Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Doll's House May 27th-June 18th

Previous Week: 5/27-28
Introduction to A Doll's House: Ibsen Life & Times
HW Read Act 1 for Monday


June 1st-14th
Parallel characterization
-s/m/t chart
-movie (with Anthony Hopkins)
-dramatic readings
--voice and character
--narrative direction
Vocabulary
-concept circles
-quiz


Independent Reading Book Projects are due Monday, June 14th
Reflective Writing Essay (as journal entry): Students reflect on their writing portfolio, areas of growth and areas for growth.

June 14th-18th is Finals Week
3rd pd-Tueday
6th pd-Thursday


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Weekly Agenda May 24-28

MON
Review Draft Letters
-peer edit and teacher comments
-improving sentences
Works Cited
HW Final Draft Due Friday, May 28th to turnitin.com

TUES
Optional Draft
Fine-Tuning Feedback
SSR Tomorrow
Return books

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #10

THURS & FRI
Introduction to A Doll's House
-Ibsen Biography
-life and times
ACT 1

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekly Agenda May 17-21

CST Testing all Week
Class meet Twice

DAY 1-
Persuasive Writing
Business Letter Assignment due May 28th to turnitin.com
Notes
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-sources (credibility, bias, integrating)
HW Brainstorm an authentic audience and get their snail mail (physical address) or email address. Additionally, bring in one source (article, database info, interview, etc) on your topic.

DAY 2-
Writing
-structure
-paraphrasing versus quoting
-transitions
-format
HW Roughdraft due MONDAY, 24th
-list of works cited

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekly Agenda May 8-12

MON
Finish watching Kurasawa's DREAMS
-reflect on connections
Socratic Fishbowl
-complete reflections

TUES
Review Chapter 4 "The Aftermath"
Class Discussion
HW Read Independent book

WED
SSR
Journal #9

THURS
Study Guide

FRI
Hiroshima Book Test

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekly Agenda May 3-7

MON
Share excerpts from Parent Interview
Review Chapter 3
-class discussion
Read and Discuss
"An Anniversary to Forget"
-marginalia
-SOAPStone
HW Finish and prepare to share

TUES
Vocabulary
National Character Information (WWII)
-marginalia read-around
Japanese (military behavior) during WWII
HW Write a short paragraph connecting military behavior to your understanding of obligations
AND, read Chapter 4 and 3Qs for Thursday


WED

SSR
Journal #8
(Due Today)

THURS

ATOMIC BOMB The Movie, excerpts
Nuclear Worksheet (totally nuclear, dude!)
Review Chapter 4
HW Finish Book and 3Qs form Monday

FRI
Kurosawa's DREAMS
-reflection
HW Choose best 3rd-level questions for Socratic Fishbowl seminar MONDAY
Modern Japan