Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 83 (12/7): The Things We Carry


Warm Up:

Get out some paper and open your ears.

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
ELAGSE11-12SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the requirements of the AP Synthesis essay?
  2. How are we shaped by the things we carry?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Continue The Things We Carry Culminating Assessment, Parts I and II
  • All Make Up Work Due Tomorrow!
  • Portfolio Due Tomorrow

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 82, (12/6): The Things They Carried, The Things We Carry



Warm Up:
Please clear your desk but for a pen/pencil, your TTTC book, and some paper.

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12RL1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
ELAGSE11-12RL2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
ELAGSE11-12RL3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do multiple narratives interact to create a complex theme?
  2. How do the things I carry define me?
Agenda:
  • Discussion Quiz, TTTC Ch. 12-15
  • Intro to "The Things We Carry" Assessment
Homework:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 80 (12/4): Milestones, Part 1

No class today.  Report directly to your testing location. Do your best on the test!!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Day 78 (11/30): TTTC & Milestones Practice


Warm Up:
Please clear your desk of all materials except:

  • A piece of paper
  • A pen or pencil
  • Your copy of The Things They Carried

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W8 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose,and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
ELAGSE11-12W9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do I put together sources to help support my argument?
  2. How do I navigate the GA Milestones EOC Program
Agenda:
Homework:
Begin work on creating, revising, and/or updating your CHS Writing Portfolio.  (Instructions & Checklist on Google Classroom).

Please look carefully at this revised schedule for these last weeks of the semester.

Notice: 
  • USATestPrep EOC Practice #3 Due Sunday!
  • TTTC, Ch. 12-15 Quiz on Wednesday
  • Alternative Location for Wednesday and Thursday: Room 304
  • Your EOCT is on Monday & Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 77 (11/29): Common App Essay Revision



Warm Up:
TTTC Quiz 2 Written Response Exemplar Discussion.

Consider:

  1. How does the topic sentence develop a clear and concrete claim?
  2. How does the author develop reasons supporting the claim?
  3. How does the response pay attention to the subtleties of theme?


Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters;create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  • Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description,reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events,and/or characters.
  • Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution). 
  • Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events,setting, and/or characters.
  • Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. 

Learning Intentions (What do we want to 'get'):
  1. Narrative essays use personal stories to illustrate deep lessons about life and growing up.
  2. Good writing uses active verbs, clearly orders the ideas, and links excellent concrete detail to well-reasoned broader themes.
Success Criteria (How do we know we 'got it'):
Compare your essay to This Narrative Essay Rubric

Agenda:
  • Essay Revision Workshop
    • RE-vision means see again, this means you should be willing look at the project from a new perspective, or approach it from a new angle.
    • Final Essay - 650 words or fewer (Resubmit to Google Classroom)
Homework:

  • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #3 (Due Friday)
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Thursday)
  • Finish Common App Essay Revision (Due Next Wednesday)


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Day 76 (11/29): Literary Latrinalia, Cont'd



Warm Up:
TTTC Quiz 1: Written Response Exemplar Discussion

Standards:

ELAGSE11-12SL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups,and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
ELAGSE11-12SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

Essential Questions:
  1. What can we gain from close analysis of literature?
  2. How can we "enter the conversation?"
Agenda:
Homework:
  • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #3 (Due Friday)
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Thursday)