1. Do now: Students wrote a sentence using the word condescending or disdain. Some classes selected motifs if they hadn’t yet.
2. Vocabulary notes. We took notes on Wordskills vocab up to #13.
3. Motif & irony notes. On a sheet of notebook paper headed “Novel Terms” L17, students took the following notes:
- motif: any repeated word, phrase, symbol, image, or idea in a text. For example: strength and weakness (strong and weak characters; strong and weak laws; strong and weak buildings; strong and weak handshakes)
- irony: the difference between what you expect and what you get
verbal irony: when you say one thing and mean something else. Often used for humor.
examples: sarcasm (“Oh, that’s not creepy at all.”), in To Kill a Mockingbird the narrator describes the fact that the Havertons “dispatched” a man when she really means the Havertons murdered a man.
4. Reading time. Students took some time at the end of class to continue reading. Everyone needs to make sure to add to their Reference Sheet as they read.
HW: Finish reading Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird. You are welcome to read ahead!