Week of September 27
IMC Link for Research databases: https://www.unit5.org/hsimc
CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK:
- (9/7) Appendix from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
- (9/9) “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King, Jr. (50 Essays)
- (9/13) “The Fourth of July” by Audre Lorde (50 Essays)
- (9/15) “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” by Alice Walker (50 Essays)
- (9/27) “Speech to the Virginia Convention” by Patrick Henry
- (9/27) Preamble to the Constitution
- (9/28) The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson (50 Essays)
- (9/29) Benjamin Banneker’s Letter to Thomas Jefferson, Aug.1791
- Dialectical Journal Format
- I have given you a sample format. Please copy this format.
- Journals will be created for each piece of literature that we read in this course.
- Refer to essential questions in the syllabus
- DIALECTICAL JOURNALS ARE DUE 10/4.
- Notes on Allusion
- Allusion in Speech in the Virginia Convention
- Let’s look at Declaration of Independence for examples of parallelism
- Speech in the Virginia Convention
- Rhetorical analysis: allusion, audience, and parallel structure
- Mythological Status of Henry
- Declaration of Independence
- Charges against King George
- Number the charges
- I will assign you charges against the King. Please interpret them and put them in modern language
- The twist: determine if your charge made it into the final draft. If it did, was it changed? How? If not, why?
- We will share them as a class.
- What rhetorical strategies were used in creating those charges?
- Analysis work
- Evaluate samples of AP writing. Use the criteria in your syllabus.
- Specifically explain why you feel the essay received the score you gave it.
- What have they done wrong?
- What have they done right?
- Be prepared to defend your response.
- How could the writer improve their response?
- Discuss scores
- Actual scores
- Common Essay Errors
- Review Essay Score
- Compare your essay to the rubric and list of common essay errors. Make copious notes.
DUAL CREDIT COMPOSITION:
- FLEX DAY
- Article for analysis and response essay is on Classroom. I will have hard copies available in room 122. Essay is due Friday.
- Rhetorically-based Review work day
- Remember that in this essay, you are using ethos, pathos, and logos. Your are trying to be effective for your audience. You are not analyzing the rhetoric of what you are reviewing.
- The article should be finished and printed when you walk in the door on Tuesday.
- Submit Rhetorically-based Review with preparation chart
- RUBRIC AND CHART SHOULD BE STAPLED TO REVIEW
- Business Letter intro
Reading day for Chapter 6
Take notes on the chapter, specifically to aid you in writing future rhetorical analysis.
At the end of your notes, reflect on the rhetorical analyses that you have completed. How do the analyses that you have completed compare to the ideas presented in the chapter? What could you do to improve?
Submit notes and paragraph (assignment on Classroom)
- Determine who you would like to write to for a business letter
- Has a business disappointed you?
- Are you interested in receiving more information about a college or company?
- Are you interested in employment opportunities?
- Are you disappointed or happy about a product?
- Business letter Pre-writing (to be checked by the end of class on Friday)
- Again, you are USING rhetoric, not analyzing
Submit printed essay on side counter
Have your business letter pre-writing approved and initialed
You may flex your time after it is submitted.
“The Cask of Amontillado” Comic (Text Comprehension and Character Motivation)
Submit with rubric when finished
Journal response (on classroom): Is honesty always the best policy? Explain.
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant (pg 169)
Read background information (pg 168)
How do we want to read?
Teacher read; Silent read; Popcorn read; combo?
Complete short story as you read
Finish “The Necklace”
Questions 1-7 on page 176
Go over responses
Read “Payday Profiteers: Payday Lenders Target the Working Poor” by Kari Lydersen
As we read, highlight 1-2 important details in each paragraph
MONDAY-THURSDAY: Work on The Way to Rainy Mountain projects
Begin presentations for The Way to Rainy Mountain projects
As students present, you will complete the reading chart for the novel.