2017/2018

 

 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

  •  To what extent is society controlled by technology, science and consumerism? How is this both beneficial and harmful?
  • Are truth and happiness incompatible? How do we negotiate the two poles of Ignorance is  bliss and Knowledge is power?
  • What roles do individuality and family have in society? Are they necessary?
  • What social function does Dystopian literature serve? Remember – books in this genre are often satirical commentary on society and a speculation about what our society might look like (if its members are not savvy and alert).
  • How do we strike a balance between what is good for individuals and good for society in democratic nation?

WEEK OF APRIL 23

Monday, April 23: Students work on projects and rubrics, which are due tomorrow. Chapters 5 – 6 (with notes and MIP and MIW) due tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 24: Discuss Chapters 5 – 6. Read Chapters 7 – 8 with notes.

Wednesday, April 25: Discuss Chapters 7 – 8. Read chapter 9 with  notes.

Thursday, April 26: Huxley presentations pds. 2 and 4. Discuss 9. Edit note due.

Friday, April 27: Allusion presentations pds. 2 and 4.  Read Chapters 10 – 12 for Monday with notes.

WEEK OF APRIL 30

Monday, April 30: Presentations on Pavlov and Milgram (pd. 2 – Elliot / pd. 4 – Christina and Nora) Discuss Chapters 10 – 12. Read Chapter 13 with notes.

Tuesday, May 1: Presentations – Pd. 2: Commercial for Malthusian belt – Erin, Lisa and Kelly /pd. 4 Dystopic Lit. – Mike and Kaylie. Discuss Chapter 13. Read Chapters 14 – 15 with notes.

Wednesday, May 2: Discuss 14 – 15. Presentations – Pd. 2: Commercial for Soma.

 

 

 

 

Week of April 16

Monday, April 16: Review BNW chapters 1 – 3. Students commit to a project.

Tuesday, April 17: Wrap up BNW chapter 3. Students work on projects.

HW due Wednesday: Read Chapter 4 (parts 1 and 2) and select MIP and MIW with reasoning. Take notes on characters and significant plot points.

Now that Huxley has conjured the World State in chapters 1 – 3,  he turns to developing characters.

Notice the conflict that develops between Helmholtz Watson and Bernard Marx.

Consider how Huxley constructs them as foils. Consider their individual frustrations/discontent and predict potential conflicts with society. (Every dystopia needs a maverick and/or outsider).

Chapters 5 and 6 (up to page 106) due Monday with notes.

Wednesday, April 18: Discuss Chapter 4. In class: Lesson on creating a rubric

Thursday, April 19: Edit note 26 due. Set up presentation schedules. Student work day.

Friday, April 20: Student presentations on Huxley and allusions in BNW due Thursday, April 26.

Rubrics due Tuesday, April 24. Rubric template BNW projects-1hbxp3j

Upcoming reading: “Why Scientists are Battling Over Pleasure” by Heather Murphy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/10/science/pleasure-art-sex-food-drugs.html

 

 

Week of April 9

Monday, April 9: Review last week’s and this week’s edit note. Preview Brave New World and projects.

HW: Chapter one in BNW due Wednesday with a MIP (with reasoning) and MIW (also with explanation.) Also, bring in any questions you may have. Read not only for setting and exposition details, but also noticing Huxley’s style. THINK ABOUT TODAY’S ACTIVITY AND WHAT APPEARS TO BE VALUED IN THIS WORLD.

Take notes on characters and plot details. Don’t be surprised by a reading quiz.

Chapter two (with same MIP and MIW) due Thursday.

Tuesday, April 10: Trading values activity.

Wednesday, April 11: Review BNW Chapter 1.

HW: Edit note due tomorrow.

Thursday, April 12: BNW Chapter 2 with MIP and MIW. Edit note due.

Friday, April 13: HW: Due Monday, April 16 – read Chapter 3 and select a MIP and MIW with reasoning. Take notes on characters and plot details.

 

 

Deadline alert – Food arguments due March 29. Arguments will be printed and also uploaded to Turnitin. 

Final draft due for peer editing (20 pts.) on Monday, March 26.

 

 

Logical Fallacies (see below for presentation due dates).

