Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Good morning from Cleveland Clinic! My husband had a fantastic first day of recovery yesterday. He was able to get up and walk for a short distance five times yesterday, and got TONS of sleep last night. He's currently having another little snooze while I type this post for you guys. To the left is a pic I snapped of the Cleveland Clinic campus while I was in the parking garage this morning. You can see a little bit of the Cleveland Heights/Little Italy neighborhoods there. The building in green to the left is a brand-new Holiday Inn that they're constructing for visitors. People come to this hospital from all over the world.
I hope you enjoyed Chapter One of The Call of the Wild yesterday. Were there any scenes that really popped into your mind like a movie? The novel has so much imagery in it! Remember, imagery is anything that appeals to the five senses -- so things that describe what you should be "seeing" in your mind or descriptions of sounds, scents, feelings, tastes, etc. Today, you'll be working on some questions related to Chapter One and preparing to read Chapter Two.
**If you were absent on Tuesday, feel free to ask the sub to replay Chapter One. Your class can also ask for a replay if you feel like it would help you with the questions. You can listen along while you do your assignments.
**Make sure you're keeping up on charging the Kindles and laptops! :)
To Do List
1. Do warm-up questions #11-15. | Check your answers with the sub.
2. Take notes and add them to your Cornell notes pages. The notes are posted below.
3. Complete the five questions in your "workbook". Read each question carefully. There are only two PEAs but all questions required DETAILED answers. If you need more space, feel free to complete your questions on notebook paper and staple the paper into your booklet (label your notebook paper with today's date just in case it would come loose).
4. If you need more to do, you can work on vocabulary for Chapter Two.
primitive law - "might makes right"; those who are the strongest will rule others and have the power to determine what is "right" and "wrong"; Chapter 2 of The Call of the Wild is called "The Law of Club and Fang" to refer to the fact that primitive law is what is in charge in the new land that Buck has been taken to.
Ex. "He was beaten (he knew that), but he was not broken. He saw, once for all, that he stood no chance against a man with a club. He had learned the lesson, and in all his afterlife he never forgot it. That club was a revelation. It was his introduction to the reign of primitive law... The facts of life took on a fiercer aspect, and while he faced that aspect uncowed, he faced it with all the latent cunning of his nature aroused." (Ch. 1)
realism - Realism is a literary technique in which the author seeks to describe subjects as they really are. In The Call of the Wild, the author describes situations realistically (even though the main character is a dog, the dog is acting like a real dog would and responding to situations in believable ways).
Naturalism is a type of realism. It describes things as they really are, but also attempts to determine "scientifically" the underlying forces (ex. the environment or heredity) influencing the actions of its subjects. In The Call of the Wild, heredity (ancient instincts) will help Buck cope with his new situation and learn to survive. The environment that he has been thrown into causes him to need these instincts. <-- This will be on your final test as a writing question, so make sure that you understand how it works and can give examples!
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