Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weekly Agenda 9.2-9.5

TWO WORLDS: DEMIAN  by Hermann Hesse

TUESDAY
Collect Kindred Quiz
Review Butler Interview Essay: Basic Essay Structure
-what's missing, add essentials
Closing conversation: reflect on success and failure of your education regarding the African American's experience --connect to Two Worlds.
NO HW( make sure you have an independent book for SSR)

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
Journal #3

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Distribute Demian books
See Reading Schedule
-Hesse Biography
-Growing Picture Assignment
Read aloud
--Practice T.A.C
HW Thursday's Homework for MONDAY, reading Chapter 1 and write 3Qs in Demian notes.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Agenda 8.25-8.29

KINDRED by Octavia Butler

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Quaker Share Journal Entry #1 excerpt
-final share credit for this text, final self grade

KINDRED
-characterization, structure (time travel, genre) dialogue
-create 3Qs for Kindred
--class discussion;
-review figurative language: 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.  Prepare for THURSDAY.

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
Journal Entry #2
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, for MONDAY; it is 

recommended that you attach a typed or handwritten copy of your answers.

FRIDAY
Read Octavia Butler Interview
-respond to prompt
Find language to share aloud
-Quaker Share on excerpts that are related to the Two Worlds theme.

FREEWRITE 

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014

WELCOME! Weekly Agenda 8.19-8.22

Welcome to our classroom weekly agenda and homework blog.  Here you will find reading schedules, agenda items, due dates, homework and hand outs.  It would be wise to book mark the url.

TUESDAY
Introduction
Quick expectations talk> Course outline to follow this week.
Define perspective, empathy, and the value of audience
Role Play Activity
HW  Create turnitin.com account and sign up:
Class # 8403467  Password: Stevens (case sensitive);
EMAIL mstevens@smmusd.org

WEDNESDAY
Reading Journal Options Packet and Composition Book
-Typical Wednesday Schedule and Expectations
-Practice Journal Entries: A1 and A2, B on Every Day by David Levithan, Day 5998
--class room discussion
--briefly discuss self-grade rubric
HW Journal Entry #1: Choose an excerpt from Every Day  and complete a journal entry A, B, C

THURSDAY
Self-Grade Journal Entry #1
-share and reflect
Every Day by David Levithan, Day 6011
-practice entries  E, F
-Quaker Share

FRIDAY
Every Day by David Levithan, Day 6017
-practice entries D, G
HW Bring Kindred on Monday,