Sunday, March 19, 2017

ENG T4 D3 Importance of Parental Influence and Back Story

ENG T4 D3 Importance of Parental Influence and Back Story

WJ#35  The Influence of My Parent’s

Make two headings, one for your mom and one for your dad.
Underneath each write down what influences each parent had on you.  What traits did you get from each parent?  What passions did you get from each?  What values?  If the traits are common to both parents put them in the middle.

Love of opera & the classics
Don’t waste things

Be a good person
-Love of the classics & classical music
-Turn the other cheek. Be a true Christian.
-Love of quality
Worldview: People
are basically good.

2. Back Story: Influence of Mariam's Mom and Dad

Group: Make a Body Map for each parent

3. Discuss the parents influence

HW: Read to p. 51

ENG T4 Day 2 Books Make A Difference

ENG T4 Day 2   Books Make A Difference

How to Make A Difference in Your Life:

“Get up - and read (5:30am-6:30am)! Make one of your hard life rules to read an hour every day. Let’s agree with Charlie Jones that, “You will be the same person in 5 years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read” and schedule relationships and reading first, then organize the rest of your life around them.”

“I think we ought to read . . . the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? . . .We need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone.  .  .  . A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”

Term 4 Plans—4 things

1. Read a book that expands your mind and soul.

2. Complete a project that makes a difference to the world in some way. (ongoing throughout term 4)

3. Storytelling Unit (with other senior classes).
         Senior Storytelling Night

4. Amnesia Project

#1. Read a book.  
Read a book that expands your mind and soul:
**A Thousand Splendid Suns
I Am Malala
Rent Collector

Reading Skills to Get More Meaning From Books

What parts of the book are most important:
Beginning, Climax, End


Names (double meanings)

Introduction of characters





2. Read Chapter 1 in class. 

HW:  Read to p. 34 for homework.

The Rent Collector by Cameron Wright

Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working. Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money--a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one womans journey to save her son and another womans chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia--perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia--everyone deserves a second chance.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Term 4 Day 1 Make A Difference

ENG TERM 4  3/14/17    Making A Difference

1. GRADES:  Follow the deadlines.  Follow instructions.  This is a skill you need to take on or your life will not work in college or work.

2. 21st Century Skills: 
Critical Thinking

3. New Unit:  Make a Difference

Music Video: Michael Jackson's We Are the World
Feature Film: Pay It Forward clips

WJ#34    If you could change anything about the world, what would it be?  If you could solve any problem people of the world experience, what would that be?  Why did you choose those things?  What would you like to do to make a difference in those problems? 
Write a page.

4. Share with the class.