Agenda 1-6-2015 - Renton School District

Agenda 1-6-2015
Juniors - Huck Finn
Freshmen - Odyssey
Good Morning 1-6-2015
Step 1: Please grab your notebook and Huckleberry Finn
Step 2: Please open your notebook to a new page or where you left off of from
yesterday, date it, and label it Journal
Near the end of Huck Finn (near chapter 31). Why is
Huck upset when Jim is sold? Why is it important
that Huck says, “All right, then, I’ll go to hell.”?
Huck Finn Review Game
1. Choose a Partner! Come grab a handout once you have that partner.
2. Grab a pair of scissors
3. Slice up the sheet, so that the individual lines of the game are loose
and can be reordered.
4. First group to get this
5. When you’re done, give the class the answers and then discuss any
plot points the students don’t remember.
“Advice to Youth”
1. Read: Annotate as asked
1. Then Look up 5 of the words and define them. Write
on paper given.
1. Finally List at least three things that Mark Twain is
critical of in “Advice to Youth”, and explain the point
that he is trying to make about each one.
Claim, Evidence, Warrant
Definition of Claim:
An assertion usually supported with evidence. Usually includes a support,
refute, or qualify statement.
Example: Students should not have cell phones in school because it is a
distraction in the classroom
Definition of Evidence: Evidence provided to bolster the Claim and support
the Warrant.
Backing: In 2010, cell phone violations were the second most disciplined
offense at Kentridge High School.
Definition of Warrant: the implied statement that creates a logical connection
between the Claim and the Backing.
Example: Even though cell phones are banned from school, it is assumed all
students carry a cell phone with them, and many of them send text messages
in class, but are never caught.
Huck Finn Theme Expert
• Find 12 Best Mentions
• Research Modern
• Submit Four Summaries
w/article or link
• Prepare 15 Minute
• Three Twain Examples
• Three Modern World
Good Morning/Afternoon 1-6-2015
•Step 1: Grab your notebook & your copy of the odyssey
•Step 2: Start a fresh page or continue from where you
last were date it and label it DO NOW: Journal
What is the name of your outside reading book?
Tell me the plot of your story in two sentences.
Did you like the book yes or no? Why or why
Weaponry of the Odyssey
As Odysseus must soon prepare to take back his castle
we need to think about how he will defend himself.
This is a kill or be killed scenario...
Brainstorm with your table mates a list of weapons
available to Odysseus? (put in notebook)
What other cultures use those weapons?
How has weaponry changed over time?
If you were around then what weapon would you
Reading Logs Odyssey: Cattle of the Sun
Below your reading logs answer the following questions:
1. What is Eurylochus’s “insidious plea” (lines 879-894)? If you were a member of the crew,
would you be swayed by this argument, or would you heed Odysseus’ warning? Do you
think murdering the cattle is justified, or is it sacrilege?
1. Odysseus constantly takes personal credit when things go right, but on lines 915-918 he
blames the gods for letting him fall asleep. What has happened, who does he blame, and
what does this say about Odysseys?
Missing Book Presentations
Take Diligent notes while your peers teach you about parts of the Odyssey
that you will not read.
Ask any questions you may have so there is clarity.

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