Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Weekly Agenda Jan 4-13

Travel and Culture Unit


Wednesday
Impressions of travel
-freewrite
-quaker share
The Travel Lit. Genre
Read Pico Iyer's "Why We Travel"
-short Iyer biography and works
HW Identify rhetorical elements, look up allusions and create 3Qs
BB Essay due!

Thursday
Review rhetorical elements and 3Qs
Read "The Humble Comma"
-complete a group glossary entry
-create an AP style multiple choice question and swap
HW Journal #______:
in McGraw/Hill p 495 read Amy Tan's "The Language of Discretion"
Composition #s 1 & 3; Rhetoric #s 1, 2 & 3; Write #1
DUE Tomorrow


Friday
Make connections between "Why We Travel" and "The Language of Discretion"
Movie next Week, collect slips
HW Journal #_________: Independent Reading Format
AND, Travel Pamphlet, due Wednesday


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Monday-Wednesday
Notes on viewing and interpreting film
-language: film glossary
-techniques
-symbolism
Lost in Translation by Sofia Coppola (102 min)
-complete an OPTIC for this film
HW Finish Travel Pamphlet
AND, for independent reading credit, create a discussion question on turnitin.com on your outside book and conduct an insightful discussion.  All group participants will receive credit based on the quality of their discussion.  This is similar to the Conversations assignment from The Crucible unit.

Thursday-Friday
Share conclusions about the film.
Share pamphlets
Read "When Worlds Collide" by Iyer
-chart motifs from film and essay
-note rhetorical techniques
Finish essay for Friday
Listen to Jim Haynes "Inviting the World to Dinner"
AP Practice: Sanders to Rushdie

Preparing for the final: review two Iyer essays and out travel and Tan essay about language and culture.  Consider notes about film, Haynes piece, and personal travel experience.  Recall important rules for writing an effective synthesis essay.  And lastly, make sure you bring all above materials to class for your final date.