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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.18-5.22

The Things They Carried

MONDAY and TUESDAY
SSR-Independent Reading

"Stockings'" "Church," "The Man  I Killed," "Ambush"
Group Analysis: Choose one of the following chapters from our class text and record (on 1 sheet of paper) the following:
1.  The Passage you chose, if it is not too long please write the entire thing out, if it is then you may cite it.
2.  A Thesis that speaks to how the chapter connects to larger themes in the book.  Some possible themes include: perspective, heroism versus cowardice, paradox of war, ambivalence, romanticism versus realism.
3.  Write out Topic sentences that would be necessary to support your thesis.
4.  Record specific evidence to support your thesis.  Analysis is optional, some may want to simply bullet elements of analysis that might accompany such evidence and topic.
HW Journal #14: Read "Speaking of Courage" and complete the same Passage, Thesis, Topics, and Evidence outline as you did with your group.  For Thursday.

Wednesday
Share out group work.  Read through "Dulce Et Decorum Est" and "Ambush" poem.  Compare and contrast them to "Ambush chapter.  And live footage of ambushes in the documentary we watched.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Share out #14, and review "Speaking of Courage.

Read "Notes"

Independent Reading Final Prep-small groups (Notes, seminar next week, please be prepared)
HW Read "In the Field" for TUESDAY.
AND, Journals will be due next FRIDAY, May 30th.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.11-5.15

The Things They Carried

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review "WOrd SOrt" of Rhetorical Devices

Practice Multiple-Choice
JOURNAL #14: Rewrite portion of one essay, or create graphic on elements to improve on all essays.

Review "The Dentist"
and begin discussion on "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"

Prepare for Documentary

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Documentary
HW Read "Stockings," Church," "The Man I Killed," "Ambush," and "Style."
Answer: what motifs are evidence through theses stories.  How does he feel about "the man he killed?"


FRIDAY
BAck to the text
"AMBUSH" poem from Dear America

Crane and Owen poems (finally)
-compare
romanticism versus realism
Read "SPeaking of Courage" for MONDAY.

NEXT 
Excerpts from PLATOON





Sunday, May 3, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.4-5.8

The Things They Carried 

MONDAY
#13: Goodbye Letter, Quaker Share

Review "Rainy River"
-3-level discussions
Review "Enemies" and "Friends"

AP Practice Multiple Choice Practice
HW Read " How to Tell a True War Story" for Thursday.  Determine some of the rhetorical devices O'Brien employs to convey the nature of truth.

TUESDAY
Create #14: Graphic Organizer for three types of AP essays and what you need to improve in common rubric categories.
-Argument: "Ownership"
-Rhetorical: "Flamingo"

More Multiple Choice Review
HW Things Carried Practice M/C

WEDNESDAY
Norming Groups
-Synthesis essay; multiple scores, discuss
--add to #14

Score Calculators
HW Read " How to Tell a True War Story" for Thursday.  Determine some of the rhetorical devices O'Brien employs to convey the nature of truth.

THURSDAY 
Review "How to Tell..."
-determine devices and their effect

Read Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"
-analyze for devices and effects (WHAT-->HOW-->WHY)
-What is his argument?  How do you know?
HW For MONDAY, Read "The Dentist" and "Sweetheart of Tra Bong:" Complete an s/m/t chart for class discussion.

FRIDAY
Read Stephan Crane's "War is Kind"
-compare, contrast to Owen

Discuss development of a Romantic view of War, to a Realistic view of War.  Begin conversation which explores O'Brien's approach.

Excerpts from Coleridge's poem.
HW Rhetorical devices terms for categorizing; Begin to answer the essential question: What is the truth of war?