Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Weekly Agenda Nov 28-Dec 2

BILLY BUDD, SAILOR


MONDAY
Turn in Journals (for real!)
Check Chapters 10-15, 16-19
-self-grade
Review BB Questions CH. 1-15
Begin 2 corner debate t-graph
-pros and cons of capital punishment
-organize, identify pathos, logos, ethos

TUESDAY
Review Argumentation terms and structure
2-Corner Debate
HW READ; Vocab Quiz Friday on 10-19

WEDNESDAY
Book Check, chapters 20-23
-review
JOURNAL # ____
Thomas Paine excerpt
-rhetorical box
HW Finish box

THURSDAY
JOURNAL #____
Record the persuasive elements of Vere's speech, Ch 21, pp96-99:
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?
5.  Do his words match his name?
HW Finish Questions


FRIDAY
Argument Essay Packet
-introduction to the assignment
Synthesis Papers back
-portfolio review
HW Finish reading BB

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Agenda Nov. 21-Nov. 23

Billy Budd, Sailor


MONDAY-WEDNESDAY
Characterization paragraph on Captain Vere
Book Check: Review Chapters 6-9
Argument Terms and Structure
2-Corner Debate
VOCAB QUIZ-TUESDAY
JOURNALS DUE-TUESDAY
Conversations review on Chapters 1-15
HW DUE WED. Read Chapters 10-15


THANKSGIVING BREAK!!
Over break, enjoy and read to finish your 1st independent reading book.  Plan on presenting some aspect of your book in December.  And/Or write your In The News annotation and plan on presenting that in December.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

BILLY BUDD Reading Schedule

Chapters 2-5 (pp-25) due Wed, Nov 16
Chapters 6-9 (26-43 due Mon, Nov 21
Chapters 10-15 (44-63) due Wed, Nov 23
Chapters 16-19 (64-84) due Mon, Nov 28
Chapters 20-23 (85-106) due Wed, Nov 30
Chapters 24-30 (107-128) due Mon, Dec 5

Weekly Agenda Nov. 14-18

BILLY BUDD, SAILOR


MONDAY & TUESDAY
Pass out texts (please donate $5 if you can afford to compensate for some of Ms. Stevens' out-of-pocket  school expenses)
-assignment for every chapter
-Marginalia

  • 3-level questions
  • comments
  • circle unknown words
  • definitions
  • summary
  • remark on rhetorical devices
  • remark on diction, syntax (tropes and schemes) and characterization
  • underline passages you understand and circle those you don't

Introduction to story
-background and bio on Melville
-ship jargon
-historical context:
-essential question: How do we maintain legal exceptions and still maintain order?
HW FOR TUESDAY, read Chapter 1 and complete 3 kinds of marginalia.  Book check tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY
Lit. Rings
-allusion
-synecdoche
-metonymy
Vocabulary List
-quiz next week
Brief Characterization Summary
-write short summaries using appropriate vocabulary words
Book check Chapters 2-5
HW See reading schedule


THURSDAY
Mencken
-questions and logic
Journal #16: McGraw-Hill Reader, read "The Penalty of Death" (pp85) and answer Composition questions #1-3, Rhetoric #5&6, and Write #1 (instead of an entire essay, write a paragraph).
King
-opinion on the continuum
HW Finish #16 


FRIDAY
2-corner debate
Grade Check





Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Agenda Nov. 7-Nov. 10

MONDAY
Synthesis: You wrote on one side of the flag burning amendment argument on Friday,  now, write on the opposing side.
HW Have you complete Journal #13 yet?


TUESDAY
Journal #14:  In your McGraw-Hill Reader read "Four-Letter Words can Hurt You" by Barbara Lawrence, and answer Comprehension questions #2 & 4; and answer Rhetoric questions #3&4.  And, then read "Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns" by Molly Ivins, and answer Comprehension #2; and answer Rhetoric #1-3 &6; and then write1-2 paragraphs in response to Connections #6 (p103).
HW Finish for homework


WEDNESDAY
Review Questions from Reader and share bits of #6.  Create counterarguments for #6.
Reviewing the language of argumentation.  (p62)
Recall Toulmin Method; appeals, etc.
Looking at our Billy Budd essential question: How do we maintain legal exceptions and still maintain order?
-reading

THURSDAY
Billy Budd, Sailor Introduction
-background
-Melville Biography
-historical context

FRIDAY
NO SCHOOL
Veteran's Day