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

PLEASE BRING YOUR"WRITER'S NOTEBOOK (WN)"
AND YOUR THREE-RING BINDER EACH DAY

Monday

2nd Trimester Day One

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

AP Language and Composition: The Sequel! 

Introductions...IB

Organizational Information  Class Access Info

2nd hour - Slides 2 - 4

3rd hour - Slides 5 - 7

4th hour - Slides 8 - 10

Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward Document: Complete in  Google Classroom and upload to turnitin.com

Hamlet - (RSC)

 

HW: Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward due by Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 11:59 pm

For Class Tomorrow: The First Exploration

An appointment with the Paine Management Clinic:

PEW Research Center:
Voter's perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality(LINK)

Come prepared with notes, comments and questions for tomorrow's small group discussions - (label it a B in your Writer's Notebook): One from each group will be selected to join the Socratic Seminar following the small group discussion.

New students in the Cave of Learning, please complete the following Survey by Friday

$8.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES DUE BY THURSDAY

 

Dickens Says, "Study your Membean, so that you'll understand my writing!"

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

First Quiz THIS THURSDAY

Tuesday

Introductory Unit

Hamlet - (RSC)

Academic Integrity - Recommitment

Discussion of PEW Research Findings
Voter's perceptions of crime continue to conflict with reality (Link)

Thomas Paine's The Rights of Man - "...but by the simple operation of constructing government on the principles of society and the rights of man, every difficulty retires, and all the parts are brought into cordial unison. There the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged...Their taxes are few, because their government is just: and as there is nothing to render them wretched, there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.

Follow up appointment with the Paine Management Clinic: Two Views, One Year Apart

Consider the Rhetorical Situation: Writer, Subject, Audience
Consider the Rhetorical Strategies - Purpose and Effectiveness

Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities (Link)
The New York Times
By Monica Davey and Mitch Smith 31 August 2015
(Milwaukee Update Link) JS Online (Link)

America Is Safer Than It Used to Be.
So Why Do We Still Have Calls for ‘Law and Order’? (Link)
New York Times Magazine
First Words - By Beverly Gage 30 August 2016

HW: Tri B Looking Back, Looking Forward due tonight at 11:59 pm

New students in the Cave of Learning, please complete the following Survey by Friday

$8.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES DUE BY THURSDAY

First Membean Quiz THIS THURSDAY

Wednesday

Introductory Unit

A Final appointment with the Paine Management Clinic: Two Speeches, 70 Years Apart

Consider the Rhetorical Situation: Speaker, Subject, Audience
Consider the Rhetorical Strategies - Purpose and Effectiveness

"Yesterday, December 7th, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
Franklin Delanor Roosevelt
December 8th, 1941

 

"Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts."
George W. Bush
September 11th 2001

Kareem Abdul Jabbar's Argument:

American students - and Politicians - need to stop waging a war on reason

HW: American students - and Politicians - need to stop waging a war on reason (Part 1)

Please do a close reading of Jabbar's 2015 Time Magazine article. Mark the text by underling key ideas, circling unknown vocabulary, creating a 20-Word Gist Statement. Employ the Q-C-O-R Strategy.

New students in the Cave of Learning, please complete the following Survey by Friday

$8.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES DUE BY THURSDAY

 Dickens Says, "Study your Membean, so that you'll understand my writing!"

First Membean Quiz TOMORROW

Thursday

Introductory Unit

Membean Quiz

Logical Fallacies

A Referral from the Paine Management Clinic to the Monty Python's "Logical Fallacies" Argument Clinic

Project Groups: Charts and Primary Sources in  Google Classroom 

2nd Hour - I Zone 3

3rd Hour - Room 2015

4th Hour - I Zone 2

Everything's an Argument: Ch. 5 Fallacies of Argument (Link)

The Writing Center: UNC College of Arts and Science (Link)

HW: Complete Group Slide Presentations

Friday

Introductory Unit

"Fallacies of Argument"

Project Groups: Charts and Primary Sources in  Google Classroom 

2nd Hour - I Zone 3

3rd Hour - Room 2015

4th Hour - I Zone 3

Skit Preparation

Slide Presentations and Skits

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

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

 

HW: SCIENTISTS: EARTH ENDANGERED BY NEW STRAIN OF FACT-RESISTANT HUMANS -- Borowitz The New Yorker Magazine May 2015 (link)

Find a line from this article that echoes something from Jabbar's article and place them side by side in your writer's notebook (B)

Thou Shall Not Commit Logical Fallacies - Look for your group's fallacies (not all of them will be here or labelled exactly the same) and enter the content of what you find into your individual document that contains your group's presentation slides and also place that information in your writer's notebook (B). Due Monday.

 

   

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December 12th - 16th
Monday

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

Looking Back, Looking Forward - Keeping the Plates Spinning!

Thou Shall Not Commit Logical Fallacies - Jabbar and Borowitz

"Gas Lighting" - Name that Fallacy

Multiple Choice Monday

Everything's an Argument Chapter 14: Visual Argument

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

 

 FINAL CALL $8.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES! Books to be delivered on Friday. Those who have not paid by Friday will be thrown into the debtors prison!

