Sunday, May 31, 2009

2 Week Agenda 6/1-6/12

MON-FRI 6/8-6/12
The Great Gatsby
Class Discussion
-seminar style
-focus on language, imagery, symbol and theme
Characterization connections
HW Keep up with reading

Finishing the Research Paper
-group work
-editing sessions
-self grading
DUE FRIDAY June 12th!

Independent Reading Presentations
and
In the News

NEXT WEEK=FINALS WEEK
Final is a timed writing close reading analysis of your chosen text.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Grade Check

PLEASE check your grade. I need to know if we have missed something or if there are any errors. NOW is the time to tell me.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

3 Week Agenda Monday 5/11- Friday 5/29

5/11-5/15
MON
Review Style
Finish Reviewing Practice AP
-Argument Essay
Review Multiple Choice Practice #12
NO HW

TUES
Remaining questions regarding AP
Converstations #2 prepare for Wed
"Brains" by Demetri Martin
NO HW

WED
(7:15 early morning AP)
Group Work: Complete Conversations
PoeM
-"Dulce Et Decorum Est" by Wilfred Owen
-process, style, pattern and meaning
HW Read "Ambush" and "Style" for TUES/WED

5/18-5/22
MON
Documentary
"Letters"
-connect to novel
-perspectives in war
-why format of documentary matches novel?

TUES/WED
"AMBUSH" lesson
-freewrite on experience with guilt
-create symbol for guilt
-potential resolution
Vocabulary
HW "Speaking of Courage" and 3Qs for Friday

THURS
Bunting III, "Class Warfare" and questions
3-Chair Discussion
HW see Thursday

FRI
"Speaking of Courage" worksheet
Conversations #3
Class brainstorm for potential topics relating to Vietnam War
HW Read "Notes" and 3Qs and quiz on Tuesday

5/25-5/29
MON-HOLIDAY

TUES
Class Discussion on "Notes"
GeoPolitical Quiz
The Research Paper Assignment
-groups
-topics
HW Read through "In the Field" for Thursday

WED
Library
-collecting and arranging notes
-assigning tasks
HW internet research

THURS
Group Work
-arranging evidence
-organizing essay
-detail what is missing
Library? Computer Lab?
HW Prepare for Friday Reading Review

FRI
Citing Sources
Diane Hacker Style
-quoting
-transitions
Group Reading and Editing
HW Finish Book for MON

Monday, May 4, 2009

Agenda Monday 5/4-Friday 5/8

MON
Review Last Week
Sort through Glossary of Literary Terms
The Things They Carried
Memoir vs Fiction
-negotiating the rejection
Review "Rainy River"
Review "How to Tell a True War Story"
-vocabulary
-quote
-symbolism
HW Look at chapters "Enemies" and "Friends" and write a short paragraph in which you discuss why O'Brien places these chapters together. Comment on the structure of the novel, the chronology, the juxtaposition of specific themes/stories.

TUES
Look Back at "How to Tell a True War Story"
and "The Song of Tra Bong"
-Supplemental Reading on the role of women in the novel
Review 3-level Questions from key Chapters
HW Prepare 2nd Conversation for Friday: Choose language and analyze so peers can respond. Follow same format as #1

WED
Read through article reflecting on different persuasive techniques:
Michael Kazin's "A Patriotic Left"


THURS
Review "The Man I Killed"
-repetition
-perspective
-voice
Review Practice AP
-norming groups
-grading essays

FRI
Review Practice AP
-norming groups
-grading essays
Finish Journals for conversations
HW Take Home Practice Multiple Choice

NEXT
Josiah Bunting, III "Class Warfare" and poem Dulce Et Decorum Est In groups, outline the arguments, the techniques, the persona and audiences