Honors 9th Literature April 11-15
April 11-15, 2016
Planning Your Week
W 4/13-Finish questions and chart from “The Cask of Amontillado” Cask Reading Guide; finish narrative (change a section of the story to a positive, celebratory mood)
4/15-EOC Vocabulary Quiz (packet provided Monday)
S 4/17-USA Test Prep Grammar Review due Login
M 4/18-Read to page 90 in The Road
Monday, April 11
- Preview the last six weeks (The Road, The Odyssey, EOC preparation, final portfolio).
- Introduce EOC Vocabulary
- Review elements of narrative writing with The Night Circus prompt (sequencing events rather than describing/summarizing).
- Read/analyze “The Cask of Amontillado,” focusing on elements of the narrative (standards included with The Night Circus prompt).
Tuesday, April 12
- Complete narrative review from yesterday.
- View “Scary Mary” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic
- Rewrite the opening scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” to transform it to a positive celebration with friends.
Wednesday, April 13
- Anticipation Guide: Four corners for The Road; debate issues from the novel.
- Review elements of argumentative writing with articles and prompts from anticipation guide.
- Review structure of an argument: thesis (primary claim), topic sentences (sub-claims), shades of the argument (circle of ten), counterargument.
- Review finding evidence: other sources given to you, what you have seen, what you have read, what you have experienced.
- Read/analyze The Road.
Thursday, April 14
- Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
- Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
- Be aware of the time and stay focused. You must understand the main point as best as you can in one reading. Underline or highlight topic sentences.
- Answer the question in the prompt; how does the author develop his claim (use the ARCH method, identify what you need to know as well as textual evidence; write a thesis statement).
- Debate issues from The Odyssey anticipation guide.
- Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook.
- Read the invocation to The Odyssey 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.
Friday, April 15
- EOC Vocabulary Assessment Quiz
- Read/annotate historical information about Greek hospitality; view video on Greek hospitality
- Compare the style of Homer and McCarthy. Discuss Greek heroes, connecting to Wednesday’s discussion.