English II Honors

November 16-20

"As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them" -John F. Kennedy

One week until Thanksgiving Break! Have you turned everything in?


Vocabulary Unit 5 Test is on Friday. Make sure you use your resources and study!

Monday, November 16

Essential Question: How does Gandhi appeal to his audience and create an effective argument in "Letter to Viceroy?"


Do Now: Complete the "learning definitions" section of vocabulary unit 5


What is a Socratic Seminar? We will be participating in one on Wednesday this week! Make sure you review the PowerPoint and come prepared!


Read from "Letter to Viceroy, Lord Irwin" by Gandhi on page 352 of the HMH Textbook. Analyze the rhetoric and argument using the Socratic Prep. Sheet.

Tuesday, November 17

Essential Question: How do we compare Gandhi's argument in "Letter to Viceroy" to another medium?


Watch BBC: Gandhi Rise to Fame


As you watch, identify points of comparison between the letter and film. You will be generating questions for the Socratic Seminar using the Socratic Prep. Sheet.

Wednesday, November 18

Essential Question: How does Gandhi build an argument in "Letter to Viceroy?"


Socratic Seminar

Thursday, November 19

Essential Question: How does connotation and denotation impact my understanding of a text?


Do Now:
Complete the "sentences" section of vocabulary unit 5


Connotation v. Denotation

Friday, November 20