Monday, January 1

  • Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 2

  • No school for students!

Wednesday, January 3

  • We're back!

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • Scarlet Letter vocab list:

    1. edifice, n. – building, esp. a large, imposing one

    2. ponderous, adj. – very heavy, massive.

    3. sepulcher, n. – tomb; structure over a grave.

    4. feign, v. – to pretend, to fake.

  • Anne Bradstreet
    • "The Author to Her Book"
  • Study Questions Ch. 13 & 14

    • work together

    • Question #2 - natural world referring to ocean
      • portent - a sign of something to come

    • Due beginning of class Friday, January 5

  • Turn in your Chapter 10 picture!

    • with correct MLA citation

Thursday, January 4

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 5. inauspicious, adj. – ill-omened, unfavorable.

  • 6. physiognomy, n. - the face or countenance, especially when considered as an index to the character: a fierce physiognomy.

  • 7. petrified, adj. – to be changed into stone over time; to be so frightened as to be unable to move or think.

  • 8. augur, v. – to predict; to forecast the future.


  • Open book picture quiz on Ch. 12


  • Integrity vs. Hypocrisy - notes

    • So - what about all these characters?

      • What is driving each of them?

      • How do we know?


  • Questions on Anne Bradstreet poems.

    • vocab for 2nd poem

    • work together

Friday, January 5

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 9. scourge, v. – to whip or beat. n. – a whip, or a source of widespread affliction, such as famine or war.

  • 10. vagrant, n. – one who wanders; one who has no home.

  • 11. venerable, adj. – worthy of respect; old and respectable.

  • 12. grisly, adj. – gruesome; inspiring repugnance.

  • If you weren't here Tuesday, get Ch. 13 Big Questions

  • Romanticism and Transcendentalism definition review

  • symbols poster