December 12 - Springboard 2.15 Weather Changes - Persephone Homework: Unit 2 vocabulary lessons due on Monday! Quiz on Monday! Objective: I can write a headline and an interview report. Warm Up (in your composition book) Write the date and objective into your comp book Get your Springboard book and turn to Thank You, M'am where you wrote your open ended interview questions for Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones and Roger. Be sure that both questions have a sentence that leads into the question and demonstrates your knowledge of the events that happened. See questions # 3 and 4 from the interview on pgs. 147-148 if you need a reference.
Today we will be reading the myth Persephone Before we read, however, turn to pg. 154 and answer the Before Reading questions.
List what you remember about the following... Names of gods and goddesses and their areas of control Where the gods and goddesses live and what their lives are like The kinds of things gods and goddesses do
While you are reading, use the following metacognitive markers... ? - beside any parts of the story that you have a question about ! - next to parts that you want to share your reaction * - next to parts where you might make a comment
After reading putting events in chronological order Zeus agrees to let Persephone return to her mother. Demeter allows the crops to wither and fail. The world experiences different seasons. Persephone returns to her mother. Demeter finds out that Hades has kidnapped her daughter. Hades kidnaps Persephone and takes her to the underworld. Persephone eats some pomegranate seeds.
4. In your role as a reported, imagine that you have learned from a reliable source that Persephone has been found and will be returned to her mother. Since she accepted food from Hades, she will have to return to the underworld for several months each year. During her time in the underworld, everything in the living world will wither away. Why is this an important story to share with the rest of the world? How might people react to this change in their world?
Who is involved in Persephone's return? Who made the decision regarding Persephone's return?
5. The headline for a news story has the important job of catching the reader's interest, getting him or her to read the article or watch the story. What have you noticed about the real news headlines?
6. Use your notes about headlines and about the story to help you write a headline for the news story about Persephone's return.
7. You have practiced writing an interview report using open-ended questions. In Persephone, the various gods and goddesses have different opinions about the decision to let Persephone go back to her mother. Rank the opinions of these characters and write their names in the appropriate category on the scale: Zeus, Hades, Demeter, Persephone, Helios and Hermes. Least in favor Neutral Most in favor
8. Choose one of the characters who would be in favor of allowing Persephone to return to the living world. What would you ask to find out his or her reaction to the news? How would he or she answer? Write at least three questions AND answers.
9. A good reporter will try to get a balanced story; that is, he or she will try to present both sides of an issue. With that in mind, choose a character who would not be in favor of allowing Persephone to return to the living world. Write at least three questions AND answers for that character.
10. If you were presenting the story of Persephone's return to the world of the living on a newscast, what visual would you use to accompany the headline you wrote in Question 6? Write your headline below, then sketch a visual to go with the story.
Homework: Continue working on your Unit 2 vocabulary lessons.