Happy Halloween! Monday: Finish reading and watching Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Tuesday: Complete SnapChat discussion between two characters.
Wednesday: Introduce Transcendentalism with guided notes and PowerPoint.
Thursday: Read Emerson
Friday: Read Emerson's excerpt from "Self-Reliance" and compare to "The Elements of Success"
Monday: Election Issues in the computer lab: on Newsela, read last week's immigration articles (choose two of the four assigned) AND read "The Bill of Rights" and an article on gun control making 5-7 annotations on both.
Tuesday: Figurative language activity& Mini-quiz covering figurative language; if time allows,
Wednesday: Receive vocabulary for Unit 5 terms and begin reading "Fall of the House of Usher."
Thursday: Poetry Analysis of Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" and continuation of Poe's short story, "Fall of the House of Usher."
Friday: Poetry Analysis of "The Haunted Palace" and finish reading Poe's short story, "Fall of the House of Usher."
October 31st (Monday): Vote on Election. Compare short story and film version of "Fall of the House of Usher."
Monday: Today, we're in the Computer Lab to vote on Election Issues and read an informational text on "The Complexity of Fear" and Poe's short story "The Tell-Tale Heart." Using CommonLit (https://www.commonlit.org/student/4V88), create an account, read the informational text and short story and answer both sets of text-dependent and discussion questions.
Tuesday: Vocab recovery; receive new vocab terms.
Wednesday (Adjusted Schedule): "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Thursday: "The Black Cat"
Friday: Election Issues Debate; Poe Project
Monday: Today, we're working in the computer lab to complete a webquest on Edgar Allan Poe and read about the presidential candidates.
Make a copy of the following Google Doc and share with me to receive credit once all questions have been answered: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ImXHwgeGaNQfyAZEsVhLCZx57w7LyXA_rSIPfvIDzDo/edit?usp=sharing
In Newsela, you willl read about the presidential candidates, make 7-10 annotations, and prepare for a Presidential Socratic Seminar on Friday. To access Newsela, use the following link to enroll in American Literature: 4th Block- https://newsela.com/join/#/XMB3ZV
Tuesday: Read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Wednesday: Poetry Analysis of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18"-"Raven" Discussion
Thursday: Collection of Poe's short stories roundtable
Friday: Vocabulary quiz #4; Presidential Socratic Seminar
Monday: American Literature Pre-Test
Tuesday: Students receive 1st Article of the Week concerning the presidential debate: "Clinton and Trump tangle in their first presidential debate." Article is due on Friday with 7-10 annotations and one-page reflection regarding the article's topic.
Wednesday: Poetry Analysis-"I am the crowd, the mob." After poetry analysis, we watched a clip of an impersonation of Patrick Henry's "Speech to the Virginia Convention" and answered a few questions relating back to the text.
Thursday: Students broke into groups for discussion of Henry's speech, then Ms. Wickham arranged groups for continued discussion; begin analyzing the rhetorical devices used in Henry's speech.
Friday: Ms. Wickham is out; submit "Trump, Clinton" article with annotations and reflection; submit Patrick Henry's speech analysis
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