Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly Agenda April 26-30

MON
Review Journal Entry #35
-discuss timing and evidence
Review "Speaking of Courage"
Fill in more KWL notes
-timeline
HW Read "Notes"

TUES
"Speaking of Courage" handout
-pairs okay
Practice Concept Circles
-review terms
-categorize
Review Practice Passages 2&3
NO HW

WED
Discuss "Notes"
Watch PLATOON
Begin reading "In the Field"
-emphasis on imagery
HW Finish reading at home and write 3Qs for class discussion Friday

THURS
Review Practice AP
Equation for figuring out score
-review types of multiple choice and strategies
Essays
-norm on various rubrics
-in small groups grade essays
-circle the one you would like teacher to grade
HW Read "Good Form" and "Field Trip" for MONDAY

FRI
Read Michael Kazin's "A Patriotic Left"
-enumerate persuasive techniques
Read Josiah Bunting, III "Class Warfare"
and poem
Dulce Et Decorum Est
In groups, create a multi-layered rhetorical box and then compare and contrast the 3 texts in journal entry #36
HW Finish class work

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Weekly Agenda April 19-23

MON
Review Multiple Choice for Passage 1
Finish Conversations Assignment, #1
Add to Word Bank
Add to K.W.L.
-timeline to war
Structure of Memoir Discussion
-review "How to Tell a True War Story"
HW Read "The Dentist" and "The Sweetheart of Tra Bong"
List of Glossary Terms in Concept Circle Formats (Expand the circle if you need)

TUES
Review Glossary and Add essential terms
-creating concept circles
-sharing and testing
Critical Essays by Smith and Smiley on the portrayal of women in The Things They Carried
-landmark marginalia
-marginalia read-around
-freewrite
HW Prepare for Socratic Fish Bowl Seminar
-Create essential Questions
AND Read "Stocking," "Church," "The Man I Killed," and "Ambush" for Thursday

WED
FishBowl Seminar
HW Journal Entry #35
Write a short essay, 3 paragraphs about perspective as it relates to "Ambush" and "The Man I Killed." Discuss repetition and voice as well.

THURS & FRI

FOLDABLES!!
Review "musts" for
-the synthesis essay
-the argument essay
-the rhetorical essay
Timing, planning and method
-AP Rubrics
-Student Samples
Multiple-Choice
-Brainstorm kinds of questions
More vocabulary for word bank
PLATOON movie excerpts
HW Read "Style," and "Speaking of Courage" for Monday.
HW Conversations #3 (via Turnitin.com) on Speaking of Courage; anyone else you get to respond outside your group is extra and will count toward your Independent Reading Presentation grade.


PRACTICE AP:
SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND TUESDAY

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weekly Agenda April 12-16

MON'
OPTIC on image from Civil War
Review Break HW
-discussing the text
-rhetorical devices
Get Books?
Drafted and Goodbye Letter
-Journal #
HW Their Eyes Essay due tonight to turnitin.com

TUES
Background on the text
Reflect on Essay -Writing process
Memoir
-style and devices
HW Search for a fact about Vietnam (not Wikipedia)

WED

Platoon movie excerpt
-sensation of 'being' in Vietnam
K.W.(L.)
Geography Notes
Confirm dates for Practice AP
Read Chapter 1
HW What would you carry? Finish Chapter 1 and 3qs

THURS
Vocabulary List
-create concept circles
Conversations assignment
Multiple Choice Practice
-pair share
HW Read "Love", "Spin" and "Rainy River"
AND identify stylistic devices. Define ambiguity, ambivalence, and apathy. In what way do these ideas create a new sense of what it means to fight in war?

FRI
Platoon and Hamburger Hill movie excerpts
Read "How to Tell a True War Story"
-vocabulary
-quotations
-symbolism
Conversations #2
HW Look at Chapters "Enemies" and "Friends" and wrote a short paragraph for Journal # __ 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 and stories.