Sunday, September 26, 2010

Weekly Agenda Sept 27-Oct 1

1984

MON & TUES
Vocabulary Quiz
3Q Class Discussion
-apply understandings of Political Terms to text
S/M/T : T.A.C. analysis worksheet
-generating thesis
Taj Fel's Theory
-class groups
-h.s. groups
HW see reading schedule

WED
SSR (Make sure you have your independent reading books)
Journal Entry #6
HW see reading schedule

THURS & FRI
3Q Class Discussion
Connections between independent books and 1984
Review S/M/T: T.A.C. analysis worksheet
Practice Paragraph
-peer edit and response
HW see reading schedule
AND type paragraph

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1984 Reading Schedule

1984 is split up into 3 books with chapters in between, you will be required to read approximately 20 pages per every 3 days.

READ
Book 1, Chapter 1 for Thursday 9/23
Book 1, Chapters 2-4 for Monday 9/27
Book 1, Chapters 5-6 for Thursday 9/30
Book 1, Chapters 7-8for Monday 10/4

Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday 10/7
Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for Monday 10/11
Book 2, Chapters 7-8 for Thursday 10/14
Book 2, (p166 or stop where Ignorance is Strength begins) for Monday 10/18
Book 2, Chapters 9-10 for Thursday 10/21

Book 3, Chapters 1-2 for Monday 10/25
Book 3, Finish book for Thursday 10/28

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekly Agenda Sept 21-25

1984 by George Orwell

MON
Swap Journal Entry #4
-peer response
"How well did their response negotiate the prompt?"
"What did they do well; what needs improvement?"
Focus on Structure
-format/grammar and mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
Brainstorm top ten things to improve our writing this year.
Introduce 1984: background and relevance
Orwell Biography
-cornell notes
-3qs and summary
GET BOOKS?
HW Look up key word search and prepare to share with class
READ pages 1-10 and 3qs (wait until we get books)

TUES
GET BOOKS
Descartes Quotation
-"Thumbprint" poem
-pair work
-reading and explication
HW READ Chapter 1 and 3q's for Thursday

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #5
Vocabulary List
-inventory
-funsheet
-QUIZ MONDAY

THURS
Review "Thumbprint"
3q class discussion
Governing systems, history and
Political Terms related to 1984
-socialism
-communism
-Karl Marx
-Marxism
-Autocracy
-Stalin
Begin Symbol/Motif/Theme chart
HW Read Ch 2-4 and 3q's for MONDAY
STUDY vocabulary

FRI
Vocab Quiz
3q class discussion
Continue with s/m/t chart
-create working thesis
HW see reading from Thursday agenda

Friday, September 10, 2010

Weekly Agenda Sept 13-17

MON
review homework
Discuss KINDRED
-the title and implications
-question of genre
3-level question practice
-class discussion and review of the text
-clarifying questions
-characterization
HW Complete the handout comparing KINDRED to A LONG WAY GONE

TUES
Review HW
Introduce new terms
-dynamic/static charcter
-foil
-symbol
-theme
-motif
-personification
--pathetic fallacy
-conflict
-imagery
Practice Glossary Entry
HW Finish Glossary entries (see handout)

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #2
Practice self-grading (see rubric)
SAVE HW for Later (Practice glossary entry due)

THURS
Pair Share Literary Terms Quiz
Kindred discussion
-identity
-narrative
-themes
parallel conflicts
HW Explore (in a thoughtful paragraph) time-travel as a metaphor; as it relates to slavery; how it makes the narrative unique and the message more persuasive. Journal Entry #3
And, Bring Journals tomorrow.

FRI
In-class essay
Read excerpt from Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay (4 paragraphs) as journal entry #4
HW Bring Kindred and journals Monday

Monday, September 6, 2010

Weekly Agenda Sept 7-8, 10

Welcome Back to School!
Please bookmark this page ASAP and refer to it weekly for up-to-date agendas and homework.

TUESDAY
Read excerpt from A Long Way Gone
-practice 3-level questions (see handout)
-practice journal entry format (see handout)
-practice self-grading (see rubric)
HW Find 3 helpful items from this website.

WEDNESDAY
Article and Statistics
-practice 3Qs and marginalia (don't worry if these terms are unfamiliar)
Journal Entry #2
-self-grade
Talk about SSR and independent reading program
-short book talk
HW Apply themes from A Long Way Gone to themes in up & coming unit

FRIDAY

Baseline Essay
HW
Chart a timeline for Dana's experience.
Next week Kindred and literary terms.

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