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December 7th - 11th
( Final Exam Reflection Week)
Monday

2nd Trimester Day One

Welcome (back) to the "Cave of Learning"!

AP Language and Composition: The Sequel!

Introductions...IB

Organizational Information LINK

Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward Document.

The First Exploration:

Virtual Website "Caving" or "Spelunking" (as the Americans would say).

Dig into some Online Media Sources!!
Share ONE of your discoveries as you browsed through the Online Media Sources from around the nation/globe.

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Everything's An Argument... arrgh

 

HW: For tomorrow's class please read and annotate the NY Times article "Faking Cultural Literacy" by Karl Taro Greenfield.

PAUSING TO CONNECT: Questions and Methods (Writer's Notebook entry)

  • What is the author trying to get me to think about in each section?

  • What is the author’s purpose?

  • How does each section help my understanding of the text as a whole?

  • Synthesize the author’s claims. (How would you summarize what you just read?)

  • Investigate the types of evidence being used to advance the argument. (What evidence is provided to support the author’s claims?)

Now go back to that ONE Discovery Source that you shared with a classmate and read the whole article!

  • Synthesize the author’s claims. (How would you summarize what you just read?)

  • Investigate the types of evidence being used to advance the argument. (What evidence is provided to support the author’s claims?)

BY THURSDAY: Please complete the Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward Document . When you finish, print out a copy and tape/staple it into your Writer's Notebook.

Tuesday

Discussion of "Faking Cultural Literacy" by Karl Taro Greenfield and your Online Discovery

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Visual Arguments and Rhetorical Analysis: Your/Our Rhetorical Situation???

Everything's an Argument Chapter 14: Visual Argument

Documentary Trailers: Purpose and Effect

The Bicycle City: David Schweidenback - - Appeals???


HW: FIRST listen to the following story entitled "Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?" by Jason Beaubien November 12, 2013 (Link). AFTER listening to the arguments presented from both perspectives, take a position on the argument (and determine what evidence was most persuasive). THEN look at the 10 slides and determine how these visual images impact your position (do the images appear to be reinforcing one side of the argument? Why? Why not?). Come prepared to discuss your position and evaluation of this argument.

Enter your thoughts into your Writer's Notebook

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Writer's Notebook Expectations

Everything's an Argument Chapter 14: Visual Argument

Discussion of "Do For-Profit Schools Give Poor Kenyans A Real Choice?" by Jason Beaubien November 12, 2013 (Link).

One Woman's Argument: Inocente - - Appeals???

Another Man's Argument: Inequality for All - Appeals

HW: PLEASE BRING EAR BUDS TO CLASS TOMORROW!!

Please complete the Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward Document . When you finish, print out a copy and tape/staple it into your Writer's Notebook.

Thursday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Truth, Lies and Everything in Between: Presidential Campaign Ads

Sample One and Sample Two

Sample Three and Sample Four

On the Media: Lies, Lies, Lies

The Argument over Climate Change (CLICK HERE).

HW: Complete Climate Change Activity by Tuesday

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

The Argument over Climate Change (CLICK HERE).

See "in Progress" Sample Document (CLICK HERE)

HW: Complete Climate Change Activity by Tuesday

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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December 14th - 18th
Monday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Media Literacy:

a) Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood (link)

b) The Strength to Resist: Media's Impact on Women and Girls (link)

  • Identify writer’s/speaker's assertion
  • Identify the targeted audience
  • Identify the support the writer/speaker offers for his/her assertion
  • Identify elements of rhetoric used

Critical Media Viewer: Deconstructing Advertising

HW: Northwest Earth Institute (link) and The Sun Magazine (link)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Membean Quiz available for 24 hours

Tuesday

"And now a word from our sponsor: AP Rhetorical Analytics...

Cosmologist Brian Swimme: The Journey of the Universe

The Religion of the Ad - Considering Rhetorical Appeals, Strategies and Devices. Determining purpose and effectiveness

Northwest Earth Institute (link)
The Sun Magazine (link)

Peer review and editing of the "Religion of the Ad"
(Time permitting: students may share their documents with one other classmate.
Turn in first draft with or without feedback at the end of the class.)

