Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.26-8.30

MONDAY
Course Outline
-signature required
Setting up your Journal
Review Journal Entry #1
-pair share
-class reflection on places to improve
TFIOS
-characterization, structure, dialogue
Review Journal Entry Options E, F & H
-opportunity to practice E
-self-grading
HW Signature please.  Reading Journal Entry #2 on KINDRED due WED.

TUESDAY

TFIOS Rhetorical Analysis Practice Essay Prompt in your Journal, #3.
-timed writing, 45 minutes, 4 paragraphs
-peer reviewed
-self graded
Class reflection
HW Write 3-level questions on Kindred  for tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY
Review 3Qs, review Journal #2
Figurative Language Graphic Organizer
-characterization (dynamic, static, foil), irony, metaphor, simile, imagery, personification/pathetic fallacy, digression, conflict/parallel conflicts, hyperbole, symbol, motif, theme, etc.
HW find evidence in Kindred of two or more kinds of figurative language; answer, how do these devices enhance the story.

THURSDAY
Review homework
Group-Class discussion: How does time travel work in Kindred; why does Butler use it (rather than some other device); and, is it a metaphor for slavery?  Does it make Butler's message more persuasive?
HW Complete literary terms quiz to be turned in for a grade.

FRIDAY
Turn in Lit. Terms Quiz
Read Octavia Butler Interview
-respond to prompt
Find language to share aloud
-Quaker Share.
MLA Review to prepare for homework.
HW Typed Paragraph explaining the successes and failures of your education in regards to the Af. Am. slave's experience; compare/contrast them to what you learn from Butler's novel.
DO NOT turn in to turnitin.com.
Due TUESDAY, printed copy.
NEXT
TWO WORLDS unit
more Kindred
Demian, by Hermann Hesse

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.22-8.23

Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year!  This is where you will be able to find the daily agenda and homework.  You will also be able to access some of your class handouts.  Please bookmark this resource.

THURSDAY
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
-3-level Questions
HW Create a student account for Turnitin.com (ID# 6814758, PASS: Stevens)
EMAIL msstevens@gmail.com with you user email and password.
Sign up with email on homework blog.
BRING BOOK TOMORROW, Recommended composition/note book for Reading Journal.

FRIDAY
Read Joan Didion's "The Santa Ana"
Review Reading Journal Options (see document)
-practice A, C, D
-review CHECK +/- grading
Revisit The Fault in Our Stars
-Journal Entry #1
-practice A, B,C, D (A is obligatory, choose 2 from B,C, or D)
HW Complete Journal Entry #1

NEXT WEEK
more TFIOS
-characterization
-structure
-dialogue
Review HW
-self-grade
Portfolios
-student survey
-course outline
-portfolio log