Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 34 (9/19): Argument & Poetry


Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #10

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
ELAGSE11-12RL2 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.
ELAGSE11-12RL4 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.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the elements of effective reasoning?
  2. How do I structure an argument?
Agenda:
  • "Barbie Doll" For Boys Share-Aloud
  • Argument Crowdsourced Notes Mini-Prez
Homework:

  • Study Vocab List 4 (Quiz Thursday)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Day 33 (9/18): Intro to Argument



Warm Up:
Please take 20-30 minutes to complete your "Barbie Doll" For Boys Activity.  Your final product (On a sheet of Chart Paper) should be hung on the wall.

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
ELAGSE11-12RL2 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.
ELAGSE11-12RL4 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.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the effective methods for developing and organizing an argument?
  2. How can continued practice help me improve my scores on the AP Multiple Choice Test?
Agenda:
    • Work with your Barbie Doll Group to develop a set of notes for your assigned sections of the chapter. 
    • Everyone should be editing the Google Presentation Shared on Classroom (I have pre-filled the slides with appropriate headings!)
    • Be sure to include important terms/concepts from the chapter.
    • Feel free to include appropriate diagrams, etc., that you extract from the web.
HW: Finish any notes that you did not finish in class. Be prepared to share out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Day 32 (9/15): "Barbie Doll"

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Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #9

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.
ELAGSE11-12W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.(Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in Standards 1–3 above.)

Essential Questions:
  1. How do authors choose details to convey their message?
Agenda:
Homework:

  • Blog #3 Due Sunday

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Day 31 (9/14): Argument in Advertisement

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Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #8




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.
ELAGSE11-12RL4 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.
ELAGSE11-12RL6 Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant
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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do advertisements act as arguments?
Agenda:

We will watch the following commercials together.  As you watch the video (and after), consider the following questions (Jot down answers in your organizer):

  1. Identify the message of each commercial. To whom is this message directed?
  2. What tactics (rhetorical strategies, structural choices) do each of the commercials use to present their messages?
  3. How do these messages reflect contemporary cultural issues?
  4. How are your own attitudes activated by the commercials?


Homework:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Day 30 (9/13): 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

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 27 (9/8): Top Pop Song Analysis Viewing Party



Warm Up:
Write Rhet Analysis Body Paragraph

Essential Questions:
  1. What makes for a good Rhetorical Analysis Video
Agenda:
  • Review Rhetorical Analysis Models
  • Watch top Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Videos
Homework:
  • Review Rhetorical Analysis Guide
  • Come prepared to write on Monday
    • 20 Multiple Choice (This is for practice)
    • 1 Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    • Finish by the end of the period!