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Monday, September 9 th, 2013 Bell Ringer: What breeds terror? What causes your heart to race and your palms to sweat? Describe a situation in which you.

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1 Monday, September 9 th, 2013 Bell Ringer: What breeds terror? What causes your heart to race and your palms to sweat? Describe a situation in which you would be driven to madness. -Turn to page 856 -About the Author & Background to P&P -Begin reading “The Pit & the Pendulum” Don’t forget SAT words (due Friday) SAT QUIZ on Friday the 13 th !!!! Ahhhh!!!

2 Edgar Allan Poe “After this I call to mind flatness and dampness; and all that is madness—the madness of a memory which busies itself among forbidden things.” Elements in this passage… Point of view Tone (writer) Mood (reader) Repetition (“madness”) Poe’s Language: “Despite his benevolent air, my interrogator proved to be, like the shearling wolf, a duplicitous fiend.” What does this mean? In your own words…

3 Despite his kind manner, my questioner turned out to be a deceitful monster. “Despite his benevolent air, my interrogator proved to be, like the shearling wolf, a duplicitous fiend.”

4 Wednesday, September 11 th, 2013 Bell Ringer: Reflect upon people, events, items, etc. that you are truly thankful for. Imagine if these blessings were not present in your life. I DO NOT mean items such as your phone or your video games. Please remember what today stands for. -Discuss behavior with the substitute. -Discuss what you read yesterday (pages ) -Turn to page 868—we will listen to the audio version today. -Turn in your handout from yesterday -Begin writing a summary of “The Pit and the Pendulum”, focusing on sensory details. We will finish the essay/summary tomorrow in class (it is not homework today) Bring your SAT booklet with you tomorrow and Friday SAT QUIZ on Friday, September 13 th.

5 Wednesday, September 11 th, 2013 Sensory detail summary of “The Pit and the Pendulum” What are sensory details? Visual Example: sparkling sand with white-speckled shells Sounds Example: the splashing of swimmers Smells Example: ocean air; scent of suntan lotion Tastes Example: salt water; hot dogs Feelings/Textures Example: heat of sun on back; sand between toes; sweat, cool water, and towel on skin Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page. DUE IN CLASS TOMORROW!

6 Thursday, September 12, 2013 *TURN IN YOUR “PIT & THE PENDULUM” HANDOUT! Bell Ringer: What problems are caused by jealousy and greed? Is there a relationship (connection) between jealousy and greed? -Turn to page 689 -Popcorn read “Meet the Author: Isak Dinesen” -Turn to page Popcorn read “The Blue Stone” -Complete the front & back handout (due today in class)—on your own. -Work on your “The Pit & the Pendulum” sensory essay/summary and/or study your SAT words. P&P Prompt: Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page. SAT Quiz tomorrow P&P essay due tomorrow “Blue Stone” handout due TODAY!

7 Friday, September 13 th, 2013 No bell ringer: please make note of this in your composition book. Take out your SAT words and quietly study until I ask you to turn these booklets in. Place your quiz in the inbox and write your Pit&Pen ESSAY/SUMMARY using sensory details.

8 QUICK REVIEW: Synonym =same Antonym =opposite Noun =Person, place, thing, or idea Adjective =modifies a noun, describes, detail Verb =usually action, something the noun is doing Do you know your SAT words? Don’t forget to turn in your booklet for a portion of your quiz grade!

9 Compose an essay/summary about “The Pit & the Pendulum” focusing on sensory details. Your job is to tell me the story with as much detail as you can while only writing one page. Be sure to plan out your essay on the blank back of the page. Sensory details: Sight Sound Taste Touch Smell FIRST, map out the story. You aren’t creating a new story so use what you already have in front of you. Determine the most important events before you begin writing. Page 868


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