Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Weekly Agenda 12.8-12.12

TRAVEL BROCHURE AND JOURNAL due this FRIDAY!

MONDAY-TUESDAY
-Review glossary entry or mimic on "Where Worlds Collide"
-finish "Lost in Translation" and OPTIC

WEDNESDAY
Check OPTIC for completion
Read and annotate "Salt" excerpt from ethnography
Read and annotate Jim Haynes piece

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Synthesis Packet
-reviewing sources and prompt
-Activism Tourism
-FLTs/Tips
HW Prepare for Synthesis Timed Writing on MONDAY.




Sunday, November 30, 2014

Weekly Agendas 12.1-12.15

TRAVEL, FOOD, and CULTURE

MONDAY-TUESDAY
NY TIMES Travel Section
-General introduction to writing about travel
-Travel Journal and Pamphlet Assignment
--due FRIDAY DEC 12th.

Movie Permission Slips, Due FRIDAY

Pico Iyer's "Why We Travel"
-SOAPS
-look up allusions, complete a glossary entry on a noteworthy device for share credit.
HW Work on Travel Project

WEDNESDAY
Travel Images: OPTIC review

THURSDAY
Informative Writing:  Marnie Hanel's "The Octopus War"
-read and annotate
-write a piece about a type of food or a destination keeping in mind the bullets about sensory writing
-self-grade, present FRIDAY

FRIDAY
Present
Turn in permission slips
NOTES ON FILM
Movie: "Lost in Translation"
-FILM OPTIC
HW Culminating FINAL will be a synthesis essay on many of the essays, articles, and excerpts we have been reading.  Please keep all of your papers in pristine condition with thorough annotations.

NEXT
AP m/c
Jim Haynes
Pollan
SALT
more Iyer
FLTs
Timed Writing

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Short Unit: Travel, Food, and Culture

For the short time we have left until finals and the end of the semester, I would like to complete a mini-unit on topics related to Travel, Food, and Culture.

Two of the assignments are ones that might require some brainstorming: the travel pamphlet and travel journal.

The travel pamphlet is a foldable advertisement which includes highlights of a specific destination.  The travel journal is like a diary; wherein, you are required to have several entries on daily experiences, local cuisine recipes, and local images of tourist attractions.  Both items are about the same place but are written in different styles for different audiences.  The pamphlet is for the general public, the journal is for "you."  The pamphlet should be inserted into the journal.

Though you don't have a lot of homework from Lang. and Comp. this short Thanksgiving break, please do start to think about places you've traveled and places you wish to travel.

In the following weeks we are going to read pieces by Pico Iyer, watch Lost in Translation, and "visit" different locales through writing and photography.

TRAVEL PROJECT-one destination, past, present, future
Pamphlet (10pts):  tri-folded brochure, which advertises the highlights of a vacation to your destination.  Includes tourist hotspots, recommended daily schedule, and/or itinerary.  What to pack; What music will complement; Best places to stay; What to eat; Challenges, etc.  Consider a themed vacation around music, art, coffee, eco-awareness, etc.

JOURNAL (20pts): multiple paged authentic looking journal, which contains approximately 6-10 pages.  Minimally contains

  • 3-4 entries about your travels to this destination
  • 1 favorite meal/food recipe
  • 1 entry describing a place where cultures collide
  • 1 image, preferably hand drawn or photograph
  • not mandatory, but might be nice: scrap book items, doodles, food you didn't like

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Reading Journals GP1, GP2

READING JOURNAL ENTRIES

Date          #           Title                                    Points
8/22          1           Everyday: Format                    5                                  
8/25          2           GoW: Format                            5
8/26          3           GoW: Ch 3 Timed Essay          5
9/1            4           Gow: Philosophies                    5
9/4            5           GoW: Graphic Org.                 10
9/11          6           McGraw: Steinbeck                 5         
9/29          7           Ind. Reading: Format               5
9/26          8           Rhetorical Box Mag.               10
10/1          9           McGraw: Bennett Qs               5     
                                                                                55

