Monday, May 1, 2017
English Essentials: Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs
Rewatch the scene in which Chris Kyle's father tells him an important piece of advice: in life, some people are sheep, some people are wolves, and some people are sheepdogs; each animal plays an important role in a society.
1) What does Kyle's father mean by calling some people sheep, wolves, and/or sheepdogs?
2) What theme (central idea) do you see emerge from this early lesson?
3) Give one example in which you see Kyle acting as a "sheepdog." Who are his sheep? How does he protect them?
Formative Assessment for RL2, "I can determine theme and analyze how it develops over the course of a work." (Rubric here.)
L2, "I can demonstrate command of the conventions of standard written English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing." (Rubric here.)