Friday, October 5, 2018

Monday/Tuesday, October 8/9, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

If you haven't typed your short story into MyAccess yet, do that as soon as possible.  You may revise and edit up until October 11.  We need that deadline so your scores can go on this term.
You will have some time in class to finish up on October 10/11.
 Watch for feedback from Ms. Dorsey on MyAccess, in an email or message, or as a hard copy.
Watch for comments and embedded comments on MyAccess.   Here are links to  the  handouts:

October 11 is the deadline for all late or missing work for
Term 1, and for extra credit work.
You will be able to hand in your unused hall passes
by the last day of the term.

Targets for Today:

I can write a short response.
I can identify characters, setting, and conflict in movies and books.

Today’s  Agenda:

This is a self-starter, so as soon as you come into the classroom, pick up your composition book, and get started writing.  Write about a half-page.  You must write, but you may also, if you have time, add small illustrations. 
1.  In your composition book,  respond to this prompt:
         Have you ever felt like an outsider?  When has that happened and how, and how did you feel?  If not, tell about people you'ver observed who have been treated like outsiders or who have felt like outsiders.  

Definition: Outsider:  a person who does not belong to a particular group.
synonyms:stranger,  nonmember

2.  Looking at comments and embedded comments on MyAccess.

3.  Getting Ready for The Outsiders 

Our First Class Novel: The Outsiders

 We will watch a scene from the movie 
                     Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  

 We will watch a short clip from the novel The Outsiders 
        by  S. E. Hinton. 

      Both of these movies are about "outsiders." 
       And, like you, the narrator of The Outsiders, at the beginning of the book, has just seen a movie with Paul Newman.  

Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy

C. Thomas Howell as Ponyboy Curtis

Today we will learn more about some important Elements of Literature. 
Discuss:  In the clip from The Outsiders (and in the clip from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid), what are the. . . 
  1. characters
  2. setting 
  3. conflict
  4. protagonist
  5. antagonist 
In your composition book, tape the chart on the next page.  We will fill it in together.
Elements of Literature
Example—Butch and Sundance
Example --  The Outsiders





A2 -- to page 10  He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.
B5 -- to page 5 --"I could smell English Leather shaving lotion and stale tobacco. . . .
B6 -- -- to page 10  He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school.
B8 -- to page  10  same

If You Were Absent:

See above.
Write your response to the self-starter prompt. 

If you were absent, see this post:

Elements of Literature Chart 11-20-14


Elements of Literature
characters: the people
setting: the place and time it happens
conflict: the problem
protagonist:  the good guy or main character
antagonist: the bad guy or enemy of the main character

Terminos literarios
Protagonista: Personaje principal
Antagonist: antagonista

Argumento: plot -- events that make up a story, particularly as they relate to one another through cause and consequences.  
eventos que conforman una historia, particularmente en lo que se relacionan entre sí a través de la causa y las consecuencias.

Climax:  The most intense, exciting, or important point of something --a turning point when the problem is solved or reduced
El punto más intenso, emocionante o importante de algo: un punto de inflexión cuando el problema se resuelve o reduce

narrador:  narrator -- A person who narrates something, esp. a character to tells the events of a novel or narrative poem.
Una persona que narra algo, esp. Un personaje que narra los acontecimientos de una novela o poema narrativo

 Help and Enrichment 
Where was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid filmed?
ColoradoUtah, New Mexico, and for the Bolivia scenes, Cuernavaca and TaxcoMexico.

How old were the actors when they made the movie of The Outsiders?
Ponyboy -- C. Thomas Howell -- 17 years old
Dally Winston -- Matt Dillon  -- 19 years old
Johnny Cade  -- Ralph Macchio --  22 years old
Darrell Curtis  -- Patrick Swayze --  31 years old
Sodapop Curtis -- Rob Lowe -- 19 years old
Two-Bit  Mathews -- Emilio Estevez --  21 years old
Steve Randall -- Tom Cruise -- 21 years old
Cherry Valance -- Diane Lane -- 18 years old
Bob/Robert Sheldon -- Leif Garrett --  22 years old