Reading Schedule: Oryx and Crake
Please have the following
pages completed by each of the following dates. Please understand that absences
are not excuses for being
unprepared; try your very best to keep up with the readings. If absent, make up
the work/quiz for any class missed within two days. In the event of a snow day, we will follow the letter day. In the event
of my absence, you should continue to follow the schedule and expect a
double quiz upon my return. Please check my website (www.surfturk.com or www.checkthesite.com ) for HW,
enrichment, and messages.
Reading Number + Pages EOW
1 EOW 2
Due Date/Day Due Date/Day Due Date/Day
- pages 3-33 Nov
17 /A Nov
18/B Nov 17/A
- pages 37-68 Nov
18 /B Nov
19 /C Nov
- pages 69-92 Nov
20 /D Nov
21 /E Nov
- pages 95-126 Nov 21 /E Nov
24 /F Nov
- pages 127-162 Nov
25 /A Dec
1/B Nov 25/A
- pages 163-191 Dec
1/B Dec 2/C Dec 2/C
- pages 192-218 Dec
3/D Dec 4/E Dec 3/D
- pages 222-251 Dec
4/E Dec 5/F Dec
- pages 252-280 Dec
8/A Dec 9/B Dec 8/A
- pages 282-317 Dec
9/B Dec 10 /C Dec
- pages 318-347 Dec
11 /D Dec
12 /E Dec
- pages 348-374 Dec
12 /E Dec
15/F Dec 15/F
Tips for Reading Oryx and Crake
- Follow the reading schedule. Do not fall behind. If you are not prepared for class, the
discussion will not be enlightening or interesting.
- There will be random discussion grade days, so be
sure participate each day. Each discussion grade will be out of a possible
5. You will see these appear on
- There is reading every night. Do not bury your head in the sand if you
are absent or if I am absent.
- Take reading notes. Fold a piece of paper in half to make
columns. Use post-its. Use index cards. Whatever works.
Make note of characters, write out questions you have, look for patterns,
- At the end of each page, ask yourself,
“What happened?” If you are not
- After reading, refer back to the Chapter
Title. Why did Atwood name this
chapter this? Consider how that
word/phrase is important to the whole chapter.
- Use the vocabulary list as you read. If you stumble on a word, it is likely
on the vocabulary sheet I provided.
This sheet is also available at www.surfturk.com
on your HW page.
- There are relevant links to the novel on our HW
- You are studying, not just reading for pleasure.
Remember that. Every detail is
- Challenge yourself. As you read, what passages do you think
Gokturk will highlight for the quiz?
- Make connections.
As you read, consider the real world. How far away are we? Where do you see
evidence of this?
- If you are absent, remember that you have two days
upon your return to make it up or it goes in my book as a NMU (not made
up) and is a zero.
- Extra Credit.
Send me links to current events that relate to the novel as we
- Make reading groups. Meet with friends to talk about the
reading. This can help clarify
- See me before class. Want help? Come chat with me 4-2 or by
- Envision your final project. Look for inspiration in this text, the
world, and our previous texts.
Yours should be high caliber and fit the course material.
(pre- apocalypse) = Snowman (post-apocalypse)