Friday, February 10, 2017

Weekly Agenda 2.13-2.17

Dear America documentary
HW Things Ch1 Passage Analysis and M/C, for WED

“Love” Questions, Conversations on the page.
Read “Spin” -add to conversations, turn in
HW Read “Rainy River for FRIDAY

Review Passage Analysis and Conversations
Background on the War
-exit ticket
HW Review Sample Argument Essays online

Timed Writing

Review "Love" and "Spin"
-concepts of memoir and vignettes in writing
-"truth of war"
HW READ "Enemies" and "Friends" and "How to Tell a True War Story"
-write a paragraph, due Tuesday, about why O'Brien uses "shifting narrators" to tell the "true story."

“Rainy River” Worksheet
-annotations: romanticism versus realism; heroism vs cowardice

Define ambiguity and ambivalence and apathy
HW Read “Enemies” and “Friends”for MONDAY;
AND, read and mark up poem: “Dulce Et Decorum Est”

AND, Reading Journal #6: Independent Letters A1, A2, +2 others due next WEDNESDAY

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weekly Agenda 2.6-2.10

Chapter 1 for Thursday, Feb 9th
Chapter 2 for Monday, Feb 13th
Chapter 3 for Thursday, Feb 16th

Finish Obama Speech presentations

Review #5
HW Read Chapter 1 for Thursday; record a list of items you would carry with you to war if you were drafted.  Write a “Goodbye Letter.”

CAASP Practice

Define Memoir as a genre
-controversy and content

Record a list of tangible and intangible items soldiers carry.

Style focus
-annotate for devices

Dear America documentary
-excerpts from the book
-notes on the movie
HW Read Chapter 2 for MONDAY
→ Possible Argument Timed Writing

Ambivalence and Ambiguity

Monday, January 30, 2017

Weekly Agenda 1.30-2.3

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric

Continue Group Work (teacher assigned)
-read and annotate an assigned Obama speech
-complete GRP
-create poster for graphic organizer
-present to the class
Finish Reading Speech, marking it up, and imagining an ideal graphic organizer on the GRP.  Remember, all organizers should identify the WHAT-HOW-WHY aspects of the speech.
Presentations of Posters will likely begin Wednesday.
HW for Tuesday, regarding Executive Order ‘Muslim Ban” set up a Pros/Cons T-graph with 6 pieces of evidence: Ethos, Pathos, Logos; remember your source.

Glossary Entry Assignment
-study guide for quiz

Fallacy Quiz
HW Review Anticipatory Set: Journal #5: OPTIC for War Poster;

SoapsTone to DIDLS for Edwin Starr’s “War” lyrics/music:
Oh no-there's got to be a better way
Say it again
There's got to be a better way-yeah
What is it good for? (war)
Man has a sense for the discovery of beauty
How rich is the world for one who makes you for us to show
Beauty must have power over man, war
After the end of the war I want to devote myself
To my thoughts for five to ten years and to writing them down
War has caused unrest among the younger generation
Induction then destruction, who wants to die?
Wars come and go what remains are only the values of culture
Then of course there is revolutionary love
Love of comrades fighting for the people and love of people
Not an abstract people but people one meets and works with
When Che Guevara taught of love being
At the center of revolutionary endeavor, he meant both
For people like Che or George Jackson or Malcolm X
Love was the prime mover of their struggle
That love cost them their lives, love coupled with a man's pride
Love coupled with a man's pride
Give it to you on top, now
War, I despise 'cause it means destruction of innocent lives
War, means tears to thousands of mothers how
When their sons go off to fight and lose their lives
I said, war, good god, now, what is it good for?
Absolutely, nothing
Say it again, war, what is it good for?
Absolutely, nothing, listen to me
War, it ain't nothing but a heart breaker
War, friend only to the undertaker, war
War, what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing
Say it, war, good god now, what is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, say it, (war)
Oh no, there's got to be a better way
Say it again, there's got to be a better way
Yeah, what is it good for?
War, what is it good for?
Songwriters: Barrett Strong / Norman Whitfield / Norman J. Whitfield
War lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekly Agenda 1.23-1.27

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric

Review 3a and b
-peer response 3b
Stanton “Declaration of Sentiments”
4b-m/c questions, and discussion questions
HW Finish 4a and b for TUESDAY

Review Journal #4
Read Lieth’s article on Obama’s Oratory, complete provided GRP
HW Finish Sam Lieth’s article on Obama’s Oratory, compete GRP (Guided Reading Practice)

Get into small mixed groups of 4
-review old terms and share evidence of new terms.
-decided on a
Choose one from the following three speeches (as a group, or another that you can work with):
March 2008 A More Perfect Union
March 2015 Address on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma, Alabama March
January 2016 On Reducing Gun Violence and Making Our Communities Safer

Individually, Read speech, Annotate thoroughly, Complete a GRP.
Compare GRPs as a group and choose the best one to use to create a poster.

Next WEEK:
GROUP Poster presentation
Each individual will turn in (with the group poster) their Annotated Speech and GRP.

HW due MONDAY: In Lang. and Comp. book pages 218-222, read "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris and answer questions 1-6 with evidence.