Posts Tagged ‘the invisible man’

Let's commiserate.

A quick recap:

  • You were assigned the last half of the novel (about 30 pages) over spring break.
  • You were given the focus of this SOAPSTONE analysis before break, as well.
  • On Thursday, you worked individually to analyze the selection, which is reprinted below.
  • On Friday, you had about 30 minutes to work with a group to refine your responses to just three elements: Occasion, Speaker, and Tone.

First, take a look at the passage in question.



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The adversarial that ended on 3/18 with a two-day collaborative assignment—a small-group analysis of one page of Chapter 4 in The Invisible Man—has been tabulated.  The final grades are below.  I have posted them anonymously and without the day-by-day breakdown for two reasons:

First, the breakdown was visually complicated by absences (17 over seven days), make-up totals, and the inclusion of your group assignment as an adversarial component, not a separate quiz.  I will explain any pressing confusion over your final total to you in individual conferences; otherwise, you have the information you need below.

Second, the augmentation scores—shown as a separate column in the table below—included, for the first time, negative values.


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The Invisible Man

From the 1933 film version by James Whale.

Welcome, tenth-graders.  As the year ends, I’ll slowly introduce this blog to you; eventually, you will use it for adversarial discussions and certain elements of your research paper.  For now, note that any post with [RE] in the title refers to you.  You can also find assignments, feedback, and so on through the categorical links to the right, or by using the static pages at the top of this site.

This first post contains general feedback on your most recent quiz, a 15-minute response covering Chapters 9-11 of The Invisible Man.  (Clicking that link will load the entire novel in a separate window; it is the same file archived at our BHS website.)You were allowed to use your copies of the text and any notes you brought with you.  The task was relatively straightforward:

Explain why the Invisible Man chooses Thomas Marvel, both in practical terms—i.e., what he wants Marvel to do for him—and in terms of personality.  The more specific you are, the more points you will earn.  You may use your annotated copy of the text, but nothing else.

I’ve broken down both halves of the prompt below.


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