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August 29th - September 2nd
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Tuesday
 
Wednesday

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2nd Hour

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After Hours

PLEASE BRING A SPIRAL BOUND "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK (WN)" AND RACHEL CARSON'S SILENT SPRING WITH YOU ON DAY ONE. THANKS.

Begin to think about One Personal Goal and One Academic Goal for the coming Trimester in AP Lang and Comp. Be specific and consider what you will need to do to arrive at that goal and what support I might offer you (in class and outside of class). How will you measure your progress? We will spend time in class next week sharing and developing our goals, but let the thinking begin in your "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK (WN)"!

Thursday

DAY 1: Welcome to Room 511 - "The Cave of Learning"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

 

1) AP - WHATS IT ALL ABOUT? - It's more than just a four-part test! It's a learning adventure that begins with you and your classmates!

HOW WE SEE - Our Growing / Shifting / Evolving Paradigms

WHO ARE YOU?

Determining Key Values - (Back to Back // Face to Face)

2 - 2nd hour

4 - 4th hour

5 - 5th hour

Academic Integrity Policy

2) Course Overview & Organization: Website 

1) Handouts (3-Ring Binder and Digital Documents: Google Classroom (in Google Drive)

2) turnitin.com and Membean (vocabulary study)

3) Class Access Info

2nd hour - Begin with slide 2

4th hour - Begin with slide 6

5th hour - Begin with slide 10

4) Every Writer needs a Notebook: purpose of the "WRITER'S NOTEBOOK (WN)"

5) All Personal and Academic Communication: Use your Homestead Students Email account (5-2 @ students.mtsd.k12.wi.us)

If Rhetorical Analysis is a key component of the AP experience, then What Do You Need to Know About Rhetoric?

HW:

1) If necessary, complete your enrollment into the virtual components of the class.

2)  Please complete a close reading (annotating : marking the text and writing in the Margins) of the first two sections of the article (the first two and half pages) What Do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric?and then respond to the following (use your Writers Notebook):

What is the Main Idea in each section? 
(Copy the pertinent sentence into your WN and provide a brief commentary that explains and supports your sentence choice.

Summer Reading Activities are due next Tuesday by the start of class (completed in your WN and/or submitted to Google Classroom (see instructions attached to this assignment).

Friday

DAY 2 - "Paradigms Gained"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

AP -> A Paradigm Shift The "Scholar" in Scholarship is....

Oh the Places You'll Go - Portfolio Assignment # 1 - Rhetorical Reading

College Ready- Are You Really ReadyNot, Yet, BUT You Will Be!

What Do Students Need to Know About Rhetoric?

Establishing a Baseline: Thesis Development

Membean has Missed YOU!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Friday - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Unit One: Finding (Hearing) the Written Voice

Your Writing Voice....

“…voice is the essential link between speaker and hearer, reader and writer, a link that must be forged if students are to succeed with analyses of “old” texts, such as those that frequently appear on the AP English Language and Composition Examination.”

Hephzibah Roskelly
University of North Carolina

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros - Image 
(from Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, 1992)

HW: In preparation for Tuesday's class, explore the following resource on Cisneros' writing: Close Reading. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A 3-RING BINDER BY TUESDAY

Summer Reading Activities are due next Tuesday by the start of class (completed in your WN and/or submitted to Google Classroom (see instructions attached to this assignment). This is a 60 pt. activity. Late work will receive a 10% deduction per day.

For those who have completed their Summer Reading Activities, you may want to get a "jump start" on your Imitative Writing using Cisneros’ structure and style with your own name and the facets of your own life. Invent a draft - double-spaced - in your Writer's Notebook (WN) and bring it to class by Wednesday (5 pts).

BRING SILENT SPRING TO CLASS ON TUESDAY

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September 5th - 9th
Monday
Labor Day Holiday - No School
Tuesday

DAY 3- "Close Reading"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Summer Reading Activities Due Today

Close Reading MC Baseline

Class Handouts: Three-Ring Binder Time!

A closer look at the opening chapters...

The Rhetorical Triangle - Writer Rachel Carson: Silent Spring:

HW: Your Imitative Writing will  use Cisneros’ structure and style with your own name and the facets of your own life. Invent a draft - double-spaced - in your Writer's Notebook (WN) and bring it to class Thursday (5 pts). Final Draft with images compose using Google Classroom (see document) is due Friday. Upload this document to turnitin.com

Click here for a sample

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Wednesday

Curriculum Night (7 pm)

DAY 4 - "A Sense of Wonder"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

From Imitation...to Analysis...to Awareness...to Appreciation....

A closer look at the opening chapters...

The Rhetorical Triangle - Writer Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and A Sense of Wonder (Part One):

Viewer Response (Your Writer's Notebook)

Silent Spring - Further Analysis and Deeper Inquiry

Carson and Franklin Further Inquiry

 

HW: Your Imitative Writing will  use Cisneros’ structure and style with your own name and the facets of your own life. Invent a draft - double-spaced - in your Writer's Notebook (WN) and bring it to class Tomorrow (5 pts). Final Draft with images compose using Google Classroom (see document) is due Friday. Upload this document to turnitin.com

 

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.



Thursday

DAY 5 -" Finding the Written Voice" & "A Sense of Wonder"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and A Sense of Wonder (Part Two):

Viewer Response (Your Writer's Notebook)

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

"Salvador, Late or Early" by Sandra Cisneros

Peer Review/Feedback: One supportive comment on a "surface feature." Identify one sentence (or portion of a sentence) that strays from Cisneros's syntactical style - Do not propose a revision, simply encourage a revision.

Carson and Franklin Further Inquiry

HW: Final Draft with images compose using Google Classroom (see document) is due tomorrow. Upload this document to turnitin.com

Membean Quiz Tomorrow!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Friday

DAY 6 - "A Sense of Wonder"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Unit One: Finding the Written Voice

The Personal Essay - Aphorism Writing Assignment

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and A Sense of Wonder (Part Three):

Viewer Response (Your Writer's Notebook)

Carson and Franklin Further Inquiry

 

HW: Final Draft with images compose using Google Classroom (see document) is due by no Sunday at 11:59 pm. Upload this document to turnitin.com

For Monday. Read over the Aphorism Writing Assignment Handout and Selection Process. continue to collaborate with your presentation preparations.

 

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September 12th - 16th
Monday

DAY 7

Dawning of the Day : September 11th 2001

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Carson and Franklin Further Inquiry

The Traditional Four Modes of Discourse & Reading as a Writer (PPT)

Close Reading of "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell (online version)

Pre-Reading: World Elephant Day - Statistics and Photos

Close Reading of Orwell

HW: Aphorism Writing Assignment Handout and Selection Process.What Modes of Discourse (PPT) will you include in your essay? Complete the Reading of Orwell's story and review the Four Modes of Discourse (PPT). Identify how and when Orwell shifts from one mode to the next.

