We will start Slaughterhouse Five this week.
- We’ll do some work with Foster’s irony chapter. This is important because irony is a major factor in SH5.
- I’ll ask you to read Chapter 1 for Wednesday, and then on Wednesday we’ll do some small group work with the big concepts that emerge from Chapter 1 (war, death, family, writing/art).
- Wednesday night, I’m going to ask you to do lab book prompt #2 on the Chapters 1-4 sheet (SH5 Chapters 1-4).
- On Thursday, we’ll have a big-group discussion about Chapter 1. Note, as we discussed, that chapter 1 is really a prologue–it is the author talking about the book. But it’s also a key that lays out some of the major concepts of the novel ahead.
- On Friday, you’ll have a reading day for Chapters 2-4
We will also sign up for lab book interviews beginning May 10. I know this year our lab book interviews overlap with our AP Testing Schedule in pretty much the worst way possible. I’m so sorry–but not sorry enough to eliminate lab book interviews, which are essentially a portfolio of your reading work this trimester.
I will pass out English 10 Honors Lab Book Interview Packet Spring 2016, though these are much abbreviated from your earlier one since you now know the drill.