Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekly Agenda 10/26-10/30

MON
THE CRUCIBLE
Define 'crucible'
-add to vocab rings
Finish Cornell Notes
-timeline for Salem Village
-letters from the time
-3Qs on notes and share
HW Read ACT I pp1-26 and create 3Qs

TUES
Review 3Qs
Excerpts
-"Children, 'tis your dawning time..."
--characterizations
--predictions
---impressions
Schedule In The News and Independent Share
HW read the remainder of ACT I

WED
Read Edwards "Sinners..."
Journal Entry # 8
-instead of vocabulary, analyze literary devices (consult rings and foldables), persuasive elements and fallacies
-in Freewrite connect language to The Crucible
HW Journal Entry #9: Analyze what Miller means by 'the paradox" on pages 6-7

THURS
Review 'the paradox"
Share excerpts from Journal #8
Crucible Movie-ACT I
HW Read Act II pp70 (Giles Corey appears in the doorway/halfway through the Act)and 3QS

FRI
Cranium-Style vocab prep
McCarthy Background
Practice Roles for presentation Monday
HW Finish ACT II, 3Qs
AND study vocabulary

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Logical Fallacies

http://www.logicalfallacies.info/

Explore the above site while you complete your two glossary entries. Make sure to take advantage of the site's 'real world examples.'

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Still (re)Searching

Dorthea Lange Prints

Weekly Agenda 10/19-10/23

MON
Introduce Toulmin Method
-in foldables
-Inductive vs Deductive Reasoning
--syllogism ("Rhinoceros")
--enthymeme
HW: McGraw-Hill Reader: W.J. Bennett p443:
Composition #'s 2 & 3
Rhetoric #6
Write #1

TUES
Overhead
-images to represent specific logical fallacy
--students record impressions and compare
Conventions of Argument
-Fallacies Definitions
--emotional, ethical, flashpoint logical

Share responses to Bennett piece-discussion
HW record fallacies into literary terms rings
x2 glossary entries

WED
cont' Fallacies

THURS
Reexamining Classic Argument
-identify fallacies
-explain how they work on the public or audience
HW Letter to Bennett

FRI
Previous Knowlede of Salem Witch Trials
-Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"
--America's history with passionate-blind-righteous faith
--Bridge themes from GoW: land lust, red scare, mob mentality
HW "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Journal Entry ____

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Weekly Agenda 10/5-10/9 & 10/12-10/16

WEEK 1
MON

Clarifying questions for Intercalary Essay
Review Questions on Woody Guthrie
Finding Sources for Research
-Proquest
-Library
-the web
Works Cited
Sample Annotated Bibliography
-return practice In The News
HW work on essay
AND, brainstorm potential topic for Annotated Bibliography

TUES
Review kinds of Sources
-primary, secondary
-interviews
-bias
-photographs
What does the sample contain
Annotated Bibliography due date Oct 19th to turnitin.com
HW Intercalary Essay due to turnitin.com tomorrow by 10PM

WED (Ms. Stevens will be back next Wed, I LOVE the 3rd person!)
Library research day
-find books related to your topic
HW Find at least one picture related to your topic to bring to class tomorrow

THURS
Complete an OPTIC analysis of your picture
Consider AP Rubric, Writing Rubric and SAT rubric
Compare to Baseline Essay
-grade yourself
-Choose a paragraph to rewrite and attach to essay to turn back in
HW Find another source for your topic

FRI
Review Rhetorical Box
-familiarize yourself with unknown language
Rhetorical Strategies
Count off into groups of 3-4
-select magazine advertisement
-With posters (actual size!) copy box and fill in appropriate responses based on ad
HW Complete Source search for Monday
AND get your Independent Nonfiction Book
AND get your hands on The Crucible by Arthur Miller for TUES 10/20

WEEK 2
MON

Source Check
In groups, finish rhetorical box poster with ad
-present to class
In same groups, review vocabulary inventory and rings
Fill out concept circles to study for vocabulary
HW Complete your own rhetorical box with an ad of your choice for WED
If needed, complete concept circles

TUES
Vocab quiz
GoW Unit Test Friday
-Study Guide
Steinbeck Essay/or Contemporary Article
Journal Entry #6
HW Finish Journal and Prepare drafts of Annotated Bibliography

WED
Annotated Bibliography Check
-questions, trouble-shooting
Comments on Rhetorical Box Analysis
Share comments from the Discussion Board
Prepare for the test
HW You are writing your annotated bibliography and studying for the comprehensive GoW test
AND, respond to the turnitin.com discussion board prompt directly from the test!!

THURS
Begin GoW test

FRI

Finish GoW Test
HW Annotated Bibliography due to turnitin.com by 10PM Monday, OCTOBER 26th