"Work for the Week" 20011-2012

COLLEGE TRANSITION

Last updated on Monday January 01, 2018

 

 Do not "go ahead a week or two" in the work on this page as this calendar is subject to changes due to building and district requirements beyond my control!  Copy and paste the week (s) you need to an other document before printing.
Students are responsible for all assignments even when legitimately late or absent and should not expect to be brought up to date during class as this results in a loss of instructional time for everyone. See your teacher for the appropriate time to make up missed work.  
Click on the current week or scroll down----    FIRST QUARTER:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN, ELEVEN
Second Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN  
Third Quarter:   WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT , NINE 
Fourth Quarter:  WEEK ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE and TEN
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FIRST QUARTER:

WEEK ONE

 

 

     
     
     
September 2nd Friday Welcome back!--
Today you will be introduced to the course, the teacher and contribute to the meaning created.

Write your name on an index card or paper and list 5 things you believe you should learn about English that will help you succeed in college or that you want to know about college.

Introductions and class rules and proceedures.

Then share these with your group and establish a consensus as to the top five and be able to explain why they are the top five and then share with the class!

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WEEK TWO
  Monday Labor Day   OFF
6 Tuesday

Today you will identify and set personal goals and steps they you need to reach them.

Daily Journal-- locate a section of your notebook to act as a journal (reminder, for credit you must use sentences and paragraphs with supporting evidence/ questions/ examples/ facts) that you can turn in, use for writing ideas,  reflect on for personal growth; of course, and respond to the following:   What event in school most shaped your attitude toward education and school? How old were you?  Do you know why it had an effect on you?  Was it an emotional effect or from reason?

Smart Goals
-- Create three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself (first for this quarter, second for the year, and lastly for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T.  -- you should be able  to share them with the class Wednesday.  Do you get it?  or    let me see! 

 

7 Wednesday

Today you will set up portfolios and revise goals as needed.


Daily  Journal-- locate a section of your notebook to act as a journal (reminder, for credit you must use sentences and paragraphs with supporting evidence/ questions/ examples/ facts) that you can turn in, use for writing ideas,  reflect on for personal growth; of course, and respond to the following:   How does a portfolio work?  Describe the steps you would take in using a  portfolio to make you a better writer.


Create your portfolio folder in class and place it alphabetically in the correct case.  Share your three goals in your groups and listen to others goals. Offer suggestions and refine as needed.  Did you have a logical sentence for each letter S.M.A.R.T.?   Sentences?  Neat?  Would you hang it on the classroom wall?
S  
M  
A  
R  
T  
 
Review notebook sections: here.




8 Thursday

Today you will use SMART goals (or goals for three time periods to create a T and O of a Tower diagram and place it in the portfolio.  Students will review T and O as needed (Strategic Instruction Model for Writing, or SIM)

Daily Journal-- locate a section of your notebook to act as a journal (reminder, for credit you must use sentences and paragraphs with supporting evidence/ questions/ examples/ facts) that you can turn in, use for writing ideas,  reflect on for personal growth; of course, and respond to the following:  What is the most important part of having smart goals and why do you think so?


Use your SMART goals to create a T and O of a Tower diagram and place it in your portfolio.   What are the subtopics you came up with? 

Review T and O as needed (Strategic Instruction Model for Writing, or SIM)

9 Friday  

Today you will review how to write the T and O into a Tower Diagram and place it in the portfolio.



Daily Journal
--   What rewards do you see for completing your SMART goals?


 What What are the subtopics you came up with?  
Write your "T" and "O" into a Tower Diagram or Paragraphs using TSLOFUCL and place it in your portfolio.

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WEEK THREE  
12 Monday Today we will be introduced to the Senior Essay Packet Part I “The Personal Survey” as part of prewriting.

Daily Journal:  What do you think colleges really want to know about students seeking admission beyond their GPA and SAT scores?

Reminder-place your smart goals and Tower Diagram in your portfolio folder for future reference.
Work on Senior Essay Packet pages 1-5.


13 Tuesday Today we will continue the personal survey assignment by developing the best of your paragraphs.

Daily Journal:  What values do you stand for—Name the top three and explain why they are the most important to you.

Work on Senior Essay Packet pages 1-5.

 

HW -- Complete their paragraphs.

 


14 Wednesday Today we will exchange papers and see if your paragraphs follow the TSLOFUCL model of SIM paragraph design.

Daily Journal-  What does TSLOFUCL stand for?  (hint—what are the essential elements of a paragraph?

Keep senior essay packet in your portfolio.

HW--  Complete checking paragraphs against the SIM model.



15 Thursday Today we will will work together to complete a “Crossword with a Difference” puzzle (from Patricia Osborn’s Reading Smarter)

Daily Journal-What is the best way for you to read carefully?

Work to complete the crossword-- if you need a dictionary, use the smart board. (online)  HERE.


Turn in Crossword -- not done? Complete for HW and turn in.
Notes on HOW TO READ  -- a model for analysis.



16 Friday Today we will read “Australia—A Penal Colony” and identify if it is easier to read with a purpose or without.

Daily Journal- What questions do you ask before you read?  Make a list of reasons and share them with your group.

In college you will be asked to read a lot of material and time is short, how do you decide what is important or not?  Does having a clear purpose help?

If you were asked to read without a purpose what would you look for?

Click Here ... for today's purpose in reading.-- Now what would you look for ?


Notes on HOW TO READ  -- a model for analysis.




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WEEK FOUR   *INTERIM REPORTS*  
19 MONDAY Today we will have a guest speaker about college planning and transition.
Daily Journal- Write a few questions you might have about college planning or things you have yet to research.
Guest Speaker

THE CHOICE

20 TUESDAY

Today we will be introduced to new words for the SAT and the study strategy of mapping.

Daily Journal- How does a person with a really poor vocabulary come across in public speaking?

At your group, complete a Vocabulary Map for the following vocabulary and share it with the class.

Turn in the Vocabulary Maps before the quiz Friday.  For the quiz Friday you should be able to listen to the word, write the correct spelling, define it, and use it correctly in a sentence.

Vocabulary College Transition Unit 1

Look up the words HERE (http://www.vocabulary.com/)

1.      Acquisitive

2.      Arrogate

3.      Banal

4.      Belabor

5.      Carping

6.      Coherent

7.      Congeal

8.      Emulate

9.      Encomium

10.    Eschew

11.    Germane

12.    Insatiable

13.    Intransigent

14.    Invidious

15.    Largess

16.    Reconnaissance

17.    Substantiate

18.    Taciturn

19.    Temporize

20.    Tenable

 

 

 

 


21 WEDNESDAY

Today we will continue the prewriting for the senior essay project.

Daily Journal- Who are the greatest people you have met that are not part of your family?

Complete the “Autobiographical Sources” section (pages 6-7) of the Senior Essay Project Packet.


22 THURSDAY

Today we will continue the prewriting for the senior essay project.

Daily Journal- list the names of three teachers or people who might be able to write a recommendation to college or work for you.

Complete the “Student Profile” section (pages 8 -9) of the Senior Essay Project Packet.

HW Review words for quiz Friday.

AIS REVIEW VOCABULARY


23 FRIDAY

Today we will evaluate your vocabulary skills.

Daily Journal-  How mush outside of class time did you really study and where? Make a list.

Assessment 

For the quiz you should be able to listen to the word, write the correct spelling, define it, and use it correctly in a sentence.


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WEEK FIVE  
26 MONDAY

Today we will write a first draft of the Senior Essay.

Daily Journal-  What is the main theme of your essay?

Meet in Computer lab   1211 Bring a hard copy of your autobiography to class Monday.

27 TUESDAY

Today continue to write a first draft of the Senior Essay and print out a copy to share in class.

Daily Journal-  What is the tone of your essay?  Humorous, Serious, Sad, Inspiring?

Meet in Computer lab   1211  Bring a hard copy of your autobiography to class Monday (due date changed to Monday).

Open house

28 WEDNESDAY

Today we will exchange the draft of the Senior Essay to share in class and make corrections and suggestions.

Daily Journal- Is it best to tell someone that they have a little spinach in their teeth or to let them go on an important date or to a meeting looking not quite right? How is this like giving advice on an essay?

Prepare to share your drafts with at least one other person.

Listen to several THIS I BELIEVE essays and read a real NYU essay Here.  Still having trouble?  Try writing a personal mission statement as an alternative here.

   THURSDAY Rosh Hashanah  OFF
  FRIDAY Rosh Hashanah OFF

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WEEK SIX  
3 MONDAY Today we will meet in 1211, exchange papers and write an introduction for someone else!
Daily Journal- What is my life about? 

REMINDER Senior Essay and Completed packet are worth TWO test grades and are due November 4th.

Period 4 and  meet in Computer lab in 1211 today and classroom Tomorrow.

"A+" assignment for today--  you are prepared and can do the following

Give me your body paragraphs ( if whole thing is done O.K.) and be sure your name is on them!

I will redistribute them and you will write an introduction for this person.

 First read and identify what the main idea of their autobiography seems to be... and follow these directions to write an introduction.

Cross out any thing that is not essential to telling the autobiography as a unified story.  Are they one dimensional or would you like to know about something else?-- jot it down.  Are they repeating themselves? cross it out. 

Return in the Autobiography to its owner and see if they have any questions.

While you don't have to use this version of the introduction, it is useful to see how someone else sees our writing.  Is it how we intended to be perceived?

"C" Assignment for today-- if you are not prepared...

Read several THIS I BELIEVE essays.  What can you use? Still having trouble?  Try writing a personal mission statement as an alternative here.

 

4 TUESDAY Today we will form groups and be introduced to first quarter project.

Daily Journal- What do I stand for?


Groups formed and meet for an introduction to   Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project  worth 20% of the quarters grade!
Due October 31st

5 WEDNESDAY Today we will self organize and self assign tasks for groups and begin work on project-- ANSWER: What if someone doesn't do their job? How will the group deal with it?

Daily Journal- What action am I taking to live what my life is about and what I stand for?

