Weekly Updates: 2.26-3.2

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will COMPLETE Individual Research Report Rubric and present FINAL Team Multi-Media Presentation.

Monday: Dress Rehearsal Debriefs and Feedback Roundtable Discussions

Tuesday: Presentation Prep and Checklist TMP Rubric

Presentations After School: Nuclear Power, Poverty, Censorship

Wednesday: Revise Final Draft of IRR (IRR Rubric)

Thursday: Revise Final Draft of IRR (IRR Rubric)

Friday: Turn in IRR (TMP Rubric) / Individual Research Report (IRR Rubric)

Presentations After School: Immigration, Gender Inequality, and Suicide

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will define Naturalism and explore the features of this literary/ cultural movement by analyzing its features in Jack London’s short story “To Build a Fire” and Ch. XI- XXI of The Awakening by Kate Chopin.  

Monday: Progress Check 5.1: Realism and the Works of Jacob Riis

Tuesday: Progress Check: Peer Review

H.W. Independent ReadingThe Awakening  Ch. XI-XXI by Kate Chopin (.pdf), Reading ScheduleSummarize Chapters by Friday

Wednesday: Introduction to Naturalism in the work of Jack London I.  Pre-ReadingIntroduction to Jack London:Background & Influence II.  Characteristics of Naturalism III.  To Build a Fire  by Jack London (331-346)

Thursday: Coffeehouse Discussion- What THEME is communicated by Jack London in “To Build a Fire”?

Friday: 1.) The Awakening Ch. XI-XXI Summary Check 2.) Literary Circles (The Awakening Reading/Discussion Guide

Creative Writing

This week, creative writers will write creative non-fiction inspired by memories connected to senses.  

Monday: 1.) Song in My Head 2.) Reflect, Respond, and Discuss Quote by Scott Walker

Tuesday: 1.) Don’t Know Why I Remember 2.) Lerman Process 3.) Preface to Zen in the Art of Writing by Ray Bradbury

Wednesday: 1.) Writers’ Confession 2.) from East of Eden by John Steinbeck 3.) I am a camera… writing exercise

Thursday: Writing Production Day

Friday: Process Day

Weekly Updates 2.20-2.23

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will utilize Individual Research Report Rubric to revise and peer review projects and rehearse Team Multi-Media Presentation.

Tuesday: Presentation Tech Rehearsals: Reflection Google Classroom

H.W. Dress Rehearsal Thursday 2/22 (Nuclear Power, Poverty, Censorship) Friday (Gender Inequality, Immigration, Suicide) 

Wednesday: Revise Presentation for Dress Rehearsals (TMP Rubric)

Thursday: Revise Presentation (TMP Rubric) / Individual Research Report (IRR Rubric)

Friday:Revise Presentation (TMP Rubric) / Individual Research Report (IRR Rubric)

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will define REALISM and explore the features of this literary/ cultural movement by analyzing the photography and journalism of Jacob Riis.  

Tuesday: 1. Introduction to Realism:  What is reality according to Plato’s Allegory of the Cave ?2.) Introduction to RealismVideo 3.) What is realism? Gallery Walk Quotes

H.W. Independent ReadingThe Awakening by Kate Chopin (.pdf), Reading ScheduleSummarize Chapters by Friday

Wednesday: Introduction to Historical Context of Realism 1.)  Tenement Photos by Jacob Riis & “Child Mortality Rates: A Report by the Tenement House Committee”2.)  Jacob Riis A Biography, “Genesis of the Tenement” an essay from How the Other Half Lives

Thursday: Coffeehouse Discussion-How does Jacob Riis use of fact and detail to support his point of view?

Friday: 1.) The Awakening Ch. 1-X Summary Check 2.) Literary Circles (The Awakening Reading/Discussion Guide

Weekly Updates: 2.12-2.16

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will utilize Individual Research Report Rubric to revise and peer review projects and rehearse Team Multi-Media Presentation.

Monday: No School.

