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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.
Monday, October 09, 2017
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 Five 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.
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 Five Study Guide in the vocabulary section of your notebook. Your words for the week are below:
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 Bree and Marissa’s day to present their 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.
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10-11, 2017
Essential Questions: How does Steinbeck use irony to enhance the message of his novel?
Today we will read chapter two of Of Mice and Men. As you read, keep a dialectical journal on the essential question above. You must have three quotes and three commentaries by the end of the chapter.
- Situational Irony: When the opposite of what is expected occurs
- Verbal Irony: When someone says one think but means another in order to convey sarcasm
- Dramatic Irony: When the reader knows critical information that the protagonist needs but doesn’t have
Essential Question: How does Shakespeare’s juxtapose the different qualities of his characters? What effect does this create for the viewer?
We will read Act II of Othello today in class. As we read, keep a dialectical journal on the essential question above. You must have eight entries total: four for scene i, and four for scene iii.
Essential Question: Jurgis is an important character to the novel, and Sinclair’s 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?
Today we will read chapter two of The Jungle. As you read, keep a dialectical journal on the essential question above. Be sure to include six quotes and six commentaries. You may want to consider how various literary devices such as foreshadowing and irony can help authors to develop literary theme.
Thursday and Friday, October 12 – 13, 2017
NO SCHOOL! Enjoy your fall break!