Groups work together on  Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project  Due October 31st and prepare to work on specific roles in computer lab.
Due October 31st
6 THURSDAY Today we will work on major assignments and projects in the computer lab.

Daily Journal- What is my most important value?

Meet in Computer lab 2118 individuals work on  aspects of Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project  Due October 31st and work on specific roles in computer lab (Ideas? See American Folklore)



 or Senior Essay Due Nov 4

7 FRIDAY Today we will work on major assignments and projects in the computer lab.
Daily Journal- Who has helped me discover best who I am?

Period 4 meet in Computer lab in 1102  individuals work on  aspects of Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project Due October 31st and work on specific roles in computer lab (Ideas? See American Folklore)

 

 

or Senior Essay Due Nov 4

Period 5 meet in Computer lab in 2118  individuals work on  aspects of Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project  Due October 31stand work on specific roles in computer lab or Senior Essay Due Nov 4


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WEEK SEVEN  
  MONDAY Columbus Day  Off
11 TUESDAY

Today we continue to work on the Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project

Daily Journal- What actors or actresses do you imagine being able to best play this part?

Groups work together on  Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project  Due October 31st and prepare to work on specific roles in computer lab Thursday and Friday.

Review dialogue and punctuation.

Review the storyboard.


12 WEDNESDAY Today we continue to work on the Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project

Daily Journal- Does a story have to be gory to be scary?  Can you give an example?

View or read: The Monkey's Paw
(see also
here for AIS vocabulary and activities)


Consider The Headless Horseman and how you might storyboard this legend. View excerpt.  Sample Here
Begin a stroyboard.

HW meet in computer lab.

13 THURSDAY Today we continue to work on the Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project
Daily Journal- What is the primary role of dialogue?

Meet in Computer lab 2118
14 FRIDAY Today we continue to work on the Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project
Daily Journal- What is the hardest part of writing a short story?

Meet in Computer lab 2118

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WEEK EIGHT  
17 MONDAY

Today we will study the vocabulary used in the literature we are reading and for use on the SAT.

Daily Journal- Which comes first the thought or the word?

Turn in the Vocabulary Maps before the quiz Friday.  For the quiz changed to next Monday you should be able to listen to the word, write the correct spelling, define it, and use it correctly in a sentence.

Vocabulary College Transition Unit 2.

Look up the words HERE (http://www.vocabulary.com/)

1.      Accost

2.      Animadversion

3.    Avid

4.      Brackish

5.      Celerity

6.    Devious

7.      Gambit

8.      Halcyon

9.      Histrionic

10.    Incendiary

11.   Maelstrom

12.    Myopic

13.    Overt

14.    Pejorative

15.    Propriety

16.    Sacrilege

17.    Summarily

18.    Suppliant

19.    Talisman

20.    Undulate

 

 

 

 

Absent? Look up the words HERE (http://www.vocabulary.com/)


18 TUESDAY Today we will begin to explore Media Literacy's Key Concepts as a basis of Media Analysis 
Daily Journal-  Explain, "Reality TV" is or is not Reality.

Discuss the  Eight Key Concepts of Media Literacy  as a tool for media analysis-- quiz Friday.

Consider some of the following as subjects of study -- http://www.advertisementave.com/ 

Create an analysis.



19 WEDNESDAY Today we will work on Vocabulary, the Tall Tales Project or Autobiography and 8 Key Concepts of Media Literacy

Daily Journal- Why is "Media Literacy" so important in today's world?

Use today to complete your Vocabulary Maps and review the eight key concepts of media literacy for a brief quiz on Friday.--  If you make real flash cards you may use them on the key concept quiz.

Also, be sure to be able to turn in your Daily Journal's as early as next week!-- be sure to have the appropriate dates for each entry!

20 THURSDAY Today we will continue to explore Media Literacy's Key Concepts as a basis of Media Analysis 
Daily Journal- According to media  in general (TV, MOVIES etc) when does a child become a responsible adult who should move out on their own?

Answer the three of the following questions in SIM paragraph format Due Monday 24 as you view excerpts from "Merchant's of Cool"--
1 What is "Hunting for Cool"?
2 What is "Under the Radar Marketing"?
3 What is the "MTV machine"?
4 What is the "Midriff and Mook"?
5 What is the "Giant Feedback Loop"?
6 And how is teen rebellion "just another product"?

If you miss it in class or need extended time, you may view it online (follow the link from my webpage) or go to the library where it is your responsibility to arrange to view the materials.

21 FRIDAY Today we will continue to explore Media Literacy's Key Concepts as a basis of Media Analysis 
Daily Journal-  Who represents--a market segment worth an estimated $150 billion a year?

Continue with answering the three of the following questions in SIM paragraph format Due Monday 24 as you view excerpts from "Merchant's of Cool"--
1 What is "Hunting for Cool"?
2 What is "Under the Radar Marketing"?
3 What is the "MTV machine"?
4 What is the "Midriff and Mook"?
5 What is the "Giant Feedback Loop"?
6 And how is teen rebellion "just another product"?

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WEEK NINE  
24 MONDAY Today we will assess and evaluate our language skills.

Daily Journal-  Did having seven days help you study for this quiz?  Why or why not? How mush outside of class time did you really study and where for this exact assessment? Make a list of places and times: what is the total?

For the quiz you should be able to listen to the word, write the correct spelling, define it, and use it correctly in a sentence.


25 TUESDAY Today we will look at the changes on for profit colleges.

Daily Journal- Is there more to college than getting a job when you are done?

Why Is College So Expensive?


View College Inc excerpts.  Take notes on the following topic:
 
"One of the ideas the Department of Education has put out there is that in order for a college to be eligible to receive money from student loans, it actually has to show that the education it's providing has enough value in the job market so that students can pay their loans back," says Kevin Carey of the Washington think tank Education Sector.

Take notes on the following: "Gainful Employment"

As you view the excerpt on marketing, consider the case of Anne Cobb. At 35, Anne made less than $7,000 a year but was able to apply for a student loan. She graduated with more than $30,000 in debt and has struggled to pay back her loans. What do you think about Anne’s situation? Do you think students at other higher-education institutions face similar problems? Explain your answers in complete sentences.


26 WEDNESDAY Today we will have a guest visitor about the college experience.

Daily Journal- Is it important to know how much a degree will be "worth" once you graduate?

Guest visitor this week--- from Briarcliffe


27 THURSDAY Today we will meet in the classroom for the last chance to plan work and work on senior essay packet.

Daily Journal-  What does it mean to have a "liberal education"?

Read The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

Answer the following:  Do you need to know what your specialty will be to begin college?

From the reading explain why in a SIM paragraph.  Keep this in your notes.

Be sure to have completed your Daily Journal topics by next week-- last warning.

HW Meet in 2118

 

28 FRIDAY Today we continue to work on the Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project
Daily Journal- How have we organized our presentations for Wednesday the 2nd?

Meet in 2118 Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project

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Week Ten-    
31(Boo) MONDAY Today we will complete any last minute revisions to Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project

Daily Journal-How does it feel to present to my peers in front of the class?

Meet in 1211 Tall Tales and Urban Legends- a Creative Writing Project All parts of completed project are due at the start of class Wednesday and you should be prepared to present.
1 TUESDAY Today we will sign up to present our projects to the class and rehearse.

Daily Journal- Does holding a prop help me to stand in front of the class and speak?

Carefully plan who says what and in what order for the group presentation.  Rehearse.

HW--  be prepared to present and turn in all parts of project at start of class.
2 WEDNESDAY Today we will begin presentations to class.
Daily Journal- what does it mean to be a good audience member?

Presentations begin.

Complete daily audience feedback as assigned..
3 THURSDAY Today we will participate in presentation to class.
Daily Journal- How might it be different speaking to strangers in a public setting?

Presentations.

Complete daily audience feedback as assigned..
4 FRIDAY Today we will participate in presentation to class.
Daily Journal- What is the best story so far and why?

Last chance presentations for absences.

Complete daily audience feedback as assigned..

Last day to make up presentation to class if absent Wed or Thursday.

Last chance to turn in Senior Essay Packet for two test grades extended to Monday.

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Week ELEVEN    
7 MONDAY

Today we evaluate our success of our first SMART goals.
Daily Journal- My smart goal for the quarter was to___________________________.

Smart Goals -- Create three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself (first for this quarter, second for the year, and lastly for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T. 

Get your smart goals assignment from your portfolio and answer the following questions:
My SMART goal for the quarter was what exactly?
Did I meet my goal for the quarter? 
How do I know I met my goal or did not meet my goal?
How did I measure my progress?
What obstacles did I face and what did I do about them?
Was my goal too easy or too hard and how do I know?
Did I use time effectively to get to my goal?

Now, create a goal for your English class in the third quarter ----- and explain how it is SMART (Smart Goals) as in the following:

S Specific (Do not make the goal a specific grade but something you wish to learn or a skill you wish to improve in yourself.)
M Measureable (How can I keep track of my success or need to adjust?)
A Action Oriented (What is it that I will actually do?)
R Realistic (Do they reflect the course outline?)
T Timely (How I will use time?)

Attach your self evaluation to your SMART goals and place them back in your portfolio with any other work from the first quarter INCLUDING your DAILY JOURNALS.






Senior Essay Packet is due for two test grades one for packet and one for autobiography!





8 TUESDAY   ELECTION DAY OFF
9 WEDNESDAY Today we will begin to look at factors that make up crime mysteries.
Daily Journal- Is a confession a good indication of guilt?

Complete handout 1 for chapter 3 of The Confessions

10 THURSDAY Today we will consider a narrative as a detective.
Daily Journal- What is "deductive reasoning"?

The Confessions (Continued)

Now, complete handout 2 for the situation described.
For part 3 work together.

HW  --  Bring ID cards to pick up text of Agatha Cristie's Mysteries in library.
FIRST QUARTER ENDS 
11 FRIDAY Veteran's Day OFF

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SECOND QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  
14 MONDAY

Today we will continue with vocabulary development.

Daily Journal-  What is important about a detective's notebook?  Is it the same as a Journalist's?  explain.

