Thursday, April 19, 2018

Day 70 (4/19): Literary Latrinalia



Warm Up:
Reminders for the weeks ahead!
Comma Usage, Rules 1 & 2

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:
  • TSOS, Ch. 4 Discussion Q due Monday.
  • Continue working on "The Things I Carry" Narrative
  • TTTC, Ch 8-11 Quiz Tuesday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Day 69 (4/18): Argument Essay Exemplar Analysis

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Warm Up:
Exemplar Discussion: TTTC Quiz 1 and TSOS Responses

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:
  • Read TTTC, Ch 4-7. Quiz tomorrow.
  • TSOS, Ch. 4 Discussion Q due Monday.
  • Continue working on "The Things I Carry" Narrative

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Day 68 (4/17): The Things We Carry



Warm Up:
Consider again Martha's letters that Jimmy Cross humps across Vietnam, holding them in clean fingertips, touching them to his lips, finally burning them.  Then, try to recall some intimate material connection that you have felt with the written word: letters, notes, get well cards.  Write for 5 minutes: using just a few sentences and well chosen details, try to capture the sense of these material/emotional connections.

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. How are we shaped by the things we carry?
  2. How can a personal narrative best
Agenda:
  • The Wilderness Downtown
  • Brewer's letter stories, and yours
  • The Things I Carry Narrative EssayWorkday
  • TTTC Quiz 1 Review
Homework:
  • USATestPrep Practice #2 (past due)
  • Read TTTC, Ch. 4-7 (Quiz tomorrow)
  • TSOS, Ch. 4 Qs (Due Friday)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Day 67 (4/16): Del Monte



While I'm out today, take the period to "Ketchup" on work you are missing.

This may include:

  • TSOS, Ch. 2 Qs
  • TSOS, Ch 3 Qs
  • Argument Essay
  • Blog #5
  • USATestPrep Practice #1
Then, you can start working on the "next" stuff that is coming due
  • USATestPrep Practice #2 (due tonight)
  • Read TTTC, Ch. 4-7 (Quiz Wednesday)
  • TSOS, Ch. 4 Qs (Due Friday)


Friday, April 13, 2018

Day 66, (4/13): The Things They Carried, The Things We Carry



Warm Up:
Please clear your desk but for a pen/pencil.

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:
  • TTTC, Ch. 1-3 Quiz
  • Intro to "The Things We Carry" Assessment
Homework:
  • Blog #5 Due Sunday (Remember that you should be interacting with a text that relates to your theme.  This means reading around for good/interesting ideas.  Consider a lens through which to examine your topic:
    • Is there a cultural/ethnic angle to the recipe you are creating?
    • Are there gender issues implied by the use of makeup?
    • Are there differing strategic theories on success in sports?
  • USATestPrep Practice #2 Due Tuesday, 4/16
  • TTTC, Ch. 4-7 Quiz Wednesday, 4/17
  • TSOS, Ch 4 & Discussion Questions due next Friday, 4/20
  • "Things We Carry" Essay and Remediation (Assessment Parts I and II) - Just start thinking about this! Make lists of things you "carry." We will have more time to work next week.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Day 65 (4/12): Argument Essay




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Warm Up:
Review Argument Essay Rubric & AP Rubric

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 do authors develop effective arguments?
Agenda:
  • Complete Argument Outlining Document (On Google Classroom)
  • Write Essay - Due by the beginning of class tomorrow.
  • If you finish early:
    • Read TTTC, Ch. 1-3 (Quiz and Discussion on Friday)
    • Read The Sense of Style, Ch. 4 and complete discussion guide.
Homework:
  • TTTC, Ch. 1-3, Quiz Friday

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Day 64 (4/10): Argument Socratic Seminar


Warm Up:
Diction: Lesson 2

Standards:
ELAGSESL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  • Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
  • Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed.
  • Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.
  • Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives, summarize points of agreement and disagreement, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views and understanding and make new connections in light of the evidence and reasoning presented.

ELAGSESL2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
ELAGSESL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can we come to a deeper understanding of important issues through dialogue?
  2. What role does careful listening play in my ability to think clearly about important issues?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Finish Outline (Essay writing tomorrow - No Computers)
  • USATestPrep Practice #1 (due tonight!)
  • TTTC, Ch. 1 Friday