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  1. Welcome to Mr. Pandit’s Science –Fiction “Literature Lounge” 24 September 2013 Journal 2: What attributes make Harrison Bergeron a satire? What point is Vonnegut trying to make to his audience? Students will be able to: analyze the characters, themes, and conflicts of Harrison Bergeron. Homework: Science-Fiction:Utopian Planet Prezidue Friday

  2. Vocabulary List 1 • eccentric (adj.) 11. supercilious (adj.) • elusive (adj.) 12. supersede (v.) • eminent (adj.) 13. amorphous (adj.) • exorbitant (adj.) 14. anarchy (n.) • expound (v.) 15. anomaly (n.) • extricate (v.) 16. atheist (n.) • extrovert (n.) 17. unfettered (adj.) • abdicate (v.) 18. unfounded (adj.) • aberration (n.) 19. unparalleled (adj.) • abhor (v.) 20. unremitting (adj.)

  3. eccentric • adj. off-center; weird; odd; peculiar

  4. elusive • adj. out of reach; hard to catch; evasive

  5. eminent • adj. outstanding; prominent; notable

  6. exorbitant • adj. out of orbit; unreasonable

  7. expound • v. to explain in great detail

  8. extricate • v. to free from an entanglement or difficulty

  9. extrovert • n. a person with an outgoing personality

  10. abdicate • v. to give up or resign, especially from a position of power.

  11. aberration • n. a departure from what is typical or normal

  12. abhor • v. to intensely dislike

  13. supercilious • adj. arrogant, haughty, thinking one is above others

  14. Today’s Agenda:1) Solicit Journal Responses in teams.2) Close Reading Questions:1. Identify three instances where the concept of weightlessness appears in the text. 2. In this society, how can weightlessness be considered an act of rebellion? 3. Why do you suppose Vonnegut includes so many verbs to describe the way in which these characters danced? (reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun)3) Continue Utopian Planet Prezi.

  15. Introduction to Satire • Satire: (noun) a type of writing that uses humor to criticize something- a person, a group of people, humanity at large, an attitude or failing, a social institution-in order to reveal a weakness or fault. • Satirical: (adjective) pertaining to or characterized by satire. • Satirist: (noun) a person who engages in producing satire.

  16. Harrison Bergeron Quiz • What has happened to George and Hazel Bergeron’s son? • Describe the “handicap” that George has been given. What is the intended effect of this handicap? Describe the “handicaps” given to the ballerinas. What is the intended effect of these handicaps? • What are the consequences of George removing some of the weight from his handicap? • Why is Harrison Bergeron considered extremely dangerous after he escapes from jail?  Why does George hear the “sound of an automobile crash” when he recognizes Harrison? • What does Harrison do after he chooses his “empress”. • How does the Handicapper General put an end to the acts referred to in question #5? • How do George and Hazel react to the events they have seen on television?

  17. Planet Leadership Committee • Create a presentation via Prezithat illustrates team’s Utopian Planet. • You may use pictures, illustrations (that you have made). • A Constitution • Your System of Government (Democracy, Oligarchy, Monarchy, Totalitarian, etc. • Economic System • Cultural Views • Political, Economic, Cultural • What type of system will exist? • What are the advantages of this system? • What problems do you foresee with this system?

  18. Things to include… • Political, Economic, Cultural • What type of system will exist? • What are the advantages of this system? • What problems do you foresee with this system?

  19. Welcome to Mr. Pandit’s English 3A“Literature Lounge” 24 September 2013 Do Now: Fix the following sentences: Is to early for Hippolito to go to the store. When I go to the mall I have a good time. Studies suggest that certain dogs are cute, they are very cuddly. Students will be able to: analyze the characters, themes, and conflicts of The Jungle Homework: The Jungle Chapters 1-3 w/ Cornell Notes due tomorrow The Jungle Chapters 4-6 w/ Cornell Notes due Friday List 1 Vocabulary Quiz on Thursday

  20. WHEN TWO PARTS OF A SENTENCE CAN STAND ON THEIR OWN AND ARE SEPARATED BY A COMMA, IT IS CALLED A SEMI-COLON • ; • Create two sentences that use a semi-colon.

  21. Today’s Agenda:1) Take The Week in Review Quiz2) Distribute The Jungle and take book numbers3) Review Vocabulary List 14) Finish Quack Notes.4) CNN Student News?

  22. Vocabulary List 1 • eccentric (adj.) 11. supercilious (adj.) • elusive (adj.) 12. supersede (v.) • eminent (adj.) 13. amorphous (adj.) • exorbitant (adj.) 14. anarchy (n.) • expound (v.) 15. anomaly (n.) • extricate (v.) 16. atheist (n.) • extrovert (n.) 17. unfettered (adj.) • abdicate (v.) 18. unfounded (adj.) • aberration (n.) 19. unparalleled (adj.) • abhor (v.) 20. unremitting (adj.)

  23. eccentric • adj. off-center; weird; odd; peculiar

  24. elusive • adj. out of reach; hard to catch; evasive

  25. eminent • adj. outstanding; prominent; notable

  26. exorbitant • adj. out of orbit; unreasonable

  27. expound • v. to explain in great detail

  28. extricate • v. to free from an entanglement or difficulty

  29. extrovert • n. a person with an outgoing personality

  30. abdicate • v. to give up or resign, especially from a position of power.

  31. aberration • n. a departure from what is typical or normal

  32. abhor • v. to intensely dislike

  33. supercilious • adj. arrogant, haughty, thinking one is above others

  34. The Week in Review (Classwork) • Why is prewriting crucial for effective writing? • When prewriting for a persuasive task, what are the first two steps? • What is a thesis statement? • What is the formula for a thesis statement? • Why is writing effectively important? • In terms of grammar, what are the purposes of articles and adverbs? • What occurred at a U.S. Navy yard on 9/16/13? • Name two places where severe weather has devastated communities.

  35. Announcement: If you share a document on GoogleDrive(formerly Google Docs) with a teacher, don’t forget to grant them permission to open the file!You email must include: Your Full NamePeriodTitle (Subject of the email).

  36. Do Now: Parts of Speech 1 • n. = noun – a person, place or thing • (example?) • v. = verb – the action, state, or occurrence in a sentence • adj. = adjective – a word used to describe a noun • adv. = adverb – describes an verb • art. = article – specifies a particular item or object.

  37. Vocabulary List 1 • eccentric (adj.) 11. supercilious (adj.) • elusive (adj.) 12. supersede (v.) • eminent (adj.) 13. amorphous (adj.) • exorbitant (adj.) 14. anarchy (n.) • expound (v.) 15. anomaly (n.) • extricate (v.) 16. atheist (n.) • extrovert (n.) 17. unfettered (adj.) • abdicate (v.) 18. unfounded (adj.) • aberration (n.) 19. unparalleled (adj.) • abhor (v.) 20. unremitting (adj.)

  38. CNN Student News • Part I: Interpretation: Write down five things you learn from CNN Student News. • Part II: Reflection: Choose one story from the above five and explain how it may affect your life. (No more than two or three sentences).