SEE GOOGLE DOCUMENT FOR APHORISM SELECTION CHARTS (Sign up in your Hour's Chart:

2nd Hour

4th Hour

5th Hour

HARD COPY of your First draft of the Aphorism Essay due by next Monday. Peer Feedback (Writer's Workshop)

 
Tuesday

DAY 8

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Silent Spring Presentations: Day One

Ch. 8 (And No Birds Sing)

Ch. 9 (Rivers of Death)

Thesis Development Baseline Results

he Traditional Four Modes of Discourse & Reading as a Writer (PPT)

Close Reading of "Shooting an Elephant" by George Orwell (online version)

HW: Aphorism Writing Assignment Handout and Selection Process.What Modes of Discourse (PPT) will you include in your essay?

SEE GOOGLE DOCUMENT FOR APHORISM SELECTION CHARTS (Sign up in your Hour's Chart:

2nd Hour

4th Hour

5th Hour

HARD COPY of your First draft of the Aphorism Essay due by next Monday. Peer Feedback (Writer's Workshop)

Wednesday

DAY 9

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Silent Spring Presentations: Day Two

Ch. 10 (Indiscriminately from the Skies)

Ch.11  (Beyond the Dreams of the Borgias)

Ch. 15 (Nature Fights Back)

 

The Traditional Four Modes of Discourse & Reading as a Writer (PPT)

What is a Paragraph?

Determining Essay Organization

"Shooting and Elephant" - George Orwell (The Elephant in Musth)

HW: Aphorism Writing Assignment Handout and Selection Process.What Modes of Discourse (PPT) will you include in your essay?

SEE GOOGLE DOCUMENT FOR APHORISM SELECTION CHARTS (Sign up in your Hour's Chart:

2nd Hour

4th Hour

5th Hour

HARD COPY of your First draft of the Aphorism Essay due by next Monday. Peer Feedback (Writer's Workshop)

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

Day 10

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Silent Spring Presentations: Day Three

Ch. 16 (The Rumblings of An Avalanche)

Ch. 17 (The Other Road)

Rachel Carson: Silent Spring and A Sense of Wonder (Part Four):

Viewer Response (Your Writer's Notebook)

Close Reading/MC Baseline Results (5 Steps to a Five): The Bottom Line - Growth

 

The Bedford Reader Ch. 1 "Critical Reading" (pages 9 - 15)
To access the chapter online, please go to Google Classroom (Unit One Resources) and find the pdf document). Read her essay (13 - 15)

Steps:

First read pages 9 -12. Pause. In your Writer's Notebook (WN), write down what you determine to be the three most important ideas from this first section. Imagine someone sees your list and says to you: "What's so important about that?" Pick one of your three ideas and explain, in writing, why it's important.

The Rhetorical Transaction

 

HW: Complete The Bedford Reader Ch. 1 "Critical Reading" (pgs 13 - 15)
(To access the chapter online, please go to Google Classroom (Unit One Resources) and find the pdf document). Read her essay (13 - 15). Complete a SOAPSTone Analysis of her essay. Afterwards create a 20-word summary and then select the sentence that best expressess her thesis (main idea) and write it down.  The SOAPStone Strategy (in your Writer's Notebook)

Membean Quiz Tomorrow!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Friday

Day 11

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Quiz

Close Reading/MC Baseline Results: The Bottom Line - Growth (5 Steps to a Five)

The Bedford Reader: Critical Reading & Nancy Mairs: "Disability" (Link1 Link 2 Link 3)

Critical Reading

Rhetorical Triangle: Thesis Indentification and TONE

Rhetorical Analysis: Using your The Rhetorical Triangle and
The Rhetorical Framework
Cards

Aphorism Invention Discussion: Thesis Statement & Model Essays (click here)

HARD COPY of your First draft of the Aphorism Essay due by next Monday. Peer Feedback (Writer's Workshop)

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September 19th - 23rd
Monday

Day 12

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Aphorism - First Draft - Writer's Workshop

Aphorism Invention Discussion: Thesis Statement & Model Essays (click here)

The Bedford Reader Ch. 4 "Narration" (pages 97 - 109, see Revision Questions 105)

Close Reading/MC Baseline Results: The Bottom Line - Growth

(5 Steps to a Five)

The Art of Rhetoric

Carson: Close Reading (MC)

HW: Aphorism Final Draft due by THURSDAY (upload to Google Classroom and turnitin.com)

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

Day 13

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Modes of Discourse: "Champion of the World" by Maya Angelou

Introduction to "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

- The Rhetorical Situation: Civil Rights & Statement by Alabama Clergymen

- Rev. King's Opening Reply (paragraphs 1 - 4)

HW: Please read paragraphs 5 - 26 in preparation for tomorrow's class in Inquiry Zone 3

Wednesday

Day 14

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

INQUIRY GROUPS - RHETORICAL ANALYSIS

INQUIRY GROUPS - INITIAL STATIONS

Station 3: Closer to Home: Stormy Summer

Civil Rights Songs

Negro Spirituals

HW "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" continued. Prepare to present your analysis of the assigned paragraphs on Thursday - Friday

 
Thursday

DAY 15 - "In the I-Zone"

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

INQUIRY GROUPS

Station 3: Closer to Home: Stormy Summer

Station 6: Sports and Civil Rights?

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz each week (mainly on Fridays - 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Friday

DAY 16 -

Membean Study! Quiz

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

INQUIRY GROUPS

MC - Letter from...

HW: Complete the Reflection Response In the Inquiry Zone: MLK's Letter from a Birmingham Jail

in Google Classroom

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September 26th - 30th
(Progress Reports) DAY 16 -
Monday

DAY 17 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Diction: The choice and use of words and phrases in speech or writing.

 Password - Highlighting some of Dr. King's Diction:

NFL - Cam Newton uses MLK quote in warm ups 
(and you now know exactly where it comes from!)

"The airtight cage" - Wealth Gap

INQUIRY GROUPS

MC Letter from...

HW: The First presidential debate: How to prepare to watch and to analyze the use of rhetoric

Rhetoric Students Analyze the Language of the 2016 Presidential Race: LINK -

Aristotle's Rhetorical Appeals: Ethos, Pathos, Logos

What Is the Difference Between Rhetoric and Manipulation? LINK -

Ethical Lense - something which promotes endswhich are commonly held as good or favorable to individuals and society, and while doing so adheres to a common code of acceptable behavior.    

Classical Rhetoric and the 2012 Presidential Debates: LINK -

Stasis (taking a stance): The 4 stances, or stages where you debate the issue: 
1. fact, 2. definition, 3, quality, and 4. place, appropriateness or procedure. 

