Week 9 - 10/17 - 10/21

Friday, 10/21

Handouts (2) - 

Discuss "The Odyssey" Expository essay assignment (guidelines distributed in class AND available as a download under "Quarter 2 Downloads.")

Discuss Original Nature poem assignment (guidelines distributed in class AND available as a download under "Quarter 2 Downloads.")

Finish "The Odyssey"

NOTE: If you have been absent, be sure to watch the online TV version of the Odyssey from YouTube beginning at 2:09:00 until the end of the movie.

The link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S_l12WM_KM​



Begin collecting nature and non-nature items for original poem over the weekend. Bring to class on MONDAY! (See handout)

Begin "The Odyssey" assignment (See handout)


Thursday, 10/20

Continue watching Part 3 of "The Odyssey" 

Continue tracking the "Hero's Journey" on chart

Continue tracking characteristics of Odysseus as a Hero. 

4th hour only: Collect Greek and Latin Root Words packet at the beginning of class.


None tonight! 


Wednesday, 10/19

PSAT for some

*If not testing, bring homework for a quiet study hall today.*

enlightenedHomework: 4th hour only! Don't forget that your Greek and Latin Root Words packet is due tomorrow! 


Tuesday, 10/18

Turn in Greek and Latin Root Words packet from last week. 

In groups outside, read "The Rose that Grew from Concrete." (handout / poem)

Answer TP-CASTT questions that relate to poem. (handout / overhead)


None today if you are taking PSAT tomorrow. 


Monday, 10/17

Warm Up - View clip from the movie Contact, then write in your journal what you believe is the role of the poet and poetry in society. Clip is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3deNVM3EWIc

As a class, read and discuss "I Wandered Lovely  as a Cloud" on Page 627 (literature book)

Discuss examples, purposes and effects of Personification and Imagery in poem; write responses in journal

Outside Activity: To discover what one believes is role of nature in poetry, class took a "Nature Walk" to discover what they saw, heard, smelled, tasted and touched in nature. Place responses in journal


"The Odyssey" homework is due online tonight by 9:00 p.m. to www.turnitin.com. (See Friday if you need a reminder about what assignments are due.)

Greek and Latin Root Word Packet is due tomorrow (Tuesday) when you walk into class.