Friday, September 28, 2012

HW 9/28/12

Euro Lit: Iliad essay

English 9: Reread "Theseus" and write SAT #4

Honors 9: Read "Siegfried" and write SAT #4

Thursday, September 27, 2012

English 9 Notes 9/26/12


English 9 notes 9/26/12
·      8-10 sentences per paragraph. New Times Roman font, 12 point size, no bold, double spaced.  When talking about short works put quotations like “Daedalus” when talking about long works, underline like Iliad. (Refer to blue sheet with corrections symbols/rules on it).  In conclusion paragraph, first sentence is thesis re-statement. Re-word it/ say it in another way.
·      Intro paragraph: Last sentence is the thesis opinion plus three reasons why. The main theme in the myth “Daedalus” is that pride comes before the fall because that is what happens to the principle characters, Daedalus, Queen Pasiphea, and Icarus. (If that is not the last sentence in the intro, then you will loose points!) You need a hook! Somewhere in the intro, plant the big picture seed (connects with the conclusion). Intro to topic, refer to title of work you are writing about, also the authors name. Intro to topic, title of work, genre of work (Greek Mythology) example: In the Greek myth “Daedalus” ……
·      Body paragraphs are argumentative thinking, intro is opinion about myth/ intro to the big picture seed/thinking. Talk about purpose of the myth in the intro: it is about ethics. Include that; speakers called raphsodes passed on myths. Must introduce the Homeric pattern (Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis). You must also define what each of those mean. It is called Homeric from Homer who wrote the Iliad noticed the pattern of human behavior.

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HW 9/27/12

Euro Lit: write Iliad essay.

Honors 9: Write 13th Labor of Heracles due Friday.

English 9: Read "Theseus"

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

English 9 Notes 9/25/12


English 9 notes 9/25/12
·      When typing, use New Times Romans 12 point font and double space and give page numbers. Go format, then page numbers, then figure it out. Use footer, not header for page numbers.
·      Brain storm, thesis opinion, three major reasons, examples and quotes, intro, body paragraphs, and conclusion. Rough draft first, make corrections when done, rewrite final essay and PROOFREAD!!!!
·      Make outline first. Intro, then first body paragraph: daedalus 1) arête- inventor. Hubris- jealous of Talos. First come up with thesis opinion then main reasons for all the paragraphs.
·      Conclusion paragraph: Broad thinking. Whole essay talked about hubris. Do not give opinion NEVER use I. Use present tense verbs. Do not cheerlead. No repetition. Compare myth to something. Use both similarity and difference. Apples and oranges are alike because they are both fruits. They are different because one is orange and one is red. Here is an example: Daedalus strives for excellence just like people strive for excellence in Mr. Stewarts English class. Mr. Stewarts English students are different because they are real and Daedalus is just a guy from a myth. They are both striving for different things. Daedalus is striving to be the best, while the English students are striving to make their lives better. Last sentence in conclusion is the “Tada!” sentence. Should be the best, most persuasive sentence. Use insight/ observations to get theme across, but use broad thinking. Maybe use an example of how pride does not come before fall with a character from the myth, like Talos.
·      The Gods want you to strive for arête. Refer to beginning of story to understand this idea.  To show understanding of the myth, explain the first paragraph of the myth. Athena does not just hand Talos a saw, she wants him to strive to find it himself. She inspires him to think differently to discover the saw. Use symbols. Explain significance of those symbols. Best symbol in the whole myth is, the labyrinth. Daedalus creates a prison for himself and he himself only knows how to get in and out. He voluntarily went into it.

HW 9/26/12

Euro Lit: Read books.

Honors 9: Rewrite body paragraphs, conclusion, and intro in your "Daedalus" essay due Thursday.

English 9: Write study guide (due Thurs.) and 13th Labor of Heracles - 200 pts (due Fri.)

