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English 11
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ReadWorks Class Code:  CHJ7N2      Mrs. Thomas's Email:  
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Wednesday, May 24th  Choose some word games from this website:




Your assignment is to review both study stacks of SOL Vocabulary, and complete at least ONE Readworks Article for a grade.  


Set #1:


Set #2:


After that, you should work on any makeup work, or Lancer Academy course you need to complete.  


Check out some of the fun links above when you're all finished 


Friday, May 12th  


Your READING SOL is on MONDAY.  Do these tasks:  


1) Go to TestNav8 and make sure you can use all the features.  


2)  Study the LAST PASSAGE of the ONLINE SOL REVIEW PACKET WITH A PARTNER by answering the questions together, then checking your answers.  How did you do?  


SOL Review Online Packet:




Set #1:

Set #2:



4) ask me any questions you have before the test


5) Get plenty of rest this weekend.




Thursday, May 11th  Today, find a partner and review for your SOL Test on Monday.  


1.  First, read at least one passage from this SOL Review Online Packet:  This is the most recent released test.  Use the answer key at the end to check your answers.  


2ndSOL Review Terms Practice Slideshows and Lessons:




Wed., May 10th  


Finish the 2014 EOC Reading Practice Test.  












Using the resources at the link above, answer the following questions about your college search:


From Types of Colleges Slideshow:


1.  What is the difference between a public, and a private college?


2.  What is one problem with ‘for-profit’ colleges?


3.  List some of the different types of colleges.


*Click on the link at the end of this slideshow that says, “College Search” then follow the directions in the GREEN circle.  


Which colleges are you interested in from this guide?  Write down one reason you like each college.







Next, click on “College Search Step by Step” in the RED circle.  Complete the tutorial, and write about your results below:


Click on the “Pay For College” tab at the top of the page.



REMINDER:  YOUR READING SOL IS ON MONDAY, MAY 15TH.  WE HAVE 4 DAYS OF SCHOOL TO PREPARE FOR IT!  On Monday, May 15th you will go to the following testing site AFTER you check in with your 1st Period teacher:  


1st Pd:  Zap Me Lab  


3rd Pd:  Science Lab  


4th Pd:  Room 149  


5th Pd:  Room 141  


7th Pd:  Room 140



Monday, May 8th  


Set #1:

Set #2:


Go to Study Stack and study SOL Vocab #2 terms.  You may print out a study guide of both sets of terms to review.  When finished, begin the final 2014 Practice Test


Friday, May 5th 


Visit the following link and answer the questions on your Study Guide:


Thursday, May 4th  


Check out these videos about planning for college:


How To Choose A College: 


Why Is College So Expensive?  


How To Pay For College (Scholarships):


The Benefits of Community College:






Wednesday, May 3rd  


Read this passage, then answer the questions.  For EACH question, write down the number of the paragraph where you found your answer.



Fiction Reading Passage:  Blood Is Thicker

When you're finished, write down all your SOL Testing Dates:  
Monday, May 15-EOC Reading-(Long 1st and  2nd Periods)
Tuesday, May 16-Biology-First Session (Long 1st and 2ndPeriods); Earth Science & Chemistry-Second Session (Long 5thPeriod)
Wednesday, May 17-VA/US History-First Session(Long 1st and 2nd Periods)and WHII-Second Session (Long 5th Period)
Thursday, May 18-Geometry (Long 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods)
Friday, May 19-Algebra I (Long 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods)
Monday, May 22-Algebra II (Long 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Periods)
Tuesday, May 23-Expedited Retakes-Reading
Wednesday-May 24-Expedited Retakes-Science
Thursday-May 25-Expedited Retakes-History
Friday, May 26-Expedited Retakes-Math




Tuesday, May 2nd  


Click on this link

and complete the online practice passage.  


This is great nonfiction comprehension and analysis practice for our Reading SOL on MONDAY, MAY 15TH!



Happy Friday!

Friday, April 28th  


Your Assignment For Today Is: Complete two of these reading comprehension online quizzes, then print out your results for a classwork grade.


When you are finished, complete "Why Do Cave Fish Lose Their Eyes?" on Class Code:  CHJ7N2


When you are finished, use your DEDUCTIVE REASONING SKILLS to play GEOGUESSR.COM.  



