Friday, August 30, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.2-9.6

The Grapes of Wrath

MONDAY
Happy Labor Day

TUESDAY
Turn in practice In The News
Handout: Rhetorical Devices Flowchart
-WHAT=>HOW=>WHY
--practice with "The Value of Things"
Book Talk: NonFiction Reading List
Define and Assign Intercalary  chapters
HW Choose book; AND,  annotate your intercalary chapter.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST bring your GRAPES book

WEDNESDAY
Textbook: Lang. & Comp.
Journal #5: Dialectical Journal on your chapter.  See sample.
HW Journal #4 & #5 due for share and discussion on Friday.  Your success and thoroughness on #5 will determine the amount of time you will spend over the weekend on the Intercalary Essay.  See Friday.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST bring your GRAPES book

THURSDAY
Happy Rosh Hashanah (Friday, too!)
Happy Admissions Day
Happy School tomorrow Day

FRIDAY
Review #4 & #5
Intercalary essay assignment
-model paper
--break it into the What, How and Why
Prepare for essay.
HW: ESSAY DUE MONDAY to Turnitin.com Sept 9th, by 11:59pm.  Hard Copy on Tuesday, MLA.




Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.26-8.30


MONDAY
Course Outline
-signature required
Setting up your Journal
Review Journal Entry #1
-pair share
-class reflection on places to improve
TFIOS
-characterization, structure, dialogue
Review Journal Entry Options E, F & H
-opportunity to practice E
-self-grading
HW Signature please.  Reading Journal Entry #2 on The Grapes of Wrath (GoW), due WED.

TUESDAY

Rhetorical Analysis Practice Essay Prompt in your Journal, #3.
-timed writing, 45 minutes, 4 paragraphs
-peer reviewed
-self graded
Class reflection
HW Locate and Print a Dorothea Lange photo
Include the url on your print out.

WEDNESDAY

Check Outline signatures
Review OPTIC technique:
-analyze images

  • Overview
  • Parts
  • Title/Words
  • InterRelationships
  • Conclusion
Practice with one image and then with image from homework.
HW Complete OPTIC to be turned in for grade.
AND, bring GoW tomorrow.

THURSDAY
Get McGraw-Hill Reader
-review format
--glossary, etc.
-review the benefits of marginalia
--annotation
Share Highlights of OPTIC, turn in
HW In McGraw-Hill read "How to Mark a Book" by Mortimer J. Adler and write 3-level questions to share in class.  
AND, print a short article (emphasis on SHORT) from the website search.
Tips for finding a good article:
-not more than 3 pages
-has a clear format
-is easy to summarize
-easy to print (do not copy and paste without the url, date of access, etc.)

FRIDAY
IN the NEWS Assignment format
MLA style
-practice annotating article and drafting IN the NEWS annotation
HW Type of PRACTICE IN the NEWS.
AND, JOURNAL #4: define socialism  and humanism; find evidence in GoW that supports these two philosophies.  Explore how they may have influenced Steinbeck's writing; and, link the language of Jim Casey to either philosophy.
BOTH ITEMS DUE MONDAY

NEXT
In the News Peer Review
Intercalary Chapter Essay prep




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.22-8.23

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THURSDAY
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
-3-level Questions
HW Create a student account for Turnitin.com (ID# 6814760, PASS: Stevens)
EMAIL msstevens@gmail.com with you user email and password.
Sign up with email on homework blog.
BRING BOOK TOMORROW, Recommended composition/note book for Reading Journal.

FRIDAY
Read Joan Didion's "The Santa Ana"
Review Reading Journal Options (see document)
-practice A, B,C, D
-review CHECK +/- grading
Revisit The Fault in Our Stars
-Journal Entry #1
-A, B,C, D (A is obligatory, choose 2 from B,C, or D)
HW Complete Journal Entry #1

NEXT WEEK
more TFIOS
-characterization
-structure
-dialogue
Review HW
-self-grade
Portfolios
-student survey
-course outline
-portfolio log