HW: Climate Change Project due by midnight tonight -- be prepared to present your digital document in class tomorrow. After students have looked at various documents, there will be seminar discussion on the highlights and insights gathered through the lens of visual argument. Know the content of your project and be prepared to speak to the issues related to your research.

 

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15
Wednesday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

The Homestead Climate Change Conference

Sponsored by the Kellogg's Company of Battle Creek, Michigan

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait
Running the Numbers: Portraits of Global Mass Culture

 

Words: Will Hoffman, Daniel Mercadante and Keith Kenniff
(In conjunction with Radiolab)

Religion of the Ad peer revision and editing

 

HW: After receiving peer review and editing input, please revise your rhetorical analysis draft of the "Religion of the Ad"in the google doc with that same name. Submit to Turnitin.com. Bring in a hard copy (along with your first draft and peer input document). Prompt Response(20 pts) Peer input (5 pts) Turnitin.com (5 pts) Due Sunday by midnight.

 

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Satire: Definition and Function

Contemporary Examples

The Waltons: Wealth The Foundation: Focus Donations: Milwaukee & Food

The Onion: Handouts

Jonathan Swift: Biography and his Rhetorical Situation

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

HW: After receiving peer review and editing input, please revise your rhetorical analysis draft of the "Religion of the Ad"in the google doc with that same name. Submit to Turnitin.com. Bring in a hard copy (along with your first draft and peer input document). Prompt Response(20 pts) Peer input (5 pts) Turnitin.com (5 pts) Due Sunday by midnight.

Friday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

HW: After receiving peer review and editing input, please revise your rhetorical analysis draft of the "Religion of the Ad"in the google doc with that same name. Submit to Turnitin.com. Bring in a hard copy (along with your first draft and peer input document). Prompt Response(20 pts) Peer input (5 pts) Turnitin.com (5 pts) Due Sunday by midnight.

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December 21st - 25th
Monday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal - Day Two

Swift MC Analysis

HW: Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Optional Membean Quiz available for 24 hours

Tuesday

Unit One: Visual Argument and Satire - "Rhetorical Analysis Strikes Back"

The Rhetorical Situation and Swift's Actual Proposals

The Diggers

A Short View of the State of Ireland (Jonathan Swift - 1728)

The Word - Swift Payment

Feedback on the Feedback:

Visual Literacy

Everything's an Argument: Chapter 14

Our Changing Climate

 

Optional Visual Argument (ppt slide) for one of the Rhetorical Analysis Essays (1st Tri or 2nd Tri - the visual may or may not be satirical. Samples

Work on your own design rather than simply copying and pasting someone else's work from the internet. In the samples, students used a photo (from google image search), but they came up with the text.

Submit your Visual Argument to Turnitin.com .

Wednesday
Winter Break
Thursday
 
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December 28th - January 1st
Monday
Winter Break
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday

The Argument for War: The Role of Propaganda

Nazi Propaganda Images(BBC link ) -
The Eternal Jew (link) and The Aryan Family (link)

Please analyze and evaulate the two Nazi propaganda posters using the Sate of Deception Handout:

Theme 1: The Aryan Family (link) and Theme 2:The Eternal Jew (link) .
Complete the Analyze and Evaluate prompt. Also respond to the two bolded questions at the bottom of the handout.

Friday

 

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January 4th - 8th
Monday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

What's Your Opinion?

Leave or No Leave?

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

"My Garden" by Mary Abigail Dodge (1862) for items 1 - 12 Key & Commentary

Non-Fiction Strategies: 21 Tips for Reading Textbooks click here

HW: Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Using Sources to Inform Arguments

Please read The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 145-151) (See Google Drive Folder for the .pdf copy of chapter four. In your Writer's Notebook, write down your thoughts in response to the questions found in the ACTIVITY on page 147 - from A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 15th)

Tuesday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Using Sources to Inform Arguments

A Close Reading of Chapter Four (pages 145-151)

Introduction to Charles Dickens

Dark London - IPad App - The Seven Dials

HW: Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Please read The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 153-159) (See Google Drive Folder for the .pdf copy of chapter four. In your Writer's Notebook, respond to the following:

1) Pay attention to your thinking as you read.
2) As you read the various arguments, what did you find most convincing on both sides?
3) In order to fully determine your stance, what else would you need to know/research.
4) Craft an effective thesis statement that reveals your stand on Mandatory Community Service

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 15th)

$6.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES DUE BY THURSDAY

Wednesday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Introduction to Charles Dickens(continued)

Biography: The Early Years (A & E Biography) - 00:00 - 11:03

Language of Composition - Entering the Conversation

Introduction to The French Revolution (Part One)

A Brief Overview of the Revolution in Song and Art: Click Here

HW: Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Please read The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 160-164) (See Google Drive Folder for the .pdf copy of chapter four. In your Writer's Notebook, respond to the activity found at the bottom of page 163.

