LotF Challenge #2  - EdCafe

This class easily conquered the first group challenge. Challenge #2 will be slightly more complicated. Monday’s EdCafe will take collaboration, cooperation, and a dash of brilliance from each of you. In class, choose interesting sessions, discuss energetically, include everyone, and you will impress not only the substitute, but the other teachers coming in to watch you.


Tim & Greg are going to be timekeepers and ask the people of that session to briefly explain their topic - thank you both

Safe Spot

Door Spot

Flag Corner

Triple R

Center Spot

8:25 - 8:33

Fire on the Mountain: What is the difference between the wildfires in Chapters  2 & 12 ? What is the irony of the second one?

“Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of the true, wise friend called Piggy.” (202). (Marisa)

Don’t Throw Rocks: Roger throwing rocks in chapter 4 at the littin’s & chapter 11 at piggy. (Bethany)

Jack’s Unstoppable Violence: How Jack changes from a choir boy to a murderer without remorse (The one and only Greg Costello)

War, What is it Good For?:  Was the war caused by the power struggle between the two groups of boys really savagelike? Or was it just like every other war just on a different frontier? (The one and only Greg Costello)

8:35 - 8:43

“The stake sharpened at both ends, the stake that vibrated so wildly, that grew long, short, light, heavy, light again.” Chapter 12 (Rachael)

The Effect of Fear: “He forgot his wounds, his hunger and thirst, and became fear; hopeless fear on flying feet, rushing through the forest toward the open beach” (200). (Emily)

Inability to Articulate:  “When Ralph spoke again his voice was low, and seemed breathless. What have I done? I liked him-and I wanted us to be rescued-” (188).


Back to Normal?: Do you think the boys will instantly begin to act like the human boys they were before or will the role of savagery stay a part of their lives? (Merry)

How is the symbolic power of the fire made an ironic reoccurring motif throughout the story, especially during the ending sequences. (Timbo)

8:45 - 8:53

The Role of Smoke (Samuel Hirl)

Yin and Yang?: “Then there was that indefinable connection between himself and Jack; who therefore would never let him alone; never.” (184) (Steve)

‘Innocent’ Bystanders?: “Samneric were somewhere in that line, and hating it. Or were they?” (Page 196)


What goes bump: Do you think knowing what made the ghostly noise in the beginning of Chapter 6 made the boys more afraid of the beast and the island? (Meaghan)

Roger’s Role: Roger advances upon Samneric “as one wielding a nameless authority” (182) - what does Roger represent in this mess, and what is Golding trying to say about him?

8:55 - 9:03

Ralph’s Responsibility: How much of what happened on the island should Ralph take responsibility for, since he was the leader of the boys. Could he have stopped anything? (Allie Daley)

What Not to Wear: How did the appearance of the boys steadily evolve as their savage-like behavior did? What was Golding attempting to connect and relate through these portrayals of action and visual examination? (Timbo)

The Last Line: What did the officer ‘save’ the boys from? What does this say about men’s ability to govern?

All Fun and Games: How have the boys treated their time as a ‘game’? Why can’t Ralph call a truce (pax - 186) at the end of the book?

Monday night’s homework:

1) paragraph reflection on how Challenge #2 went (teamwork, organization, challenges,etc.)

2) 15-20 pages of LotF notes