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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 74 (4/26): The Things We Carry

Brewer's EDC. Photo Credit Nate Moore.

Warm Up:
Using Evidence Warm-up #2: The Signal-Quote

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:
Homework:
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Friday)
  • Begin Brainstorming For "The Things We Carry" Project
  • USATestPrep Practice #3 (Due Sunday Night)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 73 (4/25): Literary Latrinalia



Warm Up:
Quiz 1-3 Discussion

Standards:

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.
ELAGSE11-12SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

Essential Questions:
  1. What can we gain from close analysis of literature?
  2. How can we "enter the conversation?"
Agenda:
Homework:
  • USATestPrep Milestone Practice #3 (Due Thursday)
  • Continue Reading TTTC, Ch. 8-11 (Quiz Friday)

Monday, April 17, 2017

Day 67 (4/17): Final Thoughts on Gatsby


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.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 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.  (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)

Essential Questions:
  1. How does Gatsby relate to our own lives?
  2. How do different readers reach different interpretations of the same novel?
  3. What effect does translation across media have on the meanings of a work?
Agenda:
  • Finish watching Film
Homework:

  • Read Chapter 1-3 of The Things They Carried - Quiz and Discussion Thursday
  • Meet in Room 208 All this week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Day 66 (4/14): Baz Luhrman's "The Great Gatsby"

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 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.  (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)

Essential Questions:
  1. How does Gatsby relate to our own lives?
  2. How do different readers reach different interpretations of the same novel?
  3. What effect does translation across media have on the meanings of a work?
Agenda:
  • Continue watching Film

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 65 (4/13): Gatsby Party



Warm Up:
If you need to change for the party, please do so now!

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.
ELAGSE11-12RL7 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.  (Include at least one play by Shakespeare as well as one play by an American dramatist.)
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. How does Gatsby relate to our own lives?
  2. How do different readers reach different interpretations of the same novel?
  3. What effect does translation across media have on the meanings of a work?
Agenda:
  • Share foodstuffs
  • Share Projects
  • Begin watching Film

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Day 63 (4/11) - Socratic Seminar


Warm Up:
Pick-a-Quote Warm Up

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.
ELAGSE11-12SL1 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.
ELAGSE11-12SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I make a positive contribution to the discussion?
Agenda:
  • Socratic Seminar
Homework:
  • Finish Gatsby Project (All Parts Due Thursday)
  • Gatsby Party Thursday - Bring Snacks and DRESS UP (bonus credit on project)
  • Secure a copy of The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien

Monday, April 10, 2017

Day 62 (4/10): Socratic Seminar Prep



Warm Up:
Gatsby Quiz, 7-9

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.
ELAGSE11-12SL1 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.
ELAGSE11-12SL3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
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.


Essential Questions:
  1. How can I ask questions that target specific skills and knowledge?
  2. How can the Socratic Seminar Model foster intelligent and productive discussion about the text?
Agenda:
  • Gatsby Quiz 7-9
  • Assign Gatsby Tic-Tac-Toe Project
  • Socratic Seminar Prep
    • Process and Expectations
    • Academic Language Scripts
    • Socratic Seminar Discussion Prep
      • Complete/Submit your Standards Based Questions (if you have not already)--I will print them
      • For each of your SBQs, create a set of notes/references within the text to help guide discussion (Point to important passages, draw connections, jot ideas.
    • Teacher Observation and Assessment Rubric
Homework:
  • Complete SS Discussion Prep.  Come to class prepared to participate positively in the Seminar.