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Monday, September 9 th , 2013 Bell Ringer: What breeds terror? What causes your heart to race and your palms to sweat? Describe a situation in which you would be driven to madness. -Turn to page 856 -About the Author & Background to P&P -Begin reading “The Pit & the Pendulum”

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Monday, September 9th, 2013

  • Bell Ringer: What breeds terror? What causes your heart to race and your palms to sweat? Describe a situation in which you would be driven to madness.
  • -Turn to page 856
  • -About the Author & Background to P&P
  • -Begin reading “The Pit & the Pendulum”
  • Don’t forget SAT words (due Friday)
  • SAT QUIZ on Friday the 13th!!!! Ahhhh!!!
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Edgar Allan Poe

“After this I call to mind flatness and dampness; and all that is madness—the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.”

Elements in this passage…

Point of view

Tone (writer)

Mood (reader)

Repetition (“madness”)

Poe’s Language:

“Despite his benevolent air, my interrogator proved to be, like the shearling wolf, a duplicitous fiend.”

What does this mean? In your own words…

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“Despite his benevolent air, my interrogator proved to be, like the shearling wolf, a duplicitous fiend.”

Despite his kind manner, my questioner turned out to be a deceitful monster.

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

  • Bell Ringer: Reflect upon people, events, items, etc. that you are truly thankful for. Imagine if these blessings were not present in your life. I DO NOT mean items such as your phone or your video games. Please remember what today stands for.
  • -Discuss behavior with the substitute.
  • -Discuss what you read yesterday (pages 861-867)
  • -Turn to page 868—we will listen to the audio version today.
  • -Turn in your handout from yesterday
  • -Begin writing a summary of “The Pit and the Pendulum”, focusing on sensory details.
  • We will finish the essay/summary tomorrow in class (it is not homework today)
  • Bring your SAT booklet with you tomorrow and Friday
  • SAT QUIZ on Friday, September 13th.
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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Sensory detail summary of “The Pit and the Pendulum”

What are sensory details?

Visual

Example: sparkling sand with white-speckled shells

Sounds

Example: the splashing of swimmers

Smells

Example: ocean air; scent of suntan lotion

Tastes

Example: salt water; hot dogs

Feelings/Textures

Example: heat of sun on back; sand between toes; sweat, cool water, and towel on skin

Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page.

DUE IN CLASS TOMORROW!

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Thursday , September 12, 2013

*TURN IN YOUR “PIT & THE PENDULUM” HANDOUT!

Bell Ringer: What problems are caused by jealousy and greed? Is there a relationship (connection) between jealousy and greed?

-Turn to page 689

-Popcorn read “Meet the Author: Isak Dinesen”

-Turn to page 690-692

-Popcorn read “The Blue Stone”

-Complete the front & back handout (due today in class)—on your own.

-Work on your “The Pit & the Pendulum” sensory essay/summary and/or study your SAT words.

P&P Prompt:

Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page.

  • SAT Quiz tomorrow
  • P&P essay due tomorrow
  • “Blue Stone” handout due TODAY!
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Friday, September 13th, 2013

No bell ringer: please make note of this in your composition book.

Take out your SAT words and quietly study until I ask you to turn these booklets in.

Place your quiz in the inbox and write your Pit&Pen ESSAY/SUMMARY using sensory details.

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QUICK REVIEW:

Synonym =same

Antonym =opposite

Noun =Person, place, thing, or idea

Adjective =modifies a noun, describes, detail

Verb =usually action, something the noun is doing

Do you know your SAT words? Don’t forget to turn in your booklet for a portion of your quiz grade!

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Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page.

Page 868

FIRST, map out the story. You aren’t creating a new story so use what you already have in front of you. Determine the most important events before you begin writing.

Sensory details:

Sight Sound Taste Touch Smell