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December 18: A Day December 18, 2012

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1A

1. Freewrite.

2. Oral Quiz on Chapter 12.

3. Watching The Outsiders. We watched most of the film and took notes on this viewing guide: outsiders viewing guide

HW: None.

2AB

1. Freewrite

2. Oral Quiz on Ch. 11.

3. Review of film. We watched a few clips of the film to refresh our memory.

4. Film comparison. Then, we filled out The Hobbit in Novel and Film and discussed the differences.

5. Finally, students wrote an ACE-IT paragraph on one of the differences. They used one of these two assertions:

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson chooses to ________ because ________.

In The Hobbit: There and Back Again, J. R. R. Tolkien chooses to ________ because ________.

Here is an example paragraph:

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson chooses to make Thorin a main character because he fits the audience’s mold of a tragic hero. When the Wargs have attacked and the dwarves are hanging from a pine tree over the cliff, Thorin runs off the tree to fight the Pale Orc. As he runs, opera music plays in the underscore and a close-up on his face shows anger in his eyes. Of course, Thorin is defeated in the moment. His drama (due to the music) and anger are characteristics of a tragic hero, someone whose flaw is an excess of pride. The addition of a tragic hero to the film makes the story more acceptable to mainstream audiences, who may not be able to understand how they can focus on a perfectly respectable hobbit for the whole film.

HW: Read Chapter 12 for tomorrow. Take motif notes.

4A

1. Freewrite.

2. Oral Quiz on Ch. 11 and 12.

3. Dwarves analysis. We did a short close reading and annotation of one passage: L13 dwarves analysis.

4. Film comparison. Then, we filled out L12: The Hobbit in Novel and Film and discussed the differences.

5. ACE-IT notes. Students received W5: ACEIT

6. Finally, students began writing an ACE-IT paragraph on one of the differences. They used one of these two assertions:

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson chooses to ________ because ________.

In The Hobbit: There and Back Again, J. R. R. Tolkien chooses to ________ because ________.

Here is an example paragraph:

In The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson chooses to make Thorin a main character because he fits the audience’s mold of a tragic hero. When the Wargs have attacked and the dwarves are hanging from a pine tree over the cliff, Thorin runs off the tree to fight the Pale Orc. As he runs, opera music plays in the underscore and a close-up on his face shows anger in his eyes. Of course, Thorin is defeated in the moment. His drama (due to the music) and anger are characteristics of a tragic hero, someone whose flaw is an excess of pride. The addition of a tragic hero to the film makes the story more acceptable to mainstream audiences, who may not be able to understand how they can focus on a perfectly respectable hobbit for the whole film.

Students turned in their notes from our field trip as they left.

HW: Finish ACE-IT paragraph using L12 and W5. Finish reading The Hobbit over break. You only need to take 2 motif notes for the rest of the chapters.

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