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The Miller’s Tale. AC 4, 6, 8. Do Now (4, 8). 1. Take out your copies of the Prologue. 2. Write down the correct definitions for the words you started looking up on Monday. Write these in the margins of your text or on a separate sheet of paper. . Do Now (4) - Definitions.

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do now 4 8
Do Now (4, 8)
  • 1. Take out your copies of the Prologue.
  • 2. Write down the correct definitions for the words you started looking up on Monday. Write these in the margins of your text or on a separate sheet of paper.
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Do Now (4) - Definitions
  • Astrolabe – an astronomical instrument used for measuring how high the sun and stars are
  • Hymn – Christian song or ode in praise of God or a saint
  • Embroidered – decorated with needlework
  • Lecherous – lustful
  • Skittish – easily startled (i.e. like a horse)
  • Wriggle – to move by twisting and turning the body
  • Complexion – the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, esp. the face
  • Squeamish – easily shocked by something immodest or inappropriate
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Do Now (6)
  • Put all writing utensils away.
  • Take out your homework (definitions) and place it on your desk. I will come around to check. If you completed it in the margins of your copy of “The Miller’s Tale,” that is fine, just have it out.
  • Grab a whiteboard and marker and prepare to answer the following questions.
  • If you were absent, get your missing work for the folder
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Do Now (6) / Check-In (4,8)

1. Define Fabliau.

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Do Now (6)

2. What is foreshadowing?

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Do Now (6)

3. Write a sentence with alliteration in which you have at least 4 words starting with the same consonant sound.

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Check-In (4, 8)

What is Imagery?

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Alliteration: Practice
  • Find an example of alliteration in the tale and write it on your whiteboard. There must be at least two (2) nearby words with the same starting consonant sound.
  • I will tell you when to hold up your boards (if you finish, start working on the Reading Guide questions.
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Imagery: Practice
  • Find an example of imagery in the text and determine which type of imagery it is (which sense it appeals to). Write the example of the type of imagery on your whiteboard.

I will tell you when to hold up your boards (if you finish, start working on the Reading Guide questions for this section (#5-6).

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Exit Ticket

On your whiteboards, make a prediction about what will happen in the rest of the story.

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Do Now (4, 8): Personal Values – Next Part
  • 1. Look at your returned personal values assignments on your desks and read any feedback that I’ve given you.
  • 2. Pick 1 of your 5 values. Think about something in your life that might have influenced you to develop this value.
  • Write a paragraph of 8-10 sentences describing this value.
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Connect to What You’re Reading

Answer the following question in at least 3-5 sentences. This will be collected. You will have 5 minutes to complete this question.

  • Write the following on a separate sheet of paper, or on your iPads: Have you felt and/or acted similar to the way Absalom feels and is acting toward Alison? Describe the experience.
  • If not, write about whether or not you believe Absalom’s efforts are worthwhile. Provide 2 details from the text to support your answer.
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Vocab Preview III
  • 1. Please grab a highlighter and highlight the words below in your copy of “The Miller’s Tale.”
  • 2. Find the definition of the word “woo” Take out a separate sheet of paper
  • 3. Write on this paper what you think the word means based on its context, and provide one reason from the surrounding words/sentences to support your answer.

Proverb Ruse

Loathed Gape

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Vocab Preview II - Definitions
  • Woo – to seduce
  • Proverb – a wise saying
  • Loathed – hated
  • Ruse – a scheme of trickery
  • Gape – to stare with an open mouth, as in wonder
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Exit Ticket
  • Hand in your paragraph explaining your personal value at the end of the period.
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