Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Golden Compass Part I

Read Part I: Oxford by Wednesday, November 2. DO NOT READ PART 2!!!

Monday, October 31, is an independent work day in class. You can read and/or work on your journal.

Journal: Please type or print neatly on a separate sheet of paper. Due Nov. 2.

Geography: A lot of the place names in The Golden Compass are similar to but different from place names in our world. Record 4 such geographic places and then record the corollary place name in our world.

Terminology: There are many terms used in The Golden Compass which are not used in our world. These terms can be types of technology, political institutions, types of customs, or simply objects. Record 3 terms and explain what you think each term means.

Vocabulary: Philip Pullman uses a rich vocabulary. Record 3 interesting words which are English language words but are not commonly used words. Record the page number on which you find the word. Look up the word in a dictionary and record its definition. Many words have multiple definitions. Record the definition which best matches the usage used by Pullman.

Reflection: Give Part I a score out of 10 (10 being the highest). Explain in a complete paragraph why you gave the book the score which you did. Explain what worked and/or didn’t work in the book. Refer to a specific passage from the book to illustrate your point. Be specific and descriptive when explaining why you liked or didn’t like the book.

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