 

Dickens Says, "Study your Membean, so that you'll understand my writing!"

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

Second Quiz THIS THURSDAY

HW: Close Reading of  "Why Time’s Trump Cover Is a Subversive Work of Political Art" on Forward.com (Writer's Notebook) - Reading Strategy: Claim - Evidence - Question

The Color - The Pose - The Chair

In each section: identify a Claim, include Evidence, and raise a critical Question

Tuesday

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

Thou Shall Not Commit Logical Fallacies - Jabbar and Borowitz

Documentary Trailers: Purpose and Effect

One Woman's Argument: Inocente - - Appeals??? Purpose??? Effect??? Fallacies???

Jonathan Swift: Biography and his Rhetorical Situation (handout)

 

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

Second Quiz THIS THURSDAY

 

Wednesday

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

Jonathan Swift: 

"A Short History of Ireland"

English and Irish History in Song

A Modest Proposal (handout and online version)

HW: Complete Analysis Questions on Swift's Modest Proposal
(Questions in Google Classroom )
- by Friday

Create your own Visual, Satirical Argument in cartoon OR comic strip form that focuses an important social issue of today: immigration, diversity, war and violence, religious freedom, politics and law, education policies, economic inequality, foreign policy or gender issues, etc.  -- any topic that you feel deserves to be satirized – and satirize it. See  Google Classroom for more detailed instructions (slide presentation and samples).


(Due Monday) Create a hardcopy

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

Second Membean Quiz TOMORROW

Thursday

Membean Quiz

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

Writing Prompt (Be sure you upload this document to turnitin.com. While you are there, make sure that you have also turned in your "Tri One - Looking Back, Looking Forward"

Fallacies of Argument Quiz

HW: Complete Analysis Questions on Swift's Modest Proposal.
THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENT.  Each person in the group should offer ONE contribution!
(Questions in Google Classroom )
- by Friday

Create your own Visual, Satirical Argument in cartoon OR comic strip form that focuses an important social issue of today: immigration, diversity, war and violence, religious freedom, politics and law, education policies, economic inequality, foreign policy or gender issues, etc.  -- any topic that you feel deserves to be satirized – and satirize it. See  Google Classroom for more detailed instructions (slide presentation and samples).

WE WILL GO OVER THIS ACTIVITY IN CLASS TOMORROW,


(Due Monday) Create a hardcopy

 FINAL CALL $8.00 FOR TALE OF TWO CITIES! Books to be delivered on Friday. Those who have not paid by Friday will be thrown into the debtors prison!

 

Friday

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

Magna Soles - Rubric

Fallacies of Argument

Introduction to Charles Dickens

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

Dark London -  The Seven Dials (from the Journals of Charles Dickens)

Book One: Recalled to Life

Chapter One: The Period

Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

HW: Complete the reading of chapter 1 (consult the footnotes)

Discovering Dickens (Stanford University Community Reading Project)

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)


Create your own Visual, Satirical Argument in cartoon OR comic strip form that focuses an important social issue of today: immigration, diversity, war and violence, religious freedom, politics and law, education policies, economic inequality, foreign policy or gender issues, etc.  -- any topic that you feel deserves to be satirized – and satirize it. See  Google Classroom for more detailed instructions (slide presentation and samples).


(Due Monday) Create a hardcopy


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December 19th - 23rd
Monday

Everything's an Argument

Aspire to goodness, not greatness - Paul Linzmeyer (Former sustainability leader of ThedaCare, a northeastern Wisconsin health care organization)  Online Link

Multiple Choice Monday - "A Modest Proposal"

Logical Fallacies Quiz

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

Book One: Recalled to Life

Making Thoughts Visible - Book One Illustrations

Discussion of Chapter 1

HW:

Create your own Visual, Satirical Argument in cartoon OR comic strip form that focuses an important social issue of today: immigration, diversity, war and violence, religious freedom, politics and law, education policies, economic inequality, foreign policy or gender issues, etc.  -- any topic that you feel deserves to be satirized – and satirize it. See  Google Classroom for more detailed instructions (slide presentation and samples).


(Due Tomorrow) Print out a hardcopy of your Satirical Argument: both the cartoon and your *analysis slides (make sure your name is on both documents and they are in "presentable condition").

Identify the "Lenses of Inquiry": LINK * BE SURE TO SEE SLIDE NINE IN THE TEACHER MODEL PRESENTATION FOR THE SAMPLE OF IDENTIFYING THE "LENSES OF INQUIRY"

 

Tuesday

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

Logical Fallacies Quiz Reconsidered.

MagnaSoles - Range Finders

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

Discussion of Chapter 1

Reading of Chapter 2 "The Mail" & 3 "The Night Shadows"

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters 2 - 4 "The Preparation"(pgs. 12-30) 
(consult the footnotes)

Annotations (Interactive Reader)

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round


Complete your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life:
chapters 1- 6 by *Wednesday January 4th.

Vive l'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)


Wednesday

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

Jingle Barack

Discussion of Chapters 2 - 4

Close Reading of "Faking Cultural Literacy" Employ the Q-C-O-R Strategy.