Thursday, April 27th  




Class Code:  CHJ7N2  


1. Complete today's passages ("Traveling in the Future" and "Wetlands") on Readworks Digital.  


When finished, study your Study Stack SOL Vocabulary for a TEST TOMORROW (mc and short answer)




2. Check your grade for yesterday's article.  Finish your Readworks Article from yesterday ("Flying High") or redo it if I reassigned it.  




Wednesday, April 26th  




Read the article "Flying High" on Readworks and answer the questions.  Answer ALL written questions in complete sentences, please.


Class Code:  CHJ7N2  


Pay close attention to which QAR Level each question is, and what you should do to answer it.  


This is a QUIZ grade.  When you're finished, go to Study Stack, or try out Geoguessr (link is at the top of the page).




Go here to finish categorizing your questions from yesterday:  


2007 Reading Practice Test - Use for Test Corrections AND QAR LABELING



Tuesday, April 25th  


Use the 2007 Reading Practice Test below to label the QAR level of all questions, 1-50.



Monday, April 24th  




Test Correction Worksheet



2007 Reading Practice Test - Use for Test Corrections AND QAR LABELING



2009 Reading SOL Practice Test - Use for Test Corrections






Wednesday, April 19th


1.  Read the passage called "Personal/" 

The Passage:  Personal Development



2.  Answer the questions on the slideshow, or listed below:

Reading Strategy:  Guiding Questions


1.  What is the main idea of the text?

2.  The author's purpose for writing the text is…

3.  What are the important dates discussed in the reading?

4.  The most significant contribution of ____ was…

5.  What are your personal experiences related to the reading?

6.  The author's motivation for writing the text was…


3.  Complete your 2009 Reading Practice Test using the strategy you just practiced. 




Tuesday, April 18th:  


Go to the Reading SOL Vocabulary Slideshow and write down all the definitions for Weeks 1-3. 


 SOL Vocabulary Warm Ups Slideshow


SOL Vocab Warm Ups Worksheet Weeks 1-6

(Print Page 1-2 if you need a copy)


When you are finished, choose an option:


1) Make flashcards with your words OR


2) Go to Study Stack and print a study guide, then review your words.




Our class will begin reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.  As you read, answer all the questions below.  You may use your own paper or create a Google Doc.  Some days we will not have a computer, so print off what you complete each day.  


Assignment #1


Read Pages 1-25 in The Old Man and the Sea.  Look for the page numbers in the brackets.  You may use the paperback, or the ebook below.  ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS IN COMPLETE SENTENCES, PLEASE!











The Old Man and the Sea Study Guide Questions     Name__________________________________________


1.     Who is Santiago?  Describe his physical appearance and personality. Use a quote from the book.

2.    Who is Manolin (the young boy)?  Describe his actions and personality. Use a quote from the book and explain it.

3.     Describe Santiago’s relationship with the young boy.  


4.     Describe Santiago’s home.  What does it say about him as a man? Use a quote from the book to describe Santiago’s home.

5.   Why do the other fishermen make fun of or pity Santiago?


6.   Who does Santiago admire and why?

7.What does Santiago dream of?  Why is this dream important to Santiago?

8.  Think about the five qualities you wrote about in your journal entry that you  would associate with a hero or heroine.  

9.  Is the old man a failure or a success?  Explain your answer.

10.  How does Hemingway’s description of Santiago’s feelings about the Marlin as he captures it differ from his description of his feelings about the sharks?


11.  How far are Santiago’s feelings about the sea as he sets sail confirmed by his experiences in the rest of the voyage?


12.  How do the ways in which Santiago and Manolin talk to each other change between the beginning and the end of the story?

13.  How does the story end?  What changes have the main characters gone through?  What would you have done in Santiago’s situation?  


14.  What was the initiating event of this story?


15.  What is the theme?  There may be more than one you want to talk about.


16.  Describe the main conflict in the story, OTHER THAN THE STRUGGLE WITH THE FISH. Video on Ernest Hemingway:


Friday, March 24th  View this biography of Ernest Hemingway in preparation for next week's lessons.  View the first 30 minutes:


Answer the Study Guide Questions as we view the documentary in class. 



Tuesday, March 21st



Video, Analyzing A Writing Prompt:


1.  Take the Practice Test below.  It is self-grading.  Write down your score on your paper.


2010  Writing MC Practice Test





2.  Complete TWO Readworks Digital Articles.


Write down the title and a summary on your paper.  Log in here:


4.  If you finish early, do the Word Find on the back of your paper, then take a "WHEN DONE" worksheet from the front desk.