Monday, September 26, 2016
First presidential debate
Moderator: Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Location: Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

The first debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator and announced at least one week before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will then have an opportunity to respond to each other. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a deeper discussion of the topic.

*Wright State University in Ohio has withdrawn from holding the First Presidential debate due to budget issues. Hofstra University will step in to host the first Clinton/Trump debate.

Keep in mind when you are watching the debates:


Cognitive Dissonance:  noun, Psychology.

anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like, as when one likes a person but disapproves strongly of one of his or her habits.


A Logical Fallacy is an error in reasoning that renders an argument invalid.

Clinical psychologist Rian McMullin expands this definition: "Logical fallacies are unsubstantiated assertions that are often delivered with a conviction that makes them sound as though they are proven facts" (The New Handbook of Cognitive Therapy Techniques, 2000).


DAY 18 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Your Turn: Writing Prompt

Multiple Choice: Analysis and Practice

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on WEDNESDAY beginning next week- 15 pts)
No quiz this week!
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

HW: Complete the Reading and Annotating of King's Letter by Thursday

Wednesday

DAY 19 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

 

Graffiti Read - Ethos, Pathos and Logos (See pdf File) and/or Textbook.

Individuals in each group should "determine importance in text," discuss your critical reading of the section, come to consensus as to what to write (creative illustrations are also welcome) as you create an instructive document that will be presented to your classmates. Note that each section includes an activity that should be discussed and included in your presentation. The Language of Composition Ch. 1 - "An Introduction to Rhetoric" {small groups}:

Appeals to

Ethos - pgs. 7 -10
Logos - pgs. 11 - 13
Pathos - pgs. 13 - 17


Everything's an Argument Ch. 2, 3, & 4 {small groups}

Arguments Based on Emotions: Pathos - pgs. 31 -41
Arguments Based on Character: Ethos - pgs. 42 -54
Arguments Based on Facts and Reason: Logos - pgs.55 - 73



Individuals in each group should "determine importance in text," discuss your critical reading of the section, come to consensus as to what to write (creative illustrations are also welcome) as you create an instructive document that will be presented to your classmates. Note that each section includes Respond activities, discuss and include some of this into in your presentation:

 

HW: Synthesize the textbook information (Focus on the three Classic Appeals) and the final paragraphs of the MLK Letter (Present Findings and Analysis in Class Tomorrow). Complete the Reading and Annotating of King's Letter by Thursday

 

Thursday

Progress Reports Due

DAY 20 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"

Peer Feedback on your Annotation and Analysis

The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

Multiple Choice Review
(5 STEPS TO FIVE - Bobby Kennedy's Announcement of King's Assassination)

35% Checkpoint (with a splash of humor)- Self-Assessment and Feedback
Complete this by Sunday!
The document is found in Google Classroom

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on WEDNESDAY beginning next week- 15 pts)
No quiz this week!
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Writer's Notebooks Due Wednesday! Bring to Class on that Day (and everyday)!

Friday
Faculty Learning Day - No School (for students)

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October 3rd - 7th
Homecoming Week

Monday
Rosh Hashanah - No School
Tuesday

DAY 21 -

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Do not delay, bring in $10.00 starting next week! Our Study of Hamlet begins in two weeks

 KING

 36   O, my offence is rank, it smells to heaven;
 37   It hath the primal eldest curse upon't,
 38   A brother's murder. Pray can I not,
 39   Though inclination be as sharp as will ..

HAMLET
 73   Now might I do it pat, now he is praying;
 74   And now I'll do't. And so he goes to heaven;
 75   And so am I revenged. That would be scann'd:
 76   A villain kills my father; and for that,
 77   I, his sole son, do this same villain send
 78   To heaven...

KING [Rising.]
 97   My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
 98   Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

"Ain't I a Woman" by Sojourner Truth

Modern History Source Book

Sojourner Truth's Continuing Inspiration: CLICK HERE

Say, Do, Mean Analysis

MC: Kennedy and King - 5 Steps to a Five

HW: Questions 24 - 33 from Robert Kennedy's speech (page 23 - 33)

Complete your answers right in the book. Be mindful of the types of questions and make note of 1st and 2nd choice options. Circle first choice, Box around 2nd choice.

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on WEDNESDAY 15 pts)

Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Writer's Notebooks Due tomorrow! Bring to Class Tomorrow

Wednesday

DAY 22 -

Membean Quiz

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Florence Kelley -

Rhetorical Precis

HW: Student Samples of Rhetorical Analysis Essay Question

 

Thursday

DAY 23 -

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Florence Kelley -

Rhetorical Precis: Self -Evaluation and Peer Input

Range Finder Activity

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on WEDNESDAY 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Friday

DAY 24 -

Rhetorical Analysis: Reading Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Do not delay, bring in $10.00 starting next week! Our Study of Hamlet begins in 10 days.

Polonius: "What do you read, my lord?"
Hamlet: " Words, words, words."

Multiple Choice - Rachel Carson Results

Tropes and Schemes

 

Happy Homecoming

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October 10th - 14th
Monday

DAY 25 -

Rhetorical Analysis: Reading Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Multiple Choice Monday -

Amazing Life Story of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1776) -
Documentary Clip
(1:15 - 11:50)

MC: Ben Franklin and Rhetorical Analysis -

Ben Franklin's "Whistle"

Questions, Templates and Five Steps to a Five (pages 69 - 70, and 88 - 93)

Tomorrow you will be writing a rhetorical analysis essay (this will be a scored essay).   To prepare for this essay, review the handout that you placed inside your Five Steps to a Five (at page 69 - Take the time to also read pages 69 - 70).  Apply this handout to the Rhetorical Analysis Prompt and excerpt found on pages 85 - 87.  You are also encouraged to look at the sample close reading of the excerpt found on pages 87 - 88.  If you have time, energy and interest, you can also look at the sample essays (in sections) on pages 88 - 93).   Make sure you bring Five Steps to a Five to class on Tuesday.

HW: Prepare for Timed and Scored Rhetorical Analysis Essay utilizing and applying what you have learned to date, as well taking into consideration materials presented in class today.

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Do not delay, bring in $10.00 BY THURSDAY of this week! Our Study of Hamlet begins in one week.

KING CLAUDIUS
And can you, by no drift of conference,
Get from him why he puts on this confusion,
Grating so harshly all his days of quiet
With turbulent and dangerous lunacy?

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

DAY 26 -

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Rhetorical Analysis Essay (50 minute, timed response)

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday
No School
Thursday

DAY 27 -

The mindset of a scholar: Hamlet - Purchase and Annotate your own copy! Do not delay, bring in $10.00 this week! Our Study of Hamlet begins next week.

LAERTES
O, fear me not.
I stay too long: but here my father comes.

Enter POLONIUS

A double blessing is a double grace,
Occasion smiles upon a second leave.

