Saturday, February 22, 2014

Weekly Agenda 2.24-2.28

DON'T FORGET: AP Test Registration in T211

TRAVEL, FOOD, CULTURE

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Collect Signatures
Tie Pollan and Iyer Essays to Identity
Review Tan...tie to Identiy

New Term: expletive
Revisit: personification, trope, analogy, balance and parallelsim, etc.

AP Practice
-Rushdie excerpt
--annotate as if you were to write an essay

FOOD
-writing about food, share excerpts
-Informative rubric, Narrative rubric
--model

Travel Journal and Brochure Assignments (yes, a works cited will be required)
HW Annotate "Why We Travel;" note exceptional imagery and stylistic elements.

WEDNESDAY
Collect Journals
Review "Why We Travel"
-in class glossary entry, swap and edit
HW Annotate "When Worlds Collide;" note exceptional imagery and stylistic elements.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Paired Glossary Entry
-choose one term for which there is an example from an Iyer piece
-create a small poster size glossary entry with visuals
-affix to glossary wall

Notes: Reading Film
-Film OPTIC
--langauge: film glossary
--techniques
--symbolism

WATCH FILM
HW Finish annotating Iyer piece for MONDAY.

NEXT
Jim Haynes' "Inviting the World to Dinner;" and synthesis style timed writing


Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekly Agenda 2.18-2.21

The Great Gatsby/Travel, Food, and Culture

MONDAY
Happy Presidents' Day

TUESDAY
Final day to work on
-essays (see peer edit checklist)
-worksheets
-graphic organizers
-preparing the Whip Around Statement
--what gives this book its longevity?  how is it inexplicably connected to the American psyche?
-journals
HW Final Gatsby Essays due to turnitin.com by 11:59pm tonight.

WEDNESDAY
Turn in Worksheets and Graphic Organizers
Whip Around Statements
Return books to book room.
Prepare for Vocab Quiz

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
VOCAB QUIZ

NY TIMES: Travel Section
-Michael Pollan
-Pico Iyer
Permission Slips
ASSIGNMENT: Travel Journal (separate from reading journal)
-due MARCH 10th
Minimum 6-10 pages (Creative Category)
--must include one favorite food recipe and explanation of how to make it
--an entry about a place you have visited 
--an entry describing a place where cultures collide
--one image, preferably hand drawn
Bonus: more than just stapled, this could be something that looks like it was carried with you on a trip.


McGraw Hill Reader: Amy Tan's "The Language of Discretion"

Define "Kulture" versus Culture
-working definition
Impressions of Food and Travel
-freewrite and quaker share

HW Iyer's "Why We Travel;" mark up, note allusions, complete two glossary entries

NEXT
Travel Pamphlet; AP m/c; "Lost in Translation" and film OPTIC; Iyer's "Where Worlds Collide;" Jim Haynes' "Inviting the World to Dinner;" and synthesis style timed writing



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Weekly Agenda 2.10-2.14

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY-TUESDAY
More Chapter 7 discussion
Myrtle, Wilson, Tom foils
-movie excerpts
-how do movies fail the scene?


FLTs and Rubric
-editing for improved I&E, Organization, Style, G&M

Review Chapter 8
-more quotation analysis
-worksheets
HW Chapter 9 due Thursday; worksheets and graphic organizers due next Wednesday, 19th.

WEDNESDAY
More quotation analysis
-practice with embedding quotations
-practice with transitional expressions

THURSDAY
Final Discussion of the text.
-ending imagery
-practice marginalia read around
-quotation analysis
Work on Whip Around Final Statements, write on graphic org. and prepare to read next WED -every student must have an original statement regarding their reading and understanding of The Great Gatsby.
HW Bring SSR books tomorrow.

FRIDAY
SSR
-independent reading books
-journal entry #_____7?
Optional Peer Edit
-quietly swap papers and edit (see checklist)
HW Final Drafts due to turnitin.com on TUESDAY by 11:59pm; worksheets, graphic organizers and final statements due WEDNESDAY in class.  Matching VOCAB quiz WEDNESDAY as well.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekly Agenda 2.3-2.7

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY
11AP 5th and 6th period: Students can work on their Chapter worksheets through chapter 5, #4.  After they have finished (DO NOT collect), they may read Gatsby quietly.  We will share Journal #6 and review Chapters 5 and 6 during our Tuesday/Wednesday block schedule.

TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
Review Journal #6
Review Chapter 5 and 6: focus on time as a symbol for Gatsby's pursuit of Daisy.
HW Read Chapter 7 for Thursday.  Hair Check.

THURSDAY
Hair Check
Review Chapter 7
LINK Essay Prompts: quickwrite brainstorm two of them
Rhetorical Writing FLTs and Rubric
HW Read Chapter 8 for MONDAY; Essay due FEB 18th.

FRIDAY
More Chapter 7 discussion
Myrtle, Wilson, Tom foils
Keat's "Ode to a Nightingale" excerpts
-movie excerpts
-how do movies fail the scene?
Quote Analysis Pair Share
HW Read, Draft 1 due FEB 11th for credit.