The students in language and Literature observed some works of art and choose the ones that inspired them to write a picture story.
Congratulations on your learning process!! You have sucessfully written insightful stories and applied literary devices.
It was awesome how you, without even noticing transmitted all your feelings during this lockdown to your writings. The predominant themes were: entrapment, freedom, prisoner of our mind, oppression, time, relationships, darkness and finally HOPE. All these themes can be connected to living with COVID-19, don’t you think?
Check out the posters.
Task 1 Choose 5 idioms you like, find out the meaning.
Go to classroom to complete your work
Choose a topic, for example: idioms with animals, with parts of the body, etc and prepare a poster similar to the ones in the examples above.
Who decides what art means?
Let’s discuss the different paintings you have brought to class.
Then, there is some work in classroom to do in groups.
Let’s get to know the writer
Here a link to the story ELEPHANT
Reading Questions (discuss with your partner)
- What kind of metaphorical meaning do we get from the story’s title?
- What is the narrator’s dependence or addiction?
- What pattern of the narrator’s pathological behavior becomes evident on page 476?
- How much threat is there when he says he’s going away to Australia? None because everyone knows he’s a junkie giver, an enabler.
- What is dangerous about enablers such as the narrator?
- Why can’t an enabler like the narrator “just say no” and establish boundaries with people?
- In addition to giving or “loaning” people money, what other kinds of enabling behavior do we see?
- How does being a martyr feed the narrator’s ego?
- What is the bitter and ironic truth about enabling others?
- What are the qualities of symbiosis?
-To learn about the writer and how animals are presented in his poems.
-To explore the theme man vs nature
-to explore the concept of the dark side of the self.
-to be able to apply these ideas and concepts to man and society today
Task 1: Read his Biography
Task 2: Read this article: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/29/ted-hughes-alice-oswald-animal-poetry-bestiary
Task 3: Here some ideas about man and animals in his poetry
Task 4: Each group will be given a poem and then, once you are together you’ll choose another one from the list, or any other poem by the author in which an animal is presented.
“The Thought Fox” (Rama- Luz- Sofi M)
“Pike” (Tomy B- Oli-Sol)
“View of a Pig” (Juan- Valen-Bianca)
“Hawk Roosting” (Fran A- Anouk-Mati R)
“Crow’s First Lesson” (Belu BP- Gon I-Abru)
“The Horses” (Bauti B- Trini- Oliverio- Fran M)
“The Jaguar” (Luli C- Marcos O- Juani)
You can listen to the poems in Spotify. Here some of them, but you can find the others, too.
Task 5: Presentation
What must be included?
-A short biography of the writer and why he uses animals in his poems
-Analysis of 2 poems (themes, tones, and other literary devices)
-work on the topic: man and nature
-connection to the short story we have already read: “The Rain Horse”
Task 5: Presentations via MEET (Date to be confirmed)
Task 6: Be creative
-Iillustrate any of the poems
-Write a poem presenting another animal.
-Make a video with animals and record your voice explaining how they are used in the poems by Ted H.
-Any other creative proposal??? Let me know!!!
Songs are always written for a purpose, to communicate a message, as any form of text. In this case, we’ll focus on songs written to protest about an important issue.
Musicians of all genres have voiced their support for causes such as civil rights and an end to war. With the recent surge of activism in New York and beyond, new activists can hum these numbers as they fight for immigrant rights or demonstrate to protect the environment.
Here two links with Songs
Activity: Pair work
Prepare a presentation (Language and Literature) and analyse the song. Include:
-a short biography of the singer or band
-a video of the band or singer playing the song
-main themes (quote to prove) and tones
-at least 3 literary devices you can spot
-your opinion on the topic
-any pic you want to use to illustrate the matter
Also, make a reflection on this learning activity (did you like it? was it useful? what did you learn?, etc)
ePortfolio: an electronic collection of evidence that shows your learning journey over time. The key aspect of an eportfolio is your reflection on the evidence, such as why it was chosen and what you learned from the process of developing your eportfolio.
The real value of an e-portfolio is in the reflection and learning that is documented; not just the collection of work.
How does it work?
Remember these 4 stages mean:
–Collect:Take a look at all the activities we have worked on
–Select: choose an activity and copy-paste it
–Reflect: Follow the questions to help you reflect (but do not include the questions, they are just a guide)
–Share: post it in your blog
Questions to guide your reflection
What did you learn? (Explain the activity and include it in the post)
Did you give your best effort on this assignment?
Were the strategies, skills and procedures you used effective for this assignment?
Did this activity help you learn more than others we’ve done? Why?
Were you prepared to learn (in both your attitude and with all your supplies)?
What are some things you did really well on this assignment?
If you could do this assignment over, what would you do differently?
What resources/abilities do you have that can help you learn new material?
What class activities or assignments help you learn the most?
What do you believe the teacher could have done differently to help you learn this objective
What’s one thing the teacher did for this objective that you really liked? If any?
How can you prove to the teacher you know the objective?
Watch the following video and take notes
Visit some blogs from the students who are in Senior 5 now. Check out their last year portfolios.
Choose 3 students and say what you like about their portfolio
Check if they have the following 3 steps:
-selection and retelling of the learning experience
-Reflection (how they have learnt, what for, how they became better students, etc)
-connection with another subject, another topic, real life, etc
Netvibes Senior 5: https://www.netvibes.com/5ac2020#Alumnos
Make a post in your blogs in the category: My Learning E-Portfolio
Watch the annotated poem and watch the following presentation
Now, think about the following:
-Who is the voice?
-What is the theme? And the tone?
-How is love presented in this poem?
-what is the technique used by the writer to transmit her message?
-In your opinion, which is the most powerful line? Why?
-Do you agree with the speaker? Give reasons.
Point of view is the “eye” or narrative voice through which you tell a story. When you write a story, you must decide who is telling the story, and to whom they are telling it. The story could be told by a character who is involved in the story, or from a perspective that sees and knows all of the characters but is not one of them.
Why is point of view important when reading a text?
Choose a topic and do research on the writer/writers and the literary movement.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Read the book and then decide on the topic you would like to develop.
The Picture of Dorian Gray Read the text and decide what you’d like to write about.
Emma by Jane Austin. Read the text and decide what you’d like to write about.
The Great Gatsby and the movie. Analyse the following: The American Dream. The 1920s in the USA. Symbolism. Make a comparison between the book and the movie.
Ernest Hemingway’s stories. Analyse these 4 stories plus one of your choice that is connected to these ones in some way.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Hills Like White Elephants
Cat in the Rain
The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
Choose 8 poems to fully analyse war poetry (you can include 2 of the poems we have studied + 6 others) Read as many as you can before choosing. Find a link that you want to develop and then choose the poems you will use to prove your point.
FOR THE ONES WHO WANT TO EXPLORE SOMETHING COMPLETELY NEW AND DIFFERENT
Autoethnographies: is a form of qualitative research in which an author uses self-reflection and writing to explore anecdotal and personal experience and connect this autobiographical story to wider cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.
Read the stories (I can give you access to my drive) Choose 6 stories to explore the life of Latinos writing in English.