Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Humanities: Of Mice & Men, Symbolism, Themes & Poverty

We'll start with MUGS Quiz #1: It's/Its on NoRedInk.

From there, we will do an activity with Of Mice & Men to help us start seeing the symbolism and themes in the book.

We will revisit the first chapter of the book and use a literacy strategy called coding.

As we read through the chapter again, using the photocopied pages and your design kit tools, use the following codes to mark your thinking.  We will try an experiment with working in groups and on a bigger to do this.

! For ideas/ facts/ points of interest/epiphanies
? For further questions, points of clarification
& For connections

Then we will look at how this book ties into our poverty work.  We'll be using a definition chart from Ruby Payne's A Framework for Understanding Poverty and look for examples from Of Mice & Men to demonstrate our understanding.


Finish: OF MICE & MEN.
If you haven't.

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Req'd Creative Post:
Choose any character from Of Mice & Men and create a photo essay about that character's hopes and dreams for his or her future.  Post or link those images on the blog.  Try to write in the voice of the character.
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