 

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

$6.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES DUE BY THURSDAY

Thursday

Unit Two: Research and The Synthesis Essay

The Dumbest Generation - A Culminating Conversation

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Introduction to The French Revolution (Part Two)

A Brief Look at the Origins of the Revolution: Click Here
Talking About Revolution Then and Now

Handout on the Causes of the French Revolution

Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

HW: Click on Discovering Dickens and in Issue 1 Book 1 Chapters 1 - 4 click on Glossary of Historical Things and Conditions. In your Writer's Notebook, take pertinent notes on the period, the kings and queens, Mrs. Southcott and the Cock-lane ghost PLEASE NOTE: you can stop at the end of this first page (NOTES ON ISSUE 1: GLOSSARY PART 1 OF 5) or you can continue on if time and interest permit.

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 15th)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Extended Presentation of the Revoluion: Click Here
Recommended viewing of the first ten minutes -
the final line from the section: "..The Age of Enlightenment" (00:00 - 10:30)
A History Channel Article on the Revloution: Click Here

Friday

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Historical Contexts: The Victorian Age and the French Revolution

Revolution: Social Changes and Personal Impacts

Book One: Recalled to Life

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters 1 - 4 (pgs. 5-30) - Annotations (Interactive Reader)
Complete your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life: chapters 1- 4 by *Monday

Vive la Argument Visuel!

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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January 11th - 15th
(Progress Reports Due: Jan 13th)
Monday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book One: Recalled to Life - Discussion and Graphic Novel Displays of Chapters 1 - 4

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

"The Poetry of Pope" by Thomas De Quincey (1848) for Items 13-28:Key & Commentary

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter 5 - The Wine Shop - (pgs. 30 - 41) by Wednesday.
Continue developing your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life: chapter 5 by *Wednesday

Vive la Argument Visuel!

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 15th) - Annotations (Interactive Reader)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15 - Membean Quiz available for 24 hours

Tuesday

Preparing for the Synthesis Question:

Six Moves Toward Success

They Say, I Say

Synthesis Essay # 1

 

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter 5 - The Wine Shop - (pgs. 30 - 41) by Wednesday.
Continue developing your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life: chapter 5 by *Wednesday

Vive la Argument Visuel!

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version
(note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Revise your first draft of the Synthesis essay by Friday's class. Bring your original draft along with a Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy with you to class.

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 15th)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Multiple Choice Analysis: "The Poetry of Pope" by Thomas De Quincey (1848) for Items 13-28
Key & Commentary

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book One: Recalled to Life -

Characterization: Integrating quotes effectively

Discussion of Chapter 5 - The Wine Shop

In class reading of Chapter 6 - The Shoemaker

HW: Complete the Reading of Chapter 6 -The Shoemaker- (pgs. 41 - 53) by Thursday.
Complete your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life: chapter 6 by *Thursday

Vive la Argument Visuel!

Revise your first draft of the Synthesis essay by Friday's class. Bring your original draft along with a Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy with you to class.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book One: Recalled to Life -

Discussion of Chapter 6 - The Shoemaker

Book One Quiz

BLOOD - "The time was to come when that wine too would be spilled on the street-stones, and when the stain of it would be red upon many there" (32).