Thursday, March 16th  


Finish your NW3 Assessment:



When finished, take the FINAL PRACTICE TEST WRITING MC

Test at the following link:



Tuesday, March 7th  


1.  Scroll to the bottom of this page.  


Open the Document called:  Paired Passage Set #3


2.  Read the paired passage set.  


3.Answer the questions on your own paper, and hand in.



2.  Go to the link below and answer all the questions using the passage set. 


If you need a copy of the cellphone prompt, here it is:




1.  Take ONE of the Practice Tests below.  It is self-grading.  Write down your score on your paper.


2010  Writing MC Practice Test


2010 Reading Practice Test



2.  Complete TWO Readworks Digital Articles.


Write down the title and a summary on your paper.  Log in here:


4.  If you finish early, do the Word Find on the back of your paper, then take a "WHEN DONE" worksheet from the front desk.



4.  PLUG IN YOUR LAPTOP before you leave :)



Complete these Subject/Verb Agreement Exercises.  Write down your score as proof you completed these.



Friday, March 3rd, 2017  When you are finished with your test:

Complete the practice passages below.  Write your answers down on the Answer Sheet.




Paired Passage SET # 1

Paired Passage SET # 2

Paired Passage Set #3

Paired Passage Set # 4

Paired Passage Set #5

Paired Passage Set # 6

Paired Passage Set # 7





Friday, 2/24/17  Today you will complete ALL the tasks below.  Hand in your work at the end of class whether you are finished or not.  


1. Open up the 2006 Writing SOL Practice Test at the link below.


2.  Use your student answer sheet and the Test Corrections Worksheet to correct all questions you missed.  3.  When finished, complete the rough draft of your ABCD Writing Prompt.





TestNav 8 Tutorial



TestNav 8 Practice Module Student Handout




Using this handout, review TestNav 8 Writing Multiple Choice Test, AND The Writing Tool.



2/14/17:  Happy Valentine's Day!  


Take the 2009 Writing MC Practice Test.  Take your time!  These questions are designed to work through carefully.


 Secure testing link:  


Finish your 2006 and 2007 Writing MC Practice Tests when finished, please!  If you were absent, read the "Madiba" then choose a Discussion Area (1, 2, or 3) of the questions below to answer. 


1. Open this article:



2. On your own paper, write down the meanings of these words: apartheid, segregation.



3. See me for which Discussion Area you need to complete, then answer these questions:



Wednesday, February 15th


On Monday, you answered questions in Discussion Area 1, 2, or 3. 


Today, you will meet with all the people who answered questions from your Discussion Area to compare answers. Make sure everyone shares answers, and writes them down. 


After that, you will be assigned to be part of a small group (3 people) where you will share answers for all Discussion Areas.



If you finish early, choose one of these options:


1.  Make a poster that a supporter of Nelson Mandela would carry during a march or protest.

2.  Create a logo which represents Nelson Mandela's important philosophies or ideas.

3.  Illustrate an important scene from your reading.





11.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts. h) Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.



1. Open this article:



2. On your own paper, write down the meanings of these words: apartheid, segregation.



Read the captions, view the images and maps, and read the sidebars in the article.



You have been assigned Discussion Area 1, Discussion Area 2, or Discussion Area 3.


Read the article. As you read (online or paper copy), answer these questions in detail.  You will need these answers for tomorrow’s Jigsaw Group lesson.


Send, or have your work checked, before the end of class, please.  




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Tuesday, February 7th
Get an ORANGE Textbook.  Turn to Page 459.
Define the terms:  hyperbole, understatement, comic comparisons, vernacular, idioms
Read the story, “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to yourself silently.  Write two paragraphs about the story when you are finished:  one about the main story, and one about the story within the story.  
Read Page 466.  
Answer #1-10 on Page 467.  Complete the Vocabulary Development at the bottom of this page.  


Wednesday, February 8th
Finish reading “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”  and answer questions 1-10 on Page 467.
Complete the WRITING assignment on Page 467.  
If you finish early, go to Page 468 and begin reading “The Lowest Animal”


Thursday, February 9th
Complete the Quickwrite on Page 468 for “The Lowest Animal”  
Define the words:  satire, exaggeration, irony, purpose
Read the story and answer all the questions in the margin while you read.  There are 10 Questions.
Read the newspaper article on Page 474 when you are finished.  
Answer all questions on Page 476 when you are finished.  


