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You’ll need: Your journal, a pen or pencil (as always!), and a textbook (the blue ones) TODAY’S GOAL: STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THREE STRATEGIES.

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1 You’ll need: Your journal, a pen or pencil (as always!), and a textbook (the blue ones) TODAY’S GOAL: STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THREE STRATEGIES FOR DETERMINING THE MEANING OF UNFAMILIAR WORDS.

2 First, our new attendance system starts today! As you enter class, pull your card and put it in the matching box Be careful not to pull out the cards behind yours! Cards not pulled are collected as soon as the bell rings. This is how we know you are tardy or absent! Pulling someone else’s card, or otherwise “messing with” the system, is a serious offense and is grounds for an immediate detention. Let’s try it! Everyone out into the hall (quietly) Then come in again and pull your cards

3 UNIT STANDARDS: RL.10—Read and comprehend literature, including stories… W.3—Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. L.6—Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing…; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

4 VIDEO – WHO WAS EDGAR ALLAN POE? In your notebooks, write down 3 facts about Edgar Allan Poe from the video—be prepared to share one or two!

5 “THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO” A story of revenge ! Poe and his rival, Thomas Dunn English, often mocked each other in their stories. “The Cask of Amontillado” is a response to one of English’s most direct attacks of Poe as a drunkard, a liar, and an abusive lover. As we read, listen for Poe trying to work out his own feelings about revenge through his writing. What hints are there that he might be wavering in his vengeful spite? “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.” – Francis Bacon

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9 Does this look like the “motley” we are looking for?

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15 Dictionary entry for “mason” here

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20 “my heart grew sick…” “For the half of a century…” “In pace requiescat!”

21 In your journals: “A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.” – Francis Bacon How does this quote relate to “The Cask of Amontillado?” Does this story make you think differently about revenge? How so?

22 Are you able to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word using: The internet, a dictionary, and context?


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