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.