Week 9: Rhetoric and The Crucible

This week, we will cover rhetorical appeals, devices, and techniques, and start our reading of Arthur Miller’s play, The CruciblePlease be sure you are on time and present each day! 

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together; scroll past the calendar for downloads: 

Monday, October 191. Warm-up: What is ethos, pathos, and logos?
2. Rhetorical Appeals Sketchnotes
3. Assignment: “National Address to Schoolchildren,” President Obama
4. Assignment: Text-dependent questions via Google Forms (click here!)
Tuesday, October 201. Review: situational, dramatic, and verbal irony Sketchnotes
2. Anticipation Guide class debate
3. Start reading The Crucible
4. Ongoing Assignment: Act 1 text-dependent questions
Wednesday, October 21Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.
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Thursday, October 221. The Crucible first impressions AEIOU (Zoom Chat)
2. Continue reading The Crucible
3. Ongoing Assignment: Act 1 text-dependent questions
Friday, October 231. Continue reading The Crucible
2. Ongoing Assignment: Act 1 text-dependent questions

Week 8: The Power of Persuasion

This week, we will start on our next unit, The Power of Persuasion. This unit will cover rhetorical appeals, devices, and techniques, and we will examine the power of language. You will have many opportunities to effectively argue and debate! Please be sure you are on time and present each day! Scroll past the calendar for downloadable files.

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together: 

Monday, October 121. Warm-up: What do we already know about the Puritans? About the Salem Witch Trials?
2. Assignment: “Salem (and Other) Witch Hunts” by Mike Kubic
3. Text-dependent questions via Quizizz
Tuesday, October 131. Padlet: Fear as a Motivator
2. Review: simile, metaphor, alliteration, analogy, personification
3. Assignment: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards 
Wednesday, October 14Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.
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***Optional: Unit 1 tutoring, standards review, and assessment re-take
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Thursday, October 15Assignment due: “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Jonathan Edwards
Friday, October 161. Assignment: The Crucible Anticipation Guide
2. If you finish early, complete this week’s NoRedInk assignment
3. If time permits: start class debate!

Week 7: Wrapping up Unit 1

This week, we will wrap up our reading Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, as well as the American Dream unit. Since we are approaching the end of our unit, we will have a unit 1 test over the American Dream unit this Friday. Please be sure you are on time and present each day!

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together; scroll down for file downloads.

Monday, October 51. Review: Act 1 and 2 plot points and characters
2. Complete A Raisin in the Sun (film viewing)
3. Wrap up play and discuss
Tuesday, October 61. Introduce Embedded Assessment #2: Synthesizing the American Dream
2. Assignment: Synthesis Graphic Organizer
3. Resource: Unit 1 Assessment Study Guide
4. Resource: MLA Citations
Wednesday, October 7Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.
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You must complete the synthesis graphic organizer BEFORE class on Thursday.
Thursday, October 81. Review expectations and rubric for Embedded Assessment #2
2. Assignment: Type and submit responses for Embedded Assessment #2
3. Optional: Opportunity to retest (mid-assessment; Q2 mini 2)
Friday, October 9CTLS Assessment: Unit 1 Post-assessment
If you finish early, complete this week’s NoRedInk assignment

Click here for some transition words to use in your embedded assessment: https://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html

Week 6: Continue A Raisin in the Sun

This week, we will continue reading Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. As I said in class last week, please do your best to be on time and present each day. It is particularly difficult to read a play and get caught up by yourself. We will also be discussig a great deal, and you won’t want to miss out! 

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together: 

Monday, September 211. Review: Act 1 plot points and characters
2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
3. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Character Charts
4. Q2 Mini 2 Touchstone (mid assessment)
Tuesday. September 221. Review: situational, dramatic, and verbal irony
2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
3. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Character Charts
Wednesday, September 23Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.
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Thursday, September 241. Act I Assessment (Quizizz)
2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
3. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Character Charts
4. Practice RACE response
Friday, September 251. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Character Charts
2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun

Moving forward: build the book!

Upcoming dealines: 

  • September 18 – Cover DUE!

Now that you’ve learned a bit about eDesign, caption writing, and have collected content, now it’s time to start building spreads! Below is a brief schedule of how your weeks moving forward will look:

Monday1. Discuss athletics schedule and photography
2. What’s going on this week? Plan for coverage
TuesdayCollect content, design and build layouts, get spreads ready for proof (depending on cycle stage)
WednesdayYou should set aside some time to meet as a group. Set your worktime to a recurring time each Wednesday.