If your last quiz was 90 or better you may complete sentences alone,  if below 90, complete a vocabulary map for each word-- due before quiz.


1   nuisance one that is annoying, unpleasant, or obnoxious
2   amenities features conducive to such attractiveness and value, features of something that is pleasant
3   vicinity the quality or state of being near; in the area or surrounding
4   bilk to cheat out of
5   kindling easily combustible material for starting a fire; little pieces of wood used to start a fire.
6   bona fide made in good faith without fraud or deceit; genuine, real, authentic
7   ruddy having a healthy, reddish skin in the face
8   cupboard a closet with shelves where dishes, utensils, or food is kept
9   antiquarian one who studies or collects antiques; old; related to the past
10 magistrate an official entrusted with administration of laws; minor judicial assistant.
11 tactless showing lack of respect or taste saying something without sensitivity
12 absconding departing secretly
13 homicidal tendency to commit murder
14 tete a tete head to head; "two heads together whispering" secretly
15 sadistic finding pleasure in inflicting pain; taking pleasure in cruelty
16 fourposter a bed with four corner posts
17 discretion use judgment, caution
18 inquisition a questioning, an examination
19 solicitor / barrister one who represents a client/ lawyer
20 interrogate formal questioning


Quiz on the 23rd

HW  --  Bring ID cards to pick up text of Agatha Cristie's Mysteries in library.

15 TUESDAY

Today we will consider a narrative as a detective and pick up a book from the library.

Daily Journal- Why is criminal justice one of the fastest growing areas of study?

The Confessions (Continued)

Now, complete handout 2 for the situation described.
For part 3 work together.


Bring ID cards to pick up text of Agatha Cristie's Mysteries in library.

 


16 WEDNESDAY Today we will begin our study of the detective mystery genre.

Daily Journal-  What kinds of mousetraps are there?


Go to Library and pick up The Mousetrap and Other Plays by Agatha Christie and bring it with you daily.

As we begin reading we take notes in the following categories for our group in preparation to share those notes as part of the literature circles model. You may use the Literature Circles Notes Guide HERE,  or if it is easier, take detailed notes as described in the following:

As Discussion Director  You ask open questions about the text and challenge assumptions.

An Illuminator  locates passages by page number of important passages (explains why).

A Connector might point out how things in the book are related to the "real" world.

A Word Watcher might point out words that are interestingly used or odd in the text.

An Illustrator might create chart, diagram (e.g. Venn Diagram), map, or picture.

The Summarizer might describe what was learned by close reading and said by each person in the discussion. 

These notes will allow you to more easily complete the Detective Assignment details TBA.

Take parts and begin reading in class-- you must have your notebook out!

Be sure to bring your text daily for credit.

17 THURSDAY Today we will continue our study of the detective mystery genre.
Daily Journal-
 Arthur Conan Doyle wrote " The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.”   explain if this is true or not and why.


Take parts and begin reading in class-- you must have your notebook out!
Be sure to bring your text daily for credit.
18 FRIDAY Today we will continue our study of the detective mystery genre.
Daily Journal-  What is a "Red herring" and have you found one yet? explain.

Take parts and begin reading in class-- you must have your notebook out!
Be sure to bring your text daily for credit.

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WEEK TWO  
21 MONDAY Today we will continue our study of the detective mystery genre.

Daily Journal- What is an "Inference Gap"  can you give an example of one?

Take parts and begin reading in class-- you must have your notebook out!
22 TUESDAY Today we will continue our study of the detective mystery genre.
Daily Journal-  Is "suspense" enjoyable?  explain your answer.

Take parts and begin reading in class-- you must have your notebook out!

HW-- Prepare for spelling and vocabulary unit test!
23 WEDNESDAY Today we will assess language development
Daily Journal- what are the five w's of writing?

Spelling and Vocabulary Assessment.
  THURSDAY Thanksgiving OFF
  FRIDAY Thanksgiving OFF

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WEEK THREE  
28 MONDAY Today we will continue reading The Mousetrap as part of our study of the detective mystery genre.
Daily Journal-  In the spirit of the mystery, if you had to pick someone from your real life thanksgiving weekend to make as a character in a mystery-- Who did it?


HW-- Complete Reading The Mousetrap for a quiz Tuesday.

29 TUESDAY Today we will organize to begin reading a new selection of mysteries in literature circles.

Daily Journal-  What is the greatest strength of working with people who come  prepared in group projects and why is this especially important in college?

Quiz on The Mousetrap  Who did it? and how do you know-- explain-- keep in your Daily Journal.

How literature circles works: literature circles requires you to plan and complete the notes packet in order to share with your group members-- you don't take the same role twice if possible.  You set the HW based on the deadlines of completing the text by the date assigned in addition to the group share/ discussion dates.  The entire packet is due as two  notebook test grades. 12 19 11-- for full credit the directions must be followed to complete the packet.

We will select from the following to read in literature circles--

APPOINTMENT WITH DEATH (1945)
THE HOLLOW (1951)
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (1953)
TOWARDS ZERO (1956)
VERDICT (1958)
GO BACK FOR MURDER (1960)

Quick review of roles--  details and examples are provided:

As Discussion Director  You ask open questions about the text and challenge assumptions.

An Illuminator  locates passages by page number of important passages (explains why).

A Connector might point out how things in the book are related to the "real" world.

A Word Watcher might point out words that are interestingly used or odd in the text.

An Illustrator might create chart, diagram (e.g. Venn Diagram), map, or picture.

The Summarizer might describe what was learned by close reading and said by each person in the discussion. 

 

30 WEDNESDAY Today we will work together to read our selection in literature circles.

Daily Journal-  As we enter the holiday season of the senior year, what is the best part of being a senior? explain.

Complete these steps:

Divide the text into 4 parts (one for each role you will complete in your packet-- no you will not complete six roles before 12 19.  These notes will help you complete the Detective's Notebook Assignment (second quarter project)

Determine how quickly the group can read 10 pages and then estimate the total time it will take to complete the reading.

Set a page to complete through for your first group discussion / sharing Friday.  Begin reading and taking notes as selected in your group.




December 1 THURSDAY

Today we will work together to read our selection in literature circles and an introduction to the detective assignment.
Daily Journal- Is the suspense of a mystery novel as enjoyable as the suspense in what college or career might bring? explain.
These notes will allow you to more easily complete the Detective Notebook/Journal Assignment  Counts as Second Quarter Project-- Due Next year (Jan 13, 2012).-- if turned in early --(Jan 3, 2012)10% extra credit!


2 FRIDAY Today we will meet in literature circles for our first discussion and what we shared sheet.

Daily Journal-  How should your group deal with a person that doesn't come prepared or follow directions?  Is this practical?

  (1st meeting) Meet in circles and complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!  Turn in sheet at end of period.

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WEEK FOUR  
5 MONDAY Today we will read in literature circles in new roles.
Daily Journal-- What is the best part about being an illuminator?
Be sure you turned in a what we shared sheet  follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!  Turn in sheet at end of period.

6 TUESDAY Today we will work on the Detectives Notebook / Journal Project.
Daily Journal-  What are the steps of a TOWER diagram?

Work on your writing for the Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project)  note that all of your prewriting and rough drafts should be kept together.

Most students lose credit by not doing the T and the O steps begin there today. Review the steps A TOWER diagram for a Quiz on the TOWER Friday.

♦ All entries into your Detective’s Handbook must have been through the writing process.  (Use SIM TOWER ) That is: prewrite, organize, write, edit, revise and rewrite. We will do a lot of peer editing in class. Paragraph and sentence structure, as well as spelling, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation count!
♦ All rough drafts are due the day the handbook is turned in, but do not bind the rough drafts into the final handbook. Instead, use a binder clip to hold them all together, and file them in your writing portfolio.


7 WEDNESDAY

Today we will work on the Detectives Notebook / Journal Project or reading as your group decides-- prepare for meeting.
Daily Journal-  What are the steps of a TOWER diagram?

Work on your writing for the Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project)  note that all of your prewriting and rough drafts should be kept together.

Most students lose credit by not doing the T and the O steps begin there today.

♦ All entries into your Detective’s Handbook must have been through the writing process.  (Use SIM TOWER ) That is: prewrite, organize, write, edit, revise and rewrite. We will do a lot of peer editing in class. Paragraph and sentence structure, as well as spelling, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation count!
♦ All rough drafts are due the day the handbook is turned in, but do not bind the rough drafts into the final handbook. Instead, use a binder clip to hold them all together, and file them in your writing portfolio.



8 THURSDAY Today we will work in literature circles and actively listen to each other.
Daily Journal-   Do you agree with this rule:

No inappropriate language or slang – if you don’t know what it is I will remind you when it happens and you will be able to apologize to those in earshot or I will need to call home.  If that doesn’t work I will need to report the behavior to an administrator.  The bottom line is-- If it’s said and I hear it I assume you intended me to hear it BE AWARE all that I hear is my business as a teacher in this school.  No mean and non-inclusive insults.

           Of course, this is NOT a problem in every class explain what should happen to the person who can not control themselves?


Reminder, lateness is becoming an issue for the school once again.  IF YOU ARE LATE THREE TIMES IN TWO WEEKS EXPECT A CALL HOME OR A LETTER OR E-MAIL.  THEN, if that doesn't help I have been asked to write referrals (if you have a problem getting to class on time you need to see your administrator anyway!).  IF YOU THE BELL HAS RUNG, YOU ARE HEREBY ONCE AGAIN DIRECTED TO SIGN IN PROPERLY AND NEATLY-- THIS IS NOT NEGOTIABLE.





(2nd meeting) Meet in circles and complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!  Turn in sheet at end of period.
Select new roles!






9 FRIDAY Today we will continue literature circles.
Daily Journal- What is the importance of using language at the level of the audience?

Complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit.

 

Everyone's working so well--QUIZ on the TOWER postponed through Monday

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WEEK FIVE    **Interim Reports** Five Weeks Before Regents Testing Scheduled
12 MONDAY Today we will assess our knowledge of the TOWER diagram.

