Monday, September 30, 2013

The Crucible Reading Schedule

Act I due Thursday, Oct 4th
Act II due Monday, Oct 6th
Act III due Thursday, Oct 10th
Act IV due Monday, Oct 14th

Write 3-level questions for each Act, and find and analyze at least one metaphor and character foil for each Act.  Much of the metaphor come across in dialogue.   

Weekly Agenda 9.30-10.4

The Crucible  by Arthur Miller

Seating Chart
More Fallacies
-practice glossary entries
Fallacy Cartoons
Intercalary Essays: Reflection/Portfolios

HW Research Project due MONDAY, by 11:59pm to  Please bring your hard copy TUESDAY.

Journal Check
-polish previous journal entries
-read your independent book
-work on essay reflection
-sign up for independent reading book and In the News presentation
HW Journals due Monday (1 more entry)

Crucible Vocabulary List (Quiz next Friday)
Background on the Play
-Salem Village
-define crucible, hysteria, Puritan, allegory, paradox
-introduce Puritan belief ( the need for devil in society, a scapegoat)
-The Paradox

-review pages 3-8, answer the following questions:
1) The tragedy in the Salem community "developed from a Paradox." What is the paradox?
2) Analyze the following quotation: "But all organization is and must be grounded on the idea of exclusion and prohibition, just as two objects cannot occupy the same space" (7).

Label Bennett Essay with Toulmin language.
HW Read Jonathan Edward's "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." excerpt. (handout)
-label at least 5 fallacies
-label and analyze rhetorical devices, state why they might have been effective for his audience
-connect to The Crucible

Ask me about an extra credit journal entry on Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown."

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.23-9.27

Make sure you have your nonfiction book this week.

Share Group Boxes
Share Journal #8

Source Check
Outline Drafting
HW For WEDNESDAY, Bring in Draft of outline for Peer Editing/Teacher Review; AND, bring in nonfiction book. (credit)

Bridging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Crucible
-historical precedent for each novel
--1930s/1950s: what do they have in common; what is the role of government; how might one have led to the other in terms of laws that oppress; both are post-war, the effects?; HUAC and the argument it makes against Americans.

Arthur Miller background

Turn in outline drafts for Teacher Review
Swap (optional) for Peer Response

SSR-->Read Nonfiction book
-sign up
HW Journal #9In McGraw Hill: Read W.J. Bennett's "What Really Ails America:" pp443, answer Comp #2,3; Rhetoric #6; Write 1. DUE TOMORROW.
AND, Works Cited due FRIDAY

Review Bennett Piece
Lit. Rings: pathos/ethos/logos; fallacy; syllogism; enthymeme; Toulmin
Conventions of Argumentation


  • appeals to Emotion
  • appeals to Logic
  • appeals to Ethics

HW Works Cited; AND, one glossary entry on your lit. ring card.

Continue Fallacies
Toulmin Method
-claim, data/reasons, warrant
-rebuttal and counterargument
How is the Toulmin Method applicable to every day situations?
 PAIR WORK: Design your own cartoon that depicts a logical fallacy.  See templates.  Gallery Walk.

Journal Check 
Letter to Bennett
Salem Village

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.16-9.20

The Grapes of Wrath

Read excerpts from "Americans and the Land" post-it reactions
-Review questions from #6; determine whether or not inductive or deductive is used.

GoW Research Assignment

  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Outline
  • Works Cited
DUE Sept 30th at 11:59p, hard copy due TUESDAY
-review primary and secondary sources
-brainstorm topics for research
HW Decide on a topic and find 2 sources for tomorrow (url okay)

Source Check
Literary Devices
-Reading Journal Option H: The Glossary Entry
-Review know, introduce new
HW Find 3 more sources; AND, Journal #7: complete a glossary entry on persona (Due Thursday).

Source Check
Elaborate on OUTLINE
-practice outline numbering (yes, it's a thing)
MORE Devices
HW Journal #7 (see Tuesday)

Review #7
Rhetorical Box
-what, how, why
-how does the format move beyond SOAPSTone
Print AD Box
-choose magazine print ad
-brainstorm SOAPSTone
-collect evidence for inside of box (bullets okay)
-draw conclusions for outside of box (complete sentences)
Posters: complete a clean, attractive Rhetorical Box on the magazine ad and present it to the class with you group.
HW DUE MONDAY, Journal #8: Find a picture or visual source for your Research Topic and complete a rhetorical box on it.  AND, draft your annotations (for TUESDAY).

Woody Guthrie's "Tom Joad"

Next Few Weeks
Conventions of Argumentation: Toulmin
Logical Fallacies
AP Synthesis
The Crucible

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.9-9.13

The Grapes of Wrath

Peer Editing
-identify WHAT, HOW, WHY
Model Essay
-What does it do? format, embedding, punctuation
California History, as if relates to GoW
HW Work on Essay

TUESDAY (Back-to-School)
Steinbeck style SAVE
-answer 3 essential questions about Humanism, Socialism, and Unions
Vocabulary Lists
Prepare for Friday GoW Book Test
HW Essay due tonight by 11:59pm to; please bring Hard Copy Thursday

Steinbeck Nobel Speech
HW BRING McGraw Hill Readers tomorrow.
Study for Book Test on FRIDAY

Read Steinbeck's "Americans and the Land" and write to annotations on post-its.
JOURNAL #6:  In groups of 3-4, students will share annotations and the answer questions at the end of the essay, p671:
Comp #1,2
Rhet #1,2,6
Write #1 (1-2 paragraphs)
Groups may discuss and have similar answers, but each individual must write their responses in their journal.
Decide, does Steinbeck use deductive or inductive logic in this essay.
HW Book Test tomorrow: Fill in and matching vocab, 1 OPTIC, 1 short answer. 30pts

GoW Book Test: Vocab, OPTIC, short answer.

Research Assignment SAVE
Research Assignment due Sept. 30th at 11:59pm, hardcopy due TUESDAY.
Articulate topic and find sources:
Literary Devices SAVE
The Crucible
Research Support