Sunday, November 25, 2012

Correction: Weekly Agenda 11.26-11.30

Review Glossary Entries
-create poster entries
More literary terms!
HW 1 more glossary entry

Read "The Humble Comma"
-create an AP style multiple choice question:
-swap and answer question
Freewrite: Journal #13: No punctuation.  Letter to a place you would like to travel.  Now, apply punctuation: commas, periods, semi-colons, colons, em dashes (we'll review), exclamations points, questions marks, etc.
HW continue Journal #12: Write a descriptive sentence about your family when it travels.  Just one sentence.  Rewrite that same sentence (don't change a word) twice using different punctuation each time.  Be prepared to share.

Assignment: The Travel Brochure
-create a brochure for your ideal trip
-it can be one or multiple destinations
-include: flight, carry ons, travel partners, itinerary, local hot spots, eats, local lore, music, books, clothes, length, time of departure, etc.
-note: your destination can be real or creative!
Brainstorm and design
HW Get permission slips signed by Monday
AND, Brochures due Next WED, Dec 5th
AND, Journal #14, McGraw-Hill: Amy Tan p495 "The Language of Discretion"
Comp., #1, 3; Rhetoric #1, 2, 3; Write #1
DUE TOMORROW for review

Review Tan's "Language of Discretion"
-create AP style multiple choice question:
-swap and answer question
HW Work on Travel Pamphlet

Notes on viewing and interpreting film
-language: film glossary
HW Work on Travel Pamphlet
AND, Journal #15 Independent Reading Format

"Lost in Translation" by Sofia Coppola
Synthesis returned
Iyer's "When WOrlds COllide"
Pollan's "Unhappy Meals"
NY Times Mag.
Food and Culture Reader excerpts
AP Multiple Choice Practice: Sanders to Rushdie
Jim Haynes

Sunday, November 18, 2012

 Food, Travel & Culture
Essays by Pico Iyer, Michael Pollan, and more.

Finish Synthesis, write on the opposing side.

Define Culture vs. "Kulture"
-working definition
Impressions of Food and Travel
-quaker share
Pollan food commentary excerpt
Read Pico Iyer's Why We Travel"
-short Iyer Biography
-annotate for rhetorical elements
-look up allusions
-mark up like crazy!!
HW Finish marking up for Monday
Complete 2 glossary entries on "Why We Travel"

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/13-11/16

The Synthesis Essay

Notes on writing the synthesis essay
-the rubric and prompt
-making sure you understand the prompt
-source packet
--is a source for or against; determine and demarcate
-what it means to engage in the conversation
--see notes
Rules (see handout)
-see notes
--no 2nd person
--state relationship between sources
--frame sources
-what does it mean to 'qualify'
Student Samples
-norm on rubric
HW Additional Tips; Read Marilyn Elkins and annotate

Whole period seminar
Inside and Outside circles will speak to the issue of flag burning and the first amendment.  Evidence for arguments should come from your packet.  Any outside evidence will have to be cited.

In class essay: write on the other side of the issue, 45 minutes each, no extensions unless allowed by the College Board.  Both essays will be graded on the AP Synthesis rubric and will be worth 25pts each, toward your writing grade.  Plan on writing MONDAY, too.
HW Make sure you have completed Journal #11, use the independent reading format for your independent reading book.  And, don't forget to sign up for IN THe NEws presentations.

Billy Budd, Sailor  by Herman Melville

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/5-11/9

-end of the grading period-

Digital Annotation Presentations

Socratic Seminar
-turn in answers

Review Miller's "Why I Wrote the Crucible"
and Cotton Mather

Timed Writing

Introduction to Synthesis Writing