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
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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.