Friday, October 20, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Day 54 (10/19): Songs of American Romanticism



Warm Up:
Take a few moments to sit quietly.  Consider the silence.  Now consider the sounds that are not there. Consider the sounds that fill your daily experience.

Finally, take a few minutes to write down the sounds that define your existence. Don't be picky, but try to dig deep enough to discover some sounds that might set your existence apart from other people in the world.

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century foundational works (of American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, or Multicultural Literature), including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
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 did the Romantics help create an American mythology?
  2. What role does sound play in our experience of the world?
Agenda:
  • "Atlanta Sounds" is a feature on 90.1 WABE that attempts to capture the texture of the city through the sounds that permeate it.  As we listen to these sounds, consider the way that each sound adds richness to your understanding of the city.  Also, consider what argument about the city the producers are trying to shape in their choices of what sounds to mention.
  • Read/Discuss "I Hear America Singing"
  • "I Hear Carrollton Singing" Collaborative Poetry Project.
  • "I Hear Carrollton Singing" MP3 performance piece.
Homework:


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 53 (10/18): A Walk in the Woods


Today, we will go outside.
  • First we will Read "Thanatopsis" & Discuss
  • Then you will have time to "Go Forth and list to Nature's teachings" while you continue work on your Walden Journal Project

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 52 (10/17): Finding What's Important



Warm Up:
Sentence Combo, Option C

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century foundational works (of American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, or Multicultural Literature), including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

Essential Questions:
  1. What does Thoreau suggest about our priorities?
  2. How are Romantic/Transcendental themes represented in "This Is Water"?
Agenda:
Homework:

  • Read Gatsby - Book Test 10/30
  • Continue Walden Journal - Due 10/26
  • Bring a Jacket - We'll go outside tomorrow

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Day 51 (10/12): Walden


Warm Up:
Combining Sentences: Option B


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.
ELAGSE11-12RL9 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and early twentieth-century foundational works (of American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, or Multicultural Literature), including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
ELAGSE11-12W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the qualities of Transcendentalist writing?
  2. What relationships can I see between Thoreau's time and my own?
Agenda:
  • Watch videos and make notes.


Homework:

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Day 49 (10/10): Romantic Poetry



Warm Up:
If you have not already, Please log in right now and participate in the Gatsby Motif poll.

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL4 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.)

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the themes of the Romantic Era?
  2. What can Romantic poets teach us about how to live?
Agenda:
Homework:
  1. Continue reading The Great Gatsby.
  2. Write good constructed responses to the questions for each of today's poems.
  3. By Wednesday

Monday, October 9, 2017

Day 48 (10/9): Intro to Gatsby





Warm Up:
Combining Sentences, Option A

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL3 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).

Essential Questions:
  1. How can historical context help in understanding a text?
  2. What critical lenses are available for textual interpretation?
Agenda:
  • Intro to Gatsby
    • As you watch the following videos, jot down details that you find interesting, startling, relevant, or worth paying attention to.



  • Assign Critical Lenses Assignment
  • Begin Reading Gatsby
Homework:

Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 47 (10/6): AP Practice

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Warm Up:
AP MC Practice #2 - Test Corrections
  • Review passages.
  • Review questions:
    • Next to each question, write what TYPE of QUESTION you believe it to be (use the handout)
    • Review correct answers.
    • For incorrect answers, reflect and choose a different (better) answer.
  • (Don't look at your neighbor's papers, that's dumb and won't help you get smarter.)
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.
ELAGSE11-12RL3 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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I best prepare for the AP Language & Composition Exam?
  2. How do I become more metacognitive? 
  3. How can purposeful reflection improve my writing?
Agenda:
  • MC Practice 2: 2 Passage
    • Discuss (20 minutes)
  • Finish Midterm Revision and Reflection (On Google Classroom)
Homework:
  • Finish any outstanding essay writing assignments, including
    • Common App Revision
    • Gender Roles Argument
    • Midterm Revision & Reflection
  • Bring Gatsby Books on MONDAY.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Day 46 (10/5): Midterm, Day 2


Warm up:
Please click this link and vote for the Trojans!  You can vote every day from now until Oct 15.

Agenda:
  • Workshop
  • Midterm.  You will submit Two Documents to Google Classroom.
    • A typed and correctly formatted REVISION of one of your graded essays, with changes made based on my comments as well as your learning in the class overall.
    • A completed Revision Reflection Document.
Homework:
  • Continue work on Midterm (Due Tomorrow)
Upcoming:
  • Gatsby Intro Monday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 45 (10/4): Midterm, Day 1

Midterm

Agenda:

Midterm.  
  • You will submit Two Documents to Google Classroom.
    • A typed and correctly formatted REVISION of one of your graded essays, with changes made based on my comments as well as your learning in the class overall.
    • A completed Revision Reflection Document.
  • You must also resubmit the original draft of your essay.
Homework:
  • Continue work on Midterm (We will finish tomorrow)
Upcoming:
  • Gatsby Intro Monday - Bring personal copy of book for Bonus.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Day 44 (10/3): Gender Roles Argument


Warm Up:
Log on and begin working on your essay.

