Unit 3 Vocabulary Words

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“The Masque of the Red Death”






1.pestilence Noun Deadly disease, contagion —–  The pestilence spread throughout the country killing thousands of people.
2.dissolution Noun Conclusion inauguration  In four years, Obama’s presidency will come to a dissolution.
3.dauntless Adj. Fearless, determined Timid, fearful  The dauntless soldier charged at the enemy.
4.provisioned Adj. sufficiently supplied lacking  We ensured we were provisioned so we could last through the hurricane.
5.sagacious Adj. Wise, clever Dense, unintelligent  The sagacious old man often had the best advice to offer.
6.ingress/egress Nouns The way in/out  Both the ingress and egress of the tunnel were packed with cars.
7.girdled Adj Restrained or bound together unbound  During the lockdown the students were girdled in the closet.
8.disconcert verb To be put in a distressful state of confusion To be reassured  The myterious sounds coming from the attic were disconcerting to the children.
9.monotonous adj boring, one tone, repetitive engaging  Writing down definitions can be a monotonous task.
10.sinister adj menacing, ominous nonthreatening  The sinister tone with with the murderer spoke made me feel nervous.
11.tremulousness noun State of shaky nervousness Confident, unwavering The tremulousness of every student could be felt during the lockdown.
12.countenance noun Facial expression ____  The appearance of a ghost caused a look of shock upon his countenance.
13.gaudy adj Flashy, extravagant understated  My grandmother often wears gaudy outfits of flashy plastic jewelry and bright mismatched clothing.
14.shrouded adj Covered, cloaked uncovered  The mother was shrouded in black at the funeral.
15.pervade verb To spread through ________  When she sprayed perfume, the scent pervaded the classroom.

“The Pit and The Pendulum”






16. lucid


Easily understood, clear, sane/rational

Confusing or unclear,  confused or delirious

17. discord


Conflict or disagreement


18. frivolous


not serious in content or attitude or behavior

Serious, sincere, sobering,



Greatly agitated or disturbed


20. In lieu of

Instead of, in place of

In lieu of taking a test, I wrote an essay.

21. impede


To Delay or prevent

To advance or encourage

22. avert


To turn away (usually your eyes or attention)

23. aghast


struck with fear, dread, or consternation


24. writhe


to move in a twisting or contorted motion

25. lethargy


Abnormal drowsiness


“The Raven”





26. surcease noun An end, stopping of an action, a discontinuation continuation
27. to implore verb To ask, beg, or plead; entreat  
28. bleak adj Being barren, desolate, cold and windswept; without hope or depressing Pleasant, comfortable
29. ungainly Adj Being awkward/clumsy and unattractive Elegant, graceful, attractive
30. pallid Adj Pale, lacking in color or vitality Colorful, vibrant, spirited
31. respite Noun A let-up or break continuation
32.to beguile verb To charm or attract To repel or ward off
33. melancholy adj Feeling depressed, downhearted cheerful
34. discourse noun Dialogue or communication silence
35. obeisance noun A gesture of respect Bad manners, lack of respect

Jan 25 (A) & Jan 29 (B) Gothic Fiction

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Notebook Page 25

Brain Warmer:

1. WRITE a sentence or two explaining to me what you think of when you see/hear the word “Gothic”.

2. WRITE a sentence explaining what “fiction” is.

Teacher discussed Brain Warmer with class:

“There are  many associations with what is “Gothic”. Many of you think of it as the stereotype/social construct of being “gothic” as in wearing all black, showing depressed or sad emotions, focusing on the dark and depressed. Others spoke of gothic architecture that has big archways, uses stone or dark building material, has ornate and dark details such as gargoyles, stained glass windows, intricate designs (see picture below). Also, there is gothic writing. This type of writing focuses on the dark, depressing, suspenseful, mysterious, insane, and evil. We will be exploring only gothic fiction, meaning that it has the focuses just discussed in stories that are untrue.”