Tuesday:  1.) Performance Assessment Task 1: Team Multimedia Presentation Structure 2.) Presentation Analysis: a. Student Examples 1 b. Student Example 2 c. TMP Rubric 2.) ACOVA to prepare presentation

Wednesday: 1.) Team Multi-Media Presentation: AP Capstone Seminar Handouts 1 and 2 ( TMP Rubric) 2. PT1 TMP Presentation Outline 1

H.W. Apply Peer Feedback to IRR Revisions

Thursday: Team Presentation Tech Rehearsals: Reflection (PVLEG CHECK)

Friday:Team Presentation Tech Rehearsals: Reflection (PVLEG CHECK)

English 3P Honors: Period 2,5, 6

This week, students will share multimedia speeches inspired by 19th Century Speeches and Documents addressing FREEDOM and analyze their significance to contemporary American Society and Politics.  

Monday: No School

Tuesday 1.) Who read it best: Morgan Freeman v. Danny Glover v. James Earl Jones  2.)  Presentation & Speech Rubric

Wednesday: 1.) Presentation & Speech Rubric

Thursday: Intro to Kate Chopin

1.) Presentation & Speech RubricPrep Speeches

Friday: Speech Reflection and Self-Evaluation

Creative Writing: Period 3

Monday: No School

Tuesday: 1.) Room with a View Freewrite 2.

Wednesday: 1.) Sometimes it Rains in April but what happened to Tracy? 2.) Introduction to Lerman Method for Critical Feedback in the arts.

Thursday:  1.) Story 1 Draft

Friday: 1.) Continue Story 1 Draft 2.) Feedback Circles

Weekly Updates: 2.5-2.9

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar Scholars will utilize Individual Research Report Rubric to revise and peer review projects and will begin planning Team Multi-Media Presentation.

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

Tuesday:  1.) Performance Assessment Task 1: Team Multimedia Presentation Structure 2.) Presentation Analysis: a. Student Examples 1 b. Student Example 2 c. TMP Rubric

Wednesday: 1.) Team Multi-Media Presentation: AP Capstone Seminar Handouts 1 and 2TMP Rubric) 2. PT1 TMP Presentation Outline 1

H.W. Apply Peer Feedback to IRR Revisions

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 19th Century Speeches and Documents addressing FREEDOM and analyze their significance to contemporary American Society and Politics.  

Monday:

1.) “Declaration of Sentiments” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton SOAPS Analysis 2.) Frederick Douglass: Background Video 2.) “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” Close Read Presentation: A New Birth of Freedom: Lincoln Douglass

H.W.  Begin “Views of Freedom” Photo Essay DUE: Thursday 2/8

Tuesday 1.) “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” 2.) Who read it best: Morgan Freeman v. Danny Glover v. James Earl Jones

H.W.  Begin “Views of Freedom” Photo Essay DUE: Thursday 2/8

Wednesday: 1.) Views of Freedom: Socratic Seminar (Socratic Seminar Evaluation Form)

Thursday:1.) Who read it best: Morgan Freeman v. Danny Glover v. James Earl Jones 2.) Views of Freedom Roundtable Discussion & Group Speech Presentation Prep Work 3.) Delegate Duties on Outline

H.W. Prep Group Speech: Outline, Presentation & Speech Rubric

Friday: Prep Speeches

H.W. “Views of Freedom” Speeches Due Wednesday, February 14th

Creative Writing: Period 3

Monday:1.) Sound Off Freewrite 2.) Write ON: Observation from Life 

Tuesday: 1.) Room with a View Freewrite 2.) Not-so-good, useful, Golden Details 3.) Game ON: Mining for Golden Details

Wednesday: 1.) Sound Off Freewrite 2.) Master Model: “Where are you going? Where have you been” by Joyce Carol Oates

Thursday:  1.) Freewrite 2.) Partner Interviews

Friday: 1.) Freewrite 2.) Character Sketch: Draft 1