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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 can the ideas and opinions of others help to inform my own perspective?
  2. What structures and evidence work best for making reasoned arguments? 
Agenda:
  • Gender Stereotypes Argument Essay
    • Organize essay using 6-part oration structure
    • Write essay!
Homework:
  • Get Copy of The Great Gatsby - Book Check 10/9
  • Midterm tomorrow - Multiple Choice (Mock Milestone)

Monday, October 2, 2017

Day 43 (10/2): Gender Roles Argument


Warm Up:
Sentence Expansion: Copy the sentence below.  Then rewrite it, using your best diction and imagery to add depth, tone, and emotional impact.
They broke up.
Standards:
ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
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 can the ideas and opinions of others help to inform my own perspective?
  2. What structures and evidence work best for making reasoned arguments? 
Agenda:
  • Gender Stereotypes Argument Essay
    • Organize essay using 6-part oration structure
    • Write essay!
Homework:
  • Get Copy of The Great Gatsby - Book Check 10/9

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 42 (9/29): Gender Roles Argument, Cont'd



Warm Up:
Sentence Expansion: Copy the sentence below.  Then rewrite it, using your best diction and imagery to add depth, tone, and emotional impact.
The boy ate dinner.
Standards:
ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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 can I participate meaningfully in a structured discussion of an idea?
  2. How can the ideas and opinions of others help to inform my own perspective?
  3. What structures and evidence work best for making reasoned arguments? 
Agenda:
  • Gender Stereotypes Mini-Socratic
    • Sit in a circle
    • Raise questions
    • Listen, take notes, ask follow-up questions
  • Gender Stereotypes Argument Essay
    • Organize essay using 6-part oration structure
    • Begin Composing Essay (Finish Monday)
Homework:

  • Finish Common App Essay - Due Sunday night
  • Get Copy of The Great Gatsby - Book Check 10/9


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Day 41 (9/28): Gender Roles Argument


Warm up:
Syntax Warm Up #1

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. What structures and evidence work best for making reasoned arguments?
Agenda:
  • Talk through Venn Diagrams
  • Watch/Discuss Gender Stereotypes/Roles video

Homework:









Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Day 40 (9/27): Common App Essay Revision



Warm Up:
Syntax Warmup #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.

  • Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters;create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  • Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description,reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events,and/or characters.
  • Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution). 
  • Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events,setting, and/or characters.
  • Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.
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 construct an argument about myself through narrative?
  2. How can effective revision improve writing?

Agenda:
  • Complete Common App Essay Revision
    • Consider Purpose/Message
    • Consider Organization/Coherence
    • Double Check your Grammar!!
    • 650 words or fewer
  • Resubmit to Classroom
Homework:

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Day 39 (9/26): Common App Essay Revision



Warm Up:
Read your essay quietly to yourself.  Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. Then, read along as I read the Letter to the Class.  Along the way, mark items in the letter that you feel may apply to your essay.

Then, we'll look at these Common App Error Patterns.

Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events
using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple point(s) of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters;create a smooth progression of experiences or events.
  • Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description,reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events,and/or characters.
  • Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome (e.g., a sense of mystery, suspense, growth, or resolution). 
  • Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events,setting, and/or characters.
  • Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative.

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 construct an argument about myself through narrative?
  2. How can effective revision improve writing?
Agenda:
  • Check out Common Error Patterns
  • Peer-Review and Discussion
  • Common App Essay Reflection Document - Complete box one, and boxes 5 and 6.
  • Essay Revision Workshop
    • RE-vision means see again, this means you should be willing look at the project from a new perspective, or approach it from a new angle.
    • Final Essay - 650 words or fewer
Homework:


Monday, September 25, 2017

Day 38 (9/25): Feminism through Abrams' Critical Lenses



Warm Up:
Diction Warm Up #5

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

Essential Questions:
  1. How can critical lenses help me identify important arguments within a text?
  2. What similarities and differences can I identify in feminist texts across time periods?
Agenda:
  • Feminist Text Comparison
    • Review/discuss texts ("Ain't I A Woman", "We Should all be Feminists" within your critical lens group - 10 minutes
    • Move to your Jigsaw Group.  Share your findings (2 minutes each = ~20 Minutes)
    • Venn Diagram - Include aspects from all critical lenses
Homework:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 37 (9/22): Feminism & Sentence Patterns Quiz



Standards:
ELACC11-12L3: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

  • Vary syntax for effect, consulting references (e.g., Tufte’s Artful Sentences) for guidance as needed; apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.

