Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1.28-2.1 (FRIDAY UPDATE)

Billy Budd, Sailor

Review Questions 1-15 Worksheet
Review Argumentation terms and structure
Reading Comprehension Check
Additional sources...
HW see reading schedule; Vocab Quiz Wednesday on 10-19
AND, movie permission slips

Vocab Quiz 10-19
Book Check 10-19
HW See Reading Schedule

Thomas Paine excerpt
-rhetorical box
JOURNAL # 3 (complete for HW)
"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
-excerpts. Rhetorical questions 2, 6, 10; Writing #2 in Lang & Comp book.
HW See Reading Schedule
AND, independent book sign up TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY; course outline signatures and movie permission slips due TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY as well.
AND, read through 23 for MONDAY.

SAVE FOR NEXT WEEK: Argument Essay Packet
-introduction to the assignment
-generating a thesis, post-it peer response

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1/22-1/25

Billy Budd, Sailor

Check Chapters 2-5
-review plot, action, characterization, historical context
Review Chapters 1-15 Question sheet, do all questions pertaining to 1-5.
Review #2: Mencken/King Questions
Begin 2-corner debate t-graph
-pros and cons of capital punishment
-organize and identify arguments to appeal to pathos, ethos, logos
HW See reading schedule

Vocab quiz 1-9
-new vocab list for next WED
Characterization of Captain Vere
Opinion on the continuum
HW See reading schedule

Argument Terms and Structure: packet
2-corner debate
HW See reading schedule

Check Chapters 6-9
Work on Chapters 1-15 Question sheet, through chapter 9
More about Argument Essay writing.
HW See reading schedule

Friday, January 11, 2013

BILLY BUDD, SAILOR Reading Schedule

Chap 1 due Thursday, Jan 17

Chap 2-5 due Tuesday, Jan 22
Chap 6-9 due Friday, Jan 25

Chap 10-15 due Monday, Jan 28
Chap 16-19 due Wednesday, Jan 30
Chap 20-23 due Friday, Feb 1

Chap 24-30 due Thur, Feb 7 

Complete annotations due for each reading, every chapter, no exceptions.

Weekly Agenda Jan 14-18

Oratory and Rhetoric

Check Signatures
In groups, continue working on posters. 
Present by stating "the what," "the how," and "the why."
Collect Grps, Speeches with Rhetorical Boxes and check glossary entries.
HW Mimic Jefferson's "truths and rights" (pp305-306) as they might apply to SaMOHI students.  
Note: Jefferson's "truths and rights" refer to his complaints against the King. DUE Tomorrow

Seating Chart and Course Outline
Review Journal #1
Pair Share review Rhet. Box from Declaration and Qs from "I Have a Dream."
-identify "the what" and casually explain how they work.

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
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

  • 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 THURSDAY: read Chapter 1 and complete 3 kinds of marginalia.  Book check tomorrow.

Book Check
Lit. Rings
Vocabulary List
-quiz next week
Brief Characterization Summary
-write short summaries using appropriate vocabulary words
--share out
HW See reading schedule

-questions and logic
Journal #2: 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 long, thoughtful paragraph).
-opinion on the continuum
HW Finish #2

2-corner debate

Monday, January 7, 2013

Spring Semester 2013!

Oratory and Rhetoric

Return Papers
-log essays into portfolio
-mid-year portfolio review
Review Formats: Journal, Rhet. Box, Glossary Entry, etc.
Define oratory
NO HW, but bring your rings to class tomorrow

Introduce, Define and Review terms for the Art of Oratory
HW Read and annotate Leith's article

Sam Leith's FT article "Obama's Oratory"
-print and annotate article
-complete GRP (Guided Reading Response)
HW Via link (see below) choose one of the four speeches, print it out, annotate and complete a Rhetorical Box for it.  You can create the box on the back of the print-out.
-one of Obama's Speeches (only choose from the list below), annotated

-bring your literary terms rings

In groups, choose a graphic organizer that visually organizes the information from your speech on a poster.
Individually, complete glossary entries for all of the rhetorical/oratory terms you identified in the speech.
Presentations MONDAY.
HW complete 3 glossary entries on terms you identified in your speech, for Monday.

McGraw Hill Reader: 
What is the American Dream p304
JOURNAL #1 due Tuesday
"The Declaration of Independence" p305 AND complete a rhetorical box
  "I have A Dream" p309 answer question Rhetoric #3 for Comparisons #1 (p313)