Weekly Updates: 5.21-5.25

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, students will reflect on Team Multimedia Presentation and use Rubric to Self Assess evidence of Proficiencies.  

Monday: 1. Introduction to Year End Portfolios: Directions and Elink Instructions 2. Stuff that Matters to Me this Week… 3. Introduction to Elink Portfolio: TMP Review & Rubric Reflection

Tuesday: Team Meet Up & Team Reflections Presentations

Wednesday: 1.  IRR Review & Ruric Reflections 2. Team Meet Up & Discussion

Thursday: 1.) Individual MultiMedia Presentation Review & Rubric Reflections

Friday: Socratic Seminar: Presenting Knowledge & Representing Passion

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will finish reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and discuss SYMBOLS that convey theme and Modernist features.  

Monday: 1. Reading Check for Ch. 7-9 2. Ch. 7-9 Analysis: Lines of Communication

Tuesday: Semiotic Analysis in The Great Gatsby Series: Literary Circles

Wednesday: Q-Focus

Thursday: Socratic Chairs

Friday: Timed Write

Creative Writing: Period 3

Weekly Updates: 5.14-5.18

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, students will prepare for AP End of Course Exams and end of the year assessments.

Monday: Study Hall

Tuesday: Study Hall

Wednesday: Study Hall

Thursday: Introduction to Year End Portfolios: Directions and Elink Instructions

Friday: TMP Reflections & Self-Assessment.

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will continue a SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Monday: 1. Reading Check 2. The Great Gatsby: Ch. 4-6 Analysis: Analysis Map

H.W. Read Ch. 7-9 of The Great Gatsby by Monday, May 21The Great Gatsby Series

Annotations Focus for Ch. 7-9: Describe Daisy Buchanan and identify her signficiance as an  archetypal character by Completing Analysis Map

Tuesday: 1. Finish Analyzing Ch. 6 Analysis Map 2.  Literary Circles: The Great Gatsby Series

H.W. PREPARE FOR SOCRATIC SEMINAR: Complete 3 Questions based on Specific Text using Socratic Seminar Question Stems REV &/or Tracking Your Thinking while reading novels.

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar: Socratic Seminar Question Stems REV

Thursday: The Great Gastby Progress Check #2

Friday: Progress Check Revision

Creative Writing: Period 3

This week, Creative Writers will publish Poetry Collection and begin final collection to be PUBLISHED in digital platform.

Monday: Use Canva and BookCreator to compile poetry collection. Due Friday 5/18

Tuesday: Stories/Poems staring at the wall: Day 1

Wednesday: Stories/ Poems staring at the wall: Day 2

Thursday: Introduction: Digital Storytelling Platforms

Friday: Lehrman Process

Weekly Updates: 4.30-5.4

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, students will review AP End of Course Exam Materials to prepare for AP Seminar Exam on Tuesday, May 8.

Monday: Final Portfolio Turn in

Tuesday: EOC Section 1 Review: a. Rubric Analysis b. World Cafe: Student Exemplars

H.W. Complete Section 1 at Homework

Wednesday: EOC Section 2 Review: a. Rubric Analysis b. World Cafe: Student Exemplars

H.W. Complete Section 2 for Homework

Thursday: Review ANT-TIEAC-RRR

Friday: Timed Write

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, students will begin a SEMIOTIC ANALYSIS of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

Monday: Present Harlem Renaissance Inquiries

H.W. Read Ch. 1-3 of The Great Gatsby by Monday, May 4: The Great Gatsby Series

Annotations Focus for Ch. 1-3: Describe Nick Carraway and identify the features that make him an example of archetypal unreliable narrator by Completing Analysis Map

Tuesday: a. F. Scott Fitgerald Background b. “Midnight in Paris”

Wednesday: a. Introduction to Semiotics: Crash Course Intro b. “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot c.  Subversion, Alienation, Antihero, Urban Wasteland in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

Thursday: a. Says Means Matters:  “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Friday: Literary Circles for “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot 

H.W. Read Ch. 1-3 of The Great Gatsby by Monday, May 4

Weekly Updates: 4.9-4.13

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will REVISE CONCLUSION and complete the FIRST DRAFT of Individual Written Argument, and continue building an Annotated Bibliography that includes sources such as Online News, Magazine, Scholarly Journals, and books.  

