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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama's Speeches

Go to obamaspeeches.com

Choose one of the following speeches:
  • Inaugural Address, Jan 20, 2009
  • Election Night Victory Speech, November 4, 2008
  • Democratic Convention Acceptance Speech, August 28, 2008
  • "A More Perfect Union" speech on race, March 18, 2008
Read and mark up the speech for its rhetorical strengths. Be prepared to discuss how Obama used at least three of the strategies Sam Leith discusses in his analysis of Obama's rhetoric.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Agenda Monday 1/26-Friday 1/30

MON
Pupil-Free Day

TUES
Hand back papers
Argument Essay Reflection
Mid-Year Portfolio Reflection
Double-Entry Journal
-new format and requirements
NO HOMEWORK

WED
Reading
Sedaris
"Me Talk Pretty One Day"
-humor and style
"The Declaration of Independence"
-rhetorical box
HW "I Have Dream"
-McGraw Hill p312
Rhetoric #3
Questions for Comparison
#1 As Journal Entry #1

THURS
Review Rhetorical Box
-differentiate
--fact
--value
--policy
(Ethos, Pathos, Logos)
Rhetoric of the Concluding paragraph
-parallelism
"I Have A Dream"
-Rhetoric
Review Journal Entry #1
HW Rewrite Declaration truths and rights as they would apply to high school.

FRI
Course Outline
Quaker Share
Read revised Declaration
-AP Practice multiple choice
--15min
Review answers
In pairs write an explanation for each answer
HW Read Stanton's "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions"
#8-Consider carefully the title of Stanton's piece. Write and 2-page (MLA) essay in which you explain her probable reasons for writing a "Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" rather than one of "Independence."

Monday, January 12, 2009

Agenda Monday 1/12-Friday 1/16

MON
Share Travel Itinerary/Brochures
Reading Film Glossary
-language
-techniques/symbolism
-OPTIC for film
NO HW

TUES
Lost in Translation
(102 minutes)
-viewing and notes

WED
cont. Lost in Translation
-viewing and notes
-reflect and share
HW finish OPTIC worksheet

THURS
-Share conclusion (the "C" in OPTIC)
Introduce "When Worlds Collide" by Pico Iyer
-begin reading
-chart motifs from film and essays
-note rhetorical techniques (by name)
HW finish Iyer piece and write copious annotations

FRI
Listen to "Inviting the World to Dinner" by Jim Haynes

-notes
Speaker: Rebecca Hardt shares about bringing together her multifaceted world of experiences to help solidify her identity.
-notes
HW To prepare for final, review two Iyer essays about travel and Tan essay about language and culture, consider notes about film, Haynes piece, and Hardt presentation. Recall what is required when you write a synthesis essay and make sure you bring all the above materials to class on your assigned final day.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Agenda Monday 1/5-Friday 1/9

MON
Freewrite
-Impressions of Travel
Quaker Share
"Why We Travel" by Pico Iyer
Biography
HW Identify Rhetorical Elements and look up allusions and create 3qs

TUES
Review Rhetorical Elements and 3qs
The Travel Lit. Genre
Independent and group practice of Rhetorical Terms
HW Complete 1 practice Rhetorical Term Glossary Entry

WED
"The Humble Comma" by Pico Iyer
Identify Rhetorical Elements
-add terms to rings
Review kinds of multiple choice questions
-create questions (groups/pairs) based on reading
-swap and have other groups take the test
HW Complete 1 Finish adding terms to rings in glossary entry form


THURS
McGraw/Hill p495
"The Language of Discretion" by Amy Tan
Questions
Comp #
1 & 3
Rhet #
1,2, & 3
HW
Amy Tan p502
Write #
#1 in journal (#___)

FRI
Connections between "Why We Travel" and "The Language of Discretion"
Reviewing Rhetorical Elements

NEXT
Reading Film
-aspects of film and how one can "read" a film
Brainstorm examples for each element/aspect
Lost in Translation
"When Worlds Collide" by Pico Iyer
-questions
Final