WHAT WE DID: 2/2

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • LIBRARY LESSON: Novels in verse & fabulous fun poetry
    • HRL QUESTIONS 1, 2, 3
      • Describe/explain how the setting influences the plot. If the setting is not important to the plot, why do you think the author chose the particular setting of the story?
      • Why do you think the author decided to create the main character to tell this story? Even if the story is not told in first-person, why this character?Explain your thoughts.
      • What is a universal theme from this book? How is the theme expressed? Explain.
    • HOMEWORK: 
      • HRL due Tuesday, February 7th
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Allegory mini lesson continued: “Allegory is a type of metaphor used to convey hidden meaning(s) through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, and/or events, which together create the moral, spiritual, or political meaning the author wishes to convey.” 
    • With a partner, begin to look for examples of allegory within the text. You can find the story online: www.hinds.k12.ms.us/cms/lib07/…/Centricity/…/story%20thank%20you%20maam.pd…
    • AND THE NPR STORY CORPS AUDIO
    • www.npr.org/2008/03/28/89164759/a-victim-treats-his-mugger-right
    • LIBRARY LESSON: Famous Black authors & the Coretta Scott King Award titles
    • HRL QUESTIONS 1, 2, 3
      • Describe/explain how the setting influences the plot. If the setting is not important to the plot, why do you think the author chose the particular setting of the story?
      • Why do you think the author decided to create the main character to tell this story? Even if the story is not told in first-person, why this character?Explain your thoughts.
      • What is a universal theme from this book? How is the theme expressed? Explain.
    • HOMEWORK:
      • HRL due Tuesday, February 7th
  • ENGLISH 8

FEBRUARY 2ND IS NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY!

Will he see his shadow or will he not?  That is the question!

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Groundhog Day is observed on February 2nd, each year in the United States and Canada.  For a nice welcomed break during the winter, on this day the groundhog awakens from his nap and goes outside to see if he can see his shadow.  It is believed by many that if the groundhog sees his shadow that there will then be six more weeks of winter. If this is so,  he then retrieves back into his den and goes back to sleep.  If he is not able to see his shadow, the groundhog remains outside to play and people celebrate believing that spring is just around the corner.

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