Novel Quiz/Reading Response (Part 1) 15 minutes Multiple Choice Quiz /5 marks Close your books Circle the best answer When you are done, hand in your quiz and get the “Reading Response” handout from me 2. Reading Response – see handout /5 marks
Reading Response (Part 1) Throughout both novels the protagonist and other characters often make serious or profound statements about people or life. For example, Junior: “I think the world is a series of broken dams and floods, and my cartoons are tiny little lifeboats.” (p. 6) Christopher: “. . . loving someone is helping them when they get into trouble, and looking after them, and telling them the truth. . .” p. 87 Take a few moments now to see if you can locate one or more of these. Write them down on the paper provided.
Philosophical Statements True Diary / Curious Dog Written on board; not transcribed
Reading Response (Part 2) 15 minutes Pick one of these philosophical statements from your novel and write a brief personal response or reflection. You may choose to agree, disagree, explain how it relates to the character’s experience in the story, or how it relates to your own experience.
Group Work – Part 1 1. True Diary p. 169-230 / Curious Dog p. 155-221 Vocabulary and clarification (5 minutes) Key Events (5-7) Conflicts 2. Wrap up Most important event(s) in the novel (1-3) Most important conflicts in the novel (and how they were resolved) Was the ending appropriate? Satisfying? Discuss. Total time = 40 minutes
Group Work – Part 2 Meet with a group studing a different novel than you TD#1&2 + C#1 TD#3&4 + C#2 Share briefly describe the main character the most important conflicts the most important events Make sure you explain *why* they are important!
For the Exam For any question explain your answer clearly then, provide support by referring to the story it is not enough to “memorize” what was discussed in your group; you need to understand and be able to explain your own ideas and any ideas you got from group discussions For conflict who/what is it between cause/why how it develops is it/how it is resolved
Homework For Monday, June 6th Make notes on your secondary character Bring food, drinks (non-alcoholic!), and music (party in the second half of class) For Wednesday, June 8th – quiz and exam
grammar review links on website
review your notes and group discussion notes (available online)
complete the handout “Judging Characters” and “Theme” (available online) – no marks – for study purposes only.