Date          #           Title                                    Points
10/?          10          Revised  Essay                      5
10/20        11          Ind. Reading: Format            5
10/20        12          Crucible: Miller Qs               5
10/30        13          Crucible: Dialogue poem     10
11//5         14          Crucible: Witch Hunt           10
11/18        15          Crucible: Timed Essay         10
                                                                             45
Fallacy Glossary Entry is Extra Credit            +10

#16 and 17 will be independent reading

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.17-11.21

AP Writing: Rhetorical Analysis and Synthesis

MONDAY
2nd Rhetorical Analysis Timed Writing

TUESDAY
Study Guide for Fallacies Quiz
-Quiz on Friday
Journal # 15: Crucible Times Writing
HW Journals due Thursday, #s ______ -______

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
Synthesis Packet
-prompt, sources, rubric, samples, tips, FLTs
-essential rules
-defining "thesis"
--types of thesis
-qualifying your argument
-counterargument
HW Quiz tomorrow

FRIDAY
Fallacies Quiz
HW Prepare for Flag-Burning Seminar on Monday.  In addition to essential questions, create two theses: one for and one against (or with qualifications)

NEXT WEEK
Monday-seminar
Tuesday-Writing on one side
Wednesday-Outlining the other side

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.10, 11.12-11.14

The Crucible

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY
Digital Presentations

Socratic Seminar Prep.
HW Continue preparing for Seminar on Thursday.  Review fallacies, Toulmin and Syllogism

THURSDAY
Seminar
-fish bowl, partners, collect and connect

FRIDAY
Finish up presentations
Review Fallacies for quiz on Monday

NEXT
Fallacies Quiz
Synthesis: Flag Burning
Synthesis: Travel, Food, Culture

Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekly Agenda 11.3-11.7

This week is the end of grading period 2.
Link, courtesy of Bebe, to quizlet vocab flash cards:
http://quizlet.com/56276255/vocabulary-for-the-crucible-flash-cards/

The Crucible

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Vocabulary Quiz: see list
Sign-up up to present digital annotation
Review Acts 3 and 4: pp94-97, 102, 107, 110, 119-120
Excerpts and historical accounts from actual documents.
Children's Reality
-Cotton Mather
-Dorcas Good
Work on Witch Hunt
HW Finish up Witch Hunt for Wednesday share

WEDNESDAY
Witch Hunt Skit
Socratic Seminar Questions
-reflection and discussion notes
-requirements
HW Digital Presentations due to email: mstevens@smmusd.org, PLEASE, PLEASE put "DIGITAL" in your email subject.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
presentations

 --keep in mind that we may or may not have time for extra items on Thursday or Friday--
If time, 
Review "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
Study for Conventions of Argument Quiz
-fallacy examples from Salem Witch Hunt, "Sinners,"
HW Study Toulmin, Fallacies, Syllogism

NEXT
Synthesis Timed Writing
-flag-burning

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.27-10.31

The Crucible

MONDAY 
House Principal Presentations/Survey

TUESDAY
Act 3 Reading Quiz
Review Act 2
-metaphors/idioms
-appendix
Digital Annotation Project, DUE via email TUESDAY, NOV 4th (see assignment sheet)
-presentation is not required, UNLESS...you want In The News presentation credit, a separate category.
-examples!
HW Read ACT 4 for FRIDAY; Dialogue Poem due THURSDAY (pushed back because of MONDAY schedule change)

WEDNESDAY
Review "Sinners" piece
-share identified fallacies
-connect to Crucible
-read Cotton Mather excerpt as another example
--archaic language; dogmatic tone, scare tactic, etc.
Review Act 3
HW Vocabulary Quiz MONDAY; Continue Reading Crucible, and Independent

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
#13: Dialogue Poem Quaker Share
Continue Review ACT 3 and 4
-Journal Entry #14: Group Work-Witch Hunt in a High School Setting includes characterization, and dialogue.
Finish Film
Essential Questions for Culminating Socratic Seminar
HW (due next week RECAP)
MONDAY-VOCABULARY quiz; AND, #14 Witch Hunt script share out
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY Presentations-DIGITAL ANNOTATIONS due to email: mstevens@smmusd.org (must put "DIGITAL" in SUBJECT line)
WEDNESDAY-Conventions of Argumentation Quiz (study TOULMIN, study all FALLACIES)-format: m/c, concept circles, short answer, matching, fill in the blank
THURSDAY and FRIDAY-more digital presentations; culminating Seminar, and Rhetorical Timed Writing (#2)

NOTE for Teacher only: 
No Bennett letter this year, save argument letter format for other unit.




