QUARTER I ACTIVITY 1: LETTER TO AN AMNESIAC1. Write a letter to a parent or friend who is suffering from amnesia.2.The purpose of the letter is to re-introduce yourself, because your parent or friend has ZERO MEMORY of you.3. Use descriptive words4. Use anecdotes5. Observe rules of letter-writing.6. Observe proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.7. Write legibly.
ACTIVITY 2: GROUPWORK: ON LOCATION1. Form groups of 5.2. Brainstorm on an actual scene based on the following locations: a. OUTER SPACE b. CONCERT c. NBA FINALS GAME d. RESTAURANT e. BUSINESS MEETING
ACTIVITY 2: GROUPWORK: ON LOCATION3. Write a script. The script must use 15 vocabulary words from the prefix-suffix vocabulary list. Underline the words used. Submit the script before the role play.4. Role play the assigned situation. The role play must not exceed 5 minutes.5. Assign one group member to be “Vocab Expert”. He/She will discuss the vocabulary words used in the role play after the presentation. Use powerpoint to discuss.
QUIZ 1 TODAY 20 ITEMSVOCABULARY WORDS FROM THE PREFIX-SUFFIX LIST
WHAT IS A SPECIALIZED VOCABULARY? These are words or terms that were once limited to a certain field or profession, but, through wide and constant usage even by people who are not members of the field or profession, have become part of the common “lexicon”.Often, SVs’ meaning have evolved as people use them in different contexts and situation.
WHAT IS A LEXICON? An individual’s WORDSTOCK or VOCABULARY.As a person grows in age, education, experience and world view, so is his lexicon expected to grow and expand.
HOW IS LEXICON EXPANDED? MORPHOLOGY- prefixes, suffixes and rootsNEOLOGISM-words or terms that are not yet in the mainstream, but will be if usage widens over time and populationLOAN WORDS-words borrowed from other cultures METAPHORS & OTHER FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE- using combinations of known words, new meanings and perspectives are formed
EXAMPLES of LEXICAL EXPANSION Win-win situation In fairness major major Y u no signup? Pacman, Pacmom, Pacwife Wait for it...wait for it!
WHAT IS JARGON? These are words or terms that were once limited to a certain field or profession, but, through wide and constant usage even by people who are not members of the field or profession, have become part of the common lexicon.Often, SVs’ meaning have evolved as people use them in different contexts and situation.
WHAT IS AN INFOGRAPHIC? “a single-page vehicle for detailedinformation, where graphics have been used to enhance the interpretation or retention of the information within it.” -John Bottom, B2B Marketing
ACTIVITY 3: FUTURE CAREER INFOGRAPHICS1. Group yourselves into 6 common interests/common future careers.2. Build a lexicon for the chosen career by looking for 15 words/terms/phrases/expressions associated with it (See Folio p. 55 for examples) 3. Bring art and craft materials and recyclables NEXT MEETING and create an INFOGRAPHIC for your group’s common interest/career.4. All groups will exhibit the infographics in (or outside) the classroom and be ready to explain their work.
ACTIVITY 4-RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF A POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITER1. Pick a POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITER with lyrics you can discuss intelligently.2. After the brief class discussion on CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS (see pp 56-57), CHOOSE to do one of the following:
ACTIVITY 4-RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OFA POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITER SOME POPULAR SINGER-SONGWRITERS: Jason Mraz Eric Clapton Alanis Morissette Stevie Wonder John Mayer Eddie Vedder Adele (Adkins) Bob Dylan Kurt Cobain Bono John Lennon Taylor Swift Alicia Keys Sting
ACTIVITY 4-RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF A POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITERA. WRITE a contextual analysis essay of the song you chose. Make sure you submit the complete lyrics along with your essay. Essay length: 5 paragraphs Submission: July 3
RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF A POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITERB. Create a live VJ (VIDEO JOCK) segment where you play the song and discuss your contextual analysis of it. Max. Time: 7 minutes including the song Use pure audio—no videos. But you may flash a word or ppt file of the lyrics onscreen. Presentation: July 3
ACTIVITY 4-RESEARCH ASSIGNMENT: CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF A POP SONG by a SINGER-SONGWRITER Notes for both A & B:You are required to discuss the SINGER- SONGWRITER’S connection to the song, as well as YOUR PERSONAL CONNECTION TO THE SONG
CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS What comprises CONTEXT?1. Genre-classifications, types, categories2. Milieu-historical, political, cultural time frame3. Locale-geography, spaces4. The Songwriter -personal-emotional, familial -psychosocial -language
CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS What comprises ANALYSIS?1. Recognizing all factors of context2. Looking at lyrics as reflections of certain aspects of the context3. Connecting musical components and context4. Putting the listener in context
CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS Bee Girl video 1993Acoustic One-hit wonderperformance NO RAIN “Slackerism” R.I.P. Shannon Hoon Alternative rock explosion Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, The Lemonheads, Sonic Youth, etc.
CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS: PERSONAL 1993 Between jobs NO RAINAiling father Contemplating Career change Music research