Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 25-29

1984

MON & TUES
3Q Class Discussion
Meet with Book Report Partners
-pair work
-more writing tips
--transitional expressions
--synonyms for "shows"

HW Finish book by Thursday
AND 3-paragraph Book Report due THURSDAY to turnitin.com and hardcopy by FRIDAY

WED
SSR
#9
Quick Peer Edit?? It might be helpful to have your peers take a look at your book reports.

THURS & FRI
3q Class Discussion
Begin Movie (see assignment)
HW Movie review due next Thursday

Next Week
Finish Movie
-review due Thursday
1984
Essay Prompts
-drafting x3
-peer editing

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 18-22

1984

MON
In groups, answer questions about theories divulged through "Goldstein's Book."
Each response must be in paragraph form.
Key Questions:
What is a "Floating Fortress?"
What is the "primary aim of modern warfare?"
What is the connection between wealth and power?
What techniques or strategies allow the Party to control its citizens?
How is the world today (in 1984) "more primitive?"
What is "the machine?" What does it have to do with: "human drudgery;" "goods;" "poverty and ignorance?"
What are the aims of the party?
HW Chapter's 9 & 10 and 3qs

TUES
Collect and share body biographies
Review questions from group work
-turn in group questions (1 piece of paper)

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #9
TURN IN JOURNALS TODAY, self-graded and totaled

THURS & FRI
Review Theme Paragraph and Baseline Essays
Book Report Format (and Writing Rubric on Monday)
-pair work
-"transitions" handout
MLA Format
Book Report on Independent Reading DUE Thursday
3Q Class Discussion
HW Read Book 3, Chapters 1-2 and 3Qs for MONDAY

NEXT
Movie Permission Slips

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 11

1984

MON & TUES
Character Venn
-Body Biography
3Q Class Discussion
Read key excerpts p114, 119, 128-129 and 132.
-add to symbols list
HW Read Ch 7&8 for Thursday and 3qs
AND Body Biography due next Tuesday

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #8

THURS & FRI
3Q discussion
Record differences between Inner and Outer Party
Explore the idea of sacrifice for a larger gain. Why would it be essential in determining if Winston would be a loyal 'Brotherhood' member?
Begin Reading Chapter XI together
HW Read Chapter XI-p 166 (End before you read Ignorance Is Strength)

NEXT WEEK
MON
In groups, answer questions about theories divulged through "Goldstein's Book."
Each response must be in paragraph form.
Key Questions:
What is a "Floating Fortress?"
What is the "primary aim of modern warfare?"
What is the connection between wealth and power?
What techniques or strategies allow the Party to control its citizens?
How is the world today (in 1984) "more primitive?"
What is "the machine?" What does it have to do with: "human drudgery;" "goods;" "poverty and ignorance?"
What are the aims of the party?


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Weekly Agenda Oct 4-8

1984

MON & TUES
Review s/m/t:T.A.C handout
-edit and share
-check embedded quotation
Your typed paragraph is due tomorrow, Tuesday
Taj Fel's Social Identity Theory and application to 1984
-add to notes
3Qs Class Discussion
Work with Transitions, plug them into typed paragraphs
HW Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday

WED
SSR
Journal Entry #7

THURS & FRI
3Q class discussion
Looking at Orwell's decision to break his book into 3 parts
-practice SOAPSTone
Identify and discuss
-"the machine"
-"ING SOC"
-"3 Social Classes
-"the party"
HW Read Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for MONDAY