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Define your Wednesday…

Standards

L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9—10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.9-10.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.9-10.4.b Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).
L.9-10.4.c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.
L.9-10.4.d Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
L.9-10.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
L.9-10.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activator

Kafka ROCKS!

Learning Target

Scholars will review The Metamorphosis by finding vocabulary definitions in a team activity.

Work Session

Today we’re going to do a little bit of a review/vocab/team activity 🙂 I’ve got a MASSIVE LIST of vocabulary words from The Metamorphosis (228 to be exact), and I thought it would be a good review to ask you guys to figure out the definitions of these words. We’re going to split you up into 2 teams – I’ll let you choose some awesome team names 🙂 Your challenge over the entire block is to find the definitions of as many of these words as you can. You should use all the resources available to you – me, your phones, the textbook, dictionaries, your phone, and did someone say “Can we get a pass to the media center?”

At the end of class, whichever team has the most definitions (or gets them all done the fastest) will WIN the massive prize!! Whoooohoooooooo!!!!

Here is the big-list-o-words 😀

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 1

Metamorphosis
Translate
Transformed
Vermin
Textile
Dull
Flounder
Strenuous
Irregular
Shudder
Instance
Contract
Subordinate
Debt
Strain
Suspicious
Insurance
Excessive
Cautious
Circumstances
Contented
Plaintively
Enunciate
Acquired
Occupational
Hazard
Frenzy
Breadth
Consciousness
Consideration
Envelop
Suppress
Nonsensical
Comdemn
Lout
Pang
Conscience
Enquirey
Elastic
Muffle
Concede
Gruff
Adjoin
Commerce
Pursue
Barricade
Astonished
Peculiar
Whim
Entrust
Intercede
Secure
Symptom
Insistent
Wrench
Distinguish
Crucial
Adhesive
Retreat
Hostile
Austere
Façade
Lieutenant
Bearing
Arduous
Diligence
Enormous
Prejudice
Exhausted
Protruding
Prohibition
Supernatural
Numberous
Sorrow
Sway
Engrossed
Flee
Impede
Seize
Merely
Lethal
Anxious
Hinder
Vile
Fleck
Quiver
Coma
Antenna
Gaze
Timorous
Vain
Vague
Impose
Rotten
Compelling
Consume
Lethargic
Suffocate
Bulge
Construe
Diligently
Scurry
Seldom
Emphatically
Fetch
Prospect
Incarcerate
Despair
Representative
Convert delighted
Affection
Conservatory
Enthusiasm
Destination

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 2

Thrift
Surplus
Enable
Holiday
Modest
Distinct
Barren
Mingle
Ordeal
Transformation
Protrude
Glimpse
Trace
Tone
Cope
Monotonous
Inherited
Enthusiastic
Dominate
Dissuage
Assure
Assail
Copious
Tremor
Unyielding
Immobile
Glower
Caustic
Opporessed
Anxiety
Reproach
Numb
Subdued
Violence
Subtlety
Neglected
Invariably
Institute
Emerge
Unkempt
Monogram
Determination
Strict
Decisive
Lurch
Muster
Concealed
Notch
Bombard
Revolting
Contrary
Revulsion
Monility
Invalid
Deterioration
Fancy
Slumber
Shabby
Obstinate
Importune
Endearment
Abruptly
Behest
Affair
Apprentice
Provincial
Inaccessible
Filth
Thoroughly
Bitter
Aggrieve
Implore
Agitated
Robust
Repel
Indicate
Resentful
Earnest
Clutter
Tolerate
Superfluous
Establish
Courtesy
Thread
Immaculate
Preoccupied
Melancholy
Captivate
Yearning
Tenant
Repugnant
Prevail
Torture
Endure
Vigorously
Presecute
Rumination
Martyr
Nuisance
Confirm
Corpse
Disconcerted
Anticipation
Quarrel
Humility
Stride
Premises
Posture
Principal
Tremendous
Vertical
Simultaneously
Blossom
Confirmation

Closing Session

The winning team will be awarded a PRIZE of extra credit points

Testing Friday!

Standard: RL.9-10.9. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of Julius Caesar on a test after a gallery walk of their posters.

