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."

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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