Friday, February 10th
Complete all unfinished work. 
Complete the writing prompt:  

Many believe that in democratic societies a free education is each citizen’s right. Others see education as a privilege, one that must be earned. In the United States, should education be considered a right or a privilege? Take a position on this question. Support your response with reasons and specific examples. 



Monday, February 6th  


Take the 2007 Writing MC Practice Test at this link:  


Practice Test Link:  


If you need to share a computer, open the test at this link:





Friday, February 3rd  


1. Check the Verbals Worksheet #1 using this slide show:  


Verbals Worksheet Key (3rd, 4th Period)


Verbals Worksheet Key (1st, 5th, 7th)



2.  Finish your writing assignment about African-American culture you began yesterday.  (See Feb. 2nd tasks)



3.  Read this article about Nelson Mandela,then choose ONE Discussion Area and complete the reader response questions below:


Click on the link at the end of the article to watch the video at the end of the article about what life is like today for the "Born Free" generation.  



Link to Reader Response Questions for "Madiba" below:


Reader Response Questions for "Madiba"





Thursday, February 2nd 


1.  Make revisions to your rough draft.  


2.  Print out your final draft and hand it in. 


3.  When you have finished everything, explore these sites below on African-American history:



TIME Magazine:  Honoring Dr. King



The Loving vs. Virginia Case




Your Assignment:  


Write at least one detailed paragraph (200 words or more) about a person or event you read about in the resources above.  


Tell how this person or event gave you some insight into the African-American experience.  Include a direct quote from a primary resource you found in your research.  


Share your paragraphs with me when you are finished.  


Need help remembering the difference between participles, gerunds, and infinitives??


Participle:  an -ing verb used as an adjective:  The baking bread smelled delicious.


Gerund:  an -ing verb used as a noun:  Baking is my favorite hobby. 


Infinitive:  a verb form with 'to' in front of it:  I love to bake cakes and cookies.  


Wednesday, February 1st  


Use your Verbals study guide and the Grammar Monster website




to help you do this practice sheet: 


Verbals Worksheet #1


 You may see me for a paper copy OR copy it and paste it into a new Google Doc, then send it to my email address.  When you are finished, see me for a Verbals Quiz. 



Tuesday, January 31st


Go to the following link and use this website to complete the study guide on verbals.  


Link for Verbals Website on Grammar Monster:

Complete the worksheet using the information on the website, then take the online practice quiz.  

When finished, complete your makeup work (rough draft, rainbow editing, 2006 practice test, etc.)

Practice your knowledge of verbals with the following games:



TIME Magazine:  Honoring Dr. King


Wednesday, Jan. 25th  AND Thursday, Jan. 26th


1.  Finish typing your rough draft of the prompt you chose.  Print out your draft and bring it to class tomorrow.  


Go to EOC Writing Prompts (1/19/17) if you still need a prompt.  


2.  Begin taking the 2006 Writing MC Practice Test.  This counts as a grade, so do your best work :)


3.  When you are finished with the 2006 Writing MC Practice Test, use the editing and revising guide here: Rainbow Revising and Editing Guide


Read these example writing prompts by Mrs. Thomas:  


From The Heart: Making Important Life Decisions 


Often young people are faced with the choice between making their own decisions, or seeking guidance from experts and authorities about life’s important matters.  I believe people should seek guidance and insight from experts and authorities, but ultimately, they should make their own decisions about life’s important matters. The individual is the one who will face the consequences, either positive or negative, of the decisions they make.  Through hearing about the experiences of others, and making informed decisions, a person can make important life choices that are truly ‘from the heart.  

Throughout life, we hear about the experiences of others, both their successes and failures.  While these experiences are important, they are solutions and decisions that worked for that individual.  The realizations that person had may not transfer to someone’s specific experience.  For example, if a child talks to their parents about their life decisions, they may not be able to apply those experiences they had in the past to their child’s modern-day life.  The parents’ experiences are helpful, and as young people know, they are always getting advice from someone older than them.  However, the young person, to really use this helpful knowledge, needs to apply it to their unique, modern-day experience.  

To be truly meaningful, important decisions need to be made “from the heart.”  When we make important choices, or travel down new paths, while only considering the guidance and decisions of others, we might find that we are living someone else’s life.  We may be living up to their, and not our own, expectations.  Our actual identities, and authentic selves, can emerge only when you make decisions from the heart.  These authentic choices  can be made in consideration of the advice and guidance of others, but ultimately, the choices we make should be our own, and then we can experience our own real, authentic life.  