Pd. 2                                                                     Pd. 4

  1. Thomas and Ryan B.                               1. Nora and Christina
  2. Erin and Kelly                                          2. Rebecca, Kaitlyn and Emma
  3. Melvin and Michael                                3. Rebecca, Kaitlyn and Emma
  4. Jeff and Cris                                             4. Kaylie, Rob and Mike
  5. Karen and Lisa                                         5. Jay and Anthony
  6. Grace and Elliot                                       6. Rebecca, Kaitlyn and Emma
  7. Matt and Ryan                                          7. Thomas and Jayson
  8. Miranda and Taylor                                8. Amanda and Bailey
  9. Jessica and Melissa                                 9. Rhen and Faith
  10. Coral and Alby                                        10. Mike, Kaylie and Rob

NOTICE CHANGE IN DEADLINE for Monday’s HW due to early release.

Thursday, 3/1: Edit Note 20 due. Schedule logical fallacy presentations.

Friday, 3/2: HW: Do preliminary research on your food argument. Your claim and list of sources due Thursday, 3/8.

Due Wednesday, 3/7: Read and take notes on “A Naturalist in the Supermarket” (962 – 965). Answer (in writing) questions 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Please bring your textbook.

ALSO

View both short clips on the food industry and take notes. Come to class prepared to discuss:
Clip One: Why we shouldn’t let the food industry dictate our diets – Michael Pollan on the PBS Newshour. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-we-shouldnt-let-the-food-industry-dictate-our-diets

Summarize Pollan’s claim and purpose. Write down two points you find most compelling. Include two questions you have that could lead you into a deeper investigation and opinion piece.

Clip Two: People in Recovery Find the Recipe for a Fresh Start Fresh start in cooking

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/people-in-recovery-find-the-recipe-for-a-fresh-start-in-cooking-career-training

Summarize the claim and purpose. Write down two points you find most compelling. Include two questions you have that could lead you into a deeper investigation and opinion piece. ALSO – TAKE A LOOK at the trailer for the new film, Knife Skills: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/03/590357455/oscar-nominated-knife-skills-showcases-ex-cons-and-odd-ducks-in-the-kitchen

Monday, March 5: BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK.  In class: reread Staking a Claim pg. 85 – 86. Focus on claims as arguable, significant and not too easily verifiable (or obvious).  Connecting  appeals and claims – view and evaluate Chipotle’s honest scarecrow ad.

Schedule fallacy presentations.

HW: conduct preliminary research. Research topic with claim and three sources due Thursday.

Tuesday, March 6: REMINDER – YOU WILL NEED TO TYPE AN EXERCISE FROM YOUR YELLOW GRAMMAR BOOK FOR THURSDAY’S EDIT NOTE. PLEASE BE SURE YOU HAVE IT WITH YOU. 

Conducting targeted research – using effective search terms and evaluating sources.

How to Use Key Words in a Search 

 

Employment Policies Institute

Fallacy presentations work day. HW: Work on presentations and topic development.

Wednesday, March 7: Discuss “Naturalist” and clips. HW: Work on presentations and topic development.  Fallacy presentations and Edit note 21 due tomorrow.

Thursday, March 8: Edit note 21, fallacy ppts. and research topic with claim (include type of claim) and three sources due today.  Here is your claim and sources worksheet – please use this format.

12H Claim and sources worksheet-1335llp

Fallacy Presentations # 1 -3.

HW: due Monday: read “The Locavore Myth” (pg. 965) and answer questions 1 – 4 in writing. Notice the basic structure of McWilliam’s argument.

Friday: Superintendent’s Conference Day

Monday, March 12: Fallacy presentations 4 – 6.  In class: Discuss “Locavore Myth.” Shaping an argument. Reread pegs. 111 -112.

HW: Read “The American Table and the Global Table” (pg. 967.) Answer questions 1 -3, 5 -6 in writing. BRING YOUR THREE SOURCES PRINTED OUT TODAY. Highlight evidence you are considering using.

Tuesday, March 13: Fallacy presentations 7 – 8. In class: discuss Foer’s argument. Focus on citing sources and organizing using our evidence collection and sorting chart.

Be sure to have your sources printed and evidence selected and highlighted. 

Wednesday, March 14:Fallacy presentations 9 – 10. HW: Edit note 22 due tomorrow. Reread induction and deduction pgs. 115-119. Review for fallacy quiz tomorrow.

