Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/26-11/30


MONDAY
Review chapters 2 & 3: discussion
-characterization
-timeline
-etiology
-essential questions
HW Conduct a Parent Interview: Ask your parents 3 essential questions about nuclear arms.

TUESDAY
“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
HW Read Chapter 4 for FRIDAY and 3Qs

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#15

THURSDAY
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-Read around marginalia
--respond to each other's margin notes in conversation form
Group Research Newspaper: students will be assigned to groups of 5.  Each member will have a topic to research and write a new style article.  Some members will be responsible for layout and visuals.  
-to add to your newspaper, include period advertisements, comics, etc.
-August 1945
DUE next FRIDAY, DEC 7th.
HW Begin Research, bring in articles and materials tomorrow.

FRIDAY
Review Chapter 4
Group Work.


-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar

Sunday, November 18, 2012

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

MONDAY

Chapter 1Discussion
-discuss journalistic style and tone
SOAPSTone analysis
-subject
-overview
-audience
-purpose
-style
-tone
(how do Hersey’s choice of adjectives influence the reader’s perception of the survivor’s experience)
Two recommended reading books to complement HIROSHIMA (optional)
HW Read Chapter 2 and 3Qs for Tuesday

TUESDAY
Review Chapters 2
-characterization
-structure
-point of view
HW Read Chapters 3&4 and 3Qs for Monday

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal #14
HW Conduct a Parent Interview

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

NEXT
-population behavior
-“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-marginalia
-reaction to the end
-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/13-11/16

Hiroshima by John Hersey

TUESDAY
Introduction to Hiroshima
K.W.L Notes
-Statistics
-images
Reflection and Freewrite
HW Business Letter is due to turnitin.com by 11:59 WED.  No hard copy necessary, will be graded online.

WEDNESDAY
SSR (Free choice, or see list of complementary titles to Hiroshima)
Self-grade and turn in journals.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY

Begin Jennings’ documentary
-notes
-reflect on who were the key players; how decisions were made; what factors were taken into consideration before the bomb was dropped
Excerpts from other bomb test-site footage

HW Read Chapter 1 and 3Qs for Monday



NEXT
SOAPSTone analysis
-subject
-overview
-audience
-purpose
-style
-tone
(how do Hersey’s choice of adjectives influence the reader’s perception of the survivor’s experience)
-characterization
-structure
-point of view
-population behavior
-“Obligations” handout
-military behavior (WWII)
-National Character Studies (WWII)
“An Anniversary to Forget”
-marginalia
-reaction to the end
-Nuclear Worksheet
Persuasive Essay Style (synthesis-lite)
-authentic audience
-fallacies
-counterargument
-citing sources
(credibility, bias, integrating)
-paraphrasing vs. direct quotation
-signal phrases
-transitions
-format
Excerpt from Kurosawa’s Dreams

Prepare for the final
-outline essay
Fishbowl Socratic Seminar






Sunday, November 4, 2012

Weekly Agenda 11/5-11/9

PERSUASIVE WRITING
-end of grading period this week-

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Check Authentic Address
FOLDABLES
-brainstorm plan
Students Sample
Textbook model
-rubric
Check 1st draft
-peer review
HW Due Thursday, 2nd draft.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#13

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Additional persuasive essays
-identify parts and answer questions
HW Final draft due MONDAY to turnitin.com by 11:59

NEXT
Hiroshima