2/23 – Symbolism and Pay It Forward part 2

Quote Du Jour: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Finish Symbolism Lesson
HW: Create your own symbol using www.myposterwall.com

Go to https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/authenticate/showlogin, click the ‘Student Login’ button and enter the project name, “Create your own symbol”.

Go to https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/posterbuilder and create a new design.
Click the ‘Save’ button to save your design.


Roundtable: 2nd blocks:
Finish Pay It Forward

2/21 – Intro to Unit 2 and Who Am I

Quote Du Jour: “Your life is an untold story, and you hold the pen. You get to decide what you spend your time doing and what opportunities you let pass by.” – Patrick Combs

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


Standard-Romanticism-notes F14

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Present Who Am I Projects

2/20 – Prezi and Who Am I


Quote Du Jour: “You have the capability, the possibility, and even the responsibility to be lights, because that’s who you really are.” -Maya Angelou

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

Vocabulary Unit 2

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Aloof adj not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant Unfriendly, indifferent, remote, distant 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, happen to, come upon 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 noun 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 Verb


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, put on an appearance 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, contradiction 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.

Vocab 2 Words F16 English II Unit 2 Vocabulary

Finish Prezi Presentations


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Finish Who Am I Project

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