Work on spreads, collect content, edit/upload photos
ThursdayCollect content, design and build layouts, get spreads ready for proof (depending on cycle stage)
Friday1. Wrap up spreads and prepare for next stage in process – deadlines are Sunday by midnight
2. Positivity Padlet!

Week 5: Start A Raisin in the Sun

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It’s already week five – can you believe it?! Over the last few weeks, you all have been doing a great job analyzing poetry from different perspectives across America. This week, we will start with one more analysis of a Langston Hughes poem before diving in to Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun. As I said in class on Friday, please do your best to be on time and present each day. It is particularly difficult to read a play and get caught up by yourself. We will also be discussig a great deal, and you won’t want to miss out! 

Click here for a copy of the play.

Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together: 

Monday, September 14
  1. Review: symbolism in literature
  2. Annotate and analyze: “Harlem,” by Langston Hughes
  3. What is a SIFT Analysis?
  4. Assignment: SIFT Analysis for “Harlem”
Tuesday. September 15
  1. Review: situational, dramatic, and verbal irony
  2. Background on Lorraine Hansberry and historical context of the play
  3. Start reading A Raisin in the Sun
Wednesday, September 16 Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.

 

Thursday, September 17
  1. What are some of your personal values?: Ready to Order Padlet
  2. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun
Friday, September 18
  1. Discussion: identity and heritage
  2. Ongoing Assignment: A Raisin in the Sun Character Charts
  3. Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun

Week 4: American Perspectives Through Poetry

Welcome to week four! We will continue working with poetry this week, with a focus on different perspectives on America and the American Dream. Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together:

Monday, September 7No school – Have a great Labor Day!
Tuesday. September 8Discussion: How is the American Dream different for different populations?
Compare and Contrast: “I, Too,” by Langston Hughes and “I, Too, Sing America,” by Julia Alvarez
Assignment: poetry comparison
Wednesday, September 9Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.
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Thursday, September 10Pre-course Assessment
Friday, September 11Figurative Language Review
“Ellis Island,” Joseph Bruchac
“Sonnet: The Ladies’ Home Journal,” Sandra Gilbert (download below!)
Assignment: TSPFASTT Poetry Analysis (download below!)

Week 3: Different Perspectives on The American Dream

Monday: Click here to download the Bill of Rights Graphic Organizer

Welcome to week three! Last week, we discussed the American Dream, its history, how it has changed over time, as well as barriers to attaining the American Dream. This week, we will focus on different perspectives on America and the American Dream. Please see below for a brief schedule of our week together:

Monday, August 31
  1. Unpacking the RACE response and the essential question: “Does America Still Provide Access to the American Dream?”
  2. Assignment: The Bill of Rights: In Your Own Words Graphic Organizer
  3. Exit Ticket
Tuesday. September 1
  1. Review tone, audience, and purpose
  2. “The Two Clashing Meanings of Free Speech,” Teresa M. Bejan (Springboard 1.5; click here for text)
  3. AEIOU Padlet
  4. Discussion of Springboard questions
Wednesday, September 2 Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.

Thursday, September 3
  1. Review tone, theme, and imagery
    1. Click here for some tone words!
  2. Walt Whitman bio video
  3. “America” and “I Hear America Singing,” Whitman (Springboard 1.10)
  4. Padlet questions
Friday, September 4
  1. Discussion: How is the American Dream different for different populations?
  2. Compare and Contrast: “I, Too,” by Langston Hughes and “I, Too, Sing America,” by Julia Alvarez
  3. Assignment: poetry comparison
  4. What’s the theme of the poem? Sketchnotes

Week 3: Solidify Theme!

Welcome to week 3! This week, our focus will be on solidifying our visual and verbal theme. We ended the week strong with some brainstorming, but we will finalize the look and feel of our book. You will also be placed in your coverage groups! Below is a brief schedule of our week together.

Monday, August 31
  1. Discuss athletics schedule and photography
  2. What’s going on this week? Plan for coverage
  3. Aplomado Google Drive access
  4. Staff intro IG posts and sales posts – get your friends to follow us!
  5. Coverage teams
  6. Solidify verbal theme and spinoffs
Tuesday, September 1
  1. Solidify visual theme: choose colors and fonts
  2. Create senior ad designs
Wednesday, September 2 Please note that Wednesdays are reserved for independent work time, tutoring, and small group learning.

  1. Start eDesign training (new staff members)
  2. Start gathering content for first week spread (Sheyla and Jenne)
Thursday, September 3
  1. Continue building 2021 ladder
Friday, September 4
  1. Finish building 2021 ladder
  2. Start working on cover ideas
  3. Positivity Padlet