Monday, December 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 12.7-12.11

T H E   C R U C I B L E

MONDAY-TUESDAY

Reading Journals are due this week, after the Crucible Final

Digital Annotations Presentations
Dec 7th: Ariana, Andrea, Susi, Connor, Diego, Jasmin, Marcelo, Tara
Dec 8th: Rose, Casey, Dylan, Alex, Max, Lilly, Amina, Maddy


WEDNESDAY
The Crucible
-timed writing Reading Journal


THURSDAY
EOS Survey

FRIDAY
Release Final Prompt:
INDEPENDENT READING BOOK


Prepare for Timed Writing

MONDAY
FINAL→
Independent Book Timed Writing Essay-turn in for grade.

Day of Final: Make up work, verify grades.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.30-12.4

T H E   C R U C I B L E

MONDAY
Seminar Questions
-group preparation for Socratic Seminar

TUESDAY-THURSDAY

Digital Annotations Presentations
Dec 1st: Natalie, Emily, Jenny, Kyle
Dec 2nd: Mikaela, Keera, Rhys, Zach, Ari, Cyara, Charlie
Dec 3rd: Nabil, Naomi, Nicole, Lauren, Oliver, Rachel, Luvia, Luis

Fish Bowl Seminar (Inside/Outside) Circles
-graded discussion

FRIDAY
Reading Journal Entry #93: Crucible Timed Writing

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 23rd*, 24th, 25th

T H E   C R U C I B L E

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Finish discussing, watching The Crucible

Work on laptops:planning, researching, formatting, revising Digital Annotations


PRESENTATIONS DUE Dec 1,2,3,7,8








THANKSGIVING BREAK

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.16-11.20

T H E   C R U C I B L E 

LINK to 5 WEEK AGENDA: HERE JOURNAL DUE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 9TH

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Conventions of Argument Quiz Study List
(fomat: concept circles, short answer, matching, fill in, m/c)
-study types of fallacies
-Toulmin Terms
-syllogism


Digital Annotation Presentation
-see assignment half-sheet
-working with PREZI, PPT, or Google Slides
--see sample(s)
NEW DATES: PRESENTATIONS DUE Dec 1,2,3,7,8

Review ACTs 3-4

WEDNESDAY-QUIZ
Reading Journal Entry #92: Character Poem DUE FRIDAY

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Assigned DUE DATES for Presentations
-highly recommended that you email mstevens@smmusd.org for editing before you present.
-MUST put DIGITAL as first word in SUBJECT of email

Review ACTs 3-4
WATCH

Quaker Share: Character POEM

Introduce Seminar Questions

NEXT
Historical Accounts: Cotton Mather, Dorcas Good, Putnam, Abigail, Parris
Presentations
Seminar: Socratic Fish Bowl
Reading Journal #93: Crucible Timed Writing

Sunday, November 8, 2015

11.9-11.13

THE CRUCIBLE

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Quaker Share Journal Entry: "Witch Hunt"

Finish watching ACT 1
-review characterization
HW READ ACT 3 for TUESDAY

Discuss ACT 2-3
-reader's theater
-comprehension quiz (2pts) -paradox -metaphor
-study vocabulary

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
-read aloud
-label fallacies
-discuss
HW READ ACT 4 and Epilogue, for FRIDAY (this is a change from the reading schedule; as well, we will have a vocabulary quiz on Thursday, not a Conventions of Argument Quiz)

WEDNESDAY
VETERAN'S DAY

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Vocabulary Quiz

Review Act 3-4

Watch Movie
HW Study fallacies and Toulmin for MONDAY -see study list.

NEXT
Digital Annotation Project
Seminar Questions

Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Crucible Reading Schedule


Acts I-IV

Please read
Act I for WEDNESDAY, November 4th
Act II for FRIDAY, November 6th
Act III for TUESDAY, November 9th (Reading Quiz)
Act IV and Epilogue for THURSDAY, November 11th (Conventions of Argument Quiz)

Weekly Agenda 11.2-11.6

Extra Credit Alert: Bennett Letter Response -in your reading journal, mark as EC

MONDAY-FRIDAY
 Review Journal #8
-credit
  
40s-50s: History of HUAC, witch hunt, McCarthy, Etc.  Arthur Miller background

Review Questions to "Why I Wrote the Crucible"

-Puritan background/Salem
-Vocabulary
HW -READING Journal Entry #10: Independent Reading Book-Letters Format


Movie
Witch Hunt Journal Entry

Conventions of Argument Quiz

Digital Annotations Presentation Project

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.26-10.30

Conventions of Argument

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Toulmin
-practice warrants
-words to use in qualifiers

Fallacies
-of emotion
-of ethics
-of logic

HW On the same sheet of paper that you answered questions on Bennett's "What Really Ails America," identify explicit and implicit evidence (direct quotations) that match elements of Toulmin: claim, data, warrant, reasons, rebuttal, counterargument, qualifiers.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
JOURNAL Entry #7: Insert Bennett Q's and Toulmin matches into 

More Fallacies
-examples
HW JOURNAL Entry #8: Glossary Entry on a found fallacy.  Commercials, political statements, etc.


