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  • 1. Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Mrs. Navejar
  • 2. Reader’s Log Two Friends & Damon and Pythias
    • Turn to page 100
    • Connect
      • What’s the most important thing to you in a friendship?
    • Background
      • Read the paragraph on page 100 and pick out the most important sentence. Write that sentence in your Reader’s Log
    • Literary Analysis- page 101
      • Climax- The high point of interest or suspense at which the tension is greatest.
      • Universal theme- is an idea or statement that is relevant to people of almost any time or place. Example- in America and India, friendship is a common idea.
  • 3. Reader’s Log Cont’d/page 101
    • Reading Strategy
      • Identifying Significant Details- These details describe character traits—human qualities that help determine the outcome of events.
    • Immersed in Words Chart
  • 4. People or things standing in the way Hindrances (n) Historical records or chronicles; history Annals (n) Something standing in the way Impediments (n) Kept in custody Detained (v) Calling for quick action; urgent Dire (adj) Carefree attitude Jauntiness (n) Spring like Vernal (adj) Intensely enthusiastic or devoted Ardent (adj) Picture representing image Definition What it is/what it isn’t Experience Word
  • 5. Two Friends , by Guy de Maupassant page 102
    • Reading Strategy- Identifying Significant Details
      • What important elements of the story are revealed in the first paragraph?
    • How do M. Morissot and M. Sauvage know each other?
    • What significant details suggest the possible danger of the setting?
    • What can you conclude based on Morissot’s precautions?
    • Which details about the mountain may be significant? Why?
    • Literary Analysis- Climax
    • How does the change of setting build toward the climax?
    • How does the officer’s unemotional manner add to the tension?
    • Reading Strategy
    • Why is it important that both men refuse to respond?
  • 6. Review and Assess- page 108
    • Turn to page 108
    • Work on questions 1, 4, and 5
  • 7. Damon & Pythias- page 109
    • What are “myths”?
    • What are some myths that you know of?
    • In the myth, “Damon and Pythias,” two friends prove that they are willing to lay down their lives for each other.
    • As you read, think about friendship and loyalty.
    • Literary Analysis
      • At what point does the story reach a climax ?
  • 8. Review and Assess- page 112
    • Open your book to page 112
    • Answer questions 1, 3, and 4
    • Whole Group
    • Turn to page 113
    • We will work on questions, 1, 3, 4, and 6
    • For number 4, create a Venn diagram
    “Damon and Pythias” “Two Friends” Common Details