9/13 English 1 Agenda


In a Venn diagram, compare General Zaroff and Rainsford.  What qualities, experiences, hobbies, etc do they share, and what are their differences?

While reading search for Irony.  When done, find three examples of irony, for each type of irony, in “The Most Dangerous Game.”  Continue working on this tomorrow.

9/12 English 1 & English 9RCP

No sneeze today, but you ABSOLUTELY need to have your journals out to take Cornell notes in!

What did you just ask me to do Ms. Navarro? What are Cornell notes and how do I use them?

Use your new found Cornell skills to take notes on the following:

  • Situational Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of situational irony and explains why coincidence is not irony.
  • Verbal Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of verbal irony and discusses the differences among verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments.
  • Dramatic Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of dramatic irony and discusses dramatic irony as a storytelling device.

Complete Irony worksheet for credit, due at the end of class.  If you missed class, see me for the worksheet.


9/8 English 1 Agenda



When you first meet Rainsford in The Most Dangerous Game, what is your impression of him.  (What do you think of him).  You may use your books to look back at the text.

Character Chart in groups, then as a class

Read “The Most Dangerous Game” in small groups

9/7 English 1 Agenda


What constitutes a valuable life? Why? Where do you get your beliefs about this from? (If you don’t believe that all lives are valuable, give examples of types of lives that are not valuable and explain why they’re not. If you believe that all lives are valuable, explain why even serial murderers’ lives and terrorists’ lives are valuable.)

Begin reading “The Most Dangerous Game” as a class.

Define more vocabulary as we go.

We stopped reading on page 45, right after the paragraph that says, “my clothes will fit you I think.”

9/6 English 1 & English 9RCP Agenda

Sneeze: If the task seems impossible, is it worth working for?

Vocabulary jigsaw!

In groups of four, look up the definition of the words assigned to you.  Write down the words and definitions in your composition books, and then write a sentence using your new word.  Be prepared to share your answers.

Full vocabulary list is in yesterday’s agenda, below.

9/5 9RCP & English 1 Agenda

Bring your textbook to class!!

9/5 Sneeze (10 minutes)

True or False?  Why do you feel that way? Write down your well thought out reasons for why each option is true or false, in complete sentences.

  • ___ Hunting is a sport.
  • ___ Animals have no feelings.
  • ___ Hunting is evil.
  • ___ Hunting is unfair.
  • ___ Animals have emotions.
  • ___ Strength is more important than
  • ___ Bringing a gun to a knife fight is fair.

Share in groups.

Discuss as a class.

Vocabulary jigsaw!

In groups of four, look up the definition of the words assigned to you.  Write down the words and definitions in your composition books, and then write a sentence using your new word.  Be prepared to share your answers.

  1. dread
  2. dank
  3. palpable
  4. cannibal
  5. tangible
  6. mystify
  7. recede
  8. doggedly
  9. extremity
  10. vitality
  11. flounder
  12. lacerate
  13. bleak
  14. palatial
  15. chateau
  16. bluff
  17. menacing
  18. cultivated
  19. aristocrat
  20. medieval
  21. feudal
  22. refectory
  23. ardent
  24. cavalry
  25. debacle
  26. imprudent
  27. surmount
  28. bewilderment
  29. grisly
  30. Puritan
  31. scruples
  32. barbarous
  33. elude
  34. invariably
  35. braggart
  36. grotesque
  37. stealthy
  38. sallow
  39. solicitous
  40. ennui
  41. thicket
  42. venerable
  43. futile
  44. intricate
  45. zealous
  46. apprehensive
  47. tapestry
  48. pungent
  49. uncanny
  50. precariously
  51. protruding
  52. placid
  53. cower



8/31 and 9/1 English 1 & English 9RCP Agenda

Due Tues:

Index card with your personal memoir on it


Signed Syllabus!


6-Word Memoir (An evidence-based narrative)

Like Ernest Hemingway, you have the challenge of writing your 6-word memoir. If today were the last day of life, and you could only tell your life’s story in 6 words, what would you say? Or if you could only impart one piece of wisdom to the world, what would you say?

1.   Choose your six-word memoir

Example: Certain all hope was lost. Survived!

                                             –John Smith

2.   Write a narrative piece describing the story behind your six word memoir. By the end of the narrative, I should know what led you to want to impart this piece of wisdom on the world.

3.   Use your six words as the title to your narrative. Is your heading on your story?

4.   Find a picture of yourself, draw, cut out from magazines, or select an image to represent your memoir, and paste on a notecard that I will provide for you.

 5.  Paste your memoir and name on top of the picture in an appropriate location.

 6.  Turn in your 6-word memoir in tomorrow at the end of class, and be ready to share your choice.


Examples of a six word memoir at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW8hOX6QcLk

Welcome to a new year!

Hello Yellow Jackets of all ages, grades, and subject matter.  I want to welcome you to a new, exciting year!  For those of you returning for another year, welcome back.  For those of you who are new to OHS, I share that experience and adventure with you!

I am looking forward to getting to know all of you throughout the year.  When you have questions, concerns, or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me by stopping in to say hello, or dropping a friendly email.

Let’s start reading between the lines!

Ms. Navarro