3/23 – MS ch 3-4 and 13RW intro

Quote Du Jour: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ? Eleanor Roosevelt

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
MS ch 3-4

HW: Read ch 5


Audio: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain/

PDF:  http://www.online-literature.com/twain/mysterious-stranger/

Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW Intro – article and posters  Thirteen Reasons Why Powerpoint[1][1]

 13 Reasons Why Intro Lesson Plan

Get novel

3/22 – MS and Bullying Projects

Quote Du Jour: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ? William W. Purkey

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Read MS ch 1-2

Audio link: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain/

Pdf Link:  http://www.online-literature.com/twain/mysterious-stranger/


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Present bullying projects

3/21 – Mysterious Stranger and Socratic Seminar

Quote Du Jour: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ? Bernard M. Baruch


H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Introduction to The Mysterious Stranger Mark Twain mysterious stranger intro ppt

Mysterious Stranger Group Discussion Questions


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Socratic Seminar on Coping Skills on Bullying

HW: Bullying Project Due tomorrow

3/20 – Lowest Animal and Slam Poetry

Quote Du Jour: “Be yourself; everyone is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

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

Vocab 4 handout  F16 English III Unit 4 Vocabulary


Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Analyze v examine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical) Examine, scrutinize, evaluate Ignore, neglect Jake analyzed the game and realized there were several hidden easter eggs.
Arcane adj secret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few people Mystic, esoteric, cryptic Common, evident, obvious Many fraternities have arcane practices about which only members know.
Attribute noun a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something Feature, facet, quirk commonality An attribute of a successful person is organization.
Coherent adj logical and well-organized : easy to understand; able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood Logical, lucid, articulate, organized Irrational, confused, disordered Many of his speeches do not seem to be coherent, and therefore I do not understand what he is trying to say.
Devoid adj entirely lacking or free from a usual, typical, or expected attribute Vacant, barren, vacuous Full, complete, abounding The madman was devoid of any scruples or conscience.
Diffuse verb spread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scattered Concentrated, condensed, compressed The scent of apples diffused throughout the orchard.

His work was written in a diffuse and inelegant style.

Hurtle v move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner Rush, dart, lunge Linger, dawdle, creep Late again, Joe hurtled through the halls to his classroom.
Incremental Adj increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions Gradual, cumulative, progressive Sudden, abrupt, meteoric The incremental collection of my Pokemon  has reached level 10 on Pokemon Go.
Inevitable adj incapable of being avoided or evaded Predestined, inexorable, inescapable Avoidable, preventable, unlikely The only thing in life that is inevitable is change.
Nostalgia n pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again Longing, reminiscence, wistfulness Unconcerned, apathetic, forward-looking Grandma often tells stories of her childhood when she is feeling nostalgia.
Reflect v think deeply or carefully about; embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way; Meditate, ponder, contemplate Ignore, disregard People who do not reflect on their mistakes are bound to repeat them.
Superlative adj of the highest quality or degree Excellent, sterling, consummate Inferior, mediocre, execrable The New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy.

Read and discuss “The Lowest Animal”  The Lowest Animal


Roundtable: 2nd block:

Work on Slam Poetry

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