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    • Class 1
    •   A Game of Thrones: Prologue  Website  Green Sheet  Syllabus  Adding the Class  Contests/Analytic Authorities  Contest 1: Content  Rhetorical Strategy: using compressed statements to communicate meaning: Writing Social and Political Haiku AGENDA
    •  Website http://ewrt2palmore.wordpress.co m Green Sheet Syllabus
    •  In order to do the homework, you must establish an account.  Our class website is 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 or sign up for just a user name; alternatively, you can sign in with your Facebook account. 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. http://ewrt2palmore.wordpress.com
    •  ADD CODES  I will give add codes during week two 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 32 students.
    •   Each student will select a character from A Game of Thrones 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 during class 2. Four and five will be during class 3.  The contests will include three content quizzes (participation grade) and two vocabulary exams (exams grade).  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 4. I reserve the right to make all final decisions determining order. Contests/Analytic Authorities
    •  Contest #1 Get out a blank sheet of paper Clear your desks Prepare to answer five questions based on A Game of Thrones In A Game of Thrones you play or you die; A good life is based as much on luck as merit. Some are born royal, some rich, some beggars, some whores, some bastards.
    • 1. Who said, “You are slow to learn, Lord Eddard. Distrusting me was the wisest thing you’ve done since you climbed down off your horse”? Petyr Gandalf Gregor Tyrion 2. Who “always favored huge, ill-tempered stallions with more spirit than sense”? Benjen Jon the snow zombies Gregor 3. Who tells Arya that she will “marry a king and rule his castle”? Gaston Ned Sansa Tyrion 4. Who says, “The Night’s Watch is a sworn brotherhood. We have no families. None of us will ever father sons. Our wife is duty. Our mistress is honor”? Will Benjen Samurai Jack Jon 5. Who tells Eddard, “A courageous informer would be as useless as a cowardly knight”? Petyr Cersei Varys King Arthur Contest #1
    •  Vocabulary Exam #1 25 words from A Game of Thrones Test Format: Matching
    • 1. 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, worn beneath a veil, as by nuns. 8. crannog: a small, artificial, fortified island constructed in bogs in ancient Scotland 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 or northern England. 11. cursory: going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial: Vocabulary Exam #1
    • 12. damask: hand-wrought steel, made in various Asian countries, from parts of a bloom of heterogeneous composition, repeatedly folded over and welded and finally etched to reveal the resulting grain: used esp. for sword blades. 13. deft: dexterous; nimble; skillful; clever 14. doublet: a close-fitting outer garment, with or without sleeves and sometimes having 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 of criminals 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 general level 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.
    •  Haiku Political and Social Commentary
    • “Haiku show[s] us the world in a water drop, providing a tiny lens through which to glimpse the miracle and mystery of life” (National Endowment for the Humanities). http://www.flickr.com/photos/hypergurl/514534462/ Attribution, Non Commercial
    •  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 What is Haiku? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ionushi/434663959/ Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
    •  The moment two bubbles are united, they both vanish. A lotus blooms. -Kijo Murakami (1865-1938)
    • 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 observations http://www.flickr.com/photos/monkeysox/277812785 4/ Attribution, No Derivatives
    •  Writing and understanding Haiku requires multiple skills:  Close observation  Careful reflection  Concise word choice  An open mind Writing Haiku http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcomagrini/698692268/ Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
    •  The crow has flown away: swaying in the evening sun, a leafless tree. -Natsume Soseki (1867-1916) Traditional Haiku
    •   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. Writing Haiku: Form
    •   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 often 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. Writing Haiku: Structure and Language
    •  Social and Political Haiku  Laura Welch Habeas corpus And that pesky Bill of Rights: Who needs 'em? Wink. Wink.  Jean Hall McCain is ailin' Chooses hockey mom Palin-- You betcha, we're pucked!  Chaunce Windle See dust thick on text books. Evolution was a fad. Science dead? You betcha. http://www.thenation.com/article/political-haiku-winners
    • 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.
    •   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>. Works Cited
    •   Buy books  Register for Wordpress  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 at our next meeting). You can find the list of words on the website under “Vocabulary” “Vocabulary list one” or on the presentation for class #1 Homework