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Journal Entry List

Grading Period 2
Journal #10 on 1-2 paragraph rewrites from the Intercalary Essay OR Timed Writing.
Journal #11 on your independent reading, see journal format packet, A, __, __,_
Journal #12: Miller Essay Questions: "Why I Wrote The Crucible"
Journal #13: Dialogue Poem: Choose one character to follow through out Acts I-III.  Dialogue Poem Assignment: choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in wither open prose, blank verse (iambic pentameter) or , a unique rhyme scheme.  Feel free to add some of your own language to make the poem work, make sure the language suits the character.  Anywhere from 10-20 lines is appropriate.

Extra  Credit: Glossary Entry on a Fallacy.  DO NOT NUMBER.

Miller Questions: "Why I Wrote the Crucible"

"Why I Wrote the Crucible" Questions
Comprehension
1) Define two unknown words and use them in an original sentence.
2) What is the "paralysis" Miller responded to by writing the play?
3) What were some parallel characteristics between the Salem Witch Trials and the McCarthy "hunt for Reds in America?"
4) How has the play become a political tool?

Devices
1) What is one simile/metaphor Miller uses?  Is it effective?  Why or why not?
2) What kind of previous knowledge might be useful before reading this essay?
3) How might an "archaic speech" become new to a writer?
4) Who might the intended audience be for this essay?  Use evidence to support your reasoning.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.20-10.24


THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Act 1: characterization, plot, dramatic reading;
-sketch out metaphoric language: e.g. "Abigail is the root of all evil..."
Dialogue Poem Assignment: choose one important character, trace their development, or their influence on the plot; record key dialogue in wither open prose, blank verse (iambic pentameter) or , a unique rhyme scheme.  Feel free to add some of your own language to make the poem work, make sure the language suits the character.  Anywhere from 10-20 lines is appropriate DUE FRIDAY #13
"Why I Wrote the Crucible" by A. Miller and QUESTIONS
HW Read ACT 2 for WEDNESDAY;
AND, complete an independent Reading Journal #11
AND, finish questions in Journal #12

WEDNESDAY
Review #12
Review Act 2, appendix (Dramatic Reading)
-discuss effect of appendix, why include, or leave out
HW Read ACT 3 for FRIDAY;
AND, #13

THURSDAY 
FILM
HW "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" label and analyze function/effect of fallacies.

FRIDAY
#13: Quaker share out dialogue poem: 10pts
Review Act 3
Compare film to the text
Digital Annotation Project: due next Friday to via email to mstevens@smmusd.org
-make sure you have a Prezi acct.
-student examples
HW Finish Play for Monday

NEXT
FILM
WITCH HUNT
TOULIMIN QUIZ
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Reponse
DIgital Presentations 
-RUBRIC

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.13-10.17

THE CRUCIBLE 

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Share out some Fallacy Cartoons, Glossary Entries
Bridge GoW to Crucible: 1930s-1950s
Arthur Miller Background
-intentions
Puritan history
-SALEM

The Crucible
-crucible
-witch hunt
-hysteria
-paradox
-allegory
-vocabulary

Reviewing elements of the Rhetorical Essay
-Intercalary
-Speech

Arrangement (sentences): loose, balanced, periodic, cumulative
HW Make sure you read through page 20 for Wednesday; 
AND, complete Journal #10 on 1-2 paragraph rewrites from the Intercalary Essay OR Timed Writing.

WEDNESDAY
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).
Characterization and Metaphor
-role of individual
-personal dignity
-human bond
Mention McCarthyism
HW Finish ACT I

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Begin reading "Why I Wrote The Crucible" by Miller
-respond to questions
HW Read ACT II for MONDAY; 
AND, complete Journal #11 on your independent reading, see journal format packet, A, __, __

NEXT
Film
Reader's Theater
Creative Writing Witch Hunt
Fallacies/Toulmin Quiz
Vocabulary Quiz
Bennett Letter Response
Digital Annotation Presentation Project (Create Prezi acct NOW!)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Weekly Agenda 10.6-10.10

Conventions in Argumentation

MONDAY
Practice with speeches:
-JFK's "Inaugural Address"
--identify common rhetorical devices
HW Continue to work on Outline, Gow Research due to turnitin.com by 11:59 on Wed, Oct 8th.

