Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Greek Jigsaw Instructions

Jigsaw Overview:

You have been given an article.  It now is your job to become an expert on your topic.  You will be using the knowledge that you gain to present to the rest of the class.  The information you are covering is information that you need in order to understand what is going on in Oedipus Rex.

Jigsaw Directions:

  1. Read your assigned article.
  2. Locate the main points in the article.  What does the rest of the class need to know?
  3. Locate an additional article about your topic.  Locate the main points in this article.  
  4. Transfer these main points into a presentation to share with your classmates.  Think about what constitutes a good presentation.  I should be able to read the text in terms of both size and color.  You also should incorporate pictures and a works cited.
  5. Post a link to your presentation on the forum under the Oedipus section.  (If you cannot link to it, you may want to just post your takeaway points.)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Intro to Greek Theater


  • Greek Theater Videos


  • Watch the video and answer the web quest questions on the handout

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cultural Connections


  • S:POTTTS due Monday on "A Noiseless Patient Spider"

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Unit Test

Boot Camp Unit Test

Upcoming Deadlines:

  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • SPOTTTS analysis due Monday on "A Noiseless Patient Spider."  Please print and bring to class rather than posting to the blog.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

EPL Review and Satire Continued


  • Review ethos, pathos, and logos
  • Satire Handout #2
  • Three questions from the Swift discussion guide.  Please post your answers to the forum.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tone and Mood Finish Up


  • Review vocab quizzes
  • Review tone and mood
  • Tone and mood worksheet


  • Complete Foster edits
  • Study for Thursday vocab
  • SPOTTTS due Friday
  • Tuesday (next) Foster quiz

Monday, September 14, 2015

Review and Intro to Tone and Mood


  • Foster Chapter 27 Discussion
  • Multiple Choice #1 Discussion
  • Tone video

  • Foster edits due Wed
  • Vocab quiz Thur
  • SPOTTTS due Fri
  • Tuesday: Foster exam

Friday, September 11, 2015



  • Vocab Quiz
  • STAR Exam
  • Review "A Modest Proposal" for Monday's class

Symbol, Allegory, Fantasy


  • Notes 
  • Discussion questions for "A Very Old Man..."
  • Study for Vocab
  • Foster corrections due Wednesday
  • SPOTTTS due Monday on "To an Athlete Dying Young

Tuesday, September 8, 2015



  • Look at SPOTTTS example
  • Vocab Quiz Friday
  • Read "A Modest Proposal" for Friday
  • SPOTTTS of "To an Athlete..." due Monday
  • HRL edits due next Wednesday

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Thematic Statements


  • Finish up Plot Rearrangement activity
  • Discuss
  • PPT: Theme and Thematic Statements
  • HRL 23-26
  • Study for Vocab Quiz

Wednesday, September 2, 2015



  • Discussion of "A Rose..." POV writing
  • Plot PPT
  • "The Short Happy Life.." discussion 
    • Map Plot
    • Plot Rearrangement
  • Read "Once Upon a Time" and answer Questions
  • HRL next 3 chapters
  • Vocab Quiz Friday

POV Wrap & "A Rose..."


  • POV IDs
  • Discussion of "A Rose for Emily"
  • POV samples
  • Write a paragraph of "A Rose for Emily" from three different perspectives
  • Analysis of how that perspective did or did not change meaning.  Was anything lost?  Use your charts from class to help you consider such.
  • Make sure you have Macomber read and questions answered