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:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Day 30 (9/13): AP Rhetorical Analysis



Warm Up:
Please take an AP Exam Packet and a legal pad

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. What elements and strategies are essential to effective argumentation?
Agenda:
  • AP Rhetorical Analysis Timed Essay Exam
Homework:

  • Blog #3 Due Sunday

Friday, September 8, 2017

Day 27 (9/8): Top Pop Song Analysis Viewing Party



Warm Up:
Write Rhet Analysis Body Paragraph

Essential Questions:
  1. What makes for a good Rhetorical Analysis Video
Agenda:
  • Review Rhetorical Analysis Models
  • Watch top Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Videos
Homework:
  • Review Rhetorical Analysis Guide
  • Come prepared to write on Monday
    • 20 Multiple Choice (This is for practice)
    • 1 Rhetorical Analysis Essay
    • Finish by the end of the period!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Day 26 (9/7): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Warm Up:
Vocab 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.
ELAGSE11-12RI3 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:
Homework:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Day 25 (9/6): The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

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Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #7
Reminder: Vocab on Quizlet

Standards:
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.
ELAGSE11-12L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Essential Questions:
  1. How can I best structure a rhetorical analysis essay?
  2. How can an understanding of rhetorical vocabulary improve my ability to speak and talk about argument, and to construct arguments of my own?
  3. How do images work as arguments? 
  4. How can I construct effective visual arguments?
Agenda:
Homework:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Day 24 (9/5): Structuring a Rhetorical Analysis Essay



Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #6

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?
  3. How do I structure an effective rhetorical analysis?
Agenda:
Homework:
  • Finish Video Analysis Project and Submit to Google Classroom

Friday, September 1, 2017

Day 23 (9/1): Final Pop Song Analysis Workday



Warm Up:
Sentence Pattern #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:
  • Pop Song Rhetorical Analysis Project
    • Rubric Review
    • Meet with group to continue analysis
      • Step 4: Create video
        • Record Voiceovers
        • Gather Media
        • Edit video
    • Submit Final Video on Google Classroom
HW:
  • Finish Video?
  • Blog #2 Due Sunday