TUESDAY
AP Rhetorical Writing
-Timed Essay for grade

WEDNESDAY
Get The Crucible
-see reading schedule
Back to fallacies: review Ethical and Logical; review and practice warrant
HW Turn in GoW Research Project

THURSDAY
According to Toulmin elements of argument, use his outline template to create a draft response to Bennett.  See worksheet.

FRIDAY
Finish fallacies
Share draft responses
Create Cartoons to depict fallacies, post for Gallery Walk.
HW Complete a glossary entry on a logical or ethical; see back of Bennett response handout;

NEXT
Test on Toulmin/Fallacies
Bridging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Crucible--historical precedent:
--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; Red Scare, anti-Communism: UC forced to take loyalty oaths; Catholics, too; Taft-Hartly Act

Arthur Miller Background

-impetus to write book

Crucible Background
-Puritan background
-Salem


Reading Schedule, Vocabulary, Guiding Questions, Letter to Bennett, Movie

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.29-10.3

Language Analysis
--end of grading period, 10.3--

MONDAY 
Pair Share #8
-introduce/review appeals: ethos, pathos, logos; which ads do what? see ELMO
-fallacy
HW Bring McGraw Hill Reader all WEEK, definitely for TUESDAY.

TUESDAY
Peer Edit Checklist Annotations
-credible source?
-bias?
-summary?
-audience?
-compares/contrasts?
-MLA

JOURNAL #9: Isolate most important quotation.
Read, in McGraw Hill, W.J. Bennett's "What Really Ails America:" p443.  In pairs respond to Comp #2,3; Rhetoric #6; Write #1.  SHARE OUT.
HW OUTLINE draft due FRIDAY; Entire GoW project due Oct 8th to turnitin.com

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
JOURNALS due: update table of contents, self-grade.

HANDOUT-Conventions of Argumentation:
-formal logic versus Toulmin (claim, data/reasons, warrant, rebuttal, counterargument)
-fallacies: Emotional, Logical, Ethical
How is Toulmin applicable to every day situations?

Apply new knowledge of fallacies to Bennett's essay.  What fallacies does he commit; which ones work to persuade his audience?

Pair WorK; see cartoon templates, create a cartoon that depicts a fallacy.  Post for Gallery Walk.

Get Books-The Crucible

Peer Review/Teacher Edit-OUTLINE.
HW Entire GoW project due Oct 8th to turnitin.com

NEXT
 MONDAY
-Glossary Entry on a fallacy; analysis of an ad, counterargument

Bridging from The Grapes of Wrath to The Crucible--historical precedent:
--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; Red Scare, anti-Communism: UC forced to take loyalty oaths; Catholics, too; Taft-Hartly Act

Arthur Miller Background

-impetus to write book

Crucible Background
-Puritan background
-Salem


Reading Schedule, Vocabulary, Guiding Questions, Letter to Bennett, Movie





Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.22-9.24, 9.26

Language Analysis

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY
Outline Practice
Glossary Entry: persona
Rhetorical Box
-format
-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 your group.
UPDATE!! HW DUE MONDAy: Journal #8. Find a picture or visual source for your Research Topic and complete a rhetorical box on it; WORKS CITED due 9/24-WEDNESDAY; Check research annotations TUESDAY, 9/30. 
FINAL Research Project due Wednesday, October 8th to turnitin.com

FRIDAY
continue working on Group Rhetorical Box, Poster-pesentation

MONDAY 9/29
GET BOOKS?
Pair share #8
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




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.8-9.12; 9.15-9.19


9.8-9.12
9.15-9.19
MONDAY-TUESDAY
Group/Peer Editing -see checklist
Models -citing quotations, works cited page format (format, embedding, punctuation)
Notes: California historical significance of
  • Agri. Workers Influx
  • communism
  • socialism-Upton Sinclair, EPIC, FDR
  • Ham n. Eggs
  • Salinas Lettuce -McWilliams, Steinbeck
HW Bring McGraw Hill Reader WEDNESDAY.  Work on essay, due Sept. 17th

