unoka 6 th period
Which person would be a better friend, Okonkwo or Unoka? – 6th period
  • Okonkwo: 17
    • Good influence; strives to be his best
    • U – tries to borrow money; doesn’t pay back HOWEVER O would pay back
    • Has a farm (U did not) – borrow food, help, take stock; financial, physical
    • Not boring or lazy – do something!
  • Unoka: 4
    • O too uptight; U laidback
    • Isn’t rude to people
    • O is controlling; O is angry/temper
which person would be a better friend okonkwo or unoka 7 th period
Which person would be a better friend, Okonkwo or Unoka? – 7th period
  • Okonkwo: 16
    • Friendly competition
    • Borrows money – will pay back
    • Good work ethic
    • Reliable – help out in a fight
    • “has your back” – you know he’s there for you
    • Help you – generous/wealthy
    • FLAWS: abusive; beats his family members; afraid of laziness; feel like you could never fail
  • Unoka: 7
    • Not as harsh as O
    • Musician, nicer
    • FLAWS: lazy, don’t lend him money!, annoying-would never pay back; unsuccessful, liar-payment issue
    • O strikes fear; U would be nice
reading logs take out agenda
Reading Logs – Take out AGENDA
  • Ch. 1-4 (should be FINISHED with this one at this point)
  • Ch. 5-10 (finish reading this by FRIDAY this week)
  • Ch. 11-13 (should finish by WEDNESDAY next week)
  • Before reading on to the next “section” of chapters, it is important to PAUSE and do a reading log so you don’t mix up the information from chapter to chapter.
  • Logs will be turned in with your TFA portfolio when we finish the book.
  • RIGHT NOW: Make a plan for this week to finish reading ch. 5-10 and complete your reading log.
article of the week 4
Article of the Week #4
  • Focus this week:
    • Gender issues (males, females)
      • How are males/females viewed by a particular culture?
      • What are their roles?
      • How are these roles determined?
    • Why do you think this is our focus for this week?
tfa voc list 2
TFA Voc. List #2
  • You received these words on FRIDAY.
  • Two assignments for this list due by TUESDAY, Oct. 4 next week
    • Are Tuesdays good for these kind of assignments? Let me know if you have ideas/suggestions.
group activities
Group Activities
  • Compare/Contrast males and females in the Ibo tribe (roles, treatment of others, expectations, adjectives to describe each, etc.)
  • Figurative Language: Find similes/metaphors/onomatopoeia/personification used in Chapters 1-4 (include pg. #)
  • Create a timeline of events we’ve read about in Ch. 1-4 (watch out for flashbacks!)
  • Religion in the Ibo tribe – make a graphic organizer of all the religious aspects/elements we’ve read about and how these affect the people of the tribe
  • Proverbs – Copy the proverbs from Ch. 1-4, then provide possible explanations of these proverbs’ meanings
group activities1
Group Activities
  • End products:
    • Poster
      • Title at top (your group’s topic)
      • Group member names on the back
      • DO NOT WRITE IN YELLOW
    • Presentation to the class about what you learned (on Thursday)
      • Every group member must present/explain something you’ve learned
    • Personal written response – each group member will write a response demonstrating what he/she learned from this project
september 28 2011 bell assignment
September 28, 2011Bell Assignment
  • Take out your TFA Voc. List #2 chart. I will go over these words in a moment with the class, so have it handy to take notes in the margin.
group activities2
Group Activities

In your groups,

  • Finish gathering information about your topic from Ch. 1-4
  • Then, do a ROUGH draft of your poster on your group topic sheet (from Mrs. Goad)
  • Finally, get a piece of poster paper and markers to create your FINAL draft of your poster.
    • Group members names on BACK
    • Topic at the top in large, legible letters
    • Do not write in YELLOW

