For your viewing pleasure: Jean Epstein and Luis Buñuel’s silent film “The Fall of the House of Usher”
1. Wordskills. Students took notes on two word roots today. If you were absent, please get notes from a friend.
2. Poe Pickin’. Since Halloween is right around the corner, we thought we’d get our students in the mood for blood and gore and perverseness with a little Edgar Allan Poe. Students chose a story at their reading level and then read and answered questions as they went.
Here are the options:
- “The Black Cat“
- Sometimes you can love an animal so much you start to hate it…
- Reading: The Black Cat Adapted (for Standard/Regular) or The Black Cat (for Honors)
- Questions: Pick them up in the classroom
- “The Cask of Amontillado“
- The ultimate revenge story involving a fine wine and a clown costume…
- Reading: Pick up packet from the classroom (Regular) or The Cask of Amontillado (Honors)
- Questions: Regular – it’s on the packet or Honors – pick up the questions in the classroom.
- “Berenice” recommended for Honors
- The love of your life has great teeth… I mean, really great teeth. Teeth. Teeth. Teeth.
- Reading and Questions: Berenice
- or, if you’ve read all of those…
HW: Grammar worksheet due tomorrow. You do not have to finish reading Poe for tomorrow. We’ll continue reading in class.