Language Objective: I will identify and analyze symbols in the opening lines of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha, make prediction about the main conflict, and make connections to a secondary text.
Essential Question: How can you analyze symbols in literary texts to make predictions about its main conflicts?
1. Reading Journal #2:
What makes a book a “good” book in your opinion? For five minutes, write about specific characteristics a book (or any story, really, if you can’t think of a book) would have to have to make you keep turning pages.
2. Daily Dose of Grammar #2: Which sentence is correct?
- Him looking cool mattered less to his mother than to him.
- His looking cool mattered less to his mother than to him.
- He looking cool mattered less to his mother than to him.
3. (If you still need this):
Download your Digital Copy of Siddhartha.
Add the Readium Extension to Chrome. Click the + to add your downloaded file to your library. You can adjust layout, font size and page views on your document.
5. Siddhartha Opening Organizer
6. Read the first line of Siddhartha, Chapter 1.
In your group, write down all the symbols you find in the first sentence.
For each of these symbols, create a list of things you associate with them.
7. What do these symbols tell you about Siddhartha's conflict?
Write a 2-3 sentence prediction.
8. After reading the first section:
- write down three character traits of Siddhartha (incl. page #)
- write down three character traits of Govinda (incl. page #)
9. Siddhartha's Culture:
- In the “Culture” box of your organizer, write down what you learn about Siddhartha’s culture.
10. Duhkha - A Wheel out of Kilter
- Describe “duhkha” in your own words.
- What are examples of “duhkha” in your own lives?
11. Seeing vs. Believing
How is seeing different from believing? Explain.
How do the symbolism in the opening lines of Siddhartha, the concept of “duhkah” and the difference between seeing and believing resonate with you?
How do you connect any of these in your own life?
Include the following in your GoogleDoc for today:
- Reading Journal + Daily Dose of Grammar
- Siddhartha Opening Organizer