Single Period Day
August 31
Block A:
Sept. 1-2
Block B:
Sept. 3-4

Vocabulary Development: Roots
“pac/peas” from Latin words meaning agree and peace (pacifist, appease); “crim” from Latin for fault/crime/accusation (criminology, incriminate);
Reading Article of the Week and annotating
Textbooks Checked Out.
Practice vocabulary for "Rains" on Quizlet

Frayer Boxes on Roots words: pacifist, appease, criminology, incriminate. 

Read "There Will Come Soft Rains" p. 167

Identify examples of personification, simile/metaphor, and allusion.

Homework: Article of the Week and practice vocabulary on Quizlet. 

Article of the Week Discussion Topic

Groups complete discussion questions on "Rains" 

Selection Test on "There Will Come Soft Rains" (vocabulary included)

Single Period Day
Sept. 7
Block A:
Sept. 8-9
Block B:
Sept. 10-11

 Vocabulary: porter, facades, congenial, rapacious, tantalizing, emanate  QUIZLET LINK

Roots: “anim” from Latin anima meaning breath or soul/mind or spirit (animated, magnanimity); “ambu” means to walk or go around (ambulatory, perambulate)

Reading "The Landlady"
pp. 62-69
Identify: Plot elements, protagonist/antagonist, external vs internal conflict

Write a new ending for the story (narrative writing). Share in table groups.

Complete Analysis Sheet for "The Landlady"

Homework: Study Vocabulary on Quizlet ; Article of the Week on Google Classroom (1 post of 100 or less in response to the contents of the article). 

Complete analysis chart of "The Landlady"

In class: page 70 1-9 + writing
 Literary Terms review 

Poem  "The Peace of Wild Things"


September 14
Block A
September 15-16
Block B
September 17-18


Roots: Prefix -- “ab” means away from (aberrant, abdicate); prefix “ad” means to or towards (adjudicate, advocate)
Poem Activity

"The Open Window" 
Characterization, point of view, theme -- gather evidence

Homework: Re-read "The Landlady" and study Quizlet vocabulary for Test Block B. 
JUST the words for "The Landlady" will be tested this week. (not spelling)

"The Landlady" Selection Test

Quick Skills Test on Illuminate

Log into and join class. 
Draft One of essay on "The Open Window" 

Chromebooks on cart 
Single Period Day
September 21
Block A:
Sept. 22-23
Holy Days

Block B:
Sept. 24-25
D/F Notification
Roots: “grav” from Latin meaning “heavy, weighty, serious” (gravitas, gravitate);  “lev” comes from the Latin adjective levis meaning “light” or the verb levare meaning to raise or lighten (levitation, alleviate)

Reading Ransom of Red Chief by O.Henry

Article of the Week

Homework: Study Roots/Prefixes on Quizlet 
No written homework this week.
Vocabulary and Reading of "Broken Chain" pp. 6-16 in Holt.
Most classes did a quick write and problems 2-7 on p. 16. 
We reviewed the article of the week + quiz (not graded).
Review of Vocabulary and spelling for quiz Block 2

Video: Ransom of Red Chief

Quiz: Vocabulary and Roots
Spelling included

Single Period Day
Sept. 28
Late Start
Block A:
September 29-30
Block B:
October 1-2
Short Story Terms Review
Begin Analysis on "Broken Chain"

Homework: Article of the Week: 50-100 word reaction opinion post on Google Classroom./Review and study the slides linked below the calendar. (shortstories.pdf)
1. Record roots and terms for the week and do Frayer Boxes for each of the four words: biodegradable, symbiosis, synchronous, chronology. bio = life/chron = time
2.Writing an Introduction Paragraph. 
Select a story we have read and write an introduction to an essay on it. 

3.Reading "Ransom of Red Chief" in blue literature books.

4.Analysis: Hyperbole, Irony, Characterization

1.Peer Review Introduction Paragraphs

2.Write an introduction to an essay on "Ransom of Red Chief"

3.Write a body paragraph on hyperbole in "Ransom of Red Chief"
Lori Meyer,
Sep 24, 2013, 8:23 AM