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

Historical Contexts: The Victorian Age and the French Revolution

A Brief Look at the Origins of the Revolution: Click Here 

Handout on the Causes of the French Revolution 

Book One: Recalled to Life

Reading/Audio Book of Chapter 5 "The Wine Shop" and Chapter 6 "The Shoemaker"

Annotations (Interactive Reader)

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

 

HW: Complete your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life:
chapters 1- 6 by *Wednesday January 4th.

Vive l'Argument Visuel!

"Visual perception is vital in cognitive processing. Visual perception is the process of absorbing what one sees, organizing it in the brain, and making sense of it. One of the most common examples of visual perception's importance in cognitive processes is reading. Looking at the words of a book and being able to make sense of the plot is visual perception at work." -   Karin Gonzalez 

Create a Visual Argument for each chapter in Book The First. Each Argument must contain the following components:

An original drawing of some aspect of the chapter: characters, symbols, and/or descriptive imagery.

Textual evidence: narration, dialogue, interior monologue (from one of the characters or from the narrator)

The drawing must include some color (colored pencil or crayons) and it must demonstrate some artistic effort, however sophisticated or simple, according to one's faculty (high quality charcoal or lead pencil drawings will be accepted).

The Purposes of this Activity:

To demonstrate your interactive reading of the text and your ability to determine importance in the text.

To provide a visual summary of the initial Book of Dickens' novel

Each "panel of drawings" will be worth five points.

"When you combine words with illustrations, whether it’s a drawing or an actual picture, the reader can gain a better understanding of the topic...Pictures also enable the reader to explore the world within their imagination and make connections between what they have just read and a visual image. When a reader connects what they have read with pictures, it can make the book more real to them." - Dorrance Publishing Co.

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)

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.

Modern Day Satire (Handouts)

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

Third Membean Quiz on Thursday January 5th

Thursday
Christmas / New Year's Vacation - No School
Friday
 

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December 26th - 30th
Monday
 
Tuesday
 
Wednesday
 
Thursday
 
Friday
 

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January 2nd - 6th
Monday
Christmas / New Year's Vacation - No School
Tuesday

 

Multiple Choice Monday on a Tuesday

Unit Three: The Synthesis Essay: Inquiry and Argument

"Entering the Conversation"

What's Your Opinion?

Leave or No Leave?

Everything's An Argument

Trevor Noah's Sharp Interview With Tomi Lahren on 'The Daily Show' - The Atlantic

Trevor Noah's Interview With Tomi Lahren 'The Daily Show'

HW: Complete your Graphic Novel Version of Book One, Recalled to Life:
chapters 1- 6 by *Wednesday January 4th.

Third Membean Quiz on Thursday January 5th

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

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 13th, early submissions accepted during class on on January 10th) RUBRIC

Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Wednesday

 

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

Book One: Recalled to Life

Visual Argument Review and Discussion of Characters/Plot/Themes

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Chapter One - "Five Years Later"

Unit Three: The Synthesis Essay: Inquiry and Argument

Everything's An Argument

Trevor Noah's Interview With Tomi Lahren 'The Daily Show' - Continued

Trevor Noah's Sharp Interview With Tomi Lahren on 'The Daily Show' - The Atlantic

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

The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (p. 145 - 151) - Entering the Conversation

HW: Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Using Sources to Inform Arguments

Finish reading The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 145-152) (See Google Classroom for the .pdf copy of chapter four. In your Writer's Notebook - B, 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.

Third Membean Quiz on Tomorrow January 5th

Thursday

Membean Quiz # 3

Unit Three: The Synthesis Essay: Inquiry and Argument

The Language of Composition, Chapter Four

A Level Playing Field: African American Athletes and the Republic of Sports.

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

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Chapter One - "Five Years Later"

HW: Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Please read The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 153-159) (See Handout out and/or  Google Classroom 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 (Writer's Notebook - B).

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 13th, early submissions accepted during class on on January 10th) RUBRIC


Friday

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

Mandatory Community Service - A Philosophical Chairs Debate

Follow Up: The Language of Composition, Chapter Four (pages 160-164)

Everything's An Argument

Trevor Noah's Interview With Tomi Lahren 'The Daily Show' - Continued

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

Chapter Two: A Sight

Chapter Three: "A Disappointment"

HW:

For Monday: Optional Activity In your Writer's Notebook - B,
The Language of Composition
, Chapter Four (pages 160-164)
(See Google Classroom for the .pdf copy of chapter four.
respond to the activity found at the bottom of page 163.

For Tuesday: Socratic Seminar Preparation: Analyzing the Synthesis Packet (Handout). Word to the wise, begin reading over the weekend. Do not wait until Monday night to read the packet in one sitting. Use Handouts to inform your approach to preparing for Tuesday's Socratice Seminar Dialouge

For Wednesday: Complete the reading of Chapters Three - Five (pgs. 68 - 95) by Wednesday (Quiz # 1 on Tale of Two Cities on Wednesday). Word to the wise, begin reading over the weekend. Do not wait until Tuesday night to read it in one sitting.

