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

Friday, October 20