Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Day 80 (12/4): Milestones, Part 1

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

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Day 77 (11/29): Common App Essay Revision



Warm Up:
TTTC Quiz 2 Written Response Exemplar Discussion.

Consider:

  1. How does the topic sentence develop a clear and concrete claim?
  2. How does the author develop reasons supporting the claim?
  3. How does the response pay attention to the subtleties of theme?


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. 

Learning Intentions (What do we want to 'get'):
  1. Narrative essays use personal stories to illustrate deep lessons about life and growing up.
  2. Good writing uses active verbs, clearly orders the ideas, and links excellent concrete detail to well-reasoned broader themes.
Success Criteria (How do we know we 'got it'):
Compare your essay to This Narrative Essay Rubric

Agenda:
  • 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 (Resubmit to Google Classroom)
Homework:

  • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #3 (Due Friday)
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Thursday)
  • Finish Common App Essay Revision (Due Next Wednesday)


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 74 (11/16): Revision and Reading


Warm Up:
Introduce Researched 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.
  • 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 can I improve my writing through revision?
Agenda:

You have the period today to work on the following:
  • Finish Argument Essay Revision
  • Read The Things They Carried, Ch. 1-3
  • If you finish both of these items, you should start exploring topic options for your Researched Argument Essay.


Homework:
  • Finish The Things They Carried, Ch. 1-3 - Quiz tomorrow
  • Finish Essay Revision - Due Tomorrow

Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 60 (10/27): Romanticism in Writing


Warm Up:
Please take out (or access) your Walden Journals.  Read through your own journal quietly, and choose one piece (or section) that you think reflects your best (most interesting, thoughtful, or insightful) work.  You will share this piece aloud.

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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How are the themes of Romanticism evident in our lives?
Agenda:
  • Share Romanticism Journals
Homework:
  • Finish Argument Essay and Outline (By Sunday)
  • Finish Gatsby and submit Motifs Log (before class on Monday).

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Day 59 (10/26): Writer's Workshop


Warm Up:
Dewey Decimal System

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:

You have the period today to work on the following:
  • Finish Argument Essay
    • INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AT THE TOP OF YOUR ESSAY
    • DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME
    • Submit to Google Classroom
  • Finish Walden Journal - We will present tomorrow
Homework:
  • Continue Reading Gatsby - Book Test Monday
  • Finish Walden Journal - Due Tomorrow!
  • Finish Argument Essay - Due Sunday
    • INCLUDE YOUR STUDENT NUMBER AT THE TOP OF YOUR ESSAY
    • DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR NAME
    • Submit to Google Classroom
  • Get a copy of The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

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:


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.

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:

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:

    Friday, April 28, 2017

    Day 76 (4/28): The Things We Carry



    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 do themes develop and interact with one another?
    2. How do we reconcile our desire for certainty with the ambiguity of theme (and of life!)?
    Agenda:
    • Quiz, Ch. 8-11
    • Discussion
    • Synthesis Essay Explanation


    Homework:

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Day 75 (4/27): The Things We Carry



    Warm Up:
    TTTC Review Discussion

    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?
    Agenda:
    • The Things We Carry Workday
    Homework:

    • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 Quiz Tomorrow