Daily Journal-  Listen to The Importance of Jury Duty  and imagine that you were hearing a case against one of the people in your play-- would you want to be on that jury hearing the evidence?

 



QUIZ on the TOWER  Use the following question as an inspiration for a theme on JURY DUTY:  Would "sitting 50 feet away" from the suspected murderer make you feel different-- if there was a chance they didn't do it and the evidence was poor?  Complete the T and O for an essay and turn in for a quiz grade.

HW -- Be prepared to meet in literature circles.

13 TUESDAY Today we will meet in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  The idea behind the what we shared sheet is to help reluctant people contribute,  do you think people would share their work as well if there were no share sheet? Explain.

Prepare to meet in circles and complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!  Turn in sheet at end of period.

Change roles for the final meeting Friday.
14 WEDNESDAY Today we will work on your writing for the Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project) 
Daily Journal-  Why is it that prewriting makes a better organized piece of writing? Explain.

Work on literature circles or Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project) as your group determines.

HW--  Complete reading and prepare for your final sharing on your selected text.
15 THURSDAY Today we will work on filling in gaps in the literature circles packet.

Daily Journal-  If the literature circles packet requires only four completed roles, then how much is each role worth?  If you leave one blank or do not follow the specific directions and do not get credit, what is the highest grade you can get?

Meet in circles to read for the THIRD time and complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!   Complete your Literature Circles Packet to turn in on Tuesday -- you should have completed four roles-- be sure to have followed the directions on each notes page for that role. If you complete all six roles I will give you a 15% bonus on the packet  (The entire packet is due as two notebook test grades. 12 20 11-- for full credit the directions must be followed to complete the packet. ).
16 FRIDAY  Today we will work in literature circles the play.
Daily Journal--  From your reading of mysteries and real life documentary on confessions, how important is it to weigh evidence and be willing to ask many questions?  

Work on literature circles or Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project) as your group determines.  Meet in circles to read for the time and- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too! 


HW literature circles requires you to plan and complete the notes packet in order to share with your group members-- you don't take the same role twice if possible.  You set the HW based on the deadlines of completing the text by the date assigned in addition to the group share/ discussion dates.  The entire packet is due as two notebook test grades. 12 20 11-- for full credit the directions must be followed to complete the packet. 

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 WEEK SIX Four Weeks Before Regents Testing Scheduled
19 MONDAY Today we will meet for the last time to work on reading and taking notes for literature circles on this play.

Daily Journal-  Was reading as a group in literature circles better or worse than reading the same text as a class?  Explain.

Work on literature circles or Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project) as your group determines.  Meet in circles to read for the time and- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too! 


Literature circles requires you to plan and complete the notes packet in order to share with your group members-- you don't take the same role twice if possible.  You set the HW based on the deadlines of completing the text by the date assigned in addition to the group share/ discussion dates.  The entire packet is due as two  notebook test grades. 12 20 11-- for full credit the directions must be followed to complete the packet.
20 TUESDAY Today we will

Daily Journal-

(4th meeting) Meet in circles for the last time and complete a what we shared sheet-- follow directions for full credit -- include pages you read on top too!  Turn in sheet at end of period.

HW literature circles requires you to plan and complete the notes packet in order to share with your group members-- you don't take the same role twice if possible.  You set the HW based on the deadlines of completing the text by the date assigned in addition to the group share/ discussion dates.  The entire packet is due as two notebook test grades. 12 19 11-- for full credit the directions must be followed to complete the packet. 
21 WEDNESDAY Today we will view an adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's plays-- Ten Little Indians.
Daily Journal- What is the effect of using nursery rhymes as party of her plot?

Keep track of the murders in your notebook and be prepared to guess at the killer as part of the play-- how many do you think there will be?

View Ten Little Indians adapted from And Then There Were None.


22 THURSDAY Today we will continue to view an adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's plays-- Ten Little Indians.

Daily Journal-  What is realistic or not realistic in this 1865 film? Explain.

Keep track of the murders in your notebook and be prepared to guess at the killer as part of the play-- how many do you think there will be?

View Ten Little Indians adapted from And Then There Were None.
23 FRIDAY Today we will continue to view an adaptation of one of Agatha Christie's plays-- Ten Little Indians.

Daily Journal-  Can this be adapted for a modern audience?  What would have to change? Explain


Keep track of the murders in your notebook and be prepared to guess at the killer as part of the play-- how many do you think there will be?

View Ten Little Indians adapted from And Then There Were None.


HW --The Detective Assignment (2 nd Q Project)  Due Next year (Jan 13, 2012).-- if turned in early --(Jan 3, 2012)10% extra credit!
    Winter Recess Schools Closed Next Week  and on 1/2/2012

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WEEK SEVEN Three Weeks Before Regents Testing Scheduled
2 MONDAY  OFF
3 TUESDAY Today we will begin to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of "informational" equality.

Daily Journal- Given that, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."       Are we all really created equal?     What does it really mean?    Complete daily journal and be prepared to discuss.     

Be prepared to connect the literary version with real life at the end of the film adaptation in a SIM essay in preparation for your midterm exam.


Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron  --  reflect in your notebook on the power of the media as portrayed in  Harrison Bergeron:

1 Why does Harrison believe that television will have a very big impact on the society?
2 What are the author's (Kurt Vonnegut's) fears revealed by his choice?
3 Do you think that the author's (Kurt Vonnegut's) fears about centralized control, as represented in the movie, are justified? 

By Friday, consider the nightly news-- how is it that they all have similar, if not the exact same stories and
what could this mean about "our" news? 


Explain your reasons. (Rather not watch it? [or ALT] read Harrison Bergeron and respond Vonnegut's "Equality" Plot Summary: "All men are not created equal. It is the purpose of the Government to make them so.")

The Detective Assignment  (the second quarter project)  is due by the end of class Jan 13, 2012

HW--  Due by Friday, select two different news programs airing the same night and list their stories-- the order doesn't matter.  Be sure to identify the programs.




4 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.
Daily Journal-  True or false, it is illegal to lie in the News.
Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron


5 THURSDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.
Daily Journal-  True or false, News is a source of entertainment for many people.
Viewing an adaptation of Harrison Bergeron


6 FRIDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.
Daily Journal-  True or false, News programs rely on peoples fears for ratings.


Complete a KWL chart about how news stories are selected for presentation (consider media ownership).

Work with up to two others and identify obstacles to finding the answers and propose how you could overcome those obstacles to confirm the things you know and research the things you want to know.

Be prepared to use this to connect in a five paragraph minimum SIM essay in preparation for your midterm exam. 






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WEEK EIGHT Two Weeks Before Regents Testing Scheduled
9 MONDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.

Daily Journal-  What do you believe is the purpose of fear in the News?

1)      Please complete the 2nd quarter detective project that was begun in class and is due on the 13th

 

 

 

Reflect on your notes from Harrison Bergeron, yhe nightly news, your KWL chart and view The Persuaders in preparation for the following essay:

 

 

Your Task:

·         As an inspiration read the following passage.

·         Write an essay of at least 5 paragraphs that reflects the given writing prompt.

Passage     

Playwright Arthur Miller said in a recent interview that "our culture now is advertising." How would you define the changing character of American society? And, if you agree with Miller, then what does this all mean -- all these people trying to figure out how to persuade Americans what to buy, whom to trust, what to think. What impact is this having on us?

Each year, legions of ad people, copywriters, market researchers, pollsters, consultants, and even linguists—most of whom work for one of six giant companies—spend billions of dollars and millions of man-hours trying to determine how to persuade consumers what to buy, whom to trust, and what to think. Increasingly, these techniques are migrating to the high-stakes arena of politics, shaping policy and influencing how Americans choose their leaders.  We Americans value our freedom of choice—choice in the marketplace of goods, and choice in what has become a marketplace of ideas. When the same persuasion industry is engaged to influence these very different kinds of decision-making, it's easy for our roles as consumers and our roles as citizens to get blurred. By understanding some of the most effective practices of the persuasion business, we may better understand our choices and perhaps make wiser ones.

Writing Prompt

Based on the above passage, write a well developed essay that takes a position the following statement:

 There is no difference between a consumer and a citizen.

 Guidelines:

            Be sure to

·         Write a coherent 5 paragraph essay that includes an introduction, 3 body paragraphs and a concluding paragraph.

·         Provide a clear thesis statement that answers the question.

·         Each body paragraph must include a topic sentence, several supporting details and a closing sentence.

·         Conclude your essay with an appropriate closing paragraph.

·         Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner.

·         Follow the conventions of standard written English.

 

 




10 TUESDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.

Daily Journal-   Is there something distinctive in the American character that makes us susceptible to this world of advertising and messages? "The Persuaders" program explores the idea that Americans are seeking and finding a sort of identity in buying/joining a brand. What is this about?

Work on "Consumer Citizen" essay due Tuesday.





Writing Prompt

Write a well developed essay that takes a position the following statement:

 There is no difference between a consumer and a citizen.





11 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.

Daily Journal- What are the common elements in the persuasion/selling strategies of advertising and marketing?

The Detective Assignment  the second quarter project has been extended to Tuesday 17th due to my illness!

View documentary  The Persuaders (click HERE) chapters 3 and 4 in preparation for the following essay:

Work on "Consumer Citizen" essay due Tuesday.



Writing Prompt

Write a well developed essay that takes a position the following statement:

 There is no difference between a consumer and a citizen.





12 THURSDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.

Daily Journal-  How can we move about in this world with a degree of self-awareness as to what's happening, especially since all these advertising messages are increasingly trying to move us to act and make choices on an emotional level?

The Detective Assignment  (the second quarter project has been extended to Tuesday 17th due to my illness.
View documentary  The Persuaders (click HERE) chapters 5 and 6 in preparation for the following essay:

Work on "Consumer Citizen" essay due Tuesday.

Writing Prompt

Write a well developed essay that takes a position the following statement:

 There is no difference between a consumer and a citizen.