LORD POLONIUS
Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
This above all: to thine ownself be true,

Rhetorical Analysis: Writing Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Lord Chesterfield -

Aphorism Essays Returned

Friday

DAY 28 -

William Shakespeare

Biography - link

Shakespeare in the Zone

 

HW: Imagining Hamlet - Please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc Imagining Hamlet. The document is found in Google Classroom Enter a Q-C-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by class on Tuesday. One must be from your assigned section, the other one can be from one of the other sections.

Let's get this English language in better Writing Shape

Grammar and Syntax - Trying to get to Highways 8 & 9!

The following road stops are sponsored by The King: Elvis Prezi

Sentence Types: Click Here

Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

Comma Usage: Click Here

The Kerouac and Nelson Hotels - "On the Road Again"

Flow: Click Here

The Passive Voice: Click Here

 

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October 17th - 21st
Monday

DAY 29 -

35% CheckPoint Questions and Concerns

Rhetorical Analysis: Reading Strategies

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Multiple Choice Monday

Laertes and Polonius: Take Two

HW: Imagining Hamlet - Please read the following pages from the Introductory Essay (xi - xxi, xxxi -xxxiii). Then make a contribution to the collaborative google doc Imagining Hamlet. The document is found in Google Classroom Enter a Q-C-O-R (a Question, a Connection, an Observation, a Revelation) under one or more of the sub-headings by class on Tuesday. One must be from your assigned section, the other one can be from one of the other sections.

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

PSAT: TAKING THE TESTS, PRACTICE, SAMPLE QUESTIONS

ACT & SAT

Tuesday

DAY 30 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Return RA of Downe and Chesterfield - Which will it be?
The Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Introduction, Information, and Advice (PPT)

Let our Background Study of Hamlet begin!

Imagining Hamlet - Robert S. Miola in Google Classroom

Imagining Shakespeare:

Are you listening to each other's questions/opinions/evidence/reasoning/insights? Are you writing down some of your shared insights in your Writer's Notebook?)

"It's All Greek to Me." - Orestes, Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Pyrrhus, Priam, Achilles, and Hecuba. Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Homer

Questions - Connections - Observations - Revelations


Hamlet - Introduction: Study Guide Packet

Hamlet - Act I.

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film ( Zefarelli's opening scene)

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

PSAT: TAKING THE TESTS, PRACTICE, SAMPLE QUESTIONS

ACT & SAT

 

 
Wednesday

DAY 31 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

PSAT Testing Day

In Class: Begin by answering the following Question in your Writer's Notebook:

What are three qualities/characteristics of a "good reader"?

"Good Readers and Good Writers" by Vladimir Nabokov -
(from Lectures on Literature, originally delivered in 1948)

Class Handout and Online Text (from the University of Texas)

For Nabokov, please consider the following questions (provide written responses in your Writer's Notebook to at least THREE of the first TEN questions - select from across the ten (do not simply do questions 1 - 3) and everyone must reply to question 11.

1. Where does the introduction end? Identify the method(s) of introduction.
2. What is the thesis? Where is it? Is it explicit or implicit?
3. What is the author’s tone? Where and how does it change?
4. What rhetorical devices does Nabokov use?
5. What passages capture your attention, arouse a reaction? These can be ideas or elements of language.
6. What, according to Nabokov, is a good reader. A good writer?
7. How does Nabokov organize his piece? Connect the different parts?
8. What characterizes the conclusion?
9. Where does Nabokov use humor?
10. What authority does Nabokov have as a writer?
11. What is your reaction to the essay? Is it an emotional one or a logical one?

For Sontag, please use the following Reading Strategy

Pausing to  Connect: Questions and Methods LINK


HW: Using the Pause and Connect Strategy, please read Susan Sontag's, excerpt from On Photography

PRINT OUT the Sontag excerpt and first NUMBER THE PARAGRAPHS.

PAUSE and CONNECT after the following paragraphs: #2, #5 and # 9

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
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Thursday

DAY 32 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Membean Quiz

After quiz - Explore the Hamlet Study Guide Packet

"Good Readers and Good Writers" by Vladimir Nabokov -
(from Lectures on Literature, originally delivered in 1948)

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet - Act I. Annotate, Write in the Margins, Consult Footnotes.

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film ( Zefarelli's opening scene)

Act I.i

Act I Study Guide Questions:

Stagecraft # 1.
How does Shakespeare create tension in the first scene? surprise us? mislead us?

Your Observations. Your Questions.

What? Why? How?
Question 3. The first scene could be (has been) cut without damaging the plot. For what reasons would you wish to include it in a performance? (To cut or not to cut, that is the question?)

Identify some common beliefs about ghosts/spirits during Shakespeare's time.

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

 

HW: For tomorrow, re-read Act I. Scene i.
(pages 5 - 11 Annotate, Write in the Margins, Consult Footnotes)

Act I Study Guide Questions:

Stagecraft # 1.
How does Shakespeare create tension in the first scene? surprise us? mislead us?

Your Observations. Your Questions.

What? Why? How?
Question 3. The first scene could be (has been) cut without damaging the plot. For what reasons would you wish to include it in a performance? (To cut or not to cut, that is the question?)

Identify some common beliefs about ghosts/spirits during Shakespeare's time.

 

 

 

Friday

DAY 33 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film ( Zefarelli's opening scene)

View Act I.i (Tenant version)

Hamlet - Act I. Annotate, Write in the Margins, Consult Footnotes.

The Play's the Thing: On Stage and in Film ( Zefarelli's opening scene)

Act I.i

Act I Study Guide Questions:

Stagecraft # 1.
How does Shakespeare create tension in the first scene? surprise us? mislead us?

Your Observations. Your Questions.

What? Why? How?

Question 3. The first scene could be (has been) cut without damaging the plot. For what reasons would you wish to include it in a performance? (To cut or not to cut, that is the question?)

Identify some common beliefs about ghosts/spirits during Shakespeare's time.

Hamlet Act I. Scene ii: Annotate, Write in the Margins, Consult Footnotes.

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

Lord Chesterfield and John Downe

Two Scores: 20 and 100

Range Finders:

Revision Considerations: John Downe: PPT & Lord Chesterfield PPT # 1 and PPT # 2

HW: Transcribe, as written, your initial drafts of either Downe and Chesterfield into a google doc. using the one provided in Google Classroom.

Do a Close Read of the student samples; take notes in your Writers Notebook on the appeals, strategies and devices identified in these essays; ask yourself what is the purpose, meaning and effect of these rhetorical appeals, strategies and devices.

COMPETE THIS TRANSCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS BY MONDAY.

From there you can begin to revise this draft based on YOUR notes and YOUR futher reflections and analysis of the letter. The final 100 point revised draft is due on Friday. Upload the final draft to turnitin.com

FOR TUEDAY'S CLASS: Re-read Act 1. Scene ii.

