Now that we’ve finished reading Haroun and the Sea of Stories, we are left with an ambiguous ending: Was it all a fantasy? Or did Haroun really go on a fantastic adventure?
Choose a side and defend it using a TE/EA paragraph.
•T: Make a claim that the adventure really happened, or that it was all a dream/fantasy.
•Ev: Find at least two pieces of evidence that support your claim (be sure to include page #).
•Ex: Explain your evidence in context.
•A: Analyze the significance of your claim. Does it matter if it was real or not? Why?
DUE Monday 11/28
This is your 5th and final TE/EA structure paragraph for Mastery Work 2: the Paragraph Portfolio! Review your MW assignment sheet to see what paragraphs you may be missing.
(If you lost it, click HERE for an electronic copy.)
*Paragraphs 2 - 4 will be returned with feedback early next week.
Remember to look through the text and identify an example of YOUR GROUP'S literary device in Haroun and the Sea of Stories - record the quote along with the page number, and bring that example with you to class tomorrow so that the group can finish putting together your lesson plan!
Click HERE for the full lesson plan assignment.
This is your 4th TE/EA paragraph about Haroun and the Sea of Stories.
Your paragraph should support the following CLAIM:
Haroun's story fits into the model of Campbell's Hero Journey.
E/E (x3): Identify and discuss, using textual evidence, at least 3 stages of the Hero's Journey (monomyth) that Haroun has gone through.
A: Analyze how Haroun grew as a character by going through these stages.
DUE Monday 11/21 **PRO TIP** Check your own notes or scroll down on this blog page to find the TE/EA structure and Hero's Journey notes from October and September.
For tomorrow, read through the end of Chapter 10 (Haroun's Wish) - page 176.
Be prepared for a quick reading question/homework check at the beginning of class!
Read chapters 8 and 9 (up to page 156) and answer the 10 guided reading questions with as much detail as possible.
If you lost the guided reading handout, click HERE to see an electronic copy.
Reading and all ten questions should be completed by class time on Monday 11/14.
We have now read over half of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Write one TE/EA paragraph that discusses one of the themes that Rushdie seems to be developing in this novel. (You can refer to your brainstorming and our class discussion for ideas!)
T- Clearly state the theme you have identified in the text.
E- Find at least two pieces of text evidence that support your theme. Make sure to introduce and properly cite each quote.
E- Explain what the evidence shows, within the context of the story.
A- Make sure you've fully proven the claim through your evidence. Then be sure to extend to WHY this central idea matters. What can we take away from it?
Due Monday 11/14. 8 points.
1) Complete the Theme Practice Packet. Click HERE to download a copy if you lost yours.
2) Read pages 113 - 121 in Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Brainstorm several ideas for possible THEMES for the novel, based on the discussion in these pages.
Theme Practice sheet and reading DUE in class on 11/9.
READ pages 105 - 110 and CHARACTERIZE Blabbermouth. In your notebook or on a post-it, jot down a statement about what type of person Blabbermouth seems to be, and make a bullet-point list of evidence in support of that statement.
WRITE one well-developed TE/EA structure paragraph that compares and contrasts Chup and Gup, based on what you know of these two societies so far. You may consider the living situations, geography, habits, and/or worldviews of the Guppees and the Chupwalas.
Scroll down for a reminder of what each of the parts of a TE/EA structure paragraph should be, and don't forget that your topic sentence should capture the overall point of the paragraph - you are writing about BOTH Chup and Gup, not just one of them.
Due in class on Monday 11/7
9th Grade Foundations
This class serves as a gateway course to our choice-based English Language Arts curriculum! It is a foundational course which will ensure the readiness of your reading and writing skills to support your learning throughout the rest of your high school career.