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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weekly Agenda 12.8-12.12

TRAVEL BROCHURE AND JOURNAL due this FRIDAY!

MONDAY-TUESDAY
-Review glossary entry or mimic on "Where Worlds Collide"
-finish "Lost in Translation" and OPTIC

WEDNESDAY
Check OPTIC for completion
Read and annotate "Salt" excerpt from ethnography
Read and annotate Jim Haynes piece

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Synthesis Packet
-reviewing sources and prompt
-Activism Tourism
-FLTs/Tips
HW Prepare for Synthesis Timed Writing on MONDAY.




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekly Agendas 12.1-12.15

TRAVEL, FOOD, and CULTURE

MONDAY-TUESDAY
NY TIMES Travel Section
-General introduction to writing about travel
-Travel Journal and Pamphlet Assignment
--due FRIDAY DEC 12th.

Movie Permission Slips, Due FRIDAY

Pico Iyer's "Why We Travel"
-SOAPS
-look up allusions, complete a glossary entry on a noteworthy device for share credit.
HW Work on Travel Project

WEDNESDAY
Travel Images: OPTIC review

THURSDAY
Informative Writing:  Marnie Hanel's "The Octopus War"
-read and annotate
-write a piece about a type of food or a destination keeping in mind the bullets about sensory writing
-self-grade, present FRIDAY

FRIDAY
Present
Turn in permission slips
NOTES ON FILM
Movie: "Lost in Translation"
-FILM OPTIC
HW Culminating FINAL will be a synthesis essay on many of the essays, articles, and excerpts we have been reading.  Please keep all of your papers in pristine condition with thorough annotations.

NEXT
AP m/c
Jim Haynes
Pollan
SALT
more Iyer
FLTs
Timed Writing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Short Unit: Travel, Food, and Culture

For the short time we have left until finals and the end of the semester, I would like to complete a mini-unit on topics related to Travel, Food, and Culture.

Two of the assignments are ones that might require some brainstorming: the travel pamphlet and travel journal.

The travel pamphlet is a foldable advertisement which includes highlights of a specific destination.  The travel journal is like a diary; wherein, you are required to have several entries on daily experiences, local cuisine recipes, and local images of tourist attractions.  Both items are about the same place but are written in different styles for different audiences.  The pamphlet is for the general public, the journal is for "you."  The pamphlet should be inserted into the journal.

Though you don't have a lot of homework from Lang. and Comp. this short Thanksgiving break, please do start to think about places you've traveled and places you wish to travel.

In the following weeks we are going to read pieces by Pico Iyer, watch Lost in Translation, and "visit" different locales through writing and photography.

TRAVEL PROJECT-one destination, past, present, future
Pamphlet (10pts):  tri-folded brochure, which advertises the highlights of a vacation to your destination.  Includes tourist hotspots, recommended daily schedule, and/or itinerary.  What to pack; What music will complement; Best places to stay; What to eat; Challenges, etc.  Consider a themed vacation around music, art, coffee, eco-awareness, etc.

JOURNAL (20pts): multiple paged authentic looking journal, which contains approximately 6-10 pages.  Minimally contains

  • 3-4 entries about your travels to this destination
  • 1 favorite meal/food recipe
  • 1 entry describing a place where cultures collide
  • 1 image, preferably hand drawn or photograph
  • not mandatory, but might be nice: scrap book items, doodles, food you didn't like

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reading Journals GP1, GP2

READING JOURNAL ENTRIES

Date          #           Title                                    Points
8/22          1           Everyday: Format                    5                                  
8/25          2           GoW: Format                            5
8/26          3           GoW: Ch 3 Timed Essay          5
9/1            4           Gow: Philosophies                    5
9/4            5           GoW: Graphic Org.                 10
9/11          6           McGraw: Steinbeck                 5         
9/29          7           Ind. Reading: Format               5
9/26          8           Rhetorical Box Mag.               10
10/1          9           McGraw: Bennett Qs               5     
                                                                                55

Date          #           Title                                    Points
10/?          10          Revised  Essay                      5
10/20        11          Ind. Reading: Format            5
10/20        12          Crucible: Miller Qs               5
10/30        13          Crucible: Dialogue poem     10
11//5         14          Crucible: Witch Hunt           10
11/18        15          Crucible: Timed Essay         10
                                                                             45
Fallacy Glossary Entry is Extra Credit            +10

#16 and 17 will be independent reading