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Noticing, caring, belonging. How writers and readers Co-create the story world. Stages of Relationship with Story (the heroes’ journeys). Attraction (or blind date?) Acquaintance and Transaction - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Noticing, caring, belonging

Noticing, caring, belongingHow writers and readers Co-create the story worldStages of Relationship with Story (the heroes journeys)Attraction (or blind date?)Acquaintance and TransactionCommunication (do we understand each other? Will this moment break our deal? What are the consequences/benefits/drawbacks?)Agreements (if I continue, what will be the consequences/benefits, drawbacks? Am I willing to suspend belief/disbelief)Risk (Nothing is Certain (get it?), and Im willing to go out on a limb)Immersion: Appreciation, trust and dissolution (I dissolve, entering the story world, swimming around the corners)Commitment and Correspondence (I continue, but emerge to share my experience with others)The Book ThiefZusak gives Death a Personadescribe that persona. Why is death not so attractive, typically speaking, just sayinghttp://www.google.com/search?q=Images+of+death&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#Death Be Not ProudJohn Donne, turn of the 17th century poet who challenges fear of death. Who would do such a thing?Who would we be without the story: Death is the ultimate scary dude, villain, creepLets work on this poem to better understand the liberating joy of coming to terms with difficult language.

Poemophobia:I dont know what this poem says, and I dont need to know, and if I try and fail, Ill look stupid

With a little help from our friends just tryHow does this poem relate to Book Thief?Experience sharing the challenge and looking closely at the poetry of book thiefScaffold your creative response to book thiefYadayadayadaLets play with the poemuse page one of graphic organizerG.O. Page Three All ClassWho does death think (how do we know its a) he is?

And so onFor this week (5/21-5/24)Wednesday, 5/23: In groups, develop BT questions for all-class discussion.Prologue and Part I: SB (point of view, voice, melissa, chloe, elizabeth)Part 2: AT (charactersashley, adam, marybeth)Part 3: P (settingjen and dylan)Attend to language (authors stylistic choices), your relationship with the story: characters, voice, point of view, and setting.Post your first Book Thief Response by Wednesday at 5pmDiscuss responses in class on Thursday, 5/24 discuss Parts 4 and 5. Read Elaine White article Young Adult Literature as Key to Literacy, and Censorship (TBP) for Tuesday. POVDeath is an observer, shepherd of soulsDoesnt physically interfere, except when he takes the bookObserver; omniscientCan we trust this narrator?Yes, because he dispels our misconceptionsAppealing through sense of humor and humanness. Disarmingreal. Gentle and empathetic. He is almost burdened by what he sees and experienceshe needs a vacation. He is touched by human experience.He isnt gruesome. HE? isnt responsible for humans ends of life. He is responsible for collecting their souls and transitioning them.He takes a fancy to Liesel and presumably others throughout beginningless time.Nice has nothing to do with me (p.3) echoes Rifkins empathy video. CharactersWhy are the Hubermanns together? Opposites attract? Hans is sweet; Rosa is a drill sarge.Rosa expresses love in a rough way.Liesel, Rudy, parentsThe children are somewhat oblivious. Youthful, innocent, exuberant childrenThe Struggler The mayors wife; Frau Diller; Setting: geography andThe mayors house and its furnishings Closet within a warehouse in Stuttgart few hundred miles in the northwest of GermanyApple orchards expansion of thieveryChurch, school, book burning siteCandy store and tailors shopWhy is setting so important? Its deeper than we thinknot just geography POV/Ch/SettingSetting is the world created by the narrator in which characters interactCharacters make choices based on their ability to reasonSetting establishes the boundaries or rules that determine (permit or censor) certain choices and behaviors.This can be hard for some characters to see because theyre part of it.Who can see in BT?Setting (again)were going deeper. Its getting darkerUnderstanding setting and context can enhance our understanding of own lives.And how to navigate through.That is whats the game?All human activity is allowed, encouraged, shaped, and constrained by the particular social situation in which it occurs.Activity can be unpredictable, but can always be understood as goal-oriented and rule-governed.Within bounded settings over time, rules become unquestioned ways common sense.How characters follow, adapt, or violate rules reveals character, relationships to and within their setting. Context is a better word than setting. It reflext the complexities of setting.What people think and doIs dramatically affected by Context, or setting. (how static or flexible is the context?)Produce tools to help them perform functions in situations/settings.Tools and their use are exteriorized forms of mental processes.They develop in a variety of contextsinteractivelyMicro, meso, and macrosystems (ecology or context of human development): nested and dynamicHow settings set up characters (us)An address: Climate; Physical features (natural artifacts and climate);human-made features (architecture, floor plans): how a story is located in spaceHistorical Time: Era, and Duration (stories that occur in a short duration, usually emphasize the micro level; epics focus on macro level concerns)Social and Psychological: Systems of relationships; the interactive space of a settingSetting (again)AlwaysProvides a situation that is going to deeply influence what CAN happen in a story and HOW characters feel about what happens.

Or: Conflict is always a function of setting

Conflict and consequences derive from settings and situations, containing and driving story action (plot)Setting is reallyAbout RULE settingSetting sets rules constraints possibilities conflicts consequences

Particular groups makes rules that apply to particular settings in order to achieve certain goals.

Knowing and playing by the rules makes one a valued insider who can participate with that group in their setting.

Testing, questioning, and violating the rules will inevitably lead to _________________ .

You can navigate to find a new channel, but you cant leave the river.Dumb or Wise? Some word pairs to help with literary themesCompassion or pity?Courage or brazenness?Knowledge or assumption?Combat or violence?Truth or convenience?Content or complacent?Loving or needy?Free or lost?For Next Week (5/295/31)No class on MondayTuesday Discuss Parts 6, 7, 8 and assigned articles. Post second BT reading response. Wednesday Discuss Parts 9, 10, epilogue. Quiz on Thief and Elaine White article Young Adult Literature as Key to LiteracyThursday Book Talks (ten minutes each). (Instructional tip: Listen to the book talks on NPR)

As a class; as an individualCollaborate to fill in the first 3 cells as I read the poem. Poems need to be read many times, so bear with me. (10 min)

Working with your book talk group, finish the graphic organizer

Discuss as a class

What is Metaphysical?http://www.bartleby.com/105/72.html

Metaphysical poetry, in the full sense of the term, as Grierson writes, is a poetry which has been inspired by a philosophical conception of the universe and the role assigned to the human spirit in the great drama of existence.