11/9

Roundtable, 1st block:

Lit circles

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

Light and Dark poems

11/7 – Soc Sem and Symbolism

Roundtable, 1st block:
Mental Health Socratic Seminar
English III, block 2 and 3:
Vocab 2

Roundtable, 1st block:
Mental Health Socratic Seminar

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Aloof adj not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant Unfriendly, indifferent, remote Affectionate, sociable The professor was often aloof with people who asked silly questions.
Befall v to happen to someone especially as if by fate, often unpleasant or bad Transpire, occur, develop Stop, ebb, dematerialize It’s sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
Condescending adj showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people Arrogant, disdainful, patronizing Humble, modest, deferential His comments were offensive and condescending to us.
Corollary adj a direct or natural consequence or result Result, effect, consequence Beginning, cause, foundation One corollary of the rise of television was a massive makeover of radio’s programming.
Differentiate v 1. recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different*   2. identify differences between (two or more things or people)   3. make (someone or something) appear different or distinct   4. make or become different in the process of growth or development Distinguish, characterize, contrast Confuse, associate, connect Can you differentiate between the different species of fish in the aquarium?
Exhibit v show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill; to show, make visible or apparent Display, demonstrate, evince Hide, Conceal, belie, The dog exhibited no signs of aggression when the little boy pulled his tail.
Feign v pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury Fake, counterfeit, affect Honest, truthful, real The woman feigned  a neck injury after her accident in order to get more insurance money.
Lethargic adj feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things; Sleepy, listless, torpid Energetic, vivacious, animated A big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy.
Paradox n an idea that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory Puzzle, enigma, ambiguity Normality, solution, standard It is a paradox that computers need maintenance so often, since they are meant to save people time.
Proficient adj competent or skilled in doing or using something Accomplished, expert, adept Novice, inept, amatuer Anna is proficient in three languages because she speaks them all fluently
Pungent adj having a strong, sharp taste or smell, often painful Sharp, acrid, caustic Bland, tasteless, odorless The smell of cooking liver and onions is pungent.
Trivial adj of little value or importance Insignificant, paltry, inconsequential Vital, important, significant Compared to her problems, our problems seem trivial.

Symbolism ppt Symbolism lesson plan
Create your own symbol

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