Week 2 Lit 1

Monday, June 20

  • Planners: read pages 9-19
  • Sign into the wiki and go to your name page. In edit mode, start a new section at the bottom called class work with a heading level 3. You can copy and paste the following:
+++ Class Work
  • Then, start a new page under that heading called 'Response Questions' followed by your name. You start a new page by enclosing the name of the page you want to create in three square brackets on either side. Each page MUST have its own name unique to the wiki, so always follow your new page names with your name, first or last or both. It will look like the following (but have your name, rather than mine):
[[[Response Questions Hamann]]]
  • hit save and then click on your new link, click create page, and then in edit mode, type today's date and then respond to the following question:
    • What do you think of Lucy so far? What is she like? Do you think she is someone you would like to know? Why or why not?
Next
  • We will discuss characterization and different types of characters.
  • Start a new page in your class work section called 'characters' followed by your name. On this page we will make a list of characters as we meet them in the book. For today, go through and take note of all of the characters we have met so far and note how they relate to Lucy, as well as their physical and behavioral characteristics.
  • Last 15 minutes of class, get started on your reading assignment for tomorrow: pages 9-19.

Tuesday, June 21

  • Planners: Pages 20-35, Chapter 2
  • Response Question for today:
    • Why do you think Lucy doesn't want to have Sheila over or go to Sheila's house? Why do you think Lucy always goes to get her dad home from the bar? Why doesn't she just leave him there?
  • Finish characterization discussion (watch video)
  • Add new characters to your characters page (the girls at school, dad's drinking buddies, etc.). What do we know about each of them? What clues has the author given us about their characters (physical and behavioral characteristics).
  • Discuss what is happening in the book so far. What else have we learned about Lucy? What is school like for her? Why?
  • Last 15 minutes of class, get started on your reading assignment for tomorrow: pages 20-35.

Wednesday, June 22

  • Planners: Pages 36-50, Chapter 3
  • * Response Question for today:
    • Why does having Bar around make Lucy feel more optimistic?
  • Quiz on the first two chapters of the book!
  • Discuss chapter 2 and add new characters to your characters page.
  • Last 20 minutes of class, get started on your reading assignment for tomorrow: pages 36-50.

Thursday, June 23

  • Planners: Pages 51-64, Chapter 4
  • I have given you feedback on your name pages via wiki messages — check your messages!
  • * Response Question for today:
    • Why do you think Lucy leaves town after Bar dies? Why then and not after any of the nights her dad passed out in the bar? What do you think is going to happen next?
  • Discuss the third chapter of the book. Something that Lucy hated about herself has allowed her to leave town. What do you guys think of that? What do you think Lucy should have done? Is she making the right choice?
  • Last 20 minutes of class, get started on your reading assignment for tomorrow: pages 51-64.

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