Priority List: 10/2 – 10/6

Aloha, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. When looking at your daily assignments, be sure to look at your correct class. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

Monday, October 02, 2017

English 9

1st and 7th Period: It’s vocabulary day! We will begin the day by taking our vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Four Study Guide in the vocabulary section of your notebook.

You no longer need to set up your vocabulary study guides as foldable as described in the video. Instead, you may set up each page in your notebook to look like the template above.

Watch the video below to add the words and definitions to your study guide.

English 10

4th and 6th Period: It’s vocabulary day! We will begin by taking the weekly vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Three Study Guide on page 160. Your words for the week are below:

  1. Fastidious
  2. Gratify
  3. Gregarious
  4. Hamper
  5. Hardy
  6. Homogeneous
  7. Integrity
  8. Intrepid

English 11

2nd Period: It is ACT and ASVAB Study Day! We will begin with a review of the vocabulary words that often appear on placement exams. Today is Jessica’s day to present her vocabulary game. Once we’ve finished the game, please copy and define next week’s words into your notebook.

These words we address in ACT/ASVAB Prep will not only help you to prepare for these important placement exams, but they will also help you use more precise diction when analyzing texts and discussing individuals motivations and behaviors. They will also be organized by meaning, making this an excellent reference for you to use throughout the school year.

Funny Words:

  1. Risible
  2. Rabelaisian
  3. Sardonic
  4. Buffoon
  5. Cachinnation
  6. Caricature
  7. Farce
  8. Antics
  9. Droll
  10. Lampoon

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 03-04, 2017

English 9

Essential Questions: What strategies does Steinbeck use to introduce his protagonists?

We’re reading Chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men today. As we read, you will add two quotes and commentaries to your dialectical journal using the essential question above.

English 10

Essential Question: How does Shakespeare’s use of figurative language, euphemism, or puns contribute to the development of the characters in the play?

Today we will begin reading Othello by William Shakespeare. As we read, you will keep a dialectical journal for Act I of the play. At the end of the act, you will use your dialectical journal to answer the following prompt: Shakespeare is known for creating memorable characters who are often referenced in modern texts. How does Shakespeare’s use of figurative language, euphemism, or puns contribute to the development of the characters in the play? You must write an eleven-sentence critical analysis paragraph with three pieces of textual evidence to support your thesis. You must have two dialectical entries for scene 1, one for scene 2, and four for scene 3. 

English 11

Essential Question: What effect does Sinclair’s voice as a US citizen have on the tone in relation to the immigrant struggle?

Today we will read Chapter 1 of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. As we read, you will keep a dialectical journal on the essential question, What effect does Sinclair’s voice as a US citizen have on the tone in relation to the immigrant struggle? You must have six dialectical journal entries by the end of the chapter. You must finish this as homework due on Thursday. 

Please use the dialectical journal template below to answer the essential question.

If you need a sample dialectical journal entry from chapter one, please look at the image below.

Thursday and Friday, October 05 – 06, 2017

English 9

Essential Question: What strategies does Steinbeck use to introduce his protagonists?

 

We’re continuing Chapter 1 of Of Mice and Men today. As we read, you will add four more quotes and commentaries to your dialectical journal, so you should have six total entries by the end of the period.

English 10

Essential Question: What role does literature play in the examination of recurring social issues?

Today we will finish reading Act I of Othello. You will finish you dialectical journal for Act I: How does Shakespeare’s use of figurative language, euphemism, or puns contribute to the development of the characters in the play? You must have two dialectical entries for scene 1, one for scene 2, and four for scene 3. 

Once we finish the journal, you will have forty-five minutes to complete your timed writing on the following prompt: Shakespeare is known for creating memorable characters who are often referenced in modern texts. How does Shakespeare’s use of figurative language, euphemism, or puns contribute to the development of the characters in the play? You must write an eleven-sentence critical analysis paragraph with three pieces of textual evidence to support your thesis.

English 11

Essential Question: Jurgis is an important character to the novel, and Sinclair intent was for Jurgis’ experiences to represent the experiences of all immigrants in America. How might his characterization of Jurgis in chapter two contribute to his overall goals for the novel?

First, we will read Chapter 2 of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. Please use the following essential question for your dialectical journal: Jurgis is an important character to the novel, and Sinclair intent was for Jurgis’ experiences to represent the experiences of all immigrants in America. How might his characterization of Jurgis in chapter two contribute to his overall goals for the novel? You must have four dialectical journal entries by the end of the chapter. 

After we’ve finished reading the chapter, we will watch the video below to prepare for a discussion on chapters one and two next period. Please take notes on the video,

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