Study Guide Questions (provide supportive quotes with proper citations):


IN YOUR WRITER"S NOTEBOOK

Imagery and Symbolism:

Can you find any references to disease or decay?

Themes

Can you find any references to characters not being what they seem?

Carefully re-read Hamlet's first *solioquy "O that this too too solid flesh would melt, 
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!...But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue!
"

*solioquy: an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

Analyze Hamlet's "internal argument" - Identify his tone. Comment on the purpose and meaning of his allusions to Judeo-Christian beliefs about God and about Greek mythological characters. What do they say about his frame of mind regarding himself , King Claudius and his mother?

Make an "interpretive" observation about the purpose of the rhetorical question found in this first solioquy

 

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

 
   

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October 24th - 28th
Monday

DAY 34 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Multiple Choice Monday

Review Susan Sontag's, excerpt from On Photography

PAUSE and CONNECT after the following paragraphs: #2, #5 and # 9

 

Unit Two: Argument and Persuasion

IF Everything's an Argument,THEN let's start arguing

Sontag On Photography: Analysis and Image Experimentation

 

The AP English Language & Composition Argumentative Essay Question can ask you to do any of the following: link

  1. Defend, challenge, or qualify a quotation about, or particular take on, a specific topic
  2. Evaluate the pros and cons of an argument and then indicate why you find one position more persuasive than another
  3. Take a position of whatever debatable statement is provided in the prompt

HW: FOR TUEDAY'S CLASS: Re-read Act 1. Scene ii.

Study Guide Questions (provide supportive quotes with proper citations):


IN YOUR WRITER"S NOTEBOOK

Imagery and Symbolism:

Can you find any references to disease or decay?

Themes

Can you find any references to characters not being what they seem?

Carefully re-read Hamlet's first *solioquy "O that this too too solid flesh would melt, 
Thaw, and resolve itself into a dew!...But break my heart, for I must hold my tongue!
"

*solioquy: an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.

Analyze Hamlet's "internal argument" - Identify his tone. Comment on the purpose and meaning of his allusions to Judeo-Christian beliefs about God and about Greek mythological characters. What do they say about his frame of mind regarding himself , King Claudius and his mother?

Make an "interpretive" observation about the purpose of the rhetorical question found in this first solioquy

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

DAY 35 -

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Essential Question:
How might Shakespeare unlock the power of the English language in our writing?

Discussion of Act 1.ii

View Branagh - Act I.ii

Act I.iii

Single Line/Short Exchanges

What? Why? How? Questions 1 & 4.

# 1 : What reasons do Laertes and Polonius give for their commands to Ophelia to stop seeing Hamlet? Are they reasonable?

# 4: What signs are we given of a potential for madness on Hamlet's part?

# 7 - What does Hamlet believe about his father's death before he meets the apparition?

HW: Tropes and Schemes (re-visited) - Have you been adding to your knowledge base?

Grammar and Syntax - Trying to get to Highways 8 & 9! (Go for a ride with Elvis, Jack and Willie)

The following road stops are sponsored by The King: Elvis Prezi

Sentence Types: Click Here

Fragments and Run-Ons: Click Here

Comma Usage: Click Here

The Kerouac and Nelson Hotels - "On the Road Again"

Flow: Click Here

The Passive Voice: Click Here

Revise your first draft based on YOUR notes and YOUR futher reflections and analysis of the letter. The final 100 point revised draft is due on FRIDAY. Upload the final draft to turnitin.com

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Wednesday

DAY 36

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act I.iv - v

View Tennet - (Stop when the ghost exits)

Too Much Pressure: PPT

The Bedford Reader: Too Much Pressure (Colleen Wenke) -

HW: The Bedford Reader: Please read and annotate "Too Much Pressure" (Colleen Wenke) -
Prepare to Swim in the Fishbowl Tomorrow. Please look at the first 5 slides: Too Much Pressure: PPT. Engage in close reading (annotation and marginal notes) of Wenke and include discussion preparation ideas and questions in your Writer's Notebook

For a digital copy of the essay, see Google Classroom.

OPTIONAL: Are you interested in exploring some additional analysis questions regarding Wenke's Argument? Click Here

Revise your first draft based on YOUR notes and YOUR futher reflections and analysis of the letter. The final 100 point revised draft is due on FRIDAY. Upload the final draft to turnitin.com

Membean Study! Vocabulary Quiz Thursday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

DAY 37

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

Membean Vocabulary Quiz Today (Outside of Class - A Reminder that Diction Matters in a Quality Rhetorical Analysis Essay!)

The Fishbowl Discussion - Too Much Pressure

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act I.v

(First view Hamlet's Soliloquy after the ghost of his father leaves. Compare Branagh LINK 1:50 and Tennet LINK 1:50) - start with Tenet.

Discussion of Act I. v

Question 2 - What similarities are there in Hamlet's two soliliquies in this Act? Reread, I.ii.129f (after Claudius and the court leave) and I.v.92f (after the ghost leaves)

Question 5 - Denmark: a Catholic or Protestant country? Find TWO references in the ghost's words to Hamlet which point to an answer in scene v)

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

HW: Membean Vocabulary Quiz Today (Outside of Class - A Reminder that Diction Matters in a Quality Rhetorical Analysis Essay!)

Revise your first draft based on YOUR notes and YOUR further reflections and analysis of the letter. The final 100 point revised draft is due on FRIDAY. Upload the final draft to turnitin.com

"MUST I REMEMBER?" Remember what? - The Rhetorical Analysis Take-Away Tips handout. It sure would help your score.

Too Much Pressure: PPT Respond to Slides 7 - 9 in your Writer's Notebook by Monday

  • Based on beliefs you could effectively argue, write two thesis statements connected to the ideas central to our discussion today. Defend, Challenge, Qualify? (See slide 8 for further details)


  • Choose one, and then, instead of writing an essay defending it, reflect on - in writing - how you came to think that way and discuss how you would defend the thesis if you were going to write an essay.
  • Self-Assessment of Your Participation: Both in the Bowl and as an Observer

OPTIONAL: Are you interested in exploring some additional analysis questions regarding Wenke's Argument? Click Here

 

Friday

DAY 38

Today's Essential Question(s) & Objectives

The Ghost of MC Monday Appears! "Mark Me...on the scantron"

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Close reading of Act I

What? Why? How?