13 FRIDAY Today we will continue to consider the role of the media and journalism in our understanding of equality.

Daily Journal-  Where are we headed? What's the future? What are your thoughts on how far the techniques of persuasion might go?

The Detective Assignment  the second quarter project has been extended to Tuesday 17th due to my illness.

Work on "Consumer Citizen" essay due Tuesday.

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WEEK NINE Last Week Before Regents Testing Scheduled
16 MONDAY Dr Martin Luther King's Bithday  OFF
17 TUESDAY Today we will review for midterm.

Daily Journal-  How many sentences make up a typical "A" paragraph?


REVIEW SIM AND READING COMPREHENSION.



The Detective Assignment Project Due! 

"Consumer Citizen" essay due Tuesday.

HW-- BRING A NUMBER TWO PENCIL AND A PEN FOR EACH DAY OF THE MIDTERM.


18 WEDNESDAY MIDTERM EXAM
19 THURSDAY MIDTERM EXAM
20 FRIDAY IN CLASS MIDTERM EXAM MAKE UP


If you are done,,,   We will begin working independently on the

The Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest

The final product will form part of your 3rd quarter grade.

If you were suspended, you need to get all work in to me by Monday to be evaluated for this quarter.



REGENTS EXAM IN ENGLISH   11:30am--2pm       TUESDAY 24TH

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WEEK TEN  
23 MONDAY IN CLASS MIDTERM EXAM MAKE UP

If you are done,,,   We will begin working independently on the

The Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest

The above poetry work, the final product, will form part of your 3rd quarter grade.

If you were suspended, you need to get all work in to me by Monday to be evaluated for this quarter.

REMEMBER, IF YOU DIDN'T PASS OR TAKE THE REGENTS EXAM YOU MUST TAKE IT AND PASS TO GRADUATE:


REGENTS EXAM IN ENGLISH   11:30am--2pm TUESDAY-- 
BE ON TIME OR MISS THE LISTENING PASSAGE.




REMINDER-- I WILL NOT BE WORKING ON QUARTER GRADES AS I WILL BE WORKING WITH THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT ON SCORING THE REGENTS EXAM.  DO NOT EXPECT RESULTS BEFORE FEBRUARY.  ANYTHING YOU ARE TOLD BEFORE THAT IS A BEST GUESS-- YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU DID BETTER OR POORER THAN LAST QUARTER IF YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR WORK.




24 TUESDAY
REGENTS EXAM IN ENGLISH   11:30am--2pm.

25 WEDNESDAY Regents Testing Scheduled
26 THURSDAY Regents Testing Scheduled
27 FRIDAY End of Second Marking Period

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THIRD QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  
30 MONDAY Today we will  continue our SAT and vocabulary development.

Daily Journal-  How does it feel to be half way through the senior year?


Create a Vocabulary Map  (sample here) for the following words from literature:

Not sure of the definition? look here: http://www.vocabulary.com/


1.    abhorred [ab ho_ rd] adj. hated

2.    allay [ə la ] v. to calm

3.    chide [ch_ d] v. to scold

4.    fen [fen] n. marsh or bog

5.    fortitude [fo_rtə to ̄ ̄ ̄od] n. bravery

6.    homage [homij] n. tribute

7.    perfidious [pər fide əs] adj. treacherous

8.    precursors [pri kursərs] n. ones who go before

9.    prerogative [pri ro_ə tiv] n. privilege

10.  abominable [ə bomə nəbəl] adj. dreadful

11.  celestial [sə leschəl] adj. heavenly

12.  enmity [enmə te] n. hostility

13.  nimble [nimbəl] adj. quick, alert

14.  prate [pra t] v. to chatter, gab

15.  spendthrift [spendthrift] n. wasteful spender

16.  trifle [tr_fəl] n. insignificant thing

17.  upbraid [up bra d] v. to scold

18.  brine [br_n] n. salt water

19.  jocund [jokənd] adj. merry

20.  odious [o de əs] adj. hateful

 

Be prepared to spell, define and us correctly on a quiz Friday.




31 TUESDAY Today we will begin to explore the question of what it means to be an artist, to create.
Daily Journal- What makes something art?

Work together in groups of no more than four and answer the following:

What is creativity and where does it come from? Explain and discuss?
Can there be rules to art?  Explain and discuss?
Is art beauty? Explain and discuss?
Is art a discipline or freedom?  Explain and discuss?

Complete read and complete page 12  of The Tempest study guide.


Write the answers on the board for discussion and copy them into your notebook under the following heading  The Tempest.


February1 WEDNESDAY
Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  What is "natural" and "unnatural"  and is one better than another? Explain.


The Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest

 
Complete steps 1 2 and 3 of the poem assignment.


2 THURSDAY Today we will read The Tempest.


aily Journal-  What is the "music" of the groundhog? Happy Groundhog Day!.
Phill  says you should continue to work on The Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest






























Opening / Introductory Notes


Take parts and begin reading The Tempest
take notes as directed.

NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE

HW-- prepare for spelling and vocab quiz from Monday.

3 FRIDAY Today we will work on poetry in the style of Whitman.
Daily Journal-  How important is it to tell the difference between reality and illusion?  Explain.


Spelling and vocabulary quiz.

Then
you will begin working independently on the

The Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest

Complete steps 1, 2, and 3 for Monday.


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WEEK TWO  
6 MONDAY Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  How important is forgiveness-- is it?  Explain.


Complete active reading chart below and list the events.
in chronological order. that brought him and Miranda to the island ( or use p13 of the study guide).

Take parts and begin reading The Tempest take notes as directed and complete study guide (The Tempest Study Guide) as we complete readings.
NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE


7 TUESDAY Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Reflect on the following and explain your thoughts
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
--Albert Camus

Note difference between Personal Response and Analyzing Literature page 14-15 of The Tempest study guide

Take parts and continue reading The Tempest take notes as directed and complete study guide (The Tempest Study Guide) as we complete readings.
NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE


8 WEDNESDAY Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal-   Is the value of freedom revealed by the chance of being confined? Explain.


Ariel and Caliban are probably the two most striking characters in The Tempest. Compare and
contrast them on a separate sheet of paper( you may use a Venn Diagram), citing lines from the play to support your written
analysis. Note what kinds of words Shakespeare uses to describe each character, with what
activities and actions each is associated, and what their attitudes are toward Prospero. In what
ways are Ariel and Caliban opposites? In what ways are they similar?

Turn this in today.

Take parts and continue reading The Tempest take notes as directed and complete study guide (The Tempest Study Guide).
NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE


9 THURSDAY Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Reflect on the following and explain your thoughts
American essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The less government we have, the better.” Do
  you agree or disagree?



Begin Act II  Work on page 17 as you read.

Take parts and continue reading The Tempest take notes as directed and complete study guide (The Tempest Study Guide).
NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE


10 FRIDAY Today we will read The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Reflect on the following and explain your thoughts



Take parts and continue reading The Tempest take notes as directed and complete study guide (The Tempest Study Guide).
NO FEAR SHAKESPEARE HERE



Turn in Study Guide as directed.




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WEEK THREE  
13 MONDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.

Daily Journal-  If Alonso is king of Naples and Antonio is Duke of Milan and Ferdinand is the son of the King-- who is his father?

Complete the Active Reading for The Tempest  Act 2
The Tempest Study Guide  page 17

In Scene 1, lines 201–291, Antonio presents several arguments to convince Sebastian to commit a crime. Clarifying the steps of this argument will help you better understand the two characters and will also supply information about the past events that influence the action of the play. Use the chart below to record the series of points Antonio makes as he tries to persuade Sebastian. After writing the line, paraphrase it.



Create an original sentence for each word--

Not sure of the definition? look here: http://www.vocabulary.com/

21.  peerless [pe rlis] adj. without equal

22.  sinews [sinu z] n. tendons

23.  surfeited [surfit əd] adj. full, satisfied

24.  vigilance [vijə ləns] n. watchfulness

25.  abstemious [ab steme əs] adj. moderate, sparing

26.  barren [barən] adj. infertile

27.  compensation [kom´ pən sa shən] n. payment; something

28.  given in return for a debt

29.  deity [de ə te ] n. god

30.  disdain [dis dan] n. scorn

31.  mute [mu t] adj. unable or unwilling to speak

32.  oracle [o_ r ə kəl] n. fortune-teller

33.  rabble [rabəl] n. unruly crowd

34.  vexed [vekst] adj. troubled

35.  auspicious [o_ s pishəs] adj. favorable

36.  chastise [chas t_z] v. to punish

37.  discourse [dis ko_ rs´] n. conversation; discussion

38.  nuptial [nupshəl] n. marriage

39.  promontory [promən to_ r´e ] n. mountain top

40.  rapier [rape ər] n. small dagger

 

 

Be prepared to spell, define and us correctly on a quiz Friday.

 

 



Valantine's Day 14 TUESDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.

Daily Journal-  Draw a picture of Caliban.


Recall Act 1 scene 2:

Ferdinand (the stranded Prince) enters with Ariel who is invisible and sings a tune so beautiful that the amazed Ferdinand quits mourning his father (who Ferdinand thinks has dies in the shipwreck) to follow the music.  Ariel leads Ferdinand to Miranda. When the prince and princess look into each other's eyes, it's love at first sight.  Miranda turns to her dad and announces that Ferdinand is the hottest guy she's ever seen (never mind the fact that the only men Miranda's seen for the past twelve years are Caliban and Prospero). Miranda thinks Ferdinand must be a god or a spirit. Ferdinand declares that Miranda must be a goddess and then asks our girl if she's a "maid." (No, not the kind who washes your socks and cleans up your room. Ferdinand wants to know if Miranda's an unmarried virgin.) Ferdinand announces that he's the King of Naples (now that his dad has perished in a dramatic shipwreck). However, this situation conveniently puts him in a good position to make Miranda Queen of Naples. Miranda meets all the practical requirements of love, so they're all ready for marriage in 26 lines.  Prospero, though he has been making asides all along that his plan is going well, declares to himself that if things are too easy for the young couple, then they won't take their vows of love seriously.  In order to add a bit of conflict to the romance, Prospero accuses Ferdinand of being a spy intending to steal the island. Prospero threatens to chain up Ferdinand and enchant him, but the Prince rebels against the accusation.  Miranda, newly in love, comes to the defense of Ferdinand.  Thankfully, Ferdinand feels the same way, and he says that the weight of his would-be father-in-law's threats and the death of his own father would seem light if he could only look out of his prison once a day and see Miranda. (Maybe he and his dad weren't that close. Who can say?)  Prospero insults Ferdinand, but we know Prospero is just putting on a tough dad act because he secretly comments to himself that he's glad to see the two falling in love, all according to his master plan.