English 9 Notes 9/24/12


English 9 Notes 9/24/12
Third Body Paragraph Review: Remember to use transition, refer to previous paragraphs reasons. The central theme of Daedulus is pride comes before the fall. Daeduls strove to be the best and had too much pride (hubris) and therefore fell. Also, Queen Phasiphea had pride and fell because of it. While Daeduls and Queen Pasiphea pay a nemesis because of their hubris, perhaps Icarus is the best example of pride comes before the fall because he literally falls and dies. To begin with, Icarus shows us his arête by striving to be the first human to fly and to find out what causes the sun to go around the earth. (Make sure to add to this, or put it in your own words. For example: “[…] and be able to tell [his] father something he doesn’t know.” (5).  This quotation shows how Icarus’s arête leads to hubris (excessive pride).  Icarus thinks that he will be able to fly better than the birds, who have been flying for their whole lives, when he has only been flying for ten minutes. From his hubris, comes ate. He exceeds the bounds meant for him when he flies too close to the sun and wants to find out whether it is “[…] a monster ball of burning gas that Apollo moves […]”  (5).  Moreover, it was an act of ate because he is trying to go farther than any man has ever gone before. Also, he is exceeding his psychical bounds because going too close to the sun can kill him, also, since the Gods made humans, he is also exceeding the bounds meant for him by the Gods or the Universe. By committing this act of ate, he must face a nemesis which is, “He felt the wings falling off of him” (5). Moreover, his wings fall off and he literally falls to his death, proving the theme that pride comes before the fall.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

English 9 Notes 9/24/12


English 9 Notes 9/24/12
Third Body Paragraph Review: Remember to use transition, refer to previous paragraphs reasons. The central theme of Daedulus is pride comes before the fall. Daeduls strove to be the best and had too much pride (hubris) and therefore fell. Also, Queen Phasiphea had pride and fell because of it. While Daeduls and Queen Pasiphea pay a nemesis because of their hubris, perhaps Icarus is the best example of pride comes before the fall because he literally falls and dies. To begin with, Icarus shows us his arête by striving to be the first human to fly and to find out what causes the sun to go around the earth. (Make sure to add to this, or put it in your own words. For example: “[…] and be able to tell [his] father something he doesn’t know.” (5).  This quotation shows how Icarus’s arête leads to hubris (excessive pride).  Icarus thinks that he will be able to fly better than the birds, who have been flying for their whole lives, when he has only been flying for ten minutes. From his hubris, comes ate. He exceeds the bounds meant for him when he flies too close to the sun and wants to find out whether it is “[…] a monster ball of burning gas that Apollo moves […]”  (5).  Moreover, it was an act of ate because he is trying to go farther than any man has ever gone before. Also, he is exceeding his psychical bounds because going too close to the sun can kill him, also, since the Gods made humans, he is also exceeding the bounds meant for him by the Gods or the Universe. By committing this act of ate, he must face a nemesis which is, “He felt the wings falling off of him” (5). Moreover, his wings fall off and he literally falls to his death, proving the theme that pride comes before the fall.

English 9 Notes 9/21/12


English 9 Notes 9/21/12
3rd body paragraph: Use transition, refer back to both previous paragraphs. While Daedalus and Queen Pasiphea’s nemeses demonstrate the theme of the myth, the best example of the Homeric Pattern (Arete, hubris, ate, and nemisis) is Icarus. Icarus tries to be the best by being the first person to ever fly. He wants to fly so he can be the first person to ever see the sun and also he wants to get out of where he is. Use quotes to help prove this theme/ his arête. He wants to over power his father, and be better than him (hubris).  His ate is when he flies. His nemesis is when he falls and dies. 

English 9 notes – 9/21/12
Heracles – named after Hera, this is an insult to her because he is not her child, but the bastard child of Zeus and a mortal woman.
3rd body paragraph
-       everything in an essay goes toward supporting the thesis opinion: Pride goes before the fall
-       need: quotation, example, explanation
-       last reason should be the best reason. Is it:
- Icarus, because of his literal fall from glory.
  - says he’ll out fly the birds
- Deadalus, the title character, who lost his son, and goes through the Homeric pattern several times.
- Pasiphae, whose ate and nemisis are clear, and whose story holds entertainment value.
    While Deadalus and Queen Pasiphae’s nemeses due to their hubris demonstrates the theme, the best example is Icarus. Icarus strives to be the first human to fly. This is his arête. “I’ll out fly them all”

HW 9/25/12

Euro Lit: Read books XX and XXII.

Honors 9: Pre-write "The 13th Labor of Heracles"

English 9: Re-write body paragraphs and conclusion of "Deadalus" essay due Thursday.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Labors of Heracles study guide



Euro Lit HW 9/24/12

Read books XVIII and XVIX of Iliad.

Honors 9 HW 924/12

Complete study guide answers to "Heracles" worksheet.

English 9 HW 9/24/12

Rewrite body paragraphs and conclusion of "Daedalus" essay.