For Thursday: Membean Quiz and Logical Fallacies Quiz

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

Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Additional Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

   

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January 9th - 13th
(Progress Reports)
Monday

 

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

The Dumbest Generation - A Culminating Conversation 

Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

The Synthesis Question:

Six Moves Toward Success

They Say, I Say

Synthesis: Socratic Seminar and Essay # 1 (Tomorrow)

HW: Dickens: Complete the reading of Chapters Three - Five by Wedensday
(Quiz # 1 on Tale of Two Cities on Wednesday)

(consult the footnotes)

Annotations (Interactive Reader)

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 13th, early submissions accepted during class on on January 10th) RUBRIC

Tuesday

Progress Reports Due

Socratic Seminar and Synthesis Essay # 1

 

HW: Dickens: Complete the reading of Chapters Three - Five by tomorrow
(Quiz # 1 on Tale of Two Cities tomorrow)

(consult the footnotes)

Annotations (Interactive Reader)

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Fourth Membean Quiz and Logical Fallacies Quiz on Thursday January 12th

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

Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Additional Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 13th) RUBRIC

Wednesday
 

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

Quiz # 1 on Tale of Two Cities

Discussion of Chapters 3 - 5

Discovering Dickens - All the Year Round

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Socratic Seminar Self Evaluation

Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Additional Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

HW: Membean Quiz # 4 and Logical Fallacies Quiz tomorrow January 12th

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

Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Additional Logical Fallacies: Practice Quiz

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due on January 13th) RUBRIC (self assessment)

Thursday

Membean Quiz # 4 and Logical Fallacies Quiz

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

Quiz make ups and Synthesis Essay # 1 Range Finders

 

HW: Complete the analysis of the extended metaphor related to Sydney Carton found at the end of chapter 5 (see  Google Classroom for the highlighted figurative language and questions

Writer's Notebook Checkpoint # 1 (due tomorrow) RUBRIC (self assessment)

Friday

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

Dickens, Chapter Six: Hundreds of People (pgs. 95 - 108)

 

Synthesizing Sources: Entering the Conversation

The Synthesis Question:

Six Moves Toward Success

They Say, I Say

Synthesis Packet # 2 - The Locavore Movement

HW: Complete the reading of Chapters Six, Seven and Eight (pgs 95 - 123)

Close Reading of Synthesis Packet # 2 (Enter the Conversation) -

First Draft of Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences (Introductory and Concluding Strategies) duc by the end of the school day on Tuesday.

Enter your Thesis Statement and your Topic sentences into the follow places: 1) In the Google doc found in Google Classroom AND in the Google Form for your class. Click on the Link below (this form can also be found in Google Classroom:)

Locavore Synthesis - 2nd Hour

Locavore Synthesis - 3rd Hour

Locavore Synthesis - 4th Hour

Scroll down to next week for upcoming due date for both Tale of Two Cities and the Locavore Synthesis Essay


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January 16th - 20th

Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - No School

 

Tuesday

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

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

Discussion of Chapters Six, Seven and Eight

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

A Taste of the Synthesis Essay

Enter your Thesis Statement and your Topic sentences into the follow places: 1) In the Google doc found in Google Classroom AND in the Google Form for your class. Click on the Link below (this form can also be found in Google Classroom:)

Locavore Synthesis - 2nd Hour

Locavore Synthesis - 3rd Hour

Locavore Synthesis - 4th Hour

 

HW: First Draft of Thesis Statement and Topic Sentences (Introductory and Concluding Strategies) duc by the end of the school TODAY.

Tomorrow there will be a 25 question Multiple Choice "timed test" (30 minutes) that will be entered into the Gradebook based on the remaining passages in the packet.

Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cities Chapters Nine - Fourteen by Friday. There will be a similar style Quiz on this Section of Book Two on Friday.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Membean Quiz # 5 on Thursday January 19th

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

Wednesday

Multiple Choice 25 Question "Timed Test" (30 minutes)

Unit Three: The Locavore Synthesis Essay

Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences (feedback, peer review, revision)

HW: Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cities Chapters Nine - Fourteen by Friday. There will be a similar style Quiz on this Section of Book Two on Friday.

Read/Listen to Chapter Nine - "The Gorgon's Head"

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Tomorrow there will be a Timed Synthesis Essay Writing Activity (40 minutes)

Membean Quiz # 5 tomorrow

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

Thursday

Membean Quiz # 5

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Timed Essay Writing

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

Reading Time

HW: Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cities Chapters Nine - Fourteen by Friday. There will be a similar style Quiz on this Section of Book Two Tomorrow

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Friday

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

Character Quiz based on Book Two: Chapters 1 - 14 with Constructed Response

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Read, mark, and score Locavore student range finders 

Writing Introductions

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 Monday. Please come to class on Monday with questions (written down in your Writer's Notebook) based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions.

 

Continue Reading A Tale of Two Cities Chapters Fifteen - Eighteen by Monday.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Inaguaration Day Close Reading

John Gurda's "King Andrew and Prince Donald" - historical lens
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 December 2016 Link)

Julaine Appling's "The Good the President Trump Could Do" - cultural/ethical lens
(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 January 2017 Link)

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January 23rd - 27th
Monday

Multiple Choice Monday: Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies

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

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

Discussion of Chapters 15 - 18
(punishments 43:53 - 45:50)

Unit Three: Research and The Synthesis Essay

Range Finders: Synthesis Student Models 3 - 2 - 1 +

What do the introductions signal?