 

Given the situation in Act I,  write a letter, or create a valentine's day card [must include 10 lines or references from the play in Shakespeare's language] from Miranda to Ferdinand or Ferdinand to Miranda -- of course Miranda knows her father's power as does Ferdinand-- Due Thursday.








15 WEDNESDAY Half Day Parent Conferences

Hello all, it's that time again...Open House is on Feb 15th, and will work the same as last year. Two sessions, 10:50 AM - 2:00 PM and the evening session runs from 7 PM - 9 PM.

**All students will be dismissed after period 4, @ 10:03**



Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.

Daily Journal-  What do you think Prospero wants to have happen for Miranda?

Work on the letter for a quiz grade.
Given the situation in Act I,  write a letter, or create a valentine's day card [must include 10 lines or references from the play in Shakespeare's language] from Miranda to Ferdinand or Ferdinand to Miranda -- of course Miranda knows her father's power as does Ferdinand-- Due Thursday.


Half Day Parent Conferences
16 THURSDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  According to Caliban is the natural uneducated state of man superior to the educated man?
Continue reading and complete Act II as a class.

Complete pages 18 and 19 all of "personal response" and "analyzing literature."


17 FRIDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  Who says the following and why?

Being once perfected how to grant suits,
How to deny them, who to advance and who
To trash for over-topping, new created
The creatures that were mine, I say, or changed 'em,
Or else new form'd 'em; having both the key
Of officer and office, set all hearts i' the state
To what tune pleased his ear; that now he was 
The ivy which had hid my princely trunk,
And suck'd my verdure out on't. (1.2.11)



Spelling and vocabulary quiz.




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WEEK FOUR  
27 MONDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Some people say that accomplishments and acquisitions mean more to them when they have to work hard
to achieve them. Do you agree or disagree?

Act 3 of The Tempest contains numerous images of nature and natural elements such as the sea, winds,
sounds, and other natural processes. As you read, use this cluster diagram to record words and phrases that
create this imagery. Include the scene and line numbers, as shown on page 21 of  The Tempest Study Guide.

Reading Act III together.


28 TUESDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Describe on paper an occasion when you had to work hard to achieve something. How did it make you
feel?

Reading Act III together.  Complete The Tempest Study Guide Act III together.


29 WEDNESDAY Today we will  continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Would any important achievement have been as meaningful if you had accomplished it without hard work?


HW-- meet in the computer lab as assigned daily and type each portion of your  Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest assignment.



March 1 THURSDAY Today we will work on our poetry assignment for publishing.
Daily Journal-  Did You Know?
People of Shakespeare’s time believed that God created an orderly universe and that people should seek to
preserve God’s order. Anything that violated this order was “unnatural” and led to evil consequences.  Are there three examples of this in act III? What are they?


 
 Complete  your Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest  assignment.
 

March 1

Periods 1, 3 and 9  (also Periods 4 and 5 ) in room 1211

HW-- meet in the computer lab as assigned daily and type each portion of your  Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest Due Monday


2 FRIDAY Today we will work on our poetry assignment for publishing.
Daily Journal-  What is the importance of music in today's world?  Explain how it is used in as many wasy as possible.

March 2  type each portion of your  Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest Due Monday.

Periods 1, 3  and 9 (also Periods 4 and 5 ) in room 1102



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WEEK FIVE  
5 MONDAY Today we will continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Self-discipline and self-control are important qualities that are learned over time. How do you convince
yourself to exercise self-control when you are tempted to do something you shouldn’t?

Reading Act IV


6 TUESDAY Today we will continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal- Think of a time in your life when exercising self-control really paid off. Do not disclose the specifics, but
use this situation as a basis for creating a list of general steps to follow that would help a person assess a
situation, examine potential consequences, and exercise self-control.


Complete The Tempest Study Guide Act IV questions 1-4  together.
Page 26 and 27

7 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue our study  of  The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  How do you see this play being resolved?

View Acts III and IV


HW Turn in all five steps of your  Complete  your Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest  assignment.


8 THURSDAY Today we will research for our public speaking project.
Daily Journal-  What is your greatest fear about public speaking? Explain.


Turn in all five steps of your  Complete  your Walt Whitman 26th Annual Young Poets Poetry Contest  assignment.


Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE

March 8

Periods 1, 3 in room 2118 and 9 in room 1102 (also Periods 4 and 5 )in room 1211



9 FRIDAY Today we will research for our public speaking project.
Daily Journal-  Is debate the same as giving a speech?

Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE 

March 9

Periods 1, 3 and 9 (also Periods 4 and 5 ) in room 2118



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WEEK SIX  
12 MONDAY Today we will continue our study of The Tempest.
Daily Journal-  What's the difference between Prospero's "art" and Sycorax's magic?

Complete reading Act 5.
Complete active reading page 29 at end of act V.


Complete questions 1-5 in the The Tempest Study Guide  (page 30 and 31)

 

Continue to work on the following--

 

Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE  Due to performance of Taming of the Shrew and avaliable computerlab time-- the project due date has been extended to Wednesday March 28th-- the last week of the third quarter.


13 TUESDAY Today we will
Daily Journal-  Do you believe that the viture of men and women have changed since Shakespeare wrote his plays? explain.

Given that there are no other women on the island we can see that Prospero as the "Perfect Man" has raised a "perfect daughter" thus reflecting the ideals of the Shakespeare's time:

Your Assignment in preparation for a test and as part of a film study-- of Much Ado about Nothing
 
From this play, work together in groups of no more than four to identify the Power and Virtues of men and women as revealed in the play--  Make a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Men and Women power and virtue.

Today, you need to select four quotes from The Tempest and cite them by Play act and scene for each sex (male and female) and then--  later this week --four quotes from Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.  For the film study, you will have an additional day in the computer lab next week to find exact quotes or you may paraphrase lines and identify speaker.

We will go to the computer lab next Tuesday for you to research and complete your comparisons-- I recommend you visit shmoop if you get lost or are absent.


In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers---  

 Power and Virtues of Men    Shared Roles / Qualities?  Power and Virtues of Women   









   




14 WEDNESDAY Today we will Consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  What is the role of love at first sight-- is it the same today? Explain.


Given that there are no other women on the island we can see that Prospero as the "Perfect Man" has raised a "perfect daughter" thus reflecting the ideals of the Shakespeare's time:

Continue your Venn diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.

In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers---  

Additional research here

15 THURSDAY Today we will Consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  What is the role of Jealousy as revealed in Shakespeares plays? Give an example.

Continue your Venn Diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.

In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers--- 
Additional research here


16 FRIDAY Today we will Consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  Who is John the Bastard related to?

Continue your Venn diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.

In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers--- 
Additional research here

Opportunity for Enrichment----   If you are interested in participating see me by TODAY:
Friday, March 23rd (in-house performance of The Taming of the Shrew
Students participating will be excused from classes for this in-school field trip from 10:46 a.m. - 1:38 p.m
Students may bring a SMALL snack (granola bar or such) to eat between 11:30 - 12. 
Students may go to the rest room during this time but not to the cafeteria to get food to bring back to the auditorium.
Tentative PLAYBILL schedule--
10:46 - 11:30 am - Actors/Stage Manager lead a combined workshop for students
12 noon - 1:15 pm - The Taming of the Shrew performance
1:15 - 1:38 pm - Talkback




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WEEK SEVEN  
19 MONDAY Today we will consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  Nothing happened to Hero, yet why might the audience think it's a bad idea for her to pretend to have died?

Continue your Venn diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.

In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers--- 
Additional research here

Opportunity for Enrichment----   I have limited openings of about 6 see me today! I may be able to put you on a waiting list.
Friday, March 23rd (in-house performance of The Taming of the Shrew
Students participating will be excused from classes for this in-school field trip from 10:46 a.m. - 1:38 p.m
Students may bring a SMALL snack (granola bar or such) to eat between 11:30 - 12. 
Students may go to the rest room during this time but not to the cafeteria to get food to bring back to the auditorium.
Tentative PLAYBILL schedule--
10:46 - 11:30 am - Actors/Stage Manager lead a combined workshop for students
12 noon - 1:15 pm - The Taming of the Shrew performance
1:15 - 1:38 pm - Talkback




20 TUESDAY Today we will research for our public speaking project.
Daily Journal-  What did Beatrice ask of Benedict?

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012

 

 

Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE 

The project due Wednesday March 28th-- the last week of the third quarter.

period 4 room 2118    

period 5 room 1102


21 WEDNESDAY Today we will research for our public speaking project.
Daily Journal-  Who is it that discovers that Hero has been set up by Boraccio?

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012

Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE 

The project due Wednesday March 28th-- the last week of the third quarter.

period 4 room 1102     

period 5 room 1102


22 THURSDAY Today we will consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  What is the meaning of the phrase MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING?

Continue your Venn diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts.

In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers--- 
Additional research here

23 FRIDAY Today we will consider the virtues of men and women as revealed in Much Ado About Nothing
Daily Journal-  How do you respond to the ending of the play...  does it seem unreal in any way?  Explain


 For a quiz grade select one of the following responses to The Tempest and write a SIM Essay  or take the in class quiz

Prospero uses his art in the play for a number of purposes: to restore the moral order; to bring about changes in other people; to help sinners recognize their wickedness and repent their evil deeds; and to instruct others about virtue. However, all of these positive changes take place on the enchanted island, not in Milan and Naples. Do you believe these kinds of changes are also possible in the real world? With a partner, find examples of how Prospero’s art achieves positive results. Then discuss what real-life powers have this ability to change people, their behavior, and society. Support your opinion with evidence from history and current events.


or


What is the play's attitude (if it has one) toward colonialism? We know Shakespeare wrote The Tempest when England's colonial ventures were in their infancy. Should we read this work as a piece of colonial literature?







