Friday, September 30, 2016

Boot Camp: Satire and Parody Continued


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Finish Satire and Parody Notes
  • Foster Corrections by 10/7
  • Review Boot Camp Notes before 10/6
  • SPOTTTS on "To an Athlete Dying Young" due Mon.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Intro to Satire


  • Review ethos, pathos, and logos using "A Modest Proposal"
  • Discussion of AMP
  • Notes on satire and parody
  • SPOTTTS due Monday
  • Foster due next Friday
  • Vocab Quiz tomorrow
  • Be prepared for first unit quiz next week

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Boot Camp: Ethos, Pathos, and Logos


  • Notes on EPL
  • Practice WS
  • Commercial Viewing

  • Foster corrections due at end of next week
  • SPOTTTS on "To an Athlete" due Monday
  • Read "A Modest Proposal" for tomorrow and label where you see ethos, pathos, and logos
  • Test on boot camp items next Thursday

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tone and Mood


  • Tone v. Mood Review (video in drive)
  • Tone v. Mood worksheet
  • SPOTTTS review + packet

  • Foster corrects due next week
  • SPOTTTS on "To an Athlete Dying Young" due next Monday to classroom

Friday, September 23, 2016

Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy Continued


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Review with "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings"
  • Munro close reading + post due Monday (summative)
  • Foster corrections due at end of unit

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Boot Camp: Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy


  • Review thematic statements for "Once Upon a Time"
  • Notes on Symbol, Allegory, and Fantasy (ppt)
  • Reading: "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" and questions with a partner on the forum site
  • Finish reading "A Very Old Man..." and answer questions with a partner on the forum
  • Summative Assessment: "How I Met My Husband" analysis based on one of the boot camp topics that we have covered thus far (see forum for details)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

AP Boot Camp: Theme


  • Announcements
  • Finish Macomber Plot Changes
  • Theme Notes
  • Write a thematic statement for "Once Upon a Time"
  • Foster revisions
  • Finish statement

Monday, September 19, 2016

Boot Camp: Plot Continued


  • Plot diagrams of "The Short Happy Life"
  • Discussion of posts
  • Changing the plot around
    • Consider how to rearrange it
    • Consider the effects of the changes/how the climax would or would not remain the same

  • Foster corrections due by end of month
  • Start thinking about free reading assignment

Friday, September 16, 2016

Boot Camp: Plot


  • Vocab
  • Plot Notes
  • Continue Foster corrections
  • Read Gordimer's "Once Upon a Time" for Monday

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wrap-up Day


  • Finish proficiency chart discussion
  • Foster passbacks and directions for revisions
  • POV shares
  • Vocab quiz tomorrow
  • Read "Once Upon a Time" for Monday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

STAR Assessment


  • STAR
  • Vocab Site/Reading 
  • Discussion of Proficiency Grading/Update charts
  • Finish reading "The Short Happy Life..." w/ forum question
  • Foster corrections...will be due by end of unit

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Boot Camp: Point of View and "A Rose for Emily"


  • Vocab
  • Point of View practice identification
  • Discussion of "A Rose for Emily"
  • Practice writing POV and analysis
  • Complete practice point of view writing and post it to the forum
  • Read "The Short Happy Life..." and answer your chosen question for Thursday...Remember that there is a new vocabulary list to practice before reading 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Boot Camp: Point of View


  • Discuss characterization and "Miss Brill"
  • Point of View Review

  • Read "The Short Happy Life..." and answer question of choice on forum

Friday, September 9, 2016

Boot Camp: "Miss Brill" and Characterization


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Finish Foster video reviews
  • Characterization review
  • Characterization river charts
  • "Miss Brill" into sample chart
  • Practice vocab list just assigned on
  • Read "A Rose for Emily"
  • Answer 1-4, 7 (question that you selected in class) and post to forum

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Wrapping up the Lyrics


  • introduction
  • Finishing analyzing music videos
  • Sharing our video selections
  • Read "Miss Brill" and post your answer to your selected question on the blog.  It is recommended that you read the other posts.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Reading Between the Lyrics Continued


  • Announcements
  • Vocab
  • Analysis of music videos
  • Choose a song and post both a link to it and a short blurb analysis on the forum
  • Read "Miss Brill" for Friday and answer one question (2, 3, 4, 6, or 7).  Please do not duplicate.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Practice Close Reading


  • Discuss "Birthday Party"
  • Begin apply Foster to music videos
  • For Thursday, find a song that you would like to share that you believe has particular Fosterian elements to it.  Post a brief analysis to the forum before that class but also be prepared to share.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Intro Wrap-Up


  • Finishing digital portfolios
  • What makes a good goal?
  • Writing goals for English
  • Vocabulary discussion and sign-ups
  • Read and mark up "The Birthday Party"

Thursday, September 1, 2016

What are English Proficiencies?


  • Review Questions
  • Go over standards
  • Paper portfolios + Habits of Work chart
  • Digital Portfolios

  • Make sure you have supplies for class