4. Decide who will present WHAT tomorrow in your group presentations.

september 29 2011 bell assignment
September 29, 2011Bell Assignment
  • PICK UP your group’s poster from computer desk.
  • FINISH your poster.
  • In your poster groups, review who will say what during your presentation. Make sure each person has an EXPLANATION that is SIGNIFICANT in value and length!
during presentations
During Presentations…
  • PRESENTING
    • Speak clearly and loudly so everyone can hear
    • Eye contact with STUDENT audience
    • Clear organization – know when to speak
    • Clear CONCLUSION
  • LISTENING
    • Make eye contact with the presenters
    • Do NOT rustle through bags, purses, etc.
    • Do NOT get up and move around the classroom
    • Be an ACTIVE listener
    • Take notes about what you learn in your CLASS NOTES in your TFA section
journal response
Journal Response
  • Put this in your TFA section of your binder. You will turn it in with your portfolio in a couple of weeks.
  • PROMPT:
    • What have you learned from your group assignment this week?
    • Write a paragraph explaining what your group worked on and what you learned.
article of the week 41
Article of the Week #4
  • Focus this week:
    • Gender issues (males, females)
      • How are males/females viewed by a particular culture?
      • What are their roles?
      • How are these roles determined?
    • Why do you think this is our focus for this week?
aow problems
AOW - Problems
  • Summaries are too “general.” Make sure you give specific details (names, places, dates).
  • Reflections are too short. Tell me what you think about the topic in your article. How does this topic affect you, our society, the world? Why is it important?
  • Annotations: Make sure you are WRITING NOTES in the margins. I am giving a lot of ZEROES on AOW 3 for this section of the rubric!
  • ARTICLES need to be longer. Some of you are losing LOTS of points because you select very simple, very short articles. I am grading for your ability to CRITICALLY THINK about an issue, but if you choose something short and simple, you can’t demonstrate very much critical thinking! So, choose longer articles with more complex issues!
in class work
In-Class Work
  • You have OPTIONS for the remainder of class today:
    • READ in TFA (be THROUGH Ch. 10 for tomorrow!)
    • Work on a reading log (1-4 or 5-10)
    • Work on Voc. List 2 activities
    • If you have your AOW printed out and WITH you, you can write your summary/reflection and annotate it.
  • You MAY listen to your iPods, but you MUST be working!
september 30 2011 bell assignment
September 30, 2011Bell Assignment
  • Have your AOW #4 on your desk.
  • Make sure your NAME and AOW #4 are on the top sheet!!
  • We will share these in small groups at the beginning of class.
  • Begin working on the TITLE worksheet you received as you walked through the door.
  • Read the INSTRUCTIONS.
7 th period titles
7th period - Titles