Friday, March 23rd (in-house performance of The Taming of the Shrew)




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WEEK EIGHT  
26 MONDAY Today we will research for our public speaking project.

Daily Journal-  When is the Project due?


Complete Shakespeare assignment from week 6 if not already done.



Continue your Venn diagram and include aspects of Much Ado About Nothing as we view excerpts. In your exploration of Power and Virtues of men and women consider how Shakespeare portrayed  the roles of leaders, followers, monks, friars, nuns, the supernatural, clowns, race and ethnicity, mothers and fathers, family dynamics, nature, marriage, reputation, soldiers--- 
Additional research here


Monday, Mar 26, 2012  

period 4 room 1102    period 5 room 1102

Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE    DUE AT THE START OF CLASS THIS WEDNESDAY

 

27 TUESDAY Today we will take a critical look at some presenters.
Daily Journal-  How do you define creativity?  Explain how you could teach it.

SCHEDULING DAY-----------------------    AND
   The Curriculum Guide  if you need it you need to see your counselor.


An introduction to TED

One of the most influential organizations using public speaking to spread ideas and promote discussions allows students to see effective presentations on a variety of topics.

Take a look at the following--
 Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms (only hosted on You Tube)


  Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

Tagged with education



View a public speaker --    (if alone view on your own view one of the above)  and respond to the presentation and the speaker discuss the presentation with a partner:

1 What is the topic?
2 What is effective. 
3 What is not effective. 
4 What are the best points.
5 What are the worst points.
6 What emotional reaction do you have?
7 Did you learn anything from the speaker?




REMINDER:      HW-- complete the project as assigned.   Public Speaking Project (3rd quarter Project) HERE  DUE AT THE START OF CLASS WEDNESDAY.

 



28 WEDNESDAY Today we will take a critical look at some presenters.

Daily Journal-  What is the role of the audience for a presentation? Explain

Select a topic e.g    Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"   as a class view  (if alone view on your own)  and respond to the presentation and the speaker discuss the presentation with a partner. 

What is the topic?

1 What is the topic?
2 What is effective. 
3 What is not effective. 
4 What are the best points.
5 What are the worst points.
6 What emotional reaction do you have?
7 Did you learn anything from the speaker?



Projects are collected for the third quarter.  If you are presenting you need to see me to schedule your presentation.



29 THURSDAY Today we will take a critical look at some presenters.
Daily Journal-  Has a presentation ever changed your mind about a controversial topic? Explain why.


In class presentations.  Respond to presentations and give positive feedback turn in to me for credit.


If there are no speakers-- notes on the

Monroe's Motivated Sequence

Check out resources Here

Socratic Rubric And under construction

 



30 FRIDAY Today we will take a critical look at some presenters.
Daily Journal-  Have you ever persuaded someone to change their mind?  Explain.



Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence to write a persuasive speech-- topics and positions may be assigned.





End of the third quarter.

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FOURTH QUARTER:

WEEK ONE  (CHECK )  
2 MONDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.

Daily Journal-  What does it feel like to be told to sign in to a "late book"  and  what are the consequences?-- explain.

Keep in mind that you can earn below a 50% this quarter!  Senioritis? don't forget that college acceptance is usually conditional upon your final grades and continued performance. Read a word from the Dean HERE.

Reminding you that all teachers are required to keep a "late book" where students write their names dates and times they exit and enter class not during the passing period.   I will refer to this book as The Passing Book as I believe that the reference to it as the "late book" has a negative connotation and implies that you do not have to sign it when you go out and return with a pass.




PASSING IN

You must record your name and time if the bell has rung and you enter the class late on the left page.



PRINT NAME   TIME IN      DATE



Failure to follow this in all detail will revoke pass privileges and arriving late suspends them for that period -- please don't ask.
 
PASS  OUT

If you wish a pass out of the class during class, you must additionally record your time out of class on the right hand page.



PRINT NAME   TIME OUT      DATE    TIME BACK



Failure to follow this in all detail will revoke pass privileges.


You are receiving a daily participation grade each day this week and work is expected to be done in class as well as at home.

TODAY WE WILL--
Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence (MMS) to write a persuasive speech-- topics selected and approved by this date.

Work on your outline to transfer to index cards.

 
Have a neat outline labeled with each step of Monroe's Motivated Sequence  Details HERE  Samples HERE
STEP
FUNCTION
IDEAL AUDIENCE RESPONSE
Attention
to get audience to listen "I want to hear what you have to say"
Need
to get audience to feel a need or want "I agree. I have that need/want
Satisfaction
to tell audience how to fill need or want "I see your solution will work"
Visualization
to get audience to see benefits of solution "This is a great idea"
Action
to get audience to take action "I want it/ to....now."



Rubric--   Each counts as a H.W.  assignment-- see class handout for details and warnings of common errors to avoid. Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence to write a persuasive speech outline that you transfer to index cards in order to give the speech-- This is worth TWO Quiz Grades.  Each day it is late after Monday the 16th is a 10% reduction in grade. Following the outline will be worth 90% and Delivering the speech will be worth 10%.



3 TUESDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.
Daily Journal- Do you believe that the MMS will work for the topics selected?

Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence to write a persuasive speech -- Work on your outline.


Enrichment-- Digital Nation


View excerpts of advertising and identify the techniques used.

AdvertisingTechniques--  How can you use these techniques? AdvertisingTechniques

Guide to online Ads


STEP
FUNCTION
IDEAL AUDIENCE RESPONSE
Attention
to get audience to listen "I want to hear what you have to say"
Need
to get audience to feel a need or want "I agree. I have that need/want
Satisfaction
to tell audience how to fill need or want "I see your solution will work"
Visualization
to get audience to see benefits of solution "This is a great idea"
Action
to get audience to take action "I want it/ to....now."



4 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.
Daily Journal-  How can he MMS be abused by unscrupulous individuals?



Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence to write a persuasive speech -- Work on your outline.

Enrichment-- Digital Nation

View excerpts of advertising and identify the techniques used.

AdvertisingTechniques--  How can you use these techniques? AdvertisingTechniques


HW--Use the Monroe's Motivated Sequence to write a persuasive speech outline that you transfer to index cards in order to give the speech-- This is worth TWO Quiz grades.  Each day it is late after Monday the 16th is a 10% reduction in grade.




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  FRIDAY OFF

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WEEK TWO ASSIGNMENTS
16 MONDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.
Daily Journal-  What are the five main steps in Monroe's Motivated Sequence?

Be prepared to turn in index cards.

Begin Speeches--  as part of the audience you receive participation for listening actively and respectfully.

An introduction to the The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You will be given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation.


17 TUESDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.
Daily Journal- What is a "Time Capsule?"

Speeches

The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You will be given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation.



18 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue our study of persuasive speeches.
Daily Journal-  How many days are remaining till graduation day?

Last day for Speeches.

The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You will be given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation.


19 THURSDAY Today we will begin reading "A Doll’s House" and exploring issues of women's rights.
Daily Journal-  What is the "Glass Ceiling" and does it exist today?


Reading-- "A Doll’s House" as a class     HELP  Shmoop
Complete worksheet questions.

20 FRIDAY Today we will begin reading "A Doll’s House" and exploring issues of women's rights.
Daily Journal-  What does the title of the play suggest to us as readers?



Reading-- "A Doll’s House" as a class     HELP  Shmoop

Complete worksheet questions.


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WEEK THREE  
23 MONDAY Today we will complete "A Doll’s House" and exploring issues of women's rights.
Daily Journal-  What would you do if your spouse forged a name to put you in debt?

Reading-- "A Doll’s House" as a class     HELP  Shmoop
Complete worksheet questions-- use textbook if you need to.


24 TUESDAY Today we will complete any outstanding assignments and work on senior project.
Daily Journal- Would you expect to share everything in a marriage? --even bank accounts?

The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You will be given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation.


25 WEDNESDAY Today we will work on senior project and Literature Circles.
Daily Journal-    Do you prefer Fiction or Biography?

Literature circles lesson pending library time.

True Literature Circles:

Your task is to browse the fiction and biography sections of the Library and with at least one other person select a common novel of a minimum of 200 pages where you both can take out a copy—if you choose to bring in your own or purchase your own then that is OK too but you must have it by Monday 4 30 12. You must plan with your partner to complete the novel by June 6 Meeting six times (once a week) to discuss the reading and complete literature circles roles.

Weekly reading time (class work grade), assignments (quiz grades), and regular participation will count toward your grade this quarter.



The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You will be given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation.



26 THURSDAY Today we will work on senior project and Literature Circles.
Daily Journal-  What is the last book you have read not as part of a School Assignment?

True Literature Circles:

Your task is to browse the fiction and biography sections of the Library and with at least one other person select a common novel of a minimum of 200 pages where you both can take out a copy—if you choose to bring in your own or purchase your own then that is OK too but you must have it by Monday 4 30 12. You must plan with your partner to complete the novel by June 6 Meeting six times (once a week) to discuss the reading and complete literature circles roles.

Weekly reading time (class work grade), assignments (quiz grades), and regular participation will count toward your grade this quarter.


27 FRIDAY Today we will complete "A Doll’s House" and exploring issues of women's rights.
Daily Journal- What is so groundbreaking in the play for its time?
Complete "A Doll's House"
 Worksheets.


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WEEK FOUR  
30 MONDAY Today we will complete "A Doll’s House"  worksheet and exploring issues of women's rights.
Daily Journal-  Why did Nora leave despite her husband's forgiveness?
Complete "A Doll's House" worksheets and turn in--- use the textbook for reference and return the textbook when you are done.