Thursday, March 15: Edit note due. 

 

Friday, March 16: In class: Listen to and briefly discuss:

How Might Trump’s Food Box Plan Affect Health

and: French Food Waste

and our food waste:Time to Get Serious About Food Waste

Argument in class work day.

HW: Work on your argument. Due Monday: Read “The Carnivore’s Dilemma” (pg. 973.) Be sure to research author. Answer all questions in writing.

Monday, March 19: Logical Fallacy quiz. Discuss Niman argument. Use our chart to sort and organize source material.

HW: Work on your argument.

Tuesday, March 20: In class work day. HW due Thursday: Reread induction and deduction pgs. 115-119. Edit note 23 due Thursday. 

WednesdayMarch 21: Early release day. Periods 1,3,5,7. 

Thursday, March 22: Edit note 23 due. In class: review induction vs. deduction. Students do activity on pg. 119 – outline your argument inductively and deductively. Discussion of revising and tweaking claims as an essential part of inquiry.

Friday, March 23: HW: Students work on arguments. Final draft for peer editing due Monday.

Monday, March 26: Peer editing.

Tuesday, March 27: View Food Inc.

Wednesday, March 28: View Food Inc. HW: Edit note 24 and argument due tomorrow.

Thursday, March 29: Finish viewing Food Inc.

Food argument due printed and uploaded to Turnitin. Essays not printed AND uploaded lose 10 points per day.

 

 

 

 

February 2018

Over the break: 

Your mock trial reflection should be shared with me by Tuesday, February 20th.

JURY – YOU WILL ALSO WRITE UP A STATEMENT OUTLINING YOUR PROCESS.

Please also print and turn (both) in on Monday, February 26.

Here is the task: All students will compose a reflection at the conclusion of the mock trial. This will take the form of a one – two paragraph response in which your consider the following:

  • What did you consider about the text that you hadn’t thought of before?
  • What was the most challenging part of the trial?
  • Most enjoyable?
  • What surprised you?
  • What did this exercise teach you about argument, opinion and evidence?
  • PLEASE INCLUDE FEEDBACK/IDEAS ON WAYS TO MAKE THE TRIAL BETTER (like information from our conversation on eliminating the Branagh film and viewing some courtroom dramas to increase understanding of courtroom procedures and protocol.)

Find your LOC textbook, which we will return to, and take some time to check out the Food for Thought page on the blog.

REST, RELAX, ENJOY! 🙂 

END OF FEBRUARY INTO MARCH…

Monday, 2/26 : Introduction to our “Food for Thought” unit. 

HW due Wednesday, February 28 – In your LOC, read Chapter 3 – pages 81 – 130. You do not have to do the activities, but do take notes on the types of claims, induction and deduction, the classical oration and the fallacies. Don’t be surprised by a reading quiz. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR TEXTBOOK WITH YOU.

Tuesday, 2/27: Food for Thought, continued.

Wednesday, 2/28: Introduction to argument. Reading quiz.

Thursday, 3/1: Edit Note 20 due. Schedule logical fallacy presentations.

Deadline alert – Food arguments due March 29.

Friday, 3/2: HW due Monday:

Read and take notes on “A Naturalist in the Supermarket” (962 – 965). Answer (in writing) questions 1, 2, 5 and 6.

Please bring your textbook.

ALSO

  • View both short clips on the food industry and take notes. Come to class prepared to discuss:

Clip One: Why we shouldn’t let the food industry dictate our diets – Michael Pollan on the PBS Newshour

Summarize Pollan’s claim and purpose. Write down two points you find most compelling. Include two questions you have that could lead you into a deeper investigation and opinion piece.

Summarize the claim and purpose. Write down two points you find most compelling. Include two questions you have that could lead you into a deeper investigation and opinion piece. ALSO – TAKE A LOOK at the trailer for the new film, Knife Skills: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/03/590357455/oscar-nominated-knife-skills-showcases-ex-cons-and-odd-ducks-in-the-kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 2/6: Wrap up Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein. HW: Blog post of your choice due on Thursday at 2pm.

Wednesday, 2/7: In class: Work on your blog post. Be sure to read article for tomorrow’s panel discussion.

HW: Blog post (and response to classmate) due tomorrow at 2pm.

Thursday, 2/8: Panel discussions.

