Monthly Archives: February 2020

Thursday February 27th, 2020

Good Morning,

*Head’s Up:  We will be having a short story test next week…I have already indicated this in class the other day that this was coming up..

*yesterday, we read the short story “The Tell Tale Heart”.  You had some questions to work on –we can go over these questions.

Short Story Summary

-We will read the short story “The Metaphor” together as a class.

*For Homework:  please do a “Building Understanding for  the short story “The Tell Tale Heart”. This means you should choose a question from the back wall before you head home for the long weekend!

 

Tuesday February 25th, 2020

Good Morning,

-We will finish reading  “Forgiveness in Families”.

*Discussion Question:

  1.  Which has the greater influence on child development, heredity or environment?
  2. This story explores issues such as sibling rivalry, lifestyles, jealousy, conformity and spiritual beliefs.  Were there any of these issues that touched you the most and why?

Short Story Summary

-Today we will read the short story “The Tell Tale Heart” aloud as a class.

*first open up the following link…there is a pre-reading exercise that we will start with…

the-tell-tale-heart-activity-packet

-“The Simpsons” and Tell Tale heart

Short Story Summary

Monday February 24th, 2020

Good Morning,

On Friday, we did our Friday Writes as well as watching the movie “2081”

*Today we will work on our three way venn diagrams…and go over.

*Building Understanding:  Please complete a “Building Understanding” for the short story “Harrison Bergeron”.  The essential questions are on the back bulletin board…

After watching a movie or listening to a TEDtalk or reading a piece of literature

*Please post your Building Understanding

*NelsonBUharrisonbergeronA

-We will start to read a new short story “Forgiveness in Families”.  We will read this aloud…

*Discussion Question:

  1.  Which has the greater influence on child development, heredity or environment?
  2. This story explores issues such as sibling rivalry, lifestyles, jealousy, conformity and spiritual beliefs.  Were there any of these issues that touched you the most and why?

Short Story Summary

Friday February 21st, 2020

Good Afternoon,

Friday Writes

Tell about a childhood experience that helped you to grow up.

A comic or ridiculous misunderstanding with another person.

*Quick search: (we started but did not complete yesterday) The role of men and women in the Victorian Era…What would it have been like to be a man or a woman living during the Victorian Era?  Search out the history of this time period then answer this question….

*Read aloud the short story “The Waltz”.

 

Thursday February 20th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*We are going to start with our terms quiz on Prose Fiction Terms, Style, and Rhetorical Devices (arguments).

*Synthesis Essay on “Long Long After School” and “A Teachers’ Rewards” is due tomorrow.  Please do the following

a)  Double space and print off your essay

b) Post your essay using the following Tag:

NelsonTeacherSynthesisSpring2020

*Quick search: (we started but did not complete yesterday) The role of men and women in the Victorian Era…What would it have been like to be a man or a woman living during the Victorian Era?  Search out the history of this time period then answer this question….

*Read aloud the short story “The Waltz”.

*Write a few paragraphs from the short story “The Waltz” but from the perspective of the man 🙂