Notebook Page 26:

Right Corner Heading:


Topic: Gothic Fiction

Source: Lecture/Textbook

Date: 1/___/13

Top Line of Page:

Objective: SWBAT recognize and discuss common elements of gothic fiction

Notes in Right Column of Page:

Characteristics of Gothic Fiction

•Use of haunting, eerie settings and strange, chilling events
•Interest in intuition, imagination, and hidden truths
•Exploration of evil and the irrational depths of the human mind
Common in Gothic Fiction
•Settings: Castles, graveyard, deserted town, at night/midnight, dungeon, prison cell, during a distressful period, monastery, secluded place
•Mood/Atmosphere: mysterious, suspenseful, gloomy, dark, dreary, distressful
•Author’s Tones: suspenseful, gloomy, sorrowful, distressed, sad, taunting, sarcastic, evil/devious
•Elements/Symbols: blood, red, black, a pit, fire, disease, dark passageway, tunnels, towers, trapdoors, tombstones, ticking clock, omens, witchcraft, supernatural, Gloom, rain, howling wind, darkness, storms, thunder, lightning, curses, Demons, angels, spirits, hell, distress, agony, loss of a loved one, sword/dagger


Do the Left Column Leveled/Labeled Questions and Notes Summary

Jan 22 (A) & Jan 25 (B) Edgar Allan Poe

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Notebook Page 23 (the left page)

Brain Warmer-WRITE the answers to these questions, be ready to share out!

1. What materials must you have for class?
2. What was the most useful part of learning to give persuasive speeches and rhetoric?
3. What is your class goal grade?
4. What does urgency mean?

Notebook Page 23 Under Brain Warmer:

QUICK WRITE without stopping for 3 minutes about:

Think about how the circumstances of your life inspire and influence the choices you make. Explain how life events and circumstances have played out in your own life: how have they inspired you? changed you? made you act or think differently?

Teacher said to class:

“In this unit we will focus on Edgar Allan Poe and Gothic Fiction, the genre he wrote in. The three stories we will read by Poe are: ‘The Masque of the Red Death’, ‘The Pit and The Pendulum’, and ‘The Raven’.”

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Notebook Page 24:

Right Corner Heading:


Topic: Edgar Allan Poe

Source: Lecture/Video

Date: 1/__/13

Top Line of Page:

Objective: SWBAT understand and theorize how the events of Poe’s life affected his writing

Notes in Right Column of Page:

•Poe’s work transformed detective shows, ghost stories, horror movies
• Began modern mystery/suspense stories that explore darkness of mind
•Mom, foster mom, wife died of tuberculosis
•Foster dad leads to Poe’s gambling/debt
•1845 The Raven lead to fame
• Married cousin, her death caused depression
Left Column of Page:

Create 4 Questions and label them

-1 Easy        -2 Medium        -1 Hard

Summary at Bottom of Page:

Write in 3-5 sentences.

Summarize the life of Poe. Then, think of the hardships Poe went through. Do you think Poe’s obsession with dark subject matter was the result of a difficult life? Why do you think so?

Unit 2 Persuasive Speech Due Dates

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All FINAL Powerpoints should be submitted through Gaggle (students.duvalschools.org) by the PowerPoint due date.

Speech Packets (with finished outline) and Final Draft of Speech stapled to the packet should be submitted on the final due date!

A Day:

Outline completed: Dec 13 (Thursday)
Speech written completely: January 4 (Friday)
PowerPoint completed and submitted in the Assignment Drop Box through Gaggle: January 8 (Tuesday)
All Parts of Project Due: January 10 (Thursday)

B Day:

Outline completed: Dec 14 (Fri)
Speech written completely: Jan 3 (Thursday)
PowerPoint completed and submitted in the Assignment Drop Box through Gaggle: Jan 7 (Monday)
All Parts of Project Due: Jan 9 (Wednesday)

7th Period:

Outline completed: Dec 14 (Friday)
Speech written completely: January 4 (Friday)
PowerPoint completed and submitted in the Assignment Drop Box through Gaggle: January 8 (Tuesday)
All Parts of Project Due: January 10 (Thursday)

Unit 2 Persuasive Speech- Example for Drafting Out Speech

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This is an example of how you can write out your speech.

I took my outline and reorganized a little, added in transition words and small amounts of extra elaboration.

