Monday, January 8

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 13. abashed, adj. – to make ashamed or uneasy.

  • 14. evanescent, adj. – fleeting, likely to vanish, transitory.

  • 15. iniquity, n. – 1. gross immorality or injustice; wickedness. 2. A grossly immoral act; a sin.

  • 16. ignominy, n. – dishonor, infamy, disgrace.

  • Work on Symbol Posters!
    • We'll hang them up as you finish.
  • Ch. 20 work

    • today and tomorrow

    • work together

    • What really happened to Dimmesdale on his way out of the woods?

Tuesday, January 9

  • Vocab quiz Thursday, January 11!

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 17. pertain, v. – 1. To have reference; to relate to something else. 2. To be fitting or suitable.

  • 18. haughty, adj. – proud, in a scornful way; arrogant.

  • 19. visage, n. – face; facial features.

  • 20. heterogeneous, adj. – of a different kind, not the same.


  • Vocab quiz Thursday!

  • Grand Plan:

  • Wednesday: Socratic Seminar

    • bring your book!

  • Thursday: Vocab quiz, then end of book notes & discussion

  • Friday: Scarlet Letter test
    • closed book, closed note
    • multiple choice
    • Textual passages: who said it, situation, significance
    • symbol questions
    • know: plot, lit notes, author notes
  • Next Monday: start the essay!

  • Turn in:
    • Anne Bradstreet questions

      • any questions?

    • Ch. 13 & 14 q&a

      • any questions?

    • All work must be turned in by the end of the Scarlet Letter unit, after the essay
  • Posters!

    • 10 more minutes?

    • Gallery walk

      • take sticky notes to leave:
        • positive comments
        • literary questions
        • literary comments
      • Walk again to look at comments

        • chance to respond!
  • Ch. 20 work

    • work together

    • What really happened to Dimmesdale on his way out of the woods?

    • discuss

Wednesday, January 10

  • vocab warm-up:

    • On a small piece of paper

    • Choose 4 words from the vocab list

    • Draw one picture that illustrates those four words

    • Use labels or a caption to make the picture clear

    • Doesn't really need to make sense
      • Martians are fine
    • Use drawing hints from beginning of the term

  • Questions for Socratic Seminar

    • Write three higher level questions

      • not factually text-based

      • Questions you might have about the story
        • why did something happen?
      • Questions about what is driving the story

        • What is the author's intention?
        • Is something a possible theme?
      • Questions that connect to ideas outside the story

        • Do some aspects of this story seem to connect to modern life?

    • Take questions and book into the Socratic Seminar

      • 3 points for questions

      • 3 points for speaking 3 times

      • 3 points for writing a reaction to the exercise (tomorrow)

Thursday, January 11

  • Vocab quiz on Scarlet Letter vocab list - only 12 points!

  • End of book notes

  • Discussion

  • Book test tomorrow:

    • multiple choice plot questions

    • passages from the text: who said it, situation, significance

    • symbols and tensions

    • transcendentalism & romanticism

    • author's life

Friday, January 12

  • Scarlet Letter test

  • Have you turned in:

    • Anne Bradstreet questions

    • Ch. 13&14 Big Questions

    • Ch. 20 - Minister in a Maze questions