Mrs. L. Ermacora
Teacher: Language Arts
QUARTER THREE! STUDENTS IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ARE UP TO DATE!
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOUR WORK IS DONE!
REMEMBER APPLICATIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL ARE IN QUARTER THREE
Units of Study for 2017-2018
Quarter Three: The Diary of Anne Frank - play
Quarter Two: The Thrill of Horror
How do I determine point of view?
What are the elements of suspense in literature?
What is a counterargument?
-determine point of view
-identify word meanings
-determine how suspense is created
-analyze dialogue or events that propel the action of the story
-cite evidence that most strongly supports and idea
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Monkey's Paw
various articles regarding the appropriateness of teaching the horror genre
CURRENT UNIT WORK:
1. Poe Biography Questions
2. POE Prediction Questions - Tell-Tale Heart
3. POE Comprehension Questions
4. Quiz over The Tell-Tale Heart
5. The Monkey's Paw - two sets of comprehension questions
6. The Monkey's Paw - test over story
7. Reading of the "Scary Tales" and one other article
8. Commencement of essay writing assignment
MODELLED ANSWERS: (notice use of TTQA, quote with proper citations, and some elaboration)
1. The details that tell something about the father's personality are found in lines 5-6 on page 105, "putting his king into sharp and unnecessary peril" - here the father plays the game by taking risks. Also, the father tries to distract his son by saying, "Hark at the wind," (pg. 105, W.W. Jacobs) which shows that he is competitive and does not take responsibility for his actions. I think that this aspect of the father's personality might affect the plot because a person who is competitive and takes risks may not succeed and might have bad things happen to them. He needs to "look before he leaps!"
2. The descriptive details that help to establish the setting are found in lines 1-10. The first example of a descriptive detail is found on line one of "The Monkey's Paw" - it states: "Without, the night was cold and wet," as well we learn that "the fire burned brightly" (Line 3, pg. 105) and lastly, " Hark at the wind" (The Monkey's Paw, W.W. Jacobs). Each of these lines describe how the weather outside differs drastically from the environment inside the villa. The weather, we find, is very nasty and not fit for someone to be out in since the rain is falling and the wind is blowing making it very cold. However, inside it is described as being warm and inviting because of the fire that is burning.
Quarter Three: Anne Frank's Legacy
Quarter Four: The Move Toward Freedom
Links to Documents, Power Points and other information:
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Course Syllabus: Eighth grade syllabus parent copy.docx
Compostion Book Information Section One Literary Terms and Definitions:
Student notebooks should include five sections: Literary Elements, Grammar, Vocabulary, Free Writes, and Writing.
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