Monday, January 8

  • vocab warm-up:

  • HOMO: alike


    HETERO: different

  • 13. homonym, n. – word that sounds like another but differs in meaning and spelling. Ex: deer and dear

  • 14. heterodox, adj. – contrary to some acknowledged standard

HYPER: over, above, beyond the ordinary

HYPO: under, beneath, less than the ordinary

  • 15. hypoglycemia, n. – abnormally low level of sugar in the blood

  • 16. hypertension, n. – abnormally high blood pressure



  • p. 5 - innocence vs. opposites?

  • Work on symbols posters
    • for each symbol include

      • EITHER:
        • your group's solid interpretation of a symbol - written on the poster
      • OR

        • your group's tentative interpretation of the symbol on a sticky note on the poster

        • or different interpretations on sticky notes on the poster

    • Hang them up as you finish

  • Catcher Big Questions - p. 2

    • today and tomorrow

Tuesday, January 9

  • Vocab quiz Friday, January 12

  • vocab warm-up: (only 3 words today, 3 more tomorrow)

  • 17. hyperbole, n. – extravagant exaggeration of statement

  • 18. hypodermic, adj. – injected under the skin

  • 19. hypothesis, n. – theory or supposition assumed as a basis for reasoning (something “placed under”)

  • Vocab quiz on Friday, January 12

  • 15 more minutes for posters?

  • Big Questions - Page One

    • any questions?

    • turn in!

  • poster gallery walk

    • Do these help you understand any of the symbols?

    • Comment color sticky notes for
      • positive comments
      • literary questions
      • literary comments
  • Work on Big Questions - Page Two

  • notes and discussion about symbols

    • end of book?

  • Catcher test Thursday
    • Multiple choice plot questions

    • Passages from the text
      • explain significance
    • Symbol explanation

    • Author's life

Wednesday, January 10

  • vocab warm-up:

  • ENDO: within


    EXO: out of; outside (same as ECTO)

  • 20. endocrine, adj. – secreting internally, as a gland

  • 21. exoskeleton, n. – hard protective structure outside the body, as the shell of a crab

  • 22. exotic, adj. – 1. introduced from a foreign country. 2. excitingly strange


  • notes and discussion about the end of the book

Thursday, January 11

  • Catcher test

  • quick write on e.e. cummings note

    • one or two paragraphs

Friday, January 12

  • Greek Roots III vocab quiz

  • Have you turned in:

    • Catcher Big Questions - Page One

    • Catcher Big Questions - Page Two

    • Write Like Holden!

  • Technology and sports: Instant Replay commentary

    • near the end he says, " As with so many aspects of life, technology has promised . . ."

    • pay attention

    • do you agree?

  • New article!

    • "Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays"

      • Come up with your own system to track:

        • data

        • opinions/analysis

      • You also have valid opinions and can provide analysis!

  • Remember the Mammoth Reading Packet?

  • Read more articles in class today

    • take notes in the margins

  • Homework:

    • Keep reading MORE articles and take notes in the margins