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Book Two: The Golden Thread

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 1 - 5 (pgs: 55 - 97) by Tuesday.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (Notebooks collected tomorrow)

Revise your first draft of the Synthesis essay by Friday's class. Bring your original draft along with a Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy with you to class.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

Synthesis Essays:

Locavore - Revised Drafts (Hardcopies)

Peer Input

Samples (Range Finders)

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 1 - 5 (pgs: 55 - 95) by Tuesday.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online)

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] and visit the ISWAC lab by January 29th. A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 1st. Up to a five point "ladybird" bonus for those papers turned in during the week of January 25th - 29th. 100 point assignment.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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January 18th - 22nd
Monday

No School

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Quiz Available

Tuesday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 1 - 5

Quiz # 1

Dark London - Newgate Prison

In Class Reading of the Novel

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Two: The Golden Thread
chs. 6 - 8 (pgs 96 - 123) by Wednesday: Quiz # 2 tomorrow

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Audio Version (note that you can choose to simply listen or you can listen and read the text online) -

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Synthesis Essays // Research Papers // Literary Analysis

Social Science Research Examines The Generosity Of The Wealthy: LINK
(more from Hidden Brain: link)

Science correspondent Shankar Vedantam brings NPR listeners a wealth of knowledge from social science research. The Hidden Brain podcast will extend and amplify Shankar's radio stories, and link psychology and neurobiology with insights from art, music and literature. The goal of Hidden Brain isn't merely to entertain, but to give you insights to apply at work, at home and throughout your life.

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Range Finders: What do the introductions signal?

Writing Introductions

The Synthesis Essay

They Say, I Say

Writing the AP Synthesis

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Quiz # 2

Discussion of Chs. 6 - 8

HW: Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] and visit the ISWAC lab by January 29th. A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 1st. Up to a five point "ladybird" bonus for those papers turned in during the week of January 25th - 29th. 100 point assignment.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Quiz # 2 (Revisited)

In class close reading and annotating of Chapter 9

A Note on the Text: "Generally, the slightly more elaborate punctuation in the All the Year Round version gives more precise and vivid sense of how the novel could be heard, of how it could be orally performed - always an important consideration for Dickens" (Introduction xlviii).

Synthesis Essays // Research Papers // Literary Analysis

In Class work time on Synthesis Revision

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

 

HW: Complete the reading of Chs. 10 - 11 (134 -146).

NOTE THE FOLLOWING ABOUT QUIZ TWO: You should complete the quiz (originally due at midnight tonight); however, if necessay, you should use part of your day tomorrow to finish it

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 10 - 11

Synthesis Essays // Research Papers // Literary Analysis

In Class work time on Synthesis Revision

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

IMC Online Reference Shelf - Badgerlink - Newspaper Source Plus
(Using Subscription databases)

Appropriate Evidence and Sound Argumentation

The Synthesis Essay

They Say, I Say

Writing the AP Synthesis

HW: Complete the reading of Chs. 10 - 14 (134 - 170). Please come to class on Monday with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions.

Cut and paste the following into the bottom of the QUIZ TWO document:

You can use the following questions as prompts to formulate your own questions in light of the nuances of the Dickens' wrtiting style.

  • What traits/qualities do you notice in the main and minor characters in the text?

  • Which characters do you like or dislike, and why?

  • What parts of these chapters did you like, and why? Which parts did you not like? How would you have told the story differently, if given the opportunity?

  • What different interpretations could you give to the text? Is it a story about personal relationships, a romantic story, a story about sacrifice or patriotism or bravery?

  • Is the language of the text easy to understand? Did you notice any unusual words, phrases or grammatical patterns? What motifs (reoccuring themes) are appearing in the novel?

    Are you able to ask questions about some of the "puzzle pieces" (without being informed by outside of the novel commentaries)? Remember, no spoilers by those who know...

 

Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] and visit the ISWAC lab by January 29th. A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 1st. Up to a five point "ladybird" bonus for those papers turned in during the week of January 25th - 29th. 100 point assignment.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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January 25th - 29th
Monday

PLEASE SCROLL UP TO FRIDAY JANUARY 23RD

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

"On Bird, Bird-Watching, and Jazz" by Ralph Ellison (1953) Items 29-43:
Key & Commentary
: What! Do you mean Lucie played the saxophone too!

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 10 - 14

Swimme's "The Religion of the Ad" - The High Holy Day is Coming!

30 seconds = $ 5,000,000

HW: Complete the reading of Chs15 - 18 (171 -205) by Wednesday

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Membean Quiz Available

Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] and visit the ISWAC lab by January 29th. A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 1st. Up to a five point "ladybird" bonus for those papers turned in during the week of January 25th - 29th. 100 point assignment.