Question 5 - Denmark: a Catholic or Protestant country? Find TWO references in the ghost's words to Hamlet which point to an answer (scene v)

Question 2 - What similarities are there in Hamlet's two soliliquies in this Act? Reread, I.ii.129f (after Claudius and the court leave) and I.v.92f (after the ghost leaves)

Themes:

Find THREE references:

1) Appearance and Reality
2) Remembering and Forgetting
3) Fate and Providence

 

HW: Too Much Pressure: PPT Respond to Slides 7 - 9 in your Writer's Notebook by Monday

  • Based on beliefs you could effectively argue, write two thesis statements connected to the ideas central to our discussion today. Defend, Challenge, Qualify? (See slide 8 for further details)


  • Choose one, and then, instead of writing an essay defending it, reflect on - in writing - how you came to think that way and discuss how you would defend the thesis if you were going to write an essay.
  • Self-Assessment of Your Participation: Both in the Bowl and as an Observer

OPTIONAL: Are you interested in exploring some additional analysis questions regarding Wenke's Argument? Click Here

 

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October 31st - November 4th
(Progress Reports)
Monday

DAY 39

The Ghost of MC Monday Appears as Second Time!

Ghost: "Hamlet, Remember me! Swear!
Hamlet: "As pronouncing of some doubtful [answer], as "Well, well, we know," or "We could an if we would..."

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Writing Prompt (individual response in Google Classroom. document): Who is Hamlet?

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), the German poet, playwright, novelist, and natural philosopher raised the following questions at the end of Act I.

"And when the ghost has vanished, who is it who stands before us? A young hero panting for vengeance? A prince by birth, rejoicing to be called to punish the usurper of his crown?

OR

A lovely, pure, noble, and most moral nature without the strength of nerve which forms a hero, who sinks beneath a burden which he cannot bear and must not cast away?"

Choose one of these views of Hamlet and support your claim with at least two pieces of evidence from the play and comment on them, explaining why these support your argument.

Invent your response using the one paragraph semantic map structure:

Your first sentence should be your topic / thesis that includes author and title of the play. Followed by your first claim-support-analysis strand. Then, using an appropriate transition within your paragraph, move on to your second strand using the same structure. Complete your paragraph with a concluding sentence that includes a "big idea" regarding Hamlet (in other words go beyond simply repeating your topic sentence

Include proper MLA formatting for play quotes (see Hamlet study packet - Essay pages for citation examples (Act.Scene.lines). Be sure to lead in to your support evidence. This is a 15 pt. assignment due on Wednesday

Looking for a greater challenge?

First read Goethe's literary criticism found in your Norton Critical Edition of Hamlet on pages 243- 245. Then, using the same semantic map structure, defend, challenge, or qualify one Goethe's position using supportive evidence from Act I.

Here are Goethe's words online (CLICK HERE).

Tuesday

DAY 40

Progress Reports

Multiple Choice mid-term test

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act 2.ii.1-166

Study Packet Overview

Claudius: "I spy"

Polonius's Argument: "Your son is mad."

Online Text Hamlet Online Text

HW: Writing Prompt (individual response in Google Classroom. document): Who is Hamlet?
This is a 15 pt. assignment due on Wednesday

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on vacation this week- 15 pts)
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Wednesday

DAY 41

Thesis statement analysis # 2: Constructed Response

AP Language and Composition Free Response Question: The Argument Essay - Individual and Collabortive Work

ARGUMENT PROMPT: Wooden Headedness

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

HW: Read Act II.ii .166 - 525

Hamlet's argument

What a piece of work is a man!

"Jephthah, judge of Israel." > Scene ii.lines 299 - 347

It's All Greek to Me: Scene ii.lines 348 - 525

"Now falls on Priam.
Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
In general synod take away her power;"

Thursday

DAY 42

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

With your partner, go on hunt for a speech or two. Sign Up by Tuesday: Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Google SPEECH Form Submission Links (be sure you submit into the proper hour - one submission per pair)

2nd Hour LINK

4th Hour LINK

5th Hour LINK

SPEECHES WILL BE DELIVERED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 16th - NOVEMBER 22nd


ARGUMENT PROMPT: Wooden Headedness

"Patterns of Organization" - Google Classroom. document

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

Writing Skills - Figurative Language: "Go figure" how to use like and as and like some ones too! - Sponsored by Dani Devito and his students in the Renaissance Man Renaissance Rap -"Go Hamlet" To Thine Own Self Be True

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act I. - Who is Hamlet?

Act II - Polonius's Argument: "Your son is mad."

Act II.ii .166 - 345

Hamlet's argument: What a piece of work is a man!

"Jephthah, judge of Israel." > Scene ii.lines 299 - 347

Bible and Ballad

It's All Greek to Me: Scene ii.lines 348 - 525

"Now falls on Priam.
Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
In general synod take away her power;"

Book II Priam's Fate: John Dryden

HW: Don't be Woodenheaded: With your partner, start revising your essay this weekend!

"Patterns of Organization" - Google Classroom. document

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

(Final Draft is Due Monday November 14th)

Come to class on Monday, November 7th, ready to share insights on Jephthah and Priam (See links above).

Looking to delve more deeply into "the mind of Hamlet"? See Lecture on Hamlet, January 2. 1812 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (found on page 245 in your book). Read from page 245 through the first full paragraph on page 248 (stopping at: ...his most obvious duty" ). Think back to your own position on "Who is Hamlet?" -
Is Coleridge on your side?

Membean Study!

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(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on vacation this week- 15 pts)
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Friday
Faculty Learning - No School (for students)

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November 7th - 11th

Monday

DAY 43

Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Again! (Lincoln)

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act II.ii .166 - 345

Hamlet's argument: What a piece of work is a man!

"Jephthah, judge of Israel." > Scene ii.lines 299 - 347

Bible and Ballad

It's All Greek to Me: Scene ii.lines 348 - 525

"Now falls on Priam.
Out, out, thou strumpet Fortune! All you gods,
In general synod take away her power;"

Book II Priam's Fate: John Dryden

HW: Study the Lincoln Range Finders

Membean Study!

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Tuesday

DAY 44

Election Day

Introduction to the Great Speeches Activity (LINK)

Speech Roster

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Act II.ii .166 - 345

Tennant

Hamlet Act III.i

To be or not to be...

How does setting impact your understanding and interpretation of the text? Discuss the significance of Hamlet's soliloquy from your perspective. What lines provoke the most thought in you?

Get thee to a nunnery...

Branagh

Hamlet's Soul and the Undiscovered Country

Lincoln Range Finders // Class Discussion about Rhetorical Analysis

HW: Don't be Woodenheaded: With your partner, start revising your essay !

"Patterns of Organization" - Google Classroom. document

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

(Final Draft is Due Monday November 14th)

Complete Step 2 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), Rhetorical Analysis (Due by class time on Tuesday November 15th - Google Classroom) - Day One of Speeches: November 15th

Moral Characteristics List

List of Values

Google Search: Universal Moral Values
(A Short List of Universal Moral Values. FIICHAFID T. KlNNlEFI. JERRY L. KEHNES. THEHESE M. DAUTHEHIBES)

 

Wednesday

DAY 45

Writing Skills - Colons (PPT) - Sponsored by Colon Blow

A further look at Lincoln

The Return of Rachel Carson

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet Act III.ii

The play within a play

Writer's Notebook Response: Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

Hamlet Act III.ii

Read Act III.ii.339-346;360-370

“Does Hamlet appear to be in control of his “antic-disposition”? Which emotions appear to be controlling his intentions?Place responses in your Writer's Notebook

 

HW: Don't be Woodenheaded: With your partner, start revising your essay !

