10th Grade - English 2 Connections - Period 1-2

1. We'll finish "The Contents..."
2. Notes: Characterization
3. Questions on pg. 17 & 18
HW: Define vocabulary words 

1. We read "The Conents of a Dead Man's Pocket" pg. 6

Grammar Lesson: Run-On Sentences, There...and Too..

1. Show example of persuasive
2. Finish draft and editing
Homework: Final copy due Thursday 

-Complete first draft of persuasive essay (US postal stamp)

1. Persuasive essay examples from past years
2. Complete Graphic organizer below:
  PERSUASIVE WRITING ORGANIZERIntroduction: (Attention Grabbing) 

Position Sentence/Thesis Statement: ____________________ (name of person, place or thing) should be on the face of the next US postage stamp because REASON 1, REASON 2, REASON 3.

Reason 1:

Reason 2:

Reason 3:

Paragraph 2: Focus on Reason 1   Paragraph 3:  Focus on Reason 2  Paragraph 4: Focus on Reason 3


Topic Sentence                                   Topic Sentence                                   Topic Sentence


3 examples/details                             3 examples/details                             3 examples/details

1.                                                         1.                                                         1.        


2.                                                         2.                                                         2.


3.                                                         3.                                                         3.


Closing Sentence                              Closing Sentence                              Closing Sentence


Conclusion Restate Position  Sum up major points  Clincher (End with a bang)  

Checklist for your final draft:

ü  Use figurative language

ü  Use transition words and phrases

ü  Check your Writing Goal

1. TEST!  "The Open Window"
2. Prewriting activity for persuasive essay
HOMEWORK: Finish prewriting 

Period: 1-2           Course: English 2 Connections
Objectives: Students will read, interpret, and understand a short story: “The Open Window,” focusing on the elements of a short story
1.     Instructional Activity: Check homework questions 2-9
Learning Outcome: check reading comprehension
2.    Instructional Activity: Vocabulary Activity: Word Bank
Learning Outcome: practice vocabulary words
3.    Instructional Activity: Quiz: Plot devices in “The Open Window”
Learning Outcome: assess mastery of elements of a short story
Homework: Study for “The Open Window” test -- Friday

Page 544 (1-7)


The reader is introduced to Frampton Nuttel, his nerve condition, and the fact that he doesn’t know anyone in the Sappleton home. 


Vera’s story, her aunt’s conversation with Framton, and Framton believing the aunt is deranged.


Framton is shocked to see the men approaching the window and notices the look of horror on Vera’s face.  He believes they are ghosts and leaves in a panic. 


Mrs. Sappleton comments on Framton’s strange behavior and Vera invents a story about Framton being afraid of dogs to explain his quick departure.  RESOLUTION

We learn that “romance at short notice” is Vera’s specialty.  (Vera tells a lot of stories.)

HOMEWORK:  Pg. 545 (2-9)

“The Open Window” by SAKI (HH Munro)  Pg. 538
More Vocabulary:
1. Manipulative (adj.) – to influence in an unfair way (Ex: Because she is a manipulative person, she conned him into giving her money for lunch with a sob story about how her family is poor.)
2. Deranged (v.) – insane, disturbed   
Literary Terms:
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
HOMEWORK: Page 544 (1-7)