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Focus in on specific chapters and style elements.
-mimic
Group
-answer three essential questions about humanism, socialism and unions.
Review Steinbeck Essay, credit for HW
-does Steinbeck use deductive or inductive logic?
HW FOR Thursday
Journal #6: In McGraw Hill Reader, read Steinbeck’s “Americans and the Land” and answer the following questions on p671:
Comp #1, 2
Rhet. #1, 2, 6
Write #1 (2-3 paragraphs)

AND, Prepare for Book Concepts Test on MONDAY: OPTIC image analysis and two short answer responses.

FRIDAY
Steinbeck Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech
-SOAPStone
Staple annotated speech to analysis
Review OPTIC elements, Review Socialism, Humanism, Unions
HW Essay due 17th; Book Test Monday.
MONDAY
Book Test: 1 OPTIC; 2 Short Answers
HW Bring essay drafts tomorrow.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Music -Woody Guthrie

Review Critical Annotations
Review primary and secondary sources
Creating a Works Cited
-create note cards with necessary citations.

Literary Devices
-review essentials, see word wall
-concept circles
-practice glossary entry
HW Essay due tonight by 11:59 to turnitin.com

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
GoW Research Project
-outline
  • numbering
-annotated bibliography
  • sources
-works cited page
  • format
Brainstorm Topics
Independent Reading List Book Talk, 500 pages due at the end of the semester.
HW For Friday, bring in topic and sources.
For Monday, attempt outline, print and bring in for editing.

Research Project Due Oct 1st to turnitin.com



Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.2-9.5

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

TUESDAY
Quick Maxim Prompt analysis, turn in.
Self/Peer Edit Critical Annotations (In The News)
-turn in
Review definitions of humanism, socialism --connect to Jim Casey and over story
Review What, How, Why on the official Rhetorical Devices Flow Chart
Intercalary Chapter Analysis Assignment
-marking up the text
HW For Wednesday, bring marked up chapter -for credit.  In your assigned chapter you should mark for whats i.e. what devices does Steinbeck employ to convey the importance of the chapter?

WEDNESDAY
see Dialectical Journal Format in Lang. and Comp. textbook (pp 43-44, class set)
For JOURNAL #5: create a true Dialectical Journal on your assigned intercalary chapter.  Your thoroughness will determine your success on the essay.
Group Share
HW Brainstorm thesis for your chapter.

THURSDAY
See intercalary essay models, review requirements, features with class; break essay down into what, how, why.  Note structure of theses.
Group Share theses --improve.
HW For FRIDAY, Write introduction and one body paragraph, minimum.

FRIDAY
Peer Editing
-identify What, How, Why
NOTES: CALIFORNIA short history as it relates to GoW
HW WORK ON ESSAY, due September 17th to turnitin.com; 50pts to Writing Category.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Agenda 8.25-8.29

The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck

MONDAY
Introduction: structure, characterization, motifs, etc.
Reading Journal Entry #2 on The Grapes of Wrath (GoW), due TUES.

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

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Welcome! Weekly Agenda 8.19-8.22

Welcome to our classroom weekly agenda and homework blog.  Here you will find reading schedules, agenda items, due dates, homework and hand outs.  It would be wise to book mark the url.

TUESDAY
Introduction
Quick expectations talk> Course outline to follow this week.
Define perspective, empathy, and the value of audience
Role Play Activity
HW  Create turnitin.com account and sign up:
Class # 8403520  Password: Stevens (case sensitive);
EMAIL mstevens@smmusd.org

WEDNESDAY
Reading Journal Options Packet and Composition Book
-Typical Wednesday Schedule and Expectations
-Practice Journal Entries: A1 and A2, B on Every Day by David Levithan, Day 5998
--class room discussion
--briefly discuss self-grade rubric
HW Journal Entry #1: Choose an excerpt from Every Day  and complete a journal entry A, B, C