"Patterns of Organization" - Google Classroom. document

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

(Final Draft is Due Monday November 14th)

Complete Step 2-3 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), Rhetorical Analysis (Due by class time on Tuesday November 15th - Google Classroom) - Day One of Speeches: November 15th

Moral Characteristics List

List of Values

Google Search: Universal Moral Values
(A Short List of Universal Moral Values. FIICHAFID T. KlNNlEFI. JERRY L. KEHNES. THEHESE M. DAUTHEHIBES)

 

Membean Study! Quiz Tomorrow

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Quiz will be on THURSDAY this week- 15 pts)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

DAY 46

Writing Skills - The Appositive (PPT) - Sponsored by Bing Crosby and Bette Midler

Membean Quiz

Great Speeches Unit

Model Speech

 Speech Roster

Review Steps - See Handout: (LINK)

Sample Speech Google Doc: click here

START PRACTICING YOUR SPEECH OUT LOUD. ASK YOUR PARENTS, YOUR SIBLINGS, A FEW FRIENDS TO BE YOUR AUDIENCE!!!

HOW WILL YOU INTRODUCE YOUR SPEECH? (THE RHETORICAL SITUATION)

TIME YOURSELF.

WHAT WILL YOU WEAR ON THE DAY OF YOUR SPEECH?

WHAT VALUES / MORAL CHARACTERISTICS ARE EMBEDDED IN YOUR SPEECH?

 

HW: Don't be Woodenheaded - LOOK AT THE RUBRIC! YOU MUST HIGHLIGHT THE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS (USING THE COMMENT TOOL)!

Looking for Rhetorical Analysis Review? Take home your 5 Steps to a Five

Friday

DAY 47

Writing Skills - The Dash (PPT) - Sponsored by Dash Riprock, You Cad

RA Final Exam

Hamlet Act III.iii

O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain...

HW: Don't be Woodenheaded: With your partner, complete your revised essay !
LOOK AT THE RUBRIC! YOU MUST HIGHLIGHT THE VARIOUS REQUIREMENTS (USING THE COMMENT TOOL)!

"Patterns of Organization" - Google Classroom. document

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

(Final Draft is Due Monday November 14th)

 

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November 14th - 18th
Monday

DAY 48

Thesis Writing: Quiz # 2

SNL

The chief aim of humorists is..."to convey with impunity messages that might be dangerous
or impossible to say directly."

"Society allows humorists to say things that other people cannot or will not say"

Woodenheadedness:

Highlight/Identify your Intro Strategies

Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences

They Say, I Say - Google Classroom. document

Types of Evidence

Rhetorical Strategies

Types of Sentences

Writing Style Elements :

Varied Sentence Structure: Periodic Sentences, Compound/Complex Sentences

Appositives (PPT), Participial Phrases (PPT) Colons (PPT), Dashes (PPT), and figurative language.

Concluding Strategy

What is a counter-argument?

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

Hamlet Act III.ii

The play within a play

Writer's Notebook Response: Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

Hamlet Act III.ii

Read Act III.ii.339-346;360-370

“Does Hamlet appear to be in control of his “antic-disposition”? Which emotions appear to be controlling his intentions?

Place responses in your Writer's Notebook by Thursday.

 

HW: All Partners Must Complete Step 2-3 SOAPSTone of Speech, Cutting (if necessary), Rhetorical Analysis by class time on TOMORROW November 15th - Google Classroom) -

Woodenheadedness Revision Extension until CLASSTIME ON FRIDAY (In addition to requirements above, you must include at least two They Say, I Say language templates...
THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE ON MONDAY NOV. 21ST - RUBRIC

Tuesday

DAY 49

Speeches:Day One

2ND HOUR


Chelsea
Hallie

Adm. William H. McRaven

University of Texas Commencement Speech

February 3, 2014

1

Catie
Alyssa

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,

"We Should All Be Feminists",

December 30, 2013

1

Kate
Mackenzie

Brené Brown, June

The Power of Vulnerability,

December 2010

1

4TH HOUR


Yasmin
Ava

Clint Smith,

How to raise a black son in America,

March 2015

1

Olivia  
Emily

Emma Watson- -

Speech on gender equality

Sept 20, 2014

1

 

5TH HOUR


Clara Huskin
Caitlin Geurts

Ngozi Adichie

We Should all be Feminists

April 12, 2013


1

Elisa Carranza
Owen Robbins

Paul Hawken's

University of Portland Commencement Address

May 3, 2009


1

Corey DeToro
Olivia W.

George W. Bush,

After September 11th

September 20, 2001

1

Hamlet Act III.ii

The play within a play

Writer's Notebook Response: Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

 

HW: Woodenheadedness Revision Extension until CLASSTIME ON FRIDAY (In addition to requirements above, you must include at least two They Say, I Say language templates...
THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE

Hamlet responses in your Writer's Notebook by Thursday.

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE ON MONDAY NOV. 21ST - RUBRIC

Membean Study! Final Quiz on Friday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Wednesday

DAY 50

Speeches:Day Two

2ND HOUR


Sasha
Ari

Steve Jobs

2005 Stanford Commencement Address

June 12, 2005


2

Alex
Taylor

President George W. Bush

"After September 11th,"

September 20, 2001

2

Savanna|
Ciana

Mary Fisher

Republican National Convention Address,


19 August 1992

2

4TH HOUR


Sara
Emilija

Barack Obama

Presidential Acceptance Speech

November 7, 2011

2

Cooper

Leo

Ric Elias:

3 Things I learned while my plane crashed

May 2011

2

Meg
Erin

Steve Jobs -

"How to live before you die"

June 12, 2005


2

 

5TH HOUR


Eliza
Becky

Sheila E. Widnall,

Digits of Pi: Barriers and Enablers for Women in Engineering,

April 26, 2000

2

Sage
Jessica

Elie Weisel

The Perils of Indifference

April 12, 1999

2

Grant
Quinn

Jim Valvano,

Speech at the ESPYS,


March 4, 1993.

2

 

Thesis Statement Quiz # 3

HW: Woodenheadedness Revision Extension until CLASSTIME ON FRIDAY (In addition to requirements above, you must include at least two They Say, I Say language templates...
THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE

Hamlet responses in your Writer's Notebook by Thursday.

