Saturday, October 27, 2012

Updated Weekly Agenda 10/29-11/2

Persuasive Writing

MONDAY
Return Book Reports
-review and apply corrections to 1984 Essay
Foldables
-define terms and share examples
HW 1984 Essay due tonight by 11:59 pm to turnitin.com

TUESDAY
Foldables
-apply terms to essay, "Too Much Pressure"
Business Letter Assignment
HW Brainstorm an individual, organization or company you would like to write a persuasive letter to.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#11

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
"Too Much Pressure" Qs
Finish Foldables
Look at SAMPLE student letters
-identify parts
Consider Rubric
-practice norming on SAMPLE
HW Write a draft for TUESDAY

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10.22-10.26

1984

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Check and peer Edit 2nd drafts
-FLTs
-style guide
-semicolon practice
-passive voice
Pair Share Quote Analysis
Edit 3rd Drafts
Read-Around
Final Edits
HW Final Draft due to turnitin.com Oct. 26, hardcopy Monday
Bring free choice tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #9

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Begin Persuasive Writing notes
pathos, ethos, logos
-organization
-claim and counterclaims
SAMPLES


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10/-10/19

1984 and  Equilibrium

MONDAY-TUESDAY
YOUR BOOK REPORT IS DUE MONDAY BY 11:59pm to turnitin.com
Equilibrium, the movie.
Assignment: Movie Review-  write a short 3 paragraph review that summarizes the movie, reviews the performances and quality of the movie and then compares it to 1984.  DUE to turnitin.com FRIDAY, Oct. 19th.  No Hard Copy necessary.  This assignment will be graded on turnitin on the 3-pt scale.  

HW Bring essential quotations from 1984 in with some analysis.


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Essay Topics
-pair share quote analysis
-evidence and analysis
-peer edits
-teacher review
-draft read arounds
HW 1st typed draft THURSDAY; 2nd due FRIDAY; Optional 3rd draft due MONDAY.

NEXT WEEK
Final peer edit
-transitions
-colons, semi-colons
-passive voice
-FLTs
ESSAY DUE FRIDAY, OCT. 26th to turnitin.com, hardcopy MONDAY.




Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weekly Agenda 10/8-10/12 (Wow, I forgot to publish...so sorry!)

1984  by George Orwell

MONDAY
BOOK REPORT cont'
-student sample
-your theme paragraphs
-reflection
--synonyms for "shows"
--transitional expressions
HW See reading schedule
AND, brainstorm thesis for book report

TUESDAY
Focus on Character
-Winston's motivation, short-sightedness, pitfalls
-3-level questions
-anticipating the ending
HW READ, READ, READ!!

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #8

THURSDAY
Discuss ending.
-final symbolism
-implications for modern times

PEER EDIT??
HW Work on Book Report

FRIDAY
Begin Equilibrium

NEXT WEEK
Book Report Due OCTOBER 15th to turnitin.com by 11:59pm, hard copy Tuesday
1984  Essay Prompts
-creating global thesis
-drafting/outline
-writing
-revising
-editing
-finalizing
Fishbowl Seminar?
More movie