Monday, February 5

  • finish Lit Crit analysis
    • one text on each side
    • four texts
    • two sheets of paper
    • turn in charts today!
  • Homework:

    • End of book questions
      • open book, open note
    • Due tomorrow!

  • tomorrow
    • small Socratic Seminars on Of Mice and Men

Tuesday, February 6

  • Grammar warm-up:
    • Run-ons 20-3
  • Small Group Discussion

    • Socratic Seminar format

  • Take notes on question sheet

    • How many different responses can you get within your group?

    • This sheet may get messy as you include lots of different answers

  • Turn in notes at end of class

Wednesday, February 7

  • vocab warm-up: Latin Roots II
  • TORT (TORS): twist

    1. torture – 1. n. – anguish of mind or body; 2. v. – to cause anguish of mind or body; to twist or wrench

    2. torturous, adj. – causing torture, painfully slow or difficult

    3. torque – 1. n. – the force used to cause something to rotate(Also a noun meaning a twisted band of precious metal worn by ancient Gauls and Britons); 2. v. – to rotate or twist

    4. tortuous, adj. – twisty, windy, and difficult; not straightforward.

  • start movie!

Thursday, February 8

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 5. contortionist, n. – person who can twist his or her body into odd postures.

  • 6. retort – 1. v. - reply quickly or sharply in kind(to “twist back “); 2. n. – a witty, cutting reply.


  • VICT (VINC): conquer, show conclusively

  • 7. convict - 1. v. – prove to be guilty; 2. n. – person serving a prison sentence.

  • 8. evict, v. – to expel by a legal process; to oust


  • Watch movie

    • notice focus pulling!


Friday, February 9

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 9. evince, v. – show clearly; disclose

  • 10. invincible, adj. – incapable of being conquered

  • 11. vanquish, v. – to over come in battle; to conquer

  • FRACT (FRAG): break

  • 12. fraction, n. – part of a whole

  • finish movie

  • book themes

    • What does Steinbeck say about loneliness?

    • What does Steinbeck say about friendship?


  • discuss differences

    • what about looking through lenses?

  • Does the movie change the message?

  • write on Monday!