Meet with your partner (s) for literature circles and establish a timeline for this weeks reading and this weeks roles.  You need to divide your novel into six parts and be prepared to meet Tuesday 8th to share your first role.



1 TUESDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal-How do you respond to the end of the play when Torvald Helmer says, " Before all else, you are a wife and a mother."

Is this view true today?  What pressures are there for this view and against it?

Nora. I don't believe that any longer. I believe that before all else I am a reasonable human being, just as you are--or, at all events, that I must try and become one. I know quite well, Torvald, that most people would think you right, and that views of that kind are to be found in books; but I can no longer content myself with what most people say, or with what is found in books. I must think over things for myself and get to understand them.


We will study Pride and Prejudice a novel written by a woman (Jane Austen) at a time women didn't write such things-- here and explore other aspects of social pressure on women.  You decide: who did it better? Isben or Austen?
Continue your notes SHMOOP? Here

2 WEDNESDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal- Pride and Prejudice?-- this is the first time – because of the Enlightenment and whole rights-of-man thing we just mentioned – that there were a lot of intelligent, newly-educated women, who suddenly looked around and said, "Hey, how come we don't get to own property? How come earning our own money is somehow disreputable? How come we have no rights or political power? How come we're supposed to be all quiet and not talk and not think?"

Continue your notes SHMOOP? Here


3 THURSDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal- How are the male and female worlds separated? What do women have control over?  Is it the same today?

Continue your notes SHMOOP? Here

4 FRIDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal- Elizabeth is held up as an alternative role model for females. By providing a female character who is bold, independent, honest, and forthright, is Jane Austen is making a radical critique of the social construction of female identity in early nineteenth-century England?


Complete Pride and Prejudice notes (Assignment is here).

You can SHMOOP? Here  -- As you view or read the summary of  Pride and Prejudice     

 



THEN

LITERATURE CIRCLES READING DAY


BE prepared to present your notes on your character assigned to you to the class and complete the worksheet here in groups of no more than three on Monday.


Literature Circles Meeting Tuesday-- BRING YOUR NOVEL Monday and Tuesday! 

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 WEEK FIVE  
7 MONDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.

Daily Journal- What issues in Pride and Prejudice mirror those of A Doll's House?

Complete Pride and Prejudice notes as assigned and present them and prepare for first Literature Circles meeting by completing your reading as you assigned it.


8 TUESDAY Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  Is it better picking your own novel in literature circles?
Literature Circles Meeting  --Share your first sixth in groups and decide on the next section for meeting next Wednesday.


9 WEDNESDAY Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal- How did you decide on the roles you would each take in the literature circles?

Reading for Literature Circles and work on The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You are given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation. We have May 23, 24, and 30th scheduled in the computer lab for you to complete your project.


10 THURSDAY Today we will work on out 4th quarter project.
Daily Journal-    Are the issues of Pride and Prejudice valid today? Explain.

Work on The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You are given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation. We have May 23, 24, and 30th scheduled in the computer lab for you to complete your project.


11 FRIDAY Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal- How did you decide on the roles you would each take in the literature circles?

Reading for Literature Circles and work on The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project  DUE JUNE 1st (So that you can get it back!) 
You are given class time to work on rough drafts of this project and be given grades according to your participation. We have May 23, 24, and 30th scheduled in the computer lab for you to complete your project.

HW be prepared to meet in lit circles Monday you should have two of the six worksheets complete.

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WEEK SIX  
14 MONDAY

Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  Is it better picking your own novel in literature circles? Has it had any effect on your reading?

Literature Circles Meeting  --Share your second “sixth” in your groups and decide on the next section for your next meeting this  FRIDAY.  Read in class for the remaining time.

15 TUESDAY Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal-    Are the issues of Pride and Prejudice valid today? Explain.

Work together to come up with definitions of the two words ‘adaptation’ and ‘reproduction’. How does each
relate to the idea of an ‘original’?
When you have done this let’s complicate matters a little by putting in three other words: ‘based
on’, ‘inspired by’ and ‘replica’. How do these fit into this pattern?

Work as assigned on your
Film Education StudyGuide assignment.  Read page 28 and discuss.

16 WEDNESDAY
Today we will continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal- Is arranged marriage still an issue today?

Work to complete your Film Education StudyGuide assignment.




17 THURSDAY Today we will  continue exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal- What is the difference between Hollywood and Bollywood?


Work as assigned on your Film Education StudyGuide assignment.


18 FRIDAY

Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  Is it better picking your own novel in literature circles? Has it had any effect on your reading?

Literature Circles Meeting  --Share your THIRD “sixth” in your groups and decide on the next section for your next TUESDAY.  Read in class for the remaining time.



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WEEK SEVEN  
21 MONDAY Today we will exploring issues of women's rights, social status, and wealth as they have evolved (or not) from the early 19th century onward.
Daily Journal-  What do we bring to Bride & Prejudice? (see page 4 of Film Education StudyGuide)

Work as assigned on your Film Education StudyGuide assignment.



22 TUESDAY

Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  Is it better picking your own novel in literature circles? Has it had any effect on your reading?

Literature Circles Meeting  --Share your Fourth “sixth” in your groups and decide on the next section for your next Thursday June 1.  Read in class for the remaining time.

Daily Journal- 
How many pages do you have remaining in your reading?





Complete any remaining Film Education StudyGuide assignments assigned so far.



BE PREPARED TO WORK ON 4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project   IN THE COMPUTER LAB

23 WEDNESDAY Today we will work on the 4th Q project.
Daily Journal-  When is the final exam?

BE PREPARED TO WORK ON 4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project   IN THE COMPUTER LAB

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Period 4 in 1211

Period 5 in 2118


24 THURSDAY Today we will work on the 4th Q project.
Daily Journal-  How many school days are left?

BE PREPARED TO WORK ON 4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project   IN THE COMPUTER LAB
HW--The last day to meet in the computer lab is Wednesday the 30th.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Period 4 in 2118

Period 5 in 2118



25 FRIDAY Memorial Day School Closed

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WEEK EIGHT  
28 MONDAY Memorial Day School Closed
29 TUESDAY Memorial Day School Closed
30 WEDNESDAY Today we will work on the 4th Q project.
Daily Journal-

BE PREPARED TO WORK ON 4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project   IN THE COMPUTER LAB

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Periods 4 in 2118

Periods 5 in 2118

Periods 9 in 2118



31 THURSDAY Today we will work on the 4th Q project.
Daily Journal- Will you be able to turn in your project Friday?

BE PREPARED TO WORK ON 4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project   IN THE COMPUTER LAB

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Periods 4 in 2118

Periods 5 in 2118

Periods 9 in 2118



JUNE! 1 FRIDAY

Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  Will you be able to complete the novel and return it to the library?

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY PROM!

4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project DUE   MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HAVE A SAFE PROM!

 

Literature Circles Meeting  --Share your fifth of the  “sixth” in your groups and decide on the next section for your next TUESDAY.  Read in class for the remaining time.



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WEEK NINE  
4 MONDAY Today we will work in literature circles.
Daily Journal-  What are your plans for the summer?

4TH QUARTER PROJECT  The Senior Memory/ Time Capsule Project DUE TODAY

Work on the rest of your literature circles due by Thursday the latest.


5 TUESDAY Today we will review for final exam.
Daily Journal- What are your plans for the fall?

Review as assigned in class.  In preparation for the final exam, view  Digital Nation and respond to the following on a separate sheet of paper and turn it in at the end of the period:

Rewiring Young Brains----According to the latest Kaiser Family Foundation data, 8- to 18-year-olds are spending more than 50 hours a week with digital media. That's more than a full work week. Are e-mail, mp3s and the web affecting your child's brain? Dr. Gary Small is the director of UCLA's Memory and Aging Research Center what does he find?



6 WEDNESDAY Today we will review for final exam.
Daily Journal- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck If a woodchuck could chuck wood? Some people say that he would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much as a woodchuck would If a woodchuck could chuck wood. Agree or disagree and explain your reasons.

Review as assigned in class. In preparation for the final exam, view Digital Nation and respond to one of the the following on a separate sheet of paper and turn it in at the end of the period:

Relationships ---  Discuss how technology is changing friendship, parenting and love.                    OR

Netiquette--  At an age when American children are just starting to learn arithmetic and writing, Korean schoolchildren are already mastering "netiquette."




7 THURSDAY Today we will review for the final exam.
Daily Journal-  Who is the author of The Tempest?

Review as assigned in class. In preparation for the final exam, view Digital Nation and respond to the following on a separate sheet of paper and turn it in at the end of the period:

 

Virtual Training -- What does it mean to train digitally? P.W. Singer is the author of Wired for War and an expert in military technology is this a realistic substitute for traditional training?




If you miss a portion of the exam it will be your responsibility to make up your final exam
on Friday June 15 at 7:30am (subject to teacher and chairperson approval) you must have a valid reason for the absence.

LAST DAY OF CLASSES --   ALL CLASSWORK IS DUE.

HW-- BRING A NUMBER TWO PENCIL on time!



8 FRIDAY    IN CLASS FINAL EXAM 
If you miss a portion of the exam it will be your responsibility to make up your final exam
on Friday June 15 at 7:30am (subject to teacher and chairperson approval) you must have a valid reason for the absence.



HW-- BRING A NUMBER TWO PENCIL on time!

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WEEK TEN  
11 MONDAY IN CLASS FINAL EXAM

If you miss a portion of the exam it will be your responsibility to make up your final exam
on Friday June 15 at 7:30am (subject to teacher and chairperson approval) you must have a valid reason for the absence.

12 TUESDAY IN CLASS FINAL EXAM

If you miss a portion of the exam it will be your responsibility to make up your final exam
on Friday June 15 at 7:30am (subject to teacher and chairperson approval) you must have a valid reason for the absence.

13 WEDNESDAY  
14 THURSDAY  
15 FRIDAY  

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18 MONDAY  
19 TUESDAY  
20 WEDNESDAY  
21 THURSDAY  
22 FRIDAY Conference Day

23rd GRADUATION!

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