9/6 – Beowulf & Bias

Eng IV: 1st block
Read Beowulf Set IV-VI – Work on graphic organizers and answer questions in pairs.


Eng III: 2nd and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Read articles that show bias and find the bias Bias articles

HW: Find articles that show bias and bring in/email link to teacher – write a paragraph that expaian the bias you found in the article – link and paragraph due tomorrow


9/5 – Beowulf and Rowlandson

Eng IV: Block 1:
How to Answer a Lit Question
Read Beowulf section I- III Beowulf Part I Text
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ_N3XH3ntI

Complete Epic Hero graphic organizer and Reading questions in pairs



Eng III: Block 2 and 4:
How to Answer a Lit Question

How to Answer a Literature Question.

1. Answer the question in a complete sentence – using the
question as part of the answer.
Ex. What is the importance of symbolism in The Crane?
Answer: The importance of symbolism in The Crane is…..

2. After your sentence, use a quote [a quote is ANY sentence
written in the text, NOT just dialogue] from the text to prove your
answer. Use quotation marks around the quote and at the end put
the author’s name and the page number in parentheses.
Ex. “The sun was my heart and blazed with indignation” (Jones

3. After the quote, write a sentence or two that explains how the
quote supports your answer.
Ex. The sun is a symbol of the character’s heart which was broken
by her loss. The symbol is important because it allows the reader
to understand her rage.

Answer: The importance of symbolism in The Crane is…..[it further illuminates character motivation]. “The sun was my heart and blazed with indignation” (Jones 32). The sun is a symbol of the character’s heart which was broken by her loss. The symbol is important because it allows the reader to understand her rage.

Vocab 1

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 Rowlandson
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