Monday, September 16

  • check out The Scarlet Letter!

  • vocab warm-up

    • 5. haughty, adj. - proud in a scornful way; arrogant
    • 6. visage, n. - face; facial features
    • 7. heterogeneous, adj. - of different origins, not of the same kind
    • 8. imperceptible, adj. - not easily noticed
  • Reading Schedule

  • Read aloud
    • Custom House

    • Chapter 1

    • is this a Puritan novel?

  • C-notes

  • Literary Movements notes

Tuesday, September 17

  • vocab

    • 9. sagacity, n. - wisdom; sound judgment

    • 10. effectual, adj. - likely to produce a desired result

    • 11. constrained, adj. - compelled, made to do something

    • 12. apprehension, n. - understanding; concern or fear

  • Reading quiz

  • Discuss Ch. 2 & 3
    • views of women

      • 1650 vs. 1850

    • What recognition?

  • finish notes?

    • p. 1 needs timelines

  • grammar notes

    • sentence fragments

  • Winthrop vocab

Wednesday, September 18

  • vocab


    13. amenable, adj. - agreeable, cooperative, responsive

  • 14. demeanor, n. - outward behavior

  • 15. lurid, adj. - ghostly, very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh effect

  • 16. inauspicious, adj. - unfavorable, unlucky

  • Reading quiz

  • Discuss Ch. 4 & 5

  • Winthrop vocab?

  • Read Winthrop's speech!

  • What does it mean?

Thursday, September 19

  • vocab


    17. venerable, adj. - worthy of respect because of age


  • 18. infer, v. - to derive as a conclusion from facts orpremises.

    • Ex.: We see smoke and infer fire.

  • 19. tremulous, adj. - quivering (same latin root as tremble)

  • 20. peremptory, adj. - final, absolute, decisive


  • Discuss Chapters 6 & 7
    • How real is Pearl?
    • What about the suit of armor?
  • Finish Winthrop speech / notes

  • grammar! Yay!



Friday, September 20

  • Vocab quiz on Wednesday, September 25

  • vocab warm-up:

    • Choose four of the vocab words.

    • Use them to write a sentence that would make Hawthorne proud.

  • Discuss Ch. 8 & 9

    • What do they think of Pearl?

    • What's up with Ch?

    • What does the community think of Ch?

    • Who is Mistress Hibbins?

      • what does she offer Hester?

  • Sentence fragment notes!


  • Sentence Fragments – Hacker, Ch. 19, p. 180

    Definition of a sentence -
    • To be a sentence, a word group must consist of at least one full independent clause.
    • An independent clause includes a subject and a verb, and it either stands alone or could stand alone.

    There are two ways to repair sentence fragments:
    • Pull the fragment into a nearby sentence.
    • Rewrite the fragment as a complete sentence.
    • Ex.: We had just sat down to dinner. When the cat leaped onto the table.

    Subordinate clauses -
    • A subordinate clause is patterned like a sentence, with both a subject and a verb, but it begins with a word that marks it as subordinate, such as because, before, or although.
    • Subordinate clauses function within sentences as adjectives, as adverbs, or as nouns.
    • Ex.: Although psychiatrist Peter Kramer expresses concerns about Prozac. Many other doctors believe that the benefits of antidepressants outweigh the risks.

    Attach fragmented word groups or lists
    • Parts of compound predicates -
      • A sentence consists of a subject and a verb, its complements, and modifiers. Because the parts of a compound predicate have the same subject they should appear in the same sentence.
      • Ex.: The woodpecker finch of the Galapagos Islands carefully selects a twig of a certain size and shape. And then uses this tool to pry out grubs from trees.
      • Lists – a list should follow a colon or dash, and a fragmented list can be connected with a term like: especially, such as, or namely.

    Exception!!! A fragment may be used for effect.
    • New! Improved taste!
    • Not again!
    • Especially my mother.
  • Hawthorne bio notes