Language Objective: I will collaborate with a group to produce a group summary and identify themes in "The Miller's Tale".
1.) Get set up on the class ChromeBooks:
- If a window pops up asking what network to join, choose GSD Secure from the drop down and then enter the computer login, which is you student number for the user ID and you password (computer login username and password) and click join
- On the 1st login screen that pops up asking for an email and password enter:
- first 4 of you first name + first 4 of your last name + first 4 of your student # @granitesd.org (example:firstname.lastname@example.org for John Reynolds with student number 9876543) and your password
- On the 2nd login screen that comes up displaying the new Granite logo enter:
- student number email@example.com (example: firstname.lastname@example.org) and your computer password
- On the 3rd screen that pops up it will ask for your password only. Enter the same computer password
3.) Read The Book Thief for 15 minutes. After reading, answer the following questions:
- Summarize the main idea of your reading in one complete sentence.
- List two details that stood out to you in your reading. Cite textual evidence and use complete sentences.
- Make a connection. Compare how something in the text similar to something in your own experience or something you read or watched.
- Contrast how something in the text is different than something in your own experience or something you read or watched.
- List two questions that you had while reading. Make sure they are not answered in the text.
- 4A with: sfloch+4A@granitesd.org
- 1B with: sfloch+1B@granitesd.org
- 3B with: sfloch+3B@granitesd.org
- 4B with: sfloch+4B@granitesd.org
4.) Based on what you know about the Miller, write a one-sentence prediction about what you think will happen in "The Miller's Tale"; add this sentence to the same document as your bell work.
5.) Read "The Miller's Tale"
6.) After reading, copy/paste the 5 lines you consider most important from "The Miller's Tale" into your GoogleDoc (you will be using the same form for this entire period).
7.) Once you have picked and copy/pasted your five lines, hit "share" in the top right corner of your document and share it with the other members of your table group. Look at everyone's lines and as a group, determine the five most important lines for your group and copy/paste them into your original document. This way, you are creating a group summary of "The Miller's Tale".
7.) Finally, as a group, find one major theme in "The Miller's Tale".
Remember: A theme is:
- the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thoughts, or an exhibition; a topic.
"the theme of the sermon was reverence"
synonyms: subject, topic, subject matter, matter, thesis, argument, text, burden,concern, message; thread, motif
- Daily Participation (all in one Google Doc) containing your bell work, your 5 most important lines individually, your five most important lines as a group and one theme and 2-3 sentence justification of where the theme is present in the text.