3/10 – Poe and Reflections

Quote Du Jour: “In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.” ? Lao Tzu

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Vocab 3 quiz

Dickinson mini-quiz

Gothic Lit – Poe and Hawthorne assignment Poe-and-Hawthorne-socratic-seminar




The Minister’s Black Veil Full Text
HW: Read, annotate, and complete your lit roles for the two stories you chose.

Round table: 2nd block:
Last comments about this week – personal stories – coping?

Meet with community service group
HW: Research effective ways of coping with bullying

3/9 – Poetry Analysis and LGBT panel

Quote Du Jour: “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” — Thomas S. Monson


H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Dickinson poetry analysis – finish for HW

Literary analysis –

Academic formal writing

Use elevated, intelligent diction.

Use varied syntax

If you make a claim about a text, provide textual evidence that you cite and then explain how that evidence supports the claim.  Citations for poems: (l. 5)  (ll. 5-6)

Understand your purpose in writing.

Do not use slang, do not use first person pronouns, do not use second person pronouns.

Poem titles are in quotation marks – “Because I Could Not Stop for Death;” books are italicized – The Great Gatsby


Roundtable: 2nd block:
LGBT bullying and student panel