NEXT Week November 2nd-
Share out: JOURNAL Entry #8: Glossary Entry on a found fallacy.  Commercials, political statements, etc.  
40s-50s: History of HUAC, witch hunt, McCarthy, Etc.  Arthur Miller background
HW for FRIDAY: READING Journal Entry #9: Finish answering questions to "Why I Wrote the Crucible"

THE CRUCIBLE
-Puritan background/Salem
-Vocabulary
HW Read ACT I for next TUESDAY;
AND, READING Journal Entry #10: Independent Reading Book-Letters Format

NEXT
Movie
Witch Hunt Journal Entry
Letter to Bennett Journal Entry
Fallacy Glossary Entry Journal Entry

Conventions of Argument Quiz

Digital Annotations Presentation Project

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.19-10.23

Conventions of Argumentation

MONDAY
Return "Creativity Class" Argument Timed Writing
-common errors
-rewrite

Laptops: turnitin.com
-Boys in the Boat "Epigraph" Essay
--understanding the edits, and rubric.
--opportunities to improve

Attending Wednesday Tutorial

HW Watch and Prepare for tomorrow's Assembly
Preparation for Tuesday Assembly
-Artist's Statement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZxCkZABWZE
-Follow Up Article: http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/if-not-for-love-and-art-ndume-olatushani-would-have-died-on-death-row/Content?oid=3406836
-Assignment: OPTIC

TUESDAY
ASSEMBLY: Ndume Olatushani speaks about his experiences on death row, and how art helped him overcome the systemic racism within the criminal justice system.


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Epigraph Essay: Review comments and grading on turnitin.com
JOURNAL ENTRY #6: Rewrite 1 paragraph, of your choice, from your timed writing on a "Creativity Class;" AND, complete the 4 square grid on the grading criteria -make sure to include evidence from your essay.

Review Questions for Bennett
-look at argument essay outline, plot his argument on the outline


Logic: Formal versus Toulmin

Appeals: Pathos, Ethos, Logos

FALLACIES

40s-50s: History of HUAC, witch hunt, McCarthy, etc.  Arthur Miller Background
HW READING JOURNAL ENTRY #____: Finish answering questions to "Why I Wrote the Crucible;" 
AND, READING JOURNAL ENTRY #____: Independent Reading Book Letters Format

NEXT
CRUCIBLE
-Puritan background/Salem
Vocabulary
Movie

Witch Hunt Journal Entry
Letter to Bennett Journal Entry
Fallacy Glossary Entry Journal Entry

Conventions of Argument Quiz

Digital Annotations Presentation Project



Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.12-10.16

CONVENTIONS of ARGUMENT

MONDAY
Share out Journal Entry #5: Rhetorical Box

Read "Why I Wrote the Crucible" by A. Miller, and answer questions.
HW Boys in the Boat project due to turnitin.com, Tuesday night.


TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Get the The Crucible
-reading schedule

Collect Journals, 5 entries

Finish Group work on Rhetorical Box
-present

McGraw-Hill
-read "What Really Ails America"
--Review Questions
HW Read The Crucible, see Reading Schedule

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Introduction to fallacies
-Toulmin Method
-Letter to Bennett assignment
HW Read, AND, complete Bennett Letter 


Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.5-10.9

ARGUMENT and FALLACY

MONDAY
Review "Buy Nothing" Essays
-peer response, label parts, rubric, rewrite one paragraph
HW Bring OUTLINE Wednesday for draft credit and feedback.

TUESDAY
Timed Writing #2
-graded on 9pt scale rubric
9=25pts, 8=24pts, etc.

WEDNESDAY
Review Outlines
VIP smart group pull out

Peer Editing checklist
HW NEW DUE DATE!  Final Research Project: Outline, Annotated Bibliography, and Works Cited Page due to turnitin.com Tuesday, October 13th, by 11:59pm.
AND, HW Journal #5: Find a magazine ad, print it out, and complete a rhetorical box on it.  Tape, paste, staple, the image into your journal.  Prepare to share MONDAY.


THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Groups Rhetorical Box Work
-Assigned Magazine Ad
--collect evidence, write conclusions,
--create poster of Rhetorical box for ad.
--create small symbols to represent the four required elements of the box: Persona, Audience, Purpose, Argument.

Present!

Get The Crucible

Timed Essay #2 Returned, Revise.

Turn in READING JOURNALS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13th.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.28-10.2

ARGUMENT

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Finish practicing with Outlining
-Works Cited template (OWL)

define persona
-the rhetorical box technique
--format/what-how-why
--how does the box move beyond DIDLS and SOAPSTone
---practice with images from magazines: inside evidence/outside conclusions
----"The Bold Look of Kohler"
----" Levis"
-----record evidence on the inside of the box, and write 4 paragraph conclusions for the outside of the box

OPTIC QUIZ

FLTs

Handouts: Rhetorical Box, Argument Writing FLTs

NEW DEADLINES: October 6th-Outline, printed, in-class edit; October 9th-Upload research project to turnitin.com.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Sample Argument Essays
-consider SOAPSTone while writing
-label FLTs
-Rubrics

Timed Essay
HW Journal #5: Find a magazine ad and complete a rhetorical box on it.  Tape, paste, staple, the image into your journal.  Prepare to share MONDAY.


