10/19 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda

10/19 Sneeze

Review! What kind of irony is it? Identify the type of irony demonstrated by each of the four statements below, and explain why it is that type of irony.  Write in COMPLETE sentences.  You may look back at your notes.

  1. An ambulance comes to a woman’s house to take her to the hospital, hopefully to save her life. On the way to the hospital the ambulance is hit by a semi-truck and everyone on board the ambulance is killed.
  2. You work all afternoon cooking a fancy dinner for your boyfriend. When he takes his first bite, he spits it out into his napkin without you seeing and says to you, “Oh Sweetie, this is wonderful!”
  3. In your history book, you read about a young man in the Revolutionary War who kills a British soldier. That soldier who was killed turns out to be his favorite cousin.
  4. In the children’s story “Little Red Riding Hood” we know that the wolf has eaten the grandmother, but Little Red Riding Hood does not know that.

After, we got into groups from the previous day and used Padlet to answer the analysis questions from the day before.

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.

10/13 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.

10/5, 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.

10/4 English 1 & 9RCP

10/4 Sneeze: 

If you could live inside any video game, television show, movie, or book, which would you choose and why?


  • a repetition of similar sounding words occurring at the end of lines in poems or songs
  • a tool utilizing repeating patterns that brings rhythm or musicality in poems which differentiate them from prose which is plain


the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

Assonance: The repetition of vowel sounds in words that are close together.

word assonance has assonance
because the two “a”s make the same sound. Why Writers Use it: Connecting vowel sounds creates internal rhyme. It makes the words flow together, and can help make phrases more memorable.

Consonance refers to repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase.

10/03 English 1 & English 9RCP

Today I reviewed the suspicious circumstances of Edgar Allan Poe’s death.  We spoke about all of the different causes of death attributed to Poe, and why that might be.  After, I showed the class some funny and serious obituaries online.

Finally, I asked them to write an obituary outlining some of the highlights of Poe’s life, and then make up or choose a way Poe died.  The assignment was due at the end of class.