THURSDAY
Self-Grade Journal Entry #1
-share and reflect
Supplemental Reading
-practice entries  D, E, H
-Quaker Share
HW Finish Practice Entries 

FRIDAY
Journal Entry #2
-timed writing
HW Bring The Grapes of Wrath on Monday, 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Tennessee Williams Seminar

The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire

The Glass Menagerie
Read Scenes 1-4; 5-7
-focus on Expressionism and setting
-what is a “memory play”
-example of tableaux, define menagerie
-associations of glass


Characterization:
-The Mother
-Her Son
-Her Daughter
-The Gentleman Caller

Symbols/Imagery
-the glass menagerie: the unicorn
-the phonograph records
-the fire escape


A Streetcar Named Desire
Read Scenes 1-7; 6-11
-focus on New Orleans background
-old south versus new south
-setting”blues piano;”: colors, ethnicities

Allusions-->names, poker: seven card stud, Rosenkavalier, Varsouviana,  Barnum and Bailey, amusement parks

Characterization
-Stanley Kowalski
-Stella Kowalski
-Blanche DuBois

Symbols/Imagery
-names, colors, setting,music
-language associated with the jungle
-clothes
-the poker game
-lights, the lantern
-the locomotive
-Blanche’s baths





Monday, May 5, 2014

Weekly Agenda 5.5-5.9

AP Exam This FRIDAY!
Make sure you know what to bring and where to go ahead of time.

MONDAY
Timed Writing
Their Eyes Were Watching God

Assign A Streetcar Named Desire/The Glass Menagerie: Please return any book you have borrowed from me this year.

Read the entire play for next Monday.

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
Review Practice AP Exam

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Life and Times of  Tennessee Williams

Student Presentations

HW Read the entire play for this MONDAY; hair check next week for the entire play!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 4.28-5.2

Their Eyes Were Watching God

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review Bertice Berry
-marginalia read around
-"Does Berry inadvertently set up a critically problematic polarity between light and dark skin African-Americans in the last section of the essay?  Citing evidence from both texts and your own experience write a paragraph or two about the importance of color in modern America.
Colorism/Intraracism
-Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
--resonance of blonde hair and blue eyed

Their Eyes Style Analysis
-Ms. Turner

History
-biography
-Harlem Renaissance
--poetry Bennett, Hughes: figurative language -connect to Their Eyes
---How do images match our understanding of the black experience during reconstruction and the Harlem Renaissance?

HW Finish Their Eyes Worksheet Questions for Friday.  You may not work with anyone on this worksheet; include and cite evidence for all questions; include a works cited if you consult any source outside of the book.

WEDNESDAY
Power of Language
-story-telling
--language associated with story-telling
--narrative versus dialogue (eye dialect)

Blues
-rhyme and meter
-formula3 tripartite stanza: 2 similar marriages, 1 liberating one
-content

HW Parody, Story-Telling, Dialogue, Blues Song, or Poem due next week for presentation, May 8th and 9th, Working with a partner is okay.  See guidelines and rubric.  Creative category.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Style
-personification
--hurricane example

Criticism
-essay prompts
--Syntax analysis-see definitions
-prepare for timed writing on Monday

NEXT
Timed Writing; Practice AP Norming; Student Presentations:
Red Badge of Courage; The Things They Carried; Group Research Paper




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Weekly Agenda 4.21-4.25

Their Eyes Were Watching God

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Bring journals everyday!!
Journals DUE FRIDAY


Journal #18: McGraw Hill Reader
Barbie Symbolism freewrite
-read Atwood's "The Female Body," p216 and answer rhetoric #1 and #7
-read Theroux's "Being a Man," p219 and answer rhetoric #1 and #6
-read Angier's "Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a way of Life," p223 and answer the following questions in one paragraph:
Regarding the Cult of Masculinity
-are sentimental notions of "manhood" prevalent in society today?  what are they? do our young men feel pressured by them, do our fathers?  are these notions essential to our survival as a species?