Friday, 2/9: Introduction to Mock Trial. Students select roles and begin preparation.

Monday, 2/12: Mock trial preparation.

Tuesday, 2/13: Mock trial preparation.

Wednesday, 2/14: Mock trial. HW: Edit note 19 due.

Thursday, 2/15: Mock trial 

Friday, 2/16: Mock trial

 

JANUARY 2018

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. 

Essential questions:

  • To what degree does Shelley explore the moral and ethical questions that first emerged in the enlightenment?
  • How is her moment in history akin to ours? What concerns overlap when considering both ages?
  • How should our “dawning age” establish moral values that keep pace with rapidly changing technological advances?
  • How should an individual balance ambition and relationships?
  • What devices does Shelley use to explore the relationship between creation and destruction?
  • How do writers structure their work to reflect their message?

Tuesday, January 2: In class: Students will use the period to read the first chapter of Frankenstein, which is due tomorrow. Take  take notes on characters and plot points (there will be a reading quiz on Wednesday or Thursday). Select a Most Important Passage (with pg. and paragraph #) and Most Important Word (with page #). Explain your reasoning in writing, and be prepared to discuss your observations and perceptions. If you finish early, you can print and work on edit note 14, which is due on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 3: View short biography of Mary Shelley. Discussion of Frankenstein unit and Chapter 1. Reading quiz today or tomorrow. HW: Read and take notes (MIP and MIW) on Chapters 2-3.

Thursday, January 4: Happy Snow Day.

Friday, January 5: Happy Snow Day!  

Monday, January 8: Edit note 14 due. In class: Discuss Chapters 2 and 3. Introduction of Frankenstein contemporary connections panel-led discussion.

HW: Read and take notes on Chapter 4. View Mary Shelley short biopic:

Tuesday, January 9: Discuss Chapter 4. Students form Frankenstein contemporary connections panel groups with the objective of leading a discussion on an article of their choice found at this page: Stanford University articles- Frankenstein at 200. Students select and print article and prepare for panel discussion. (First panel discussion will take place on Thursday, January 11th.)

HW: Chapters 5 and 6 with notes due Wednesday. Read your group’s article and develop open-ended generative questions.

Wednesday, January 10: Discuss 5 and 6. Students work in groups to develop a ppt. outline of questions for panel-led discussion.

Thursday, January 11: Discuss 5 and 6, continued. Student led panel discussion # 1 on the following articles: pd. 2 Woebot  and pd. 4 Meet the first Robot.

HW: read and take notes on Chapter 7. Edit note 15 due.

Friday, January 12: Discuss Chapter 7 and view Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein. 

HW: Read assigned article for Thursday’s discussion. Read and take notes on Volume II, Chapter 1

Monday,  January 15: School closed in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Tuesday, January 16: Discuss Vol. II, Chapter 1. HW: Read Vol. II, 2 with notes.

Wednesday, January 17: Discuss Chapters 1 and 2. HW: Edit note 16. Article for panel read and annotated.

Thursday, January 18: Edit note 16 due. Second panel discussion on the following articles: pd. 2: Black Lives Matter pd. 4 Woebot article.

HW: Read and take notes on Chapters 3

Friday, January 19: Discuss Chapter 3. View Branagh’s Frankenstein.

HW: Read and take notes on Chapters 4 – 5.

Monday, January 22: Review edit notes for tomorrow’s quiz. Discuss Chapters 4 – 5.

Tuesday, January 23: Edit note quiz.

HW: Read and take notes on article for Thursday’s panel # 3: Pd. 2: Can We Teach Robots Ethics? pd. 4 Awkward Convo with Sex Robot.

Read and take notes on Chapters 6 – 7.

Wednesday, January 24: Discuss 6 – 7. HW: Read and take notes on Chapter 8 and 9 (a turning pt. for the creature).Note his words, deeds and intentions. Be sure to have your article for tomorrow’s panel read and annotated.

Thursday, January 25: Panel discussion #3. Discuss Chapters 8 and 9.

Friday, January 26: End of quarter/semester one. Seniors – we are halfway there! 🙂

Discuss Chapters 8 – 9 continued. HW due Monday: Read Vol. III, Chapters 1 – 3 with notes.

Monday, January 29: Discuss Chapters 1 – 3. HW: Read Chapters 4 – 5.

