2/15 – YGB and Self-Reliance

Quote Du Jour: “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Lit Circles with questions to YGB       young goodman brown analytical questions


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Discuss conformity

Read “Self-Reliance” and use listening chart   Self Reliance excerpt

self-reliance listening chart

HW: Self-Reliance Today
Bring a news story (on TV, the Internet or in newspapers) to class depicting someone.

2/14 – Present Prezi and Dead Poets Quotes

Happy Valentines Day!

Quote Du Jour: “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha

H. English III: 1st and 4tth blocks:
Present Prezi

Annotation handout Annotation and Practice

HW: Read and annotate Young Goodman Brown – use post-its if annotating my copies  Young Goodman Brown


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Create quote wall

Dead Poets Society video and quotes page Follow Up to Dead Poets

2/13 – Prezi and Dead Poets

Quote Du Jour: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

H. English III, 1st and 4th block:
Finish Prezi

Risk Survey – 4th block

HW: Sentence and Fragments due 2/19 NRI


Roundtable, 2nd block:
Finish Dead Poet’s Society

HW: Find a quote/maxim that explains your views/values in life and bring in a copy of the poem printed pretty

2/9 – Crucible Prezi and Dead Poets Poems

Quote Du Jour: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

H. English III: 1st and 2nd block:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.

Create Crucible Prezi  The Crucible Prezi for Honors


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Dead Poets poems and questions Handouts for Dead Poets

2/8 – Crucible and Quote Wall

Quote Du Jour: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  – Abraham Lincoln

H. English III: 1st and 4th block:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.

Finish movie and questions

HW: Research contemporary “witch hunts” in news articles – print 5 copes and bring in the articles


Roundtable: 2nd block:

Create quote wall – decorate outside classroom with quotes?

2/7 – Crucible and Values

Quote Du Jour: “It is absolutely fundamental that we learn that when difficult situations and feelings arise they are not obstacles to be avoided, but rather these very difficulties are, in fact, the path itself.” – Ezra Badya

H. English III: 1st and 4th block:

Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.

Watch The Crucible

The Crucible movie questions


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Finish values discussion
“No Man is An Island” poem and discussion – relate to personal life, county, and country
HW: Find a quote/maxim that represents your personal values

2/6 – Crucible and Values

Quote Du Jour: “I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.” -Albert Einstein

H. English III: 1st and 4th 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.

Finish Webquest

HW: Pre-reading for Crucible movie pre-viewing-worksheet for Crucible movie

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Value shuffle – 4 corners

Discussion of values

2/3 – Crucible Intro and Values Intro

H English III: 1st and 4th block:
Intro to Crucible powerpoint The Crucible, introduction

Begin webquest scav hunt for crucible
Roundtable: 2nd block:
Brainstorm values and actions – what do you value most? Create a list of those things.CONDUCTING A VALUES SHUFFLE

How do we prioritize? – reorder your list by priority

Discussion of values

“Famous” poem  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/47993

2/2 – Equiano and Wheatley – Finish Freedom Writers

H English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Finish discussing integrating quotes

Complete Equiano and Wheatley handout: Equiano vs Wheatley MC

Compare answers for handout


Roundtable: 2nd block:

Freedom Writers discussion
Miep Gies, the daughter of the family that sheltered Anne Frank is the ‘hero’ of one of the students. She says that all the kids are ‘heroes’. Define everyday heroism. How are you heroic?

What does Erin Gruwell mean when she tells Andre I see you? Why is this so powerful?
Describe how writing in journals helps transform the lives of the students. How does writing “free” the students from their pain?

Discussion questions:
? What practical responsibilities do you have?
? What moral responsibilities do you think you have?

Many of the characters in the film show ‘moral courage’ and do the right thing even when it will cost them something, such as Eva when she tells the court the truth, and Miep, who protected Anne Frank at risk to herself. What other situations can you think of where someone can show moral courage? Write down your ideas.
Introduce journaling – need a composition book that you will journal in every day (min. of 5 sentences). Journal about your thoughts, your life, reflect on your days. I will not read the journals unless asked to do so, But I will check them every week for a grade.