Essential Questions:
  1. What relationships exist between the issues women faced in 1855 and 2016?
  2. How can viewing literature through a critical lens help me find something interesting to say?
  3. How does varying syntax change meaning in sentences, and how does this impact the power of my writing?
Agenda:
Work to complete two things:
  1. Chimamanda, Ngozi Adichie, "We Should all be Feminists."
    1. First, review the handout about Abram's critical lenses, and pay special attention to your "assigned" section (the one that you used to analyze Sojourner Truth).
    2. Then, Watch this TED from Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie entitled "We should all be Feminists."
    3. As you watch (or afterwards), make at least 5 specific notes, comments, or interpretive statements that relate to your assigned critical lens.  
    4. Hang onto these notes: Be prepared to use/discuss these notes and ideas on Monday!
  2. Finish your Sentence Patterns Children's Book - Turn in to the tray by the door.


Homework:

Day 36 (9/21): Sojourner Truth & Gender Stereotypes


Warm Up:
Vocab Quiz #4

Check out this great article Kendall sent me
Compound Predicates, Compound Objects, Compound Compliments

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 can viewing a work through different critical lenses give me new insights into its meaning?
  2. What if Sojourner Truth had a Facebook page?
  3. How do gender stereotypes and gender roles develop, and what are the effects?
Agenda:
  • Sojourner Truth Facebook Page
    • Analyze text within your critical lens group - 10 minutes
    • Move to your Jigsaw Group.  Share your findings (2 minutes each = ~10 Minutes)
    • Chose a quote and create your Facebook page (~30 min)
      • One person open page template
      • share access with others
      • Choose Quote - This becomes Sojourner's FB Status
      • Reflect on quote from each critical lens - These are Comments on the FB Status
      • Label lenses appropriately
    • Include photos 6 photos
    • Include 6 Friends
      • If you finish, add another quote-status and repeat the process!
    Homework:
    Be good for Ms. Clark tomorrow!

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Day 35 (9/20): Sojourner Truth & Abrams' Critical Lenses



    Warm Up:
    Compound Subjects Practice

    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. What are the four approaches to literary criticism?
    2. How can I apply them to an interpretation of literature?
    3. What if Sojourner Truth had a Facebook page? I mean, it could happen, right?
    Agenda:
    Homework:
    • Study for your Vocab Quiz
    • Read "Ain't I a Woman" and annotate it by applying your assigned critical lens (On Google Classroom)

    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!

    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    Day 26 (9/7): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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    Warm Up:
    Vocab Quiz #3

    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. How do authors create effective arguments?
    2. How do I best structure a rhetorical analysis essay?
    Agenda:
    Homework:

    Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    Day 25 (9/6): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Image Source


    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #7
    Reminder: Vocab on Quizlet

    Standards:
    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.
    ELAGSE11-12L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How can I best structure a rhetorical analysis essay?
    2. How can an understanding of rhetorical vocabulary improve my ability to speak and talk about argument, and to construct arguments of my own?
    3. How do images work as arguments? 
    4. How can I construct effective visual arguments?
    Agenda:
    Homework:

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    Day 24 (9/5): Structuring a Rhetorical Analysis Essay



    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #6

    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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
    2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
    3. How do I structure an effective rhetorical analysis?
    Agenda:
    Homework:
    • Finish Video Analysis Project and Submit to Google Classroom

    Friday, September 1, 2017

    Day 23 (9/1): Final Pop Song Analysis Workday



    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #5

    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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
    2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
    Agenda:
    • Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Project
      • Rubric Review
      • Meet with group to continue analysis
        • Step 4: Create video
          • Record Voiceovers
          • Gather Media
          • Edit video
      • Submit Final Video on Google Classroom
    HW:
    • Finish Video?
    • Blog #2 Due Sunday

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    Day 22 (8/31): Pop Song Analysis



    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #4

    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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
    2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
    Agenda:
    • Vocab Quiz
    • Blogs: exemplar discussion
    • Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Project
      • Meet with group to continue analysis
        • Step 3: Finish Script
        • Step 4: Create video
          • Record Voiceovers
          • Gather Media
          • Edit video
    HW:
    • Finish Script!
    • Begin Recording
    • Blog #2 Due Sunday

    Wednesday, August 30, 2017

    Day 21 (8/30): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis





    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #3

    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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
    ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

