Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 74 (11/16): Revision and Reading


Warm Up:
Introduce Researched Argument

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
  • Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly,supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
  • Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
  • Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
  • Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I improve my writing through revision?
Agenda:

You have the period today to work on the following:
  • Finish Argument Essay Revision
  • Read The Things They Carried, Ch. 1-3
  • If you finish both of these items, you should start exploring topic options for your Researched Argument Essay.


Homework:
  • Finish The Things They Carried, Ch. 1-3 - Quiz tomorrow
  • Finish Essay Revision - Due Tomorrow

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 72 (11/14): Argument Essay Exemplar Analysis

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Warm Up:
Finish Gatsby

Standards:
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.
ELAGSE11-12W5 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.


Essential Questions:
  1. What are the qualities of an effective AP Argument Essay?
  2. How can peer revision help make me a stronger writer?
Agenda:
  • Review Argument Rubric and AP Rubric
  • AP Exemplar Analysis (30 minutes)
    • Go to Assigned Group
    • Read Exemplar Essays individually
    • Assign Marks to Exemplar Essays
    • Discuss Marks and reasoning within group
  • Student Essay Blind Marking (60 Minutes)
    • Read each student essay individually
    • Using the CORRECTED Marks for your Exemplar Essays, give each essay a Predicted Mark
    • Discuss Marks and reasoning within Group, attempt to reach consensus
    • Write a brief Global Comment on each essay (identify at least one overall strength and one weakness)
Homework:

  • TTTC, Chapters 1-3 by Friday

Monday, November 13, 2017

Day 70 (11/13): Baz Luhrman's "The Great Gatsby"



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.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 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.  (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)

Essential Questions:
  1. How does Gatsby relate to our own lives?
  2. How do different readers reach different interpretations of the same novel?
  3. What effect does translation across media have on the meanings of a work?
Agenda:
  • Continue watching Film

Friday, November 10, 2017

Day 69 (11/10): Gatsby Party



Warm Up:
If you need to change for the party, please do so now!

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 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.  (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)
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 does Gatsby relate to our own lives?
  2. How do different readers reach different interpretations of the same novel?
  3. What effect does translation across media have on the meanings of a work?
Agenda:
  • Share foodstuffs
  • Share Projects
  • Begin watching Film

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Day 68 (11/9): Gatsby Multimodal Project


Warm-up
Listen as I explain the EOCT Practice Homework Assignment
Then, let's talk Gatsby Party

Meet in Mrs. Chetti's Room (3rd floor) on Monday to finish watching Gatsby (I will be absent).

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.

Agenda:

Homework:

  • Gatsby Project Due Tomorrow
    • Gatsby Party 11/10 (Dress up, bring FOOD)
    • The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien - Book Check Tuesday
    • Blog #5 Due Sunday - Review my comments from previous blogs before writing/publishing
    • EOCT Benchmark Practice #1 Due Wed, 11/15

    Wednesday, November 8, 2017

    Day 67 (11/8): Gatsby Multimodal Menu Project

    ...for the sub while I am absent.  Work hard to finish this work!

    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.

    Agenda:

    Homework:

    • Gatsby Project Due 11/10
      • Gatsby Party 11/10 (Dress up, bring FOOD)
      • The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien - Book Check Tuesday

        Tuesday, November 7, 2017

        Day 66 (11/7): Gatsby Multimodal Menu Project



        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.

        Agenda:

        Homework:

        • Gatsby Project Due 11/10
        • Gatsby Party 11/10 (Dress up, bring FOOD)
        • The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien - Book Check Monday