Sunday, October 26, 2008

Agenda Monday 10/27-Friday 10/31

MON
Review fallacies and connections from 
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Crucible movie through Act I
HW Act I Quiz

TUES
Turn in quiz
ACT I dramatic reading
-assign roles
-practice
HW Double-Entry #5

WED
Dramatic Reading Performances
HW Study for Vocab QUIZ

THURS
Vocab Quiz
Excerpt from John Hale 
Introduce McCarthy Hearing Information
-movie excerpt
HW Read Act II pp 70 (Giles Corey appears in the doorway/halfway through the Act) and 3qs  

FRI
Review Q's 
TBA
HW Finish ACT II and 3qs


NEXT WEEK
-identify insight into the play
-fallacies
-new view of the world
-3qs

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Agenda Monday 10/20-Friday 10/24

MON
Review Homework Questions
Apply fallacy expertise to Bennett piece
-quotation
-fallacy
-explanation
Write Bennett a letter responding/identifying the flaws in his argument
HW complete classwork

TUES
Read Letters
-share excerpts
-read to class
Crucible
-definition
-vocab
--inventory
-anticipate 1st act
Bridge ideas from GRAPES
-red scare
-land lust
-mob mentality
Read beginning of homework
HW Read ACT I, pp1-bottom of 20 (enter Proctor) and 3-level questions

WED
Review 3-qs
Vocabulary Context
Provide Chronology
Relating to the text
-excerpts "Children, 'tis your dawning time..."
-characterization
--impressions
--predictions
HW Read the remainder of ACT 1

THURS
Reminder of In the NEWS due, and assignments attached to Independent Reading
Review 3-qs-Cont' Discussion
Reread "The Paradox" pp6-7
Reading Strategies Handout
HW-Finish Handout for Act 1


FRI
Continue Discussion on Act 1
Watch Play
Read "Sinners..." by Johnathan Edwards Review homework
HW Identify persuasive elements and fallacies AND connect to The Crucible

NEXT WEEK
THE CRUCIBLE
Vocabulary Test ACT 1 & 2
ACT II
McCarthy Hearings
Synthesis Writing
Identifying Fallacy arguments within Salem Witch Trials
-supplemental readings
MODERN WITCH HUNT assignment
Seminar?
Play as allegory and tragedy

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Agenda Monday 10/13-Friday 10/17

MON
Finish TEST
Collect Research Papers
Return Intercalary Essays
-reflection
HW Journals Due x4 Entries
GET The CRUCIBLE (like yesterday)

TUES
Mini-Lesson on Essays
-reflections
-rewrites
HW McGraw Hill Reader pp443-447
And answer questions in Comp #2, 3; Rhetoric #6; Write #1

WED
Review McGraw Hill Questions
Literary Terms


THURS
THE CRUCIBLE
Toulmin Argument
Introduce FALLACY -Everything's an Argument --definitions and examples -logical fallacy in GRAPES Vocabulary Boosters -revisit ring -organize and add Vocabulary for The CRUCIBLE -inventory
HW Answer questions from EanA


NEXT WEEK
Define Crucible Chronology Bridge some ideas from The Grapes of Wrath -land lust -Red Scare --mob mentality
HW READ ACT 1, pp1-bottom of 26 and create 3-level Questions
Reading review discussion
HW Finish ACT I and create 3-level Questions

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

NEW Discussion Topic!!


I have just posted a new discussion topic on turnitin.com .  The topic comes directly from the Grapes of Wrath Unit Test.  Take this opportunity to expose your classmates to your juggernaut of an intellect.  The test is on Friday, take the time now to post your comments.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Agenda Monday 10/6-Friday 10/10

MON
Analyzing Rhetorical Situations
-Box Analysis
-Groups of 4
-consider various advertisements
-worksheet to identify and explain
--audience
--persona
--argument
--purpose

Due at end of class,
HW GOW Research Sources due Tues
AND GOW Research postponed to next Monday 10/13

TUES
Check Sources
Review Box Analysis
-Reflect on Process
New rhetorical terms
Hand Back VOCAB quiz
-errors
-tips for vocab rings
GOW Unit Test Friday
HW Get Crucible for Monday
AND Non-Fiction Journal Entry #4

WED
Baseline Essay Review
-AP rubric norming
Return Intercalary Essays
HW Write Essay Reflection
AND Study for UNIT TEST

THURS
No School

FRI
GOW Unit TEST
Rubric for GOW Research
-DUE MONDAY 10/13
Reminder-"In the News" Current Events due