Priority List: 10/16-10/20

Greetings, 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 16, 2017

English 9

It’s vocabulary day! We will begin the day by taking our vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Six 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

It’s vocabulary day! We will begin by taking the weekly vocabulary quiz on Schoology. Then, you will create your Week Six Study Guide in the vocabulary section of your notebook. Your words for the week are below:

  1. Ominous
  2. Opportunist
  3. Ostentatious
  4. Pariah
  5. Phlegmatic
  6. Placate
  7. Prodigal
  8. Proximity

English 11

Essential Question: Sinclair dedicates an entire chapter to describing the setting of the novel. How does his emphasis on the setting of the novel help or hinder his attempts to accomplish his purpose?

Please read Chapter 3 either with a partner or independently. As you read, please keep a dialectical journal on the essential question* above. You should have five quotes and five commentaries by the end of the chapter.

*Remember: Sinclair’s goal for the novel differed from how it impacted society. Be sure to consider how his description of the setting could have contributed to both his goal and the novel’s actual impact as you read chapter three.

Tuesday and Wednesday, October 17-18, 2017

English 9

Essential Questions: How does Steinbeck use Imagery to enhance the reader’s interpretation of the theme of the novel? How might Candy’s dog be an example of this? 

First, watch the video above and take Cornell notes in the English Toolbox section of your notebook. As you take notes on the video, keep in mind that you’ll have to use those notes in order to successfully answer the essential question for chapter three of Of Mice and Men.

Once you’ve finished your notes on the video, we will read chapter three of Of Mice and Men. Your essential question for that dialectical journal is How does Steinbeck use imagery to enhance the reader’s interpretation of the theme of the novel? How might Candy’s dog be an example of this? You must have six quotes and six commentaries

English 10

Essential Question: Few people understand the differences between envy and jealousy and they often use the two terms interchangeably. Envy is a reaction to lacking something, whereas jealousy is a reaction to the threat of losing something. First, consider which characters exhibit envy, and which exhibit jealousy. How do these emotions motivate the characters in the play?

We will continue reading Othello today. Your dialectical journal essential question for Act III is How do the similar yet different emotions of envy and jealousy motivate the characters in the play? You must have at least eight dialectical journal entries for the entire act.

English 11

Essential Questions

  • What effect does Sinclair’s voice as a US citizen have on the tone in relation to the immigrant struggle?
  • 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?
  • Sinclair dedicates an entire chapter to describing the setting of the novel. How does his emphasis on the setting of the novel help or hinder his attempts to accomplish his purpose?

Today we will discuss The Jungle in small groups of three students in order to prepare for tomorrow’s timed writing. As you discuss, you will take turns acting as a silent facilitator whose primary goal is to encourage deeper analysis of ideas using conversation cards.

Before we can discuss, create your conversation cards by copying each of the following items onto its own index card:

  • Ask for an(other) example to support the idea
  • Paraphrase what your partner said
  • Ask your partner to clarify (why, how, etc.)
  • Build up the first idea before moving on to another idea
  • Show that you are listening with your eyes, nods, posture
  • Pose an alternative idea and start to build it up
  • Stay focused on the conversation prompt/purpose
  • Encourage your partner to talk more
  • Summarize the conversation up until now
  • Connect the textual evidence to the idea
  • Make sure you aren’t dominating the conversation
  • Look at your resources for support
  • Connect the idea back to the prompt/topic

After our small group discussions, we will discuss thesis statements so you can prepare for Thursday’s in-class essay.

Feeling nervous about the essay? Check out the Timed Writing Guidelines before coming to class on Thursday!

Thursday and Friday, October 19 – 20, 2017

English 9

Essential Question: How does Steinbeck explore various abstract concepts in Of Mice and Men?

We will begin the period with a vocabulary sorting game in small groups. Then, we will continue reading chapter four of Of Mice and Men. As you read, you will keep a dialectical journal in which you track the various abstract concepts in Of Mice and MenYou must have six dialectical journal entries on two abstract concepts: three entries per concept. 

English 10

Essential Question: Othello’s tone changes considerably from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. How do Othello’s use of euphony and cacophony change throughout the play, and how does that impact the reader’s perception of his heroic qualities?

We will continue reading Othello today. Your dialectical journal essential question for Act III is How do the similar yet different emotions of envy and jealousy motivate the characters in the play? You must have at least eight dialectical journal entries for the entire act.

Once we finish Act III, we will begin Act IV. Your essential question for Act IV is Othello’s tone changes considerably from the beginning of the play to the end of the play. How do Othello’s use of euphony and cacophony change throughout the play, and how does that impact the reader’s perception of his heroic qualities? You must have at least eight dialectical journal entries for the entire act. 

English 11

Essential Question: Considering Sinclair was a US citizen, why might he have chosen to make a case for socialism using a Lithuanian immigrant has is primary perspective? Evaluate the effectiveness of the novel towards meeting his goal thus far. 

You will have the entire class period to write an essay answering the essential question above. When you have finished your essay, please read chapter four of The Jungle quietly to yourself. Your essential question for chapter four is “One of the reasons The Jungle is so memorable is because Sinclair masterfully exploits Jurgis’ naivete to build dramatic irony. How is this evident in chapter four? What might this suggest about a developing theme of the novel?” You must have six quotes and six commentaries by the end of the chapter. 

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