Tuesday, October 2

Agenda:

  • finish the discussion of The Sea Devil –
    take notes in the ‘Short Story Organizer for Review document
  • Go over (as a class) the pronoun review sheet (in Writing and Grammar Tab)
  • Study for tomorrow’s vocab quiz on the words from SD – the same process as with FEC: you will spell all the words; two are read out for you to use in a sentence. Don’t forget that the words are set up in Spelling City (in SS tab) and that there are helpful links in the RED tab to help you study
  • Thursday, Oct 4 – quiz on Parts of Speech. Be able to recognize and label the following:article, adjective, adverb, subject, verb, noun, conjunction, preposition, and pronoun

Monday, October 1

Agenda:

  • silent reading during homework check for The Sea Devil questions
  • open the Short Story review document and add notes in the appropriate boxes while we are discussing the story
  • Work on grammar or vocab (parts of speech)
  • Wednesday – SD vocab quiz
  • Thursday – Parts of speech test

Tuesday, October 2

Agenda:

  • Go over the Parallelism package
  • start working on Parallelism package #2 in WG tab – due on Thursday for review
  • Read as a class Horses of the Night – start working on the questions – they are due on Wednesday for discussion and homework check mark
  • Friday – quiz on Parallelism

Friday, September 28

Agenda:

  • work on essay:
    • re-visit all your notes (Miss Brill, Identities, the CC chart)
    • re-read the stories and choose your quotes that support the insights our class discussion and the theme support
    • review the Rubric – how you will be assessed
    • re-read the inquiry questions
    • start your outline (any of the graphic organizers)
    • decide the order in which you want to proceed with your analysis – a suggestion:
      • intro: general discussion about the societal conflict; mention the stories and the authors, and how both use contrast and irony to reveal theme (your statement that becomes the thesis)
      • body (the amount of paragraphs are up to you):
        • motivation – what does each character seek and why – what insights into the HC are there?
        • contrast and irony: as literary devices, how do they move the stories along?  how do the devices reveal the characters’ journey toward their downfall?
        • how is each character different? Dynamic/static – significance?
        • what text to world connections can you explore?
      • conclusion: restate the thesis, but in a different way; perhaps follow up with some discussion of the UNIVERSALITY of these stories. Why are they relevant still today? What is your take-away? DO NOT USE ‘I’!!
    • make sure you understand how to integrate a quote (both ways should be evident in your paper):
      • 1. Miss Brill seeks fellowship with others; she feels a “tingling” of  anticipation as she ventures out with her “little rogue.” (note the present tense, parallel structure of the verbs – makes your writing stronger)
      • 2. The nameless protagonist is naive in his outlook on the world, which is informed by his comfortable upper-middle class status: “The smell of burning leaves stirs the memory of childhood car rides, girls on plodding horses, unattended stands piled high with pumpkins….acts of faith.” (note that the punctuation is inside the quotation marks)
    • Monday: you may have the following:
      • your outline (paper)
      • paper copy of notes
      • a blank document on your desktop
      • or – if you want paper, I will provide
    • CAUTION: do not regurgitate notes back to me; this is a critical analysis of the literature that requires YOUR insights; your job is to take what you have learned and synthesize it; I will recognize any internet analysis that is outside of what we discussed in class, so please do not use the ideas of others.

Friday, September 28

Agenda:

  • Finish reading the Short Story, The Sea Devil 
  • work on the questions for the story; they are due on Monday, October 1
  • practice ‘Parts of Speech’ – there will be a quiz next week. The practice page is due Tuesday, October 2
    • The practice sheet is in the ‘Writing and Grammar’ tab and is called ‘Parts of Speech quiz B’