Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mythology Class Update - October 31

Each class day we begin with a short grammar lesson (using images that are popular on facebook - yet full of grammatical errors!) and then an SAT word of the day.  The students really struggle with the word of the day - often not knowing what any of the options mean.  Last week I gave them a list of words that have been in the list (including the words/meanings of the incorrect options) as well as some terms we've learned from Mythology.  A way to really increase word power is to read, read, and read some more.  Exposure to words - and words in context - will truly help to increase vocabulary skills.

This week we read two more stories about heroes - "Orpheus and Eurydice" and "Jason part I."  Next week we'll wrap up our heroes unit and begin "Oedipus Rex."

Homework:
1.  Your first draft of your essay needs to be submitted to me via email by noon on November 6th.  This compare/contrast essay should be double spaced and by your final draft (due November 13)have a word count of between 1000 - 1500 words.
2.  Questions 1-7 of the handout regarding the Jason play.

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