Ender's Game Test is Friday(10/30) and Monday (11/2) depending on your period. Study guides are also due before the test. After 2 other practice runs, we are treating this study guide like an essay! All you need: MLA format first page, Work Cited for Ender's Game, study guide answers with quotes and citations, and finally- an article on any connection between Card's themes and our real world. For example: Is war a real problem? Are children used as tools? Do we have issues with various forms of prejudice? Which is more important our individual rights or our national security? Can you have both? Any one of all those great ideas you put on the board! Make sure that you annotate your article with your thoughts, important points, and how it relates to Ender's Game. Include a work cited for that too. :)
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Ender's Game study guides due next: 11-15
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There are so easy steps to help you focus on your reading and what to annotate. Writers do write so that you have to take notes. They write so that you have a relationship with the text. Just like your relationship with anyone- there are first impressions and introductions; you have to repeat yourself sometimes because people forget; you have to make mistakes, feel awkward, angry, hopeful, and sad; you have to share experiences and find understanding. Read not for the ending, but for the journey. Since we know these things are there- we should be able to make a list of conversation starters and relationship builders. For now we are going to walk through them slowly and show them too you. Because, after all, we are building a relationship with reading.
1) For Ender's Game we made a work cited and talked about the original publication date. If Ender's Game was originally written in 1977 (and even earlier as a short story) what was the world like in the 1960-70's that would have influenced the author?
2) As we read Ender's Game we also noticed that titles were incredibly important. As we turn to "The Scarlet Ibis" what symbols are present for us in the title that make a first impression? Are those ideas contradicted or elaborated on in the first paragraph?
Classwork: Read Ender's Game chapters 3-4. Start and discuss "The Scarlet Ibis"
Homework: Vocabulary 3 and Ender's Game study guide for chapters 3-4 with quotes and citations.
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