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Email: 
scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us
Classes Taught: 
English 10

 

•Drama
Page 752-754
Purple Literature Book
•Drama Terms
 Define these Terms
Page 752-754
•Tragedy
•Tragic Hero
•Tragic Flaw
•Upstage
•Downstage
•Stage Right
•Stage Left
•Dialogue
•Monologue
•Soliloquy
•Stage directions
•Journal Entry for 1/4/16
•Describe a time when you performed onstage.  What was it like?  What emotions did you experience as you delivered your lines?
•William Shakespeare’s Life: A Genius from Stratford, Page 776
1.What is William Shakespeare famous for?
2.Where did Shakespeare live after he left Stratford?
•Shakespeare and His Theater: A Perfect Match, Page 778

3. What is the name of the theater for which   Shakespeare wrote most of his plays?

4. What was the shape of Shakespeare’s theater?

5. In Shakespeare’s theater, where did the audience   sit or stand?

How To Read Shakespeare, Page 781

6. What is a couplet?

7. What is a run-on line?

 

•How To Read Shakespeare
Page 781

6. What is a couplet?

 

 

7. What is a run-on line?

 

 

Wednesday, January 13th

 

Complete the Student Survey




10th Grade: 

 

Go to the links below and study the characters from Animal Farm

 

 

http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-1621022

 

http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-867496

 

More Animal Farm Review Games:

 

 

https://www.quia.com/cb/83828.html

 

https://www.quia.com/jg/2626664list.html

 

 

https://www.quia.com/quiz/1054536.html?AP_rand=1831638258

 




 

 

9th Grade:

 

Go to the links below to play these review games to hlep you study for your ACT ONE TEST on Tuesday, Jan. 19th

 

 

https://www.quia.com/cz/341205.html?AP_rand=763311731

 

 

https://www.quia.com/rr/778579.html

 

 

http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-34053

 

 

https://www.quia.com/sh/39578.html?AP_rand=736446737

 

 

https://www.quia.com/quiz/2441449.html?AP_rand=870092473

 

When finished:

 

Click on the link below and study your DRAMA vocabulary words. 

 

http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-2100401

 

 




 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 24th

Thanksgiving Web Quest

 

Use the links below to find the answers to the Thanksgiving Web Quest.

 

 

Bet You Didn't know: Thanksgiving Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9NDuxL4WA4

 

 

Interactive: Thanksgiving By The Numbers

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving/infographics/thanksgiving-by-the-numbers

For Fun: 

 

 

Thanksgiving Photographs

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving/pictu...

The History of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

http://www.history.com/topics/thanksgiving/history-of-thanksgiving/video...




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, 11/13/15 and Monday 11/16



 


10th Grade

When finished with your Synthesis Essay, go to the following link and watch the video "The Masque of the Red Death" by a group of film students in graduate school.  Answer the following questions:

 

1.  How do the movie and the short story differ?  How are they similar? 

 

2.  What part of the film was most suspenseful?  Why?

 

3.  What changes would you make to this film adaptation if you were the director?

 

4.  Describe the mood of this film.  Give examples of the film to support your answer. 

 

https://vimeo.com/7121799

 



1.  Open a Microsoft Word document. Type your name, date and title.

 

2.  SAVE your document (FILE -- SAVE AS -- CURLY Q: -- MRS. S. THOMAS - 2015-2016 -- YOUR CLASS PERIOD --- SYNTHESIS ESSAY

 

3.  Type, save and print your essay.  Attach a rubric and your chart, prewriting, rough draft, etc. 

 

4.  Turn it in to the basket or a teacher. 

 

5.  Read "The Tunnel" by Doris Lessing on Page 401 when finished.  




Friday, 11/13/15 and Monday 11/16

 

9th Grade

 

1.  Finish your quiz and turn it in.

 

2.  Read the following nonfiction article and complete the questions below.

 

Get a paper copy of the following articles.  Read the article, then SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE and find the question set for each passage.  Open the document and answer the questions on your own paper.  

 

Non-fiction: WWII – Introduction to World War II

or

Non-fiction: WWII – President Roosevelt Addresses Congress

 

NEXT, GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK AND WATCH THE VIDEO CLIP FROM THE FILM THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS THEN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS PROVIDED ON YOUR OWN PAPER.  

 

When you are finished with ALL of these lessons, you may find a partner or two and read as a small group.  Don't forget to do your chapter summaries. :)

 

http://www.filmeducation.org/theboyinthestripedpyjamas/clip_activities/c...

