Friday, March 31, 2017

Day 61 (3/31): Gatsby Multimodal Workday


Agenda:

You have the period today to work on the following:

Great Gatsby Multimodal Menu - Project-based assessment
  • You must pick one from each column
  • You have THREE partner slots to fill, but ONE of your project elements MUST be completed individually.
  • If you don't like the options here, you may create your own, but I have to approve it!
Read Gatsby, Chapters 7-9 (Due 4/10)

Homework:
  • Finish Gatsby
  • Finish Gatsby Project

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Day 59 (3/29): Standards Based Questioning



Warm Up:
Pick-a-quote discussion.

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.
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.
ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Essential Questions:
  1. What are the Georgia Standards asking me to know and do?
  2. How do I develop questions targeted at particular skills?
Agenda:
  • Pick-a-quote Warm-up
  • Standards Deconstruction Activity (Complete with a group - on Google Classroom)
  • Standards Based Question Assessment (Complete Individually)
Homework:
  • Read reading Gatsby, Ch. 7-9 (Due 4/10)
  • Continue work on Gatsby Multimodal
  • Work on SBQ Assessment (20 minutes to finish next class)


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Day 58 (3/28): Questioning Gatsby


Warm Up:
Please get out your Gatsby text.  Using the slips of paper I have provided, please locate (in chapters 4-6) and copy down either
  • a quote that you find beautiful, important, interesting, compelling, confusing, or otherwise worthy of discussion, OR
  • a moment, situation, scene, character detail, or setting that stands out to you as powerful, intriguing, unexpected, etc.
Be sure to also record the page number where the quote or scene can be found.

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.
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).
ELAGSE11-12RL5 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.
ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject
under investigation.

Essential Questions:
  1. How does Fitzgerald develop a compelling story that implies more than it says?
  2. How can questioning help me develop my critical reading skills?
Agenda:
  • Quiz, Chapters 4-6
  • Pick-a-quote warm-up
  • Gatsby Question Development and Analysis Exercise (On Google Classroom)
Homework:
  • EOCT MC Practice #1 Due Tomorrow (On USATestPrep)
  • Continue Reading Gatsby, Chapters 7-9

Monday, March 27, 2017

Day 57 (3/27): Gatsby Multimodal Menu Project


Agenda:

You have the period today to work on the following:

Digital Porfolio

  • Use Videos in Friday's blog to guide Portfolio Creation
  • Add Essays as appropriate
    • Essay 1: Common App
    • Essay 2: Midterm Revision
    • Wildcard: Your Choice
  • Reflect briefly on each exhibit
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT, WATCH THIS VIDEO AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • When you are TOTALLY Finished, Publish and submit to THIS FORM for assessment.
Great Gatsby Multimodal Menu - Project-based assessment
  • You must pick one from each column
  • You have THREE partner slots to fill, but ONE of your project elements MUST be completed individually.
  • If you don't like the options here, you may create your own, but I have to approve it!
Read Gatsby, Chapters 4-6 and write 15 Questions (Due Tomorrow)

Homework:

  • Gatsby Ch. 4-6 by 3/28 
    • Write 15 original questions about these chapters 
    • Bring them to class on Quiz Day
  • Gatsby Project Due 4/12
  • USATestPrep Milestones Practice #1 Due Thursday (3/30)

Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 56 (3/24): Digital Portfolios



Warm Up:
Standards:
ELAGSE11-12W4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.(Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in Standards 1–3 above.)
ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language Standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11-12.)
ELAGSE11-12W6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can ongoing reflection improve my writing?
  2. How can I present myself as a thoughtful, serious, and professional student?
Agenda:
  • Create Digital Portfolios
  • By the end of next week, your portfolio MUST contain.
    • A basic bio and picture.
    • Your Revised Common App Essay with reflective statement (Essay #1)
    • Your Revised Midterm essay with reflective statement (Essay #2)
    • A Wildcard Exhibit with reflective Statement (Wildcard)
  • Options (for extra credit)
    • Work from your previous grades with reflective statements.
    • A more interesting/extensive biography.
Step 1


Step 2:


Step 3:


Homework:
  • Gatsby Ch. 4-6 by 3/28
    • Write 15 original questions about these chapters
    • Bring them to class on Quiz Day
  • Blog Due, 3/26
  • Gatsby Project Due 4/12
    • Workday Monday - Bring Supplies

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Day 55 (3/23): The Great Gatsby


Warm Up:
Please get out your Gatsby text.  Using the slips of paper I have provided, please locate and copy down either
  • a quote that you find beautiful, important, interesting, compelling, confusing, or otherwise worthy of discussion, OR
  • a moment, situation, scene, character detail, or setting that stands out to you as powerful, intriguing, unexpected, etc.
Be sure to also record the page number where the quote or scene can be found.

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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How does Fitzgerald develop his narrative through the first third of the book?
  2. What are the keys to a good analytical question?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Gatsby Ch. 4-6 by 3/28
    • Write 15 original questions about these chapters
    • Bring them to class on Quiz Day
  • Blog Due, 3/26
  • Gatsby Project Due 4/12