Tuesday

Synthesis Question # 2

Appropriate Evidence and Sound Argumentation

The Synthesis Essay

They Say, I Say

Writing the AP Synthesis

HW: Complete the reading of Chs15 - 18 (171 -205) by tomorow. Please come to class on tomorrow with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Synthesis - Advertising

Peer Review - use synthesis tips handout

Range Finders

Synthesis - Locovore

ISWAC
Hard Copy (drafts)
Digital Copy (highlighting / identifying - see handout)

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Discussion of Chs. 15 - 18

Extended Presentation of the Revoluion: Click Here History Channel (43:18 - 45:50)

HW: Complete the reading of Chs19 - 21 (205 -stop at 222 "..."they are vary numerous and very loud, though, are thy not? Only hear them.") by tomorrow

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Extended Presentation of the Revoluion: Click Here History Channel (43:18 - 45:50)

Discussion of Chs. 19 - 21

**Ch. 21 together - A Note on the Text: "Generally, the slightly more elaborate punctuation in the All the Year Round version gives more precise and vivid sense of how the novel could be heard, of how it could be orally performed - always an important consideration for Dickens" (Introduction xlviii).

In class reading/listening to the remainder of chapter 21

Storming The Bastille

"Do you hear the people sing?"

 

HW: Complete the reading of Chs 22 - 24 (230 - 254) End of the Second Book. Please come to class on tomorrow with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions.

Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] . A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 5th.

Your final draft should be submitted to Turnitin.com . After you submit your document, complete the identification of the Required (stylistic) Elements of the essay by using the Comment Feature. Remember to highlight the initial word of whatever element you are identifying (e.g, intro strategy, thesis, t

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

 

Synthesis

Range Finders - Advertising

Synthesis Reflection: At the bottom of your draft create a reflective assessment of your synthesis writing.

1) Identify your most effective section. What aspect of your synthesis writing needs the most attention? What concrete steps will you take to strengthen your synthesis writing? Include your skill development of this aspect in your writer's notebook between now and Feb. 11th.

2) Address one of the helpful comments offered by a peer (what kind of revision would you make in light of the comment?). Insert that revision in a different color right after the sentence in your original draft.

3) In light of three range finders, what score would give your draft? Explain why. Discuss one section of the range finder essay that received the score of "8" and describe the strength you see in that section of the essay.

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Extended Presentation of the Revoluion: Click Here History Channel (18:30 - 30: 57)

Discussion of Chs. 22 - 24

A Tale Intwined with History - How endnotes tell a story too

Discovering Dickens: Parts 1 & 2 Click Here

Identify three significant historical facts from this source that provide insight into the dynamics of the Revolution and that deepen your understanding of Dickens' Tale. Complete in the Book Two Quiz document.

 

HW: Rhetorical Analysis of Gabelle's Letter to Darnay. Click Here
Complete in the Book Two Quiz document.

Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm Feb 2nd    Chs. 1-4 (29 pgs: 255-284) by Tuesday. Be prepared to respond in writing to the reading due by Tuesday.

Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] . A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 5th.

Your final draft should be submitted to Turnitin.com . After you submit your document, complete the identification of the Required (stylistic) Elements of the essay by using the Comment Feature. Remember to highlight the initial word of whatever element you are identifying (e.g, intro strategy, thesis, transitions, parallel structure, metaphor/sense imagery, compound / complex sentences, etc.)

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February 1st - 5th

Monday

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

Multiple Choice Progress Assessment:
Getting the Right Answer and Understanding the Right Answer

Commentary on the Choices for Items 44-54: "The Decline of Grammar" by Geoffrey Nunberg (1983): Key & Commentary

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Discovering Dickens: Parts 1 & 2 Click Here

Rhetorical Analysis of Gabelle's Letter to Darnay. Click Here
Complete in the Book Two Quiz document.

Light and Dark Imagery

 

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm Feb 2nd    Chs. 1-4 (29 pgs: 255-284) by tomorrow

Tuesday

Synthesis: Advertising Range Finders

 

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Two: Light and Dark Imagery

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Wheel of Misfortune

Discussion of Chs. 1 - 4

 

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:
Chs. 5-7 ( 285-304)
by tomorrow. Please come to class tomorrow with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions. Place these questions at the bottom of the QUIZ TWO document. Formulate your own questions in light of the nuances of the Dickens' writing style.