 

 

9th Grade

1.  Finish, Save and Print your Creative Ending Assignment. 

Turn it in to the basket in this order:

  • Top:  Assignment Rubric

  • Next: Your Story

  • Final:  Your Prewriting/Rough Draft, etc.

 

 

 

2. View this taken from the opening sequence of the film. In this clip, you will see four boys running through the streets of their home city. Watch the clip closely, then answer the questions on this webpage:  

 http://www.filmeducation.org/theboyinthestripedpyjamas/the_opening/best_friends_for_life.html

Spend some time exploring this website and the video clips included after you finish the questions. 

 

10th Grade

1.  Finish questions 1-10 on Page 430 at the end of "The Masque of the Red Death"

2.  When finished, go the following link and complete several review activities with the list of words titled "MASQUE" on the Study Stack website.

 

http://www.studystack.com/mystacks-735744

 

Friday, October 30th

 

9th Grade

 

10th Grade

How To Save Your Document

Use your own flashdrive

OR

File - Save As - Curly :Q - Mrs. S. Thomas - 2nd Period Creative Ending  OR

5th Period Creative Ending

 

DO NOT OPEN ANYONE ELSE'S FILE BESIDES YOURS.  THE COMPUTER WILL KEEP A RECORD OF WHO OPENED IT LAST AND WHAT CHANGES THEY MADE.

 

After you hand in your Root Warm Ups #1 & 2

Go to the following link and review your roots - "10th Roots #1 & 2

 

http://www.studystack.com/users/scthomas2

 

Complete Practice Games, Quizzes, Flashcard Review, etc.  

   

 

 

 

 


 


Thursday, 10/15 and Friday 10/16

Scroll to the very bottom of this page for PowerPoint Link to the lesson, "Would You Go To Mars?"  The PPT includes all vocabulary, resource links, and writing assignment. 

 

CNN:  "Lost Oceans Of Mars Explained"

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/03/06/pkg-dunnakey-oceans-of-mars.c...



Thursday, 10/8

9th Grade:

1.  Finish Pre-Assessment

2.  Review Pre-Assessment

3.  Watch the video, "The Cask of Amontillado" and complete the following chart using the video, and the text of the story, on Page 174 in your Purple Literature book.

"The Cask of Amontillado" Elements of Fiction
Characters                                                  
Setting  
Conflicts  
Character's Motivations  
Climax  
Resolution and Theme  

Click on this link to watch "The Cask of Amontillado"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoUPJId_AWk

When finished:  

Which did you enjoy more, reading the story, or watching the video?  Why?

-How did the story and the video differ?  How were they similar?  

 

-What mood was created by the story?  Was it the same mood created by the video?  Explain. 

 


 


The Most Dangerous Game - The Classic Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9tG2iUl3j4



Thursday, 10/8

10th Grade:

1.  Finish the Pre-Assessment

2.  Review the Pre-Assessment when everyone is finished.

3.  Scroll to the very bottom of this page and open the link called "Three Types of Irony".  View this powerpoint and answer the three questions at the end.  To check your answers, see a teacher for the key.  Write down your answers on your classwork page for "Lamb to the Slaughter" by Roald Dahl.

 

4.Play this Irony Review Game

http://reviewgamezone.com/preview.php?id=8657

 




To take the Pre-Assessment:

Go to the ACHS ITEST icon on your computer's main screen.  

 

Enter your Student ID#.

 

Take the assessment called "Mid-Year SMART Goal Assessment".

 

 



 

 

 



 

When finished, go to the following link and complete English 10 Review Games 1st NW

 

http://guest.portaportal.com/scthomas

 

Room 126

English 9 and English 10 

scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us

434.964.2898

 

Schedule:

1st: Planning 

2nd: English 9

3rd English 10

4th: English 10

5th: English 9

6th: English 10

7th Lancer Academy, Room 138

 

Assignments for 9th Grade:

Parent or Guardian Contact Sheet 

Warm Ups for each week 

Classwork for "The Most Dangerous Game"

Vocabulary Quiz for "TMDG"

Test for "TMDG"

Classwork for "Can Animals Think?"

 

 

 

Assignments for 10th Grade:

Parent or Guardian Contact Sheet

Warm Ups for Each Week

Classwork for "Contents of the Dead Man's Pockets"

Quiz for "Contents"

Test for "Contents"

 

 

Look at the bottom of this page for Powerpoints and important class information.

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