Sunday, April 28, 2013

THINGS CARRIED Reading Schedule

Ch 1       read by 4/29
Ch 2-4    read by 5/2
Ch 5-7    read by 5/6 (group research paper assigned)
Ch 8-9    read by 5/8
Ch 10-13 read by 5/13
Ch 14-16 read by 5/16
Ch 17-22 read by 5/20 (group research paper due)

Weekly Agenda 4.29-5.3

The Things They Carried By Tim O'Brien

NOTE! You should be well on your way to finishing your Independent Reading Book.  Instead of 500 pages, this semester only 350 will be required.  Next week, I will likely have an SSR day or two where I will expect you to bring in your book, read, and write in your journal ALL period.  You will receive credit for having youf book and for having read at least 1/2 of it.
If you haven't already, SIGN UP for your reading presentation.  IN THE NEWS will be optional this semester, not extra credit, just optional.

MONDAY
Review chapter 1
-tangible and intangibles items the soldiers carry
-impression of the story
-purpose of the first chapter
-identify 3 major literary devices
-Multiple Choice practice
DRAFTED!!
-Journal #19: write a Goodbye Letter/What will you carry? (see/hear model)
HW See Reading Schedule; AND finish letter, be prepared to Quaker Share tomorrow.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
Quaker Share excerpts from #19

DEAR AMERICA documentary
-excerpts from the book
-prepare to take notes on the movie
SUB TITLE organization for notes:

  1. timeline
  2. geography
  3. homefront
  4. music and culture
HW See Reading Schedule

THURSDAY
Multiple Choice practice
Style Focus
-define ambiguity
Discuss ambivalence and apathy of characters.  How do these ideas create a new sense of what it means to fight in war?
HW See Reading Schedule

FRIDAY
Reading Quiz!
Excerpts from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
-marginalia: mark for what, how, why, short paragraph
-truth of war
Multiple Choice practice
Why are "Enemies" and "Friends" put together?  What is the working structure of the novel, the chronology, the juxtaposition of specific themes and stories.
HW See Reading Schedule

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.22-4.26


CST TESTING -SPECIAL SCHEDULE
http://www.samohi.smmusd.org/Students/bells.html

JOURNALS DUE THIS WEEK: #8-#17=60pts

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Staples/Ascher Timed Writing
HW Make sure you have complete Journal #18 (if you have already turned in your journal, complete #18 on a separate sheet of paper and plan on stapling/taping it in later).

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Reveiw #18
GET BookS
Define Memoir as a genre
-controversy and content

HW
See Reading Schedule.  Read Chapter 1; in notes, make a list of tangible and intangible items soldiers carry.


NEXT

Drafted
-write a "Goodbye Letter" (listen to sample)
Watch Dear America documentary

Sunday, April 14, 2013

UPDATED (WEDNESDAY) Weekly Agenda 4.15-4.19

AP Practice Week

MONDAY-TUESDAY
AP Practice Test Returned:
-Review multiple choice
--strategies
--reminder, types of Qs
--reflection
Group Norming
-Review Synthesis, Argument, and Rhetoric Essays
--look at specific scoring guides
--read through samples, explanations and collegeboard notes
--read and grade essays (2 scores per essay if possible)
Individual Score Calculators
-input approx. totals and estimate an AP Lang. score
-reflection
HW Read Ascher and Staples Essays, marginalia, complete m/c
AND, Parody Project due Thursday/Friday

WEDNESDAY
...continue AP Practice norming
SAVE FOR NEXT WEEK: Ascher/Staples Timed Writing: rhetorical analysis
-Compare/Contrast "On Compassion" and "Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space"

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Parody Project presentations
Return Their Eyes and get Things Carried
HW Go to the following site:
http://contemporarymovements.wordpress.com/vietnam-war-propaganda/

Look closely at the War Propaganda posters and watch Edwin Starr's "War" lyrics/music.
JOURNAL #18: Create a rhetorical box for one of the posters; AND, write an analysis that identifies Starr's argument.  Include evidence and a discussion of possible opposing views.
DUE MONDAY/TUESDAY

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.8-4.12

Their Eyes Were Watching God (End of Grading Period-April 26th)

MONDAY
Draft #1 due for Peer Edit Checklist
Final Essay due Monday, April 15th
Review personification in novel
-Iyer essay
-book excerpts: marginalia-quotations and analysis
HW Journal #17: Rewrite 1 paragraph from Gould essay; AND, correct 8 comments from BB essay (view on Turnitin.com.)  Additionally, don't forget to turn in a works cited page for BB in order to receive 5 pts added to your essay grade.

TUESDAY
End of Book Review Questions: Pair Work, one sheet per two people, alternate responses.
Parody Assignment and examples
HW Finish Review Questions; catch up on your journal; plan your presentation.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Study Guide
-review as a class
-concept circle

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
THEIR EYES Book TEST

Final Essay due Monday, April 15th to turnitin.com.  Note new settings and options.