Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekly Agenda 8.31-9.4

KINDRED

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Neighbor-share examples of work of Kindred quiz
-does your neighbor have all 3 parts; can you advise them to improve or add anything?

Re-read sections involving time travel experience (page numbers ...)
-what are the primary methods Butler uses create the effect of "time travel?"
-how is "time travel" a metaphor for slavery?  Does is make her message more powerful?

Book Talk: Independent Book List
-code books and end-of-semester projects

WEDNESDAY
DUE: Kindred Open Notes Quiz
SSR #2: Bring book, or read optional provided story.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Reread Interview with Butler
-discuss

Examine and mark up Prompt for Friday's Timed Writing.
-Quaker share potential quotations for prompt

Timed Writing #1(15pts to Writing Element)
-4 paragraphs: Introduction, 2 Body Paragraphs, Conclusion
-No 2nd person, Direct evidence and page citation required.
See Reading Journal Packet, Option F: T.A.C. for body paragraph requirements.

Turn in!

NEXT: TWO WORLDS
"The Shadow"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-Freud/Jung
-Victorian Times
-Stevenson Bio'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8.26-8.28

WEDNESDAY
Reading Journal Entry #1: Kindred; A1 and A2, and 2 other options.
-share
-self grade guide
HW Reread sections that have Dana traveling back and forth in time.  What symbols are evident? 

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Share complete journal entry
-improve, compare, grade

Discuss symbolism

Characterization
-Dana, Rufus, Alice, etc
--character foil, dynamic, static, 

Imagery
-mood, tone, atmosphere, personification/pathetic fallacy, hyperbole

Other literary devices: digression, conflict/parallel conflict, dichotomy, juxtaposition, idiom, etc.

Independent Book Talk --take notes
HW Prepare for class discussion, focus on time travel, find evidence from the text that time travel is a metaphor for slavery.  Write you evidence in your notes.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome! 8.24-8.25 Turnitin.com Information

Welcome Back to School for the 2015-2016 year!

This is where you will normally find information for weekly agenda and homework assignments. Last week we practiced 3-levels of questions with our school summer reading book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.  We also looked at defining vocabulary within context.

MONDAY and TUESDAY 8.24
HW Due: Course Outline Signatures
We will continue working with Ready Player One by identifying and defining more vocabulary within the context of the text;
as well as, looking at the symbolism of Halliday's "Easter Egg,"
then, we will generate a pathway to one of Cline's critical themes through the "egg" symbol.

Next, we will create a t-graph, wherein, we collect evidence from the text, and make connections to our personal lives, popular culture, and other books we have read.

HW due WEDNESDAY: Bring your Single Subject Spiral or Composition Book dedicated as your READING JOURNAL.  BRING Kindred as well.
AND, create a turnitin.com user profile and log into my class:

TURNITIN.COM
Class Id #: 10460087
Password: Stevens (case sensitive)

Then, email me your turnitin.com password with the email you used to create your turnitin.com account.
Email mstevens@smmusd.org

Sign into our Google Classroom with password: 747z3um
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