Missing Hunger Games Lesson

On Tuesday, we will not have our regular 3U lesson because of pumpkin carving in class. We will move Tuesday’s in-class assignment to Wednesday, and get rid of Wednesday’s lesson.

Wednesday’s lesson was going to focus on how celebrities construct their images of themselves, and how this relates to the relationship between Katniss and Haymitch. Please review the notes and questions below, and if you are uncertain about anything, leave a comment on the post or find me during class (or lunch, or period 4).

Mysterious Disappearing Lesson: Condensed Online Version
Think about some major celebrities. Do you think their identities are authentic and self-created, or are they a type of character created by somebody else?

When Katniss is in District 12, she does not care about what other people think about her, because she is too focused on supporting her family. When we discussed gender roles, we noted that Katniss often changes her behavior to affect how people think about her once she volunteers as a tribute. These changes are part of the way that she creates her celebrity “identity”. What identity does Katniss create for herself during training (and in the games)? What identity does Peeta create? How does Haymitch help control these identities?

What are Haymitch’s duties as a mentor?
When Katniss is in the arena, we do not see Haymitch directly, but he can still communicate with Katniss. How does Haymitch tell Katniss what to do during the games?
Why do you think Haymitch sends medicine, but will not send Katniss water?
What would you want to send Katniss if you were a sponsor watching the games?
**Note: Haymitch’s actions during the games are yet another difference between the book and the movie. The movie has a 3rd person P.O.V., so we see Haymitch networking with the sponsors to get things for Katniss. In the book, we only see Katniss’ point of view.**

This concludes our online lesson. Talk to me if you have questions, and may the odds be ever in your favor.


ENG3U Midterm

Midterm date: Thursday, October 17

Multiple Choice
Short Answer
Poem Analysis

Texts to Study
Unit 1: The 3 creation myths (Pangu, Sky Woman, Genesis), “The Shivering Tree”, “Jacob”
Unit 2: “Holy Sonnet 10”, “Ode to My Socks”
Unit 3: Twelve Angry Men

Concepts and Vocabulary
Unit 1: Types of creation myth, Aboriginal history, elements of literature, essential questions
Vocab: myth, elements of literature terms (from handout)
Unit 2: spoken word poetry (from Inali’s workshop), theme, tone, analysis, context
Vocab: literary devices (from handout; e.g. personification, allusion…)
Unit 3: how a jury works, reasonable doubt, prejudice, elements of literature
Vocab: jury handout (court, trial, jury, defendant, accuse, evidence, bias, foreman, judge, doubt, unanimous, guilty, hung jury)

ESLEO Midterm

Please review this information to double-check how to prepare for your midterm on Wednesday, October 16.

Matching: 8 vocabulary words, match them to the best example (e.g. match “simile” to “as blind as a bad”)
Multiple choice: 10 questions
Short answer: 5 analysis questions (10 marks), 6 one-or-two-word-answer questions (6 marks)
Mystery Canada Section: You have a map of Canada, and I gave you lots of information about Canadian provinces throughout the unit. These would be good things to know!
Song Analysis: Read a Canadian song and answer questions about it (like you did for the songs in class)

Vocabulary Words
Not all vocabulary words will be important for the test. Here are the ones you should know:
Form, genre, satire, protagonist, antagonist, conflict, setting, sexist, editorial cartoon, motif, navvies, nitroglycerine, trilogy, rhyme, personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, thesis statement, quote, media, apologize, virtual, trademark, appropriation, social media, reliable, media literacy, demographics, logo, slogan, target audience

Not all texts will be important for the test. For songs and videos, go to Readings and Media to watch/listen.
Unit 1: “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Man, That Was Annoying”
Unit 2: “The Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, “The Vancouver Song”, “Western Skies”, “Going Back Again”, “Long Gone to the Yukon”, “The Northwest Passage”
Unit 3: “World of Warcraft vs. My Girlfriend”, “Virtual Life”, “Students Use Twitter to Report on China Earthquake”, “Txting is Killing Language. JK!” (speech about texting), “Whose Art is it, Anyway?”, House Hippo video, “Evolution” video by Dove

Essays: Get Ready!

Instructions for assignment submission:

ESLEO: Tomorrow – Give me (1) assignment sheet, (2) good copy of essay, (3) peer/self evaluation, (4) rough copy of essay. Remember, only one (1) staple for all assignments. If your assignment has 3 staples in it, I will not accept it.

ENG3U: Tomorrow – Hand in all 4 poems. Friday – Submit essay. Give me (1) assignment sheet, (2) good copy of essay, (3) peer edited rough copy of essay. Only use one (1) staple for your essay. If your package of essay materials has 3 staples, I will not accept it.