Thursday, April 2, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: April 2, 2015

Focus: What symbols and patterns are emerging in The Truman Show?

1. Warming up by testing your vocab prowess: a quick close-eyed review of vocabulary words 16-30

2. Questioning the film: what are you wondering so far?

3. Starting to think about the film on a symbolic level: how many images of dead-ends can you think of from yesterday? What might they suggest?

4. Watching The Truman Show and focusing on the following in your notes:

Make sure you have a document called "___________ (your last name) Truman Show Notes" and share it with me directly at

This document will eventually be worth 40 points in the growth category.

Include the following categories in your notes:

a. Characters: Names, personality traits, clothes, things they say

b. Motifs/symbols: Specific objects that seem symbolic, what they might represent, and how they change throughout the film

c. Questions: Level 1, 2, and 3 questions; try to answer them at the end of the film

d. Connections to Fahrenheit 451: Be specific and original (these will form the backbone of your essay)

1. Study words 16-30 in your F451 vocabulary packets; quiz tomorrow.

2. If you're delivering your banned book speech tomorrow, prepare and rehearse.

3. Remember that tomorrow marks the end of the second six-week grading period; if you have any makeup work (missed fishbowl blogs, reading journals that you need to revise/do for the first time, etc), it must be completed by this Friday.

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