Weekly Updates: 1.29-2.2

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will utilize Individual Research Report Rubric to revise and peer review projects.

Monday: Non Student Day

Tuesday: Students will use Self-Review to revise first draft of Individual Research Report (IRR Rubric) and check to ensure that it is written for academic audience (6A-B), that is accurately attributes and cites all sources used (5A),

  1. Peer-Review: Revise for Rubric Row 5-6

Wednesday:  Students will ensure that research sources are in conversation (4A-B) by Putting Sources in Conversation w/ Academic Conversation Templates (1)

Thursday: Students will ensure that research sources are in conversation (4A-B) by Putting Sources in Conversation w/ Academic Conversation Templates (1)

Friday: Students will use Peer Review Document to provide peers with feedback on Individual Research Report.Individual Research Report Team Roundtables.

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5, 6

This week, students will discuss concept of FREEDOM and analyze its redefinition as a result of the American Civil War.  

Monday: Non Students Day

Tuesday  Identify HISTORICAL CONTEXT that inspired ideas about FREEDOM in 19th Century Political Speeches.

Agenda: 1. Robeson Collection Quote Analysis 2. H.W. Read: “Civil War and Reconstruction” p. 277

Wednesday: 1.) Views of Freedom Discussion 2.) Gallery Walk

H.W. Complete Summary Template for “Emancipation Proclamation” by Abraham Lincoln

Thursday: 1.) Views of Freedom Graffitti Wall 2.)”Emancipation Proclamation” Summary Check 2.)  “Second Inaugural Address” Close Read: A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln Douglass

H.W. Read “Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and complete SOAPS  analysis.  

Friday: 2.) Frederick Douglass: Background Video 2.) “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July“Close Read: A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln Douglass

H.W. Begin “Views of Freedom” Photo Essay DUE: Wednesday 2/7

Creative Writing: Period 3

Monday: Non Student Day

Tuesday: 1.) Class Syllabus 2.) Pre-Writing: What is creativity? 

Wednesday: 1.) Describe the IDEAL day in Creative Writing using vivid imagery using the 2nd person 2.) Lines of Communication Exercise

Thursday:  1.) Why Creative Writing? 2.) DiscussionCommunity Guidelines Discussion on Google Classroom 3.) The POWER of Observation: It’s in the details.

Friday: 1.) Sound Off Freewrite 2.) Not-so-good, useful, Golden Details 3.) Game ON: Mining for Golden Details

 

Finals Week: 1.22-1.26

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, Seminar Scholars will use INTRODUCTIONS and outlines to write first draft of Individual Research Report.

Monday: 1.) Share Introductions and Outline: Outline Guide 2.) Use outline to write draft 1

H.W. IRR 5 pages due on Thursday, January 25.

Tuesday: 1.) Write Individual Research Report Draft

H.W. IRR 5 pages due on Thursday, January 25

Wednesday: 1.) Write Individual Research Report Draft

Thursday: (Final for Period 0, 1, 3, 5) Individual Research Report DUE: Individual Research Report Draft: Peer Feedback

Friday: Finals (6, 4, 2)

 

English 3P Honors:

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will use expertise in ROMANTICISM to write original poetry.

Monday: 1.) “Song of Myself” (“Song of Myself” Excerpt & Video) by Walt Whitman: What type of Romantic Poetry is this? 2.) Write a “Song of Ourselves” poems: “Song of Yourself” Writing Guide

Tuesday: Work on The Individual And Society Portfolio Checklist: 1st Semester Final: Revision Checklist

Wednesday: Work on The Individual And Society Portfolio Checklist: 1st Semester FinalRevision Checklist

Thursday: Semester 1 Symposium Period 5

Friday: Semester 1 Symposium Period 6, 2

Mexican American Literature and Culture

This week, students will be introduced to the historical background to Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit.

Weekly Updates: 1.16-1.19

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, Seminar Scholars will use ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY to edit RESEARCH QUESTIONS, write precise THESIS STATEMENTS, and write formal outlines.

Tuesday: 1.) Research Roundtables: Present Research and receive/provide props and feedback.

H.W. Annotated Bibliography due today by 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 1.) Effective Research Questions=Effective Thesis Statements (Handout) 2.) Thesis Statement Gallery Walk 3.) Draft Thesis Statements.  

H.W. Research Paper Introduction and Outline Due Friday

Thursday: 1.) Effective Introductions: Gallery Walk 2.) Student Samples 3.) Draft Introduction

Friday: In Class: Complete Introduction and Outline.

