2/9 Have read Peter Singer's entire essay (page 319-). Be prepared to discuss the ethical claims made by Singer. Graded discussion on "The Singer Solution to World Poverty." If you did not get a chance to speak in class, feel free to send me an e-mail with something substantive that wasn't already said in class.
HW: The language of your question (Introduction + Assignment) needs work. And formatting needs to be completed. You do not want to format on your iPad. Research for sources. Try Scoop It.
2/10 By the end of the period I need your "AP 2015 Community Synthesis Question" completed with as many sources listed as possible.
2/11 Still working on finessing the language of our prompts; write your thesis statement and one body paragraph in response to your group's Synthesis Question
Continue to evaluate your sources and your prompt. The more released Synthesis Questions you review, the better off you will be.2/12 Due:
Printed copy of your complete Synthesis Question package; we are going to the Library for a brief period tomorrow for speed-dating ("Blind date with a book") so, if needed, you can print in the Library if there are issues printing at home. Try your best to get the formatting right.
HW: Read your Blind Date Book & enjoy!
2/18 Mrs. Douglass-Garrett returned for Course Selection; Period 2: Consider which of the five Chapters you are most interested in covering for our next unit. E-mail me at .net what your top 2 choices are & I will do my best. Period 5: Revise your Synthesis Questions; keep in mind the obstacles you had writing your thesis statement and a body paragraph.
2/19: Timed Write--bring a blue or black ink pen that doesn't smudge and a new code name/moniker/alias/nom de plume.
2/20: In-class, reviewed some of the common errors in the arguments written on 2/19.
New Pods for Five Units in the Textbook.
& read the first "must-read" essay in your chapter (for most of you, it's the first piece in the chapter; not so for Language).
Gender, pages 347-362
Language, pages 507-539
Sci & Tech., pages 599-615
Popular Culture, pages 707-722
Nature, pages 797-815
2/23 Castle sketch; Introduction to Lynda Barry. If you want to know more about her, see: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/29/187079888/looking-ahead-to-the-future-of-cartoons-and-creativity
Reading Day/Time to journal
Journals may be handwritten neatly in ink on only one side of a page (easier for me to read them) or typed in a Google document. Choose one method for journals, please.
*Keep track of big names and controversial issues/"hot topics" related to your subject.
See the shared Google Document for up-to-date "Must-Reads"
HW: Reading #2
2/24 In-class brainstorming for Big Issues. HW: Reading #3
2/25 HW: Reading #4
2/26 Reading Day
Due 2/27 end of the period: Dialectical Journals for first four required readings (20-30 pages) in your Textbook Chapter (individual grade).
In-class: Review of Library Databases.
Go through the "Suggestions for Writing" Section at the end of your Textbook Chapter for some ideas. You are in finding-sources mode. Share what you find on Edmodo.
3/6 In-class work. See edmodo for ideas. Many are posting great links.3/7 Due: Hand in printed copies of 2-3 scholarly articles for me by the end of the period.
3/10* Due: for Textbook Readings draft list of Big Names & Issues
3/12 Due: for added "Scholarly Articles" in Google Drive and Dialectical Journal entries for "scholarly articles" in Notebooks.
3/14 Due: e-book package due by the end of the period (Library).
Lesson Plan format: Lesson Plan Template
Returned marked-up copies of e-book packets for review. Any changes you make to your packet should be done in red/different color in Google Drive e-book.
Draft Lesson Plans in Google Document, in Folder. HW from Gender Group: Period 2 reads Tannen's essay on "No Unmarked Woman," writes three of her big claims, and answers No. 8. Period 5 Outlines Gould's essay on "Women's Brains"
Outlining for 2002 (Form B) AP rhetorical analysis prompt on Julius Caesar.
Complete Thesis and Outline for 2010 Synthesis Question [technology & schools] - to be collected. Remember this prompt can be found on AP Central.There are also a stack of test-prep books that I will set out on my front table.Traditional Argument Question Test Prep (handout)
Packet of multiple-choice questions handed out.
In-class review of 2006 AP Questions 1 & 3.
Announce the I-Search (research paper). Choose your Person & request a Book Title.
Tell me who your I-Search Person is.
AP Language & Composition Exam
Schedule your Interview for next week.
HW: You should have a commitment from your I-Search Subject. Book titles due
Craft your 20-25 interview questions - tailored to your person - using the generic list and the ones you wrote in class/on your own. introductory script and questions live in a Google Document shared with me. Please title your Google Document thus: Period #, Name, I-Search Interview.
