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Ewrt 2 class 1

  1. 1. Class 1
  2. 2. AGENDA  A Game of Thrones: Prologue Website Green Sheet Syllabus Add Codes Contests/Analytic Authorities Contest 1: Content Rhetorical Strategy: using compressed statements to communicate meaning: Writing Social and Political Haiku
  3. 3. Websitehttp://ewrt2palmore.wordpress.co m  Green Sheet Syllabus
  4. 4. http://ewrt2palmore.wordpress.com In order to do the homework, you must establish an account.  To make your own FREE Word Press account, go to wordpress.com and click on the large, orange button that says, “Get started here.” The system will walk you through a series of steps that will allow you to set up your own user-friendly Word Press blog.  If you dont want a blog, you can signup for just a username. Make sure you sign in with YOUR Word Press username before you post on our class page so you get credit for your work. If you prefer not to use your own name, you may use a pseudonym. Please email me your username if it is significantly different from your real name. If you cannot establish your website and username, please come to my office hours as soon as possible, and I will help you with the process. Much of our work will take place online, so establishing this connection is mandatory.
  5. 5. ADD CODES  I will give add codes on Tuesday of week 2 to ensure I can add the highest number of people. You must come to each class if you want to be added. I will take 35 students.
  6. 6. Contests/Analytic Authorities  Each student will select a character for which he or she will be responsible. This, of course, includes learning about the character’s family and history. It also means being responsible for tracking behaviors, acts, and motivations. The order of choosing characters will be determined through five contests held during the first three class periods. The first will be today. Two and three will be on Thursday. Four and five will be next Tuesday. The contests will include three content quizzes and two vocabulary exams. The student with the highest overall score will choose first and so on. In the case of ties, students will draw for position. This activity will take place during class four. I reserve the right to make all final decisions determining order.
  7. 7. Contest #1  Get out a blank sheet of paper Clear your desksPrepare to answer five questions based on A Game of Thrones
  8. 8. 1. Who said, “You are slow to learn, Lord Eddard. Contest #1Distrusting me was the wisest thing you’ve donesince you climbed down off your horse”? 4. Who says, “The Night’s Watch is aPetyr sworn brotherhood. We have noGandalf families. None of us will ever fatherGregor sons. Our wife is duty. Our mistress isTyrion honor”?2. Who “always favored huge, ill-tempered stallionswith more spirit than sense”? Will BenjenBenjen Samurai JackJon Jonthe snow zombiesGregor 5. Who tells Eddard, “A courageous informer would be as useless as a3. Who tells Arya that she will “marry a king and rulehis castle”? cowardly knight”?Gaston PetyrNed CerseiSansa VarysTyrion King Arthur
  9. 9. 1. Who said, “You are slow to learn, Lord Eddard. Contest #1Distrusting me was the wisest thing you’ve donesince you climbed down off your horse”? 4. Who says, “The Night’s Watch is aPetyr sworn brotherhood. We have noGandalf families. None of us will ever fatherGregor sons. Our wife is duty. Our mistress isTyrion honor”?2. Who “always favored huge, ill-tempered stallionswith more spirit than sense”? Will BenjenBenjen Samurai JackJon Jonthe snow zombiesGregor 5. Who tells Eddard, “A courageous informer would be as useless as a3. Who tells Arya that she will “marry a king and rulehis castle”? cowardly knight”?Gaston PetyrNed CerseiSansa VarysTyrion King Arthur
  10. 10. Vocabulary Exam #1  25 words from A Game of Thrones Test Format: Matching
  11. 11. Vocabulary Exam #11. amethyst: a purple or violet quartz, used as a gem.2. bailey: the defensive wall surrounding an outer court of a castle.3. baluster: any of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing.4. barbican: a defensive outpost of any sort.5. caparison: a decorative covering for a horse or for the tack or harness of a horse;trappings.6. coffer: a box or chest, esp. one for valuables.7. coif: a hood-shaped cap, usually of white cloth and with extended sides, wornbeneath a veil, as by nuns.8. crannog: a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancientScotland and Ireland.9. crenel: any of the open spaces between the merlons of a battlement.10. crofter: a person who rents and works a small farm, esp. in Scotland ornorthern England.11. cursory: going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty;superficial:
  12. 12. 12. damask: hand-wrought steel, made in various Asian countries, from parts of abloom of heterogeneous composition, repeatedly folded over and welded andfinally etched to reveal the resulting grain: used esp. for sword blades.13. deft: dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever14. doublet: a close-fitting outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimeshaving a short skirt, worn by men in the Renaissance.15. doughty: steadfastly courageous and resolute; valiant.16. eyrie: the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.17. gibbet: a gallows with a projecting arm at the top, from which the bodies ofcriminals were formerly hung in chains and left suspended after execution.18. gorget: a piece of armor for the throat.19. hauberk: a long defensive shirt, usually of mail, extending to the knees.20. hummock: an elevated tract of land rising above the generallevel of a marshy region.21. insipid: without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid:22. lithe: bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible:23. pommel: a knob, as on the hilt of a sword.24. puissant: powerful; mighty; potent.25. rondel: a metal disk that protects the armpit.