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE ON MONDAY NOV. 21ST - RUBRIC

Membean Study! Final Quiz on Friday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

 

Thursday

DAY 51

Speeches:Day Three

2ND HOUR


Sandro
Ethan

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream

August 28, 1963


3

Kate
Reilly

John F. Kennedy,

Inaugural Address,

January 20 1961


3

Sam

Kevin

Winston Churchill,

Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat,

May 13, 1940

3

4TH HOUR


Brady
Braden

George W. Bush,

After September 11th


Sept 20, 2001

3

Addie
Zanelle

Elie Wiesel,

"The Perils of Indifference"

April 12, 1999

3

Talia
Erin

Severn Suzuki,

The Girl Who Silenced the World,

1992

3

 

5TH HOUR


Kayla
Ginger

Ronald Reagan,

Tear down that wall

June 12, 1987

3

Joey
Chloe

Ronald Reagan-

On the 40th anniversary of D-Day


June 6th, 1984

3

Alex
Kallie

Martin Luther King Jr,

I've Been to the Mountaintop

April 3 1968


3

Hamlet Act III.ii

The play within a play

Writer's Notebook Response: Now that the play "has caught" the conscience of the king, will Hamlet fulfill his vow of revenge? How? When?

Hamlet Act III.ii

Read Act III.ii.339-346;360-370

“Does Hamlet appear to be in control of his “antic-disposition”? Which emotions appear to be controlling his intentions?

Place responses in your Writer's Notebook

 

HW: Woodenheadedness Revision Extension until CLASSTIME ON FRIDAY (In addition to requirements above, you must include at least two They Say, I Say language templates...
THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE ON MONDAY NOV. 21ST - RUBRIC

Membean Study! Final Quiz on Friday

Minimum study expectations 30 minutes per week (15 pts)
(Each session must be a minimum of 10 minutes)
Embed new vocabulary into your Writer's Notebook (D. Invention) and into your essay writing.

Friday

DAY 52

Speeches:Day Four

2ND HOUR


Megan
Hannah

Elizabeth Cady Stanton,

The Destructive Man,


1868

4

Julius
Julian S.

Frederick Douglass,

The Hypocrisy of American Slavery,

July 4,1852


4

4TH HOUR


Rachel  
Marie

John F. Kennedy,

"We choose to go to the Moon"

Sept 12, 1962


4

Julia
Heidi

Susan B. Anthony

Women's right to vote

1873

4

 

5TH HOUR


Sarah
Ellie

Lyndon Baines Johnson,

"The Great Society,"

May 22, 1964


4

Camryn
Nicole

John F. Kennedy

Inaugural Address

January 20, 1961


4

Final Membean Quiz

Now Let's Argue about Corporate Sponsorship - In Class Essay (Word Processed Draft)

HW: Corporate Sponsorship Range Finders: Revision and Self Scoring

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE ON MONDAY NOV. 21ST - RUBRIC

 

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November 21st - 25th
Monday

DAY 53

Speeches:Day Five

2ND HOUR


Ayaan
Connor

Maximililen Robespierre,

On The Festival of the Supreme Being,

1794


5

Ethan P., Jack P.

Garrison

Plato.

Apology,

399 BC

5

4TH HOUR


Avery
Renee

Emmeline Pankhurst,

"Freedom or Death"

1913


4

5TH HOUR


Derek Benjamin

Gifford Pinchot,

Address in Ogden Tabernacle,

1909

5


Sydney
Lauren

Emmeline Pankhurst,

"Freedom or Death"

1913


4

Andrew
Max

Patrick Henry,

Give me Liberty or Give me Death,

March 23, 1776

5

WRITER'S NOTEBOOK ASSESSMENT # 2 DUE TODAY

Hamlet Act III.iv -v

Hamlet: The face of a hero?

"I like him not...and he to England shall go along with you...

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below..."

What might be some of the consequences of Claudius’s inability / unwillingness to repent?

"O Hamlet, thou hast cleft my heart in twain...

 

Corporate Sponsorship Range Finders: Peer Feedback/Scoring and Revision.

Francis Bacon – Of Revenge (1625) - (see The Essays of Francis Bacon)

Optional Argument Revision: Who is Hamlet - Revisiting an Argument?

Francis Bacon – Of Revenge

Of Revenge: A Critical Appreciation link

Revenge as Wild Justice: A Research Note on Francis Bacon’s ‘Of Revenge
Erin A. Dolgoy

Tuesday

DAY 54

5TH HOUR


Grant
Quinn

Jim Valvano,

Speech at the ESPYS,


March 4, 1993.

2

 

Corporate Sponsorship Range Finders: Peer Feedback/Scoring and Revision.

Hamlet Act IV.

How does Hamlet equivocate in his responses to the king?

What does the king intend to do to Hamlet?

Ophelia (link: link link)

Lord, we know what we are, but know not
what we may be. God be at your table!


O, this is the poison of deep grief; it springs
All from her father's death. O Gertrude, Gertrude,

Argument Review

Wednesday
Thanksgiving Vacation - No School
Thursday
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Friday
Thanksgiving Vacation - No School

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November 28th - December 2nd
Finals Week of Trimester A
Monday

DAY 55

Argument Final Exam

Hamlet Act IV. (cont.)

How does Hamlet equivocate in his responses to the king?

What does the king intend to do to Hamlet?

Ophelia (link: link link)

Hamlet Act V.i

HW: Multiple Choice: 2 Passages - Self-Timed // Self-Assessed

Multiple Choice Review

 

Tuesday

DAY 56

Hamlet Act V.i

Who is Hamlet?

A young hero panting for vengeance? A prince by birth, rejoicing to be called to punish the usurper of his crown?

OR

A lovely, pure, noble, and most moral nature without the strength of nerve which forms a hero, who sinks beneath a burden which he cannot bear and must not cast away?"

Cross Reference the theme of Hamlet's madness or revenge. Carefully read at least two quotes and the commentary below each of them on either madness or revenge. from two different Acts, The quotes can be found at this (LINK). Respond to the corresponding question in your writer's notebook:

Why does Hamlet play the role of an "antic"? What purpose does it serve?

How is Hamlet's attitude toward revenge changing throughout the play?

How to Prepare for the Multiple Choice Exam (LINK)

Wednesday

Day 57 - DAY ONE: Final Exam for Trimester One

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Final Exam Writing Prompt Preparation

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47

Final Exam MC Preparation

Hamlet Act V.ii



Lunch A (30 minutes)

3rdA Hour Class 9:53 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

1st Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

2nd Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

 

Thursday

Day 58 - DAY TWO: Final Exam for Trimester One

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

Final Exam MC Preparation

Hamlet Act V.ii

 

Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Final Exam MC Preparation

Hamlet Act V.ii



Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

 

Friday
Grading Day - No Students

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December 5th - 9th
Start of Trimester Two // Exam Feedback and Reflection Periods

Monday

Hamlet - (RSC)

Hamlet -(RSC)

Tuesday
Exam Feedback
Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday