Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/27-8/31

MONDAY
Check Course Signatures
Journal Entry Format: Article
HW Complete Journal Entry #1 for Tuesday on GoW

TUESDAY
Analyzing images using OPTIC:
-Dorothea Lange photography
--mini-biography
HW Complete your own OPTIC on a picture of your choice from The History Place.

WEDNESDAY
Review OPTIC, turn in.
Get McGraw-Hill Reader
-identify useful information
-the benefits of marginalia
HW Read "How to Mark a Book" by Mortimer J. Adler and write 3-level questions to share in class.
AND, print a short article form the website search.
Tips for finding a good article:
-not more than 3 pages
-has a clear author
-is easy to summarize

THURSDAY
IN THE NEWS format and instructions (article annotation)
MLA style and handout
HW define socialism  and humanism
AND, Journal #2: find evidence in GoW that supports these two philosophies.  Explore how they may have influenced Steinbeck's writing; and, linkthe language of Jim Casey ot either philosophy. 
AND, type up the IN THE NEWS annotation per format (see handouts).

FRIDAY
Peer Review of IN THE NEWS
-check MLA
-spelling
-requirements
-language
Review Journal Entry
-Quaker Share
Define intercalary
HW Annotate assigned intercalary chapter (close reading) and create a working thesis.

NEXT
map
flow chart
essay
soapstone
cal. history
Steinbeck's style/Nobel Speech/Essay
vocabulary
ceoncept circles
literary terms
non-fiction reading list
Woody Guthrie

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/22-8/24


Welcome to the 2012/2013 School Year!

Wednesday
-Welcome
The Glass Castle
-3-levels Questions
HW Create User for turnitin.com (ID# 5390824, PASS: Stevens); 
Email msstevens@gmail.com with user email and password
Sign up with email on homework blog

Thursday
The Art of Close Reading
-annotation: Joan Didion Model
-questioning
-clarifying
-collect & connect
Terms: contrast, dichotomy, juxtaposition 
The Glass Castle excerpt
HW complete dichotomy worksheet

Friday
Review homework
Practice Reading Journal entry
-The Glass Castle excerpt
Portfolios
-student info.
-course outline
-general
HW Bring The Grapes of Wrath