Activator: 5 minutes of study time :)

Today we’re going to start with a gallery walk of the posters you made earlier this week. Remember, the winning poster team gets 5 points extra credit added onto today’s test grade!!!

And speaking of tests, that’s our plan for today after the gallery walk! We will have the remainder of class to finish your test. After that, you guys can have some time to hang out, because I don’t want to start the next unit quite yet. As a sidenote, I may not be back on Monday *cross your fingers for me* but if I am, when I get here we’re starting MONSTERS!!!

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…All Ye Who Enter Here!

Standard: RL.9-10.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

Learning Target: Students will review the ethical dilemmas we discussed yesterday with a shrinking summary, then preview vocabulary and begin Dante’s Inferno.

Activator: Dante’s Inferno Summary

Today we’re going to start off (after our video of course) with reviewing what we did yesterday. In your group, grab a sheet of notebook paper and write down everything you remember from what we did yesterday. The moral dilemmas, the ethical questions, the ways of thinking, the right vs. right, Dante’s Inferno, and so on.

…now take the pink sheet and write down the most important bits of your notebook paper…

…now take the blue sheet and write down the most important part of your pink paper!

THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING SUMMARY!!!!

Before we go any farther, I want to make you all aware of an extra credit opportunity.

This is an event that goes on every year, with the goal of sending a handwritten thank you note to every American soldier serving overseas on Thanksgiving. The letters will be delivered on Thanksgiving morning, so all of our troops know how much we appreciate their service, and their willingness to be away from home at a time when the rest of us are enjoying lots of food and family.

You may write up to 20 letters. Each one will be worth 2 points added to a test or essay grade – wherever you need it most. That means you can earn up to 40 points if you write all 20 letters.

  • Each letter has to be 2 paragraphs long, minimum, to earn the points.
  • No photocopies, no typing. Handwritten, individual letters.
  • Due date: October 25th so that they can be sent out on time.

This is a big opportunity for some of you, and some of you REALLY need this, so I beg of you to please take this seriously and write some letters!

All right, moving on, today we’re going to preview our vocabulary for Dante’s Inferno. Just like we’ve done a couple times before, we’re going to preview our Dante’s Inferno vocabulary before we read. Here is the list 🙂

We’ll go over the words with you, then we’ll get into the first section of the story. Ready? Let’s go!

Here’s the online version of the story. Different translator, but close enough! 

Welcome Back!

How was everyone’s spring break? Mine was AWESOMESAUCE 🙂

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

Learning Target: Students will review The Metamorphosis by finding vocabulary definitions in a team activity.

Activator: MonsterQuest: Bigfoot

Today we’re going to do a little bit of a review/vocab/team activity 🙂 I’ve got a MASSIVE LIST of vocabulary words from The Metamorphosis, and I thought it would be a good review to ask you guys to figure out the definitions of these words. We’re going to split you up into 2 teams – Team B and Team Spiceland. Your challenge over the entire block is to find the definitions of as many of these words as you can. You should use all the resources available to you – me if you’re on my team, Ms. B if you’re on hers, your phones, the textbook, dictionaries, your phone, and did someone say “Can we get a pass to the media center?”

At the end of class, whichever team has the most definitions will WIN the massive prize!! Whoooohoooooooo!!!!

