Language Objective: I will take notes and generate questions and opinions on Chapter 1 of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.
Essential Question: How can identifying the Big Questions in a text help you analyze it and formulate a qualified opinion?
1. Read your Quarter 2 Book for 10 minutes.
2. Reading Journal #3:
- Who is the protagonist (if your novel is fiction) or what is the main issue (if your novel is nonfiction) of your novel? How are they first introduced?
- Is this introduction a captivating one? Why? Why not?
3. Daily Dose of Grammar #3: Which sentence is correct?
- Between us, we will find the buried treasure.
- Between we, we will find the buried treasure.
- Between you and I, we will find the buried treasure.
- Between you and me, we will find the buried treasure.
4. Siddhartha, graphic organizer wrap-up (finish up your organizer from last time):
The Buddhist principle of “duhkha” is described as “a wheel off kilter”, the feeling that something just isn’t quite right, but you can’t put your finger on what exactly it iss that feels “off” - How do you relate to this concept in your own life?
Fill in your graphic organizer from last time.
5. Seeing vs. Believing:What is the difference of seeing vs. believing? Is one more important than the other?
Add this to your graphic organizer.
6. 5-Minute Quick Write: How do you find yourself?
7. Read Siddhartha, Chapter 1 and take Cornell Notes on your reading. Document:
- important quotes (on the right)
- connections (right)
- questions that come up while you are reading (left)
8. Reflection / Wrap up (add this into the "Summary" box at the bottom of your notes):
Look back at what you wrote about the question, “How do you find yourself?”
Do you agree with Siddhartha’s approach to change his life?
Use quotes from the text to back up your claims.
- Reading Journal + Grammar
- Chapter 1 Cornell Notes