Tuesday, January 30: Discuss 4 – 5. HW: Read and take notes on 6 – 7 (end of novel).

Wednesday, January 31: EARLY RELEASE DAY. PERIODS 5 – 8.

Thursday, February 1: Edit note 17 due. Discuss end of novel. Last panel discussion #4. Pd. 2 Meet the First Ever Robot. Pd. 4.: Synthetic human reproduction of babies. 

Friday, February 2:  Finish Branagh film. Blog post on Kenneth Branagh’s Frankenstein due on Wednesday at 7am.

Monday, February 5: SCHOOL CLOSED – SUPERINTENDENT’S CONFERENCE DAY.

Tuesday, February 6:Frankenfinal exam.

Wednesday, February 7: In class: work on your film vs. novel blog post, which is due Thursday at 7am.

Final blog post on your choice of ONE prompt due Monday at 7am:  Make your own Monster, Between the Darkness and the Distance and Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.

Preparation for mock trial begins.

UPCOMING: Frankenstein vs. Creature mock trial.

Thursday, February 8: SKIP edit note 18 🙂

Intro to Brave New World and Food Fridays

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/entertainment-arts-42411484

 

 

 

Essential Questions:

  • What makes an effective memorial? An enduring memorial?
  • Who or what is worth commemorating?
  • Who decides?
  • What are the differences and similarities between written and visual arguments?
  • How are visual images used to make immediate and subtle arguments?

Friday, December 1: Here is the link to the video on the lynching memorial: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/lynching-memorial-aims-help-u-s-acknowledge-history-terror

And here is the Socratic Seminar poetry PPT.: Socratic Seminar poetry 12H-26i3jy4

HW due Monday: Finish viewing the link above on the lynching memorial. Review the powerpoint above on questions for our SS on poetry.

Develop and type up (no handwritten questions accepted) five generative questions (no credit for close-ended questions) for our seminar.

Monday, December 4:  Review edit note quiz. Share, develop and select questions for Wednesday’s seminar. (30 pts.)

HW due Wednesday: Type up notes/responses for each question for our seminar. You may use this during the seminar, and it will be collected at the end of class on Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 5: In class work day for M and M projects. Be sure to bring any materials you will need.

Wednesday, December 6: Socratic Seminar. Be sure to have your typed responses. No handwritten responses accepted.

HW: Work on your M and M project. Edit note 11 due tomorrow.

Thursday, December 7: Edit note 11 due. View clip, explore Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab and discuss.  https://www.muralarts.org/artworks/monumentlab/

Friday, December 8: Students write and share “name” poems.

Monday, December 11: M and M in class work day. In class – log into Turnitin.

12H pd. 2

  • CLASS ID: 16929374
  • ENROLLMENT KEY: rhetoric

12h pd. 4

  • CLASS ID: 16929387
  • ENROLLMENT KEY: rhetoric

Tuesday, December 12: M and M in class work day.

Wednesday, December 13: M and M presentations begin. Essay must be uploaded to Turnitin and printed essays and charts submitted. Be sure to include an MLA heading on your double-spaced document. Staple pages – chart first.

pd. 2 presentations: Kelly and Kaylie: Christopher Columbus Memorial

Pd. 2: Elliot and Karen: 9/11 Memorial at RCC 

pd. 4 presentations: Emma, Rebecca, Kaitlyn: Empty Sky Memorial in Jersey City

Christina and Nora: Boscobel House

Thursday, December 14: M and M presentations. Edit note 12 due. NO LATE EDIT NOTES ACCEPTED. 

Pd. 2: Michael, Melvin and Ryan B.: Wall Street bull 

Jessica, Melissa and Grace: Fearless Girl in NYC

Pd. 4: Matt L., Mike C., : Monument Park in Yankee Stadium

Anthony: Washington Avenue Soldier’s Monument

 

Friday, December 15: M and M presentations.

pd. 2: Alby, Taylor and Miranda: African Burial Ground in NYC

Pd. 4: Jay: Four Freedoms Park
Faith, Rhen: Immigrant’s Monument in Battery Park

Monday, December 18: M and M presentations.

