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Dec 4-8

posted Dec 4, 2017, 5:28 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Dec 7, 2017, 8:25 AM ]
Tuesday-Vocab review of "CTRW" and start poetry with William Cullen Bryant (336). Review iambic pentameter ((337) and then read "Thanatopsis" (338-9) written (with the exception of a few lines) when he was just 17! Discussion of poem and questions with comments in class. (Handout must be done).HW: read Longfellow's poems: "The Tide Falls" (346) and "A Psalm of Life' (344). Do the handout for turnin on Tues.
Weds- I collected any absentees' "Thanatopsis" worksheets.  No vocab until tomorrow because we are doing a timed writing practice. It takes 50 minutes and will be made up at MY CONVENIENCE after school. Please figure out a way to do this.
Thurs- We will start the Transcendentalists. Bring text and notebook and vocab; quiz on vocab on Friday- Unit 6: 
HW: Read both Emerson essays on 370 and on..."Self-Reliance" and from Nature, Then, in notes for Dec.7, write about theme of each one in sentences.  On a half sheet, consider your own motto and hand it in tomorrow for a grade.  We will read them in class.
Friday-Vocab quiz; quiz for Emerson, and more reading time.  Bring your non-fiction. NO HW!