Thursday, February 16, 2017

Finding evidence of irony, mood and theme in "Cask of Amontillado"

Goal: Find evidence of irony, mood and theme in "Cask of Amontillado."

Searching for evidence with your partner

Finding Evidence:
  1. You will complete your work today with your partner.
  2. Together you will find evidence (quotes) in "Cask of Amontillado" that show irony, mood and theme. 
  3. Use THIS FORM to collect your evidence. 
  4. You must explain WHY that quote is a good evidence for the way Poe uses irony, mood or theme. 
  5. Write in complete sentences. (Do NOT start with, Because...)
  6. You submit ONE form with both of your names on it. 
  7. Other students WILL eventually see your responses. Proofread before you submit. 
Keep reading your independent reading book.
Review your course choices from yesterday with your parents. If you were absent yesterday ask me for an Advisory pass to come Tuesday to catch up. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Watching "Cask of Amontillado"

Goal: Understanding "Cask of Amontillado" even better by watching a film version.

Watching "Cask of Amontillado"
Watching it again with questions

Watching "Cask of Amontillado"
There is a pretty good film version that might help some of you with comprehension.
Watch how the filmmakers create mood with the setting, lighting, and dramatic music.

Watching it again with questions:
This version of the film is the same, but it stops and asks you some questions as you watch.
If you have trouble with your browser or loging-in remember our class motto and "Don't Panic!"

Keep reading.
Tomorrow we meet in the library. Enter through the front and walk to the back.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Looking at Plot and Character

Goal: Develop a deeper understanding of "Cask of Amontillado" by looking closer at the plot and characters.

Finish reading "Cask of Amontillado"
Catch up and move forward

Partner Work:
  1. Read the rest of "Cask of Amontillado" if you haven't finished it yet. Keep up with your prediction chart.
  2. Make a choice.  You may create a PLOT PROFILE of "Cask of Amontillado." OR Compare the two characters in the story. You may work together with the person next to you IF you want to work together. 
  3. Share your work with me. Be sure both of your names are on it if you worked as a partnership. 
Bring headphones tomorrow if you have them. 

Counseling Presentation Wednesday. We will meet in the library.
Art Comparison Essays due Wednesday. Turn it in on paper. Bring it to the library. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Comparative Analysis-Practice with Art

Goal: Visiting the art gallery to compare two works of art.

Group 1 visits the art gallery
Group 2 finish reading "Cask of Amontillado"
(Then we swap)

Visiting the Art Gallery:
Advanced art students have work on display in the 200 building gallery.
We will visit in two groups for 10-15 minutes each.
You will choose two art works to compare.
Use the note taking sheet I provided you with to record your thinking.
(Absent? Get the note taking sheet HERE and choose two works of art you find online HERE.)

Use your notes about the two art pieces to craft a clear three paragraph comparison essay. There is a suggested outline on the back of your note-taking sheet.
Essays are due in class on Wednesday 2/15/16. Turn it in on paper. You can type or hand write your essay.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Close reading of the opening of "Cask of Amontillado"

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The Cask of Amontillado by manonquinn
Goal: Develop a deeper understanding of the characters in "Cask of Amontillado" by doing a close reading of the first three paragraphs.

Close reading of "Cask of Amontillado," Section1

Close reading:
  1. Open your copy of "Cask of Amontillado."
  2. If you didn't make your own copy yesterday you can get a copy of the text here
I'll be using some slides in class to walk us through this process. I'll add them here later for your review. 


  • Read your book for 30 minutes. You should be almost 2/3 done about now.
  • Tomorrow you will have some time in class to finish reading "Cask of Amontillado," but if you have not done your prediction chart up through section 2 then you need to catch up tonight. 
  • If you did not complete the paragraph about irony and theme in "Possibility of Evil" from 2/6 last week you also need to complete that.