Friday, March 20, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.23-3.27


Open notes-open book partner quiz
SSR or work on Character Venn
HW Read Book 2, Chapter 10 for TUESDAY

Partner grade quiz (not  your own, likely one from another class)
Discuss Goldstein's Book and Chapter 10
HW Read Book 3, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday

SSR #9
or, work on Character Venn
HW Read Book 3, Chapters 4-6 for Friday

Review Chapters 1-3
HW Character Venn due tomorrow!

Review Chapters 4-6
Collect Character Venn
Prompts quickwrite

Recommended for Spring Break
1.  Read outside reading book, catch up on Reading Journal Entries; you should have completed through #9.
2.  No reading quiz for April 13th; however, make sure you have completed a thesis and t-graph with at least 2-3 pieces of evidence and analysis in support of your prompt.  This will be checked on the 13th for completion credit.  1984 essay will be due between April 20th and 24th, no later, to  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.16-3.20


Review Book 2, Chapters 2-5

Work on Character Venn

HW Read Book 2, Chapters 7-8 for Thursday

SSR #8

Review Book 2, Chapters 6-8
-inner party versus outer party

Vocabulary and Term quiz
HW Read Book 2, Chapters -10 for Tuesday

AND, Character Venn due March 27th;
ESSAY prompts introduced next week

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1984 Terms and Vocabulary Flashcards

A student, graciously, shared her quizlet with you.  Quiz will likely be next Thursday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Character Venn Assignment

Body Biography: A body biography assumes that each part of a character's body can be aligned with an aspect of their personality, or their actions.

For example, in 1984 Winston "was writing in his diary" with his hands (55).  He writes memories he has and rebellious ideas he entertains.  The very act of writing in a personal journal is rebellious and could cost Winston his life.  By writing in the diary, Winston takes risks and, ultimately, reveals his courage in documenting his individuality.  

When creating my Character Venn, I might align this particular quotation and analysis with Winston's hands.  If I were to identify a shared body part between Winston and Julia, I could record it and supporting evidence and analysis in the middle portion of the imaginary Venn diagram, between their two bodies.

Requirements: Each body biography must have 8 total pieces of evidence: minimal 4 quotations and 4 examples.  More quotations than examples (summary or paraphrase) is okay, but not vice versa. Shared body parts can be supported by one piece of evidence and analysis; yet, they count for both bodies, both Winston and Julia.

Check +   =Excellent evidence and analysis: insightful, creative, and thorough. --properly cited.  Presentation is strong, with a balanced composition of bold colors or black and white.  Print is easy to read and does not clutter the page.  
Check      =Strong use of evidence and analysis: appropriate and creative --properly cited.  Presentation is good, with a solid composition of colors or black and white.  Print is easy to read and does not clutter the page.  
Check -    =Fair use of evidence and analysis; may be superficial in its application --properly cited.  Presentation may be messy or sloppy.  Composition leaves blank spaces, is unbalanced.  Print is not entirely clear.

No credit/
Revision required =insufficient amount of quotations and analysis.  Sketch or draft images may look incomplete.  No citations.  Evidence is only from one portion of the book, usually the beginning.  

KP (3.2014)
This is an example of student work from a prior year.  This student cleverly used vellum paper to overlay text on image.   The center three quotations correspond to both characters' bodies.  Please see me for original.  

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.9-3.13


Monday and Tuesday
Vocabulary Fun Sheet

Worksheet Review (see blog for links)

Introduce Character Venn: Body Biography Assignment

Review Chapters 7-8
HW See Reading Schedule: read Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for March 12th


Collect Book 1 Review Qs Worksheets

Begin draft of Body Biography Venn

Review Chapters 1-3
HW See reading schedule: read Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for next Tuesday, March 17.

Friday, March 6, 2015

1984 Review Questions Worksheets

LINK: Worksheets broken into Book 1: Chapters 1-4 and 5-8; Book 2: Chapters 1-6 and "War is Peace."

Remember: Up to two of your friends can work on these questions with you as long as you publish names and initial next to each questions answered by a specific student.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Weekly Agenda 3.2-3.6


Tajfel's Social Identity Theory
-application to high school
-application to 1984

Review Chapters 2-4

Descartes and "Thumbprint" Poem
-analysis and application to novel

Orwell Biography
HW See reading schedule: read chapters 5-6 for Friday, quiz.

#6 (we did not complete 6 last week)

Review chapters 5-6
-Winston's job
Definitions for autocracy, dystopia, negative utopia
Vocabulary List

POST it!

Review Questions
HW see reading schedule: read chapters 7-8 for Tuesday; 
Begin Character Venn Diagram Body Biography