Thomas, Ryan T. and Jayson: Brinks Memorial

Coral, Lisa and Erin: Munich 11 Memorial at the JCC

Pd. 4: Amanda and Bailey: Brink’s Memorial

Rob and Jeff: Soldiers and Sailors monument in NYC

Tuesday, December 19:

Pd. 4: Cris and Thomas G: American Merchant Marines Memorial.

Wrap up any remaining presentations.

Wednesday, December 20: Intro to Frankenstein – unit overview, mock trial description.

Homework due Thursday:

Edit note 13

Read up to page 26. Jot down your responses to the following:

  • Why would a writer make the choice to begin a novel with a series of letters?
  • Identify Walton and his quest.
  • Be on the lookout for the creature!
  • Select a MIP from each letter and explain your reasoning (just include page and paragraph number.)
  • Select a MIW from this entire section and explain your reasoning.

Bring your copy of Frankenstein tomorrow. 

Thursday, December 21: Edit note 13 due. Frankenstein, continued.

Friday, December 22: Holiday party!

 

NOVEMBER

Wednesday, November 1: HW: Annotated “A Modest Proposal” due tomorrow, November 2.

Annotate according to instructions shared in class. As you read, consider Swift’s structure. Use word families and keep the rhetorical appeals in mind. How does the structure of this piece add to the idea that the speaker is a rational individual? Look up and jot down some information on Swift.

Thursday, November 2: “A Modest Proposal” due. Edit note 7 due. Read and annotate “College Admissions Shocker!” and “Not Your Father’s Taliban.”

Friday, November 3: Discuss “College” and “Taliban.” Begin to work on our satirical pieces, which will be due on the blog on Tuesday, November 7th at 3pm.

Monday, November 6: Students work on satirical pieces.

Tuesday, November 7: Parent teacher conferences. No classes. Satire due on blog at 10 pm.

Wednesday, November 8: Students read and comment on each other’s satirical posts.

Thursday, November 9: Edit note 8 due. Happy end of semester one! Introduction to Monuments and Memorials unit.

Friday, November 10: Veteran’s day – no classes.

UPCOMING: REMEMBER TO BRING LUNCH ON THE DAY OF OUR FIELDTRIP TO THE 9/11 MUSEUM AND MEMORIAL, WHICH IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14.

Monday, November 13: In class: Students commit to a memorial for project and begin research and scheduling. Review edit note 9. View this excerpt from 60 minutes:

HW due THURSDAY: Print, read and annotate: “Shaping the Void” by Paul Goldenberger from The New Yorker.

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/skyline/2011/09/12/110912crsk_skyline_goldberger?currentPage=all

Tuesday, November 14: Fieldtrip to 9/11 museum and memorial. Be sure to bring a drink to go with your bagel breakfast and lunch to eat on the way home. HW: How did you observe juxtaposition or antithesis, repetition and contrast while experiencing the 9/11 memorial? Jot down a paragraph response and be prepared to discuss.

Wednesday, November 15: Discuss fieldtrip experiences and share observations of visual rhetoric. Begin discussion of Goldenberger article. HW due MONDAY: read and annotate: “Stones and Bones” by Adam Gopnick from The New Yorker.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/07/07/stones-and-bones

Thursday, November 16: Edit note 9 due. Wrap up Goldenberger.

Friday, November 17: View student exemplars for M and M projects. Unconventional memorials. HW due Monday: read and annotate: “Stones and Bones” by Adam Gopnick from The New Yorker.

Monday, November 20: Quick review for Edit note quiz. Discuss “Stones and Bones.” HW: Work on your M and M project.

Tuesday, November 21: Edit note quiz. View clip on lynching memorial and discuss. Lynching Memorial aims to help us acknowledge terror 

 

HW: Work on your M and M project.

Wednesday, November 22: Poetry groups convene and begin to work on analysis projects.

HW: Work on your M and M project.

Monday, November 27: Groups SOAPSStone their paired poems. HW: Work on your M and M project.

Tuesday, November 28: Paired poem analysis, continued. HW: Work on your M and M project.

Wednesday, November 29: Paired poem analysis and group led discussions, continued. HW: Work on your M and M project. Read and be prepared to discuss this article from The Atlantic: Hanged, Burned, Shot, Drowned, Beaten by Kriston Capps

Thursday, November 30: Edit note 10 due. Paired poem groups led discussions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Essential Questions:

  • What is rhetoric and how is it used to communicate, inform, entertain and manipulate?

