It has been a pleasure working with you all these past 8 weeks! I can't believe my time here has finally come to an end. I am truly going to miss you all. Good luck with the rest of high school.
Remember, let no one doubt or belittle you because you have the ability to achieve great things.
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."
Today, we took a mini-quiz on the introduction and Act 1. Then, we identified characteristics of 4 major characters we have read about so far: Reverend Parris, Abigail, Mrs. Putnam, and John Proctor.
minister of town
superstitious that people are out to get him
jealous of Goody Proctor
temptress to John Proctor
superstitious of witchcraft
regretful of the affair he had with Abigail
overall, a good man
Homework: Read pgs. 26-36. Weebly assignment is also due midnight o
Today, we split into roles and began reading Act 1 of "The Crucible." There are many characters to keep track of in this opening act, so tomorrow we'll work on sorting them out!
Homework: Read to the bottom of p.26 and complete Act 1 questions #1-6 in your packets. There will be a quiz tomorrow, and a few questions are taken directly from the Act 1 questions in your packet! *gasp*
Have a great night!
P.S. Don't forget your item to bring on Thursday!
These articles will give you further knowledge of the time of The Crucible. Please choose 1 of the 2 articles and write a 1 paragraph summary of the article. Then, submit your summary by commenting on this post! It's so simple!
Due: Friday, October 28th by midnight.
Living Among the Mohawks:
The Price of Adultery in Puritan Massachusetts:
These articles can also be found in your packet!
Today, we played the Penny Game! What we learned was that Communism on paper looks MUCH better than Communism in practice. Oftentimes, all of the common people lose their funding to the corrupt, upper-class. Yes, the lower classes need less fancy expenses and more basic human needs, such as clothing, food, and shelter. And yes, the enforcers and overseers need all of this plus equipment to do their job, however, people get greedy! Keep these basic Communist ideals in mind as we go into next week and begin reading The Crucible.
Have a fantastic weekend!
You took your test today! Yay! If you missed this, please make it up tomorrow! I am free 1st, 5th, 7th, 8th, maybe 9th, and like always you can stay 10th.
Revised annotated bibliographies are due tomorrow!
Today, we reviewed for the test by playing Bingo. The list of terms that I put up will all be on the test, so please study those terms and their definitions, be able to match author to their title, modernism vs. naturalism characteristics, and have a good understanding of the short stories that we read.
Annotated Bibliography revision- Friday
Short Story Introduction revision- Tuesday
Today, we finished reading "Daughter of Invention" by Julia Alvarez. You all handed in graphic organizers that further your understanding of the conflict in the story between Cukita and her father.
A theme we talked about is that independence often comes with a price! In the case of the story, Cukita ends up writing another version of her speech to appease her father. However, her speech is probably more appropriate for an assembly instead of quoting Walt Whitman and overthrowing the school (especially the nuns at her school!). Cukita wants to embrace her independence and freedom of speech in America, however, we all kind of have to be appropriate, respectful, and thoughtful of others before we say something.
Be sure to study for your test on Thursday! Your annotated bibliographies are due Friday if you wish to revise (I strongly encourage it!).
Today, you received your annotated bibliographies. Some of you did a great job! For anyone, you are encouraged to revise these! They are due Friday.
Also, you need to get your Bell-ringers and show them to me for a homework grade. If you do not, it is a 0, so please do that!
We read "Daughter of Invention" in class. Tomorrow, we will finish the story and discuss the story's conflicts and themes.
START STUDYING FOR YOUR TEST ON THURSDAY!
Today, we discussed Walt Whitman and the idea of democracy. American ideals such as democracy pervade throughout his poetry. He talks about the common man in a universal style. The "I" in his poetry is not an individual "I," but a collective "I." Every American united as one (YAY!).
His poetry is SO inspirational, that the main character of "Daughter of Invention" becomes inspired by his poetry. We will read this story in class on Monday.
I will be grading your short story introductions over the weekend. Also, your annotated bibliographies are graded and you will be receiving them on Monday so you can revise them for a better grade!
Have a great weekend,