Continue Their Eyes analysis of 1st chapter: worksheet

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Elements of humor
-pun, understatement/overstatement, hyperbole, parody, satire, caricature, digression, 

Humor in writing
-Barry, Twain, ONION

Caricature
-minstrel character in America's timeline
--perspective's of African-Americans in the later 1800s
-example: Twain's Jim from Huckleberry Finn
-controversy

Intracism
-video excerpt
-excerpt from Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
-Bertice Berry
-marginalia read-around

Continue Their Eyes analysis of 2nd-4th chapter: worksheet
-

NEXT
Hurston Biography/Background; poetry by Hughes and Bennett; Harlem Renaissance; power of language; blues; symbolism; colorism; personification; dialogue and narrative effect.
Culminating: response to R. Wright's criticism





Thursday, April 17, 2014

DUE MONDAY, APRIL 21st

DUE MONDAY, APRIL 21st
-Please continue to read your indepedent text; reading journal #12-#13

Extra Credit Reading Journal Entry #14--> Read LINK: "The Diary of Adam and Eve" by Mark Twain
-complete one Glossary Entry and D-I-D-L-S

Turnitin.com discussion boards are up and running, post a response to your book now!


Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekly Agenda 3.31-4.4

SBAC Testing all Week in T110
-please continue to read your text; reading journal #12-#14; get information on turnitin.com discussions; and, extra credit Twain reading.

Bring books to read!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekly Agenda 3.24-3.28

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
LINK--please see reading schedule--
 -please have your McGraw Hill Reader, Novel, and Journal every day this week.
 -expect an independent reading check

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Creating a timeline of Women's role in America
#12) Read Gould's "Women's Brains" essay
-answer questions
-practice multiple-choice

#13)  Read Stanton's "Declaration of Sentiments"
-answer questions
-practice multiple-choice
-supplemental reading: response to Seneca Falls Convention

#14)  Read Tannen's "There is no Unmarked Woman"
-answer questions
-practice multiple-choice
HW Finish for Thursday, Journal Entries need to be clearly marked
Journal #15: Rewrite 1 paragraph from your Travel Timed Synthesis essay.

WEDNESDAY
Their Eyes
-Chapter 1 literary devices: WHAT, HOW, WHY
HW See Reading Schedule

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Back to Gould's Piece
-annotation and discussion
-rhetorical elements
-Rhetorical FLTs

Rhetorical Analysis Timed Writing

NEXT: Hurston Bio; Harlem Renaissance Timeline; Symbolism of the Barbie Doll; Atwood, Angier, Theroux; elements of humor; Twain, The Onion; more Tannen; Hughes and Bennett; 
Iyer.

THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD Reading Schedule


Their Eyes Were Watching God Reading Schedule

*Their Eyes Reading Schedule

Their Eyes Were Watching God 
by Zora Neale Hurston

Chapters 1 & 2 for Wednesday, March 26th
Chapters 3-6 for Friday, March 28th
Chapters 7-11 for Monday, March 31st
Chapters 12-17 for Wednesday, April 2nd
Chapters 18-20 for Friday, April 4th
*Culminating Timed Rhetorical Analysis (which will be very difficult to write without reading the text)
Be prepared to read additional materials while meeting these deadlines.  
You are also expected to read your independent reading book(s).

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Weekly Agenda 3.1-3.21

Travel, Food, Culture and Identity

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Group Work on synthesis elements
#1-prompt
#2-#7-Source a-f
HW Journal Entry #8: 4-Square Reflection and paragraph rewrite of Gatsby essay.

WEDNESDAY
Timed Writing Synthesis

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Get Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God
-see reading schedule

Norming, grading essay in groups.
-selecting best of the bunch
-class feedback on what works and what needs work
HW Read Chapter 1 for Tuesday.


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Weekly Agenda 3.10-3.14

Travel, Food, Culture and Identity

MONDAY
Food
-salt and culture in Jamaica
-Listen LINK: "Inviting the World to Dinner" by Jim Haynes
Inspect how different writers work senses and emotion into their style.
HW Travel Journal Extension, due tomorrow!

TUESDAY
Gallery Walk: Journal highlights

EAP Practice
-the format
-FLTs

WED
College Center Visit

THURSDAY
EAP Timed Writing

FRIDAY
Synthesis
-group work
--creating prompt and sources

NEXT
Synthesis Timed Writing on Travel, Food, and Culture