  • What is literary style and how do its components (diction, syntax and other rhetorical devices) contribute to meaning and tone?

  • By what rules does visual rhetoric operate, and how can we “read” visuals to become savvy citizens and consumers?

Monday, October 2 – Ads due. Be sure to have your copy of “The Dangerous Safety of College” with you.

In class: Review blog responses, check article hws, use word family strategy to annotate “Dangerous Safety.”

HW: Reread pgs. 21 – 22 in LOC (Rhetorical analysis of Visual Texts.) Look over the NY Times analysis assignment. It is due October 25th.  Edit note 3 due Thursday. Preview this Budweiser ad considering how it uses the rhetorical appeals. Consider the following: What is its argument? How does it establish ethos? How are logos and pathos created?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1qEZHhJubY

Tuesday, October 3 – Visual rhetoric continued.

HW: Read and annotate (word families and ELP) Bush’s 9/11 speech. HIGHLIGHT ELP, use word family strategy, identify and explain effect of rhetorical devices and select a Most Important Word. Explain your reasoning.

Wednesday, October 4 – Edit note 3 due tomorrow. Analysis of President Bush’s 9/11 speech and ads.

Thursday, October 5 – Edit note 3 due.

Friday, October 6 – HW due Tuesday: Read, annotate and soapstone “The Real Campus Scourge” https://nyti.ms/2x1blIY  and “Check This Box if you are a Good Person” https://nyti.ms/2ozDp1q   in preparation for Thursday’s Socratic seminar on the meaning and purposes of a college education.

Monday, October 9 – Columbus day – school closed

Tuesday, October 10 – Socratic seminar preparation. Review of Bruni and Sabky articles. Seminar questions.

Wednesday, October 11 – Alternate schedule.

Thursday, October 12 – Edit note 4 due. Socratic seminar preparation – types of questions. Students generate questions and decide on which will be most appealing and generate the most thought provoking conversation. Review for Edit note quiz on Monday, October 16th.

HW due Friday: Type your responses to our student generated questions.

Friday, October 13 –  Students generate question for Socratic seminar.

Monday, October 16: Socratic seminar (30 pts.) on “What’s the Point of College?” and “The Dangerous Safety of College” and “The Real Campus Scourge” and “Check this Box if You’re a Good Person.” Be sure to have your articles and typed responses to questions. You may keep these notes in front of you during seminar and they will be collected at the end of class. No handwritten notes accepted.

Here are the seminar questions: Socratic seminar questions pd 2-23onrlo

Socratic Seminar Questions pd 4-2mj2znn

Work on your NY Times Analysis paper. Review for tomorrow’s quiz.

Edit note quiz on Tuesday, October 17.

HW due Wednesday: Read and annotate JKF’s inaugural speech. Complete worksheet. Notice JFK’s use of rhetorical devices and their effects.

Tuesday, October 17: Review for and take edit note quiz.

Wednesday, October 18: JFK inaugural analysis groups. Review prepositional phrases for tomorrow’s edit note.

Thursday, October 19: In class: SOAPSTONE JFK speech. Review Rhetorical devices and their effects – review for NY Times and quiz. Rhetorical device quiz on Friday, October 27th.  Edit note 5 due. Here are the ppt notes for today: Rhetorical-devices-and-their-effects-2017-1cf4um0

Friday, October 20: Students read and annotate “Buds” by Ian Frazier   paying close attention to tone. Review your glossary and notes for next week’s quiz on rhetorical devices.

HW due Monday: Over the weekend, listen to this piece from the New Yorker Radio hour:

Coconut Oil Changed My Life

Jot down your responses to the following:

  1. Look up and add satire to your glossary.
  2. Interpret the following:

Satire should, like a polished razor keen,

Wound with a touch that’s scarcely felt or seen.

~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

3. What social ill is Cirocco Dunlap addressing?

4. What is the (mock) argument of this piece?

5. What is the argument embedded in the satirical perspective?

Monday, October 23: Identifying tone – a quick dip into satire.

Tuesday, October 24: Satire, continued.

Wednesday, October 25: NY Times analysis due. Review for Friday’s rhetorical device quiz.

Thursday, October 26: Review, continued.

