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2/10. Objective: Through writing and discussion, students will analyze Achebe’s claim about the role of a writer and evaluate if he achieved it in Things Fall Apart . Agenda: ACT Reading practice Quick write Group discussion Small group analysis

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2/10

  • Objective: Through writing and discussion, students will analyze Achebe’s claim about the role of a writer and evaluate if he achieved it in Things Fall Apart.

  • Agenda: ACT Reading practice

  • Quick write

  • Group discussion

  • Small group analysis

  • Homework: Things Fall Apart draft of essay due Wednesday, 2/12. You must have a completed draft of the essay in your hand and ready to peer edit.


Act practice reading
ACT Practice-Reading

  • 9 minutes: Passage 2


Quick write
Quick Write

  • What do you think Achebe means when he says…

  • “This is where the writer’s integrity comes in. Will he be strong enough to overcome the temptation to select only those facts which flatter him?...he will defeat his own purpose if he is suspected of glossing over inconvenient facts.”

    -Chinua Achebe

    The Role of the Writer in a New Nation

Photo credit http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/1298/achebe/scrapbook.html


Do you think achebe achieves his goal in things fall apart
Do you think Achebe Achieves his goal In Things Fall Apart?

  • 1. Kawther, Heven, Yuneisi

  • 2. Leah, Maribi, Dahlia

  • 3. Carolina, Phouc, Alejandra,

  • 4. Chansae, Prakash, Gilbert

  • 5. Blake, Joe M., Joe V.

  • 6. Dawit, EhSoe, Froilan

  • 7. Sarah, Achaya, Brianna

  • 8. Kunita, Sasha, Isabella, Sandra

  • 9. Jack, Laura, Meron

  • 10. Deremiah, Hugh, Luis

  • 11. Jennifer, Dorsin, Justin


Do you think achebe achieves his goal in things fall apart1
Do you think Achebe Achieves his Goal in things Fall Apart?

  • 1. Batoul, Lyric, Nina

  • 2. Grant, Siham, Elena

  • 3. Jennifer, Lauren, Kufto

  • 4. Zach, Mohamud, Joe

  • 5. Majuma, Dennise, Nijah

  • 6. Max, Cooper, Tyler

  • 7.Savoi, Fernando,

  • 8. Juan, Marcus, Miguel

  • 9.Sara, Genesis, Shawnie

  • 10. Hawo, Jesus, Alexia


2/11

  • Objective: Through writing and discussion, students will analyze Yeat’s poem “A Second Coming” and Achebe’s claim about the role of a writer and evaluate the title and if he achieved what he considers a writer’s goal in Things Fall Apart.

  • Quick write

  • Small group analysis

  • Homework: Things Fall Apart draft of essay due TOMORROW, Wednesday, 2/12. You must have a completed draft of the essay in your hand and ready to peer edit.


Quick write1
Quick Write

  • What do you think Achebe means when he says…

  • “This is where the writer’s integrity comes in. Will he be strong enough to overcome the temptation to select only those facts which flatter him?...he will defeat his own purpose if he is suspected of glossing over inconvenient facts.”

    -Chinua Achebe

    The Role of the Writer in a New Nation

Photo credit http://www.randomhouse.com/boldtype/1298/achebe/scrapbook.html


Do you think achebe achieves this goal in things fall apart
Do you think Achebe Achieves this Goal In Things Fall Apart?

  • “This is where the writer’s integrity comes in. Will he be strong enough to overcome the temptation to select only those facts which flatter him?...he will defeat his own purpose if he is suspected of glossing over inconvenient facts.”

    -Chinua Achebe

    The Role of the Writer in a New Nation


A second coming 183
“A Second Coming”-183

  • Read the poem on page 183

  • Highlight or underline images that stand out to you.

  • Underline any vocabulary words you don’t understand.

  • What is your immediate reaction to the poem?


Considering the poem
Considering the Poem…

  • As a group, summarize what you think the poem means.

  • Why do you think Achebe choose the title Things Fall Apart from this poem?

  • What connections do you see between the poem and the novel?


2/12

  • Objective: Through reading and writing, students will analyze and evaluate essays on Things Fall Apart.

  • Agenda:

    • Peer editing

    • Practice ACT

    • Begin discussion on justice

  • Homework: Revise your essay using your comments from your peer editor. Due Wednesday 2/21 (or Friday, if you don’t want to worry about it this weekend.


On your own paper right now
On Your Own Paper Right Now

Make sure you have a title (if not, write one)


Peer editing
Peer Editing

  • Choosing a partner

    • It should be someone you are comfortable sharing your writing with.

    • It should be someone that will not just tell you it is good.

    • The job of the peer editor is to give constructive and useful feedback.


Peer editing1
Peer Editing

  • Your grade comes from having your paper graded, so if your partner doesn’t do a good job, you are the one that looses points.

    • Make sure you choose someone that you trust and know will give you constructive and useful feedback.


Peer editing2
Peer Editing

  • Highlight your partner’s topic/thesis statement.

  • Follow the guidelines on the half sheet, and use the rubric to grade your partner.

  • Check their content, organization and style based on what we talked about last week. When you get your essay back from your partner, make sure you talk about it, and make sure they have given you constructive and useful feedback.


2 14 14
2/14/14

Objective: Through listening and discussion, students will determine the book they would like to read—The Power of One or Cry the Beloved Country.

Journal entry

Turn in essays

Book talks

Movie trailers

Book check out


Essay
ESSAY

  • Staple together—in this order:

  • Revised draft

  • Peer editing

  • Peer edited draft with comments from your peer editor


Journal entry
Journal Entry

  • Justice:

    • the process or result of using laws to fairly judge and punish crimes and criminals

      In your mind, what is justice?

      Describe a time you saw justice served or not served.


Essay1
ESSAY

  • Revised draft

  • Peer Editing worksheet

  • Peer editing


Reading this weekend
Reading this Weekend

  • Power of One: Through chapter 3

  • Cry the Beloved Country: Through chapter 7


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