Writing Introductions

Appropriate Evidence and Sound Argumentation

The Synthesis Essay

They Say, I Say

Writing the AP Synthesis

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

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

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Revise and Print out a second draft of your Locavore Synthesis Essay by Thursday. Introduce an additional source of support based on one of the sources included in this link(use the Argument Map to analyze two sources): Click Here [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy]

Be sure to look at Essay Components Handout

Membean Quiz # 6 on Thursday January 26th

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

 

Tuesday

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

Historical Contexts: The Victorian Age and the French Revolution

Reading Time

Talking About Revolution Then and Now

Handout on the Causes of the French Revolution 

Revolution: Social Changes and Personal Impacts

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

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Membean Quiz # 6 on Thursday January 26th

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

 

Wednesday

Analysis of 25 Question MC Test

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

Book Two: The Golden Thread

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?"

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

HW: Locavore Revisions due tomorrow!!! "Get er done!"

Revise and Print out a second draft of your Locavore Synthesis Essay by TOMORROW

Introduce an additional source of support based on one of the sources included in this link(use the Argument Map to analyze two sources): Click Here [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy].

Membean Quiz # 6 tomorrow

The Golden Thread -Optional Constructed Response: Dickens Portrayal of Women. See Google doc found in Google Classroom (due by Monday January 30th)

Thursday

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Membean Quiz # 6

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

Peer Input

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

1) Identify your most effective section. What aspect of your synthesis writing needs the most attention?

2)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.

3) 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.

4) In light of three range finders, what score would give your draft? Explain why. Discuss one section of the range finder essays that received the score of "8" or "9" 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

Singing About Revolution Marat

Jean-Paul Marat was a French political theorist, physician, and scientist who became best known for his role as a radical journalist and politician during the French Revolution.

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

The Hotel de Ville, endnote # 7 and Discovering Dickens: Parts 1 & 2 Click Here

 

HW: 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 your Writer's Notebook

 

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation and the inclusion of one additional source (use the Argument Map to analyze two sources): Click Here. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Hard Copy ISWAC version encouraged prior to Printing out the Final draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy]. Include each hardcopy draft.
Due by Friday Feb. 3rd.
"Ladybird Special" Submit by Feb. 1st (+5 pts.), by Feb.2nd (+3 pts)

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)

Membean Quiz # 7 on Thursday February 2nd

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

Friday

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

Book Two: The Golden Thread

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

Read Chs 22 - 24 (230 - 254) End of the Second Book .

Come to class on Monday with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions. Place your questions (with textual context, i.e, chapter, page #s) in your Writer's Notebook

You might consider the following questions as prompts to help you formulate your own questions in light of the nuances of the Dickens' writing 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?

  • Which chapters in Book Two did you find to be the most interesting and why?

  • What different interpretations could you give to the text? Is it primarily a story about personal relationships, and therefore, a romantic story? Is a revolutionary story?

  • 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? How does Dickens develop themes of sacrifice, loyalty, injustice, imprisonment, secrets, love, bravery, and resurrection?

    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...

 

HW: By Monday: Complete the reading Chs 22 - 24 (230 - 254) End of the Second Book. See interactive reading expectations detailed directly above.

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

Locavore Revisions!!! "Get er done!"Due Friday February 3rd

 

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation and the inclusion of one additional source (use the Argument Map to analyze two sources): Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here.

ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Hard Copy ISWAC version encouraged, but not required, prior to Printing out the Final draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy]. Include each hardcopy draft.


Due by Friday Feb. 3rd.
"Ladybird Special" Submit by Feb. 1st (+5 pts.), by Feb.2nd (+3 pts)

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.)

Membean Quiz # 7 on Thursday February 2nd

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January 30th - February 3rd

Monday

Silence or Conversation:

New Play About 'Roe V. Wade' Is A Prism For Looking At The American Divide

Playwright Lisa Loomer says: "I wanted people to feel, as they watched the play, that their point of view was represented, if nothing else because that helps people be more open and willing to hear another point of view."

Listener Response in Writer's Notebook

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

Book Two: The Golden Thread

Your Questions
Light and Dark Imagery

Close Reading Skills & Practice Strategies Rhetorical Analysis of Gabelle's Letter to Darnay. Click Here Complete this writing in Google Classroom doc Gabelle's Letter

HW: Locavore Revisions!!! "Get er done!" You will have approx. 25 minutes in class to work on your revision, including a Works Cited Page. Complete the Works Cited using NoodleTools. Final draft due Friday

 

Revise your second draft of the Synthesis essay based on peer input, range finder evaluation and the inclusion of one additional source (use the Argument Map to analyze two sources):Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here.

ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT. ALSO BE SURE TO LOOK AT THE RHETORICAL AND STYLISTIC REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL HANDOUT.

Hard Copy ISWAC version encouraged, but not required, prior to Printing out the Final draft [Word-Processed, Double-Spaced, Hard Copy]. Include each hard copy draft. Be sure to have a Works Cited Page attached to your stapled, final draft.


