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I trust you to know where you need to sit, so choose wisely and have a seat.

When the bell rings you should be seated and ready to begin.

  • Warm-up
  • Housekeeping
  • Learner Poll and Reflection
  • Who Are We?
  • Goals
august 26
August 26

Warm-up: Looking Back

Where were you at this time last year? Describe yourself and how you have changed since last year. (Think deeper than…well, I used to have long hair, but now it’s short.)

Make sure to write a full paragraph.

Warm-up continued:

Looking Forward

Where will you be at this time next year? Describe how you think your life will be different. If you don’t think it will be different, explain why.

Make sure to write a full paragraph.

what type of learner are you

What Type of Learner are You?





are you a visual learner
Are you a Visual Learner?
  • They tend to be fast talkers.
  • They exhibit impatience and have a tendency to interrupt.
  • They use words and phrases that evoke visual images.
  • They learn by seeing and visualizing.
are you an auditory learner
Are you an auditory learner?
  • They speak slowly and tend to be natural listeners.
  • They think in a linear manner.
  • They prefer to have things explained to them verbally rather than to read written information.
  • They learn by listening and verbalizing.
are you a read write learner
Are You a read-write learner?
  • They prefer for information to be displayed in writing, such as lists of ideas.
  • They emphasize text-based input and output.
  • They enjoy reading and writing in all forms.
are you a kinesthetic learner
Are you a kinesthetic Learner?
  • They tend to be the slowest talkers of all.
  • They tend to be slow to make decisions.
  • They use all their senses to engage in learning.
  • They learn by doing and solving real-life problems.
  • They like hands-on approaches to things and learn through trial and error.

How do you know what type of learner you are? What is your evidence? What does this mean for you in the classroom? What does this mean for your teacher? Knowing this information about yourself, what do you need to do to be successful in this class?

body bio
Body Bio
  • Heart: Who or what do you hold near and dear to your heart?
  • Spine: What is your goal? What drives you…your thoughts…your actions?
  • Feet: Where are you going? What journey are you on?
  • Mirror: How do people see you? Is this how you see yourself?
  • Color: What color is a symbol of you and why?
  • Write at least 3 goals for this class and a to do list of how to accomplish them.
august 27
August 27

Warm-up: Freedom

What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? What can be some obstacles to freedom?

  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Poe’s background
  • Fall of the House of Usher
  • Finding Unity of Effect
  • Theme Analysis
  • Reflection
  • HW
    • Quiz Friday
    • Info sheet due Friday
    • AA form due Aug 30
academic vocabulary
Academic Vocabulary
  • Unity of effect – When all the elements of a story – plot, character, setting, imagery, and other literary devices – work together to create a single effect
  • Mood – the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader. The writer’s use of connotation, imagery, figurative language, sound and rhythm, and descriptive details all contribute to the mood.
poe pg 410
Poe – Pg 410
  • Read assigned section.
  • Write down interesting facts.
  • Share one with class.
  • Responsible to keep info shared in day book.
  • Explain the obstacles to freedom found in The Fall of the House of Usher.
august 28
August 28

Warm-up: How do people handle loss?

At some point in our lives, we all face loss—of someone we love, our favorite pet, or even a cherished dream. But even though the experience of loss is universal, people can choose many different ways to cope with the sadness and grief they feel. What do people need to do to face their grief and move on?

  • Unity of Effect Analysis of House of Usher
  • Academic Vocab
  • Read The Raven – pg 436
  • Finding sound devices in The Raven
  • Theme Reflection
  • HW: Modern Day Raven
unity of effect
Unity of Effect
  • Setting
  • Character Traits
  • Plot Development
  • Imagery
academic vocabulary1
Academic Vocabulary
  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Alliteration
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Stanza
  • Rhyme scheme
hw modern day
HW: Modern Day
  • On a dark, foggy, creepy night around midnight, I laid in depression thinking about curious books about legends that have been long forgotten. While I was almost asleep, I started to doze, suddenly I heard a knock, a very light knocking at my bedroom door. This was strange but I thought to myself, “Must be some visitor knocking so late at my bedroom door. Yes, this is what it is and nothing else.
august 29
August 29

Warm-up: Describe the obstacles to freedom in The Raven.

  • Sound Devices in The Raven
  • Think, Pair, Share – Price of Freedom – pg 573
  • Hyeonseo Lee’s Obstacle to Freedom
  • Academic Vocabulary
academic vocabulary2
Academic Vocabulary
  • Internal conflict
  • External conflict
  • Suspense
  • Characterization
  • Tone
  • Figurative language
  • Dialogue
  • Author’s purpose
august 30
August 30

-Take out a sheet of paper (can be a half sheet).

-Name and Date.

-Clear your desk.

  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – pg 572
  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – pg 558
  • Text Analysis
  • Venn Diagram
  • Reflection
text analysis frederick douglass
Text Analysis Frederick Douglass
  • Find at least two examples of: tone, figurative language, and dialogue.
  • Be sure to find specific quotes and give page numbers.

Can you set yourself free?

september 3
September 3


What does friendship mean to you?

  • Visitor from King’s College
  • Vocab words – HW due Wednesday; Quiz Friday
  • Preposition Quiz Friday September 6
  • Day Books due Friday September 6
vocab words
Vocab Words
  • Sub – below, under
  • Trans – across, over
  • Subconscious
  • Subdue
  • Subjugate
  • Subsidize
  • Subterranean
  • Transcribe
  • Transfer
  • Transform
  • Translucent
  • transplant
september 4
September 4

Warm-up: What dreams do you have? How can they fail? How can they succeed?

  • Vocab words – HW due Thursday; Quiz Friday
  • Prepositions
  • Of Mice and Menvocab
  • Read Section One Of Mice and Men
  • Complete Reading Questions
  • Preposition Quiz Friday September 6
  • Day Books due Friday September 6
pre position s
  • Position in time and place
    • The book is on the table.
  • Describe a relationship between other words in a sentence
  • Links nouns, pronouns, and phrases to other words in a sentence
  • Object of the preposition is the word of phrase the preposition introduces.
    • The book is on the table.
  • Prepositional phrase is made up of the preposition, its object and any associated adjectives or adverbs.
    • The book is on the table.
acad vocab
  • Antagonist – main character in opposition with protagonist
  • Protagonist – hero or one the audience identifies with
  • Modernism – modernists saw mass society as threat to individual. Features: nontraditional subject matter and themes; focus on alienated individuals rather than heroes; use of understatement and irony to reveal emotions and ideas; use of symbols and images to suggest meaning; experimentation with style and language
  • Personification – object, animal, or idea is given human characteristics
  • Simile – compares two things that have something in common with like or as
reading questions
Reading Questions
  • Identify two passages that are particularly descriptive.
  • Find an example of personification and simile. For example, “Evening of a hot day started the little wind to moving [personification] among the leaves.  The shade climbed up the hills [personification] toward the top. On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray, sculptured statues [simile]”
  • Describe (citing specific examples) what type of relationship George and Lennie have (parent/child, brothers, best friends, and so on). What is the source of George’s frustration with Lennie?
  • Identify (citing specific examples) how Steinbeck describes the characters of George and Lennie. For example animal imagery is used to describe Lennie). “Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes…”
  • Identify the “dream” and why it is so important to Lennie and George.
september 5
September 5

Warm-up: How important is it to have a place where you belong?

  • Review Vocab
  • Review Day Book entries
  • Read Photo Essay: The Grapes of Wrath pg 1026
  • Analyze photos and text.
  • Preposition Practice
  • Reflection
vocab sub below under trans across over
Vocab: Sub – below, under; trans – across, over
  • Subconscious – n: the part of the mind’s function of which you are not aware
  • Subdue – v: to conquer or bring under control
  • Subjugate – v: to conquer or bring under control by force
  • Subsidize – v: to furnish money or to assist with the payment of money
  • Subterranean – adj: beneath the earth’s surface
  • Transcribe – v: to make a written copy
  • Transfer – v: to carry or send from one person or place to another
  • Transform – v: to change in form or appearance
  • Translucent – adj: permitting some light to pass through but giving an unclear image
  • Transplant – v: to plant in another place
preposition practice
Preposition Practice
  • Dean thinks that he is smarter than everyone in the class.
  • Will you put these cookies on the tray?
  • His doctor read through his chart and looked down his throat.
  • His idea will not work after sunrise.
  • She peered slowly around the doorway before crossing the threshold.
  • The champion will compete against other dogs from the club.
  • At a minimum, you will spend three hours on each assignment.
  • During the debates, Alfred was feeding his turtle in the yard.

Which word is NOT a preposition?

    • Between
    • Against
    • For
    • Better

In which sentence is a preposition in bold type?

    • I stepped into the tent.
    • The rain was coming down hard.
    • I could hear thunder in the distant mountains.
    • We chose a bad time for this camping trip.

He made his escape by jumping _____ a window and jumping ______ a waiting car.

    • Over/into
    • Between/into
    • Out of/between
    • Out of/into
    • Up to/out of

He drove _____ me without stopping and drove off ____ the centre of town.

