April 8

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

  1. Preview the last six weeks (The Road, The Odyssey, EOC preparation, final portfolio).
  2. Introduce EOC Vocabulary
  3. Review elements of narrative writing with The Night Circus prompt (sequencing events rather than describing/summarizing).
  4. Read/analyze “The Cask of Amontillado,” focusing on elements of the narrative (standards included with The Night Circus prompt).

Tuesday, April 12

  1. Complete narrative review from yesterday.
  2. View “Scary Mary” video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5_0AGdFic
  3. Rewrite the opening scene of “The Cask of Amontillado” to transform it to a positive celebration with friends.

Wednesday, April 13

  1. Anticipation Guide: Four corners for The Road; debate issues from the novel.
  2. 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.
  1. Read/analyze The Road.


Thursday, April 14

  1. Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
  2. Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
    1. 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.
    2. 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).
  3. Debate issues from The Odyssey anticipation guide.
  4. Note the list of characters in The Odyssey on p. 982 of the textbook.
  5. Read the invocation to The Odyssey 981 and “I am Laertes’ Son” p.983.


Friday, April 15

  1. EOC Vocabulary Assessment Quiz
  2. Read/annotate historical information about Greek hospitality; view video on Greek hospitality
  3. Compare the style of Homer and McCarthy. Discuss Greek heroes, connecting to Wednesday’s discussion.

Posted April 8, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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