H10 B - Week 9

May 27 - 31

Monday, May 27 - No school (Memorial Day)

Tuesday, May 28

Vocab Warm-up:

    • 1. ostracize (v.): to expel from a community or group; exclude
    • 2. recuperate (v): to restore to good health or strength
    • 3. sadistic (adj.): deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on another
    • 4. nonchalant (adj.): marked by casual unconcern or indifference
  • Small Groups - Questions
    • Discuss in groups
      • Discuss together before writing anything.
      • Consider Holden's Handbook - class discussion
  • Work on questions
  • Missing Assignments
  • Civil Disobedience essay check-in - What do you need?

Wednesday, May 29

Vocab Warm-up:

    • 5. rile (v.): to disturb, especially by minor irritations
    • 6. putrid (adj.): of or relating to the process of decay
    • 7. pacifist (n.): someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes
    • 8. monotonous (adj.): sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  • 200 Hall Computers
  • In-class writing:
  • Amy Tan's "The Rules of the Game" - in-class reading
    • Think about possible connections to Catcher

Thursday, May 30

Vocab Warm-up:

    • 9. crude (adj.): belonging to an early stage of technical development; unsophisticated; inappropriate
    • 10. fiend (n.): an evil supernatural being; someone who is obsessed with something
    • 11. galosh (n.): a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow
    • 12. clinch (v.): to secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
  • Read Amy Tan's "The Rules of the Game"
    • Think/Pair/Share
  • Brain Map - in pairs
    • Create an artistic representation of...
        • Holden's brain
        • Waverly's brain

Friday, May 31


  • Write down one strategy you have used to study vocab for this class.
  • Stand up and walk to the other side of the room to find someone you do not normally talk to. Trade ideas.
  • Feel free to share out with the whole class if someone has a good one!
  • Vocab crossword is Monday
  • Vocab #4 quiz is Tuesday
  • In-class work - Brain mapping:
    • Today, your work is not to complete the assignment necessarily; your work is to be working all period.
    • You will get 10 points at the end of today no matter how much work you produce, as long as you are working for the full period.
    • Using your phone, talking with your friends, and hanging out will not earn you points, no matter how many brain maps you turn in! :)
    • If you finish your brain map, map another character we have seen in this class so far.
      • Macbeth
      • Antigone
      • Lady Macbeth
      • Phoebe
      • An idea from last term?