Monday, September 11

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • 9. covenant

    • n. - an agreement

    • v. - to agree, especially in a legal setting

  • 10. commission -

    • n. - an instruction given to a person or group of people; a group given a job.

    • v. - to give an order to create something special; to make something function

  • 11. articles, n. - 1) laws. 2) items or things

  • 12. profess, v. - to make a claim or affirm faith in something


  • Scarlet Letter reading schedule

  • notes on notes

  • finish literary movements notes

  • informal History of Christian church notes

  • time for Gov. Winthrop?

    • speech aboard the ship Arbella

Tuesday, September 12

  • Vocab warm-up:

  • Today include a picture of a Puritan with your sentences!

  • 13. enterprise, n. - a difficult project; a business

  • 14. dissemble, v. - to hide the truth, including your true feelings

  • 15. carnal, adj. - having to do with the body, rather than the spirit

  • 16. posterity, n. - the future; the speaker's future generations

  • 17. perjure, v. - to lie under oath or in an official setting


  • Reading quiz tomorrow: Ch. 1 - 5

  • Any questions about Ch. 1 - 3?
    • What was going on?
    • Why?
  • Look at pics of other Puritan discipline choices

  • Gov. Winthrop's speech on the Arbella

    • finish class read

    • analyze in groups

      • Question #4 is referring to the beginning of the speech


Wednesday, September 13

  • Let's have a vocab quiz next Tuesday!

    • Tuesday, September 19 - Winthrop vocab quiz

  • vocab warm-up:

  • 18. breach, n. - a break, in either a wall or a promise

  • 19. abridge, v. - to shorten, to take something out of

  • 20. superfluities, n. - unnecessary extras

  • 21. undertake, v. - to accept, as a job or task

  • 22. contiguous, adj. - next to, alongside of, touching, as two states on a map


  • Reading quiz: Ch. 1 - 5

  • discuss Ch. 4 & 5

  • Winthrop questions?

  • modern Winthrop references

  • Timeline & Lit Terms sheet

    • add dates to timeline

Thursday, September 14

  • Vocab quiz coming on Tuesday, September 19

  • Vocab warm-up:

    • Choose four Winthrop vocab words

    • Draw a picture showing Puritans
      • engaged in less traditional activities
      • illustrating your chosen words
    • Write a caption for your wonderful picture

      • using your chosen words, of course!
  • Discuss Ch. 6 & 7

    • Governor's ruff

    • black letter typeface

  • Notes on Hawthorne's Romanticism & Transcendentalism

  • Study questions for Ch. 8 & 9

    • Do while you're reading!

    • Tomorrow you can ask questions

    • Then we'll turn them in

Friday, September 15

  • Vocab warm-up:

    • On a small piece of paper

    • write a very short story

    • using four vocab words

  • PSAT Study Guide

    • test on Wednesday, Oct. 11

    • more info to follow

    • are there parts of this you would like to know more about?

  • Ch. 8 & 9 questions

    • any questions?

    • turn in!

  • Anne Bradstreet poetry

    • Go over "An Author to Her Book"

    • questions on two poems

    • work together