NEXT
Review #5
Review Practice Argument Essay
--see edit checklist
2nd Timed Writing
Fallacies
The Crucible







Sunday, September 20, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.21-9.25

The Boys in the Boat

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Finish Close-Reading of The Grapes of Wrath chapter 14:
READING JOURNAL #4:
-DIDLS
-connection to BOYS
HW BRING McGraw-Hill

McGraw-Hill: Steinbeck's "Americans and the Land"
-SOAPSTone
-p671: Comp #1,2; Rhet. 1,2,6; Write #1

RESEARCH
-The Annotated Bibliography DUE FRIDAY.
HW WORK on Annotated Bib.

WEDNESDAY
SCHOOL HOLIDAY

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
RESEARCH
-the full-sentence, alphanumeric outline
--instruction, sample, practice
-Works Cited Page
HW Study OPTIC technique

Review #4

Independent Reading: book talk and expectations

Literary Devices: new terms, concept circles, practice the Glossary Entry
HW RESEARCH Project due Tuesday, Oct 6th to turnitin.com

NEXT: OPTIC test: Hitler cartoon

Argument:
persona
Rhetorical Box
Advertisement: OPTIC

Fallacies...


Monday, September 14, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.15-9.18

The Boys in the Boat


Tuesday-Wednesday
Check What-How-Why Prewriting
-partner check-in

Review recommended essay format.

Create Working Thesis

Rubric (Close-Reading):
Organization-Student adheres to and includes basic paragraph requirements, such as, topic sentence, contextual information for evidence, integrated evidence (direct quotations with in-text citations, some paraphrasing),.  Paragraph is cohesive: uses transitions to clarify relationships between ideas.

Development/Language-Student develops ideas with a progression of ideas/analysis toward a clear conclusion.  All evidence is appropriate and thoroughly explained; (if necessary, please refer to T.A.C formula).  Strong topic/focus is followed up by thoughtful conclusion.
Students employ precise vocabulary and varied syntax while supporting their focus.

Grammar/Mechanics-Students type their paragraphs in accordance with MLA format requirement.  Students adhere to conventions of written English.

MLA; Include Works Citation, even if one entry.

Review Paraphrase versus Summary versus Analysis

LINK: Model Essay Paragraph Sample
-in-text quotations, embedding punctuation
HW Bring Drafts for peer editing Thursday;
AND, more importantly, Upload Essay to turnitin.com by Thursday evening.  
AND, bring McGraw Hill Reader for FRIDAY

Thursday
Peer Edit Checklist

GoW Intercalary Chapter
-close-reading: DIDLS
-apply to Boys
READING JOURNAL #4: Note stylistic elements of Steinbeck's chapter;
HW BRING Sources for Research Assignment

Friday

Read Steinbeck's "Americans and the Land"
-Add to Reading Journal #4: SOAPSTone
-Add questions on pp671: Comp #1,2; Rhet. #1,2,6; Write #1 (1-3 Paragraphs)

Possible History lesson) 1936 Olympics

Introduce Research Assignment: Due Date Oct 2nd
-Formal Outline
-Annotated Bibliography
-Works Citation
HW Complete Annotated Bibliography for Thursday, Sept 24th for credit.

NEXT
Outline Requirements

FALLACY and ARGUMENT
-AP ESSAY: ARGUMENT practice and timed writing





Monday, September 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.8-9.12

Back-to-School Week: Tues-full; Wed-late start; Thurs-Min; Friday-Full


TUESDAY
Share out OPTIC conclusion from "torch-bearer" photograph from 1936 Berlin Olympics
-Practice with new image: Jesse Owens
--pair compare

Share excerpts from #2: Letters Entry on "How to Mark a Book"
-report total Reading Journal Score for 1 and 2, out of 10pts

Introduce "WHAT-->HOW-->WHY" graphic organizer
HW FIND 2-3 more sources for research topic

WEDNESDAY
JOURNAL #3: WHAT/HOW/WHY columns for "The Art of Rowing"
-close-reading analysis
--how does Brown achieve his effect

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
The Boys in the Boat Epigraph Assignment
-small groups
--reread assigned chapter, note key events, identify rhetorical strategies, analyze how Pocock's quotation illuminates themes from the chapter and the book as a whole.
HW Type 2-3 page Epigraph Analysis Assignment, MLA, for THURSDAY.
AND, have 5-7 diverse sources for research paper assignment next week.




Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekly Agenda 8.31-9.4

The Boys in the Boat

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Share out topics and justification/reason

Review and record unifying elements (aka: theme), structure, characterization, and motifs
-refer back to your list of characters

Group Workshop on Footnotes and Endnotes
-clarify summary versus paraphrase
-what is meant by bibliographic or content/explanatory?

HW Consider the following "still" from Leni Riefenstahl's "Olympia;" 

Describe what you see in the still.   Be prepared to share on FRIDAY.
AND, Bring in a printed article related to your topic (1-3 pages, clear format, easy to summarize, easy to print).

WEDNESDAY
Works Citation Practice: Mark your article for the following:

  • author/credentials
  • scope of work
  • potential readership
  • bias
  • comparison of source to other source or prior knowledge
THURSDAY and FRIDAY
GET Mcgraw-Hill Reader
O.P.T.IC.: for analyzing images: 1936 Berlin Olympics: Torch-Bearer



SAVE FOR TUESDAY: Graphic Organizer: WHAT-->HOW-->WHY
SAVE FOR TUESDAY: Close-Reading Analysis: p 40: the art of rowing.
-in groups of 2-3, identify "how" the passage achieves the effects of rowing in a way that the reader understands it on a physical, mental, and emotional level.

HW due FRIDAY: Acquire 1-2 more sources on your topic and complete a typed-MLA works citation and annotation on one to turn in on MONDAY.
HW due TUESDAY: -Reading Journal Entry #2: "How to Mark a Book"
--share entry

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8.26-8.28


WEDNESDAY
Reading Journal #1: The Boys in the Boat; Complete A1 and A2, and 2 other options.
-share
-self grade guide
HW For tomorrow, prepare some comments about the overall structure of the book; as well as, record evidence for comments on Brown's style and its effect.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Share Journal #1 excerpts
-improve, compare
-self-grade

Focus on overall structure of the book; what stylistic elements improve the narration (see A2)

Locate language associated with the race, narration and suspense built up around crew races.
-Quaker Share

What motifs seem evident in the text in terms of the various strands of narration: Joe's story, Wash. U. Crew team, Overseas?
HW For Monday, isolate a potential research historical research topic that might stem from the book (dustbowl, great crash, WWII, Hitler, Olympics, etc), and write an explanation about what interests you about the specific topic.  

NEXT
OPTIC -visual image/art/cartoon/photo analysis
Annotated Bibliography-researching and creating citations 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome! 8.24-8.25 Turnitin.com Information

Welcome Back to School for the 2015-2016 year!

This is where you will find information for weekly agenda and homework assignments. Last week we practiced 3-levels of questions with our school summer reading book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.  We also looked at defining vocabulary within context, and symbolism.

MONDAY and TUESDAY 8.24
HW Due: Course Outline Signatures
We will continue working with Ready Player One by identifying and defining more vocabulary within the context of the text;
as well as, by tracing the symbolism of Halliday's "Easter Egg," we will generate a pathway to one of Cline's critical themes using a "symbol-motif-theme" chart.

Next, we will create a t-graph, wherein, we collect evidence from the text, and make connections to our personal lives, popular culture, and other books we have read.
Finally, we will explore the "Glossary Entry" with literary devices from Ready Player One.

HW due WEDNESDAY: Bring your Single Subject Spiral or Composition Book dedicated as your READING JOURNAL.  BRING Boys in the Boat, as well.
AND, create a turnitin.com user profile and log into my class:

TURNITIN.COM
Class Id #: 10460101
Password: Stevens (case sensitive)

Then, email me your turnitin.com password with the email you used to create your turnitin.com account.
Email mstevens@smmusd.org

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

READING JOURNAL GP5-6

READING JOURNAL GP5-6``````````````````````
# 7  Independent Format                      5points
# 8  BB Essay Reflection                     5
# 9  Independent Format                      5
#10  Independent Format                     5
#11 Bunting Article, Format                 5
#12 a) LBJ Speech Excerpt Glossary  
       b) Poster/Song Rhetorical Box      10points
#13 Things "Goodbye Letter"               5
#14  Rewrite Portion of                         5
         AP Practice Essay (This can be any kind 
         of reflection on timed writing) 
#15 "Speaking of Courage" Outline      10
#16  Things-Role of Women (in-class) 10
                                                              / 65points
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Weekly Agenda 5.26-5.29

The Things They Carried

TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Read "In the Field" as a class and determine the What, How, and Why of O'Brien's repeated recreation of Kiowa's Death.

JOURNAL #16: After reading criticism about the role of women in The Things They Carried, choose a passage in which O'Brien employs a female character to convey the men's feelings about the war.

JOURNAL ARE DUE THURSDAY!!  Any and all late work is due THURSDAY!

Graded Discussion: Whip around closing analysis of the text.  Imagine you are sitting with a bunch of adult who have read The Things They Carried. They ask you "What did you think of the book?"  How will you respond?  You can choose to focus on literary or historical aspects by using a specific chapter or chapters from the text as support.

FRIDAY
Return books

Group review of Independent Book.