    • From/into
    • Towards/over
    • Along/up
    • Past/towards
    • In/next to

In which sentence is a prepositional phrase in bold type?

    • I researched my report on the internet.
    • I wanted information about sharks.
    • I started reading about shrimp instead.
    • Then I changed my report topic to the life of the shrimp.

Which prepositional phrase in bold type is an adjective phrase?

    • I walked through the field and saw something amazing.
    • A huge red-tailed hawk was soaring across the sky.
    • It swooped near the ground very close to me.
    • I could see the bright color on the hawk’s tail.

Which prepositional phrase in bold type is an adverb phrase?

    • The dandelion is a useful plant for cooking.
    • I like the taste of the leaves, whether raw or cooked.
    • The dandelions on our lawn are growing thickly.
    • The name comes from French and means “tooth of the lion.”

What does the mouse in the first section tell you about Lennie? Think about why Lennie insists on carrying it around with him.

september 6
September 6

-No warm-up.

-You have 5 minutes to review your vocab and prepositions.

-The handout on the stool has common prepositions for your review before the quiz.

-If you are loud, you will lose your 5 minutes.

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Preposition Quiz
  • Great Depression Background
  • Of Mice and Men Compare/Contrast
  • Return Work
  • Grade Tracking
  • Turn in Day Books

What do you know about The Great Depression?

What do you have questions about?

september 9 warm up

*Write agree/disagree for each. Then, pick one & explain why?

September 9: Warm-up

People that are poor should rely on their friends, family, or church for help, not the government.

A true friend will tell you the truth, even when you don’t want to hear it.

The n-word is more offensive than other racial slurs because of the history of hate behind it.

Women today are more often treated by men as equals rather than objects.

When people are a victim of a crime, they should be able to take the law into their own hands.

States with the death penalty have lower murder rates.

The best place for justice to be determined is in a court of law.

Being rich is more important than having close friends.

Sometimes a person has to break the law to make sure justice is served.

Life today is more difficult than it was in the 1930’s

  • Return Work
  • Start Grade Tracker
  • Review Vocab Quiz
  • Review Preposition Quiz
  • Write down new vocabulary – HW due Wed
  • Obstacle of Freedom Connections
  • Read Section Two Of Mice and Men – Pg 17
hyper above over more super supr sur above over more
Hyper – above, over, moresuper, supr, sur – above, over, more
  • Hyperbole
  • Hypercritical
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthermia
  • Superimpose
  • Superlative
  • Supernatural
  • Supervise
  • Surcharge
  • Surplus
september 10
September 10

Write the sentence. Underline preposition. Circle object.

1. Both of the trolls lived under the bridge.

2. Some of the elves refused to help Santa make the toys.

3.One of the dragon's eggs cracked!

4.Two of the baby dragon's claws stuck through the shell.

5. Many of the ogres had blood dribbling down their chins.

  • OMM Quiz Section 2
  • Citations Research – Purdue OWL
  • Topic Research
september 11
September 11

Underline the preposition. Circle the object.

I’ve loved animals since I was small.

After the movie we went to McDonalds for some burgers.

Without sugar the blueberries were too sour for the dinner guests.

Sally worked from midnight to noon on her science project.

He ate three boxes of popcorn with butter during the movie.

  • Turn in Vocab HW
  • Write down vocabdefinintions
  • Media Center for Ms. Stokes presentation
  • Complete Research Focus Assignment
  • Hyperbole – n; an intentional statement of exaggeration
  • Hypercritical – adj; excessively critical
  • Hypertension – n; extreme tension; high blood pressure
  • Hyperthermia – n; high temperature
  • Superimpose – v; lay one item atop another
  • Superlative – adj; of the highest order; best; greatest
  • Supernatural – adj; beyond the laws of nature
  • Supervise – v; oversee
  • Surcharge – n; additional charge or tax
  • Surplus – n; more than what is needed
september 12
September 12

Good morning!

Grab a prepositions worksheet from the stool and begin working.

omm brochures
OMM Brochures

Grading for

  • _____/25 Content: Have you thoroughly covered the information? Have you provided enough detail? Can we gain an understanding of the topic from your brochure?
  • _____/25 Appeal: Does it look nice? Is it neat? Do you have pictures?
  • _____/25 Organization: Does your brochure have a logical progression? Is the material easy to follow? Are similar topics grouped together?
  • _____/25 Grammar and Mechanics: Have you checked your spelling and punctuation? Have you written in complete sentences?
september 13
September 13


Discuss OMM Projects – Due Wed

Schoology - QRQD3-VFTS3

Review Prepositions/Vocab

Take Vocab/Preposition Quiz

Read Sections 3 and 4 of OMM

Complete Reading Questions

Begin Writing Circle Prompts

Must read sections 3-4 by Monday, September 16

OMM Test Monday, September 23

september 16
September 16

Fill in the blank with the correct verb.

-To find – Everyone in the class ______the video to be entertaining.

-To be – Each of the options _______unacceptable.

-To feel – All of the people at the party, with the exception of Tiffany, _______it is a good idea.

-To need – Everyone, including the people of conservation-conscious California, _____to do more to recycle.

-To reward – Success ______hard work.

-To be – Three-fourths of the cake ____gone.

-To be – The team _____going to play on Saturday.

-To pass – Time ______quickly.

-To make – Enough time and enough money _______ a great vacation.

-To know – Jenny or Audrey _______ where to find him.

  • Lottery Drawing
  • Vocab List 3
  • Discuss Obstacles to Freedom among different texts – Raven, Usher, Jacobs, Douglass, Lee, and OMM
  • OMM Review Sections 1-3
  • Continue Questions for 3-4; Finish Writing Prompt
  • HW – Schoology due Wed night; Vocab due Wed; read through section 4 OMM; OMM Final Project
fore before toward pre before toward post after behind
Fore – before, towardpre – before, towardpost – after, behind
  • Forecast
  • Forethought
  • Forewarn
  • Posterior
  • Posthumous
  • Postpone
  • Preamble
  • Precaution
  • Premature
  • Premier
character list
Character List
  • Lennie
  • George
  • Candy
  • Curley
  • Curley’s wife
  • Crooks
  • Slim
section 1
Section 1
  • What are Lennie and George doing as the novel opens? Where are they going? Where are they coming from?
  • Why did they have to leave?
  • What happened to the mouse?
  • What does George say his life would be like without Lennie?
  • What is the dream Lennie and George share?
  • What instructions does George give Lennie in the clearing in the woods?
section 2
Section 2
  • What is wrong with Candy?
  • Why does George speak for Lennie when speaking to the boss?
  • Curley wears a vaseline filled glove on one hand and high-heeled boots. What does this say about him?
  • Why does Curley like beating up big guys?
section 3
Section 3
  • In his story to Slim, what is George ashamed about?
  • What is Candy regretting in the section and why?
  • How does the dream change in this section?
  • Why does Curley attack Lennie?
  • What happens to Curley?
  • What is Slim’s response to Curley?
september 17
September 17

Write the sentence with the correct verb.

-In her spare time, the art student (restore/restores) old paintings.

-The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Civil Rights Memorial (was/were) designed by Maya Lin.

-The short stories in this anthology (is/are) by various contemporary American Indian writers.

-The people across the hall, as well as the man in the next apartment, (has/have) lived in the building since the mid-1980s.

-Either of these videos (is/are) suitable for a four-year-old.

-Each of the boys (do/does) his own cooking.

-Several of the students (has/have) transferred.

-All of the exercises (seem/seems) simple.

  • Section 3-4 Reading questions due
  • OMM Review Section 4
  • Editorial – acadvocab - argument, counterargument, claim, tone, and theme
  • HW – Schoology due Wed night; Vocab due Wed; read through section 5 OMM; OMM Quiz tomorrow
section 4
Section 4
  • Why won’t Crooks let Lennie in his bunk?
  • What does Curley’s wife start talking to the men about?
  • What is the story the men tell her about Curley’s hand?
  • How is she rude to the men? She says something derogatory to all of them and to Crooks.
september 18
September 18

Write the sentence with the correct verb.

-More of the Senate (was/were) in favor of the highway funding bill than (was/were) against it.

-A jacket or a sweater (is/are) warm enough for tonight.

-Either the singer or the musicians (is/are) off-key.

-Here (is/are) the books you reserved.

-When (is/are) your finals?

-The team (has/have) won the semifinals.

-Twenty-seven dollars (is/are) all we have raised so far.

-Eight hours (was/were) set aside for that week-long miniseries about the Civil War.

  • Vocab HW due today; Schoology due today
  • OMM Quiz
  • OMM Review Section 5
  • OMM Section 6
  • Editorial – academic vocab
  • Forecast –v: to predict or estimate in advance
  • Forethought – n: a thought that comes beforehand, a prediction
  • Forewarn – v: to warn beforehand
  • Posterior – n: the back side
  • Posthumous – adj: happening after someone’s death
  • Postpone – v:put off until a later time
  • Preamble – n: an introduction or introductory explanation
  • Precaution – n: care taken beforehand
  • Premature – adj: happening or ripening before the natural or proper time
  • Premier – n: the first performance or showing
section 5
Section 5
  • What happens to Lennie’s puppy?
  • What happens to Curley’s wife?
  • Where does Lennie go?
  • What is Curley’s reaction?
  • Work with a partner
  • Look up the academic vocab
  • Write the definitions in your day book
  • Read the editorial
  • Annotate as you read
  • Answer the questions together – each in your own book
september 19
September 19

Write sentence with correct verb.