In-Class: We created or revisited our Noodle Tools accounts; Works Cited; book & interview entries.
Go to Noodle Tools. Choose MLA Advanced. Create Project. Create Citations.
5/13 In-class: Info Card distributed; started narrative opening of I-Search paper (Period 2 did not meet this day)
Obtain and bring to class the book recommended to you by your mentor
HIs descriptions of his classmates and teachers are models for descriptive/narrative writing about important people.
5/14 Due: Interview Questions
Add I-Search Info (from Info Card) as a heading in your I-Search Google Document (up to and including date of publication). Make sure your opening remarks are also scripted there.5/15 Due:
Book (print or electronic copy) in class
Write the introduction (Period 5 started this on 5/13)
5/16 Period 5, Due at the start of class: a printed copy of your Introduction
5/19 Due: Interview Completed
Transcribe "interview highlights" (you should do this within 2-3 days of Interview).
Your Transcript "highlights" should be added to the I-Search Google Doc you've shared with me. Add "+Transcript" to the document title. (You should spend ~2 hours total on typing the interview).
5/19 Period 5: Your introductions were returned.
Work Day:Thank-you cards!
Read your book, keeping up with journal entries/"evidence of reading" requirement
Transcribe your interview "highlights"
5/20 Period 2, Due at the start of class: a typed, printed copy -- MLA format, please -- of your Introduction
update your Info Card - how far are you in your reading?*In-Text Citations -- you will be quoting your mentor in your paper. Cite those quotations in MLA format. You will also be quoting from your book; you'll cite those lines as well. See the Purdue OWL Website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
5/22 Due: Printed, Typed Interview Transcript. Font should not be smaller than 11 nor larger than 12. Single spaced is fine, but please vary the text so that I can tell who is asking and who is answering.
Remember: Your I-Search paper is not shared with me since the formatting requires such precision.....
5/22: In class read aloud of an excerpt from Richard Wright's autobiography (1945) entitled "The Power of Books." This piece serves as a model for illustration and example in your writing. It was also the impetus (years ago) for the specific research paper we are doing in this class. Feel free to quote from it/reference it in your research paper.The Power of Books
5/23-5/24 Work Day
I'm reading your Transcripts & returning them as soon as I can.
5/27 Due: Next installment of I-Search paper (~4 pages, formatted correctly): revised Intro, IIA. & ~half of IIB.
5/28 Go to the Library's web page and look up your author in the "Contemporary Authors" database. You may find something useful.
Citing the Contemporary Authors Database in Noodle Tools: Create citation; choose "database"; choose "original content"; fill in title of entry, which is the author's name, and the copyright date. If you have trouble finding your author through the Library database, let me know.
HW: Schedule your Interview #2 for the middle or end of next week.
5/30 Due: Evidence of reading and of completing your book (journal entries, typed or handwritten). Drop off in my mailbox or my classroom.
Interview #2: Return to your Interview No. 1 Transcript Highlights for follow-up questions and craft new questions now that you've read the book and done some research. You'll want to have some research done before your Interview No. 2.
HW: Craft your questions for Interview No. 2 & create a new Google Document entitled "Period #, Name, Interview No. 2" and don't forget Info Card information as heading.
Secondary Sources6/2 You are looking for anything that expands your knowledge of your book, i.e. criticism, praise, analysis. Library on-line databases: InfoTrac: Literature Resource Center (I forgot to tell 2nd period about that one) SIRS, New York Times, etc.
Conduct Interview No. 2 this week
Update Noodle Tools and work on your Annotated Works Cited page. Go to the link below for instructions:
HW: Continue to research & fine-tune your 5-10 discussion questions/follow-up questions/conversation starters for Interview No. 2.
Updates: There were not enough desktop computers in the Library, so if you still need to print your sources, you may do so on Wednesday at the start of class. Period 5: change of venue for tomorrow.
6/4 Period 2 in Library/Period 5 in A-203 (since the Library's computers are booked).
Come to class with at least two printed reviews/critiques/articles of or relating to your book (other than Contemporary Authors).
6/5 Due: (Back to the classroom.) Printed copy of your Annotated Works Cited page w/your five+ sources (including your second Interview) -- only add annotations for secondary sources.
Use the "PRINT/EXPORT" button in Noodle Tools to generate your Annotated Works Cited page in a Word document.
Then, once in a Word document, check the margins, and just add your last name in the upper right-hand corner via a header. Then print. It must be perfect. I do not understand not wanting it to be perfect. If your Works Cited Page citations do not match the "source citation (MLA 7th Edition)" at the end of your printed source, something is amiss.