Monday: 1.) IWA Part IV Revisions 2.) They Say/ I Say Sentence Frames

H.W. TYPE and REVISE Entire IWA (IWA Rubric).  HARD COPY PRINT Outs with ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY will be turned in on Friday 4/13.

Tuesday: 1.) IMP Presentation Prep 2.) Outline Model

Wednesday: View Presentation Samples and Note Slide Outlines (Presentation Rubric and Notes)

Thursday: Work Day:  EBSCOHost & Toulmin Model for support

FridayIWA Draft 1 Due: PT 2 IWA Draft Peer Edit

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week students will learn about the contributions of Harlem Renaissance artists and writers to MODERNISM and discourse on American EQUALITY.

Monday: 1.) Table of Contents Notebook Set Up 2.) Realism Essay Feedback

H.W. Realism Essay Revisions DUE Monday 4/16!

Tuesday: 1.) Harlem Renaissance Intro Notes Harlem Renaissance Video 2.)  ReadingHARLEM INTELLECTS Gallery Walk & Dialectical Journal 3.  Post Reading3-2-1 Check In

Wednesday: 1.) Continued from 4/10HARLEM INTELLECTS Gallery Walk & Dialectical Journal 3.  Post Reading3-2-1 Check In

H.W. Background Paragraph for Langston Hughes: Choose your own source and Cite using MLA format and Analyze: Theme for English B 

Thursday: 1.) Lois Maillou JonesAscent from Ethiopia“: OPTIC Analysis &  Thesis Practice

Friday: 1.Theme for English B Check In 2.) “How it Feels to be a Colored Me” by Zora Neale Hurston

 

Weekly Updates: 3.26-3.30

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will REVISE SOLUTIONS and develop a conclusion to be argued in Individual Written Argument, and continue building an Annotated Bibliography that includes sources such as Online News, Magazine, Scholarly Journals, and books.  

Monday: 1.) Research Roundtables

H.W. Revise POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS For the PROBLEM are investigating.  PRINT Outs with Annotation will be turned in on Friday for the TIMED WRITE. REVISED Annotated Bibliography due on FRIDAY 3/30 with Part 1, 2, 3 Revisions

Tuesday: 1.) IWA Part 3 Revision and Anchor Analysis: (IWA Rubric and Samples)

Wednesday: View Presentation Samples and Note Slide Outlines (Presentation Rubric and Notes)

Thursday: Research Day:  EBSCOHost

Friday: In class timed write due at the end of class w/ PRINTOUTS of CITED SOURCES: What CALL to ACTION will conclude your RESEARCH?  Why is it the most effective?  What are its limitations?  What are its implications?  What are counterarguments against it?  Why are those counterarguments wrong and your SOLUTION right despite objections?

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will DEFINE Modernism, explain its historical context, and evaluate its features in visual art and poetry.  

Monday: 1.) The Awakening Unit Final Essay 2.) Essay Introduction Mini Lesson (Presentation) 3.) Thesis Frames and Paragraph Curriculum 4.) Analysis Verbs

H.W. The Awakening Unit Final Essay  & Interactive Notebook (Rubric & Guidelines )Due on Friday

Tuesday: 1. Quick Analysis ““Harlem: Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes 2.) Introduction to Modernism: Historical Context (Modernism Powerpoint)

Wednesday: (Late Start) 1. Features of American Modernism

Thursday: Modernism Gallery Walk

Friday: Progress Check 1.) What is Modernism? What caused it? What makes a literary or artistic text MODERNIST?

Creative Writing: Period 3

This week, writers will develop a story that begins by engaging readers through a vivid description of a setting.

