Monday, August 25, 2014

Scribe 8/25 -Danny Guo

Scribe -Danny Guo
August 25, 2014

-Discussion about "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe( first half of the class)

  •   Talked about how certain negative emotions can affect our choices and decide our lives
-Then, we were shown how to write a summary response paragraph(second half)
  • Link:
  • or just go to Smith's teacher page
  • Two parts; the summary and the response
  • Remember counterclaim is important, short summary, and no opinions in summary
  • work on evidence and explanation of evidence
HW: write a response using the outline that tells why or why not Montresor's actions emulate deceit

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  1. Scribe for Monday, 8-25-14

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    Today we had an Aquarium style discussion on the Cask of Amontillado and some topics we discussed were,

    - Why did Montresor hate Fortunado (we thought it could have been because he was jealous)
    - We thought that maybe Montresor’s whole family was extreme at punishing people
    - We thought it was interesting that it never tells how Fortunado dies or what Fortunado did, we think that the author wanted to let us do the imagining.
    - Deception in our narrator (he continually calls Fortunado, “my friend” when he is really plotting to kill him)
    - There is a PowerPoint on Smith’s webpage called teacher model summary response, make a copy of the webpage.
    - Make sure that your summary paragraph is super short
    (Summary response outline) (Copy)
    -Look at the strong verbs to help with your writing (they are located in the agenda and resources tabs)
    - Make sure you always have at least two supports, three is ideal + a counterclaim (so people know that your not being biased)

    The Main idea of The Cask of Amontillado

    The power of revenge
    Connects to essential question (“To what extent do jealousy and betrayal rule our choices/lives or affect our relationships?)

    Revenge examples (Also on the Google document):
    Fortunato doesn’t want Luchesi tasting the great wine
    Montressor destroying the life of Fortunado…

    -Claims are stated, not personal (No I, we, you, your, me, my, our)
    - Make sure that your claim and counterclaim stay on topic
    -Quote Edgar Allen Poe directly in both the claim and counterclaim

    The Lead in’s:

    -A quote has to become part of a sentence to help prove the point (Lead in then the quote)
    Document sources correctly (MLA…)

    Partner up and work on an example from the text that show deceitful actions,
    Examples: (who walks first into the wall) (Montresor keeps giving him wine even though he has already drank at the carnival)
    Counterclaim example: (common for people to drink wine especially during carnival, so maybe Poe wasn’t giving Fortunado wine out of deception, but rather out of good hospitality)

    Homework for tonight:

    o Evidence: Lead-in “ quotation” ( )
    o Explanation of quotation to prove claim
    • Counterclaim 2: Although, ....
    o Set-up
    o Evidence: Lead-in “ quotation” ( )
    o Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim

    Concluding sentence: restate main idea