10/29 11:59 p.m. due: Your Introduction lives in the shared Google Doc for review. Brainstorming completed.
Take a position on the effects of standardized testing…
Argue the extent to which schools should incorporate leveling systems.
Take a position on the value of extrinsic vs. intrinsic motivation for high school students.
Evaluate the most important factors that a school should consider before…
Evaluate the most important factors that a teacher should consider when instructing and/or implementing curriculum and/or assessing students.
3 from our core list (Jesness, Prose, Rose, O’Connor, Percy, Gitlin)3 of your own, including one graphic
Read pages 61-67
Read pages 72-74 on “The Synthesis Essay”
Skim until pages 84-85 on “Incorporating Sources” – read closely.
Using your rhetorical strategies notes, find and ornately identify three strategies in the Rodriguez passage. Fluffy clouds for imagery,for example.
Answer: What is the author's attitude towards himself and his family?
How do the strategies convey that attitude?
Write an introduction with a thesis statement for this prompt. Example: Richard Rodriguez's presentation of events creates a melancholic tone perfectly suited for this once close-knit family from whom he now feels estranged, even as they lavish each other with presents and platitudes.
Collaborate in Pods; write individually in your notebooks
[Left side of NB] Go back into King’s Letter and find his major claim about community (directly quote him; don’t try to put him in your own words). Find a supporting quote as well.
(2 quotes, always with paragraph #s, page #s)
[Right side of NB] Go back into Quindlen's speech and find her major claim. If you put it in your own words, support with a direct quote. Find a supporting claim as well. (2 quotes).
In-class: Started reading Thoreau, "Where I Lived..."
~We are part of a brotherhood of humanity, regardless of race, geography, or religion. We should work to uplift human personality in whatever way we can, as ‘co-workers with God.'
~Be ‘unhurried and wise.’ “Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.”
2/20 In-class work refining claims on Post-Its. Label each author's claim as an argument of fact, value, or policy. If absent, get the definitions from a classmate.
Page 897 grammar exercises 1 and 2--only do ODD questions for both exercises
Read Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring"
"Questions for Discussion" 1 & 6
"Questions on Rhetoric and Style" 3 & 5
Read Wendell Berry’s “An Entrance into the Woods”
Write down his main claim(s) about mankind’s/human society’s connection with nature (quote him). Be prepared to discuss these tomorrow in class.
Answer "Exploring the Text" questions 1, 2, and 4.
How to prepare for tomorrow's discussion:
Pay attention to Berry’s use of descriptive detail, mood changes, anaphora, and similes/metaphors.
Read and take notes on essay by Wendell Berry (pgs. 825-833)
Only read by Oates (pgs. 841-847). Students can take notes on this one only if they want to.
OPTIONS FOR NOTETAKING: Students can either A) take free-formed notes, with a focus on the author's/ humanity's role in and perception of nature, or B) answer questions 1, 3, 5,and 7 for Berry (pgs. 833-4).
HW Period 2: Read "Watching TV Makes You Smarter" by Steven Johnson (pg 766); Answer Discussion Question 3 and identify 3 of his major claims. HW Period 5: Read and annotate "Make Room, Socrates, for Lady Gaga and Beyonce" by Jenna Ross, freewrite for a few minutes on the topic & complete grammar exercises 1 & 3 on pages 793-7944/30 Pop Culture Day Two; Pop Culture needs to complete Evaluation form (see above)