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Honors Journals  

 

Journal 1: Why are you here? Why did you choose this class?

 

Journal 2: Define “protagonist.” Which character is the protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird? Why? Define "antagonist" within the context of literature. Who is the antagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird? Why? Based on this, can you identify the type of the central conflict of the novel?

 


Journal 3

Define "theme" within the context of literature. Describe or articulate a theme from To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

Journal 4
Which character can you most relate to in
To Kill a Mockingbird? Explain.

 

Journal 5
Free write about your summer reading essay. Consider the following questions:
Which novel are you choosing for your essay?
What’s the theme of your novel?
What are some examples of when you see this theme in the novel?

 

 Journal 6: 

Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. 

Peoples’ opinion’s change, for instance, Scout first believed what the citizens’ of Maycomb say about the Radley’s. (about 6 errors)

 

Journal 7:

 Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. Edit mistakes and eliminate unnecessary words.

In the novel, it states that Scouts brother looses his innocence. 

 

Journal 8

What do you know about the civil rights movement? Brainstorm information and facts.

 

Journal 9

How does “The Ballad of Birmingham” make you feel? Quote a line or two from the poem that gives you this feeling and explain why you feel this way. How did your background knowledge of the civil rights movement affect your response to this poem?

 

Journal 10

Describe the most emotional or memorable part of 4 Little Girls so far. Why did that part stick out in your mind? Do you think that focusing on the stories of four families is an effective way to present information about the Civil Rights movement? What were the tactics of Bull Connor and George Wallace? Do you think George Wallace is truly sorry for his actions? Why or why not?

 

Journal 11

Questions for "Recitatif" presentations 

 

Journals 12

List words that you associate with the words "Romantic" and "Gothic."

 

 

Journal 13
Choose ONE of the following options to complete.


1) Write a theme for The Great Gatsby. Justify your theme with an example from Chapter 3 or 4.

2)Write the most important plot development in Chapter 3 or 4, and explain why it’s important to the novel as a whole.
 
3) Choose a character and identify a character trait, justifying your characterization with an example from Chapter 3 or 4.

 

 

Journal 14
In a real newspaper, locate the type of article, editorial, layout etc. that you will be completing for your newspaper project. In your journal, complete the following questions:

1) What type of article/layout will you be completing?
2) Was the
newspaper article or layout effective or ineffective at conveying the journalist's goal? Why or why not?
3) List three techniques the journalist uses in the article/layout that you plan to use for your
project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 possible future journals (do not complete)

 

 

Journal 5: Create a question for each "Recitatif" presentation. If you were absent, you can create a question using the presentation slides on Google classroom.

 

Journal 6: Create a theme for society and race.

 

Journal 7: Choose ONE of the following options to complete.

1) Write a theme for The Great Gatsby. Justify your theme with an example from Chapter 3 or 4.
2)Write the most important plot development in Chapter 3 or 4, and explain why it’s important to the novel as a whole.
 3) Choose a character and identify a character trait, justifying your characterization with an example from Chapter 3 or 4.

 

Journal 8: So far, what do the female characters demonstrate about the role of women in society? To what extent are they empowered or victimized by society? Do you think these depictions are a fair representation of how women were treated in the 1920s? Consider Jordan, Daisy, and Myrtle in particular.

Journal 9: The distinctions between Midwest and East Coast values is part of the American identity. In Chapter 1, Nick discusses his Midwest background and values; however, living in West Egg and working in the city change him. Discuss these changes and what they show about the American character.

Journal 10: Discuss how Fitzgerald depicts wealth and class in the novel so far. Consider the details of Gatsby's lifestyle, parties, and his guests. Also, consider life for people in the Valley of the Ashes and the contrast between East and West Egg. To what extent is Fitzgerald being critical of wealth? To what extent is he celebrating it?  

Journal 11: Describe the role automobiles play in the novel. Look at how they affect the plot and characters like Nick, Jordan, Gatsby, and Owl Eyes in specific scenes. Based on the details of these scenes, what do you think automobiles could symbolize? 

Journal 12: Fitzgerald spends some time discussing the Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg and the Valley of the Ashes. Describe them. What do you think these objects symbolize? Are they connected in any way?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journal 3: Free write about your summer reading essay. Consider the following questions: Which novel are you choosing for your essay? What’s the theme of your novel? What are some examples of when you see this theme in the novel?

 

Journal 4: Which character can you most relate to in To Kill a Mockingbird? Explain.

 

Journal 5: Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. 

Peoples’ opinion’s change, for instance, Scout first believed what the citizens’ of Maycomb say about the Radley’s. (about 6 errors)

 

Journal 6: Copy this sentence verbatim, and then use the editing marks on the last page of The Writing Toolkit to correct it. Edit mistakes and eliminate unnecessary words.

In the novel, it states that Scouts brother looses his innocence. 

 Journal 7: Write a question for h "Recitatif" group presentation.

Journal 8: List the eight colors from the seven rooms in "The Masque of the Red Death" (blue, purple, green, orange, white, violet, black/red). Then, list any associations you have with the colors.

 

Journal 9: How does the description of the seven rooms (pages 83-84) contribute to the mood of the story? Consider the physical attributes and layout of the rooms.

 

Journal 10: At various points, the narrator, through direct characterization, comments on Prince Prospero's bravery and wisdom. How is this ironic? What is ironic about Prospero's name? To what extent is Prospero the antogonist?

 

Journal 11: Use your S.A.T. notes to create a short list of tips and tricks to use during the S.A.T. verbal section. 

 

Journal12: So far, what do the female characters demonstrate about the role of women in society? To what extent are they empowered or victimized by society? Do you think these depictions are a fair representation of how women were treated in the 1920s? Consider Jordan, Daisy, and Myrtle in particular.

 Journal 13: The distinctions between Midwest and East Coast values is part of the American identity. In Chapter 1, Nick discusses his Midwest background and values; however, living in West Egg and working in the city change him. Discuss these changes and what they show about the American character.

Journal 14: Discuss how Fitzgerald depicts wealth and class in the novel so far. Consider the details of Gatsby's lifestyle, parties, and his guests. Also, consider life for people in the Valley of the Ashes and the contrast between East and West Egg. To what extent is Fitzgerald being critical of wealth? To what extent is he celebrating it? 

Journal 15: Describe the role automobiles play in the novel. Look at how they affect the plot and characters like Nick, Jordan, Gatsby, and Owl Eyes in specific scenes. Based on the details of these scenes, what do you think automobiles could symbolize?

Journal 16: Fitzgerald spends some time discussing the Eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg and the Valley of the Ashes. Describe them. What do you think these objects symbolize? Are they connected in any way?

 

 

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