September 19-23, 2016

What are some of the contributions of Ancient Greece?


Read Pandora’s Box. What was the theme intended for this text?

Write an ACES paragraph explaining a universal truth learned from this text.


Characterization Paragraph Gallery Walk – How well could you directly or indirectly characterize yourself by carefully selecting diction, syntax, and details that support your character traits. See if your classmates can guess your work based on the description of yourself and items/symbols that represent you. Remember, write your name on the back.

What is The Tao of Pooh? We will read and discuss this parallel text as it explains one of the Ancient Chinese Schools of Thought. Here is a link to the pdf.


Read about the history of Greek drama and the”Pinnacle of Greek Tragedy,” Sophocles.

Practice distinguishing the different types of Irony.





September 12-16, 2016


Unit Test- All Classes

Unit 2 Vocabulary A:

theme, tragic hero, foil character, tragic flaw, irony, verbal irony, situational irony, dramatic irony, schism, syntax, antithesis, denotation, connotation, summary, precis, explication


ACES Paragraphs

Assertion about a text or argument

Citation from the text

Explanation of the evidence in your own words

Synthesize how that evidence supports your argument.

Review Characterization – Mr. Lorry

Pandora’s Box


Unit 2 Vocabulary A

Review Characterization – Mr. Lorry


ACES Paragraphs

Pandora’s Box


Vocabulary Quiz – Unit 1 Vocabulary & Unit 2A