Sunday, January 26, 2014

Weekly Agenda 1.27-1.31

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey

MONDAY
Share out Parent Interviews; draw conclusions about general publics lack of knowledge regarding atomic warfare.
"Obligations" Handout from Ruth Benedict's National Character Ethnography Chrysanthemum
-Military Behavior and National Character Studies
--read excerpts and write marginalia
--marginalia read around: swap and respond to peers
HW Read Chapter 3 for Thursday.  

TUESDAY
Review Chapters 1 and 2
-3Q Discussion
-characterization
-timeline
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More footage, bomb test sites, etc.
-insight into scope and implications of testing
HW See reading schedule

WEDNESDAY
SSR  #4

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Continue SOAPSTone
Review effects of 3 stages of radiation (pp76-77)

Group Research Newspaper
Students will be assigned to groups of 5.  Each member will have a topic to research and write a journalistic style article.  Some members will also be responsible for layout and visuals.
-include period advertisements (either hand drawn or printed).
-determine topic
-determine subtopics
HW See Reading Schedule: AND, bring research materials MONDAY.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

HIROSHIMA Reading Schedule

HIROSHIMA by John Hersey Reading Schedule


Chapter 1 due Tuesday, Jan 21st
Chapter 2 due Monday, Jan 27th
Chapter 3 due Thursday, Jan 30th
Chapter 4 due Monday, Feb 3rd
Chapter 5 due Friday, Feb 7th

Weekly Agenda 1.21-1.24

HIROSHIMA

TUESDAY
Chapter 1 3Q Discussion
-journalistic style (How do Hersey's choice of adjectives influence the reader's perception of the survivor's experience)
-SOAPSTone analysis
Peter Jennings' Documentary: Why We Dropped the Bomb
-notes: who were the key players; how were decisions made; what factors were taken into consideration before the bomb was dropped;
HW See Reading Schedule: Chapter 2 due MONDAY and 3 level Qs

WEDNESDAY
SSR #3

THURSDAY
Finish Documentary
Before and After: Bomb Test-Site Footage
-notes
Review Notes
-Process with Freewrite
-Reconsider "W" column of KWL chart.
HW Conduct a Parent Interview: Ask you parent/guardian/older sibling 3 essential questions about nuclear arms.

FRIDAY
Review Interviews, share out excerpts and draw conclusions about general public's level of knowledge.
"Obligations" Handout from Ruth Benedict's National Character Ethnography Chrysanthemum
-Military Behavior and National Character Studies
--read excerpts and write marginalia
--marginalia read around: swap and respond to peers
HW See Reading Schedule: Chapter 2 due MONDAY and 3 level Qs

NOTE: Consider California Common Core Standards (pp 67-70) standards for Writing.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Weekly Agenda 1.13-1.17

Persuasive Business Letter

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Check Drafts: is the format correct?
NOTES:
-more fallacies
-persuasive terms
HW 2nd draft due THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY
SSR #2

THURSDAY
Peer Edit: Check drafts for format, claim, counter, evidence, and call to action.
Peer Response: Write a counter claim to your partner's letter.
Edit: Address concerns brought up by your partner.
HW Final letter due to turnitin.com, Sunday by 11:59pm; you must mail it and print out any response in order to earn extra credit to the Writing Category.

FRIDAY
GET BOOKS
Begin K.W.L
-statistics
-images
Reflection and Freewrite

NEXT
Jennings' documentary


Monday, January 6, 2014

Weekly Agenda 1.7-1.10

WELCOME BACK!

TUESDAY
Portfolios
Papers back
Fall Semester Reflection
-JOURNAL #1: Answer questions on reflection survey and staple it into your journal.
COURSE OUTLINE: BOOK TALK
HW OUTLINE AND SIGNATURE due FRIDAY

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#1

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Persuasive Writing FOLDABLES

  • terms: fallacy, citation, signal phrase, direct quotations, counterargument, authentic audience, credibility, bias, etc.
  • local business letter format
  • Essay example "Too Much Pressure;" causal analysis; answer questions
  • business letter assignment
  • sample student letters
  • rubric
HW Letter Draft due MONDAY.