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10th Grade - English 2 Honors - Period 6


Tuesday, 9/29
-check homework
-notes: open-ended questions
-open-ended question on the characterization of tom benecke
-vocabulary drill
HW: WebQuest on Poe

Friday, 9/25

We read "The Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket"
Took notes on Characterization and completed vocabulary
HW: pg. 17 questions 2-5 and pg. 18

Wednesday 9/23
-Persuasive Essay: First draft and editing
HOMEWORK: Final copy due Friday

Monday, 9/21
1. 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 Technique
1.        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.

2009-09-17
Literary Terms for "The Open Window":
Protagonist: the main character of a literary work
Antagonist: antagonizes the protagonist
Pseudonym: a fictitious name
Satire: 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 story
EXPOSITION: introduces the setting, characters, and situation
INCITING INCIDENT/RISING ACTION: leads to a central conflict or problem; the conflict intensifies during the rising action
CLIMAX: the high point of interest or suspense
FALLING ACTION: follows the climax; shows the effects; the details that lead to the resolution
RESOLUTION/DENOUEMENT: the end of the story
Vocabulary Activity   -  Power Point
Read "The Open Window" p. 538
Match 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. 538
Vocabulary
1.       Delusion
2.      Imminent
3.      Mackintosh
4.     Pariah
5.      Endeavored
6.      Succession
7.     Scarcity
8.      Bearer
9.      Ailment
10.   Convey
11.   Falteringly
12.  Sympathetic
13.  Treacherous
14.  Self-possessed
15.  Habitation
16.  Manipulative
17.  Deranged
18.   Bog
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