Wednesday, April 18th

The Short Story essays were returned today.  If you were away on Monday, you will have to write the in class essay the first day that you are back.

We started the POETRY UNIT today with a FREE VERSE poem conveying an assigned mood.  We then read and discussed “Dissection” and wrote the THEME.  These were collected at the end of class.

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Monday, April 16th

We wrote the in class essay on SHORT STORIES today.  If you were absent, you will write this the first day that you are back.

Next class, we will be starting our poetry unit.

Please check the missing assignments list to make sure that you have completed all your assignments.  There are 6 of you who have an I-Report at this moment.

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Thursday, April 12th

We reviewed the key aspects of short stories, such as protagonist/antagonist/characterization, symbolism, point of view, imagery, atmosphere, conflict, theme, and irony using the story “The Blue Bouquet.”

We then worked on posting the key quotations for these short story terms on a digital bulletin board.  If you inputted your email, you should have a link that gives you access to the bulletin board.  Please finish posting your quotations there.  Choose these quotations from the short stories best suited to illustrating the short story term.

On Monday, you will be writing an in class essay on one of these short story terms.  The digital bulletin board will be helpful for this task.

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Tuesday, April 10th

We went over the chart on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and then we did a make up assignment for those who did not do well on the chart.  As part of this make up assignment, we read and discussed “The Lady or the Tiger.”  This was collected at the end of class.

On Thursday, we will do a review of the short stories in preparation for the in class essay you will be writing on Monday, April 16th.

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Friday, April 6th

We went over SYMBOLISM, IRONY, and THEME before launching into the story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” (78 Green Book).  We are in the midst of filling in a chart on Walter Mitty’s daydream roles, what triggers each of these dreams, what traits he demonstrates in his daydream, contrasted against what traits Walter has in his real life.  I collected whatever you filled in during class.  I may give you a few more minutes to finish this on Tuesday.

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Wednesday, April 4th

As an introduction to “The Possibility of Evil” (211), we made up a small town called Smileyville and populated it with fictional characters.  We then looked at examples of “hint stories” and wrote one for one of the characters on blue scratch paper.

We read and briefly discussed “The Possibility of Evil,” answering three questions on the symbolism of the roses, the irony in the story, and the theme, followed by reading the hint stories we made up at the beginning of class and connecting them to the story.  We will finish this off next class.

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Friday, March 16th

We went over SHORT STORY FEATURES ( you can find the definitions in the glossary at the back of the text), and then we read “The Tell Tale Heart”(56) using an audio recording of the story.  We wrote quotations and notes on the various features of this story, and handed these notes in at the end of class.

Have a great Spring Break!

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Wednesday, March 14th

We finished reading “The Metaphor,” and analyzed the birthday cake metaphor before you all wrote your own extended metaphor for the person of your choice. This was handed in along with your observations on the story from last class.  In your notes, you should have the following on CHARACTERIZATION:

  • PHYSICAL APPEARANCE:  (  a sketch of Miss Hancock)
  • ACTIONS (quotation)
  • DIALOGUE (quotation)
  • OTHERS’ OPINIONS (quotation)
  • COMPARISONS (quotation)

Two column notes on the metaphor on Charlotte’s mother (details/ interpretation)

  • quotation on her mother’s actions
  • quotations on others’ opinions of her mother

We also went over KEY SHORT STORY ELEMENTS in “The Metaphor.”  If you were absent today, please get notes from someone.

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Monday, March 12th

We continued reading and discussing “The Metaphor”(65), getting to the last page, which we shall finish on Wednesday.

In your notes, you should have the following on CHARACTERIZATION:

  • PHYSICAL APPEARANCE:  (  a sketch of Miss Hancock)
  • ACTIONS (quotation)
  • DIALOGUE (quotation)
  • OTHERS’ OPINIONS (quotation)
  • COMPARISONS (quotation)

Two column notes on the metaphor on Charlotte’s mother (details/ interpretation)

  • quotation on her mother’s actions
  • quotations on others’ opinions of her mother

We have just a bit more to add to these notes before you hand them in next class.

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Thursday, March 8th

We finished reading “I am… am I” and then we answered 10 questions on the back of the “thinking notes” sheet before handing that in.

We then did an introduction to “The Metaphor” (65).  We read the first paragraph and drew a sketch of Miss Hancock.  Based on her physical appearance, what traits does she have?  We will continue this story next class.

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