Due by Friday Feb. 3rd.
"Ladybird Special" Submit by Feb. 1st (+5 pts.), by Feb.2nd (+3 pts)

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, periodic sentence, parallel structure, metaphor/sense imagery, compound / complex sentences, etc.)

 

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

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

Come to class on Wednesday with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions. Place your questions (with textual context, i.e, chapter, page #s) in your Writer's Notebook

Membean Quiz # 7 on Thursday February 2nd

Tuesday

Locavore Revision Writing

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

Writing Introductions

Appropriate Evidence and Sound Argumentation

The Synthesis Essay

They Say, I Say

Writing the AP Synthesis

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

In Class Reading Time

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

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

Come to class on Wednesday with questions based on your reading of these chapters. Attempt to craft questions that are "higher level" thinking questions. Place your questions (with textual context, i.e, chapter, page #s) in your Writer's Notebook

Wednesday

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

Multiple Choice

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

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Wheel of Misfortune

Discussion of Chs. 1 - 4

In Class Reading Time

HW: Catch up and 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 in your Writer's Notebook. 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.

Membean Quiz # 7 tomorrow

Thursday

Membean Quiz # 7

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

Multiple Choice

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

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Wheel of Misfortune

Further Discussion of Chs. 1 - 4

The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Create a two-strand OR a three-strand semantic map paragraph for one of the following topics. Please use MLA format, remember to include TATA (title, author, topic, and angle in the topic sentence).


A. Select a minor or major character who significantly impacts other characters - discuss the outcomes/consequences for both the character and those impacted by him/her. Which traits and qualities does Dickens give this character and which allow this person to have such a powerful (positive or negative) effect?


B. What different interpretations do you give to the novel? Is it primarily a story about personal relationships, and therefore, a romantic story? Is an historical, revolutionary story? Or, is it both? What clues did Dickens provide to convince you of this choice?


C. Dickens develops various motifs (reoccurring themes) throughout the novel. Develop  your position as to which theme is the most important up to this point (the start of Book the Third). Choose ONE of the following: sacrifice, loyalty, injustice, imprisonment, secrets, love, bravery, and resurrection?

Complete this response in Google Classroom doc

In class reading

HW: Complete the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm: Chs. 5 - 7 by tomorrow

Locavore Revisions!!! "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 (use the Argument Map to analyze two sources):Synthesis with a "dash" of further research: Click Here.

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 Tomorrow

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, periodic sentence, parallel structure, metaphor/sense imagery, compound / complex sentences, etc.)

Friday

Locavore Essays

Entering the Conversation: Six Moves to Success - Revisting Slides 4 - 10

Move # 4 Conversation with the Author "This is the most challenging move!"

Review each other's Packets and Essays.

Talk about the decisions you made to include source evidence

Talk about organization of your argument

Talk about areas of agreement and disagreement regarding your position

Synthesis Reflection: Create a reflective assessment of your synthesis writing process.

1) Identify your most effective section. What aspect of your synthesis writing still needs the most attention?

2)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. 17th.

Include these reflections after your Works Cited page in your Google doc (in Google Classroom)

Book Three: The Track of a Storm

Discussion of Chs. 5 - 7

The Carmagnole

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

The Novel as Argument - A Tale of Two Cities

Create a two-strand OR a three-strand semantic map paragraph for one of the following topics. Please use MLA format, remember to include TATA (title, author, topic, and angle in the topic sentence).


A. Select a minor or major character who significantly impacts other characters - discuss the outcomes/consequences for both the character and those impacted by him/her. Which traits and qualities does Dickens give this character and which allow this person to have such a powerful (positive or negative) effect?


B. What different interpretations do you give to the novel? Is it primarily a story about personal relationships, and therefore, a romantic story? Is an historical, revolutionary story? Or, is it both? What clues did Dickens provide to convince you of this choice?


C. Dickens develops various motifs (reoccurring themes) throughout the novel. Develop  your position as to which theme is the most important up to this point (the start of Book the Third). Choose ONE of the following: sacrifice, loyalty, injustice, imprisonment, secrets, love, bravery, and resurrection?

Complete this response in Google Classroom doc. Due Monday.

Membean Quiz # 8 on Thursday February 9th

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February 6th - 10th
(Progress Reports)


Monday

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).

In Class Reading Time

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:  Chs. 11-14 (346-375) by Wednesday. PLEASE PAUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 379.

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

Membean Quiz # 8 on Thursday February 9th

Tuesday

Synthesis Essay # 3

If you finish early, us the rest of the period foriIn Class Reading Time

HW: Continue the close reading and annotating of Book Three: The Track of a Storm:  Chs. 11-14 (346-375) by Wednesday. PLEASE PAUSE AT THE BOTTOM OF PAGE 379.

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

Membean Quiz # 8 on Thursday February 9th

Wednesday

 

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

A Tale of Two Cities - Online Version

HW: Black out / White Out Poem and Google Classroom Doc Design due Friday (See Samples in Google Classroom). Bring in a hard copy of your "whiteout doc" and your "arranged poem" with visual.