Millions around the world still read, study, and enjoy Dickens today because of his ability to expose profound truths about human nature. Identify and discuss one truth in TTC that you see reflected in your own life. Writer's Notebook.

Wednesday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 5 - 7

The Carmagnole

The Portrayal of Women

In class reading

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:
Chs. 8 - 9 ( 304 - 330)
by tomorrow

Locavore Revsions!!! "Get er done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation, and the inclusion of one additional source selected from those listed above. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Print out this second draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy] . A final draft (along with earlier drafts) is due on February 5th.

Your final draft should be submitted to Turnitin.com . After you submit your document, complete the identification of the Required (stylistic) Elements of the essay by using the Comment Feature. Remember to highlight the initial word of whatever element you are identifying (e.g, intro strategy, thesis, transitions, parallel structure, metaphor/sense imagery, compound / complex sentences, etc.)

Thursday

Synthesis: Incorporating Quotes

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 8 -9
Ch. 10 "The Substance of the Shadow" - in class

A Note on the Text: "Generally, the slightly more elaborate punctuation in the All the Year Round version gives more precise and vivid sense of how the novel could be heard, of how it could be orally performed - always an important consideration for Dickens" (Introduction xlviii).

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:  Chs. 11-14 (346-375) by tomorrow. PLEASE PAUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 375.

WE WILL READ/LISTEN TO THE CONCLUSION OF THE NOVEL IN CLASS TOMORROW.

Friday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

The Knitting Done

The Footsteps Die Out Forever

Literary Analysis Essay: DUE FEB. 17TH (A collaborative effort - "A far, far better thing...).

Black out Poem and Google Doc Design due Tuesday (Sample)

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February 8th - 12th
(Progress Reports Due: Feb 11th)


Monday

Unit Three: The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Happy 204th Birthday Mr. Dickens (a day late)!

Book to Film - A Cautionary Tale

Book Inspires Film - A Dark Tale

Literary Analysis Essay - Work Time

HW: Black out Poem and Google Doc Design due Tuesday (Sample)

Membean Quiz Available

Tuesday

Literary Analysis Essay - Work Time

Black Out Poems

Review of the Argument Essay

Everything's an Argument:

One Super Bowl Ad: "Getting a mortgage should be like buying shoes." (LINK)

Two Prompts: Purpose and Structure

HW: Prepare for Argument Question.

Literary Analysis Essay DUE FEB. 17TH (A collaborative effort - "A far, far better thing...)

Membean Quiz Available

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Practice AP Argument Question

HW: How to Prepare for the Multiple Choice Question (LINK)

Literary Analysis Essay DUE FEB. 17TH (A collaborative effort - "A far, far better thing...)

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Multiple Choice Complete Practice

HW: Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Literary Analysis Essay DUE FEB. 17TH (A collaborative effort - "A far, far better thing...)

Friday

No School

How would I introduce my literary essay topic?

The reverberations from the 18th century Revolutionary Wars echoed throughout Victorian England, and the spirit of struggle captured in the verses of Romantic poets like William Blake unveil the pain and the price of oppression:  “Is this a holy thing to see, / In a rich and fruitful land,/ Babes reduc'd to misery, / Fed with cold and usurous hand?” (“Holy Thursday”).  Facing its own Industrial Revolution, the internal toil and trouble of British workers was bubbling and bursting within their hearts and minds. Out of this cauldron of rising industrial fires, Charles Dickens creates a dramatic story of the struggle to right the wrongs of the oppressive 18th century aristocratic French society by revealing the inner workings of transformation in the revolutionary characters from A Tale of Two Cities.    


