10/17 & 10/18 English 2 Agendas


Sneeze – Why does Clarisse get viewed as not social?  Do you think this holds true in our society or for you?

Reading Quiz

Watch interview with Ray Bradbury


Work on vocabulary


Sneeze – What is the significance of the dandelion?

Reading Quiz

Read up to page 48; work on vocabulary; work on conflicts chart

10/17 & 10/18 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas

Homework: plot diagram and completed reading analysis questions due TOMORROW 10/19 – 10 points

10/18/17 Sneeze

In “The Cask of Amontillado” Montresor drinks to the “long life” of Fortunato.  Why is this moment significant or interesting, and why?

Reading Quiz

Reading Analysis Questions in Groups – if you need the questions, please see me


Redress = Remedy

An unreliable narrator is a character whose telling of the story is not completely accurate or credible due to problems with the character’s mental state or maturity

A reliable narrator is one who is accurate and impartial

Foreshadowing refers to the use of indicative word or phrases and hints that set the stage for a story to unfold and give the reader a hint of something that is going to happen without revealing the story or spoiling the suspense. Foreshadowing is used to suggest an upcoming outcome to the story.


Sneeze: Write a letter to your younger self telling you about something you learned, a funny story, or just something you want younger you to know.  One page.

Read the rest of EAP’s short story “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Watch the video that corresponds with the short story.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TF_sMg5pKI

Plot line diagram.

10/2 English 2 Agenda


Clarisse sometimes  stays out all night walking around until the sun comes up. What is the latest you’ve stayed up at night and what was that like?

Vocabulary quiz #1.  If you missed the quiz, you must make it up.

Work on characterization and conflicts in packet.

10/13 English 9RCP & English 1 Agenda


Creative writing: write me a short half page story that includes the following sentence:

And that was the moment that I learned to fear the silence.

In your textbooks, we dissected each part of “The Bells” by EAP, by listening to parts I, II, III, and IV separately.  After we listened to one part, we answered the following questions:

(1) What does this stanza of the poem mean or signify?
(2) What did you find interesting?
(3) What did you find confusing?

Then we would listen to the second part, answer the above questions, and so on until the end of the poem.

After, the the class got into pairs and answered the following questions in discussion:

(1) Regarding the meaning of the stanzas, do you agree or disagree with your partner?
(2) What is the story line (plot, or what happened)?
(3) What did the both of you find most interesting in the poem?
(4) What did the both of you find most confusing about the poem?

Then we discussed as a class.

10/10 & 10/12 English 1 Class Agendas

10/10/17 Sneeze

Compile a list of words that describe you as a child.  Compile a second list that describes you as you are now.  How are these lists the same?  How are they different?

“Annabel Lee”

Read the poem silently and put a box around the words you do not understand

Context clues

Comprehension Questions

  1. Where does this poem take place?
  2. Who are the characters in this poem?
  3. When in the poem do the main events take place?
  4. What happens in this poem?

Read poem aloud and look for the rhymes – underline them

Circle any words or phrases that are repeated through the poem

10/12 Sneeze

We associate memories with our senses.  What sound, smell, sight, or taste evokes a memory of your and what is it?

We listened to sounds of different bells and talked about what we associate them with.  After, we listened to and followed along to the recording of “The Bells” by Poe.  We dissected vocabulary and talked about mood.

10/10 & 10/12 English 2 Agendas

These two days were dedicated to getting to know the 1950’s civil rights movement and reading the first twenty pages of Fahrenheit 451.  We then worked on the vocabulary.

Tomorrow you must be ready for a vocabulary quiz for your first thirty words, and prepared to turn in your notebooks!

Sneeze 10/12: Clarisse shakes up Guy’s entire world by asking him, “Are you happy?”  Now you must answer the question and tell me why in a half page or more.

Here is the 1950’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S64zRnnn4Po

10/5, 10/6, & 10/9 Drama Agenda

We are working on our silent movies!

3-6 minutes each

One prop only – a chair

Costuming is an awesome idea!

Music is optional

NO dialogue written or spoken

You will need four conflicts, and an outline!

10/5, 10/6, & 10/9 English 1 Agenda


Khan set-up in CCC

10/6 and 10/9

Please answer the following questions. Each answer should be ONLY one sentence.  Use “Annabel Lee” by Poe on page 198 of your textbooks.

  1. Write a sentence that tells something about the setting (time and place) in your reading. Please include the title and the author’s first and last name.
  2. Write a sentence that identifies a conflict in the reading, which includes the author’s last name (man v. himself; man v. man; man v. machine; man v. nature).
  3. Tell something important about the main character by quoting a phrase from the story and incorporating it into your sentence.
  4. Explain the behavior of the main character in a sentence of your own. Use a colon (:) to attach a quote to your statement to support your claim.
  5. Tell something about another character’s actions.
  6. Explain how the other character feels about the main character.
  7. Tell something about the conclusion of the story.