-To illustrate books for young readers require/requires a vivid imagination.

-One junior, as well as four seniors, has/have been invited to attend the Milford Youth Council next month.

-Each one of these computers is/are on sale.

-A few in my class help/helps the coach set up the bleachers.

-None of the people in the theater was/were sitting in the first two rows.

-Public relations and advertising is/are exciting but often stressful work.

  • OMM Review Section 6
  • OMM Four Corners – Sort of
  • OMM Film Guide
  • AcadVocab Research
section 6
Section 6
  • What visions does Lennie have?
  • What transpires between Lennie and George?
  • What is Slim’s response?
september 20
September 20

Who is the most positive character in OMM? Why?

Who is the guiltiest character? What are they guilty of?

Who is the most naïve character? Why?

Who is the most marginalized character? Why?

Who is the character with the most obstacles to freedom? What are they?

  • Vocab Quiz
  • OMM Trial
  • OMM Study Guide – Test Monday
  • Academic Vocab Study Guide – Test Friday
september 24
September 24

1. One hundred and fifty gallons (is/are) the amount of liquid the average living room rug can absorb.

2. Someone-perhaps Emmanuel or Paul – (know/knows) the right wine to serve with earthworm lasagna.

3. These scissors (is/are) so dull that I’m not sure you could slice butter with them!

4. Physics (has/have) proven to be Jerry’s easiest subject this semester. He brings Carol, the lab assistant, an oatmeal-raisin cookie, and as his reward, she finishes his report.

  • OMM Trial Prep – 10 min
  • OMM Trial
  • Harlem Renaissance Intro
  • Create visuals and paraphrase “I, Too,” and “The Weary Blues.”
trial agenda
Trial Agenda
  • Prosecution Opening Statement
  • Defense Opening Statement
  • Prosecution witnesses.
  • Defense cross examines witnesses.
  • Defense witnesses.
  • Prosecution cross examines.
  • Defense questions defendant.
  • Prosecution cross examines defendant.
  • Prosecution closing statements.
  • Defense closing statements.
september 25
September 25

Before the show, the (performer, performers) practice lines.

When my (dog, dogs) eat, I also have a snack.

At the sound of the lifeguard’s whistle, the (swimmer, swimmers) exit the pool.

The lost (bill, bills) are in my coat pocket.

The art (gallery, galleries) down town displays amazing paintings.

  • Finish OMM Trials
  • Harlem Renaissance Intro
    • Music
    • Poetry
    • Art
  • Create visuals and paraphrase “The Weary Blues”
trial agenda1
Trial Agenda
  • Prosecution Opening Statement
  • Defense Opening Statement
  • Prosecution witnesses.
  • Defense cross examines witnesses.
  • Defense witnesses.
  • Prosecution cross examines.
  • Defense questions defendant.
  • Prosecution cross examines defendant.
  • Prosecution closing statements.
  • Defense closing statements.
poetry visuals
Poetry Visuals
  • “The Weary Blues” – pg 884
  • Title
  • Author
  • Paraphrase
  • Visual Representation – drawn or collage
  • Your Name
september 26
September 26

What shapes your identity? What are the qualities that are essential and unique to your personality? What makes you YOU?

  • Finish “The Weary Blues” paraphrase and visual.
  • Return Work.
    • Add Day Book Grade to Tracker.
    • Add Test Grade to Tracker.
    • Add Progress Report Grade to Tracker.
  • Begin Museum Exhibit Project.
agenda september 27
Agenda September 27

-5 minutes to review – use it wisely

-AcadVocab Test

-New Novel Selection and Reading

when you finish
When you finish…
  • Turn in test
  • Grab a sheet from the stool and read.
  • Then, read page 876 of your lit book.
  • In your day book list ten examples of our current mass culture and explain the effects you see on our society.
september 30
September 30

If you did not get to it on Friday, write down 10 examples of current mass culture and explain what the positive and negative effects of mass culture are.

If you did, did you also get an independent reading assignment and a Harlem Renaissance Research Assignment? If not, see me.

  • Return Work – Complete Grade Tracker
  • Review AcadVocab Test
  • Vocab 4 Words
  • Independent Reading Assignment and Schoology
  • Harlem Renaissance Research Assignment
  • Harlem Renaissance and Modernism Notes
  • Subject Verb Agreement Notes and Practice
  • Day Book Check Two - Friday
vocab 4
Vocab 4
  • Procrastinate
  • Profess
  • Prologue
  • Promontory
  • Propensity
  • Retroactive
  • Retrofire
  • Retrogress
  • Retrospect
  • Retrospective
subject verb agreement
Subject Verb Agreement
  • Subjects joined by and use a plural verb.
    • She and her friends are going to the mall.
    • Paul and Gary have baseball practice.
  • Singular subjects joined by orornor use a singular verb.
    • The book or the pen is on the desk.
    • Elaine or Sophia sings at the home games.
  • When a singular and plural subject are joined by orornor, the verb should agree with the closest subject.
    • The boy or his friends run every day.
    • His friends or the boy runs every day.
subject verb agreement1
Subject Verb Agreement

4. Do not be misled by a phrase between a subject and verb. Cross it out and make the subject agree with the verb.

  • One of the boxes is open.
  • The people who listen to that music are few.
  • The team captain, as well as his players, is anxious.

5. Each, Each one, either, neither, everyone, everybody, anybody, anyone, somebody, someone, and no one are singular – always – and take a singular verb.

  • Everybody knows Mr. Smith.
  • Either is correct.
  • Each one gives his all.
subject verb agreement2
Subject Verb Agreement
  • Nouns such as civics, mathematics, dollars*, measles, and news use singular verbs.
    • The news is on at six.
    • Civics requires a prerequisite.
    • Five dollars is a lot of money.
    • *Seven dollars are sitting on the table.
  • Nouns such as scissors, tweezers, and shears use plural verbs.
    • The scissors are dull.
    • The tweezers are sharp.
subject verb agreement3
Subject Verb Agreement

3. Sentences beginning with there is or there are, the subject follows the verb.

a. There are many questions.

b. There is a question.

4. Collective nouns are words that imply more than one person but are considered singular and take a singular verb – group, team, committee, class, and family.

a. The team travels on Friday.

b. The committee decides what to purchase.

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Subject Verb Agreement

5. Expressions such as with, together with, including, accompanied by, in addition to, or as well do not change the number of the subject.

a. The President, accompanied by his wife, is traveling to India.

b. All of the books, including yours, are in that box.

read pg 864
Read pg 864
  • What challenges were Americans facing at this time?
  • Why would the writers of the time been motivated to search for new truths?
a world at war pg 865
A World at War pg 865
  • A World at War
    • Influence on writers
    • Affected millions
    • New kind of war – weapons and resources
    • Destroyed ideals
    • Hedonism – the pursuit of pleasure as a way of life
think about it
Think about it
  • How was World War I different from previous wars?
  • How does the quotation from A Farewell to Arms illustrate the effect new methods of warfare had on people’s beliefs?
jazz age pg 865 866
Jazz Age pg 865 - 866
  • Jazz Age
    • Entertainment was an escape
    • Roaring twenties = good economy
    • Fun and freedom
    • 19th amendment
    • Flapper
    • Prohibition
the great depression pg 866
The Great Depression – pg 866
  • Stock market crash – October 1929
  • 25% unemployment (currently 7%, 2009 10%)
  • Dust Bowl – drought and damaged farms
    • John Steinbeck - OMM
  • FDR’s New Deal – aid programs
think about it1
Think about it
  • What were the two main causes of the Great Depression?
  • How was FDR’s New Deal a different approach to solving the nation’s economic problems?
cultural influences pg 867
Cultural Influences – pg 867
  • Mass media – luxury to necessity
  • Mass production
  • Conformity and materialism
  • New ideas
    • Freud – the unconscious drives human behavior
    • Marx – struggle between classes
    • Einstein – theory of relativity changed science
think about it2
Think about it
  • What effect did advertising have on Americans?
  • What does Lewis mean by the comment that it’s “the fellow with…an automobile and a nice little family” who’s ruling America?
  • Is Marx correct in his theory that history is a constant struggle between classes?
new poetry pg 868
New Poetry – pg 868
  • Industrialization
  • Urbanization
  • “this-ness”
the red wheelbarrow
“The Red Wheelbarrow”
  • What ideas does the poem convey?
modern short pg 870
Modern Short – pg 870
  • Why did the short story become popular in the early 20th century?
  • What did Stein mean when she called young Americans a “lost generation?”
  • Explain whether Hemingway’s principle of writing is a good one.
harlem renaissance pg 871
Harlem Renaissance – pg 871
  • Great Migration
  • “flowering of African-American arts”
  • “the New Negro” – condescending?
  • Exploration of identity
think about it3
Think about it
  • Despite differences in their backgrounds, what did the writers of the Harlem Renaissance share?
  • What did Langston Hughes mean when he said that “jazz is a heartbeat.”
  • Is writing literature an effective means of creating a cultural identity?
journalism pg 872
Journalism – pg 872
  • How did many modern American writers develop their craft?
  • How might reporting on war or labor help writers develop their fiction?
  • Which is more valuable for humanity – literature or journalism? Explain.
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Lab
    • Research
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Make-up
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Subject Verb Agreement
  • Plural indefinite pronouns use plural verbs – both, few, many, and several.
    • Few of the papers were good enough for an A.
    • Several of the students write well.
  • Some indefinite pronouns can be singular or plural – all, any, either, none, some, more, and most. Use the object of the preposition to help determine the correct verb.
    • Most of the work is finished.
    • Most of the books are out of date.
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Subject Verb Agreement

3. With words that indicate portions – percent, fraction – look at the noun of your phrase to determine whether a singular or plural verb is needed.

a. Fifty percent of the pie has disappeared.

b. Fifty percent of the pies have disappeared.

