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English 9

Daily Vocab: Lit Terms beginning p. 1019

  1. Foreshadowing
  2. Dialogue
  3. Inversion
  4. Aside
  5. Soliloquy
  6. Foil
  7. Allusion
  8. Prose – spoken or written language that is NOT poetry

Final Book Discussion – Turn in your theme paragraph.

Finish reading Part I of Homer’s Odyssey!

IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PARAGRAPHS FOR TRANSFORMING SOURCE MATERIALS, GET THEM IN THIS WEEKEND IF YOU WANT FEEDBACK BEFORE THE ASSESSMENT ON TUESDAY!

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Honors English

Daily Vocab: Lit Terms beginning p. 1019

  1. Foreshadowing
  2. Dialogue
  3. Inversion
  4. Aside
  5. Soliloquy
  6. Foil
  7. Allusion
  8. Prose – spoken or written language that is NOT poetry

Final Book Discussion – Turn in your theme paragraph.

Finish reading Part I of Homer’s Odyssey!

IF YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN YOUR TWO PRACTICE PARAGRAPHS FOR TRANSFORMING SOURCE MATERIALS, GET THEM IN THIS WEEKEND IF YOU WANT FEEDBACK BEFORE THE ASSESSMENT ON TUESDAY!

English 9

Poetry Thursday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today’s Vocabulary: Use Lit Book p. 783 to find these definitions.

  1. Point of View
  2. Exposition
  3. Conflict
  4. Rising Action
  5. Turning Point in drama
  6. Climax in Drama
  7. Denouement or Resolution

Read the Odyssey, pp. 673-681 and take notes on your big “Hero Quest” paper: What is Teiresias’s prophecy? What does Circe warn Odysseus about? What is the distraction of the Sirens? Why do you think Odysseus warns his men in advance about Scylla and Charybdis but not about Helios the Sun god’s cattle?

Tomorrow is our Final Book Discussion. Come prepared with your theme paragraph! Final Group Book Discussion 2016

Honors English

Poetry Thursday: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Today’s Vocabulary: Use Lit Book p. 783 to find these definitions.

  1. Point of View
  2. Exposition
  3. Conflict
  4. Rising Action
  5. Turning Point in drama
  6. Climax in Drama
  7. Denouement or Resolution

Read the Odyssey, pp. 673-681 and take notes on your big “Hero Quest” paper: What is Teiresias’s prophecy? What does Circe warn Odysseus about? What is the distraction of the Sirens? Why do you think Odysseus warns his men in advance about Scylla and Charybdis but not about Helios the Sun god’s cattle?

Tomorrow is our Final Book Discussion. Come prepared with your theme paragraph! Final Group Book Discussion 2016

English 9

Daily Vocab: Use your literature book “Handbook of Literary Terms” pp. 1019-1031 and/or pp752-754; 783 to find the definitions of the following Drama and Literary Terms:

  1. Comedy – Lit Terms HB
  2. Comic Relief – Lit Terms HB
  3. Tragedy – Lit Terms HB
  4. Tragic Flaw – 752
  5. Tragic Hero – 752

You should have your notes from Monday on Homer’s Odyssey version of the Cyclops (pp. 660-670), the poem “The Cyclops in the Ocean” (p. 672) The Cyclops in the Ocean Questions, and the History Channel Documentary Parts I and II A Documentary of the Cyclops Questions. Use this framework Cyclops Framework Blog to write a paragraph comparing Homer’s version of the Cyclops to ONE of the other two mediums. Remember to use evidence and cite line numbers if using Homer’s Odyssey or the poem. Turn in immediately!

 Read your book and take notes on theme; bring your book tomorrow.

Final Book Discussion will be Friday, 03/18.

Honors English

Daily Vocab: Use your literature book “Handbook of Literary Terms” pp. 1019-1031 and/or pp752-754; 783 to find the definitions of the following Drama and Literary Terms:

  1. Comedy – Lit Terms HB
  2. Comic Relief – Lit Terms HB
  3. Tragedy – Lit Terms HB
  4. Tragic Flaw – 752
  5. Tragic Hero – 752

You should have your notes from Monday on Homer’s Odyssey version of the Cyclops (pp. 660-670), the poem “The Cyclops in the Ocean” (p. 672) The Cyclops in the Ocean Questions, and the History Channel Documentary Parts I and II A Documentary of the Cyclops Questions. Use this framework Cyclops Framework Blog to write a paragraph comparing Homer’s version of the Cyclops to ONE of the other two mediums. Remember to use evidence and cite line numbers if using Homer’s Odyssey or the poem. Turn in immediately!

 Read your book and take notes on theme; bring your book tomorrow.

Final Book Discussion will be Friday, 03/18.

 

English 9

The new vocabulary unit includes literary and drama terms. There are 40 words altogether; here are today’s words:

  1. Drama – a story that is written to be acted for an audience
  2. Dramatic Irony – when the audience knows something the characters do not
  3. Playwright – it’s self-explanatory
  4. Thespian – actor
  5. Act – largest division of a play
  6. Scene – smallest division of a play

Finish reading Homer’s Odyssey and complete your chart for the story. Read “Cyclops in the Ocean” by Nikki Giovanni and answer these questions: The Cyclops in the Ocean Questions

Watch The Cyclops Documentary Part I and Part II and answer these questions: A Documentary of the Cyclops Questions

No Friday Writing this week. Answer the questions for the poem and documentary as homework if not finished in class.

NO SCHOOL FOR YOU TOMORROW!

BRING YOUR BOOK TO CLASS WEDNESDAY!!!