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).




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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)

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)