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.
Almost to Friday!
Today our warm-up was to create a quiz that used fifteen of the vocab words that will be on the quiz tomorrow. In case you didn't get it the first time, VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW! We then finished our characterization projects from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and studied for vocab.
Also, don't forget your independent reading novel for tomorrow. That's a super easy grade if you just bring a book.
After we finish the vocab quiz and independent reading, we will begin reading "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Warm-ups for this week are as follows:
Monday: Correct the following sentences as if they were written in a formal paper:
Melody Kayler states, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you."(Kayler)
On page 118, the author tells me, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you" (118)
In her famous autobiography about the ups and downs of impacting teenagers' lives, Melody Kayler writes, "Don't ever leave your trash in my classroom or I will hurt you. (Kayler)".
Tuesday: Complete the sentences with either their, there, or they're:
She has to meet her friends _____.
_____ dog is dark brown with white spots.
He does not have _____ phone number.
_____ not really ready for college.
_____ having a really great day.
_____ does not have to be that many plates for the party.
She doesn't like _____ car.
_____ mom goes to work over _____.
Wednesday: In at least three sentences talk about what we’ve learned so far about Romanticism (bright and dark) and explain how we’ve seen that in the texts we’ve read.
Thursday: See above
Tomorrow (Friday): Free write!
Happy Friday! Thank goodness for the short week! This week we finished up our Crucible unit and took a test on that. Today, we will start Romanticism. We'll start notes and cover Longfellow. We will also have a vocab mini-quiz this week. Come prepared to add ten more words next week and have a bigger quiz next Friday.
Warm-ups for the week were as follows:
Monday: Labor Day
Tuesday: What would you change about the ending of the play/
Wednesday: Make at least four sentences using the vocab words.
Thursday: None (test day)
Friday: Free write