Saturday, January 30, 2016

Billy Budd Reading Schedule

Chap. 1-5 due Wednesday, Feb 3rd
Chap.  6-9 due Monday, Feb 8th
Chap. 10-15 due Friday, Feb 12th
Chap. 16-19 due Wednesday, Feb 17th
Chap. 20-23 due Monday, Feb 22nd
Chap. 24-30 due Friday, Feb 26th

For each reading, and every chapter, you are expected to complete Chapter Annotations:
  • Summary: write a short summary, which emphasizes the major actions and characterizations.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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.

Weekly Agenda 2.1-2.5

BILLY BUDD, SAILOR


MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Green Prompt
-paragraph, components


TIMED WRITING


WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Chapter 1-5 book check
-notes on ship jargon
-vocabulary list
3Q Discussion
-clarifying


FRIDAY
McGraw-Hill Reader pp85-91
Answer Qs:

  • Comprehension 1-3
  • Rhetoric 2,5,6
King “The Death Penalty is a Step Back”
Answer Qs:

  • Comprehension 1-3
  • Rhetoric 1, 3, 4, 6,7
  • And, Classic and Contemporary #1
READING JOURNAL #5: Qs and As


NEXT
On the Continuum:
2 Corner debate



Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekly Agenda 1.25-1.29

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Group Work (teacher assigned)
-read and annotate an assigned Obama speech
-complete GRP
-create poster for graphic organizer
-present to the class
HW Finish Reading Speech, marking it up, and imagining an ideal graphic organizer on the GRP.  Remember, all organizers should identify the WHAT-HOW-WHY aspects of the speech.
Reading Homework...
HW Read Chapters 1-5 of Billy Budd
-annotate each page with shared notations
-circle and define unknown vocabulary
-write a short summary
-create 3-level questions
DUE Next Tuesday

WEDNESDAY
Released AP Prompt: Alfred Green Speech
-annotate
--DIDLS/SOAPS recommended
--graphic organizer on parts of a body paragraph
--FLTs as a checklist of requirements for a rhetorical analysis essay

THURSDAY-FRIDAY-MONDAY
Per the Green prompt, write the missing body paragraph of a student model.
Reflect on grade, how to improve, what is missing from your toolbox, etc.

Timed Writing: FINALLY, write to a released prompt for a grade.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Weekly Agenda 1.19-1.22

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric


TUESDAY
Journal #4b: Read Stanton’s “Declaration of Sentiments” and answer questions and complete multiple choice


WEDNESDAY
Review #4
HW Review Sam Lieth’s article on Obama’s Oratory, compete GRP (Guided Reading Practice)


THURSDAY-FRIDAY
LINK to Obama's Speech:http://www.americanrhetoric.com/barackobamaspeeches.htm
Choose one from the following speeches:

March 2008 A More Perfect Union
March 2015 Address on the 50th Anniversary of the Selma, Alabama March
January 2016 On Reducing Gun Violence and Making Our Communities Safer

For those of you who will be absent on Friday, Jan 22, please print out pdf of speech, mark it up for terms and style that Leith mentions; We will complete the 2nd GRP on MONDAY.

Group Work (teacher assigned)
-read and annotate an assigned Obama speech
-complete GRP
-create poster for graphic organizer
HW Finish Reading Speech, marking it up, and imagining an ideal graphic organizer on the GRP.  Remember, all organizers should identify the WHAT-HOW-WHY aspects of the speech.


SAVE for MONDAY:
HW Read Chapters 1-5 of Billy Budd
-annotate each page with shared notations
-circle and define unknown vocabulary
-write a short summary
-create 3-level questions
DUE WEDNESDAY

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Weekly Agenda 1.11-1.15

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Review MLK “Letter from ...Jail”  

Literary Terms: Features of Repetition-notes

Review W-H-Y glossary entry format

Learned Hand “ I am an American…”
-#2a graphic W-H-Y (just like the one you did for 1a)
-2b-glossary entry on a repetition device

JFK-”Inaugural Address”  1961
-3a Terms Handout
3b- Glossary Entry on your choice
HW due FRIDAY, 2a-b and 3a-b

THURSDAY
TESTING
-IAB (Interim Assessment Block)

FRIDAY
Review JFK

Read LBJs “Address to the Nation” 1968
-DIDLS marginalia

HW Bring McGRaw Hill Reader for TUESDAY

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Welcome Back 1.6-1.8

Oratory, Argument, and the Art of Rhetoric

WEDNESDAY 1.6
Reflecting on last semester
-return reading journal
--setup table of contents
-semester reflection handout
--complete for grade

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Types of Sentences
-periodic, "MLK;" cumulative, balance, parallel

Excerpt from MLK Speech
-revisit DIDLS/SOAPS
--annotate with these techniques
-revisit HOW--> WHAT-->WHY
--graphic organizer

HW Reading Journal Entry #1a: read through MLK "Letter from a Birmingham Jail;" AND, complete a graphic organizer with a selected portion of the letter.

LINK to e-text: "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"
OR, I inserted images (below) of the anthology with the questions.  So sorry it isn't easy to make out with so much marginalia.  There are also several e-texts online with a simple title search.  Please finish #1b for MONDAY.

JOURNAL #1b: Answer  Discussion #3, Rhetoric #2,3,6,7, and, Writing #2; identify devices (antithesis, analogy, balance, etc) and summarize his argument.
















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