Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Day 39 (2/28): Romanticism & Writing

Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #6

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 themes of American Romanticism?
  2. How do authors develop arguments?
Agenda:
  • Poetry MC Quiz
  • Final Gender Roles Argument Workshop Day
Homework:

Monday, February 27, 2017

Day 38 (2/27): Romantic Poetry



Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #5

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. Secure a copy of The Great Gatsby
  2. Write good answers to the questions for each of today's poems.
  3. Read "Walden" by Wednesday

Friday, February 24, 2017

Day 37 (2/24): Argument Essay Workshop



Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #5

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 Argument Essay
    • Topic/Evidence Discussion
    • Choose organizational model
    • Compose Essay
Homework:

  • Blog #4 Due Sunday
  • Continue Working on Gender Stereotypes Argument (Due Tuesday Night)


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Day 36 (2/23): Gender Stereotypes Argument



Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #5

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 Argument Essay
    • Mini-Socractic Discussion
    • Choose organizational model
    • Compose Essay
Homework:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Day 35 (2/22): Gender Stereotypes


Warm up:
Sentence Pattern #4

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:

  • Continue Common App Essay Revision (first 45 Minutes)
  • Watch/Discuss Gender Stereotypes/Roles video

  • Introduce Gender Roles Argument Prompt
  • Mini-Socratic Prep
Homework:

  • Complete Gender Mini-Socratic Prep Document










Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Day 34 (2/21): Common App Essay Revision


Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #3

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:
Homework:


Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 33 (2/17): Sojourner Truth & Gender Stereotypes

Warm Up:
Vocab Quiz #4

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, "Ain't I a Woman?" Individual Analysis
    1. Be sure you have a copy of the Abram's Critical Lenses/Sojourner Truth Handout.
    2. Look at the table chart on the board and circle the critical approach that you will be responsible for. Review the main and supplementary questions associated with that lens.
    3. As you listen/read "Ain't I a Woman?" annotated (mark the text and make notes) according to your assigned critical lens.

  • 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:

    Have a great long weekend

    Thursday, February 16, 2017

    Day 32 (2/16): Sojourner Truth & Abrams' Critical Lenses



    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #2

    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:
    • Finish Argument Notes Mini-Prez
    • Intro to Abram's Critical Lenses
    Homework:
    • Study for your Vocab Quiz

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Day 31 (2/15): Argument & Poetry


    Warm Up:
    Sentence Pattern #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.
    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:
    • Finish Argument Crowdsourced Notes (30 minutes)
    • "Barbie Doll" For Boys Share-Aloud
    • Argument Crowdsourced Notes Mini-Prez
    Homework:

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Day 30 (1/14): Black History Month Walking Tour

    We will walk to the City Cemetery to see the grave of Georgia Price.

    Please use this time to consider what creative product you might make for the Black History Month Contest.

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Day 29 (2/13): 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, February 10, 2017

    Day 28 (2/10): "Barbie Doll"

    Image Source

    Warm Up:
    Diction Warmup

    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:

    Thursday, February 9, 2017

    Day 27 (2/9): Argument in Advertisement


    Warm Up:
    Finish AP Analysis Essay (20 minutes)


    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 warmup):

    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, February 8, 2017

    Day 26 (2/8): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Image Source

    Warm Up:
    Watch Top Pop Song Analysis Videos

    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:
    • The Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    Homework:
    • Study Vocab #4 (Quiz Tomorrow)
    • Blog #3 (Due Sunday)

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Day 25 (2/7): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Image Source


    Warm Up:
    Watch Top Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Videos.

    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:
    • The Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    Homework:
    • Review Analysis Strategies Packet
    • Study Vocab 4 (Quiz Thursday)
    • Blog #3 Due Sunday

    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Day 24 (2/6): Structuring a Rhetorical Analysis Essay




    Warm Up:
    Get a computer and move to your video project groups.

    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 and Submit Video (If you haven't already)
    • Read Rhetorical Analysis Packet
    • Annotate Example Essay

    Friday, February 3, 2017

    Day 23 (2/3) Pop Song Video



    Warm Up:
    Get a computer and get to work.

    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:

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Day 22 (2/2): Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis





    Warm Up:
    Vocabulary 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.
    ELAGSE11-12RI6 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:
    • If you have NOT recorded your voiceovers, you should do so tonight!

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Day 21 (2/1): Fun with Rhetorical Devices

    Warm Up:
    Visual Analysis Reflection

    Standards:


    Essential Questions:
    1. How can an understanding of rhetorical vocabulary improve my ability to speak and talk about argument, and to construct arguments of my own?
    2. How do images work as arguments? 
    3. How can I construct effective visual arguments?
    Agenda:
    • Fun with Rhetorical Devices
    Homework:

    • Blog #3 Due Sunday
    • Common App Essay Due Tonight!