802 Class Agenda #5 – “Life of Pi” Part 1 – P79-82

11/3/16

Timer- “Apparently” – J. Cole (2014, 4:53)

Prompt- Use the following words in a few sentences or a paragraph of your choosing- deliberation, agitated, reprieve, passivity, exceptional, restrict.

  • Definitions 
  • Deliberation- the act of considering something carefully before deciding.
  • Agitated- troubled or nervous
  • Reprieve- the temporary delay of a punishment or unwanted event.
  • Passivity- lack of resistance or reaction to
  • Exceptional- great
  • Restrict- limit 

SLTs

SLT- I can write an objective summary of life in the extreme environments portrayed in these two texts.

SLT- I can analyze how the central idea of survival is conveyed through supporting ideas and developed over the course of the text.

Directions- When you are finished copying turn to page 79 of your book and begin reading.

5 minutes- Grapple Text- An Excerpt from “The Life Of Pi” by Yan Martel-

  • Read Page 79 on your own.
  • Answer Question 2 in your notebook

Mini Lesson-

Closer look at Question 2

Describe the setting of this story?

  • What is the question asking? 
    • Where does the story take place? and what’s going on?
  • Where am I looking for information and what am I looking for? 
    • Mostly the first paragraph.
    • Words that indicate where the main character is and what’s going on.
  • How do I answer this question?
    • As the excerpt begins, the narrator is in raft in the middle of the Pacific Ocean during a storm. A tiger is in front of the boat and sharks circle. The setting is so extreme that he thinks maybe he should have died.

Audio- “Life Of Pi” 79-82

Class Work-

  • Read/ReRead
  • Answer questions in your notebook.
    • Questions 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
  • If you finish early, work on the other questions?.

Interruptions

Question 6 Analysis-How is Pi’s reaction to losing “all hope” in  paragraph 10 an example of irony?

  • What is the question asking? – Analysis- explain why Pi losing all hope is ironic…
  • Where am I looking for information and what am I looking for? Paragraph 10 and in the definition bar.
  • How do I answer this question?

Question 9 Text Structure- What is the effect of making the last sentence on the page a paragraph by itself? Explain why Pi is so sure that if he moves, he will find water.

  • What is the question asking? – Text Structure- How it looks and why it looks that way. 
  • Where am I looking for information and what am I looking for? Last paragraph and probably the paragraph before.
  • How do I answer this question?
  • HW Reminder– 
  • Homework starts tonight. 30 Minutes of Reading, 2-3 Sentence Reaction/Summary, 1 Page of Independent Writing 
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