Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.26-1.30

HIROSHIMA

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Business Letter due Tonight to turnitin.com,
bring hard copy with Works Cited tomorrow.
-counterargument

Chapter 1: SOAPSTone

Bomb Tests Footage
-notes
-infographic/statistics (bomb)
HW Read Chapter 2 and write 3-level questions.

WEDNESDAY
SSR #3

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Chapter 2 Review
-3Q class discussion
-more infographics (radiation)

NewPaper Assignment
-groups
-topics
-dividing tasks and assignment sub-topics
-design
-student examples of prior work
HW Read Chapter 3 for Thursday and write 3-level questions.



Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.20-1.23

Hiroshima

TUESDAY
Business Letter Draft
-extensive edit: format, parts, active verbs, transitions, minimal use of 2nd person.
-peer counter claim, pretend you are the recipient of the letter and write a response
--writer, what new arguments did your partner come up with?
-review signal phrases: differentiate between paraphrase and direct quotation
-rubric

Finish Movie and Review Notes
HW Final Business Letter Due next Monday, Jan 26th; DUE to turnitin.com by 11:59pm AND in hand on TUESDAY for grading.
AND, read chapter 1 for Thursday and write 3-level questions.

WEDNESDAY
SSR #2
-read your independent book, or Hiroshima.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Vocabulary List, quiz next week

Review Chapter 1
-3-level Q. discussion
-journalistic style (How do Hersey's choice of adjectives influence the reader's perception of the survivor's experience?)
-begin character chart

Statistics and Visuals
-reading infographic
-more footage
HW Final Draft of Business Letter due Monday to turnitin.com, Tuesday in hand.  AND, read chapter 2 for next Thursday, and write 3-level questions.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Weekly Agenda 1.12-1.16

Persuasive Business Letter

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Write a short explanation of why you chose your local business.  What is your complaint with them?  What recommendations might you make to them?  What problems will they have with your complaint/recommendation?

Continue Foldables
-review fallacies--share examples
-letter format
--essential organizational elements/persuasive terms
-sample letters
HW 
DRAFT DUE NEXT TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY
SSR (teacher provided)
#1

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Peter Jenning's documentary: "Why We Dropped the Bomb"
-copious notes!
Begin Reading Chapter 1
-character chart
HW Letter Draft due TUESDAY; AND, finish reading Chapter 1 and write 3-level questions.

NEXT
Write a call to action and counterargument
Discuss HIROSHIMA
-statistics and images for consideration

Monday, January 5, 2015

Spring Semester 2015!

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Semester 1 Work Return
-comments about Journal work
-reflection due

Healthy Kids Survey

Review Course Outline
-signatures due MONDAY
-book talk

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Persuasive Writing Foldables
-Recommended Terms: fallacy, citation, signal phrase, direct quotation, paraphrase, counterargument, authentic audience, credibility, bias, causal analysis, etc.
-essay examples
-Business Letter Assignment, due _______________________________
--sample student letters, format
--rubric

HW Identify a local business to which to write a persuasive letter.



NEXT WEEK
Practice Journal Entries, looking at persuasive essays