FINAL on THURSDAY (unless, you schedule an alternative time beforehand)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.18-5.22

The Things They Carried

MONDAY and TUESDAY
SSR-Independent Reading

"Stockings'" "Church," "The Man  I Killed," "Ambush"
Group Analysis: Choose one of the following chapters from our class text and record (on 1 sheet of paper) the following:
1.  The Passage you chose, if it is not too long please write the entire thing out, if it is then you may cite it.
2.  A Thesis that speaks to how the chapter connects to larger themes in the book.  Some possible themes include: perspective, heroism versus cowardice, paradox of war, ambivalence, romanticism versus realism.
3.  Write out Topic sentences that would be necessary to support your thesis.
4.  Record specific evidence to support your thesis.  Analysis is optional, some may want to simply bullet elements of analysis that might accompany such evidence and topic.
HW Journal #15: Read "Speaking of Courage" and complete the same Passage, Thesis, Topics, and Evidence outline as you did with your group.  For Thursday.

Wednesday
Share out group work.  Read through "Dulce Et Decorum Est" and "Ambush" poem.  Compare and contrast them to "Ambush chapter.  And live footage of ambushes in the documentary we watched.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Share out #15, and review "Speaking of Courage.

Read "Notes"

Independent Reading Final Prep-small groups (Notes, seminar next week, please be prepared)
HW Read "In the Field" for TUESDAY.
AND, Journals will be due next FRIDAY, May 30th.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.11-5.15

The Things They Carried

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Review "WOrd SOrt" of Rhetorical Devices

Practice Multiple-Choice
JOURNAL #14: Rewrite portion of one essay, or create graphic on elements to improve on all essays.

Review "The Dentist"
and begin discussion on "Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong"

Prepare for Documentary

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Documentary
HW Read "Stockings," Church," "The Man I Killed," "Ambush," and "Style."
Answer: what motifs are evidence through theses stories.  How does he feel about "the man he killed?"


FRIDAY
BAck to the text
"AMBUSH" poem from Dear America

Crane and Owen poems (finally)
-compare
romanticism versus realism
Read "SPeaking of Courage" for MONDAY.

NEXT 
Excerpts from PLATOON





Sunday, May 3, 2015

Weekly Agenda 5.4-5.8

The Things They Carried 

MONDAY
#13: Goodbye Letter, Quaker Share

Review "Rainy River"
-3-level discussions
Review "Enemies" and "Friends"

AP Practice Multiple Choice Practice
HW Read " How to Tell a True War Story" for Thursday.  Determine some of the rhetorical devices O'Brien employs to convey the nature of truth.

TUESDAY
Create #14: Graphic Organizer for three types of AP essays and what you need to improve in common rubric categories.
-Argument: "Ownership"
-Rhetorical: "Flamingo"

More Multiple Choice Review
HW Things Carried Practice M/C

WEDNESDAY
Norming Groups
-Synthesis essay; multiple scores, discuss
--add to #14

Score Calculators
HW Read " How to Tell a True War Story" for Thursday.  Determine some of the rhetorical devices O'Brien employs to convey the nature of truth.

THURSDAY 
Review "How to Tell..."
-determine devices and their effect

Read Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est"
-analyze for devices and effects (WHAT-->HOW-->WHY)
-What is his argument?  How do you know?
HW For MONDAY, Read "The Dentist" and "Sweetheart of Tra Bong:" Complete an s/m/t chart for class discussion.

FRIDAY
Read Stephan Crane's "War is Kind"
-compare, contrast to Owen

Discuss development of a Romantic view of War, to a Realistic view of War.  Begin conversation which explores O'Brien's approach.

Excerpts from Coleridge's poem.
HW Rhetorical devices terms for categorizing; Begin to answer the essential question: What is the truth of war?


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Two Week Agenda 4.20-5.1

April 20–May 1, 2015
Block Schedule
Mondays & Thursdays - ODD
Tuesday & Friday - EVEN
April 20–May 1, 2015
Block Schedule
Wednesdays - LATE START

Period A
Period 1/2
Break
Period 3/4

7:12-8:08 AM
8:15-10:15 AM
10:15-10:24 AM
10:34 AM-12:34 PM
LUNCH
Period 5/6

12:34-1:09 PM
1:16-3:16 PM

Period A
Period 1
Period 2
Period 3

8:45-9:30 AM
9:36-10:21 AM
10:28-11:13 AM
11:20 AM-12:05 PM
LUNCH
Period 4
Period 5
Period 6

12:05-12:40 PM
12:47-1:32 PM
1:39-2:24 PM
2:31-3:16 PM
The Things They Carried

WEEK 4.20-4.24
MONDAY/TUESDAY
Get Books

Read and respond to "I am an American day" speech by Learned Hand
-Guided Reading Response

Review Article, #11 format

Review Glossary Entry Requirements
and different graphic organizers

AND,  Read Sam Lieth's Article "Obama's Oratory";
Record the terms/devices he lists
AND, complete GRP.
DUE WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY
JOURNAL #12: Read excerpt of Johnson speech
-in-class Timed Glossary
(you may have your HW out)
HW Read Things Carried CHAPTER 1 for FRIDAY.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Share out Johnson Speech
-connect to Leith

Vietnam Visual Poster and Lyrics
-add to Journal #12
-rhetorical box: what is the argument?

