May 17th, 2017

May 17 – 26

Each class will meet for three hours in the afternoon of one day and three hours in the morning of the next day. This is the schedule:

Thursday, May 18 – Block 7 – Block 1
Friday, May 19 – Block 1 – Block 2

Monday, May 22 – Block 2 – Block 3
Tuesday, May 23 – Block 3 – Block 4
Wednesday, May 24 – Block 4 – Block 5
Thursday, May 25 – Block 5 – Block 6
Friday, May 26 – Block 6 – Block 7

  1. Entry 3 Quiz
  2. Finish reading the novel
  3. Class work – Entry 4 Notes (pgs. 126-177)
  4. Temple Grandin movie
  5. Class work – Christopher and Temple
    1. Create three columns for a Venn diagram about Christopher Boone and Temple Grandin.
    2. Create notes to show differences and similarities:
    3. Christopher Both Temple
      Male Autistic Female
      Fictional Hate loud noises Real person
  6. Homework – Christopher and Temple –  Use the class work assignment to write a well-developed, one-paragraph essay about the similarities and differences of Christopher and Temple.  The paragraph should start with a good introductory statement about the two people.  The body of the paragraph should contain several examples of similarities and differences.  The paragraph should end with a conclusion sentence or two to summarize the main points and restate your main idea. (eight to ten sentences)
  7. If you missed the movie, please read these two websites and complete the assignments:

    http://www.biography.com/people/temple-grandin-38062
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin

May 16th, 2017

May 15/16

  1. Journal Entry 3 ( Group CW)
  2. Quiz on Entry 3 next class

Journal Entry #3: Chapters 149-173 (Class work)

 

I.  Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):

  1. Why did Christopher want to find his book?
  2. Why was Christopher excited when he read the first letter from his mother?
  3. Why did Mr. Boone go out the night Christopher read the other letters?
  4. Why did Mrs. Boone start her affair with Roger Shears?
  5. Why did Mrs. Boone decide to leave Christopher and his father?
  6. How did Christopher react when he realized his mother was still alive?
  7. Why did Mr. Boone lie about his wife’s death?
  8. How are people like computers, according to Christopher?
  9. Why did Mr. Boone kill Wellington?
  10. How did Christopher feel about his father after the truth was revealed?

II. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

III. Definitions: (2 points each)

  1. dustbin (91)
  2. post (95)
  3. chow (96)
  4. hypothetical (101)
  5. snooker (104)
  6. tether (107)
  7. plaster (108)
  8. giddy (112)
  9. nocturnal (120)
  10. schizophrenic (121)

May 16th, 2017

May 11/12

  1. Homework is due – Editing Exercise 4
  2. Research Essay Final Draft – This essay must be completed in school.  See me for a time that you can stay after school if you missed class or you need extra time.

May 10th, 2017

May 9/10

  1. Review Editing Exercise 3
  2. Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.
  3. Editing Exercise 4 – HW

May 8th, 2017

May 5/8

  1. Quiz on Entry 2
  2. Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.

May 8th, 2017

May 3/4

  1. Homework is due
  2. Journal Entry 2 ( Group CW)
  3. Quiz on Entry 2 next class

Journal Entry #2: Chapters 73-139 (Class work)

 

I. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):

  1. Why did Christopher’s parents argue often?
  2. Why does Christopher think he would be a good astronaut?
  3. What made Christopher decide to continue his book after he promised he would stop?
  4. What did Mrs. Alexander tell Christopher about Mr. Shears?
  5. Why does Christopher enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes?
  6. How does Christopher feel about his mother’s affair with Mr. Shears?
  7. What is unusual about Christopher’s memory? Do you wish you had the same kind of memory? Why or why not?
  8. How does Mr. Boone react when he finds Christopher’s book?
  9. Why does Christopher hate the colors yellow and brown? Is this hatred unusual?
  10. How does Christopher define love?

II. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

III. Definitions: (2 points each)

  1. claustrophobia (50)
  2. anemic (51)
  3. tartan (54)
  4. dungarees (65)
  5. third degree (66)
  6. roisterers (70)
  7. bog (71)
  8. supernatural (72)
  9. nephritis (84)
  10. Occam’s razor (90)

May 8th, 2017

May 1/2

  1. Entry 2 (CW) – This entry is for pages 46 through 90. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.
  2. HW – Editing Exercise 3 – This was a handout. If you were absent, send me an email (donbunch@spsk12.net) to ask for an alternate assignment.

April 28th, 2017

April 27/28

  1. Curious Incident Quiz 1
  2. MAP Test (if incomplete)
  3. Entry 2 (Class work) – Students wrote notes for pages 46 through 90. This assignment will be completed during the next class.

April 26th, 2017

April 25/26

  1. Homework is due
  2. Homework Review
  3. MAP Test
  4. Entry 1 Quiz next class

April 21st, 2017

April 21/24

Journal Entry #1: Chapters 2 – 71 (Class work)

 

  1. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):
    1. Christopher’s reaction to Wellington’s death is different than readers might expect in what way?
    2. How did the policeman upset Christopher? How did Christopher react?
    3. How are prime numbers like life?
    4. How does Christopher feel about metaphors? Why?
    5. When is a simile a lie?
    6. Why does Christopher not tell lies?
    7. How does Christopher react to his mother’s death?
    8. Why does Christopher leave Mrs. Alexander’s yard?
    9. Why does Christopher think Mr. Shears killed Wellington?
    10. What type of school does Christopher attend?
  2. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

(Example) – Christopher became confused and upset when the police officer started asking him too many questions in a row. When I was young, my parents asked me too many questions whenever one of my brothers and I were in trouble. I understand why Christopher just wanted to cover his ears to stop the questions.

  • Definitions (from the dictionary): (2 points each)
  1. stimulus (5)
  2. white noise (8)
  3. dementia (13)
  4. slander (14)
  5. apocryphal (16)
  6. aneurysm (27)
  7. embolism (27)
  8. red herring (31)
  9. bloke (37)
  10. marzipan (41)

# See me for the homework handout if you missed the class.

# Next class, we will have the MAP test.

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