  13. 13. Haiku Political and Social Commentary
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypergurl/514534462/ Attribution, Non Commercial “Haiku show[s] us the world in a water drop,providing a tiny lens through which to glimpse themiracle and mystery of life” (National Endowment for the Humanities).
  15. 15. What is Haiku? It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry It describes nature, every day life, or the human condition It is based on personal reflection Its value is in sudden discovery or revelation http://www.flickr.com/photos/ionushi/434663959/ Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
  16. 16. The moment two bubblesare united, they both vanish.A lotus blooms. -Kijo Murakami (1865-1938)
  17. 17. Why Haiku?  It is a great mode of self- expression  It demands both brevity and clarity in writing  It captures one moment and its emotions perfectly  It expresses complex ideas through simple observationshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeysox/277812785 4/ Attribution, No Derivatives
  18. 18. Writing Haiku  Writing and understanding Haiku requires multiple skills:  Close observation  Careful reflection  Concise word choice  An open mind http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcomagrini/698692268/ Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
  19. 19. Traditional Haiku  The crow has flown away: swaying in the evening sun, a leafless tree. -Natsume Soseki (1867-1916)
  20. 20. Writing Haiku: Form  A Haiku traditionally has three lines with seventeen syllables:  Five  Seven  Five This form is strict in Japanese Sometimes it varies in other languages or in translation.
  21. 21. Writing Haiku: Structure and Language  Haiku consists of two parts: The description and the reflection. Each part depends on the other for meaning. In Japanese Haiku, the break is marked by a “cutting word.” In English, the break is marked by punctuation (e.g. colon, long dash, ellipsis) Haiku must include a kigo, a word that indicates a season. This does not have to be a traditional season like fall or winter. It could be baseball season or voting time; the reader just has to be able to determine when the event takes place.
  22. 22. Social and Political Haiku  Laura WelchHabeas corpusAnd that pesky Bill of Rights:  Chaunce WindleWho needs em? Wink. Wink. See dust thick on text books. Evolution was a fad. Jean Hall Science dead? You betcha.McCain is ailinChooses hockey mom Palin--You betcha, were pucked! http://www.thenation.com/article/political-haiku-winners
  23. 23. Write Your Own Political or Social HaikuFind inspiration in A Game of ThronesMake a list of descriptive wordsChoose a character or twoUse the five, seven, five syllable formInclude a kigo to indicate the seasonUse both a description and a reflection.Remember to identify the break between the two with punctuation.
  24. 24. Works Cited  Natural Endowment for the Humanities. EDSITEment. Can You Haiku? May 2002. 10 October 2009. <http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=250>. Toyomasu, Kei Grieg. HAIKU for PEOPLE. 10 Jan. 2001. 10 October 2009. <http://www.toyomasu.com/haiku>. Herrlin, Jackie. HA-KU. 2004. Internet Archive. 10 October 2009. <http://www.archive.org/details/cie_haku>. (Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives) Russo, Dave. North Carolina Haiku Society. Unknown. 10 October 2009. <http://nc-haiku.org/haiku-misc.htm>.
  25. 25. Homework  Buy books Register for Word Press Read A Game of Thrones through page 100 Post #1 Write a Haiku (or two) that expresses a social or political aspect of the reading thus far. Study: Vocabulary (Exam one is on Thursday). You can find the list of words on the website under “Vocabulary” “Vocabulary list one” or on the presentation for class #1

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