1 The Unsuccessful Father; Unlike Father, Unlike Son, Okonkwo Threw the Cat

2 Umuofiakwenu!, The Killing

3 Tribal Yams, Okonkwo vs. Nature, The Rise of Okonkwo

4 Speak the Truth

5 Feast of the New Yams

6 Wrestling Contest, The Match, Okafo Accomplishes

7 He Calls You Father

8 Okonkwo’s Depression

9 Death, I Implore You

10 Do You Know Me?

title ideas ch 1 10
Title Ideas Ch. 1-10
  • 1st period – The Historical Oracle, The Burden of a Father, The “Damned” Yams
  • 2nd period – Starting Fresh, When One Sun(son) Sets-Another Rises
  • 6th period – A Heavy Hand, “I Will Be Different,” A Rising from Ashes, The Killing
tfa voc list 2 reminder
TFA Voc. List 2 - reminder
  • TWO assignments due Tuesday, Oct. 4
  • Remember, I am grading for TWO things:
    • That you KNOW the definition
    • And that you can USE the word correctly in context (in a sentence)
    • Some of the Voc. 1 assignments ONLY show me that you know the definition. At least ONE of your assignments should have sentences/context practice!
cultural traits of the ibo tribe 1 st period
Cultural Traits of the Ibo tribe – 1st period
  • Multiple wives
  • Primitive (language, housing)
  • Music (hand-made instruments)
  • “Old ways”
  • Valued their ancestors
  • Valued the kola nut
  • Polytheistic
  • Cowries- currency
  • They gave an ultimatum to Mbaino
  • Myth of the old woman – “war medicine”
  • War instead of strict “laws”
  • The Oracle – based their choices/decisions on what the Oracle says
  • Men are considered “prestigious” = many wives, at least one title
  • Women are not equal to men; men are allowed to beat their wives
  • Bride-price (dowry)
  • Justice system – “ancestors”
  • Wrestling match – major social event
  • Kids act as servants – Ezinma brings food to father
  • Snuff bottle – snorts
  • Executions: take place in the woods
  • Nwoye – remembers that twin babies are carried out to the forest to die
  • Festival of the Yams – to celebrate the Harvest
  • Yams – are considered the “king of the crops”; MEN
cultural traits of the ibo tribe 2 nd period
Cultural Traits of the Ibo tribe – 2nd period
  • Farming is very important: YAMS
  • Many wives
  • Value children more than wives
  • Value/honor the kola nut (almost religious)
  • Worship many gods (polytheistic society)
  • Oracle of the Hills and the Cave
  • Language: speak in proverbs
  • Men – receive titles = status in that society
  • Superstitious – swelling disease, night/darkness (snake was called “a string”)
  • Festival of the Yams
  • Severe punishments – Ikemefuna: murdered by Okonkwo
  • Playground areas: ilo – wrestling match
  • Celebration when children are born – 3 or more sons
  • Women would sit under a particular tree – supposed to make them more “fertile” (sacred)
cultural traits of the ibo tribe 6 th period
Cultural Traits of the Ibo tribe – 6th period
  • Wrestling – sport
  • Music – Unoka’s flute
  • Farm – yams (man’s crop); women’s crops (coco-yam, beans)
  • Patriarchal (male dominant society)
  • Polygamous (multiple wives)
  • “The swelling” – hepatitus, elephantitus (Evil Forest – carried off to die)
  • First wife – “special” – anklet and got to drink first
  • Men receive titles = war, money, social status, wrestling
  • Nwoye – has a memory – of babies crying in the forest (twins that were set out to die)
  • Palm-wine (alcoholic; sacrifices)
  • Multiple children with different wives – wives/children live in separate huts
  • Polytheistic (many gods) – personal gods chi, ancestors, Oracle of the Hills and the Caves (Agbala)
  • Value and honor the KOLA nut
  • The Festival of the Yams
  • Week of Peace
  • Use drums to send messages
  • “Bride-price” (Dowry)
  • Locusts – ate the locusts
cultural traits of the ibo tribe 7 th period
Cultural Traits of the Ibo tribe – 7th period
  • Yams are VERY important – man’s crop
  • Polygamous – multiple wives (Okonkwo has 3; Nw. 9 with 30 children!)
  • Women have few rights
  • Greatly respect ancestors/elders (worship)
  • Consult the Oracle for every major decision
  • Women aren’t valued YET they have a woman PRIESTESS
  • Yam Foo-foo – Feast of the Yams
  • Kola Nut – very valuable (He who brings kola brings LIFE)
  • Rules of engagement: murder in Mbaino; took two individuals
  • Drink out of horns
  • Okonkwo drank his wine out of a human head on celebrations
tfa ch 5 10 reflection 9 30 2011
TFA Ch. 5-10 Reflection – 9/30/2011

On a clean sheet of paper in your TFA section, write roughly a PARAGRAPH for each of the following:

  • Out of all the events you’ve read about in Ch. 5-10, which one was the most shocking to you? Which one stood out? Explain why.
  • What does Chapter 10 show about the system of justice in the community? What do you think about this? Is this an effective method of settling cases?
  • Ekwefi is Okonkwo’s second wife. Choose an adjective that best describes her and explain whyyou chose that adjective using evidence from the text.