May 31

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Letters from your freshmen selves
  2. Quiz 6 (161-240)
  3. Watch “Ely” scene on film
  4. Discuss:
    1. Ely and his strange messages
    2. “Do you think your fathers are watching?” (196)
    3. The baby
    4. Dialogue

HW:

  1. Read 200-240
  2. Annotate one of the Section 6 Passages (there are three, but on this document they are replicated three times).  Be prepared to engage in an in-depth discussion of the passage next class.
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May 29

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 5 (126-161)
  2. Section 5 Quotes
  3. Discuss staying in the shelter
  4. Annotate Section 5 Passage
  5. Read 161-174
    1. Select a Section 6 quote from the old man’s dialogue

HW:

  1. Read through page 200
    1. 198 is graphic and can be skipped
    2. Section 6 Quote: select an interesting or contradictory quote from the old man’s dialogue

May 20

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Analyze opening scene of the movie The Road
  2. Quiz 3 (61-86)
  3. Passage 3: Select between pages 77 and 83
  4. Work on chronology worksheet
  5. Read page 87 together.  What?!

HW:

  1. Read through 125
    1. Choose your own passage 4

May 14

DUE: Cause & Effect Final Draft (to Turnitin.com today)


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Quiz 1 (1-28)
  2. Discuss setting / characters
    1. Record questions on bookmark
  3. Annotate Section 1 Passage – Page 15
    1. Use the Annotation Guide when annotating.  This means we used all three columns:
      1. Looked up words and paraphrased difficult sentences
      2. Wrote questions raised by the text (and potential answers)
      3. Wrote our personal responses to those questions

HW:

  1. Read through page 60

May 10

DUE: None


ACTIVITIES:

  1. Introduce The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    1. Section 1 – Opening Excerpt
    2. The Road Bookmark – 2019
      1. Complete the boxes for Passage 1
  2. Read opening pages (through page 8)
  3. Clarify reading calendar:
    1. Quiz 1 – May 14
    2. Quiz 2 – May 16
    3. Quiz 3 – May 20
    4. Quiz 4 – May 22
    5. May 24: No quiz
    6. Quiz 5 – May 29
    7. Quiz 6 – May 31
    8. Quiz 7 – June 4
    9. Quiz 8 – June 6
    10. FINAL: Socratic Seminar on June 10

DUE:

  1. Cause & Effect Final Draft due to Turnitin.com before class on Tuesday, May 14
  2. Read through page 28 of The Road