4. The number is singular. A number is plural.

a. The number of people we need to hire is thirteen.

b. A number of people have written about the subject.

5. Use a singular verb with sums of money or periods of time.

a. Ten dollars is a high price to pay.

b. Five years is the maximum sentence for that offense.

  • Subject Verb Quiz Tomorrow
  • Vocab Quiz Tomorrow
  • Lab
    • Research
    • Harlem Renaissance
    • Make-up
october 4
October 4

How do you capture a moment?

  • Subject Verb Quiz
  • Vocab 4 Quiz
  • Exploring Imagism
  • Write an imagist poem
october 7
October 7

NEW VOCAB – Week 5 – Write these down











  • Harlem Renaissance Presentations
  • Presentation Notes
  • Vocab
october 8
October 8

Write down 10 words that come to mind when you hear the word war.


What words did you hear repeated? What words stuck with you? What words did you use that someone else used? Did someone use a word you thought was strange? What was it? Why do you think it did not fit? Did someone use a word you thought was striking? What was it? Why was it striking? What does that mean about our definitions of war?

  • Looking at Modern Warfare – pg1149
  • AcadVocab – tone, imagery, and deductive reasoning
  • Reading Why Soldiers Won’t Talk – pg 1172
  • The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner – pg 1175
  • Stories of War
  • Reflection
take note
Take Note
  • Oct 11 – MSL similar test/Daybook Check
  • Oct 28 – Draft due to advisor
  • Nov 8 – Draft with corrections due to me
  • Nov 12 – Dec 6 – Conferences
  • Dec 16 – Final Draft DUE
take another note
Take another Note

Independent Reading Extra Credit

  • Oct 11 - Favorite Lines
  • Oct 16 - Trading Places
  • Oct 20 - Compare and Contrast
  • Oct 24 - The End
  • Oct 25 - Test
modern warfare pg 1149
Modern Warfare – pg 1149
  • World War II
    • Pearl Harbor
      • The opening paragraph concludes with “many Americans still clung to the dream of isolation – until Pearl Harbor woke them from their illusions.” What does the writer mean?
  • Holocaust
    • In what ways was WWII “a catastrophe of epic dimensions”?
  • The Cold War
    • In what sense did the Cold War directly affect even more people than previous “hot” wars?
  • The Vietnam War
acad vocab1
  • Tone – author’s attitude toward subject
  • Imagery – the descriptive words and phrases used to re-create sensory experiences
  • Deductive reasoning – drawing a specific conclusion from a general principle or idea
why soldiers won t talk pg 1172
Why Soldiers Won’t Talk – pg 1172
  • Have you ever felt a physical response to an emotional situation? Describe what you felt.
  • Why won’t soldiers talk about combat?
  • What analogy does Steinbeck make toward the end of the piece?
the death of the ball turret gunner pg 1175
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner – pg 1175
  • What is the author’s tone?
  • How do you know?
  • What imagery do you see?

War Tapes

preview for tomorrow
Preview for Tomorrow
  • Revisiting Harlem Renaissance
  • Working with a partner
  • Creating a dialogue between your characters
  • Embracing the character – becoming them
  • Using online software to create a story board
  • Alternate Assessment for those not prepared

Why do we fight for freedom? Why do we go to war? How does war make us free? How can war confine us? What message or messages do you get from the pieces we studied today? How can man justify inhumanity toward fellow man?

october 9
October 9

Write a paragraph from the perspective of the Harlem Renaissance individual you researched. Who are you? What do you want people to know about you? What do you represent? Why should we remember you? Why should we talk about what you did?

  • Choose a song to annotate – determine the theme, tone, imagery, and mood.
  • Connect the modern piece to the piece you studied.
  • Discuss and create your dialogue.
  • Collaborate and Create your Storyboard.
  • Storyboard Sample
  • Take on the persona of the person your partner researched. Who are you? What do you want people to know about you? Why should we remember you?
  • Switch. Did they get it right? Is there anything they left out that you thought was important?
october 10
October 10

Reflect on yesterday’s class. You were supposed to analyze a text and discuss the text as if you were your Harlem Renaissance characters. Were you successful? Why or why not?

  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Test tomorrow
  • Last look at the dialogues
  • Stories of war
  • Reflection
  • Fundreds

Emmanuel Jal

Children of the Taliban

october 14
October 14

5 minutes to review vocab 5 words

mid term study guide
Mid-Term Study Guide
  • Irony
  • Simile
  • Sensory detail
  • Descriptive language
  • Composition of photos
  • Depth of field
  • Subject Verb Agreement
  • Present tense verbs
  • Passive voice
  • Active voice
  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Setting
  • Social context
  • Rising action
  • Inference
  • Connotation
  • Theme
  • Conflict
  • Naturalist idea
  • Thesis
  • Gerund
  • Tone
  • Resolution
  • Cumulative Root Words Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Skepticism Scenarios
  • New AcadVocab
pronoun antecedent notes
Pronoun Antecedent Notes
  • Pronouns are used to replace nouns.
  • Simple Pronouns
    • I, you, he, she , it, we, they, who, what
  • Compound Pronouns
    • Myself, someone, anybody, everything, itself, whatsoever
  • Phrasal Pronouns
    • One another, each other
  • Antecedent is the noun that the pronoun refers to or replaces.
    • The woman loves her new shoes.
pronoun antecedent agreement
Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • A personal pronoun takes the place of a noun.
    • Our coach made her point without raising her voice.
  • A reflexive pronoun is formed by adding self or selves to a personal pronoun.
    • Aaliyah loves herself. (direct object of love)
    • Billy does not seem himself today. (predicate nominative)
    • Cole will read to himself. (object of the preposition)
    • Toddlers usually cannot give themselves a bath. (indirect object)
  • An intensive pronoun is a reflexive pronoun that emphasizes the noun or pronoun it refers to
    • The dessert the children baked themselves tasted – interesting.
skepticism scenarios
Skepticism Scenarios

Have you ever been skeptical about something you have heard? Was someone telling you an unbelievable story about an event from the weekend? Was someone telling the teacher a story about what happened to their homework? Was someone telling you about the time they played basketball with Michael Jordan? Was someone telling you they were related to someone famous? What made their story believable or unbelievable? Why were you skeptical? How did they tell the story?

With a partner, write up an unbelievable story (true or not). Then, we will decide if we should be skeptical or not.

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Acad Vocab
  • Regionalism – writing that tried to capture the customs, character, and landscapes of the nation’s distinct regions
  • Local color – writing that brings a region alive by portraying its dress, mannerisms, customs, character types, and speech
  • Dialect – language spoken in a geographic area or by a particular group
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Acad Vocab
  • Hyperbole – figure of speech exaggerating a point; I’m so hungry I could eat a horse.
  • Understatement – downplaying the significance of the outlandish, often to ironic or humorous effect
    • We didn’t do very well…after losing 47 - 0
  • Overstatement – saying something is greater than it actually is
    • I’m going to die…after getting a papercut
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Acad Vocab
  • Tall Tale – features outlandish characters and events; aims to fool or impress the listener; based on oral tradition
  • Frame story – story within a story
  • Setting
  • Inference
october 15
October 15

Write down two truths and a lie. Don’t share them yet.

