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