Monday, January 15

  • No School in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, January 16

  • vocab warm-up: Latin Roots I

      • truth in advertising: the quiz on these words will include spelling three words correctly.

    • STRING or STRICT: to bind or to draw tight (not a word; this is the first root)

    • 1. astringent
      • adj. – 1. shrinking the tissues and slowing the flow of blood by drawing together the blood vessels. 2. stern; austere
      • n. – 1. substance that shrinks tissues and slows blood flow 2. a harsh comment or argument
    • 2. constrict, v- draw together; bind

    • 3. restrict, v. – keep within limits; confine

    • 4. stricture, n. – 1. adverse criticism (literally, “tightening”); censure 2. a restriction on a person’s activities


    • Scarlet Letter essay!

      • theme statements

    • Essay notes

    • MLA citations
      • orange sheet from Ch. 10 drawing?
    • Figure out your thesis!

      • topic for paragraphs?

Wednesday, January 17

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 5. stringent, adj. – strict (literally, “binding tight); rigid; severe

  • VOR: eat greedily

  • 6. carnivore, n. – flesh-eating animal

  • 7. devour, v. – 1. eat greedily or ravenously. 2. seize upon and destroy

  • 8. herbivore, n. – plant-eating animal


  • sample essays

  • essay rubric

  • Work on essay!

    • Do you have a clear thesis?

Thursday, January 18

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 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


  • Link to info and Axe name survey


  • Finish that outline!

  • start a rough draft

    • a rough version of the whole essay needs to be complete on Tuesday, January 23

  • You can do it!

    • Go team! Go Axefolk!

Friday, January 19

  • 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

  • Keep writing!