We are working on The Epic of Gilgamesh. Today, students read "The Story of the Flood" and we compared Gilgamesh's story to that of Noah. We also went over Freytag's pyramid - something that will be part of the Literature Experience assignment. There is no due date for that yet - we will decide together when it will be due.
On Friday, October 9th, we will finish reading Gilgamesh, peer review the writing we did today on the ups and downs of immortality, and work on a Theme Essay for the Literature Experience assignment.
On Tuesday, October 13th, we will be having a test on Gilgamesh. On the 15th, I will be out of the building for a district meeting, but students will start working on Antigone, the classic play by Sophocles. It's a tale of family loyalty and putting the will of the gods ahead of the will of man. Very dramatic.