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World Lit: Circle 5, Wrath


  • ELAGSE9-10RL6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will understand circle 5 of Dante’s Inferno and how the punishment fits the law of symbolic retribution.

Journal: Would you say that revenge is a sin? Would you take revenge if someone killed your mother?

Work Session
Synthesis: Write a short story of a page describing a character who is either wrathful or sullen. Continue the poster activity. If necessary, complete any make up work you need to catch up.

Closing Session
Ticket out the door – choose your poster activity for the day and complete it, then hang it on the board.

Formative (TOTD, class discussions)

Process (guided notes); Product (choice of poster activity)

Congratulations, you won a Friday!


  • 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 read “The Lottery” and answer differentiated questions.


Today is all about the idea of a twisted moral compass, as you might have noticed from the video 🙂

Today we’re going to read a short story by Shirley Jackson called The Lottery. This story is a classic, and I think you guys are really going to like it! However, this is going to be one of those odd times when we don’t read together. That’s because I have three differente assignments for you guys to do, and you may not get the same assignment as your neighbor, or as anyone else at your table!

Here are the questions for you guys. If you’re reading from home, you can choose any of the three sets to do (reading comprehension, analysis, and synthesis).

You will have the entire block to work on this, and remember that while you’re working, Ms. B and I will be calling you up to do your vocab quiz! Good luck, everyone!!