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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, March 30: Look in the “English Handbook Pages” under “Letters,” and describe the differences between a friendly letter and a block-style letter. Use vocabulary associated with letter-writing.

Tuesday, March 31: Look in the “English Handbook Pages” under “Letters,” and describe the differences between full block and modified block styles. Use vocabulary associated with letter-writing.

Wednesday, April 1: Explain the differences between the Age of Reason, Romanticism, and the Gothic movement. You may look back at your notes.

Thursday, April 2: Please copy the following questions into your journal, and answer them later in class:

  • Who wrote “Aboard a Slave Ship, 1829” and what do we know about the era he lived in?
  • How were slaves branded?
  • Where and how were slaves “stored” aboard a ship?
  • How did people aboard the slave ship react when offered fresh air and water?

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, March 30: Today we viewed a slide show that explains the differences between the Age of Reason, Romanticism, and the Gothic movement. This will be on the final exam, so either copy notes from a classmate, or look up the links I’ve provided and read about each of these eras in literature, taking notes.  Today we also read “Aboard a Slave Ship 1829,” a true account of Reverend Robert Walsh, who was a member of the party who overtook a slave ship and arrested its owners. This is a very tragic and horrific account, but an important one to remember as we look back on America’s past. Please use the link I provided or ask your teacher to loan you a copy, so you can read it and take notes.

Tuesday, March 31: Today we finished reading “Aboard a Slave Ship 1829,” a true account of Reverend Robert Walsh, who was a member of the party who overtook a slave ship and arrested its owners. A number of students took notes on this famous document. You may wish to copy notes from your classmates, as “Aboard a Slave Ship” will appear on the final.

Wednesday, April 1: Today we read a letter written by George Washington to the new American Congress in 1776. It helps us understand the changes that American English has underwent since the inception of the United States of America as an independent country. It’s important that you read this letter, keeping this in mind, so I will provide a link online. If you’re in the classroom, please ask for a copy of the letter if you can’t find it in Box 13 or 14 in the makeup work center.

Thursday, April 2: Today we read “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Please go to the link provided and read it on your own, copying down lines that exemplify the Gothic literary concept and lines that exemplify romanticism.

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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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