This Week's Reading Selection: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

"He had the eye of a vulture."
Edgar Allen Poe

Instructional Focus

  • cite textual evidence to support analysis and inferences
  • analyze incidents in a story
  • determine the meaning of words and phrases
  • analyze how differences in points of view create suspense
  • determine the point of view from which a story is told, evaluate the credibility of the narrator and identify techniques used to create suspense
  • evaluate how authors use tone and mood
Word of the Week: garrulous (adj) excessively talkative; rambling about trivial matters
Quote of the Week: "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody is not thinking." General George Patton
Essential Question: How does mental state affect thought processes and perspective?

Monday 11/28

Warm Up: Week 10 Day 1

Tone and Mood

Tuesday 11/29

Warm Up: Week 10 Day 2

Vocabulary Practice (Skill Builder)
Magnet Assembly

Wednesday 11/30

Warm Up: Week 10 Day 3
Read: The Tell Tale Heart p.89
Literary Analysis: Mood, Plot, Point of View

Thursday 12/1
Warm Up: Week 10 Day 4
Informational Text: "Energy from Biomass (Text Features)
Whatever Happened to Freedom of Speech (Author's Purpose)

Friday: 12/2
Warm Up: Week 10 Day 5
Examine Point of View, Theme, dialogue, foreshadowing
Vocabulary Test

Fire Drill
Magnet Assembly
Pep Rally