Due Dates

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Here are some updated due dates:

The Pit and The Pendulum Alternate Ending

Assigned: January 26 (B) and 27 (A)

Due: January 30 (B) and 31 (A)

Progress Report 1

Assigned: January 30 (Monday/B) and 31 (Tuesday/A)

Due: February 3 (Friday, regardless of whether you are A or B)

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Get the paperback novel for class

Assigned: January 23 (A) and 24 (B)

Due: February 10 (Friday, regardless of whether you are A or B)

Quarter 2 Compass Odyssey

Became Available: January 26

Due: March 2

The Pit and The Pendulum Alternate Ending Assignment

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If you missed last Thursday and Friday (January 26 and 27), we finished reading “The Pit and The Pendulum” in class. Then, this assignment was introduced and explained:

At the end of “The Pit & The Pendulum”, the Prisoner narrowly escapes death and is saved by General LaSalle’s French Army.
Your job is to write an alternate ending- change the ending of this story in a new, creative way that still sounds like Poe and in his style (gothic, horrifying, grotesque, bizarre)
•Be Gothic Fiction (gothic, horrifying, grotesque, bizarre) 
•The new ending must begin when the searing hot room becomes a diamond shape, closing in on the Prisoner (pg 355, Column 2)
•Minimum length: 3 paragraphs ( min. 15 sentences)
•Be very detailed with at least 3 high level descriptive words and underline those words
•Use the vocabulary word “averted”
•Fewer than 3 spelling and punctuation mistakes
The “alternate ending” is due in class Monday and Tuesday (January 30 and 31). Make sure it is neatly written, skipping lines or that it is typed, with double-spacing. Have fun with it!

End of Semester 1 Updates

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Just some reminders of what has been going on and what is due by the end of the semester:

We have read in our current unit, Unit 3, “The Masque of the Red Death” and we are now reading “The Pit and the Pendulum”, both of these texts by Edgar Allen Poe.

We have gone over Edgar Allen Poe’s life, Gothic Fiction, Mood and Tone, Plot, and the Spanish Inquisition as it relates to our story.

We have taken 2 quizzes, one about Edgar Allen Poe’s life and another covering mood, tone, and plot.

Important Dates:

  • Compass Odyssey from Quarter 1 is due Friday, January 13 (the deadline was extended).
  • Binder Check 3 was graded on January 9 and 10.
  • All make-up work is due by Tuesday, January 17.
  • The Semester Assessment will be given on Wednesday, January 18 and Thursday, January 19. It will cover everything we have done with Edgar Allen Poe and his stories.
  • The end of the semester is Thursday, January 19. However, no make up work will be accepted at that point.

As always, after school tutoring is after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 3:30pm. This time is provided for re-taking quizzes, submitting make-up work, and going over assignments. *Please note that tutoring on  Tuesday, January 17 will be extremely crowded and it will be difficult to work with students one-on-one.

-Ms. A