  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Practice
  • Mark Twain – pg 658
  • Reading Jumping Frog – pg 684
  • ID AcadVocab during reading
  • New AcadVocab
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Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Possessive Pronouns show ownership.
pronoun practice underline pronouns once possessive pronouns twice
Pronoun PracticeUnderline Pronouns Once; Possessive Pronouns Twice
  • …and one day that you see him
  • ‘til they walk in his footsteps and try to be him
  • The devil is alive, I feel him breathin’
  • Claiming money is the key, so keep on dreamin’
  • …lottery tickets, just to tease us…
  • His job try to claim that he too niggerish now
  • Is it ‘cause his skin blacker than liquorish now
  • I can’t figure it out, I’m sick of it now…
  • And nothing last forever but be honest babe
  • It hurts but it may be the only way
mark twain pg 658
Mark Twain – pg 658
  • 1835-1910
  • Samuel Longhorne Clemens
  • Grew up on the Mississippi River
  • Rumor behind his name
  • He was a deserter.
  • He was in debt when he died.
jumping frog pg 684
Jumping Frog – pg 684
  • Examples of dialect
  • Examples of overstatement
    • Lines 45-49
    • Line 70
    • Lines 85-88
    • Lines 97-98
    • Lines 111-113
acad vocab5
  • Theme – author’s message
  • Thesis statement – states a claim to an argument
  • Plot – sequence of events in a story
  • Rising Action – conflict develops towards climax
  • Climax – turning point in the story; or when readers’ interest reach its peak
  • Resolution – final outcome; ties up loose ends
  • Active Voice – subject performs the verb
    • Zora Neale Hurston wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  • Passive Voice – subject receives the verb (less direct, less forceful, less concise)
    • Their Eyes Were Watching God was written by Zora Neale Hurston.
  • Tone – writer’s attitude
october 16
October 16

Returned Graded Work

october 17
October 17

Agree or Disagree

--The man is the head of the household.

-Married people are not free to be themselves.

-Married people are the happiest people.

-Being alone is better than being married.

-Marriage is forever.

-Love and marriage are two different things.

-Marriage is about money.

-You can stop loving your spouse.

-Love conquers all.

-Your spouse doesn’t need to know everything about your past.

  • Story of an Hour – page 782
  • Desiree’s Baby
  • Reading and ID acad vocab
  • Root Word Vocab Cumulative Quiz Tomorrow
  • School Pictures
story of an hour pg 782
Story of an Hour – pg 782
  • Active vs Passive Voice
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Theme
october 18
October 18

What if no one took you seriously? How would you react if no one took you seriously?

  • Cumulative Vocab Quiz
  • New Acad Vocab
  • Reading The Yellow Wallpaper – pg 798
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Acad Vocab
  • Narrator – character or voice that relates the story
  • First-person narrator –character in the story, telling the story
  • Setting – where the story takes place
  • Social context – the social conditions that inspired or influenced the author
  • Present tense – more effective writing; places reader directly into action
  • Past tense – distances readers from the events; less effective
october 21
October 21

1. 9/13 – OMM writing prompt

2. 9/17 – OMM Reading Q’s Chap 3-4

3. 9/20 – OMM Character Superlatives

4. 9/26 – Identity

5. 9/27 – Mass Culture

6. 9/30 – SV Notes

7. 10/1 – SV Notes

8. 10/1 – Harlem Notes

9. 10/2 – SV Notes

10. 10/4 – Capturing a moment

11. 10/8 – Words of war

12. 10/9 – Harlem Ren – Who are you?

13. 10/10 – Storyboard reflection

14. 10/15 – 2 truths and a lie

15. 10/18 – What if no one took you seriously?

october 22
October 22

At the time the story was published (1892), most critics read it as a horror tale about madness, or an exposé of women’s medical treatment. Only a few saw what feminists in the 1970’s would interpret as Gilman’s political assumptions. Feminists read the story as a criticism of marriage and the oppression of women. Which do you favor…citing evidence from the text?

  • Discuss Social Context
  • Revising Past Tense to Present Tense
  • Pronoun Practice
  • AcadVocab
  • Analyzing Visuals – pg 731
  • Looking Ahead
    • Lab Day Wednesday for Research Paper Writing
    • Day Book Check 3 Wednesday
    • Mid Term Review Thursday
    • Guest Speaker Friday
    • Mid Term Monday
    • Extra Credit Test Tuesday
daybook check 3 wed oct 23
Daybook Check 3 – Wed Oct 23

1. 9/13 – OMM writing prompt

2. 9/17 – OMM Reading Q’s Chap 3-4

3. 9/20 – OMM Character Superlatives

4. 9/26 – Identity

5. 9/27 – Mass Culture

6. 9/30 – SV Notes

7. 10/1 – SV Notes

8. 10/1 – Harlem Notes

9. 10/2 – SV Notes

10. 10/4 – Capturing a moment

11. 10/8 – Words of war

12. 10/9 – Harlem Ren – Who are you?

13. 10/10 – Storyboard reflection

14. 10/15 – 2 truths and a lie

15. 10/18 – What if no one took you seriously?

social context of yellow wallpaper
Social Context of Yellow Wallpaper
  • Wives were expected to obey their husbands.
  • Women had much easier lives back then.
  • Women were denied meaningful work.
  • Men treated women like children.
  • Ugly rooms can make you mad.
  • After childbirth, wives got sick.
revise to present tense
Revise to Present Tense

They lived in a forlorn-looking house that stood alone, and had an air of starvation. A few straggling savin trees, symbols of sterility, grew near it; no smoke ever curled from its chimney; no traveler stopped at its door. A miserable horse, whose ribs were as connected as the bars of a gridiron, stalked about a field, where a thin carpet of moss, scarcely covering the ragged beds of pudding stone, teased and frustrated his hunger; and sometimes he would lean his head over the fence, look sadly at the passer-by, and seem to ask for freedom from this land of famine.

pronouns and their antecedents underline the pronoun circle the antecedent
Pronouns and their AntecedentsUnderline the pronoun. circle the antecedent
  • The Mayor reviewed the budget and asked questions about it.
  • The discussion lasted for hours; it ended with an agreement.
  • Billie Holiday was a jazz singer admired for the unique quality of her voice.
  • Susan, a junior in high school, has begun to think about her career goals.
  • Because it is understood by people of all nations, music is considered a universal language.
  • Subjective – used as subjects
    • I, you, he, she, it, we, they, who
    • My friend and I went to the store.
  • Objective – used as objects of verbs or prepositions
    • Me, you, him, her, it, us, them, whom
    • My friend went to the store with me.
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  • Naturalism
  • Realism
  • Descriptive language
  • Imagery
  • Figurative language
  • Tone
  • Mood
  • Irony
  • Personification
  • Gerund
analyzing imagery pg 731 r94 95
Analyzing Imagery – pg 731, R94-95
  • Read page 731
  • Take notes
  • Read R94-95
  • Take notes
  • With a partner take a look at Analyzing Visuals in Print.
  • Discuss and answer the questions together.
october 23
October 23

Lab Day for working on Research Papers

october 24
October 24

Free Write


What is left in the silence?

  • Return work
  • Review Subject Verb Quiz
  • Read from Lake Wobegon Days – pg 712
  • Answer Text Analysis Questions on pg 715 in essay form (2-3 paragraphs)
october 25
October 25


october 28
October 28

Free Write

  • Finish Midterm
  • Vocab 6 words
  • Poetry Pretest
vocab 6
Vocab 6
  • Adapt
  • Adhere
  • Adjacent
  • Recurrent
  • Reimburse
  • Reiterate
  • Secession
  • Seclude
  • Segregate
  • Sequester
october 29
October 29

Think about someone who has meant a lot to you…someone you admire…someone you would miss if they were gone. How would you honor them? How would you remember them? What would you do to show how you feel?

  • Pronoun Practice
  • Intro Walt Whitman
  • TPFASTT – O Captain
  • Dead Poets Society Clip and Discussion
  • Extra Credit Test
  • Day Book Check
walt whitman
Walt Whitman
  • 1819-1892
  • City boy
  • Held many jobs – office boy, printer, newspaper editor, school teacher, carpenter, and journalist
  • Inspired by Emerson (celebrated nature)
  • 1855 Leaves of Grass = 12 poems
  • 1892 Leaves of Grass = 400 poems
  • Was interested in all that made American life
o captain my captain
O Captain My Captain
  • Extended Metaphor
  • The captain is Abraham Lincoln.
  • The fearful trip is the Civil War.
  • The ship is the United States.
  • The prize is the preservation of the union.
dead poets society
Dead Poets Society

Rip It Out

Seize the Day



What will your verse be?

O Captain


How did the students apply the poem to their experience?

october 30
October 30

Think about a song you like. Why do you like it? What elements make it good? Is it the lyrics, the beat, or a combination? Write some of the lyrics, and then, explain your response.

  • Pronoun Practice
  • Extra Credit Test
  • Day Book Check
  • Poetry Elements Review with Emily Dickinson
november 4
November 4

Either Mary or Lynn will bring her husband to the party.

Neither of the women will wear their new jewelry.

A few of the researchers felt like they made a real contribution to the cancer cure.

One of the managers from the store wants to hire their son for the job.

Some of the cake will be chilled in the freezer; I hope they get cold enough to eat.

