Wednesday, February 8, 2017

English 9--2/8/2017 & 2/9/2017

Jump Off
--Take out both of the following from two classes ago:
  • your copy of the "'The Cask of Amontillado'--Application/Discussion Questions" document
  • your copy of Edgar Allan Poe's short story "The Cask of Amontillado"
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today regarding "St. Lucy's..." revisions--if you fail to do so, I will refer you to the main office for lack of following directions:
  • Adam B.
  • Alex B.
  • Logan B.
  • Darby C.
  • Leah E.
  • Flynn
  • Stephen K.
  • Hunter L.
  • Brian M.
  • Carter P.
  • Cody V.
S. the C.
  • The bulk of today's lesson is a continuation of two classes ago which, you might recall, relates to the Essential Questions about revenge and authorial purpose.
Literature Analysis Activity -- Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado"
--Today's focus with "The Cask of Amontillado":
  • working toward mastery of the Reading Literature standards (e.g., RL.4 [Diction])
  • reviewing and applying irony
  • reviewing and applying theme
  • beginning to "nail down" how authors deliberately use literary techniques (such as irony) to develop literary elements (such as theme)
  • discussing the revenge-related Essential Questions
--Reminder: Purposeful reading questions, prompts, directives summarized
--vote on method of reading
--finish engaging in purposeful oral reading
--work to complete the questions, prompts, directives
  • Make sure to complete your best work for all sections of the document with the awareness that you might be called upon to share your work for any of the questions, prompts, directives.
--closure discussion (via a drawing of cards)
  • Beginning with #1, share answers/responses in order to...
    • work toward mastery of the Reading Literature standards
    • review and applying irony
    • review and applying theme
    • begin to "nail down" how authors deliberately use literary techniques (such as irony) to develop literary elements (such as theme)
    • discuss the revenge-related Essential Questions.
HW Time

Class Preparation
--You are strongly advised to finish (if we do not do so in class today) your "'The Cask of Amontillado'--Application/Discussion Questions" and/or review your work prior to the middle of next week as preparation for an assessment that mirrors your work with this short story.
Take-Home Assessment/Writing
--Complete Article of the Week #5 as directed to turn in at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 2/14 (BDF) or Wednesday, 2/15 (ACE).  Come and see me during my "Office Hours" if you need assistance!
--Read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class. Your book must be finished by mid-March. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal?!