Specific Praise is Essential to Success


Praise, teachers hear all the time, is critical to student success.  That praise must be specific and meaningful, or it does not have the desired positive effect. Our self-esteem comes from achievement, and specific, meaningful praise can help a person realize the importance of their accomplishments.  


Empty praise does not help a person know what they have achieved.  For example, if I were to tell an elementary student that he or she has done a “great job” on an art project, that student may likely feel that their art is complete, perfect, and needs no more work from the student.  However, if I tell that same student that, in his or her artwork, I enjoyed their use of texture and shading of colors, that student knows specifically which techniques they are using successfully.  That quality, specific praise is much more meaningful than empty, general praise which leaves the student wondering what his or her specific strengths are in that area.


Praise can be a motivator, and people will often work hard for focused, specific praise. In volunteer work, people put in many hours of hard work for causes that they feel are important.  Many people say that the satisfaction they get, and the results they achieve by volunteering are the most important parts of the experience.  Often, the praise that the volunteer gets is just as meaningful to him or her.  Being appreciated for special talents, and for helping others feels great, and can be an excellent motivation for people to continue to volunteer their time.


True self-esteem is knowing what you are capable of, then setting your sights on that goal.  Unfocused praise would keep a person from wanting to continue down their path to positive self-esteem and achievement. Without specific acknowledgement of what a person is doing well, he or she will not know if they are truly achieving, or if the praise is earned.  The most valuable and memorable feedback is specific and meaningful to the person, and to the task at hand.





Thursday, Jan. 19th  


1.  Pick a prompt. EOC Writing Prompts


2.  Prewrite.

What is the issue?  

What is your position on this issue?

 What are the reasons why I have this position?  

What are examples that support my reasons?  


3.  Write your rough draft.  You will type this tomorrow. 


When finished, take the Comma Vs. Semicolon Quiz if you haven't taken it. Take Quiz #2 if you need to retake it. 


Comma VS Semicolon Quiz #1


Wednesday, Jan. 18th  


Go to


Complete your work from yesterday (complete one Readworks Digital


article and your written summary). Written Summaries should




(type them with Google Docs, or write on your own paper)


  • Summarize this article in two sentences or more.  

  • Find a quote from the article that shows the main idea.  

  • Write the quote, then explain it in one or more sentences.  

  • What is your opinion on the topic of this essay?  

  • Why do you have this opinion?

  • What is the most important part of this article?  

  • Why?


Type your answers on your Google Docs account, and send them to me (  You may write your answers on paper and hand them in to the substitute. 


Choose another ReadWorks article to complete (total of two).  Use this





Tuesday, January 17th


Follow these directions, and behave for my substitute, please :)


1.  Go to Readworks Digital


2.  Read at least ONE article, then answer the online questions (classwork grade)


3.  When you are finished with the article and questions, complete these tasks:

(type them with Google Docs, or write on your own paper)


  • Summarize this article in two sentences or more.  

  • Find a quote from the article that shows the main idea.  

  • Write the quote, then explain it in one or more sentences.  

  • What is your opinion on the topic of this essay?  

  • Why do you have this opinion?

  • What is the most important part of this article?  

  • Why?


Type your answers on your Google Docs account, and send them to me (  You may write your answers on paper and hand them in to the substitute. 




Thursday, January 12th


1. If you have taken the quizzes, go to


and complete at at least ONE article.



2. Review the Slideshow we used last week. 

Comma, Colon, and Semicolon Slideshow


3.  Play the Review Games Below, then take your Comma VS. Semicolon Quiz Version 1 or 2


Play these review games about grammar and punctuation usage:


4.  Take the 2004 Practice Test if you haven't finished it yet: (link below)


Practice Test Link:


Go to iTest 7 and take the 2004 Writing Practice Test



The Lancers are the Team of the Week on WSET 13:  


More footage of the game:




Tuesday, January 3rd

Use this Power Point to review use of colons, semicolons, and commas:


Complete this study guide as you view the Slideshow:


Colon & Semicolon PPT Study Guide



Complete the study guide using the podcast and the text of the podcast at the link below:




The EOC Writing SOL Writing Multiple Choice SOL will be given March 20th-March 24th, 2017.


The Reading EOC SOL will be May 2017.


January 3-6,2017 Answer sheet for Practice SOL tests:



Friday, December 9th


Go to Readworks Digital (scroll down for the link) and complete ONE of these articles:


"Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr."


"The Upside of Dyslexia"


"Short Circuit".