Monday: 1.) Freewrite a rant 2.) Build a story starter 3.) Build a vivid setting w/ “I am a camera”

Tuesday: 1.) Read & Respond to “Why I Write” by Joan Didion

Wednesday: 1) Story Lottery 2.) Interrogate the starter 3.) Start a story in your setting

Thursday: Continue writing setting

Friday: Turn in Draft 1 of Story starter

 

Weekly Updates: 3.19-3.24

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will REVISE RESEARCH QUESTION and LENSES to be investigated in Individual Written Argument, after building Annotated Bibliography that includes sources such as: Online News, Magazine, Scholarly Journals, and books.  

Monday: 1.) Effective Research Questions 2.) Research Question Lines of Communication

H.W. Find Peer Reviewed Journals articles that include POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS For the PROBLEM are investigating.  PRINT Outs with Annotation will be turned in on Friday for the TIMED WRITE. REVISED Annotated Bibliography due on Monday 3/26 with Part 1 & 2 Revisions

Tuesday: 1.) Research Question Reflection 2.) Introduction Peer Revisions 3.) IWA Part 2 Revision and Anchor Analysis: (IWA Rubric and Samples)

Wednesday: Research Day 1: EBSCOHost

Thursday: Research Day 2:  EBSCOHost

Friday: In class timed write due at the end of class w/ PRINTOUTS of CITED SOURCES: What does the investigation of the PROBLEM through specialized lenses reveal about the PROBLEM at the center of your research: I. Solution 1 II. Solution 2 III. Solution 3

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will DISCUSS Naturalist Features in the resolution Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.

Monday: 1. Quick Analysis 2.) Question Formulation Technique

Tuesday: 1.   The Awakening and Learning to Swim 2.)Philosophical Chairs Prep

Wednesday: Philosophical CHairs

Thursday: Quarter 3 Benchmark

Friday: The Awakening World Cafe

Weekly Updates: 3.12-3.16

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will finalize RESEARCH QUESTION and LENSES to be investigated in Individual Written Argument, after building Annotated Bibliography that includes sources such as: Online News, Magazine, Scholarly Journals, and books.  

Monday: 1.) Upload IRR to College Board Portfolio (Instructions)

H.W. Find Online Magazine articles that include views from lenses you are investigating.  (PDF w/ instructions) Print Outs with Annotation will be turned in on Friday. Annotated Bibliography due on Monday 3/13 with Part 1 Revisions

Tuesday: 1.) IWA Part 1 Revision and Anchor Analysis: (IWA Rubric and Samples)

Wednesday: Research Day 1: Online Magazines & EBSCOHost

Thursday: Research Day 1: Online MagazinesEBSCOHost

Friday: In class timed write due at the end of class w/ PRINTOUTS of CITED SOURCES: What does the investigation of the PROBLEM through specialized lenses reveal about the PROBLEM at the center of your research: I. Lens 1 II. Lens 2. Lens 3

Print Outs with Annotations will be turned in on Friday. Annotated Bibliography due on Monday 3/13 with Part 1 Revisions

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will identify Naturalist Features Mark Twain’s essay “The Lowest Animal” and in the resolution of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening.

Monday: 1. Close Read “The Lowest Animal” Complete Dialectical Journal

H.W. Finish Reading The Awakening EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce REGIONALISM through dialogue and relationships of the novel’s characters?  What Naturalist ideas are conveyed through the characters’ internal life and conflicts?  Annotate to identify characters traits and their relationship to setting, rising complicaitons, SITUATIONAL IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Tuesday: 1.  Summary Check: Resolution of The Awakening 2.) Dialectical Journal: “The Lowest Animal” 3.) Literary Circles of The Awakening

Wednesday: Literary Circles #3 for The Awakening

Thursday: Progress Check 5.3

FridayProgress Check Revision 

Creative Writing: Period 3

This week, Creative Writers will use questioning to build characters through the use of dialogue and description.  

