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