Friday, October 27: Rhetorical device quiz.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 25th – Early release –  day 3 periods 1 – 4

 

 

September Essential Questions:

  • What is rhetoric and how is it used to communicate, inform, entertain and manipulate?

  • What is literary style and how do its components (diction, syntax and other rhetorical devices) contribute to meaning and tone?

Week of September 6th:

Wednesday, 9/6 – Welcome back! Introductions, review of syllabus, questionnaires.

Thursday, 9/7 – Signed contract, attendance sheet and completed questionnaires due.  Review plagiarism definitions. LOC and Grammar books distributed. Review of compound sentences for edit note one (due on 9/14.)

Friday, 9/8 – Signed plagiarism forms due. Get to know each other and preview some 12H topics during our “speed chatting” activity.

HOMEWORK DUE MONDAY: Read and annotate college essay exemplars. Here is the link to Common App.org:http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

Week of September 11th:

Monday, 9/11 – The Day We Will Never Forget. Students log into blog. Unpack Common App prompts. Discuss college essay exemplars. Pd. 4 – Review plagiarism guidelines. Collect any last contracts, questionnaires, attendance or plagiarism forms. BE SURE TO BRING YOUR TEXTBOOKS TOMORROW. Students who have a draft of their college essay can meet with me tomorrow/schedule consult for Friday.

Tuesday, 9/12 – Work on your college essay. Students read LOC Chapter 1 (as well as Diction, Tone and Syntax hand out) and take notes on preparation for quiz on Monday, September 25. (Matching quiz. APPROX. 30 points.) Here are some links to great articles about the college essay: https://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/11/essay/?mcubz=0    

https://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/essay-comments/

Wednesday, 9/13 – Be sure to have your textbook. Focus on Lou Gehrig’s speech (LOC).  Preview the following clip:

In class, we will complete a Soaps TONE chart, analyzing this speech.

Thursday, 9/14 – Edit note one due. Complete a Soapstone for Gehrig’s speech. Include exigence and kairos.

Friday, 9/15 – Individual consults on college essay for students who have completed a draft. Students may also use computers to work on our first blog post or edit note 2. See post: “What is the Point of College?” Here is the rubric for our blog posts: 12H blog rubric

Week of September 18th:

Monday, 9/18 – Review grammar for edit note 2. TYPED College essay drafts due. BE SURE TO DOUBLE SPACE, INCLUDE AN MLA HEADING WITH YOUR PROMPT WRITTEN OUT AND AN ACCURATE WORD COUNT. Create schedule for individual consults.

Tuesday, 9/19 – Bring your yellow grammar book. Individual consults. Students continue to read and absorb LOC Chapter 1 (as well as Diction, Tone and Syntax hand out) and take notes on preparation for quiz on WEDNESDAY, September 20. (Matching quiz. 28 points.) Students may also use computers to work on our first blog post or edit note 2. Here is the rubric for our blog posts: 12H blog rubric

Wednesday, 9/20 – Individual consults.

Thursday and Friday – No School – Rosh Hashanah. Shanah Tovah to those who observe the New Year.

Week of September 25th:

Monday, September 25: LOC Chapter one quiz. Individual consults. Students work independently to annotate and define terms and SOAPStone “Other Men’s Flowers.”

Tuesday, September 26: In class: Create a glossary in the back of your binder/notebook. Use the front and back of your pages.

(I will guide you in this process in class.) Page 1 = A – E, Page 2 = F -J, Page 3 = K – P, Page 4 = Q – T, Page 5 = V – Z.)

HW: Read and annotate Other Men’s Flowers  Be sure to add new terms to your glossary as you read. Don’t be surprised by a quiz on terms.  The Forest of Rhetoric

Wednesday, September 27th: Review and use Soapstone strategy to analyze “Other Men’s Flowers.”

Thursday, September 28th: Edit note 2 due.

Friday, September 29th: Blog post 1 due at 2pm. Be sure to post your comment and react to another student’s response. TODAY I WILL CHECK to see that you have read, annotated and SOAPStoned “Flowers” and “Point of College.” I will also check to see that you have done a “first pass read” of “The Dangerous Safety of College” and have researched (and written your findings down on the article) the important events and people referenced in the article (Middlebury, Murray, etc.)

HW: Look for a print ad to share with the class. You will bring this to class on Monday, October 2.