Review Chapter 1: What would you carry?  Effect of repetition
HW Read Chapter 2-4 for WEDNESDAY

WEEK 4.27-5.1

TUESDAY
----TESTING----
HW Read Chapter 2-4 for WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY
Review Chapters 2-4
-excerpts and analysis
-characterization
--perspective

Define ambiguity
(tie it to ambivalence and apathy in characters)  How do these idea's create a new sense of what it means to fight in war?
HW Read Chapters 5-6 for MONDAY.
AND, JOURNAL #13: Write a "Goodbye Letter" as if you had just been drafted to the Vietnam War.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
---TESTING---
HW --see WED

NEXT
AP Practice Test-norming and review
Dear America documentary
-background
-excerpts and analysis
-movie notes
--SUBTITLE organization
1.timeline
2.geography
3.homefront
4.music and culture
Finish documentary

Excerpts Stephan Crane's The Red Badge of Courage
-marginalia: "truth of war"

Compare to Things Carried

M/C practice on Things Carried.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekly Agenda 4.13-4.17

The Great Gatsby Essay

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Considering the prompts
-find evidence to support your favorite contender
-Pair Share Quote Analysis
-In-text citations for secondary sources
HW Draft due WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY
The Style Checklist
-parallel, balanced sentences; varied punctuation; figurative language
6pt Rubric
-Ideas and Explanations
-Organization
-Style
-Grammar and Mechanics
Students Model Essay(s)

THURSDAY and FRIDAY  
Anticipation The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien
-reminders of the rhetorical elements in speeches: pathos, ethos, logos, analogy, schematic effects, etc.
--additional terminology related to oratory: ...
--Journal Entry #_____: Create an appropriate Graphic Organizer for Johnson's speech advocating for the US initiation of war in Vietnam; create an additional Graphic Organizer for Nixon's argument for our continued involvement in Vietnam.

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Please have your essay available on a cloud doc (ie. google doc)
-revision, adding style elements
-swap and peer feedback edit
-teacher feedback and clarification

Next TWO Weeks, SBAC
-look at sample online tests
Week 1: We meet 21st, 22nd, and the 24th.
Week 2: We meet 28th, 29th, and the May 1st.

HW Upload your essay to turnitin.com.  Your window for full-credit is Friday, April 17th-Sunday, April 19th.  

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

AP PRACTICE LOCATIONS and TIMES

Saturday, March 28th, 9-1 in T219
Friday, April 10th, 9-1 in B200 (due to painting, this location may change, check back)
Monday, April 13th, 3:30-7:00 in T208

TEST booklets will be passed out promptly, so arrive a little early!

NOTE: Bring pencils, pens, and paper.  Turn in multiple choice to box before break.  Staple and turn in all essays to box before leaving.  MAKE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME (correct MLA heading and header) on ALL PIECES OF PAPER.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.23-3.27

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Work on chapter 4-6 worksheet to turn in
Silent Reading
Work on Chapter 7-9

Presentations

Review Chapter 6-7
-character foils
-Gatsby's decline
HW Read Chapter 9 for Thursday.

WEDNESDAY
Turnitin.com review of BB essay.
Journal Entry #8
-reflect on 4-6 need for improvements
--and on 1-2 things done well.
--do you plan on revising for an improved grade?
HW Journal Entry #9: Independent Reading Entry 

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Presentations

Review Chapters 8-9
-imagery of pioneer
-loss of Am. Dream
-Gatsby's death and Buchannan's escape

Revisit essay prompts
-see MLA in-text citations
-rhetorical FLTs

Fitzgerald's ultimate commentary
DUE WORKSHEET 7-9, and GRAPHIC ORGANIZER
Recommended for Spring Break: COMPLETE JOURNAL ENTRY #10: INDEPENDENT READING ENTRY.
AND, Work on draft of essay for the 15th, bring to class.  ESSAY due April 17th to turnitin.com by 11:59pm --penalty will apply to late papers.

NEXT
Pair Share Quotation Analysis
Drafting
Review Practice AP


Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.16-3.20

The Great Gatsby

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Presentations
Hair CHECK
Review Chapter 4-6
-American Dream
--the past
--"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired" (85)
-time
-the present
-climax
-colors and flowers
-Dan Cody
HW Read Chapter VII for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
Presentations
SSR #7
(Independent Reading)

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Presentations
Introduce Essay Prompts

Review Chapter 7
-the hotel scene
-the drive home
-symbolism: cars, valley; character foils
HW Read Chapter 8 for Monday
AND, prepare to turn in 2nd worksheet.



Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.9-3.13

THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Schedule presentations

Review Chapter 3
-color symbolism; social classes; The Jazz Age excerpts (written connection to Gatsby)

Ken Burn's "The Jazz Age" -New York
HW Read Chapter 4 for Thursday; AND, complete Then and Now Annotations for presentation

WEDNESDAY
Presentations

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Review Chapter 4
-hair share (walk around)

Define American Dream
-Discuss GG in the context of the "dream"
--expectations of wealth and prosperity
--effects of immigration/immigrants
--urban sprawl

Worksheets

Presentations
HW Read Chapter 5 and 6 for Monday, March 16th.


Friday, March 6, 2015

THEN and NOW Critical Annotations

Your "Then and Now" critical annotations should focus on a topic related to the 1920s, and should explore --compare/contrast-- the topic as it was relevant back in the 20s to now, in modern time.  For example, if you choose flappers you might focus on the type of unconventional, youthful, independence associated with the style and try to find an equivalent attitude prevalent in women/girls today.

Here are some reminders in terms of content and format.

Remember, Besides including the works citation material, the annotation requires that you review the source for the following information:
Summarize: What are the main details or arguments? What is the point of this book or video or article or interview? What topics are covered? If someone asked what this source is about, what would you say? This may include both paraphrase and direct quotation (in either case, you should use parenthetical citation for facts/quotes/details).
Assess: After summarizing the source, evaluate it. How does it compare with other sources or your prior knowledge? Is the information reliable? Is this source biased or objective? What is the goal of this source?What are the author’s/speaker’s credentials or expertise?
Reflect: Once you've summarized and assessed a source, you need to ask yourself how it fits into your research. How was this source helpful or useful to you? How does it help you shape your argument or thinking? How has it changed how you think about the topic? What makes this source’s perspective special or significant?

CHECK that your Critical Annotation includes the following:

  • MLA Heading and Header
  • complete bibliographic information without hanging indent, single paragraph is preferred
  • qualifications of author, his or her bias, point of view
  • scope and purpose of the work, summary
  • audience, or intended readership
  • usefulness of the source, comparison to other sources or prior knowledge

STUDENT SAMPLE:

Lange, Dorothea. Tribute to Dorothea Lange. Flickr. 2007. Web. 21 September 2013.
Dorothea Lange is one of the most lauded Great Depression photographers of all time. Her pictures captured the ordeals of people throughout the country, and influenced even the government in providing aid. The photo shows a long line of people standing in front of a large sign. This sign, claiming, “There’s no way like the American Way," is juxtaposed with the poor and needy people in front of it. Lange published this work in order to give proof of the struggle endured by the American people, who did not get to experience the “American Way." Lange has an obvious bias towards the poor Americans; she publishes her work partially in the hope that they will be provided with aid. On the simplest level, the photo is appropriate for any audience, but only an older viewer would understand the implications of the photo. Lange’s photography is unlike any other attempt at capturing the Great Depression, which made her so successful.
Note: Though variance does occur in whether or not one should single or double space, indent or not indent, the majority of the content requirements are uniform.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.2-3.6

THE GREAT GATSBY

MONDAY and TUESDAY
IN THE NEWS-THEN and NOW: Critical Annotation Assignment
-see board list for expert topics

Review Chapter 1: narration, setting, and language
-symbolism (imagery)
-American Dream
-characterization
-Valley of Ashes (connect to The Waste Land)

HAIR SHARE!

Excerpt from Parkinson's criticism: "Post-War mood"

Anticipate Independent Reading check for Wednesday
HW see reading schedule: read Chapter 2 for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
INDEPENDENT READING CHECK

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Hair Check

Reading Quiz

Review Chapter 2: motifs, imagery, juxtaposition of Chapters 1 and 2-structural intent; Nick as narrator reflection
-choose most important chapter quotation, to share
HW see reading schedule: read Chapter 3 for Monday;
AND, complete IN THE NEWS-Then and NOW Critical annotation for next week presentations.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Great Gatsby reading Schedule



READ
Chapter 1 by Monday, March 2nd
Chapter 2 by Thursday, March 5th
Chapter 3 by Monday, March 9th
Chapter 4 by Thursday, March 12th
Chapters 5 and 6 by Monday, March 16th
Chapter 7 by Thursday, March 19th (Introduce essay prompt options)
Chapter 8 by Monday, March 24th
Chapter 9 by Thursday, March 26th

Completed Graphic Organizer due March 26th
Gatsby Essay due April 14th to turnitin.com

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.23-2.27

"The Waste Land" by T.S. Eliot

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Intro to The Waste Land
-brief scansion techniques: identifying meter and rhyme scheme
-tps-fast; RRR
-allusions and language
HW Finish poem by Wednesday, mark up as you read; AND, complete footnote annotation on assigned portion.  Please type and do your best to be thorough and to properly cite your sources.

WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY
Annotation share and review
The Great Gatsby 
-reading schedule
-expectations
-connections to "The Waste Land"
HW Begin reading assigned chapters and filling in graphic organizer.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.17-2.20

 Billy Budd, Sailor

TUESDAY
BB Culminating Quiz

More work with student models
-discuss counterargument and format
HW Prepare almost perfect rough draft for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
Bring Independent Reading Book
-sign up and share
Journal Entry #7: Independent Format

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Read Around Peer Edit

Common Core Rubric

Multiple Choice practice
AP Full Length Practice Sign-up

Begin reading The Wasteland  by T.S. Eliot

Get Gatsby
HW BB Essay due to turnitin.com tonight, by 11:59pm.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BB Close-Reading Terms Quiz (Review)

Quiz Feb 17th

Review two passages:
Chapter 25
"The night, so luminous on the spar-deck, ....  ...were drawn up as much as at the scene of the promulgated sentence."
Chapter 29
"On the return-passage to the English fleet from the detached cruise during which occurred the events....  ...tho' here he kept the knowledge to himself, who Billy Budd was.

Look for examples of the following terms: irony, trope, allusion, syntax, paradox, antecedent, pathetic fallacy, metonymy, punctuation, allegory.

Be prepared to discuss concepts involving contrast and emphasis; and to identify similar to terms to group with Faulty Causality and Faulty Authority.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.9-2.13

Billy Budd, Sailor

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY
Outline Check

Check turnitin.com for discussion credit
Collect BB fully annotated text
Review Journal #5

Get into like-minded groups and share out thesis, topics, and subtopics
-is counterargument thoroughly addressed, make recommendations.
Review Argument Essay Packet
NEW due date.

TUESDAY
Synthesis Timed Writing

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Current Article
JOURNAL #6: SOAPSTone


-Retired Justice Stevens excerpt
-"Last Words" by NYTIMES

Student Essay Model Excerpts
-analysis
HW NEW FINAL ESSAY DUE DATE: FEB 20th to turnitin.com for credit.
AND, Culminating "Elements of Argument" review quiz next TUESDAY, FEB 17th.
AND, Independent Book Check next week.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Weekly Agenda 2.2-2.7

Billy Budd, Sailor

MONDAY/WEDNESDAY
continue Pierrepointe movie

Outline Review
-Coordination
-Subordination
-Parallelism
-Division

BB Annotation Check on WED. 24-30
HW JOURNAL ENTRY #4: BB Chapters 24-30 (+H);
AND, Review questions due FRIDAY.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Review end of book

JOURNAL #5: Respond to Franklin's essay"
Excerpt from H. Bruce Franklin’s Essay:
“Billy Budd and Capital Punishment: A Tale of Three Centuries”
Billy Budd is not, however, a mere treatise against capital punishment. Melville is using contemporaneous awareness about the issue to explore the larger ethical, philosophic, and political questions it so dramatically focuses. Undoubtedly New York Assemblyman Hitt was overstating the case when he claimed in early 1890, "at present there are only two classes of the community who yet favor capital punishment and these are clergymen and prosecuting attorneys."(60) Nevertheless, Melville could safely assume that almost all potential readers in 1891 would regard public execution and hanging as relics of a barbarous past, would be sensitized to the larger issues surrounding capital punishment, and would already either oppose the death penalty outright or consider it warranted only for first-degree murder and treason. Even the most ardent proponents of the death penalty in late nineteenth-century America would be embarrassed by positions such as these: "Vere justifiably condemns Billy to death" (Peter Shaw); Billy Budd is a "murderer and a cause of his own death" and Melville "is to be identified" with Captain Vere (Milton Stern); "the virtuous man, Captain Vere," must "punish the violence of absolute innocence"--that is, must kill Billy Budd--since "absolute, natural innocence" is "at war with the peace of the world and the true welfare of mankind" (Hannah Arendt).(61) Readers in 1891 would be far more likely to wonder, like the surgeon (235) and the narrator (236-37), whether Vere is insane.
Answer the following questions:
  1. Is there any evidence that Captain Vere is insane? How might this impact his decision to ask for Billy’s death?
  2. Is Melville a “murderer”? Why might people consider him thus?
  3. Is our new system of putting individuals to death (by lethal injection) humane? Are they still public spectacles?
  4. Recall that slavery is a hot topic back then? How does Melville weave his condemnation of it into his text?
  5. Consider the ending of the book, how might citizens back then respond compared to now? List all elements of the arguments.
HW Outline due MONDAY.  Essay due FEB 17th to turnitin.com

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.26-1.30

Billy Budd, Sailor

Monday and Tuesday
Independent Book Talk
-click this LINK to see list

Review Chapters 13-18
-3Q Discussion
Review Chapter 21
-label and analyze Vere's argument
HW Journal #3: read Paine excerpt from "Rights of Man" and complete a rhetorical box.
AND, Chapters 24-30 due Friday (...)

WEDNESDAY
Review Chapters 22-23

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Vocabulary Quiz #2

Outline Review
-parallelism
-coordination
-subordination
-division
--DEADLINES!

Movie
HW Research and work on Outline, must have teacher-all-clear next week.