Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekly Agenda 9/4-9/7

TUESDAY
The Glass Castle baseline essay

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #4
Get books: 1984
HW Read Chapter 1 for Friday and complete 3-level questions

THURSDAY
cont' discussing symbols and motifs
Orwell Biography
-Cornell Notes
-3Qs and discuss
HW Look up key terms relating to 1984: communisim, socialism, Marxism, dystopia, Orwellian, Big Brother, Stalinism

FRIDAY
Descartes Quotation Quickwrite
'Thumbprint" poem
-explication in pairs
Discuss key terms
Discuss Chapter 1
HW See reading schedule, print it out and use it as a bookmark.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/27-8/31

MONDAY
Create portfolios
Discuss Kindred

  • title and implication
  • questions of genre
  • 3-level questions discussion and review text
  • characterization: dynamic, static, foil
Greater discussion about figurative language
HW Due Wednesday, compare The Glass Castle  to Kindred

TUESDAY
Continue discussion about figurative language; find examples of the following terms in Kindred:
  • characterization
  • irony
  • metaphor
  • simile
  • imagery
  • personification/pathetic fallacy
  • digression
  • conflict/parallel conflicts
  • symbol
  • motif
  • theme
  • s/m/t chart
Practice Glossary Entry

WEDNESDAY
Review homework
Article relating to The Glass Castle
-close reading
-practice reading journal format #1
HW The Glass Castle-Write a glossary entry for a literary term of your choice.

THURSDAY
Check glossary entries.
Journal Entry #2: in a thoughtful paragraph, explore time travel as a metaphor; as it relates to slavery, and how it makes the narrative unique and the message more persuasive.
-alienation
In class literary terms quiz, partner work.
HW Finish literary terms quiz for tomorrow

FRIDAY
Journal Entry #3: Read Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay (4 paragraphs).  See prompt.
-swap and peer response
-"How well did their response negotiate the prompt?"
-"What did they well; what needs improvement?"
Structure
-format/grammar/mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
HW Timed Writing Tuesday

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Weekly Agenda 8/22-8/24

Welcome to the 2012/2013 School Year!

Wednesday
-Welcome
The Glass Castle
-3-levels Questions
HW HW Create User for turnitin.com (ID# 5390843, PASS: Stevens); 
Email msstevens@gmail.com with user email and password
Sign up with email on homework blog

Thursday
The Art of Close Reading
-annotation
-questioning
-clarifying
-collect & connect
Terms: contrast, dichotomy, juxtaposition 
The Glass Castle excerpt
HW complete dichotomy worksheet

Friday
Review homework
Practice Reading Journal entry
-The Glass Castle excerpt
Portfolios
-student info.
-course outline
-general
HW Bring Kindred