Any changes you make to your packet after 3/18 should be done in red in Google Drive e-book. If need be, print a new version.
4/13 Wrap-up day - one month until AP Language Exam
4/14 Period 2: Pop Culture / Period 6: Science & Technology. See homework document.
4/17 See Facebook Group Post & homework page. Get a head start on upcoming homework.
4/20 Complete your Nature homework.
4/21 Nature begins
4/24 Read Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - due 4/30
4/27 Test Prep
Tasks completed for AP test-prep:
Traditional Argument Question Test Prep (handouts, including all argument prompts).
Complete Thesis and Outline for 2010 Synthesis Question [technology & schools]
Practice w/2006 Question 3
Practice with 2003 AP (Audubon and Dillard passages)
H.L. Mencken prompt on artist's relationship with society (handout - Period 6)
4/28 Period 2 Language / Period 6 Pop Culture
4/29 Period 2 Language / Period 6 Ms. Quinzi
4/30 Period 2 discuss Metamorphosis / Period 6 Pop Culture (Day 6: double period)
5/1 Period 2 Science & Tech / Period 6 Language
5/4-5/5 Period 2 Sci & Tech / Period 6 Language
Continue to check the Homework Document for your class for shared items.
5/6 Announced the I-Search (junior year research paper). Choose your Person & request a Book Title.
5/7 Schedule your Interview for next week.
HW: You should have a commitment from your I-Search Subject. Book titles due Monday, 5/11.
5/8: In your class period "Uber Folder" you will find an "I-Search Master List." Please update.
Period 6 HW: One multiple-choice practice passage (from the 2014 exam) handed out in class. Time yourselves: 20 minutes.
your 20-25 interview questions - tailored to your person - use the
generic list I showed you in class (see above) SPARINGLY. Introductory script (your thank you & opening remarks, etc.) and list of questions live in a Google Document you will share with me. Please title your Google Document thus: Period #, Name, I-Search Interview.
5/11 Due: Book title(s) provided by your I-Search Subject. In-class, AP Test Prep.
Suggested that students go to
Naviance, About Me, Resume. It's time to think about asking for college
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.
In class read-aloud from Richard Wright's autobiography
(1945), an excerpt 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
5/12 Due: Interview Questions
Add relevant I-Search Info as a heading in your I-Search; since I have so many of these to read, it's easier for me if the information is part of the heading of the papers.
5/13 AP Exam5/14 Due:
Book (print or electronic copy) to show me in class
5/15 Due: Typed Introduction - minimum 1.5 pages (typed, double-spaced, 12-pt TNR font - write "do not share" if needed)
Create project in Noodle Tools for I-Search Works Cited page. Sign in, Create Project, Choose MLA & Advanced, Description is "I Search" -- create citations for book and personal interview (use the drop down lists).
5/18 Work Day; you may use the class time for transcription if you bring ear-buds.
5/19 Due: Interview Should Be Completed
Transcribe "interview highlights" (you should do this within 2-3 days of Interview).
Transcript "highlights" (~1500 words) should be added to the I-Search Interview Google Doc
you've shared with me. Add "+Transcript" to the document title. (You
should spend ~2 hours total on typing the interview).
HW: Read your book.
Thank-you cards! I will bring some generic ones in.
5/19 Create & share a Google document titled: Period #, I-Search Journal #1
Format this document with your I-Search info heading: Your Name, Subject, Book Citation, and Reading Stage (example: 50% finished; I'm on page 150/300)
See the I-Search assignment sheet, Part II.B., and write 100+ words in response, taking care to establish "evidence of reading."
Period 2 will do the above with the addition of two citations. Period 6 will add two in-text citations.
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/
5/21: If you would like me to take a look at a draft of your paper over the weekend, leave a clean copy for me in my mailbox.
Due 5/22* [This is electronic so the fact that we don't meet in class should be irrelevant]: Interview Transcript. Font must not be smaller than 11
nor larger than 12. Single spaced is fine, but please vary the text so
that I can tell the difference between the ask-er and the answer-er.
Remember: Your I-Search paper itself is not shared with me since the formatting requires such precision that it must be printed when I read it.
Evidence of reading and of almost-completing your book.
Schedule Interview #2 for the first week of June: 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 also want to have a good deal of research done before your Interview No. 2.
Finish your book by 5/27. We will move on to Secondary Sources, Part III of your I-Search.
Part III: Secondary Sources5/27 Meet in Library for Mrs. Host's Magical Marvelous research-your-book/find-a-book-review mini-session. You are looking for anything that expands your knowledge of your book,
i.e. criticism, praise, analysis.
5/28 Back in the Library to annotate secondary sources found on 5/27; add annotations to the space provided in Noodle Tools.
Go to the link below for instructions on what to include in your annotations:
5/29 [Library] Due at the end of the period: Annotated Works Cited page.
*Note* Period 2 did not have enough time in the Library after the Junior Book Awards.
RE: Printed copy of your Annotated Works Cited
page -- 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.
"Guess and Check" as Paul says.
Notes from last year:
Fine-tune your 5-10 discussion
questions/follow-up questions/conversation starters for Interview No. 2.
Week of June 1st: Conduct Interview No. 2
Due Monday, June 1st: Printed
installment of I-Search paper (~4 pages, formatted correctly): revised
Intro, all of Part II.A. & II.B w/a printed annotated Works Cited page (see above)
6/1 We are back in "The A-218" with our printed papers (one-inch margins, people). Check the grading rubric below. This will help you prepare questions for Interview 2. Look where your paper needs to go and craft questions/discussion starters accordingly.
Update "About me" "Resume" in Naviance. Time in class provided.
6/2 Library Day - you should use the computers there. Continue writing Part III of your research paper.
6/3 Back to the classroom for the rest of the week. I've returned Annotated Works Cited pages for revision. Make sure you're following the directions on the OWL website for summarize/assess/reflect.
Use the "tweak this manually" function in Noodle Tools if you have to.