We read "The Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" Took notes on Characterization and completed vocabularyHW: pg. 17 questions 2-5 and pg. 18
Tuesday, 9/29-check homework-notes: open-ended questions-open-ended question on the characterization of tom benecke-vocabulary drillHW: WebQuest on Poe
Wednesday 9/23-Persuasive Essay: First draft and editingHOMEWORK: Final copy due Friday
Monday, 9/211. Check homework: pg. 544 (1-7) and pg. 545 (2-9)2. TEST: "The Open Window" HOMEWORK: Persuasive Essay Prewriting (See below)“I don’t know what to write about!” PREWRITING – Journalistic Technique1. My life has not been easy because: Who has helped you deal with this?_________________________________2. _________________________________ always makes me smile because:3. Whenever I’m in a bad mood, all I have to do to feel better is:4. If I asked you to quickly name the 5 most important people in your life, who would you name? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.5. Choose ONE person from number 4 and list 3 SPECIFIC reasons why this person is so special to you. 1. 2. 3.Your writing task for September will involve you writing a persuasive essay about a person, place, thing or idea that is important to you. For next class, you should know the topic of your paper. Jot your ideas on the back of this sheet and bring this to the next class.
2009-09-17Literary Terms for "The Open Window": Protagonist: the main character of a literary workAntagonist: antagonizes the protagonist Pseudonym: a fictitious nameSatire: literary genre or form where some person, thing or idea is ridiculed – Meant to be funny and witty, but is also meant to bring about improvement or change through the attack Example: Borat, Scary Movie, etc. PLOT: the sequence of events that make up a storyEXPOSITION: introduces the setting, characters, and situationINCITING INCIDENT/RISING ACTION: leads to a central conflict or problem; the conflict intensifies during the rising actionCLIMAX: the high point of interest or suspenseFALLING ACTION: follows the climax; shows the effects; the details that lead to the resolutionRESOLUTION/DENOUEMENT: the end of the storyVocabulary Activity - Power Point Read "The Open Window" p. 538Match elements of a short story with "The Open Window"Page 544 (1-7)HOMEWORK: pg. 545 questions 2-9
2009-09-15 "The Open Window” SAKI p. 538Vocabulary1. Delusion2. Imminent3. Mackintosh4. Pariah5. Endeavored6. Succession7. Scarcity8. Bearer9. Ailment10. Convey11. Falteringly12. Sympathetic13. Treacherous14. Self-possessed15. Habitation16. Manipulative17. Deranged18. Bog