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UPCOMING ASSESSMENTS:

FRIDAY, May 8 - Election Day!!!!
WED. May 13 - Book Cover for Summative
TH. May 14 - Pitch for Book cover
TUE. May 19 - first draft of essay
TH. May 21 - FINAL draft of essay

Use this PDF of the novel, if you left yours at school...
http://gv.pl/pdf/lord_of_the_flies.pdf

Use the site below to view any particular words from the novel you have trouble understanding. Vocabulary words from the novel are defined chapter by chapter on this great site: http://lordoftheflies.org/img/vocab.htm

VIEW AN ANIMATED ANALYSIS:
CHAPTER ONE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui_9Lfwn8ck
CHAPTER TWO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDJSctvxWi0
CHAPTER THREE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goaXwjn8b2U
CHAPTER FOUR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A387WhrMsKc
CHAPTER FIVE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX26s3Wjs-k
CHAPTER SIX: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGdJWmR4Zc
CHAPTER SEVEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgoZHLheLw4
CHAPTER EIGHT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNbV-BIKdss
CHAPTER NINE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC8scDc2lnw
CHAPTER TEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udPdHGep6l4
CHAPTER ELEVEN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XH2qufbM5w
CHAPTER TWELVE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fItkYh5T3mg


READ the LitChart SUMMARIES AND NOTES: a handy PDF you can print or read on-line that summarizes chapters, discusses theme topics, symbols, characters, significant quotations, etc. A great reference guide. http://www.litcharts.com/files/pdf/printer/lordoftheflies-LitChart.pdf

CHECK OUT this game: http://nobelprize.org/educational/literature/golding/


TU. May 5
Did a book cover activity, judging covers
Reviewed chapters 4 and started 5
Read to end of CH. 9 tonight
Mon. May 4
Worked on elections
Did an activity regarding propaganda
FRI. May 1
Handed out essay topics and began watching Brooks' film The Lord of the Flies
TH. Apr. 30
Began activity for Elections!!!
Also discussed propaganda, watched PPT and began looking at the kinds of tactics and strategies used by Nazis in their propaganda
Deconstructed the Nazi posters on the PPT by looking at the placement of the images and basic principles of composition
WED. Apr. 29
Catch-up period for reading and Chapter questions
TU. Apr. 28
Read Chapter 6 for homework and do the discussion questions for Chapter 5 (questions 1-5 should be finished too)
MON. Apr. 27
Looked at scene in which Roger tests his civilized restraints by throwing rocks at Henry
Discussed Ralph and Jack's argument over the shelters and their priorities
Debated FOOD vs. SHELTER, vs. SIGNAL FIRE
FR. Apr. 24
Discussed Chapter 3 and 4
READ CH. 5 and do CH. 4 questions
TH. Apr. 23
Discussed questions and looked at the imagery of Jack as becoming a predatory animal
Discussed the implications of ancient time and the natural forces of nature - boys becoming immersed in a primitive way of life out of necessity
READ Ch. 4
Do CH. 3 questions
WED. Apr. 22
Continued discussion of fire with special attention to the metaphors and imagery of the fire as a predatory animal
Discussed Piggy, Ralph, Jack, and Simon
READ CH. 3
DO CH. 2 DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
TU. Apr. 21
Discussion questions discussed! Do 6-7 for homework and finish Chapter 2
Discussed developments and fire
MON. Apr. 20
Began "Lost at Sea" activity in groups for pre-reading Lord of the Flies
Continued reading book and discussed the first chapter
Questions 1-5 for homework
Read Chapter 2