Monday, October 16

  • vocab warm-up: Latin Roots I

  • STRING or STRICT: to bind or to draw tight

  • 1. astringent, adj. – 1. shrinking the tissues and slowing the flow of blood by drawing together the blood vessels. 2. stern; austere
    • astringent, 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




  • Print out your essay!
  • Turn in your essay!

    • Rubric on top

    • then finished essay

    • then outline

  • Visual Challenge assignment

    • two days in class

    • due next Monday!

  • return The Scarlet Letter!

Tuesday, October 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


  • tomorrow: Bring ID to check out Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

  • have you returned the Scarlet Letter?

  • finish your Visual Challenge

    • other collage materials discovered in the cupboard!

Wednesday, October 18

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • Write surprising sentences about Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillingworth using these words

  • 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


  • Check out Of Mice and Men

    • p. 3 - 11:12

    • p. 4 - 1:08

    • p. 5 - 2:15

    • return Scarlet Letter!

  • End of the Scarlet Letter!

    • commentary - What killed Dimmesdale?

    • poetry . . .

    • movie

Thursday, October 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

  • Steinbeck notes

  • OM&M originally a play in Steinbeck's mind
    • keep that in mind as you read it
  • HW tonight: Read Ch. 1

  • Grammar work: run-ons

Friday, October 20

  • vocab warm-up:

  • VIV: live, alive

  • 17. convivial, adj. – fond of eating and drinking with friends; jovial; hospitable

  • 18. revive, v. – bring back to life; restore

  • 19. survive, v. – outlive; remain alive after
  • 20. vivacious, adj. – lively in temper or conduct

  • Grammar work - 19 - 1

  • Of Mice and Men
    • Use a pencil to write in chapter numbers if they're not there in your book
    • exposition - How the author chooses to introduce background information about setting, characters, events, etc.

      • considering the definition of naturalism, what do you see in Chapter One?

    • Characterization -
      • how are they different?

    • Let's have a Chapter 1 & 2 reading quiz on Monday!

  • Conference on Little Miss Muffett

  • Analyze a nursery rhyme from an unexpected perspective

    • one or two paragraphs

    • due Tuesday, October 24