Only two more school days until the break!
This week we read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe and "The Fall of the House of Usher", also by Poe. We've had a break from vocab, but be ready to start up again when we return.
Here are the warm-ups for the week:
COPY THESE NOTES
Lose vs. loose
Lose is the verb
Loose is the adjective
Complete the sentences:
If my head wasn’t attached to my shoulders, I would _________ it.
We’re not allowed to run on the bleachers outside because the bolts will come _____.
Than vs. Then
Than: used for comparison
Then: used for time
We’ll go to Target, ____ go to Kroger.
I prefer Publix, rather _____ Kroger.
Write about your favorite text we’ve read so far. Your choices are the Native American mythology, Eqiuiano, Thomas Paine and Patrick Henry, The Crucible, Bright Romantic poetry, “Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” or “The Raven”
Now that we’re further into the semester, recall what you wrote about the first day about your goals. If you remember them, are you doing a good job of fulfilling your goals? If you don’t remember, write a new goal. How would you like this semester to play out? How do you want the rest of your high school career to go?
Transcendentalism began in the 1830s and emphasized writers who focused on individuality and NOT society. They tried to stray away from the Industrial Revolution. They found they wanted to be a part of nature. They were like the 19th century version of hippies.