Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 25-29

The Crucible

MON& TUES
Finish Act I of movie
Review Edward's Piece
3Q Discussion on ACT II
McCarthy BAckground
Group Conversations for Act II
HW Make sure you respond to a question on turnitin.com
AND read Act III and write 3-level Qs by Friday

WED
Watch ACT II

THURS & FRI
Read Act II supplement
-discuss why it was removed and how it might have changed our reception of the play
Letters from the time period:
-Dorcas Good
Group Conversations for Act III
The timeline leading up to Salem witchhunt
3Q Discussion
HW (for Monday) in journal #8: Creative Writing- WitchHunt


NEXT WEEK
ACT IV
Identify fallacies in court arguments against "witches"
Independent Reading Check
Sign up for In The News and Independent Reading Presentation
Journal #9, format and answer the following questions on Miller's "Why I wrote the Crucible"
Questions:
Comprehension
1) Define two unknown words and use them in an original sentence.
2) What is the "paralysis" Miller responded to by writing the play?
3) What are some of the parallel characteristics between the Salem Witch Trial and the McCarthy "hunt for Reds in America"?
4) How has the play become a political tool?
Devices
1) What is one simile/metaphor Miller uses? Is it effective? Why or why not?
2) What kind if previous knowledge might be useful before reading this essay?
3) How might am "archaic speech" become new to a writer?
4) Who might the intended audience be for this essay? Use evidence to support you response.

Finish Movie
-Is John Proctor a tragic hero? -how?
-How do characters use the devil to their advantage and to the disadvantage of others?
Fishbowl Seminar: See Essential Questions
AP Prep: Synthesis Paper

Extra (credit? like, no way!)
Ask me for a copy of Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and in a Journal Entry labeled BONUS complete a rhetorical box.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 18-22 (END of GRADING Period)

The Crucible
Extra Vocabulary:
predilection
rankle
citadel
defiled
propriety
trepidation
diabolism
bemused
inculcation
enthralled
succubi
abrogation
propitiation
Dionysus
atomization
lascivious
infuriate
yeomanry
incubi

MON


Read except from Jonathan Edwards " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
-record excerpts and label which fallacy they fall under.
-record rhetorical devices, state why it might have been effective for an audience.
-complete one glossary entry using evidence from the Edwards' piece
Save for Tuesday.
HW Read the remainder of ACT I and write 3-level questions

TUES
Hand back Baseline and Intercalary essays
-review rubrics
-portfolio reflection log
Quaker Share "Bennett Letter"
Begin "The Crucible" Movie

WED-FRI
Turn in self-graded Journal

Background to The Crucible
-definitions of "crucible'
-hysteria
-Puritans and belief
(need for 'devil' in society, a scapegoat)
The Paradox
Historical Context
-more timeline
-letters
3Q discussion


FRIDAY-VOCAB QUIZ

HW Read Act 2 and 3Qs for Monday
Answer discussion questions by Tuesday evening on turnitin.com


NEXT WEEK:
Independent Reading Check
Sign up for In The News and Independent Reading Presentation
Conversations: Text Review (Will be explained later)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 11

Conventions of Argumentation
Check out "Fighting Words"

MON - WED
Get The Crucible
Everything's an Argument
-Logical Fallacies
-record in rings
Glossary Entry Format
-handout
Student Letter to Bennett
HW for Thursday 2 x Glossary Entries
for next Tuesday: Letter to Bennett

THURS & FRI
Introduce Toulmin Model of argumentation
-claims and warrants
Check glossary entries
Cartoons to depict specific fallacies
-see various templates
-choose one and take your assigned fallacy and depict in the cells or cells.
The Crucible vocabulary
HW Read in your book Act 1, pages 3-8 and answer following questions for Tuesday:
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a PARADOX." What is the paradox?
2) Analyze "But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space" (7).
AND, typed letter to Bennett.

NEXT WEEK
MON
Notes on Salem Village timeline
Read except from Jonathan Edwards " Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
-record excerpts and label which fallacy they fall under.
-record rhetorical devices, state why it might have been effective for an audience.
Save for Tuesday.


Background to The Crucible
-definitions of "crucible'
-hysteria
-Puritans and belief
(need for 'devil' in society, a scapegoat)
The Paradox


Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 4-8

The Grapes of Wrath
UNIT TEST FRIDAY
MON & TUES
Finish Group Work
-complete transfer of Rhetorical Box to Poster
-answer questions about GoW on other side of poster (full sentences)
Groups Present and are scored on participation and poster is scored as well.
Review Journal #6

AND, make sure you have a clear understanding of A, B, C connections to GoW
3-CHAIR -->student facilitated discussion/review


WED
Record in 3 rings:
pathos
ethos
logos
fallacy
syllogism
enthymeme
Toulmin Method
Images on overhead to reflect specific fallacies

HW Still drafting sources, bring whatever drafts you have for Thursday.

Conventions of Argumentation
Fallacies definitions
-record fallacy definitions and examples
HW 2x glossary entries in rings
Due Thursday: Read W.J. Bennett p443 and answer Comp #'s 2&3; Rhet #6 and Write #1 as Journal #6. You might be asked to share.

THURS & FRI
Review Bennett Piece
-share out

Check in on annotation drafts of sources
-peer edit if time
GoW Unit Test on Friday
HW
AND a letter Bennett
-respond to his claims
-identify his argument with evidence
-minimum 1 page, neatly written or typed, with proper letter salutations
-due MONDAY
AND seek out some speeches by candidates running for office this midterm election. See if you can identify fallacies in their statements. Print and label in the margins, be prepared to share.


Hopefully, I will have your baseline and intercalary essays graded by the end of this week so we can review and reflect upon them. If so, I will ask you to rewrite one paragraph from your baseline essay in your journal, explaining why you made the changes you did. Additionally, if you receive your intercalary essay back you may make as many changes as necessary to reach your desired grade. Make sure to include the original copy and highlight corrections made on the new draft. Thank you.