Membean Quiz # 8 tomorrow

Thursday

Progress Reports Due

Membean Quiz # 8

Synthesis Essay # 3 Range Finders

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

HW: Black out / White Out Poem and Google Classroom Doc Design due Friday (See Samples in Google Classroom). Bring in a hard copy of your "whiteout doc" and your "arranged poem" with visual.

College Essays. Getting our Feet Wet!

Friday

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!

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

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

College Essays. Getting our Feet Wet! A draft of a common application essay is due by next Thursday.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

2016-2017 Common Application Essay Prompts

Words of Advice from The Common Application Team

 

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February 13th - 17th

Monday

Synthesis Essay Practice # 4

Tale of Two Cities Review

HW: Final Novel Quiz Tomorrow
College Essay Writing - common application essay due by Thursday

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Bring 5 Steps to a Five to class by Thursday

Membean Quiz # 9 on Thursday February 16th (last opportunity of point recovery)

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

Synthesis Final Exam: Friday

Tuesday

The Tale of Two Cities - End of Novel Quiz

HW: College Essay Writing - common application essay due by Thursday

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Bring 5 Steps to a Five to class by Thursday

Membean Quiz # 9 on Thursday February 16th (last opportunity of point recovery)

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

Synthesis Final Exam: Friday

Wednesday

College! Locavores! Daylight! and Green Living, Oh my!-

Synthesis Essay # 4 Range Finders

Six Moves Toward Success

They Say, I Say

HW: College Essay Writing - common application essay due by Thursday

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Bring 5 Steps to a Five to class by Thursday

Membean Study! # 9 Tomorrow

Synthesis Final Exam: Friday

Thursday

 

Membean Quiz # 9

College Essays: Accepted, Rejected, Wait Listed

Synthesis Q & A

Rhetorical Analysis + Argument = Synthesis

Claims + Evidence = Line of Reasoning

Synthesis Final Exam: Tomorrow

Friday

Final Exam: The Synthesis Question (65 Minutes)

Argument Exam Matters:

Do you have a planned absence next week Thursday or Friday? Here are your options for taking the Argument Exam:

If absent Friday -  
you will take the make up Argument Exam in class Thursday, Feb. 23

If absent Thursday and Friday - 
you will take the make up Argument Exam in class Wednesday, Feb. 22

It will be especially important for you to review the materials sent home with you this weekend, along with your 5 Steps to a 5 Handbook and the argument materials from Tri A.  You might also want to review the links below:

Distribution of Argument Materials

Writing Introductions

Appropriate Evidence and Sound Argumentation

AP Argument Review (16 minute youtube)

AP Agrument Review (Slide Presentation)

Argument Essay Practice Due Tuesday. Submit to Google Classroom

Membean Quiz # 10 on Thursday February 23rd

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

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February 20th - 24th

Monday

President's Day - No Students

Argument Exam Matters:

Do you have a planned absence next week Thursday or Friday? Here are your options for taking the Argument Exam:

If absent Friday -  
you will take the make up Argument Exam in class Thursday, Feb. 23

If absent Thursday and Friday - 
you will take the make up Argument Exam in class Wednesday, Feb. 22

It will be especially important for you to review the materials sent home with you this weekend, along with your 5 Steps to a 5 Handbook and the argument materials from Tri A.  You might also want to review the links below:

On February 21st:  Juniors will be pulled from classes at designated times to complete ACT registration information.  While announcements will be made and students should report directly to the cafeteria, please send juniors at their designated times if you see them.

  • Period 1: Students with last names A-H will report to the cafeteria.

  • Period 2: Students with last names I-Q will report to the cafeteria.

  • Period 5: Students with the last names R-Z will report to the cafeteria.

 

Tuesday

50 minute Argument Essay - The Singer Solution

Range Finders for 2003 Entertainment Question

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

HW: Membean Quiz # 10 on Thursday February 23rd

For those who completed The Singer Solution Argument in Class, please read the following:

"The Singer Solution to World Poverty" (Link) - Rhetorical Situation & Strategies

How does understanding context and recognizing complexity alter your argument? Gather at least three pieces of evidence from this NY times article that deepen your understanding of Singer's argument. Write down the quotes and reflect on this in your Writer's Notebook.

Final Writer's Notebook Assessment - Due Monday February 27th

50 minute Argument Essay - Practice, Practice, Practice

Those who were registering for the ACT, the Singer Solution Argument Essay is Due tomorrow: Submit to Google Classroom and to Turnitin.com

Wednesday

Range Finders

Rhetorical Situation: Rhetorical Strategies

The Millennium Development Goals Report 2015

"The Singer Solution to World Poverty" (Link) (Highlighted LINK)-

Peter Singer: The Life You Can Save - ebook (Link)
Peter Singer meets Stephen Colbert (Link)
Professor Peter Singer Today? (Link) (Link) (Link)
Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism (Link)

Famine Declared in South Sudan

Warren Buffet My Philanthropic Pledge The Giving Pledge

HW: Let's Argue Some More: Pre-Writing and Introduction. In your Writer's Notebook, complete an Introductory Paragraph for the Certainty and Doubt Question. Include an identify an effective Introductory Strategy (see Writing Introductions below), build a bridge to your thesis. After concluding your paragraph with an effective thesis statement. Develop some "idea based" topic sentence claims.