  • Review Dickinson pretest
  • Find Poetic Elements in Dickinson poems and pop music in small groups
  • TPFASTT Emily Dickinson and Pop Music
  • Compare themes in poetry and lyrics
  • Vocab 6 Quiz Wednesday
  • Pronoun Quiz Wednesday
  • Poetry Test Wednesday
  • Vocab 7 HW due Thursday
  • Vocab 7 Quiz Friday
vocab 7 dia through across per through across
Vocab 7 dia – through, across per – through, across
  • Diagram
  • Diagnose
  • Diagonal
  • Diaphanous
  • Diaphragm
  • Perambulate
  • Percolate
  • Persistence
  • Pervasive
  • Perforate
iambic pattern
Iambic pattern
  • 1unstressed syllablefollowed by1 stressed syllable
    • repose (re-POSE)
    • belief (be-LIEF)
    • complete (com-PLETE)
trochaic pattern
Trochaic Pattern
  • 1 stressed syllablefollowed by1 unstressed syllable
    • garland (GAR-land)
    • speaking (SPEAK-ing)
    • value (VAL-ue)
anapestic pattern
Anapestic pattern
  • 2 unstressed syllablesfollowed by1 stressed syllable
    • on the road
    • interrupt (in-ter-RUPT)
    • unabridged, contradict, engineer, masquerade
dactylic pattern
Dactylic pattern
  • 1 stressed syllable followed by 2 unstressed syllables
    • happiness (HAP-pi-ness)
    • galloping (GAL-lop-ing)
    • fortunate, Saturday, daffodil, murmuring, rhapsody
spondaic pattern
Spondaic Pattern
  • All syllables have equal stress
    • Heartbreak
    • “Out, out…”
    • "pen-knife," "ad hoc," "heartburn"
november 5
November 5

None of the farmers think that their crops will fail.

Few teenagers buy only one brand of clothing; they like to shop in different stores.

Only one of the buyers from the company will get to vote on their favorite team.

Anyone can make a good first impression on their interview.

Everybody left his or her books on the floor in the classroom.

  • Read “I Hear America Singing” – pg 530
  • Read “I, Too, Sing America” – pg 883
  • Read “On the Pulse of Morning”
  • Find poetic elements in poetry
  • Song of Myself Collage
  • Vocab 6 Quiz Tomorrow
  • Pronoun Quiz Tomorrow
  • Poetry Test Tomorrow
  • Vocab 7 HW due Thursday
  • Vocab 7 Quiz Friday
poetic devices
Poetic Devices
  • Personification
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Repetition
  • Cataloging
  • Parallelism
  • Alliteration
  • Rhythm
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Imagery
  • Tone
  • Theme
  • Make a collage that represents modern America.
  • Make a collage that makes personal connections to America.
  • Arrange the images in a way that symbolizes an idea or thought or feeling
    • Example: a heart represents something you love
  • Write a short summary explaining the meaning of your collage. Why you chose those images, what they represent, what they mean, why you chose your shape…
november 6
November 6

Review 10 minutes for:

Poetry Test

Vocab 6 quiz

Pronoun Antecedent Notes

Don’t forget:

All, any, more, most, none, some, such

– can be either singular or plural – you have to look at the object of the preposition to decide which is correct

Vocab Quiz -Pick 5 and define-use the other 5 in a sentence that clearly displays you understand the meaning.
  • Adapt
  • Adhere
  • Adjacent
  • Recurrent
  • Reimburse
  • Reiterate
  • Secession
  • Seclude
  • Segregate
  • Sequester
november 7
November 7

Grab a handout from the stool and respond to the statements. In your daybook, pick one statement and explain your response.

  • Finish Collages – 30 min max
  • Watch Roots
  • Read The Blood of the Orlop
  • Read What Was Life Like Under Slavery?
    • ID claim
  • Venn Diagram slave life descriptions
  • Vocab 7 Quiz Tomorrow
  • Research Paper Rough Draft Due Tomorrow
  • Conferences Start Next Week
  • What do you hear the slaves called?
  • What does the camera focus on? Why?
  • What is each side fighting for?
november 8
November 8

Vocab Review

  • Vocab 7 Quiz
  • Read Frederick Douglass
  • Lit Circle Reading Analysis
  • To My Old Master and Questions
Vocab Quiz -Pick 5 and define-use the other 5 in a sentence that clearly displays you understand the meaning.
  • Diagram
  • Diagnose
  • Diagonal
  • Diaphanous
  • Diaphragm
  • Perambulate
  • Percolate
  • Persistence
  • Pervasive
  • Perforate
november 12
November 12

Why do people think they have the right to control others? How do they get control? How are people controlled?

  • Lit Circle Day One due
  • No Vocab
  • Digital Story Project Coming Up
  • Grammar Practice
  • Read Harriet Jacobs
  • Lit Circle Reading Analysis
  • The students put their homework in their folders.
  • Bobby likes walking to the store after school.
  • Warm-ups are written in your daybook.
  • Grammar will be on your test.
  • Student can serve detention before school or after school.
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Subject Verb Agreement
  • Everyone in the Pep Club is/are wearing the school colors.
  • Both of the games was/were postponed.
  • None of the equipment was/were damaged.
  • Most of the sandwiches has/have already been eaten.
  • Neither the players nor the coach was/were ready to concede defeat.
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Pronoun Antecedent Agreement
  • Each of the boys brought _______ sweater.
  • Both of the debaters persuasively presented ______________ arguments.
  • The committee comprised three juniors and two seniors, _____________ chairperson was Angelo.
  • If either Theo or Tommy calls, tell __________ I need help.
  • Neither Sean nor his brothers forgot _______ mother’s birthdays.
  • People going to a good college nowadays.
  • Maria tried to jog. But could not tolerate the heat.
  • When she graduates from college.
  • Her heritage being an important influence in her life.
november 13
November 13

Grab a handout from the stool and read please.

  • Grammar Practice
  • Read Equiano – pg 84
  • Lit Circle Reading Analysis Day 3
  • I had to go _________________ the bushes to find the exit to the maze.
  • The massive ship appeared that it would not fit ___________________ the bridge, even though he knew that there would be plenty room to spare.
  • Fionna had to jump _________________ the hedge escape from the ferocious dog.
  • Rosie the hen went for a walk _______________ the yard.
  • The spy had to duck ___________________ the trash can to avoid being spotted.
subject verb
Subject Verb
  • The piano as well as the pipe organ has/have to be tuned for the big concert.
  • The mayor together with his two brothers are/is going to indicted for accepting bribes.
  • Neither of my two suitcases is/are adequate for this trip.
  • There is/are a list of committee members on the head-table.
  • Everybody in the class has/have done the homework well in advance.
pronoun antecedent
Pronoun Antecedent
  • Somebody from my chemistry class caused an explosion during their presentation.
  • A few of the cheerleaders need to return her uniforms.
  • One of the girls left their umbrella on the bus.
  • Several of the club members missed her chance to meet the mayor.
  • Both of the girls spent all their money on clothes.

my birthday is coming up at the end of the month i’m having a party at the YMCA inviting four friends and my cousin Alex we will swim and play volleyball open gifts and eat cake and ice cream later my parents and i will go to a nice restaurant for supper my grandparents too

november 14
November 14

In your opinion, comparing all 3 slave narratives, which slave do you think had the toughest struggle? Which slave do you think had to be the bravest? Explain why.

  • Unchained Memories
  • Complete Viewing Guide
  • HW – Research Papers and Digital Story
november 15
November 15

How is this a picture of resistance?

  • HW – Research Papers and Digital Story
  • Test Wednesday
  • Grammar Practice
  • Sojourner Truth and Discussion
  • Slave Family Fish Bowl Discussion
  • Reflection
  • Returning Work
subject verb and prepositions
Subject Verb and Prepositions
  • The students in my class has/have very poor work habits.
  • All of the children was/were hunting Easter eggs.
  • Sitting on the sofa was/were two students from Thailand.
  • One of my greatest worries in college was/were that I would study hard and still fail.
  • The news about Afghanistan is/are shocking, isn’t it?
pronoun antecedent1
Pronoun Antecedent
  • Everyone ran out of _______ rooms when the fire alarm sounded.
  • Several of my friends will get ____________ licenses this month.
  • No one in the family could believe ___________ eyes.
  • Both of the girls need to have _____________ permission forms signed.
  • Neither Patty or Mike will stay after school to help with _____________________ project.

After the civil war africanamericans in the south were freed from slavery but they were still terribly poor one of these former slaves was a man named benjamin singleton he wanted to help himself and he also wanted to help others facing similar challenges singleton organized a group of black farmers to buy land together in tennessee but white landowners would not sell to them at fair prices singleton however was not willing to give up

sojourner truth
Sojourner Truth

1. What does Truth say about intellect in paragraph three? Do you agree with her?

2. What moments do you find most compelling in advancing the speaker’s argument? Explain what makes them compelling.

3. Who is the speaker? What do we know about her? How do we know?

4. How many children did Sojourner Truth have?

5. List all the reasons Truth believes that women should have equal rights.

6. What methods does Truth use to build and support her argument? How does each method work?

7. How do you think Truth felt after she gave her speech?

8. Describe the structure of the speech. How is it appropriate for her purpose and audience?


“…Afro-Americans were active, not passive, beings who in the face of…[terrible circumstances]…struggled to maintain their dignity, their African heritage, and even their lives, from the violent and brutalizing aspects of slavery obtained in North Carolina as elsewhere. They were…rational men and women who from necessity had to weigh the impact of each and every action they made. The slightest misstep in racial etiquette and expected behavior could bring whipping or mutilation.” ~Jeffrey Crow, writer & historian

Summarize your interpretation of the above quote as it pertains to our discussion of slave resistance.

november 18 copy

it was not hard for singleton to persuade people from the south to follow him to kansas although black people in the south were free they still were not treated well they were forced to live as second-class citizens groups like the kukluxklan formed at this time they used violence threats and fear to keep black people from moving into new roles in society

November 18 - copy
  • HW –Digital Story
  • Paper Conferences
  • Slave Narrative Test Wednesday
  • Fragment Quiz Thursday
  • Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Grammar Practice
  • Reading Solomon Northup
  • Lit Circles Day Four
vocab quiz friday
Vocab – Quiz Friday
  • Fraternity – N – the feeling of friendship that exists between people in a group
  • Ordain - V - to officially establish or order
  • Deplored – V - to hate or : to strongly disapprove of
  • Gentry – N - the condition or rank of a gentleman
  • Eminent – ADJ - successful, well-known and respected
  • Affinities - N - a quality that makes people or things suited to each other
  • Demeanor – N - a person's appearance and behavior
  • Degradation – N - the act of treating someone or something poorly and without respect
  • Compel – V - to force (someone) to do something
  • Epoch – N - a period of time that is very important in history
vocab quiz friday1
Vocab – Quiz Friday
  • Pestilential – adj - something that is destructive
  • Scruple – N - a minute part or quantity
  • Daunt – V - to make (someone) afraid or less confident
  • Pleasantry – N - something (such as a greeting) that people say in order to be polite
  • Mangled – V - to injure with deep disfiguring wounds by cutting, tearing, or crushing
  • Repugnant – ADJ - causing a strong feeling of dislike or disgust
  • Formidable – ADJ - very powerful or strong : deserving serious attention and respect
  • Admonitory – ADJ - warning
  • Commingled - V - to join or mix together
  • Chattel - N – personal property (not land or buildings)
subject verb and prepositions1
Subject Verb and Prepositions
  • One of my instructors has/has written a letter of recommendation for me.
  • Either the Committee on Course Design or the Committee on College Operations decide/decides.
  • A few of the students are/is doing so well they can skip the next course.
  • John or his brother are/is going to be responsible for this.
  • Some of the grain have/has gone bad.
pronoun antecedent2
Pronoun Antecedent
  • Several of the convicts refused to testify at __________ trial.
  • Each of the seals caught the piece of fish thrown to ______________.
  • Many of the students forgot the promise __________ made.
  • Everyone needs to bring _____________ own pen and paper.
  • Anyone who wants to play should bring ________ physical to the coach.
november 19

“pap” singleton as he was known founded to different settlements in kansas many who followed him to kansas became established successful farmers their dreams came true singleton however has other dreams to pursue he started a political party that worked to help the black community set up businesses factorys and other industries singleton did not live to see this dream come true but others helped kept his dream alive

November 19
  • HW –Digital Story
  • Paper Conferences
  • Slave Narrative Test Wednesday
  • Fragment Quiz Thursday
  • Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Grammar Practice
  • Slave Narrative Comprehension and Analysis
  • Comparing and Contrasting Slave Narratives
  • Returning Work

F 51% F 21% F 50% F 33% B 91%

F 52% B 91% A 98% F 51% A 97%

D 71% A 95% A 103% F 40% F 28% D 70% A 94% A 95% A 100% D 76% F 48% F 58% F 67% B 92% F 51%

B 87% B 90% A 105%

subject verb and prepositions2
Subject Verb and Prepositions
  • The rhythm of the pounding waves is/are calming.
  • All of the dogs in the neighborhood were/was barking.
  • A high tax, not to mention unemployment, influence/influences votes.
  • My friends and my mother like/likes each other.
  • The team and the band was/were on the field.
pronoun antecedent3
Pronoun Antecedent

1. A reporter talked to Mrs. Smith after (her, their) home was struck by a tornado.

2. Jack Smith spent most of (his, their) time cleaning up the yard.

3. Nick, Mack, and Patty Smith are staying with (his or her, their) neighbors for the time being.

4. The Smiths now have a healthy respect for tornadoes and (its, their) power.

5. The reporter finally submitted (her, their) assignment to the editor of the paper.

slave narratives review
Slave Narratives Review
  • Did this slave resist or rebel? How?
  • What was this particular slave’s situation? What is their background? List all the information you know about this slave.
  • What were this slave’s ambitions and desires? Did they achieve freedom?
  • Characteristics or Traits that this slave exhibits.

Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Equiano, Solomon Northup

compare contrast narratives
Compare/Contrast Narratives

Create a Venn Diagram on a separate sheet of paper that will help you write the following essay.

In a well-written essay, choose at least three of the slave narratives that we have read to compare and contrast. Be sure to include specific references from the text to support your argument. Essay must be a minimum of one page and at least 5 paragraphs with a controlling thesis for the overall essay, clear topic sentences for each paragraph, and a clear conclusion.

returned work
Returned Work

Enter and reflect on the following grades in your grade tracker in your daybook:

  • Mid Term
  • Renaissance Project
  • Pronoun Quiz
  • Vocab Homework
  • Vocab Quizzes

Daybook Entry: Look back at what you wrote down for your goals for English III this semester. Are you meeting them? Why/why not? What are you going to change? What are you going to do to keep it up?

november 20

When you are finished with your test, take out your vocab words for this week. Pick 5 words that you think are going to be the hardest for you to remember. Then, create 5 LINCS for those words. These will be worth 10 points of extra credit on your quiz.

  • List the word and definition
  • Indicate a reminding word
  • Note a sentence
  • Create a picture
November 20
test prompt
Test Prompt

In a well-written essay, choose at least three of the slave narratives that we have read to compare and contrast. Be sure to include specific references from the text to support your argument. Essay must be a minimum of one page and at least 5 paragraphs with a controlling thesis for the overall essay, clear topic sentences for each paragraph, and a clear conclusion.

To get an A:

  • Essay demonstrates insight and understanding of the content being addressed in the prompt.
  • Essay makes multiple, relevant references to all of the literature.
  • Essay is free of errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Essay meets all requirements, is correct length, and fully addresses the questions.
november 25

Vocab Quiz and

Presenting Digital Stories

November 25
vocab quiz pick 15 and define
Vocab Quiz -Pick 15 and Define
  • Deplored
  • Eminent
  • Fraternity
  • Ordain
  • Degradation
  • Gentry
  • Affinities
  • Demeanor
  • Formidable
  • Pleasantry
  • Compel
  • Epoch
  • Pestilential
  • Admonitory
  • Scruple
  • Daunt
  • Mangled
  • Repugnant
  • Chattel
  • Commingled
december 2
December 2

Write a short story using this picture as the setting.

  • Commas
  • Intro to Gothic and Romantic Literature
  • Once Upon a Time and Gothic Elements
  • Root Words Vocab 8
comma rules
Comma Rules
  • Separate items in a series
  • Comma and conjunction to separate independent clauses
  • Set off introductory elements
comma practice
Comma Practice
  • In the novel racism provides unique symbolism.
  • Eventually I got around to finishing the term paper.
  • In fact the planet Mars glows red on a clear night.
  • With sweat pouring down his face the point-guard stepped up to the free-throw line.
  • Quickly I ran down the street to the corner store.
comma practice1
Comma Practice
  • In theory the dark smoke from the burning oil wells absorbs sunlight and the surrounding air is heated.
  • Walking through the halls you can hear talk about sports music and fashion.
  • It seems that she answered the questions easily but her answer was actually quite complex.
  • It can be beneficial to register for classes early yet each student must wait his or her turn.
  • All students must take history science math and English.
the romantic elements
The Romantic Elements
  • Began in the late 18th century in America.
  • Imagination and emotion are more important than reason and formal rules
  • Emphasizes a love of nature, a respect for primitivism, and a valuing of the common, "natural" man; idealize country life and believe that many of the ills of society are a result of urbanization
  • Interested in the supernatural, the mystical, the “gothic,” and the exotic
  • Attracted to rebellion and revolution, especially concerned with human rights, individualism, freedom from oppression;
  • Emphasis on introspection, psychology, melancholy, and sadness. The art often dealt with death, transience and mankind’s feelings about these things. The artist was an extremely individualistic creator whose creative spirit was more important than strict adherence to formal rules and traditional procedures.
the romantic hero
The Romantic Hero
  • The romantic hero valued emotion rather than rational thought.
  • Often lives excluded from society.
  • He/She is usually youthful and innocent.
the dark romantics
The Dark Romantics
  • Emphasizes the supernatural, gloomy, and morbid.
  • Acknowledged the evil of man and the horror of evil.
  • Focus on bizarre situations and violent events.
  • Imagination over Reason!
side note
Side Note
  • Remember the Romantic period has nothing to do with love! It is a literary movement that has nothing to do with being in love!
characteristics of gothic literature
Characteristics of Gothic Literature
  • a castle, ruined or intact, haunted or not,
  • ruined buildings which are sinister or which arouse a pleasing melancholy,
  • dungeons, underground passages, crypts, and catacombs which, in modern houses, become spooky basements or attics,
  • labyrinths, dark corridors, and winding stairs,
  • shadows, a beam of moonlight in the blackness, a flickering candle, or the only source of light failing (a candle blown out or an electric failure),
  • extreme landscapes, like rugged mountains, thick forests, or icy wastes, and extreme weather,
  • omens and ancestral curses,
  • magic, supernatural manifestations, or the suggestion of the supernatural,
  • a passion-driven, willful villain-hero or villain,
  • a curious heroine with a tendency to faint and a need to be rescued–frequently,
  • a hero whose true identity is revealed by the end of the novel,
  • horrifying (or terrifying) events or the threat of such happenings.
vocab 8
Vocab 8
  • Eccentric
  • Ecstasy
  • Effervesce
  • Effusive
  • Eject
  • Emit
  • Excerpt
  • Exodus
  • Expulsion
  • Extrude
december 3
December 3

Describe your favorite scary movie/story. Why do you like it? What makes it so good? What do you see? What do you hear?

