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 (...)

Review Chapters 22-23

Vocabulary Quiz #2

Outline Review

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.20-1.23


Vocabulary Quiz
-hand out next list of vocabulary for chapters 10-19

Check annotations, chapters 10-15
-review chapter 8-9, characterizing Claggart
--find key language, close-reading

Review MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham City Jail"
-emphasize close-reading
-looking for antithesis, analogy, balance
HW Read BB, Chapters 16-19 for FRIDAY (new Questions Worksheet); 
AND, Complete T-graph for 2-Corner Debate; 
AND, get signature for movie: Pierrepointe, The Last Hangman

2-Corner Debate

Review Chapters 10-16

Argument Essay Assignment
HW Create a working thesis in response to the prompt;
AND, continue reading BB, Chapters 20-23 due Tuesday.

Thomas Paine 's "Rights of Man"
-rhetorical box

Vocab Quiz #2


Friday, January 16, 2015

"Letter from Birmingham City Jail"

LINK to e-text: "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"

JOURNAL #2: Answer  Discussion #3, Rhetoric #2,3,6,7, and, Writing #2; identify devices (antithesis, analogy, balance, etc) and summarize his argument.

Renee H. Shea, Lawrence Scanlon, Robin Dissin Aufses

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.12-1.16

Billy Budd, Sailor

LINK: Independent Reading List (Book Talk next week)

Self-grade annotations chapters 2-5
-review summary and 3rd level questions
-review vocabulary

HW Journal #1: Read McGraw Hill p 85: Mencken and answer Comp 1-3, Rhet. 5,6, and Write 1. AND, read King essay, prepare to share.
STUDY vocabulary 1-9 for matching quiz on TUESDAY.
HW See reading schedule

2-corner Debate
-pros and cons of capital punishment
-organize and identify argument to appeal to pathos, ethos, logos

MLK's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"  Read silently and respond to questions

Finish t-graph preparation for debate; isolate strongest arguments

Review Chapters 6-9: Work with a partner on Chapter Review Questions
-focus on analysis of Captain Vere: what key language describes his personality.
JOURNAL #2: Answer  Discussion #3, Rhetoric #2,3,6,7, and, Writing #2; identify devices (antithesis, analogy, balance, etc) and summarize his argument.

Continue Reading BB
Vocab matching quiz, CH 1-9
2-Corner Debate
Thomas Paine "Rights of Man" excerpt and Rhetorical Box
Argument Essay Assignment
Movie Permission slip signatures

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Spring Semester 2015!

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville

Return Semester 1 Work
-reflection due

Course Outline
-signatures due Monday

Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
-reading schedule and annotation expectations
-practice marginalia
HW Read Chapter 1 and complete annotations for FRIDAY.

Read through Melville biography
Read through Historical Timeline
-record ship jargon image
-VOCAB 1-9

Share out 3-level Questions
Clarify language and characters
-consider chapter notes in the back
Chapters 1-5 Questions Worksheet
-!!!ALWAYS record direct or paraphrased evidence with page numbers for full credit.
-if you work with someone, you are obligated to write that information on the top of your worksheet.
HW Read Chapters 2-5 and complete annotations for MONDAY.

McGRAW HILL needed TUESDAY: Mencken and King
On the Continuum
2 Corner Debate
BB-characterization, rhetorical analysis, Annotations check
Argument Essay Packet and deadlines


READ CHAPTERs by the following DATE:
Chapter 1 due Friday, Jan 9th
Chapters 2-5 due Monday, Jan 12th
Chapters 6-9 due Thursday, Jan 15th
Chapters 10-15 due Tuesday, Jan 20th
Chapters 16-19 due Friday, Jan 23rd
Chapters 20-23 due Tuesday, Jan 27th
Chapters 24-30 due Friday, Jan 30th

For each reading, and every chapter, you are expected to complete Chapter Annotations:
1. Summary: write a short summary which emphasizes the major actions and characterizations.
2.  3-Level Questions: create a factual, an inferential, and a critical question for each chapter.  Though you do not need to answer them, it is helpful to have an answer in mind when you share them aloud.
3.  Annotations:

  • circle all or most of the words you might need to define, define 1-3 per chapter.  
  • underline confusing passages, parts that you could use some clarification on.
  • square passages you feel comfortable explaining to someone, if necessary.  You should square at least 1-2 passages per chapter.
  • write marginalia containing authentic reader reactions with punctuation, text-speak, and insightful comments.  Make connections to other knowledge you might have.  Comment on things that frustrate you or make predictions about what might come next. 
  • identify and analyze figurative language; answer what purpose it might serve the author in conveying a specific idea.