Project info — Details here – updated, often
Into the Wild due the day we return from exams — Tue. for F period, Wed for A and C Block.
Chapters 5 up through 8 in Into the Wild due Friday for F Block, Monday for A and C Block.
Update – Thursday 12/12
Also due Monday for A and C block and Thursday for F bloc
Make sure you have a Google Doc titled with your name and multigenre project ie “Bernier-MultiGenre”
In that doc — come up with a top three of places (must be US related) to research for your MultiGenre Project – have at least one website listed for each place.
Have brainstorms ready for class.
Bring one example of an editorial that you read, understood, and enjoyed to class on Monday.
Places to find editorials (besides the daily newspaper at home) —
The New York Times
The Boston Globe
If you did a brainstorm map online — share it in the comments below.
Finish Book for Friday
Use coggle.it or your favorite brainstorming method to come up with a list of things that you could write an editorial about. See Ms. B’s Example here.
Read chapters 10 & 11
Write three discussion questions for just chapters 10 &11
Quiz on chapters 8-9 on Wed 10/16
Sample Question Starters Here
Ms. Bernier’s Twelve Stories
and Then Some
- The Lorax – take care of your space – “unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, things are not going to get better, they’re not”
- Yertle the Turtle – remember the little people- “And the turtles, all the turtles are free. Like turtles, and all creatures should be”
- Helen Keller – you can do anything with a good teacher “W.A.T.E.R”
- A Wrinkle in Time – exploration of self and the universe -“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. “
- Bridge to Terebithia – fairy tales are closer than you think – “You never know ahead of time what something’s really going to be like.”
- Little House on the Prairie – adventure, family, self-reliance – “You should never be ashamed of work you have done only work that you haven’t.”
- Sailing around the Room – the mundane is beautiful – “It seems only yesterday I used to believe there was nothing under my skin but light. If you cut me I could shine.
But now when I fall upon the sidewalks of life, I skin my knees. I bleed.”
- To Kill a Mockingbird – people need to be judged on the content of their character -“People generally see what they look for, and hear what they listen for.”
- Cat’s Cradle – Religion is a mess, the world is upside down, crazy people are in charge-
“Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder ‘why, why, why?’
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.”
- A Prayer for Owen Meany – we all have a little greatness in us – ” ‘DON’T SOUND SO ASHAMED,’ he said. ‘READING IS A GIFT.’
‘I learned it from you,’ I told him.
‘IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU LEARNED IT- IT’S A GIFT. IF YOU CARE ABOUT SOMETHING, YOU HAVE TO PROTECT IT. IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A WAY OF LIFE YOU LOVE, YOU HAVE TO FIND THE COURAGE TO LIVE IT.’”
- The Color Purple – the world is dark, but there are bright spots to be found- “I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
- The Great Gatsby – Against all things, there is hope
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”