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What’s going on…

Posted: September 30, 2017 in Home
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Here is bit about what we covered last week in class:

Period 1: We have been examining the symbolism of the eye in Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart,” as well as the relationship between the narrator and the old man. students completed an “iceberg” character analysis on Friday because we feel we need to more about the narrator to better understand the eye.

7th grade: We read, studied, and analyzed Julia Alvarez’s personal essay, “Names/Nombres.” We have a vocabulary handout for the test that will be given next week, most likely on Wednesday.¬† We explored names conceptually, and attempted to determine how much they influence identity.¬† We also analyzed Juliet’s thoughts on names, expressed in Shakespeare’s balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.¬†Students are currently writing letters to Julia using Juliet’s ideas to offer advice on the author’s struggle with names.

Period 5: We read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and began to analyze the metaphorical/symbolic significance of the veil, after ensuring comprehension, of course. Students have begun a close reading analysis of specific passages in groups–it will be finished on Monday.