Saturday, September 10, 2011

1984 by George Orwell

MONDAY
Journal #4: Excerpts from Octavia Butler interview.

-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
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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
See Reading Schedule


TUESDAY
GET BOOKS
Descartes Quotation
-"Thumbprint" poem
-pair work
-reading and explication
HW READ

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #5
Vocabulary List
-inventory
-funsheet
-QUIZ next Tuesday
HW READ

THURSDAY
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 (SAVE for next week)
HW Read Ch 2-4 and 3q's for MONDAY
STUDY vocabulary for next Tuesday


FRIDAY
cont' notes from yesterday

3q class discussion
Continue with s/m/t chart  (SAVE for next week)
-create working thesis
HW see reading from Thursday agenda