Saturday, January 29, 2011

Weekly Agenda Feb 2-4

Oratory and Rhetoric

Monday-Pupil Free Day

TUES
Return Finals
Mid-Year Portfolio Reflection
Book Talk
Introduce "Obama's Oratory"
-annotate and share
HW Find one term related to oratory

WED
Review Course Outline
Review Flow-Chart
-student examples and explanation
Oratory Terms
http://rhetoric.byu.edu/
Continue Sam Leith article
-practice GRP
HW annotate full article for Thursday

THURS
Sam Leith's FT article
"Obama's Oratory"

-commentary
-annotate article
-GRP (Guided Reading Response)
--complete
HW Via link (see below) choose one of the four speeches, print it out, annotate:
"A More Perfect Union" March 2008
"The American Promise" Aug 2008
"Election Night Voctory" Nov 2008
"Inaugural Address" Jan 2009

What will you have with you tomorrow for class:
-one of Obama's speeches, annotated
-your literary term rings

FRI
In groups choose a way to visually organize the information on poster paper
and complete glossary entries for the terms you identified in the speeches.
Due at the end of class.
HW In McGraw -Hill Reader:
What is the America Dream p304
The Declaration of Independence p305
And then, for journal #21 complete a rhetorical box on these two items
AND read
I Have a Dream p309
and Answer Question Rhetoric #3 and Questions for Comparisons #1 (p313)

Friday, January 21, 2011

FINALS WEEK

Good Luck on your finals. Please stop by h216 at lunch if you need help or have any makeup to turn in on MONDAY (last day).

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekly Agenda Jan 18-24

TUES & WED
Complete a SOAPSTone on "When Worlds Collide"
Add to Glossary Entries
Listen to Jim Haynes' "Inviting the World to Dinner"

THURS - MON
Return and reflect on BB essays
Ms. Schwartz Guest Speaker on Travel
Practice multiple-choice

If there is time:
Elizabeth Bishop's travel poetry
Cartoons
Journal #20
-Independent Book Review

To prepare for final, review two Iyer essays about travel and Tan essay about language and culture, consider notes about film, Haynes piece, and Schwartz 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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Weekly Agenda Jan 10-14

MON
Lost in Translation
(102 minutes)
-viewing and notes
NO HW

TUES & WED
Share Travel Itinerary/Brochures
Reading Film Glossary
-language
-techniques/symbolism
-OPTIC for film
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
Current Reviews of Travel destinations
-note language and tone
-SOAPSTone
HW Journal #19: Independent Reading Journal Format


NEXT
Multiple-Choice Practice
Cartoons about Travel
Listen to "Inviting the World to Dinner" by Jim Haynes
-notes

Last Journal Entry
-reading book reviews
-reviewing and recommending books
--write your own review
Brainstorm rhetorical devices, motifs from films and essays

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.



Monday, January 3, 2011

Weekly Agenda Jan 3-7

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