Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Edgar Allan Poe: A Psycho-Biography Through Literature

Literature and Speaking and Listening

This week students will engage in the conducting of a psycho-biography of Edgar Allan Poe through learning about his life via documentaries and other sources, and reading two of his most famous works "The Raven" and "The Fall of the House of Usher".

Literary Terms

  • We will learn/review the various literary devices Poe used to elicit or evoke visual and sensory imagery


  • Grammar 
    • We will learn the difference between infinitive an prepositional phrases and how these can be used as direct objects and other parts of a sentence. 
  • Vocabulary
    • We will learn vocabulary in the context of the reading selections 

Tuesday- March 3, 2015

Lesson 1- Biography of Poe plus Vocabulary and Grammar

Lesson 2 - "The Raven", Literary Terms, and Grammar

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Scarlet Letter Finale and The Birthmark

This week we completed our novel, The Scarlet Letter. We will test on Monday.

This ppt contains additional resources... make use of these.

Chapters 22-24 plus "The Birthmark"

This weekend students are to read Chapter 24 on their own.... and re-read chapters 22-23, study the prints below, and identify - and take notes on those passages that depict (demonstrate/show) the allegory of Jesus' last days.  You must be able to provide quotes from the text. The test will take nearly the entire class time. Be prepared.

Etext - once again for the entire novel.

The Scarlet Letter Audio Chapters 20-24 

Religious/Christian Imagery in The Scarlet Letter

Dimmesdale's Election Sermon - His last before his death

Jesus' Sermon on the Mount - his last before his death

The Procession to the Election Day Ceremony (before Dimmesdale stopped at the scaffold)

Jesus' procession on the way to Golgotha (site of the crucifixion) 

Jesus as he is lifted down from the cross - Mary Magdalene, a fallen woman comforts him

Dimmesdale after he collapses and he is comforted by Hester... a fallen woman. 

The Civil Rights Movement


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