Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Finding Demian??

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Reading

Please read Demian and complete the Holiday Packet t-graph; motif, symbol, theme chart; and sentence portrait. Finish your independent reading book and write 1 journal entries, #'s 14.

Weekly Agenda 12/14-12/18

MON
Return, review and reflect on Book Report
Study Groups for Jekyll & Hyde Book Test
HW Study
AND Chapter Maps due WED

TUES
BOOK TEST

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #14

THURS
Introduce Hesse's Demian
-Jung and Freud
-two worlds
HW Read Chapter 1
AND record one quotation with T.A.C. analysis

FRI
Review Chapter 1
Holiday Packet

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Weekly Agenda 12/7-12/11

MON
Review Chapters 5,6, & 7
Review important language and motifs
Vocabulary Test Thursday
Revisit transitional expressions
-sample paragraph, highlight transitions
HW Read Chapter 8 and 3qs

TUES
Official Group Paragraph assignment
Creating groups
-assign chapters
Group Work
HW Finish Book (chapters 9 & 10 and 3qs) for FRIDAY

WED
GET Demian!!!
SSR #13

THURS
Vocab Quiz
Group Work
Roles
-everyone brainstorms and finds evidence
-writer
-editor
-facilitator
-typist
HW Type up Paragraph

FRI
Quick Draw Day
Presenting Group Paragraphs
HW Complete Study Guide for Book Test and Story Map

NEXT
Sharing Story Maps
Book Test
Demian

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/30-12/4

MON
Review Victorian Packet questions
Write 3 sentences characterizing Mr. Utterson
-read and compare with neighbor
--is he a reliable narrator?
J&H mask assignment
-student examples
-due Thursday
Review Chapter 2
HW Read Chapter 5 for Thursday and 3Qs

TUES
Review Chapters 3&4
-looking at Stevenson's sentence structure
Chapter Map update

WED
SSR
Journal # 12
HW Read Chapter 6 & 7 and 3qs per

THURS
Self grade and turn in Journal
Gallery Walk and response
Literary Terms related to Jekyll and Hyde
Review Chapter 5
HW Read Chapter 8 and 3qs

FRI
Review Chapters 5, 6, & 7
Assign groups for Paragraph and Quick Draw
Assignment
-groups
-identifying motifs
HW Finish text and 3Qs pers

NEXT WEEK
Group Meeting on Chapter Paragraph
-finalize and take home to type
-paragraph requirement checklist
--Did you? use 4-6 transition or introductory clauses or phrases?
Review Chapters 8,9, and 10
-Collect HW sheet
Quick Draw session
-presentation
J&H Study guide and book test
HW

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/23-11/25 Thanksgiving Weekend!

MON
Review Chapters 1 & 2
-address unknown words, allusions, etc.
Notes
-Stevenson Bio
-the times
Pd 6 -distribute books
HW Allusions and Literary Terms worksheet
1984 Process Essay due to turnitin.com by 10pm

TUES
Review Allusions and Literary Terms
-how do allusions create a relationship between reader and author?
-add to Lit terms rings
Characterization
Victorian Times Article and Q's due MONDAY
HW Read Jekyll and Hyde (J&H) Chapters 3 & 4 and write a set of 3Qs per for Monday.

WED
SSR
Journal #11
HW for next week!!!
-make sure Victorian Times article and questions are complete
-you have read chapters 3 & 4
-You have maintained notes for Chapter Map

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/16-11/20

MON
The 3rd Draft!!
-peer edit
-teacher conferences
Finish Movie
-debrief, Movie Review due WED.
HW Final 1984 Essay due NOV 23rd to turnitin.com (note: your grade will be held hostage until you upload it to turnitin, and please bring a hard copy on Tuesday)
6th -We''ll extend teacher conferences, and complete Tuesday's Agenda

TUES
Finish Movie
More editing

WED
What new book are you reading (or do you need?)
Journal Entry #10

THURS
1984 Essays
-read around share

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Cornell Notes:
Stevenson Bio
-footnotes on the text
Story Map
-drawing the text
HW Read Chapter 1 and write 3Qs, AND create a list of terms and ideas you don't know.

