Monday, February 19, 2018

Day 33 (2/19): Gatsby Multimodal Project



Dear Children,

Be good while I am away!  You have plenty to keep you busy.  Please complete your assignments in the following order (All instructions and submission guidelines are on Google Classroom):
  • Motifs Guides (there are still a few of these that have not come in) - this is now PAST DUE
  • Standards Based Question Assessment (remember that you should complete this INDIVIDUALLY) - Due by Wednesday night at midnight
  • Gatsby Multimodal Menu Project (Due by Friday at class time)


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).
ELAGSE11-12RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Homework:
  • Gatsby Project Due Friday, 2/23
    • Gatsby Party 2/23 (Dress up, bring FOOD)
    • Standards Based Question Assessment (remember that you should complete this INDIVIDUALLY) - Due by Wednesday night at midnight

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    Day 32 (2/16): Standards-Based Questioning


    Warm Up:

    Vocab 4 (Quiz next Thursday)


    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).
    ELAGSE11-12RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
    ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do I develop questions targeted at particular skills?
    2. How can my questions generate productive discussion during Socratic Seminar
    Agenda:
    • Standards Based Question Development (On Google Classroom)
    • Intro to Gatsby Multimodal Menu Project
    • Finish Motifs Guidebook (Submit to Google Classroom)
      • Discuss novel within your Motifs Group
      • Choose 5-7 "essential" examples from your records
      • Create slides for each (model after this example)
    • Mrs. Ingui will be here for the last 20 minutes to talk Interview Day and Job Shadow Day.
    Homework:
    • Blog #3 Due Sunday
    • Standards Based Question Assessment Due Monday by Midnight
    • Gatsby Menu Project Due Friday, 2/23

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Day 30 (2/14): Leveled Questions




    Warm Up:
    Pick-a-quote warm up.

    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).
    ELAGSE11-12RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
    ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How can I deepen my understanding of a text through questioning?
    Agenda:
    • Finish Question Classification Exercise (On Google Classroom)
      • Aim for between 10 and 15 questions per box.
      • Use yesterday's exercise as a guide to your decisions.
      • Talk about WHAT IS REQUIRED to answer the questions. This will guide your level determinations.
      • Don't forget to highlight your favorites before submission
    • Finish Motifs Guidebook (Submit to Google Classroom)
      • Discuss novel within your Motifs Group
      • Choose 5-7 "essential" examples from your records
      • Create slides for each (model after this example)
    Homework:
    • Blog #3 Due Sunday
    • Think about Gatsby party


    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Day 29 (2/13): Questioning Gatsby


    Warm Up:
    • Please get out your Gatsby text.  
    • Using the slips of paper I have provided, please locate and copy down a quote that you find beautiful, important, interesting, compelling, confusing, or otherwise worthy of discussion
    • Be sure to also record the page number (and chapter) where the quote or scene can be found.
    Pick a quote warm-up.

    Standards:
    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).
    ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject
    under investigation.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How does Fitzgerald develop his narrative through the use of motifs?
    2. What are the keys to a good analytical question?
    Agenda:
    Upcoming:

    Homework:



    Monday, February 12, 2018

    Day 28 (2/12): The Great Gatsby



    Warm Up:
    Please take out your Great Gatsby book, a piece of paper, and something to write with.  Clear all other materials from your desk.

    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).
    ELAGSE11-12RL4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
    ELAGSE11-12RL5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject
    under investigation.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How does Fitzgerald develop a compelling story that implies more than it says?
    2. How can questioning help me develop my critical reading skills?
    3. How do motifs work to suggest meaning in a text?
    Agenda:
    • Gatsby Book Test
    • Gatsby Motifs Guidebook
      • Discuss novel within your Motifs Group
      • Choose 5-7 "essential" examples from your records
      • Create slides for each (model after this example)
    Homework:


    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Day 27 (2/9): AP Rhetorical Analysis



    Warm Up:
    Please take an AP Exam Packet and a legal pad

    Standards:
    ELAGSE11-12RI1 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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI2 Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
    ELAGSE11-12RI3 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
    ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
    ELAGSE11-12RI5 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
    ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

    Essential Questions:
    1. What elements and strategies are essential to effective argumentation?
    Agenda:
    • AP Rhetorical Analysis Timed Essay Exam
    Homework:
    • Blog #3 Due Sunday