English 3P Honors:

This week, English 3P Honors Scholars will use expertise in ROMANTICISM to respond to contemporary writers’ views of Transcendentalism and use ideas of Romantic Poets as inspirations to write original poetry.

Tuesday: Progress Check 3.3 Contemporary Responses to Transcendentalism

Wednesday: Progress Check Peer Revisions

H.W. Watch videos on Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and Emily Dickinson and complete TREE MAP to compare authors’ background, life work, and ongoing influence.  Continue Working on Final Portfolio

Thursday:  QUARTER 2 BENCHMARK

H.W. Continue Working on Final Portfolio

Friday: Romantic Poetry Stations Day 1

H.W. Continue Working on Final Portfolio

Mexican American Literature and Culture

This week, students will be introduced to the historical background to Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit.

Weekly Updates: 1.8-1.12

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, Seminar Scholars will use QUESTION FORMULATION TECHNIQUE to draft research questions, presenting group research proposal, and collect sources from multiple perspectives to write an annotated bibliography for Individual Research Report.  

Monday: 1.) Present Initial Research Findings to group: 2.) QFT to develop research questions: Question Formation Technique 

Tuesday: 1.) Research Questions Report Back: PT1 Question Development Activity and  Examining your question 2.) Introduction to EBSCOHost:  EBSCOHost instructions   3.) Start on Research Proposal: Research Proposal Guide

H.W. Research Proposal Due Tomorrow it must include a Works Cited Page with preliminary sources, Start on researching individual questions, Annotated Bibliography #1 Due Tuesday January 16.

Wednesday: LATE START 1.) Research Proposal Presentations

Thursday: 1.) Finish Proposal Presentations and Review Peer Feedback 2.) Introduction to Multiple Lenses 2.) Research EBSCOHost instructions   (SOURCE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS): 2 mainstream news sources, 2 magazines that show human impact, 2 journal articles or research reports from experts, 1 data sources from expert organizations or universities, 1 interview, video, blog source, 1 book) Check its bias! a. Reliable Sources

Friday: 1.) Research: Use the following: Who are the CREDIBLE Specialists/ Organizations or Experts on the topic/ issue you selected? What do they say? What data do they provide? How do their ideas compare? How will you use them to answer your Research question?

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will evaluate 21st Century responses to American Romanticism by reading Joyce Carol Oates’ “Against Nature” (Textbook, p. 221) and “Spoiling Walden: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cape Wind” (Close Reader, p. 233). 

Monday: 1.) The Individual And Society Portfolio Checklist: 1st Semester Final  2.) The Scarlet Letter Timed Write Revision: Conventions & Language and Vocabulary

Tuesday: 1.)The Scarlet Letter Timed Write Revision: Statement of Purpose/ Focus, Organization, and Elaboration of Evidence 2.) Transcendentalism v. Dark Romanticism Socratic Chairs. 3.) Introduction to Joyce Carol Oates: “Great Art Stems from Chaos“ 4.) Begin Close Reading“Against Nature”  (Textbook p. 221)

H.W. Read and Summarize (Summary Template) and RESPOND to “Spoiling Walden: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Cape Wind” in Close Reader (233): EQ is In what ways does the structure of Gessner’s essay help engage his reader? Do you agree? Cite evidence.  

Wednesday: (LATE START) Finish Close Reading“Against Nature” 2.) Dialectical Journal

Thursday: Socratic Chairs: What is Joyce Carol Oates central argument in the essay “Against Nature”?  Do you dis/agree? Why? Use Dialectical Journal to Cite evidence to support your views.

Friday: Progress Check on “Against Nature” & “Spoiling Walden”

H.W. Watch Videos on Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson and Complete Tree Map on Background Details.  

Mexican American Literature and Culture: Period 3

After researching the popular cuento of “La Llorona,” students will be able to identify central ideas in stories about La Llorona and purpose of archetype by completing analytical summaries, SOAPS analysis, and writing an original cuento which uses the archetype of “La Llorona” in a contemporary context.

Monday: 1.) FOLK TALES according to the experts 2.) La Llorona storytelling circles led by ELDERS 3.) Who is LA LLORONA ?Reading: “La Llorona

Tuesday: 1.)  Spiritual Cleansing: A Mexican Ghost Story 2.) Notes on La Llorona’s Origin Story 3.) Start “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros

Wednesday: 1. “Woman Hollering Creek” by Sandra Cisneros 2.) Write Analytical Summary

Thursday“La Llorona’s Sacred Waters” by Juana Alicia: OPTIC Analysis

Friday: Modesta Avila: OC’s Llorona