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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.20-10.24


THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Act 1: characterization, plot, dramatic reading;
-sketch out metaphoric language: e.g. "Abigail is the root of all evil..."
Dialogue Poem Assignment: choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in wither open prose, blank verse (iambic pentameter) or , a unique rhyme scheme.  Feel free to add some of your own language to make the poem work, make sure the language suits the character.  Anywhere from 10-20 lines is appropriate DUE FRIDAY #13
"Why I Wrote the Crucible" by A. Miller and QUESTIONS
HW Read ACT 2 for WEDNESDAY;
AND, complete an independent Reading Journal #11
AND, finish questions in Journal #12

WEDNESDAY
Review #12
Review Act 2, appendix (Dramatic Reading)
-discuss effect of appendix, why include, or leave out
HW Read ACT 3 for FRIDAY;
AND, #13

THURSDAY 
FILM
HW "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" label and analyze function/effect of fallacies.

FRIDAY
#13: Quaker share out dialogue poem: 10pts
Review Act 3
Compare film to the text
Digital Annotation Project: due next Friday to via email to mstevens@smmusd.org
-make sure you have a Prezi acct.
-student examples
HW Finish Play for Monday

NEXT
FILM
WITCH HUNT
TOULIMIN QUIZ
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Reponse
DIgital Presentations 
-RUBRIC

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.13-10.17

THE CRUCIBLE 

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Share out some Fallacy Cartoons, Glossary Entries
Bridge GoW to Crucible: 1930s-1950s
Arthur Miller Background
-intentions
Puritan history
-SALEM

The Crucible
-crucible
-witch hunt
-hysteria
-paradox
-allegory
-vocabulary

Reviewing elements of the Rhetorical Essay
-Intercalary
-Speech

Arrangement (sentences): loose, balanced, periodic, cumulative
HW Make sure you read through page 20 for Wednesday; 
AND, complete Journal #10 on 1-2 paragraph rewrites from the Intercalary Essay OR Timed Writing.

WEDNESDAY
Questions
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a paradox." What is the paradox?
2) Analyze the following quotation: "But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space" (7).
Characterization and Metaphor
-role of individual
-personal dignity
-human bond
Mention McCarthyism
HW Finish ACT I

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Begin reading "Why I Wrote The Crucible" by Miller
-respond to questions
HW Read ACT II for MONDAY; 
AND, complete Journal #11 on your independent reading, see journal format packet, A, __, __

NEXT
Film
Reader's Theater
Creative Writing Witch Hunt
Fallacies/Toulmin Quiz
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Response
Digital Annotation Presentation Project (Create Prezi acct NOW!)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.6-10.10

Conventions in Argumentation

MONDAY
Practice with speeches:
-JFK's "Inaugural Address"
--identify common rhetorical devices
HW Continue to work on Outline, Gow Research due to turnitin.com by 11:59 on Wed, Oct 8th.

TUESDAY
AP Rhetorical Writing
-Timed Essay for grade

WEDNESDAY
Get The Crucible
-see reading schedule
Back to fallacies: review Ethical and Logical; review and practice warrant
HW Turn in GoW Research Project

THURSDAY
According to Toulmin elements of argument, use his outline template to create a draft response to Bennett.  See worksheet.

FRIDAY
Finish fallacies
Share draft responses
Create Cartoons to depict fallacies, post for Gallery Walk.
HW Complete a glossary entry on a logical or ethical; see back of Bennett response handout;

NEXT
Test on Toulmin/Fallacies
Bridging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Crucible--historical precedent:
--1930s-1950s: what do they have in common; what is the role of government; how might one have led to the other in terms of laws that oppress; both are post-war, the effects?;  HUAC and the argument it makes against Americans; Red Scare, anti-Communism: UC forced to take loyalty oaths; Catholics, too; Taft-Hartly Act

Arthur Miller Background

-impetus to write book

Crucible Background
-Puritan background
-Salem


Reading Schedule, Vocabulary, Guiding Questions, Letter to Bennett, Movie

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.29-10.3

Language Analysis
--end of grading period, 10.3--

MONDAY 
Pair Share #8
-introduce/review appeals: ethos, pathos, logos; which ads do what? see ELMO
-fallacy
HW Bring McGraw Hill Reader all WEEK, definitely for TUESDAY.

TUESDAY
Peer Edit Checklist Annotations
-credible source?
-bias?
-summary?
-audience?
-compares/contrasts?
-MLA

JOURNAL #9: Isolate most important quotation.
Read, in McGraw Hill, W.J. Bennett's "What Really Ails America:" p443.  In pairs respond to Comp #2,3; Rhetoric #6; Write #1.  SHARE OUT.
HW OUTLINE draft due FRIDAY; Entire GoW project due Oct 8th to turnitin.com

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
JOURNALS due: update table of contents, self-grade.

HANDOUT-Conventions of Argumentation:
-formal logic versus Toulmin (claim, data/reasons, warrant, rebuttal, counterargument)
-fallacies: Emotional, Logical, Ethical
How is Toulmin applicable to every day situations?

Apply new knowledge of fallacies to Bennett's essay.  What fallacies does he commit; which ones work to persuade his audience?

Pair WorK; see cartoon templates, create a cartoon that depicts a fallacy.  Post for Gallery Walk.

Get Books-The Crucible

Peer Review/Teacher Edit-OUTLINE.
HW Entire GoW project due Oct 8th to turnitin.com

NEXT
 MONDAY
-Glossary Entry on a fallacy; analysis of an ad, counterargument

Bridging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Crucible--historical precedent:
--1930s-1950s: what do they have in common; what is the role of government; how might one have led to the other in terms of laws that oppress; both are post-war, the effects?;  HUAC and the argument it makes against Americans; Red Scare, anti-Communism: UC forced to take loyalty oaths; Catholics, too; Taft-Hartly Act

Arthur Miller Background

-impetus to write book

Crucible Background
-Puritan background
-Salem


Reading Schedule, Vocabulary, Guiding Questions, Letter to Bennett, Movie