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Monday, Nov. 3: Look in the “English Handbook Pages” under “Letters” and describe the differences between the three different letter formats shown there.

Tuesday, Nov. 4: Please copy these definitions into your journal (esp. those that pertain most to your final exam):

  • Oral traditions of the Native Americans — Pre-Columbian Literature (stories told orally by Native people that may have been recorded recently).
  • The Age of Reason — Revolutionary War Literature (esp. literature that helped establish the country, like “The Declaration of Independence”).
  • American Romanticism — Literature written after the Revolution, often glorifying American scenes and characters as kings, dragons, castles, etc…
  • Realism — Description that makes you feel you’re there, in the moment.
  • American Gothic Literature — Literature that offers a gruesome or psychologically disturbing form of realism (sometimes called dark romanticism) and uses setting to create an ominous mood.
  • Civil War Literature — The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane combines many of these literary concepts.

Wednesday, Nov. 5: Copy capitalization rule #10 from the “English Handbook Pages” and explain why the examples given there are sometimes quoted and sometimes in italics.

Thursday, Nov. 6: Copy capitalization rule #11 from the “English Handbook Pages” in its entirety.


Monday, Nov. 3 – Thursday, Nov. 6: We’ll begin taking our final this week. Students will be allowed four days to finish this final, as it’s a written exam, complete with a pre-writing page, an edited first draft, and a hand-written final draft. Students will also need to turn in the vocabulary lists they’ve made all through the trimester.

Each student has been given a different writing prompt for the final exam, so if you were gone on the first day of testing, you’ll need to ask your teacher to give you your prompt. If you need an extra day or two to finish your final, please do not watch any movies with our class until you’ve turned in your exam. You may be asked to go to the library to finish testing or sit in the hall to finish your test. Just let the teacher know you’ll need more time. You may have up to four class periods to finish the test. After that, you must turn in the test, whether you’re finished or not.


About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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