Monday, December 5, 2016

Day 80-89 (12/5-12/16): Researched Argument, cont'd



Warm Up:
Get a computer, Go to Google Classroom, and open the document under
"Researched Argument, Part 2: Annotated Bibliography"
Read the document quietly, along with the docs that it links to.  Be prepared to ask questions.

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).
ELAGSE11-12SL1 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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How do authors construct effective arguments?
Agenda:
  • Researched Argument
    • Continue research, Reading
    • Complete Research Proposal (Due Monday, form on GClassroom)
    • Construct Annotated Bibliography (Due Thursday, instructions on GClassroom)
    • Write Essay 
      • Include Appropriate references to sources
      • Include 10 rhetorical devices
      • Include Logos, Ethos, Paths
    • Mark Up Essay according to Guidelines (Due Monday, instructions on GClassroom)
  • Complete Portfolio
    • Essay 1 (Common App)
      • Title (Subtitle: Personal Narrative Essay)
      • 1-2 paragraph reflection
      • Revised Draft
    • Essay 2 (Some other Essay: Midterm?)
  • Missing Work? All makeup work due by Friday at 3:15.


    Homework:
    Continue Work on above!

    Friday, December 2, 2016

    Day 79 (12/2): Letter from Birmingham Jail



    Warm Up:
    Let's take some time to hear the last few Things I Carry Narrative Excerpts, and to give those people a chance to share their remediations.

    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).
    ELAGSE11-12SL1 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.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do authors construct effective arguments?
    Agenda:
    Homework:

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    Day 78 (12/1): Intro to "Letter from Birmingham Jail"



    Warm Up:
    If you have yet to share your "Things I Carry" narrative and remediation, now is your final chance.

    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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI5 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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI8 Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How to authors create effective arguments?
    2. Do words have power to effect change in the world?
    Agenda:
    • Finish "Things I Carry" Share Aloud
    • Read The Letter from the Clergy
    • Discuss (briefly) the final essay of the course.
    Homework:

    • Read and Annotate MLK's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
    • Identify a problem/issue of personal, local, and global significance that you believe is worth solving.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Day 77 (11/30): Milestones, Part 1

    No class today.  Report directly to your testing location. Do your best on the test!!

    Monday, November 28, 2016

    Day 75 & 76 (11/28 & 11/29): 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!

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Day 73 (11/17): The Things They Carried, The Things We Carry

    Warm Up:
    Please clear your desk but for a pen/pencil, your TTTC book, and some paper.

    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:
    • Discussion Quiz, TTTC Ch. 12-15
    • The Things I Carry Project Worktime
    Homework:
    Please look carefully at the following revised schedule for this week and the week following Thanksgiving (Click to Enlarge).




    Notice: 

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Day 72 (11/16): Time Capsule



    Warm Up:
    Quote integration Warm-up #3

    Standards:
    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. How will we be remembered?
    2. How does the past shape the future?
    3. What are the marks of our passing?
    Agenda:
    • Time Capsule Discussion
    • "The Things I Carry" Essay worktime
    Homework:
    Please look carefully at the following revised schedule for this week and the week following Thanksgiving (Click to Enlarge).




    Notice: 


    Tuesday, November 15, 2016

    Day 71 (11/15): Synthesis & Milestones Practice


    Warm Up:
    Take 5 minutes to look over your Synthesis Practice.  Be ready to:

    1. Summarize the Prompt & Your Argumentative Stance
    2. Give 2-3 reasons in support of your argument
    3. Summarize the main point of each source & discuss how it might be useful to your 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.
    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 put together sources to help support my argument?
    2. How do I navigate the GA Milestones EOC Program
    Agenda:
    • Synthesis Discussion
    • Milestones EOC Software Practice (Media Center)
    Homework:
    Please look carefully at the following revised schedule for this week and the week following Thanksgiving (Click to Enlarge).




    Notice: 

    Monday, November 14, 2016

    Day 70 (11/14): Synthesis Essay



    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
    • Continue working on "The Things We Carry" Project
    Homework:

    Please look carefully at the following revised schedule for this week and the week following Thanksgiving (Click to Enlarge).




    Notice: 

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    Day 65 (11/7): Del Monte

    Warm Up:
    Quote Integration Warm Up #2

    Standards:
    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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL1 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. How can peer review improve my writing?
    Agenda:
    • Brief Ch. 2-4 Discussion
    • Look at Peer Review Notes
    • Revise, Edit, Polish Common App Essay
    • Finish Digital Portfolio
      • Add Final Common App Essay (Essay #1)
      • Add Midterm Essay or Other Essay (Essay #2)
      • Add Wildcard
    • Read TTTC, Ch. 5-7
    Homework:
    • Continue work on Digital Portfolio
    • Finish and Submit Final Common App Essay (Due 11/8)
    • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 5-7 (Quiz 11/8)
    • Complete Quotes HW
    • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #1 (Due 11/9)

    Thursday, November 3, 2016

    Day 64 (11/3): TTTC & Common App Peer Review



    Warm Up:
    TTTC Quiz, Ch. 2-4

    Standards:
    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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL1 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. How can peer review improve my writing?
    Agenda:
    • Brief Ch. 2-4 Discussion
    • Submit Common App Essay Draft to Google Classroom
    • Begin Peer Review
      • I will assign you a partner
      • Follow instructions on Handout
    • Revise, Edit, Polish Common App Essay
    Homework:
    • Continue work on Digital Portfolio
    • Finish and Submit Final Common App Essay (Due 11/8)
    • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 5-7 (Quiz 11/8)
    • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #1 (Due 11/9)

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    Day 63 (11/2): TTTC & The Common App Essay



    Warm Up:
    Discussion, TTTC, Ch. 1

    Standards:
    ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
    using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
    ELAGSE11-12W4 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.)
    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. How do I develop an effective personal narrative?
    Agenda:
    • Write Common App Essay Draft
      • 250-650 Words
      • MLA Format
      • Be specific & concrete: Paint a picture of a moment in time
      • Link your personal experience to broad themes/lessons
      • Submit completed draft to Google Classroom
    • Begin Peer Review
      • I will assign you a partner
      • Follow instructions on Handout
    Homework:

    • Continue work on Digital Portfolio
    • Finish and Submit Common App Essay Draft (Due before class tomorrow!)
    • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 2-4 (Quiz Tomorrow)
    • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #1 (Due 11/9)