Friday, November 16, 2018
REMINDER: Be sure you have chosen a theme and are making note of places where that theme is addressed in the book. This will only get harder if you wait!
You should have finished reading at least the first 12 chapters by Monday.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday Thoughts - What is your opinion of sarcasm? Why do you think this way?
We spent some time discussing the fact that the words that Mark Twain gives his characters to say do not necessarily portray Twain's own views. Pap's drunken rant is a prime example. Sometimes Twain may believe just the opposite of what some of his characters say, so careful evaluation is necessary to discern Twain's message.
You should have read through chapter 10 by tomorrow.
Introductory paragraph writing assignments were handed back today. Read the information that was attached and take the necessary next steps. Talk to me if you have questions. I am typically available to meet before or after school, or during hours 2, 3, 6, 7, or 8. I am happy to help - just ask!
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Today we discussed satire, which Mark Twain uses regularly in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to mock certain institutions or ways of thinking, including government, slavery, religion, education, and civilization.
Modern example of satire Video
You should have read the first 7 chapters by tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Today we did our M.U.G.shots that were neglected yesterday. We continued with our discussion and reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Be sure to choose a theme to follow if you have not already done so and make sure you are making note of places that theme appears in the book. Read through chapter five for tomorrow. Work through the packet for chapters 1-15 as you are able. It is due next Tuesday.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Today we began our reading of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We listened to/read chapter 1 in class, and chapter 2 is assigned for tonight's reading.
The chapters 1-15 packet should be completed as the reading is done and will be due after those chapters are done.
It is important to choose a theme to follow throughout the book. Do this early on, so you have plenty of time to make note of references to that theme. This is important for the final essay due at the end of the unit.
Huck Finn papers
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Short classes today for our half day schedule! We briefly looked at Mark Twain's biographical background and read an introduction to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Today's slides
The schedule for Huck Finn assignments was handed out. Nothing is due on Monday for Huck Finn but you are welcome to begin reading if you would like. You are encouraged to listen to the story being read aloud using the YouTube link provided on the left side while you follow along in your book. This will make it easier to get through the dialect that can hinder reading at times.
For those who want to read ahead: Here is the packet for the first 15 chapters.
ASSIGNMENT DUE MONDAY - Introductory theme paragraph based on "The Grave"
Enjoy your weekend!
Next week we will begin our study of the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Today we addressed the controversy connected with this book. We examined and evaluated the views of a few people on both sides of the issue by watching videos. Our prayer is that we will read this book and have discussions which are God-pleasing and demonstrate our love for one another and for all people.
If you were absent, be sure to take the time to watch the videos linked in the slides. Consider the questions and complete the worksheet.
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