  • Commas
  • Finish Once Upon a Time
  • Finding Romantic Elements in Fairy Tales
  • Fairy Tale Project Intro
  • Vocab Homework Due Tomorrow
comma rules1
Comma Rules
  • Set off non-essential elements or information
  • Separate coordinate adjectives
  • Set off quoted elements
comma practice2
Comma Practice
  • This cold December wind chills me to the bone.
  • The trouble with school said Muriel is the classes.
  • I took Angie the one with the freckles to the movies.
  • The dark eerie music set the mood for the movie.
  • I don’t believe said Mark that we have met.
  • Each person who enters the contest must send in two box tops.
  • You are a good friend said Julia.
  • My professor is a tall distinguished man.
  • My grandparents live in an old dilapidated house.
  • John decided nonetheless not to buy the car.
fairy tales then and now
Fairy Tales Then and Now
  • Describe the original – give us all the details, the who, what, where, when, why, and how
  • Describe the modern movie – what is it about, who are the characters, what happens
  • Describe the modern book or story – what is it about, who are the characters, what happens
  • Show a clip of the movie
  • Compare and Contrast the modern versions to the original
december 4
December 4

Lab Day for Fairy Tale Project


-Vocab Homework Due Today

-Vocab Quiz Friday

-Research Paper Conferences

fairy tales then and now1
Fairy Tales Then and Now
  • Describe the original – give us all the details, the who, what, where, when, why, and how
  • Describe the modern movie – what is it about, who are the characters, what happens
  • Describe the modern book or story – what is it about, who are the characters, what happens
  • Show a clip of the movie
  • Compare and Contrast the modern versions to the original
  • Explain romantic elements in original and modern versions
december 5
December 5

Create a list of contemporary examples of monsters from literature, film, or television. Compile a brief list of their physical and psychological characteristics. Why are they so frightening? What is human about them? What messages about the dark side of society do you think they convey?

  • Commas
  • Finish work on Fairy Tale Presentations
    • Work on research paper if you are finished
  • Begin presentations
comma rules2
Comma Rules
  • Set off phrases that express contrast
    • Some say the world will end in ice not fire.
    • It was her money not her charm or personality that first attracted him.
    • The puppies were cute but very messy.
  • To avoid confusion
    • For most the year is already finished.
    • Outside the lawn was cluttered with hundreds of broken branches.
    • Let’s eat Grandma!
comma rules3
Comma Rules
  • Set off the name of the person you are speaking to
    • Would you like to go to the dance with me, Joseph?
    • Kelly, can you have dinner with me on Saturday?
    • Mark, put your clothes away.
  • After the greeting and closing of a letter
    • Dear Abby,
    • Sincerely,
  • After the number in a date
    • December 5, 2013
  • Between the city and state
    • Charlotte, North Carolina
december 6
December 6

Friday Free Write

Then, take a few minutes to go over your vocab for the quiz.


  • Vocab 8 quiz
  • Fairy Tale Presentations
december 9
December 9

The following painting is an example of 20th century surrealism – the ideals of producing fantastic imagery or effects by means of unnatural or irrational combinations. The painter, Salvador Dali, titled this piece “The Face of War” (1940). What is the “theme” of the painting, do you think? What details from the painting would support your argument? Describe the mood evoked by the painting and discuss how it relates to the mood created by the Dark Romantics. How might Dali’s purpose be similar to those of the dark romantics?

  • Fairy Tale Presentations
  • Writing Alternate Endings
  • Vocab 9
  • Returning Work and Reflecting
alternate endings
Alternate Endings

Write an alternate ending to your fairy tale. Is there a twist to the story? Can you introduce a new character? Does the hero win? Is there a happy ending? Your alternate ending should be at least a page.

vocab 9
Vocab 9
  • Coexist
  • Coherent
  • Collaborate
  • Collide
  • Composite
  • Compound
  • Concordance
  • Congregate
  • Symmetry
  • Synthesize
december 10
December 10

Grab an orange grammar book from the shelf. Turn to page 304. Take out a sheet of paper to be turned in. Complete all of Exercise 3. I will collect the assignment at 12:45 – a little less than 10 minutes after the bell rings. The assignment will be graded. The assignment will not be accepted late.

  • Responding to the Big Question
  • Reading “The Devil and Tom Walker” – pg 320
  • Comparing and Contrasting “The Devil and Tom Walker” with The Box
  • Answering Reading Skill and Text Analysis Questions During Reading
  • Answering Comprehension and Text Analysis Questions #1-7 – pg 333
  • Revisit and answer the Big Question – are you willing to pay any price? – pg 333
  • Comma Practice
the big question
The Big Question

Are you willing to pay any price?

People who’ll stop at nothing to achieve wealth, success, or fame are often said to have “sold their soul.” In other words, they have sacrificed something important – moral beliefs, privacy, family – in order to get what they want. Consider this kind of trade-off. Do you think it might ever be worth the consequences?

the box
The Box
  • Draw a Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting “The Devil and Tom Walker” with The Box
  • The Box
  • Responding to the Big Question
  • Reading “The Minster’s Black Veil” – pg 470
  • Answering Reading Skill and Text Analysis Questions During Reading
  • Answering Comprehension and Text Analysis Questions #1-7 – pg 483
  • Revisit and answer the Big Question – How does someone become a stranger? – pg 483
  • Comma Practice
the big question1
The Big Question

How does someone become a stranger?

Recall a time when someone close to you changed in a way that made him or her seem like a different person. Write a paragraph to describe the change. Explain why it made you see the person so differently.

december 12
December 12

Turn to page 313 in your grammar book. Take out a sheet of paper to be turned in. Complete #1-10 of Exercise 5. Read and follow the directions. I will collect the assignment at 12:45 – a little less than 10 minutes after the bell rings. The assignment will be graded. The assignment will not be accepted late.

  • Vocab Quiz Tomorrow/Comma Quiz
  • Lab Day Tomorrow to work on research papers
  • Responding to the Big Question
  • Notes on Transcendentalism
  • Reading “Civil Disobedience” – pg 390
  • Identifying claims during reading
  • Revisit and answer the Big Question – do you chart your own course? – pg 397
  • Writing a letter to Thoreau
  • Comma Practice
the big question2
The big question

Do you chart your own course?

Make a short list of people you consider nonconformists. How do these people depart from the norms? Describe the consequences or advantages they receive for their actions? Why do you think they do not conform?

Now, do you consider yourself a nonconformist? How so?

  • The individual is supreme.
  • Major inspirations included nature and intuition or instinct.
  • The spiritual is valued over the rational.
  • God is present in every aspect of nature, including every human being.
  • Everyone is capable of apprehending God through the use of intuition.
december 13
December 13

Lab Day

to work on research papers

research paper
Research Paper
  • Must have internal citations.
  • Must have a matching works cited page.
  • Must have 6 pages minimum.
  • Thesis in bold
  • Primary source in bold
  • One inch margins
  • ¼ - ½ page graph
  • ID #, date, and English III top left
  • ID # and page # on every other page
  • Title centered – not bolded
  • Bring in rough drafts
  • Bring in flash drive
  • Bring 2 copies
december 16
December 16

Review for your vocab quiz

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review for test
    • Plot diagram
    • Gothic elements
    • Transcendentalist elements
    • Romantic elements
test review
Test Review
  • Plot Diagram “The Devil and Tom Walker” – pg 320
  • Identify and explain 3 examples of gothic elements in “The Minister’s Black Veil” – pg 470
  • Choose from “Self-Reliance” pg 370 or “Nature” pg 373 and identify and 3 examples of elements of transcendentalism – pg 369
  • Choose two of the poems found between pages 338 and 362 and identify and explain 3 examples of romantic elements
december 17
December 17

Review for your test

After your test: Take out your grammar book and turn to page 412. Begin with Section 1 and continue working until the bell rings. We will be taking a cumulative grammar test on Friday.

  • Intro to magical realism
  • Reading “A Very Old Man with Wings” and identifying elements of magical realism
  • Viewing The Truman Show and identifying elements of magical realism
december 19
December 19

1. Grammar Book page 412

Sections 1 and 2

2. Finishing The Truman Show

december 20
December 20

1. Grammar Test

2. Watching What Dreams May Come