Writing Introductions

AP Argument Review (16 minute youtube)

AP Agrument Review (Slide Presentation)

Argumentative Writing

Membean Study! # 10 Tomorrow

Thursday

Argument Essay Q & A

Radiolab - Are you sure?

Certainty vs. Doubt

Certainty and Doubt: Some Food for Thought

Give me freedom or give me ________! Visual Arguments In Secret

Friday

Final Exam: The Argument Question

Multiple Choice and Tales Results

Rhetorical Analysis:

The Art of Rhetoric

The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

A List of Tone Words

Rhetorical Transaction

A Rhetorical Precis Handout

 

HW: Rhetorical Analysis Essay: Cesar Chavez Submit to Google Classroom and to Turnitin.com Annotate Range Finders after completion of your essay.

Writer's Notebook Self-Assessment Due by Classtime on Monday. Bring Notebooks and attached rubric to class on Monday

   

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February 27th - March 3rd
Monday

Writer's Notebook Due today

Practice Sanders RA Essay Submit to Google Classroom and to Turnitin.com Annotate Range Finders after completion of your essay.

Rhetorical Analysis: Structure, Content, Purpose and Effect

Chavez RA

The Standardized Testing Road Ahead

Due to the testing schedule,

2nd hour class will NOT meet on Tuesday

3rd hour class will NOT meet on Tuesday and Wednesday

4th hour class WILL meet for half a period on Tuesday and NOT on Wednesday.

Given this situation, I want to give FLEX TIME PRIORITY on Wednesday to 3rd hour students. I know that this may impact the locavore synthesis "revision presentations," so if you are intending to present you may need to be prepared to do this after school on that day. It will depend on the number of 3rd hour students who commit to attending FLEX TIME on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, February 28th, all juniors will report to their assigned testing location to complete the ACT.  As usual, signs will be posted throughout school informing students which classroom they should report to by 7:25am. Juniors will complete testing at the end of 3B. Students will then eat lunch for 30 minutes and return to 4th period class at 12:35.

If you are planning to attend Flex Time(possibly after school) on WEDNESDAY in order to present a section of your revised document, here is what you need to do:

Complete the following Google Form :  LINK

Be sure to demonstrate your revisions by copying the "original" Final Draft section that you will present and paste it below your Works Cited page and then immediately below that copy and paste your revised version (if you have already revised your Final Draft, go into the document history and copy and paste the section from there and then copy and paste the corresponding section below the Works Cited Page).  Plan on a two minute presentation of how, what and why you selected this section to present. Remember you must revise the entire draft, but only present one section.

 

Tuesday

ACT TESTING for Juniors

4th hour only:

Sanders RA Discussion

 

5 Steps to a Five - Rhetorical Analysis Review

On Wednesday, March 1st, all juniors will report to their assigned testing location to complete the ACT WorkKeys. As usual, signs will be posted throughout school informing students which classroom they should report to by 7:25am. Juniors will complete testing at the end of 3A class, eat during 3B lunch, and then attend 4th period.

 

We will run a reversed bell schedule on March 1st.  The schedule will run in reverse
(5, ,4, 3A, 3B, 2, 1)

If you are planning to attend Flex Time(possibly after school) on WEDNESDAY in order to present a section of your revised document, here is what you need to do:

Complete the following Google Form :  LINK

Be sure to demonstrate your revisions by copying the "original" Final Draft section that you will present and paste it below your Works Cited page and then immediately below that copy and paste your revised version (if you have already revised your Final Draft, go into the document history and copy and paste the section from there and then copy and paste the corresponding section below the Works Cited Page).  Plan on a two minute presentation of how, what and why you selected this section to present. Remember you must revise the entire draft, but only present one section.

 

Wednesday

WorkKeys Testing for Juniors

2nd hour only:

Sanders RA Discussion

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

5 Steps to a Five - Rhetorical Analysis Review

FLEX TIME for 3rd hour (Possible Locavore Revision Presentations)

 

Thursday

Lippman RA & Discussion

The Art of Rhetoric

The Rhetorical Analysis Essay

A List of Tone Words

Rhetorical Transaction

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!

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

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

5 Steps to a Five - Rhetorical Analysis Review

Friday

Final Exam: The Rhetorical Analysis Question

Multiple Choice Practice: Passages 1 & 2 from 1991

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March 6th - 10th
(Final Exams Week)

Monday

Full Multiple Choice Practice

Multiple Choice Practice: Results from Passages 1 & 2 from 1991

Tuesday

SpaceX and NASA Missions

AP Lang and Comp Boosts Plans

Full Multiple Choice: Results and Analysis

Wednesday

DAY ONE: Final Exam for Trimester One

Multiple Choice Practice: Passages 3 & 4 from 1991

A Romantic Fare Thee Well - Poetry in the midst of all the Prose

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

Thursday

DAY TWO: Final Exam for Trimester One

Multiple Choice Practice: Passage 3 & 4 from 1991

A Romantic Fare Thee Well - Poetry in the midst of all the Prose

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

Friday
Grading Day - No Students

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