Week of Nov 3 – Nov 7.

Hi All,

There will be a little bit of creative lesson planning this week as there is NO SCHOOL for you on Tuesday. Ms McEvoy and I will be at Lexington Learns Professional Development. We are facilitating a discussion on technology and education!

Class 1 we will:

1. Check in on understanding: THREE TYPES OF IRONY.

2. Review bottom portion of: http://www.hasd.org/faculty/ThomasKraus/Us%20and%20Them.pdf

3. Return to “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. We’ll watch this clip from the Outsiders to jog our memory.

4. / HW:

R&A: “Woodstock”, “Big Yellow Taxi”, & “Nothing But Flowers” –> How do these songs exemplify the golden age. Use the internet to help you delve more deeply into these songs and the artists who wrote them.

Also: Review new participation rubric. How are you doing?



Friday Class! #4!

Today in class we will:

We will warm up with this music.

Watch this clip of “How to be a Real Indian.”

Answer these questions from last night’s reading of “This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona”.

We will understand the elements of the QUEST archetype that are present in this story.

We will discuss!


Read and Annotate “Antaeus” – MY FAVORITE!!

October 6 – October 10


Objective: Students will further their understanding of the Mentor Archetype. Students will learn how to analyze the God-Teacher Archetype.


Homework: R&A “The Mysterious Stranger” for Mentor / God-Teacher Archetype.



Objective: Students will further their understanding of the God-Teacher Archetype.

  1. Review “The Mysterious Stranger” Annotations.
  2. Complete Mysterious Stranger Discussion Questions. Link here.
  3. Listen to the Rolling Stones “Sympathy for the Devil” and follow along with the Lyrics.                        Link to Song.   Link to Lyrics.
  4. & Discuss.

Homework: R&A “The Sacrifice of Isaac” and “Alone in Martyrdom”

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Objective: Students will begin to understand the Martyr Archetype

  1. Review of Martyr Archetype and understanding the types.
  2. Review of Martyr Readings
    1. “The Sacrifice of Isaac” video.
      1. Understanding the artwork of Brunelleschi, Ghiberti, and Caravaggio video.
  3. In class read and analysis of the excerpt from The Hunger Games, with video.


Homework: R&A “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World”


  • “Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” performed.
  • Analyzing the story for the Martyr Archetype.

Homework: R&A “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson for the Scapegoat Archetype.

September 29 – October 3.

CLASS 1: Odysseus as a Journey Hero.

  1. Vocabulary for Archetype packet.


Recommended that you make a Quizlet to help you study. Quiz Friday.

  1. The Odyssey. We will review. You will read and annotate it for homework. It is on page 80 in your archetype packet.

CLASS 2: What makes a Journey Hero?

Students will review: How is Odysseus heroic? How is he similar to other journey heroes we have studied? What are his positive and negative traits?

  1. Students will then read and annotate: The Hobbit excerpt and the Superman article. What students do not complete in class will be homework.

Students also need to study vocab words for Friday’s quiz.

CLASS 3:   Understanding the Mentor Archetype.


Students will develop an understanding of the mentor archetype and how the character functions in a story. Students will also practice annotation and close reading.

  1. Watch and follow along with these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZPrMXxHfEs


Lessons from Mentors in films: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2wIuTdf5FQ

  1. Begin to Read and Annotate “The Cave” by Jean McCord. Finish for HW. Study for vocab quiz tomorrow.

CLASS 4: Vocab Skills & Analyzing “The Cave” mentor.

  1. After the quiz, begin reading comprehension questions for “The Cave”. https://docs.google.com/a/lexingtonma.org/document/d/1l13-5eit1GceeVRsWMFq9Sa8Tfv5nnchee9Lamo8ro8/edit?usp=sharing

HW: Read and Annotate “Prometheus” for Monday.

Class 2 – week of September 15

Today we will delve more deeply into the Hero’s Journey.

All the work you need to do is right here:


You can also find it in your Google Drive Baum’s English folder under Archetypes

FOR HW: Please analyze the momomyth chart with a film or book of your choice.