You can see that I labeled my transition words, evidence pieces, where my evidence is explained, etc. so that I know I didn’t miss anything from transitioning from my outline to writing out the speech. You won’t say those labels out loud, they just help with organizing but also for Ms. A to GRADE YOU.

Unit 2 Persuasive Speech Example of Draft

Unit 2 Persuasive Speech- Outline Example

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Here are the examples for Outlining that I showed in class.

Unit2Example for outline



Unit 2 Persuasive Speech- Speech Packet

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Here is a copy of the Unit 2 Speech Packet.


This is due to be turned in along with your PowerPoint, written speech, and the presentation itself.

Unit 2 Persuasive Speech- Example PowerPoint

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This PowerPoint gives you a basic overview of what your presentation should look like.

***Be sure to include your Works Cited slide- a slide that lists all the sources of your information including the Author’s Name, Article Title, Article Date, Website Name, Web Address, and the Date you found this source!


Nov 8 (A) Nov 14 (B) Recognizing Rhetorical Appeals

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Spiral Notebook page 21

Brain Warmer Question:

Would you resist or not follow the laws of government if you felt they were unjust? Would you do it if a leader made a very persuasive speech telling you to do so? Why or why not? (at least 3 sentences)

Spiral Notebook page 22 Cornell Notes

-Topic: Recognizing EPL
-Source: Lecture
-Date: Nov 14, 2012
Objective: SWBAT analyze persuasive appeals in a persuasive text; identify the author’s purpose and perspective in a text
Recognizing Rhetorical Appeals
•Ethos, Pathos, and Logos can often ALL be found in an argument
•Ethos can be found whenever the author is establishing credibility, whether it is through using widely accepted morals/ethics/standards or through showing their reputation/authority/sincerity
•Pathos can be seen through personal stories, rhetorical questions, language that brings up strong feelings, emotion behind the voice of the speaker
•Logos can be seen through evidence, facts, logical reasoning, historical facts
•Think about the purpose of the text, the author’s perspective on the topic
Gandhi Worksheet
Holt textbook page 278  (my.hrw.com)

October 29 (A) November 1 (B) Ethos

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Spiral Notebook Page 19 Brain Warmer:

Can you persuade someone based off of how credible or trustworthy you are? Does it work, why or why not? (Re-state the questions in your answer, at least 3 sentences)

Spiral Notebook Page 20:  Cornell Notes on “Ethos”

Topic: Ethos Persuasion

Source: Lecture/Video

Objective: SWBAT identify, describe an “ethos” appeal and explain why it is considered “ethos”


•For complete persuasion, one’s argument should have all three appeals: ethos, pathos, and logos
             oEthos: an appeal based off on one’s own credibility and/or calling on ethics to make yourself seem credible
-When using ethos, you call on Trustworthiness, Similarity between you and speaker, Authority of speaker, Reputation, Sincerity, ethics of society
-In an essay, use of proper Standard English is part of your ethos

Spiral Notebook Page 19: Make the chart and fill in for examples

Ethos Example Ethos Found Why is it ethos?
Candidate Obama Speech Says “I will”  often, talks about responsibility and finishing what was started It is ethos because he is showing that he is responsible, wants to show that he can fix the important things for America
Morgan & Morgan Commercial They say they are family business, run for 25 years, say they’re for the people, call us for help It is ethos because it appeals to the consumer using reliability, reputation, trustworthiness because of years of experience, desire to help
Sensodyne Commercial 9 out 10 dentists recommend it, the real dentist in the commercial uses it and recommends it , showed his family It is ethos because we feel more trusting of Sensodyne based on the use of the dentist as a source for a recommendation, created a credible dentist


Candidate Obama’s Speech from August 2008:

“I will end this war in Iraq responsibly, and finish the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts. But I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and curb Russian aggression. I will build new partnerships to defeat the threats of the 21st century: terrorism and nuclear proliferation; poverty and genocide; climate change and disease. And I will restore our moral standing, so that America is once again that last, best hope for all who are called to the cause of freedom, who long for lives of peace, and who yearn for a better future.”
Morgan & Morgan Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_nQJlCjc-0&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

Sensodyne Commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3jHtTmAEgU&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active


Study and finish Cornell Notes, short quiz on Ethos, Pathos, Logos next class!

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