11/1 – Perks and Poetry Intro

Roundtable, 1st block:
Finish Perks Perks of Being A Wallflower Discussion Questions


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Write four sentences using the vocabulary words correctly.

Poetry Intro Poems

Analytical Questions
Which of these poems function rhetorically as an apology for poetry?
Explain the unique structure of “Some People Like Poetry,” carefully distinguishing between literal and figurative levels of meaning?
Explain how “Eating Poetry” contrasts two ways of enjoying poetry. Does Strand indicate a preference for one or the other?
What does O’Hara seem to be saying about the formation of a poet? What kinds of people do you think become poets?

10/31 – Perks and Unit 2 Intro

Happy Halloween!!!

Roundtable, 1st block:

Watch Perks of Being a Wallflower


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

Vocab 1 Handout  f16-english-iii-unit-1-vocabulary

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Adhere verb to attach firmly to something; to give support or maintain loyalty Cohere, stick, cling loosen I must adhere to my beliefs on how to treat others.
Apprehensive adj afraid that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen Anxious, uneasy, foreboding Calm, confident The student was apprehensive about her exam grade
Assess v to make a judgment about (something); to require someone to pay a particular amount of money Judge, estimate, valuate Neglect, ignore, guess The inspector had to assess the damage to the house.
Bear v to assume or accept (something, such as cost or responsibility); to hold, carry, or support; to give as testimony Tolerate, Convey, testify Evade, refuse, drop I must bear the full weight of my responsibilities as I bear testimony at court.
Determine v to officially decide (something) especially because of evidence or facts; to learn or find out (something) by getting information; ascertain or establish exactly, typically as a result of research or calculation Resolve, figure Repress, overlook Jane looked over her options in order to determine the best choice for her future.
Facilitate v to help (something) run more smoothly and effectively Ease, expedite, assist Block, hinder, obstruct The teacher facilitated the discussion of the novel.
Infer v to form (an opinion) from evidence : to reach (a conclusion) based on known facts; to hint or suggest (something) Guess, speculate, intuit Disbelieve, misunderstand Larry inferred the right answer based on the context of the sentence.
Latent Adj present and capable of emerging or developing but not now visible, obvious, active, or symptomatic Inherent, underlying, hidden Active, apparent, obvious Mom’s latent tendency to sarcasm later became apparent as I reached my teen years.
Precede v to happen, go, or come before (something or someone); to surpass in rank, dignity, or importance Preface, predate, outrank Follow, finish, obey His date preceded him out of the car.  

The general precedes the army private.

Pensive adj suggestive of sad thoughtfulness Dreamy, wistful, solemn Ignorant, carefree, exuberant The senior was pensive as graduation came closer and the future was unclear.
Residual adj remaining after a process has been completed or something has been removed; an internal aftereffect of experience or activity that influences later behavior Remnant, remainder, leftover Disappeared, finished, departed She’s still dealing with the residual effects of the accident.
Static adj showing little or no change, action, or progress;  standing or fixed in one place Immobile, unchanging, inert Changeable, active, alert Mrs. Conover called the character static because he never changed or grew.

Unit 2 Pre-test

What is poetry? discussion

10/24 – Presentations and Crucible

Roundtable, 1st block:

Spoken Word poem (3)

Teen Issues presentations (2)

HW: Questions/quotes for socratic seminar
Final activity – Find 13 different quotes that “speak to you” from the novel. The quotes should provide an insight into how to lead your life. Create a quote page based on thirteen favorite quotations from the book.
English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

Finish Anchoring Activity

HW: Crucible Test tomorrow