Here is our reading schedule:
Here is the schedule for our final week:
Tuesday Exit Interviews: Keola, Olivia, Julia, Jada, Arianna, Reilly
Thursday Exit Interviews: Liam, Makena, Ikem, Josh, Charlotte, Caleb, Eric
We're nearing the end of the semester, and you will now prepare for an exit interview. You and I will sit down and discuss your big takeaways from this course. In order to help you prepare, you will reorganize your World Lit Portfolio to represent your growth in the areas of Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening, and Thinking. Copy and paste the following standards on each of the respective pages of your portfolio.
Thinking & Learning
Analyze the meaning and cumulative impact of words and phrases on meaning and tone, including figurative and connotative meanings.
Analyze a theme or central idea of a text and its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., Siddhartha, Govinda, Kamala, Shinji, and Hatsue, etc.) develop over the course of the novels, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Craft a narrative to develop real experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Initiate and participate in collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led), building on others’ ideas and expressing your own ideas.
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
Once these are on your Digication, begin reorganizing your portfolio to provide evidence of your growth towards these standards.
The Siddhartha and other sections will go away and you will build a showcase portfolio of your work under the main headings of the skills that the class is designed to help you work on.
Using the Organize option, you can move pages from one section to another. You will use your Digication as a guide to your exit interview. In preparation for the interview, be prepared to speak to the following questions:
1. What did you learn?
2. What about this class is most useful to you?
3. What would you recommend to others about finding success in this class?
4. What area in your life was strengthened or improved by this class?
5. List the ways you have grown as a result of this course?
6. What problems did you encounter? What risks did you take?
7. What experience of this course demonstrated your strengths and talents and why?
8. If you had it to do all over again, would you? Why?
For your learning station entry on Digication, include the following:
For your Story Telling Assignment, complete the graph for the story that you will pitch to coaches on Tuesday's class. Let me know if you have any questions.
After our first day working with Regan at Story Works Alaska, post a 150 word reflection on Digication about how telling your story can be beneficial to you now and in the future. Also, how does this connect to what we have been studying all semester?
Things you need to know for Monday's class:
Now that we have studied a bit of Indian culture and Buddhism, write 250 words on a new page in your portfolio. Reflect on the ideas that you have learned. What do you know now that you didn't in January? How do you see the world differently? What questions remain? What new interests or connections are particularly compelling?
Be sure to upload your Dhammapada annotated texts along with the work that your team did to facilitate the class discussion.
With your partner, prepare your learning station for Thursday, March 31st. I'm looking to be impressed by your level of sophistication and growth as compared the the first learning stations early in the semester.
Reading (for Thursday, 3/31)
Read the first two chapters of The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima.
Let me know if you have questions.
As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Happy Spring Break!
We had a very productive work day today. For Wednesday's class, bring a thesis statement that has both a subject and a feature and connects to an interest you have about Siddhartha. Possible topics include:
An example thesis statement might be: Siddhartha uses the structure of triad chapters in order to echo the role of cycles in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Also, complete 3rd Quarter Reflection in Digication.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Using one of the selected quotes from the final chapter of Siddhartha, write 1-2 paragraphs of academic analysis.
Your task has three parts.
Use your most sophisticated and academic voice. This means, elevated word choice, sophisticated sentences, and correct grammar.
Post these reflections to your portfolio and turn in the assignment through Digication.