You have four zones in which you may function today. The intention is to maximize our classroom time opportunities for folks to get what they need/want from the class period. We won't be able to do this everyday. But I'd like to try it out and see how well it works.
1. Use the inspiration area as a discussion hub to discuss Mrs. Dalloway. Please record your conversation for my benefit in some way.
2. Use a cluster of desks in the center of the room to run a peer editing workshop. I'll create a shared Google doc on which you should paste each essay examined and mark up with your comments. Start from the same place we began the other day: author cannot speak, comments and constructive criticisms given, author given a chance to ask questions and clarify.
3. Find a comfortable space and work on your synthesis essay in solo fashion. Again, share it with me through Google docs so I can see the results of your Wednesday.
4. Find a comfortable space and answer some of the questions on Google+.
Friday will be a very discussion and movement and chess oriented day. And next Tuesday will be rich with discussion.
Folks that intend to buy their own copy of The Hours should get their hands on it by early next week.
Write: Synthesis Essay 1st Submission Draft Due Next Class! Thursday! Rubric here!
Blog: 3+ entries for Friday, 9/27
Assigned Creative Blog Post: Mrs. Dalloway employs color in meaningful, powerful ways. Perhaps you have noticed this, perhaps you have not. (Pay particular attention to flowers, foods, skies, clothing and faces.)
Use Colourlovers.com to create a custom palette of at least three colors relating to meaning in Mrs. Dalloway. You will need to name the palette and each color within it. Be certain to choose purposeful names and push your self to go beyond the concrete. (Concrete: "blue sky" because the sky was blue.)
Share your palette on your blog w/ explanations of your choices.
Added Challenge: Create a piece of digital art employing the color palette in a way congruent to Virginia Woolf.
Dallowinian Reading Chunks (pg. #s are Mt. Blue copies, Harcourt ed.)
1: a t an O an F (1 - 29)
2: he never saw her again (29 - 64)
3: Dr. Holmes, looking not quite so kind. (64-94)
4. Elizabeth Dalloway mounted the Westminster Omnibus (94 - 139)
5. For there she was (139 - End)
One reading per night.Blue Day classes finish the book for Tuesday, the 1st. Gold Day classes finish for Monday the 30th.