Here is the big-list-o-words 😀

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 1

  1. Metamorphosis
  2. Translate
  3. Transformed
  4. Vermin
  5. Textile
  6. Dull
  7. Flounder
  8. Strenuous
  9. Irregular
  10. Shudder
  11. Instance
  12. Contract
  13. Subordinate
  14. Debt
  15. Strain
  16. Suspicious
  17. Insurance
  18. Excessive
  19. Cautious
  20. Circumstances
  21. Contented
  22. Plaintively
  23. Enunciate
  24. Acquired
  25. Occupational
  26. Hazard
  27. Frenzy
  28. Breadth
  29. Consciousness
  30. Consideration
  31. Envelop
  32. Suppress
  33. Nonsensical
  34. Comdemn
  35. Lout
  36. Pang
  37. Conscience
  38. Enquirey
  39. Elastic
  40. Muffle
  41. Concede
  42. Gruff
  43. Adjoin
  44. Commerce
  45. Pursue
  46. Barricade
  47. Astonished
  48. Peculiar
  49. Whim
  50. Entrust
  51. Intercede
  52. Secure
  53. Symptom
  54. Insistent
  55. Wrench
  56. Distinguish
  57. Crucial
  58. Adhesive
  59. Retreat
  60. Hostile
  61. Austere
  62. Façade
  63. Lieutenant
  64. Bearing
  65. Arduous
  66. Diligence
  67. Enormous
  68. Prejudice
  69. Exhausted
  70. Protruding
  71. Prohibition
  72. Supernatural
  73. Numberous
  74. Sorrow
  75. Sway
  76. Engrossed
  77. Flee
  78. Impede
  79. Seize
  80. Merely
  81. Lethal
  82. Anxious
  83. Hinder
  84. Vile
  85. Fleck
  86. Quiver
  87. Coma
  88. Antenna
  89. Gaze
  90. Timorous
  91. Vain
  92. Vague
  93. Impose
  94. Rotten
  95. Compelling
  96. Consume
  97. Lethargic
  98. Suffocate
  99. Bulge
  100. Construe
  101. Diligently
  102. Scurry
  103. Seldom
  104. Emphatically
  105. Fetch
  106. Prospect
  107. Incarcerate
  108. Despair
  109. Representative
  110. Convert delighted
  111. Affection
  112. Conservatory
  113. Enthusiasm
  114. Destination

 

 

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 2

  1. Thrift
  2. Surplus
  3. Enable
  4. Holiday
  5. Modest
  6. Distinct
  7. Barren
  8. Mingle
  9. Ordeal
  10. Transformation
  11. Protrude
  12. Glimpse
  13. Trace
  14. Tone
  15. Cope
  16. Monotonous
  17. Inherited
  18. Enthusiastic
  19. Dominate
  20. Dissuage
  21. Assure
  22. Assail
  23. Copious
  24. Tremor
  25. Unyielding
  26. Immobile
  27. Glower
  28. Caustic
  29. Opporessed
  30. Anxiety
  31. Reproach
  32. Numb
  33. Subdued
  34. Violence
  35. Subtlety
  36. Neglected
  37. Invariably
  38. Institute
  39. Emerge
  40. Unkempt
  41. Monogram
  42. Determination
  43. Strict
  44. Decisive
  45. Lurch
  46. Muster
  47. Concealed
  48. Notch
  49. Bombard
  50. Revolting
  51. Contrary
  52. Revulsion
  53. Monility
  54. Invalid
  55. Deterioration
  56. Fancy
  57. Slumber
  58. Shabby
  59. Obstinate
  60. Importune
  61. Endearment
  62. Abruptly
  63. Behest
  64. Affair
  65. Apprentice
  66. Provincial
  67. Inaccessible
  68. Filth
  69. Thoroughly
  70. Bitter
  71. Aggrieve
  72. Implore
  73. Agitated
  74. Robust
  75. Repel
  76. Indicate
  77. Resentful
  78. Earnest
  79. Clutter
  80. Tolerate
  81. Superfluous
  82. Establish
  83. Courtesy
  84. Thread
  85. Immaculate
  86. Preoccupied
  87. Melancholy
  88. Captivate
  89. Yearning
  90. Tenant
  91. Repugnant
  92. Prevail
  93. Torture
  94. Endure
  95. Vigorously
  96. Presecute
  97. Rumination
  98. Martyr
  99. Nuisance
  100. Confirm
  101. Corpse
  102. Disconcerted
  103. Anticipation
  104. Quarrel
  105. Humility
  106. Stride
  107. Premises
  108. Posture
  109. Principal
  110. Tremendous
  111. Vertical
  112. Simultaneously
  113. Blossom
  114. Confirmation

THIS…IS…HUMAN DECENCY!

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.9. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: Students will review before their Human Decency Unit Test.

Activator: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (well, we didn’t watch it yesterday.)

Welcome back to the classroom, everyone! Today we’re going to review for our Human Decency Unit test, which was originally scheduled for tomorrow but will now be pushed back to next Monday. Regardless, we’re reviewing today! Winning team gets +5 points extra credit on their test! Good luck everyone!

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/human-decency-review-jeopardy-round

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/human-decency-review-double-jeopardy-round