FRI

Story Map
-class work
Begin Homework
HW Read Chapter 2 and write 3-level questions
for MONDAY

Monday, November 9, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/9-11/13

This week we will dedicate most of our time to process writing the 1984 essay. Instead of a daily agenda, here is a list of steps we will take:
-brainstorming/freewrite on prompts
-narrowing down and articulating a thesis
-1st draft, peer feedback
-2nd draft, typed, feedback and editing
-3rd draft, typed, read-around edit session, teacher feedback
-final draft due Nov 23 by 10pm to turnitin.com

I will assign reading in Jekyll and Hyde next week. Equilibrium movie review due Wednesday.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/2-11/6

MON
1984 Book 2 'Goldstein's Book' Quiz
Review Book 3, Chapters 3&4
HW FINISH Reading!! (if you haven't already)

TUES
Review Ending
-homework questions due
Return C&C Essays
-transitions (handout)
Meet with Book Report Partners
-due date Nov 9th by 10PM to turnitin.com
HW Write Sample Summary for Thursday

WED
SSR
Journal #9

THURS
Review/Peer Edit Summary
The analytical paragraph
-transitions
-embedding
-accessing different thesis
Pair Work
HW Write Analytical Paragraph

FRI
Review/Peer Edit Analytical
The Conclusion
-thought-provoking
-summary and restatement
Pair Work
HW Book Report due Monday by 10PM, hard copy Tuesday

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Weekly Agenda 10/26-10/30

MON
cont' Independent Reading discussion
Review 1984 "Goldsteins' Book
-attach definitions to political terminology
-review essential ideas
Quiz on 'BOOK' on Friday
HW Read the remainder of 1984, Book II

TUES
Review Language
Marginalia on potential essay topics
HW Get Movie Permission Slips Signed
AND Read Book III, Chapters 1 & 2 for Thursday, and 3QS

WED

SSR
Journal Entry #8

THURS
Review 3QS
Get J&H by next Fri
Baseline Essays, Rubric Norming
HW Read Chapters 3 & 4 for Monday and 3Qs

FRI
Write an in class sample summary of your independent book
-read aloud
-feedback
BOOK 2, Goldstein's book QUIZ

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Weekly Agenda 10/19-10/23

MON/TUES -BLOCK SCHEDULE
smt.tac practice (symbol/motif/theme.translate&analyze&conclude)
-breaking down symbols, finding recurring motif and generating thesis
-learning how to write thoroughly about quotations from a novel
Review 3qs class discussion
Review previous language from BOOK I
-review T.A.C.
--introduce transitions (worksheet)
HW Finish Book 2 for Thursday and 3qs

WED
SSR
Journal #7
Self-grade and turn in for credit

THURS
Review 3qs discussion
Sentence mimics and style analysis

Review "Goldstein's Book"
-revisit definitions for political terms: Leninism, communism, socialism, etc.
-"the machine" -"ING-SOC" -3-social classes, etc.
HW Read Book 3, Chap 1-2 for MON and 3Qs
AND Bring in Independent Reading Books, be prepared to discuss

FRI
Introduce Book Report Structure, models, and rubric
Equilibrium Parent Permission Slips
Literary Circles
-discuss and review independent book
--see questions
-pair up for book report
HW Get permission slips signed

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Weekly Agenda 10/5-10/9 & 10/12-10/16

WEEK 1
MON
Create Interview Questions for Social Group
Official Assignment
-formatting
-deadlines and due dates
QuickWrite about Identity
-creating class definition
3Q Class Discussion
HW Read -Book 1, -p55 for Thursday and 3qs
AND, bring C&C essay drafts for peer response on Friday

TUES
Orwell Biography
-Cornell Notes
Review character and plot elements
Detail look at Orwell style

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #6

THURS
3Q Discussion
"Thumbprint" Poem
-reading, and explication
Vocabulary List
-inventory
HW Read till page 70 (Chap VIII) and write 3Qs for Monday

FRI
Work on Funsheet as Vocabulary Review
(do not turn in, quiz on Thursday)
Governing Systems, History and Political Leaders who inspired Orwell to write 1984
-in groups connect the story to what you have learned
--what are the similarities?
Trade C&C essay for Peer Response

