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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reminder, due after our break...

Finish reading Billy Budd and annotating chapters. Write an outline for your essay: working thesis, and evidence (see graphic organizer). Final essay will be due JAN 11 to turnitin.com by 10pm.
Stanford Site on Philosophy of Punishment
Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries by H. Bruce Franklin
AND, Rewrite one paragraph from your Crucible Timed Writing as Journal Entry #18
AND, Journal Entry #19 Answer 4 questions under Friday, Dec 18th on Vere's Speech
AND, Journal Entry #20 in your independent reading book. Finish reading your book!!
AND, if you have time, respond to one or more of the student questions posted at turnitin.com for credit.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

BILLY BUDD Reading Schedule

Chapters 2-5 (pp -25) due Tues, Dec 8
Chapters 6-9 (26-43) due Thurs, Dec 10
Chapters 10-15 (44-63) due Mon, Dec 14
Chapters 16-19 (64-84) due Wed, Dec 16
Chapters 20-23 (85-106) due Friday, Dec 18
Chapters 24-30 (107-128) due Mon, Jan 3

Weekly Agenda 12/7-12/11 & 12/14-12/18

WEEK 1
MON

Check Annotations for BB Ch 1
-review 3qs
Vocab List
-transfer 3-5 to rings
IN the News sign up
HW see reading schedule

TUES
Brief Characterization Summary
-write short summaries using appropriate vocab words
Check and Review Chapters 2-5
Mencken
-assign questions, identify logic
HW Finish Mencken "The Penalty of Death" McGraw-Hill Reader pp85
Comp 1-3
Rhetoric 5,6
Write 1 (instead of entire essay write a freewrite paragraph)

WED
Review Mencken
King piece
Opinion on a Continuum
2-corner debate
Finish Questions for King essay and reading
Vocab quiz Friday
Journal #16 (Mencken and King)

THURS
Check and Review Chapters 6-9
-clarify elements of plot, etc.
HW see reading
AND print out new vocab list 10-19

FRI
Vocab Quiz
-next quiz next Friday
Argument Terms and Structure
2-Corner Debate
HW Reading due

WEEK 2
MON
Check and Review Chapters
Group Complete Essential Questions
-write on separate paper to be inserted into Journal as #17



TUES
Continue discussion of BB Ch 10-15
Assign Thomas Paine
-rhetorical box
HW finish box and see reading schedule

WED
Check and Review Chapters
Group Questions (cont Journal 17)

HW see reading schedule

THURS
Argument Packet
-terms
HW supplemental reading: Foucault :read the first sections, "Background." Feel free to read earlier if it interests you, eventually it will come in handy when you write your essay.

FRI
Vocab Quiz
Check and review chapters
Review Essay Assignment
Journal Entry #19
Record the persuasive elements of Vere's speech:
1. When does he shift styles (change in tone), or how does he adjust his speech for his audience?
2. Identify and outline Vere's thesis, supporting evidence and conclusion?
3. What is his most persuasive point and why?
4. Are you convinced by the end of his speech? What decision would you make and why?
HW Finish Reading Billy Budd and annotating chapters. Write an outline for your essay: working thesis, and evidence (see graphic organizer). Final essay will be due JAN 11 to turnitin.com by 10pm.
AND, complete one Journal Entry #20 in your independent reading book. Finish reading your book!!
AND, respond to one or more of the student questions posted at turnitin.com for credit.

BILLY BUDD Vocabulary
If you have Adobe Acrobat installed, I suggest you visit the following link and click on Billy Budd: 38-page vocabulary list.