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Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing: the best and worst of vacation
2.  Got vocabulary
3.  Notes on Macbeth and read a little of it
4.  Watched film

Period 2A

1.  Writing: the best and worst of vacation
2.  Complete test on Flowers for Algernon

Period 2B

1.  Writing: the best and worst of vacation
2.  Started test on To Kill a Mockingbird

Period 6

1.  Writing: the best and worst of vacation
2.  Got vocabulary
3.  Learning presentation explained
4.  Continued reading Macbeth

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing:  A place you should see
2.  Heard 2 more prologues
3.  Small group review to large group of "The Pardoner's Tale"

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  A place you should see
2.  News connection to vocabulary
3.  Brief discussion of last two chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird

Period 6

1.  Writing:  A place you should see
2.  Tone list in poetry-practice tones
3.  Work on poem presentations
4.  Introduction to Macbeth

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing: my town
2.  Prologue of the Canterbury Tales background
3.  Introduction to Pardoner's Tale

Period 2A

1.  Writing: my town
2.  Vocabulary connection to newspaper
3.  Motifs in the story:  toy, spinner, journal

Period 6

1.  Writing: my town
2.  Work on poems and presentation

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing:  Country/city
2.  Went over vocabulary
3.  Shared prologues
4.  Started Canterbury Tales prologue

Period 2A

1.  Socratic seminar on motifs -maze, mouse, toy
2.  Lockdown

Period 2B

1.  Socratic seminar on Motif and themes
2.  Tree, mockingbird, racism, appearance vs. reality

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Country/ city
2.  Making the poem presentation
3.  Went over vocabulary words

Monday, April 3, 2017

April 3, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing:  Cell phones ruining lives
2.  Working hard as an honors student
3.  Vocabulary test
4.  Academic resume discussed briefly

Period 2A

1.  Explained vocabulary list
2.  Quiz on Flowers for Algernon
3.  Finding the motif

Period 2B

1.  Explained vocabulary list
2.  Reading quiz on Mockingbird with discussion

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Cell phones ruining lives
2.  Got vocabulary
3.  Took vocabulary test
4.  Calendars explained

Vocabulary period 1

7 Vocabulary list H
1.     Acrimonious
2.     Epicurean
3.     Soiree
4.     Debonair
5.     Primordial
6.     Bairn
7.     Precedent
8.     Dominion
9.     Recalcitrant
10.  Cogent
11.  Abstruse
12.  Tremulous
13.  Anomaly
14.  Truculent
15.  Egregious
16.  Inculcate
17.  To take a leaf out of someone’s book
18.  Non sequitur
19.  Esprit de corps

20.  House of cards

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing:  blacksmith, garbanzo beans, meandering and foolishness
2.  Beowulf quiz
3.  Illustrating the second part of Beowulf

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  blacksmith, garbanzo beans, meandering and foolishness
2.  Reading quiz on Flowers for Algernon
3.  Socratic seminar on Flowers- themes of emotional maturity and scientific advances

Period 6

1.  Writing:  blacksmith, garbanzo beans, meandering and foolishness
2.  Reading quiz on The Wife of Bath's Tale
3.  Discussion
4.  Pardoner's Tale read in class.

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