WEEK 2
MON

3Q Class Discussion
Brainstorm list of symbols for 1984
-create s/m/t chart
-create working thesis
Select language that seems most suited to themes you have identified and complete T.A.C. analysis for it.
HW Read Book 2 and write 3Qs for Thursday
Bring C&C Essay Drafts for Official Edit and Teacher Review this Friday

TUES
Transitions worksheet and practice
Take T.A.C from last week and embed quotation into analysis
-see handout
Choose 2 Quotations and write T.A.C paragraphs

WED

SSR
Journal Entry #7

THURS

Vocab Quiz
3Q Class Discussion
HW Read ______ and Write 3Qs for Monday

FRI
C&C Essay Peer Edit
smt.tac practice
-breaking down symbols, finding recurring motif and generating thesis
-learning how to write thoroughly about quotations from a novel

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/28-10/2

MON
Holiday
Yom Kippur

TUES
Early Dismissal Minimum Day
Swap Journal and write a 1 paragraph response to the writer. Reflect on these elements of their essay:
-format/grammar and mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
In groups or with neighbors brainstorm top 10 list of things to improve in writing essays.
HW finish list

WED
SSR
Double-Entry Journal #5

THURS
Review Writing List
Review and Quaker Share Kindred Journal Essay
Reflect on alienation
and identity
GET BOOKS -1984
HW Read 1984 first 10 pages and write 3-level questions

FRI
3Q Class Discussion
Introduce Taj Fel's Social Identity Theory
-Group identity
-individual
-groups in high school settings
George Orwell Biography
HW: 1984 finish reading chapter and write 3-level questions
Research terms associated with Orwell and 1984

TURNITIN.COM

Please register your student information at turnitin.com if you don't already have an account.
9HP Class registration information is
Class Id # 2899205
password CATS

In order to receive credit for registering you must respond to the discussion board by Oct 15th.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/21-9/25

MON
Kindred reading quiz
3-level discussion review
Introduce new terms
-dynamic/static character
-foil
-symbol
-theme
-motif
-personification
--pathetic fallacy
-conflict
-imagery
Glossary Entries
-group work
HW Finish glossary entries

TUES
Discuss time-travel
-as a metaphor
-as it relates to slavery
-as it defines Kindred as a Science-Fiction novel versus Memoir
Distinguishing theme and motif
HW Bring Independent books tomorrow and comp journals

WED
SSR
Double-entry #3
HW Take home Kindred Lit. Terms Quiz

THURS
Pair share and complete quiz
-review terms
Kindred and identity
-first person narrative
-articulating themes
-parallel conflicts
HW Research the concept alienation
Bring outside reading books tomorrow and journals

FRI
Subbed out for Baseline Grading
Reflect on the excerpt from an Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay(3 paragraphs), as journal entry #4.
If you finish early, you may read you independent reading book (no entry necessary)
If you don't finish, finish for HW.
HW Bring Kindred and Journals on Tuesday to share and review

Friday, September 11, 2009

Weekly Agenda 9/14-9/18

MON
Curious Incident Quiz
Student Survey and Index Cards
Collect Reader Writer Inventory
-review titles and writing assignments from the past
HW Create 3-Level Questions on Curious Incident
AND bring books tomorrow

TUES
Review 3-Qs
-discussion credit
Creating Lists
-making sense
-categorizing and creating pattern
Literary Terms associated with Curious Incident
-characterization
-digression
-rhetorical question
-simile
-metaphor
-syllogism
-foreshadow
-allusion
-dramatic irony
-hypothetical
HW Glossary Entry for 2 literary terms (see format)

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #2
Practice
Review HW

THURS
Buddy Pairing
Essay Prep
-Jigsaw Foldables
--review basic essay elements
-Share and clarify with Buddy
HW Make sure you bring your book tomorrow

FRI
Baseline Essay
-in-class, timed writing
Collect Parent Signatures and materials check
HW Create 3-level questions on Kindred

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Welcome! Agenda Wed 9/9-Fri 9/11

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
WED

Anticipation Reaction Guide
--discussion
Excerpt and 10 minute writing
-journal style
Body Biography Template

HW Body Biography due Friday

THURSDAY
Article -nonfiction (supplementary reading)
-3-level questions
-marginalia practice

FRIDAY
Reader-Writer Inventory
Review Body Biography
-peer review: explain characteristics
Double-Entry Journal Practice
-format
-self-grading rubric
-models
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