Monday, September 11

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 9. bindle, n. – hobo’s travelling pack


    10. brusque, adj. – rough or abrupt in manner or speech


    11. plaintive, adj. – expressing sorrow


    12. apprehensive, adj. – uneasy or fearful about the future

  • Book Love Experiment

    • Get out your Book Love Experiment book

    • Note the page number when you start

    • Check the page number when we stop (12 minutes later)

    • Just read! (no headphones)

    • How many pages did you read?

  • Of Mice and Men - first few pages

    • what's going on?

    • Who have we got for characters?

  • Steinbeck notes

Tuesday, September 12

  • First reading quiz tomorrow

    • on Chapters 1 & 2

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • 13. complacent, adj. – self-satisfied; pleased.


    14. subside, v. – to become quiet, less active.


    15. reverent, adj. – deeply respectful


    16. disarm,v. –to win the affection of; to take away weapons

  • Book Love Experiment
    • you should have your reading log and your book
    • write down today's date and the page where you're starting this morning
    • read
    • write down ending page
    • not too bad!
  • Chapter One study questions

    • work together

    • help each other

    • any places where you're stuck?

    • each person turns in a sheet

      • due today

  • Steinbeck essay: "America and Americans"

    • This will take more than one day - we'll just get started today
      • due tomorrow at the end of class
    • Read, follow instructions, answer questions

    • Also help each other!

  • Turn in syllabus and First Day questionnaire today (if you haven't already)

  • Turn in Chapter One study questions today

    • Is your book at home? Turn them in tomorrow.

    • bring your book tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 13

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • 17. contemptuous, adj. – scornful

  • 18. juncture, n. – point of connection

  • 19. belligerent, adj. – showing a readiness to fight; n. – one of the sides in a war.

  • 20. pugnacious, adj. – eager and ready to fight.

  • Book Love Experiment

    • log starting page

    • read

    • log ending page

  • Reading quiz on Ch. 2

  • Finish working on Steinbeck "America and Americans" assignment

    • help each other!

Thursday, September 14

  • Vocab warm-up:

    • Pull out your vocab list, 1 - 20

    • Write a sentence or two about a mouse using four vocab words.

    • Illustrate your sentences!

  • Have you turned in your Chapter One study questions?

  • Book Love Experiment

    • read

    • log pages

  • Go over Steinbeck article and questions

    • So sorry about all the mistakes!

  • Chapter 3 study questions

    • Discuss with each other


Friday, September 15

  • vocab warm-up:

    • Write a short story (1-4 sentences) that uses four vocab words!

    • Book Love Experiment

      • read

      • log pages

  • Chapter 3 study questions

    • Discuss as a class

    • Turn in today!

  • Notes on characters

  • Questions on Chapter Four

    • answer while you're reading

    • discuss as a class

  • Strange Fruit - Billie Holliday

  • Mississippi - Nina Simone

  • Study Questions for Ch. 5

    • Do this weekend while you're reading!

    • Discuss on Monday

    • then turn in