Gaspard

Madame DeFarge

Charles Darnay

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February 15th - 19th

Monday

Multiple Choice Monday

Argument Feedback

Required Membean Quiz

HW: Five Steps to a Five - Synthesis

Strategies Review on Pages 109 - 115

Question 2 Diagnostic Exam on Pages 31 - 36

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Tuesday

Synthesis Question # 3

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Synthesis Feedback

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Literary Analysis Essay

RA Analysis Review

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

Practice RA Question

College Applications: An Inside Listen -(Story Overview) Link (Transcript) Link

Broader Considerations on College Essay Writing: LINK

2015 - 2016 Common Application Prompts:
LINK LNK-II

Princeton Review LINK

HW: Preparation for the Argument Question -
A Final Practice before the Final Exam Question on Tuesday - BRING IN A HARD COPY

BE SURE YOU BRING THE MULTIPLE CHOICE PACKETS
(1996, 2001 & PRINCETON REVIEW) TO CLASS ON MONDAY.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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February 22nd - 26th

Monday

Multiple Choice Monday - All Together Now!

Rhetorical Analysis Feedback - Peers and Range Finders

Final Preparation for the Argument Question - Peers and Range Finders

Required Membean Quiz

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

HW: AP Final Exam - Part One: The Argument Question.

The Romantic Poets

Tuesday

Argument Exam

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

College Essay Writing

Broader Considerations on College Essay Writing: LINK

2015 - 2016 Common Application Prompts:
LINK LNK-II

Princeton Review LINK

Final Preparation for the RA Question

HW: RA Practice Question

First College Essay Draft Due Monday

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

ACT Preparations

Final Preparation for the RA Question

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

RA Exam

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

HW: First College Essay Draft Due Monday

BRING IN A HARD COPY OF YOUR DRAFT WITH YOUR STUDENT ID AT THE TOP. BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE QUESTION THAT YOU ARE RESPONDING TO AND TO STAPLE A BLANK SHEET OF PAPER ON TOP OF YOUR RESPONSE.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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February 29th - March 4th
Monday

Multiple Choice Monday

College Essay Writing: Peer Feedback with a Growth Mindset

Accepted ? Rejected ? Wait Listed ?

Does the essay stay focused on the question? Does the writer provide a clear picture of herself/himself? Is the essay free of grammatical and spelling errors? Does it stay within the 650 Word Limit?

Required Membean Quiz

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

ACT Sample Writing Prompt and Essays

HW: Second College Essay - Pick a different question and compose a draft. This Draft is Due by next Monday.

Take home Synthesis Packet Due Thursday

Tuesday

ACT Testing Day (Juniors)

Locavore Feedback!!! "Got em done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Take home Synthesis Packet Due Thursday

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Wednesday

Work Keys Testing (Juniors)

Locavore Feedback!!! "Got em done!"

Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here

Take home Synthesis Packet Due Thursday

Poetry Anyone? - - The Romantic Movement

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Thursday

Final Preparation for the Synthesis Question

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

Friday

Synthesis Exam

Six Moves Toward Success

Writing Introductions

Ground Control to Major Tom from the International Space Station

Scott Kelly's best pictures from the International Space Station

HW: Second College Essay - Pick a different question and compose a draft. This Draft is Due by next Monday.

Membean Anyone? 3 x 10-15

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March 7th - 11th
(Final Week of Trimester)
Monday

Multiple Choice Monday

Poetry Anyone? - The Romantics - The Modern - The Contemporary Poets

Tuesday

Final Exams: Day One

1st Hour Class 7:25 - 8:33

2nd Hour Class 8:39 - 9:47


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

Multiple Choice "Swan Song"

Poetry Anyone? - The Romantics - The Modern - The Contemporary Poets

Wednesday

Final Exams: Day Two

3rd Hour Exam 7:25 - 8:40

4th Hour Class 8:55 - 9:55

Lunch A (30 minutes)

5th Hour Class 10:01 - 11:01

Lunch B (30 minutes)

4th Hour Exam 11:52 - 1:07

5th Hour Exam 1:22 - 2:37

Poetry Anyone? - The Romantics - The Modern - The Contemporary Poets

Thursday
GRADING DAY: No School
Friday
 

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March 14th - 18th
Monday

Dickens: A Critical Reprise - II

Charles Dickens: Harold Bloom's Introduction (Click Here)

Critic's love to argue: See pages 1 - 5 (General Argument about Dickens)
Bloom's on A Tale: See pages 20 - 25 (A Closer Look at Madame DeFarge)

From the "Circle of Stage Fire" to the "Silver Screen"

Self-Assessment and Course Feedback:

Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday