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What to expect this week…

Posted: October 9, 2017 in Home
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Hey Everyone,
We have a busy, four-day week beginning tomorrow, so I thought it may help to give you some idea of what you should expect. First of all, each class will receive a new seating assignment.

                                                                         8th grade
Period 1:
I will be collecting the two paragraph response on Montresor from Poe’s, “The Cask of Amontillado,” and then we will begin working with “The Black Cat.” Our focus will be on comprehending this difficult text, identifying Gothic characteristics, and formulating themes.

Period 5: A comprehension quiz will be given on Poe’s “The Tell-Tale heart,” and we will examine passages that exhibit Gothic characteristics. After that, we will examine symbolism and the characters’ relationships, which will lead to a journal assignment. Be prepared to use vocabulary to start drafting your Gothic fiction stories.

                                                                          7th Grade
Periods 4, 6, and 7: We will examine passages from Chaim Potok’s “Zebra,” in order to identify themes. In addition, we will complete a topic/theme/thesis, and then will begin the groundwork for our first formal essay.  Sentence diagraming is on the horizon.

**All students who have either not taken or completed last week’s vocabulary test will have until next Monday before the opportunity is lost. The grades are up on the portal.

See you tomorrow!