Monday, May 14, 2018

Day 86 (5/14): Synthesis Essay & AP Review



Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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.
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.
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 construct an argument using evidence from primary & secondary sources?
Agenda:


  • Synthesis Essay Practice
    • Read Prompt - Consider arguments/counterarguments
    • Read Sources 
    • Complete Outline
  • Practice AP Multiple Choice 
    • Log on to USA Test Prep
    • Complete Test 1 - then choose "re-try missed items"
    • Look over your wrong answers, and the correct choices.
    • Continue with Test 2
  • Watch Where the Wild Things Are

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Day 83 (5/9): Flex Workshop: Portfolio & Revision


Hi Class!

I'm here at the university giving the IB History Exams!


Please be good for Ms. Clark, and work hard to complete the following items:
  • Revise Common App Essay
    • Don't Turn this back in, just put the final version in your portfolio
    • I will read and grade this revision as I assess your portfolio
  • Build Writing Portfolio
    • Use checklist and models on Google Classroom
    • Paper 1: Final Revised Common App Essay
    • Paper 2: Another Essay you are proud of (Maybe midterm revision?)
    • Wildcard: Another paper, blog post, or project (from this or another class)
  • Finish Missing Work (Must be submitted along with highlighted grade report by Friday)
Tomorrow, I will return your Argument Essays.  Some of these are okay, but a lot of you struggled to put together strong coherent arguments.  Rather than rehashing these difficult topics, we will talk through the weaknesses.  Then, I will ask you to write another timed argument essay.  The HIGHER of these two essay grades will count for your grade, and the other one will be entered as a "completion" grade.  This will give you another chance to practice before the AP Exam.

Friday, we will talk a little about synthesis essays, and you will have time to finish up any of the above activities before the weekend.

On Monday and Tuesday, we will do some "review" and "practice" stuff for the AP Exam.


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.
ELAGSE11-12RL5 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.
ELAGSE11-12W5 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. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
ELAGSE11-12W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I best demonstrate my growth as a writer?

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Day 82 (5/8) Portfolio & Revision



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.
ELAGSE11-12RL5 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.
ELAGSE11-12W5 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. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
ELAGSE11-12W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I best demonstrate my growth as a writer?
Agenda:

Please work to finish each of the following items
  • Revise Common App Essay (I will read and grade this revision as I assess your portfolio)
  • Build Writing Portfolio
    • Use checklist and models
    • Paper 1: Final Revised Common App Essay
    • Paper 2: Another Essay you are proud of (Maybe midterm revision?)
    • Wildcard: Another paper, blog post, or project (from this or another class)
  • Finish Missing Work (Must be submitted along with highlighted grade report by Friday)
Upcoming:

  • W: Workshop
  • Th: Argument Essay Reflection, Arg Essay Writing
  • F: Synthesis Process, Final Workday
  • M: AP Prep
  • T: AP Prep

Monday, May 7, 2018

Day 81 (5/7): TTTC & Writing Portfolios



Warm Up:
Clear your desks but for:

  • some paper
  • something to write with
  • your TTTC book


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.
ELAGSE11-12RL5 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.
ELAGSE11-12W5 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. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
ELAGSE11-12W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do authors use juxtaposition and contrast to create meaning in their works?
  2. How can I best demonstrate my growth as a writer?
Agenda:
  • TTTC, Ch. 12-16 Quiz
  • Portfolio Process
  • Workshop
    • Revise Common App Essay
    • Build Writing Portfolio
    • Finish Missing Work
Homework:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Day ?? (4/25): The Things I Carry



Warm Up:
Please access your "Things I Carry Essay" and select a passage (between 1 and 2 paragraphs) that you would like to read aloud.

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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How are we shaped by the things we carry?
  2. What role does medium play in argumentation?
Agenda:
  • "The Things I Carry" Share-aloud.
  • Milestone EOCT Reminders.
Homework:

  • USATestPrep Practice #3 by Tuesday night!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 73 (4/24): 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:

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

Notice: 
  • USATestPrep EOC Practice #3 Due TONIGHT
  • TTTC, Ch. 12-15 Wednesday, 5/2
  • Final Blog Moved to Sunday, 5/6
  • Alternative Location for Wednesday and Thursday: MAC
  • Your EOCT is on Monday & Tuesday!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Day 72 (4/23): Literary Latrinalia, Cont'd



Warm Up:
Syntax Warm up #1

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:
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Tomorrow)
  • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #3 (Due Wednesday)
  • Continue The Things I Carry Narrative & Remediation - Due Thursday