March 30 – April 10
Think About it Thursday: Choose two of the following quotes and write a paragraph response for each in a Google Doc (titled: Last Name – Think About it Thursday) which you share with me or an email which you send to me. ([email protected])
“Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destination.” Eudora Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South. Her novel The Optimist’s Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Welty received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Order of the South.
“My thoughts are stars that I can’t fathom into constellations.” John Green (born August 24, 1977) is an American author and YouTube content creator. He won the 2006 Printz Award for his debut novel, Looking for Alaska, and his fourth solo novel, The Fault in Our Stars, debuted at number one on The New York Times Best Seller list in January 2012.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget the way you made them feel.” Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) Throughout her life, she worked as a civil rights activist, poet, and award-winning author. She is the first African American woman to write a best-selling nonfiction book. She is most known for her memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Literary Term of the Week: The new chart for the 4th quarter literary terms will be in the Google Classroom. I will share the new terms and their definitions in the lesson plans posted on my blog. If you would like to participate in extra credit, find an example of the terms in literature and email them to me along with the title and author of the work in which you found the terms.
- Paradox: a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
- Pathos: a rhetorical device (technique that an author uses to convey to the audience a meaning with the goal of persuading them) which appeals to the emotions of the audience and elicits feelings that already reside in them.
SAT Vocabulary: It is time for list 8. The list has some modified instructions since we are online. Let me know what questions you may have. Flashcards are due Friday the 3rd; test will be Friday the 10th. The test will be a Google Form. If this will pose a problem for you, please let me know.
Literature: Read the following short stories through CommonLit: “The Storyteller” by Saki and “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant. Instead of answering the questions through that website, choose three different tasks for each story from the Choice Board. There are twelve tasks provided, and you will complete six of them (three for each story).
SSR/Book Talk Reading: Please spend at least 30 minutes each week reading. We will have Book Talks in May even if we have to use flipgrid once again. You need to be reading! I will find a solution to my Read Aloud idea, so be watching!
I miss you all very much! Be well and wash your hands!