Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekly Agenda Oct. 31-Nov. 4

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde


MONDAY
Hand back papers
Review Movie
ATTENTION, CHANGES:
-your 1984 essays will not be due until Friday at 11:59pm
-you will not have to write a movie review for Equilibrium
Book Talk Independent Reading Choices for J&H:
-Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin
-The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
-Something Wicked this Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
-The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
-Gold Bug and other Tales by E.A. Poe
-The Dark Descent, a collection of authors
-The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
-The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
HW Only to make sure you don't forget to work on your essay later on in the week.


TUESDAY
Check out books to students
Introduction to Stevenson and J&H
-biography
-the times
-allusions and footnotes
Vocabulary
-inventory
HW Read Chapter 1 for Thursday and write 3-level questions


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #11

THURSDAY
Review 3-Qs
Write 1 paragraph characterizing our narrator, use language from Stevenson
-determine whether or not he is a reliable narrator
Complete Vocabulary fun sheet
HW Read Chapter 2 for Monday and write 3-level questions


FRIDAY
Hand back book reports
-apply corrections, comments, edits to 1984 essays
-look at rubric and portfolio
J&H
-Chapter 1 3Qs continued

HW 1984 Essay due tonight, don't forget to upload it to turnitin.com
AND, vocabulary quiz next THURSDAY/



NEXT
Begin reading Victorian Times piece
-highlight important sections, determine what needs more explanation
-answer questions in JOURNAL #12
Mask Assignment




Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Blog Oct. 24-28

1984 & Equilibrium


MONDAY
Collect Essays
-Quaker Share
Prompt Distribution
Begin Movie
-notes
HW Draft 1: Working Thesis; Evidence and Analysis for a prompt, typed.

TUESDAY
Pair Share Analysis
Movie -notes
HW 2nd Draft: full body paragraphs, typed.  DUE THURSDAY


WEDNESDAY
Movie

THURSDAY
Draft Read Around
Review movie notes
HW 3rd Draft due tomorrow: as complete an essay as possible.


FRIDAY
Final Peer Edit
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Introduction
HW Turn Final Essay into turnitin.com by next Tuesday evening, hardcopy due next Wednesday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Weekly Agenda Oct. 17-21

1984


MONDAY & TUESDAY
Review Writing Tips
-synonyms for "shows"
-transitional expressions
3-level Q Discussion
Focus on Character
HW See Reading Schedule and continue working on your Book Report due 10/21 (this Friday)


WEDNESDAY
SSR Optional
or Work on Book Reports
SILENT WORK
HW See Reading Schedule


THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Discuss Ending
-final symbolism
-implications for modern times
Notes on George Orwell's influence on writing, thinking, politics.
Quick Peer Edit??
HW Turn in Book Report to turnitin.com by 11:59 tonight.


NEXT
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar
1984 Essay Prompts
-creating the global thesis
-drafting
-writing
-revizing
-editing
-finalizing
Watch Equilibrium
-write movie review (see assignment)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Weekly Agenda Oct. 10-14

1984


MONDAY
HANDOUT: Review Questions and Excerpts from "Goldstein's Book"
HW Character Venn due tomorrow


TUESDAY
Seating Chart
Character Venn Gallery Walk
Review questions from "Goldstein's Book"

WEDNESDAY (GRADES POSTED TODAY)
No SSR
Independent Book Report Format
MLA Format
-due next 10/21
HW create working thesis for your independent book.


THURSDAY
Finish Book Report Format Requirements
-Book Report due 10/21 to turnitin.com
-partner work on drafting
-finding appropriate evidence for your thesis
3-level Discussion Book 2, Chapter 10.
HW continue working on your book report.  See reading due for Monday.


FRIDAY
Movie Permission Slips due next WED.
Focus on character:
-what are Winston's motivation?
-what pitfalls does he encounter?
HW continue working on your book report.  See reading due for Monday.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Weekly Agenda Oct. 3-7

1984


MONDAY
Handout: Respond to review questions from Book Two
-make sure you use evidence
3-Q Class Discussion
HW See Reading Schedule


TUESDAY
Character Venn Assignment: due next Tuesday
-body biographies: For two characters, find evidence that matches parts of their body.  For example, for their brain, you might find evidence for what they are thinking.  For their heart, you might find evidence of something they feel or love.
Roughdraft Venn, share student models.
HW See Reading Schedule


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #9
Self-Grade and turn in journals.  This week marks the end of Grading Period 1.  Grades will be pulled at the beginning of next week and sent home as a progress report.  Please take this time to look at your grades, see if you can make anything up or talk to your teachers about what you are missing.
HW See Reading Schedule

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Read and discuss key excerpts: pp114, 119, 128-129, 132.
-add to symbols list
Record differences between Inner and Outer party.
-Apply political theories to understanding of "The Party."
-What is the "Brotherhood?"
-Goldstein's Book
HW See Reading Schedule
AND, Character Venn due Tuesday