Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Day 20 (1/31): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis, Cont'd



Warm Up:
Diction Warm-up #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:
Homework:
  • Record Voiceovers for your Project, so that you can begin editing your video tomorrow.
  • Blog #3 Due Sunday
  • Common App Essay Due Wednesday by Midnight

Monday, January 30, 2017

Day 19 (1/30): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis, Cont'd



Warm Up:
Diction Warm Up #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:
  • Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Project
    • Meet with group to continue analysis
      • Step 2: annotate song, submit to Brewer
      • Step 3: write script, submit to Google Classroom for review
  • Finish Common App Essay
    Homework:
    • Common App Due by midnight on Wednesday
    • Blog #3 Due Sunday

    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Day 18 (1/27): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis



    Warm Up:
    Vocab Quiz #2

    After Quiz, write down words for Vocab list 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:
    Homework:


    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Day 17 (1/26): 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:

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Day 16 (1/25): Common App Essay

    Common Application Essay Mistakes


    Warm Up:
    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

    Day 15 (1/24): Sophomore Specials



    Please enjoy watching The Crucible, which is (loosely) based on the true story of the 1693 Salem Witch Trials in Massachusetts.

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    Day 14 (1/23): 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:
    • Essay Exemplar Analysis Activity (On Google Classroom)
    • Pre-Writing Reflection
    Homework:
    • Common App Essay Pre-Writing Reflection Due by Wednesday.

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Day 13 (1/20): Declaration of Independence



    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:
    How do authors construct effective arguments?

    Agenda:

    • Patrick Henry's Speech at the VA Convention: Dramatic Reading and Discussion
    • Declaration of Independence Writing Response (on Google Classroom)

    Homework:

    1. Finish DI Analysis (if you didn't do it last night!!)
    2. Finish DI Written Response
    3. Study Vocab 2 (Quiz Thursday)

    Thursday, January 19, 2017

    Day 12 (1/19): The Rhetoric of Revolution



    Warm Up:
    Diction Warmup #1

    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:
    • Review Rhet Framework
    • Apply Rhet Framework to Henry's Speech
    Homework:

    • Read & Annotate "Declaration of Independence" (Instructions and document on Google Classroom)
      • --The rhetorical situation (Exigence, Audience, Purpose)
      • --1 example each of Jefferson's use of logos, ethos, and pathos
      • --The primary organizational principle(s) of the speech
      • --At least 3 Surface Features (diction, syntax, imagery, figurative language, etc.)

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    Day 11 (1/18):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:
    Homework:

    • Analyze "Speech at the Virginia Convention" according to the rhetorical framework.  Annotate and Answer "Stop & Think Questions"
    • Blogs
      • Read over my comments on your first blog post
      • Begin work on Blog Post #2 - Due Sunday