This is a quiz grade, so use complete sentences when typing your

own answers, please. The class code is CHJ7N2


You may visit these fun websites when you are finished with the practice test:



Google Santa Tracker





Tuesday, December 6th



Take the NW2 Practice Test on Power Test.  


This is a test grade. When finished: 



Complete "Education in America" on Readworks Digital The class code is CHJ7N2


Visit this fun website when you are finished with the practice test:



Friday, December 2nd


1.  Start working on the EOC Writing SOL Test from 2014at the link below:


You may retake the test ONCE if you make below a 70.  This will be graded.


Do your best work and focus! :)



Link to the live stream of the 2016 Amherst Christmas Parade


Link to highlights of the 2015 Amherst Christmas Parade







Thursday, December 1st



1.  Choose TWO articles from Digital to complete.  


All written answers must be in complete sentences.  Use capitalization and punctuation, please.*
 The class code is CHJ7N2



*Pay close attention to questions that require you to look at multiple places within the text to find your answer.  These are good practice for your NW2 Assessment.




2.  When you are done, start working on the EOC Writing SOL Test from 2014at the link below:


You may retake the test ONCE if you make below a 70.  This will be graded.


Do your best work and focus! :)





When finished with your work, try and solve these riddles with your partner:



Tuesday, November 29th  


Complete the assignments in this Slideshow using your textbook.  


Civil Disobedience Unit Slideshow



(if you are absent and don't have a book, try this link for an online version of the textbook: username: wclass13  password: p8p9p)




Monday, November 28th




Read the article, "NEWS DEBATE: PHONE PATROL" and answer the questions.  


This is a classwork grade :)  Finish make up work when you are done. 



Monday, November 21st  


I am absent today for a Dr's Appt.  Please behave well, and complete your work with a partner.  I will be back tomorrow!

1.  Choose ONE lesson from UNIT TWO of the Glencoe Vocabulary Workbook.  


Vocabulary Power Workbook, Grade 11 - Glencoe


Write your answers on your own paper, or submit your answers by Google Docs to  


2.  Watch the Simpsons Episode below that features "The Raven."  Write a paragraph answering these questions:


*What was funny about this cartoon?

*How similar is this video to Poe's poem?  Describe the important events of the poem.

*Illustrate your favorite scene.


The Simpsons Episode:  "The Raven"



Friday, November 18th


1.  Continue to type your short essays.  When you are finished with your draft, send (or send back with corrections) your essay to me on Google Docs. 


 2.  Next, read the text of "The Raven" and listen to the audio recording:


Audio and Text of Poe's "The Raven"


Answer the following questions about the poem.  They are due at the end of the class on Monday for a Quiz Grade. 


Poe's "The Raven" Questions in Google Docs



Poe's "The Raven" Questions Original Format


You may print the sheets, or type your answers on a Google Doc.



Wednesday, November 16th



1.  Watch (or finish) the Edgar Allan Poe Biography. 



What influenced Poe's dark literary style?  Write down several reasons from the biography below.  Turn your notes into at least one well-formed paragraph about influenced Poe's dark literary style.  



Possible thesis statement:  The events in Edgar Allan Poe's life that influenced his dark literary style were ___________, __________, and ______________.



The rest of your paragraph should explain HOW each of these events might have influenced his dark style of writing.


This version has closed captioning:


2.  Next, read the text of "The Raven" and listen to the audio recording:


Answer the following questions about the poem:



You may print them, or type your answers on a Google Doc.



Monday, November 14th, 2016


Keep your graded work for Romantic Literature:  Test Friday on Elements of Romanticism, The Devil and Tom Walker, Thantopsis.  


1.  FINISH One Lesson from Unit One in the Vocabulary Workbook.  You may work with a partner, just make sure both students' handwritings are on the paper. If this link does not work, scroll to the bottom of the page and open the link to the workbook.





Wednesday, November 9th

Fill in your chart with the Elements of Romanticism Slideshow below.  Complete the assignment on the last slide using the back of your paper. 



Elements of Romanticism Slideshow

Elements of Romanticism Slideshow



Graphic Organizer Options:


Bubble Map


Friday, 11/11/16

FINISH One Lesson from Unit One in the Vocabulary Workbook.  You may work with a partner, just make sure both students' handwritings are on the paper. If this link does not work, scroll to the bottom of the page and open the link to the workbook.


Make Up Work

Romanticism in American Literature Video:


Link to Video Guide:  Romanticism in American Literature




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