    Essential Questions:
    1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
    2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
    Agenda:
    • Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Project
      • Meet with group to continue analysis
        • Step 3: Write Script (submit to Google Classroom)
        • Step 4: Create video
          • Record Voiceovers
          • Gather Media
          • Edit video
      Homework:

      Tuesday, August 29, 2017

      Day 20 (8/29): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis, Cont'd



      Warm Up:
      Sentence Pattern #2

      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.
      ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
      ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
      ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

      Essential Questions:
      1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
      2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
      Agenda:

      Homework:

      • Vocab Quiz Thursday
      • Blog #3 Due Sunday

      Monday, August 28, 2017

      Day 19 (8/28): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis



      Warm Up:
      Sentence Pattern #1


      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.
      ELAGSE11-12RI6 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.
      ELAGSE11-12SL4 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.
      ELAGSE11-12SL5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio,visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

      Essential Questions:
      1. How do authors use rhetorical strategies to add power to their arguments?
      2. What can Taylor Swift teach me about making arguments?
      Agenda:
      Homework:
      • Finish Common App Essay Draft

      Friday, August 25, 2017

      Day 18 (8/25): Common App Essay

      Common Application Essay Mistakes


      Warm Up:


      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.

      Essential Questions:
      1. How do authors develop effective personal essays?
      2. What makes me stand out from the crowd?
      Agenda:

      Thursday, August 24, 2017

      Day 17 (8/24): Common App Essay

      Common Application Essay Mistakes


      Warm Up:
      Vocab 2 Quiz

      What's wrong with this short paragraph? (Do not copy the paragraph. Just identify a single error/problem/weakness and write a complete sentence explaining it.)
      When someone isn't interested in a topic or subject it becomes very hard to do good work.  You just want to get it over with so you end up procrastinating or just rushing through. In the end we don't learn anything, and we turn in sloppy work as well.

      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.

      Essential Questions:
      1. How do authors develop effective personal essays?
      2. What makes me stand out from the crowd?
      Agenda:
      • Share Common App Exemplar analyses
      • Review Pre-writing Reflections
      • Draft Common App Essay
      • 1-on-1 conferences: Image Analysis Essays

      Wednesday, August 23, 2017

      Day 15 (8/23): Common App Essays

      Image Source



      Warm Up:
      Diction Warm Up #3

      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.
      ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
      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. What makes an effective college entrance essay?
      2. How can I shape my writing to reflect my unique perspective and personality?
      Agenda:
      • With a partner:
        • Essay Exemplar Analysis Activity (On Google Classroom)
        • Review/Discuss Pre-writing Warm-ups
      • On your own:
        • Pre-Writing Reflection (on Paper)
      Homework:
      • Common App Essay Pre-Writing Reflection Due by Thursday. (Prompts)

      Tuesday, August 22, 2017

      Day 14 (8/22): Declaration of Independence



      Warm Up:
      • Patrick Henry MC Quiz
      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.
      ELAGSE11-12RL3 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.

      Essential Questions:
      How do authors construct effective arguments?

      Agenda:
      • Discuss D of I Analysis
      • Declaration of Independence Writing Response (on Google Classroom)
      Homework:
      • Finish Declaration Response (by Midnight)
      • Study Vocab 2 (Quiz Thursday)

      Monday, August 21, 2017

      Day 13 (8/21): The Rhetoric of Revolution



      Warm Up:
      Diction Warmup #2

      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.
      ELAGSE11-12RL3 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.

      Essential Questions:
      1. How do authors construct effective arguments?
      Agenda:
      • Finish Patrick Henry Analyses
      • Share & Discuss Patrick Henry Analyses
      Homework:
      • Read & Annotate "Declaration of Independence" (Instructions and document on Google Classroom)
        • --The primary organizational principle(s) of the speech (the moves?)
        • --The rhetorical situation (Exigence, Audience, Purpose)
        • --An examination how Jefferson develops Logos, Ethos and Pathos
        • --At least 3 Surface Features (diction, syntax, imagery, figurative language, etc.)

      Friday, August 18, 2017

      Day 12 (8/18):The Rhetoric of Revolution: Patrick Henry


      Warm Up:
      Vocab #1 Quiz
      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.
      ELAGSE11-12RL3 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.
      Essential Questions:
      1. What is the rhetorical framework and how can it help us discover meaning in a text?
      Agenda:
      • Review the rhetorical framework (Prezi)
      • Read Henry's "Speech at the Virginia Convention"
      • With Groups: Perform a Rhetorical Analysis of Speech
      Homework:
      • Blog #1 Due Sunday
      • Vocabulary Quiz #2 Thursday