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.