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

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

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