Good morning, young ones! Here’s to hoping you had a splendid weekend. I know that this week will be pretty rad as well, because we get to jump headlong into some stories by Edgar Allen Poe (and just in time for Halloween, too!). Take a look at the week below:
Monday: We will be going over a reading on The Romantic Age in class, and I will be discussing some reading and note-taking strategies that you may find useful.
Homework: Complete a paragraph-by-paragraph summary of the reading. I’ll be stamping your work first thing on Tuesday.
Tuesday: We will be debriefing our reading and discussing what, exactly, Romanticism is. We will also be taking a look at this photo too.
Wednesday: I will be handing out our first story by Edgar Allen Poe, The Cask of Amantillado. You will be doing similar work, summarizing sections of the text. I will be stamping these on Thursday.
Thursday: After discussing our first story, I will be walking you through the difference between mood and tone. We will then apply this to our next short story, The Masque of the Red Death. Again, I will be asking you to provide summaries of each paragraph – just two or three short sentences to explain what exactly is happening in each section. You will add to this a short description of the mood and tone of each portion of the story as well. I will be stamping these on Friday.