American Lit: Welcome Back from Break! EOC IN 1 DAY!

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Learning Target: I can prepare for the American Literature End of Course assessment.

Opening Session: Grab a laptop! I want to give you a chance to play around with how the EOC tools will work on the computer. So grab your laptop and go to!

Click here:

And then here:

And let’s take a few minutes to play with the online tools and learn how to use them! I want you guys to be familiar with the online tools when you go to take the test 🙂

Work Session: Once we go over those online tools, GUESS WHAT?! EOC PRACTICE TIME!!!!!


After we do this one together, I will give you your own copy to work on, and then we will go over it.

Closing Session: I’ve got ten new vocab words for you today! You will NOT have a vocab quiz this week, though, because of your EOC.

  1. Interloper

(n.) One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.

  1. Intrinsic

(adj.) Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part.

  1. Inveigh

(v.) To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval.

  1. Lassitude

(n.) Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy.

  1. Millennium

(n.) A period of one thousand years; a period of great joy.

  1. Occult

(adj.) Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means. (v.) To hide, conceal; eclipse. (n.) Matters involving the supernatural.

  1. Permeate

(v.) To spread through, penetrate, soak through.

  1. Precipitate

(v.) To fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to. (adj.) Characterized by excessive haste. (n.) Moisture; the product of an action or process.

  1. Stringent

(adj.) Strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste

  1. Surmise

(v.) To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess. (n.) Likely idea that lacks definite proof.

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