Monday, September 30

  • vocab warm-up:Levels of questions

    • 9. omnivore, n. – person or animal that eats everything (both animals and plants)
    • 10. voracious, adj. – 1. greedy in eating. 2. insatiable, as a voracious appetite.
    • CIDE: killing, killer
    • 11. genocide, n. – deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
    • 12. herbicide, n. – substance that kills plants

  • Lit terms

  • Discuss Anne Bradstreet in groups

  • Write an Anne Bradstreet paragraph

    • What is the poet's message?

    • How does she make her point?

    • Topic sentence!

    • Support for that topic sentence.

  • homework:

    • finish The Scarlet Letter

    • What is Hawthorne's message?

    • on a card:

      • write your name and period

      • write three higher level questions about the book

  • Tomorrow: Socratic Seminar

Tuesday, October 1

  • Socratic Seminar on the end of the Scarlet Letter



Wednesday, October 2

  • vocab warm-up

    • 13. homicide, n. – killing of one human by another

    • 14. insecticide, n. – substance that kills insects

    • 15. pesticide, n. – substance that kills rats, insects, etc.

    • 16. suicide, n. – act of killing (or killer of) oneself

  • Great discussion yesterday!

  • Other points you might want to consider

    • Anne Bradstreet's poem - she's a Puritan

    • Nathaniel Hawthorne - he's not

    • other tensions in the book

    • (possibly with a pencil and paper out, just in case)

  • Hawthorne bio notes
  • How do his life and ideas relate to the book?

    • use the margins

    • write a conclusion

    • turn in tomorrow after The Test!

  • Test tomorrow on The Scarlet Letter


Thursday, October 3

  • test on The Scarlet Letter

Friday, October 4

  • vocab warm-up (yes, write sentences or a picture with a caption)

  • VIV: live, alive

    1. convivial, adj. – fond of eating and drinking with friends; jovial; hospitable

    2. revive, v. – bring back to life; restore

    3. survive, v. – outlive; remain alive after

    4. vivacious, adj. – lively in temper or conduct

  • How was the SL test? Ready for an essay?

  • About the Bradstreet paragraphs

  • Structure

  • Citations

    • Confusion? Use the Purdue OWL!