Friday, October 25, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.28-11.1

Transitional Week: end The Crucible.  SYNTHESIS

MONDAY
Fish Bowl Seminar 

Digital Presentations

Study Guide for Conventions of Argumentation Quiz
HW Digital Annotations due WED; Study for Thursday Quiz; work on BENNETT LETTER, due Nov. 8th.

TUESDAY
Digital Presentations

Journal #13: Crucible Timed Writing, you may use your text.
HW Digital Annotations due WED; Study for Thursday Quiz; work on BENNETT LETTER, due Nov. 8th.

WEDNESDAY
Digital Presentations
HW Study for Thursday Quiz; work on BENNETT LETTER, due Nov. 8th.

THURSDAY
Conventions of Argumentation Quiz

SYNTHESIS PACKET REVIEW
HW Mark up Synthesis packet sources; work on BENNETT LETTER, due Nov. 8th.

FRIDAY
SYNTHESIS PACKET REVIEW

THE SYNTHESIS ESSAY
Notes on writing the synthesis essay
-the rubric and prompt, FLTs
-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
--counterarguments
Rules (see handout)
-see notes
--no 2nd person
--state relationship between sources
--frame sources
-what does it mean to 'qualify'
Student Samples
-response
-norm on rubric
Additional Tips; Read Marilyn Elkins and annotate
HW Work on Bennett Letter, due Nov. 8th to turnitin.com.

NEXT
Socratic Seminar on Flag Burning Issue
-evidence required
Back to back days of writing from both perspectives; you will write two essays, one each day, only one will be graded.
-45 minutes, no extensions unless previously acknowledged, 25pts.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.21-10.25

The Crucible 

MONDAY and TUESDAY
-watch the movie version of the play
--connections to McCarthy
--comparisons to play
HW Digital Annotations Presentations begin tomorrow: final due the 30th.
And, Journal Entry #11: Creative Writing: Create a witch hunt that is set at SAMO, due Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY
Digital Presentations

Excerpts from Salem Reader
-Dorcas Good; Cotton Mather; aftermath for characters
HW Bring McGraw Hill Reader tomorrow

THURSDAY
Digital Presentations
Identify Fallacies of the Salem Witch Trials
Bennett Letter Assignment: due Nov. 8th to turnitin.com
-graphic organizer break down
Group Work on Graphic Organizer
-share devices and effects
HW finish graphic organizer
AND, Prepare answers to 3 seminar questions for MONDAY.

FRIDAY
Digital Presentations
Witch Hunt Quaker Share

IF time, Excerpt from Good Night, and Good Luck
-how does Murrow identify flaws in McCarthy's claims

Bennett Response
-Toulmin Review
-graphic organizer
-set up outline to follow Toulmin

NEXT
Conventions of Argumentation Quiz
30pts to Tests/Quizzes Category
-cover fallacies
-formal logic
-Toulmin
--m/c; concept circles; short answer response; matching; fill-in the blank
Synthesis Timed Writing
-FLTs

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.14-10.18

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY and TUESDAY
3-level Question Discussion
-reading through the appendix
-dramatic reading
-metaphoric language
HW Choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in either an open prose format; blank verse (iambic pentameter, no rhyme scheme) or, a unique rhyme scheme.  Adding some of your own language to make the poem "work" is okay, as long as it suits the character.
Anywhere from 10-20+ lines is appropriate.  
The language you choose should reflect appropriate characterization.
DUE THURSDAY.

WEDNESDAY
Digital Annotations assignment: 30pts to Writing Category
-examples: compare/contrast sources in a visual way on a topic relating to Miller's The Crucible
--prezi, powerpoint, graphic organizer, etc.
Due between 10.23-10.30 (please sign up for your presentation, In the News credit)

Tracing Motifs: hysteria


THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Share out Dialogue Poems: 10pts to Creative Projects Category
More Digital Annotations examples
Back to McCarthy
-after reading connections

Begin watching the Film
HW Choose topic and find potential sources for Annotations.  

NEXT
Bennett Letter Response assignment: 25pts to Writing category
-student example
-due to turnitin.com Nov 4th

Journal Entry #10: Create your own witch hunt in a high school setting.  Approximately 1-2 pages.  If you do not have your journals back by this date, write on a separate sheet of paper to be inserted later.

Play Review Questions
-group conversations

Outlining an argument for Bennett letter.  
-Fallacies
-counterargument, rebuttal, warrant, etc.

Conventions of Argumentation Quiz: 30pts to Tests/Quizzes Category
-cover fallacies
-formal logic
-Toulmin
--m/c; concept circles; short answer response; matching; fill-in the blank

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.7-10.11

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY and TUESDAY
TURN IN JOURNAL  /60
Choose Cartoon Fallacy examples to share (posted on whiteboard)
Finish explanation of paradox that plagues the Salem community.
Review Edwards excerpt:
-share identified fallacies, rhetorical devices, connections to Crucible

Back to essay reflection: what is arrangement?  Practice with your sentences.  
HAWTHORNE extra credit RHETORICAL box

WEDNESDAY
Read key dramatic excerpts in play
-characterization
-metaphor
--identify examples in ACT I and II

Comparing McCarthyism to Crucible
HW Begin Reading "Why I Wrote the Crucible" by Miller

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Vocabulary Quiz
Questions on Miller Essay
Text-relevant questions on play
HW Continue reading ACT III and IV for MONDAY

NEXT
Finally, back to Bennett and letter response assignment.
Create your own witch hunt in a high school setting.
Digital Assignment
Film
Reader's Theater: one character, excerpts, delivery.