Monday: 1.) Build a Story: Publication

Tuesday: 1.) Freewrite: 2.) I am a camera

Wednesday: 1.) Build a Story

Thursday: 2.) Build A story

Friday: Submit for Creative Writing Contest

Weekly Updates 3.5-3.9

AP Seminar: Period 1

This week, AP Seminar will determine topic and focus of their Individual Written Argument, after evaluating stimulus packet, writing theme reflection, and participating in a Socratic Seminar.  

Monday: 1.) Individual Written Argument Calendar 2.) Themes and Perspectives for Research 3.) Stimulus Packet Review and article Preview: (Stimulus Packet Review and article PreviewPDF)

H.W. by tomorrow select an article in the stimulus packet that captures your interest.  Annotate for main idea and evidence that connect with your initial theme of interest.  

Tuesday: 1.) Reflection: What article did you read? How did its argument connect with your area of research interest? 2.) Build Questions for Initial Research and Tomorrow’s Socratic Seminar (Socratic Seminar Question Stems PDF)

H.W. Read a second article of choice from the Stimulus Packet and annotate for your individual area of interest: Choose TWO QUOTES and follow up with a SAYS MEANS MATTERS that connects it to your TOPIC of INTEREST or the THEME that connects the p. Prep for Socratic Seminar Discussion.

Wednesday: Socratic Seminar Discussion: What ideas are inspired by Simulus Packet Readings (Stimulus Packet Review and article PreviewPDF)?  What questions arise about your TOPIC?

Thursday: 1.) Turn in Final Draft of IRR to College Board. 2.) Individual Written Argument- Finding Sources: News Sources 3.) IWA Reflection 2: Preparation for introduction (TOOL) Introduction Outline.  Read pp. 638-641 of Reading the World: Ideas that Matter to prepare for tomorrow’s TIMED WRITE.

Friday: In class timed write due at the end of class: I. Can you connect you RESEARCH INTEREST within the context of the source materials?  II. Can you explain your TOPIC OF INTEREST and its relevance to contemporary events/ problems?  III.  Can you explain the problems/perspectives related to your TOPIC that you will explore through your research?  What 5 questions will be guiding your Q.U.E.S.T.?

English 3P Honors: Period 2, 5, 6

This week, English 3P Honors will identify Naturalist Features in Jack London’s “To Build A Fire” and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening Ch. 1-XXI.

Monday: 1.) Write a paragraph that proves “To Build a Fire” by Jack London is an example of Naturalist literature.  2.) The Awakening Literary Circles Ch. 1-XXI

H.W. Finish Reading Ch. XXII-XXXII  EQ:  How does Kate Chopin introduce REGIONALISM through dialogue and relationships of the novel’s characters?  What Naturalist ideas are conveyed through the characters’ internal life and conflicts?  Annotate to identify characters traits and their relationship to setting, rising complicaitons, SITUATIONAL IRONY, significant relationships, symbolism of setting that reveals Naturalist elements.

Tuesday: Progress Check 5.2

Wednesday: Progress Check Revision & Introduction to Mark Twain

Thursday: 1. Pre-Reading: Mark Twain Notes, Mark Twain Background Video 2. Read and Annotate: “The Lowest Animal”

FridayPost-Reading: Complete Dialectical Journal to identify Twain’s use Ethos, Pathos, and LogosLiterary Circles evaluate Naturalist Elements of “The Lowest Animal”

H.W. Finish the NOVEL.  Notebooks due on MONDAY 3/12!

Creative Writing: Period 3

This week, Creative Writers will use questioning to build characters through the use of dialogue and description.  

Monday: 1.) Freewrite: Questioning Characters 2.) Lerman Process in Writers’ Groups

Tuesday: 1.) Freewrite: Build a character using dialogue or description 2.) Lerman Process in Class

Wednesday: 1.) Freewrite: Questioning characters #2.) Put them in a predicament

Thursday: 1.)  Writer’s Confession by Junot Diaz 2.) I am a camera

Friday: BUILD A STORY for Publication

 

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