• Daily Agenda
In case you forgot to write it down (:

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Tuesday 5/29/12

finish macbeth and do act 4 and 5 questions v

Tuesday 5/22/12

  • act 3 and questions
homework
  • finish act 3 and do questions if not finished in class
  • prepare for quiz next class

Friday 5/18/12

  • review act 2 scenes 1-2
  • read/watch act 2 scenes 3-4
  • begin act 3
homework
  • review questions
  • acts 1-2 quiz next class ***

Tuesday 5/7/12

  • macbeth: finished act 1 and started act 2

homework: do questions for Macbeth and work on review chart *due on the 15th

Tuesday 4/23/12

  • study buddies
  • complete review chart
  • use porfolio to review past essays and multiple choice
homework
    • study fallacies (quiz thursday)*


Monday 4/16/12**
  • Warmup sentences
  • Politics and the english language
Homework
  • Finish "politics"
  • Do some extra credit copying

thursday 4/5/12

  • packet of style practice (bring next class)
  • guidlines for groups
  • complete speech project
homework
  • present next class --- individual writeup
  • survey on cohen handouts
  • non-fiction project
  • passage copying

Tuesday 4/3/12

  • assign speech project (*to present one week from today)
    • guidlines, rubric, groups
  • work in groups to construct presentation of famous speech from American history
homework
  • whatever you need to do for your group
  • non-fiction project due 4/12
  • job


Friday 3/30/12

  • mock exam
    • discussion
    • MC and portfolio tracking
  • finish/add to essay oportunity
homework
  • job
  • non-fiction book

Wednesday 3/28/12

  • practice AP MC (9Q's with clickers)
  • portfolio: using past essays to reflect and improve

Monday 3/11/12

  • AP multiple choice
  • tone identification and analysis
  • readings on style
homework
  • finish readings
  • style test next class
big question
what is the most reliable way to analyze tone?

Thursday 3/8/12

  • instructions on ePATs

  • activities on "A Modest Proposal"
  • take ePATs
homework
  • finish "A Modest Proposal" activities 1-6
  • non-fiction assignment

Tuesday 3/6/12- meet in room 124 next class

  • rhetorical analysis #2
  • read "A Modest Proposal"
homework
  • finish MAUS
  • learn style terms
  • read non-fiction book

Friday 3/2/12

  • warm-up: "the rattler"
  • annotation, note-taking, and rhetorical analysis "Santa Ana winds"
  • portfolios: rhetorical analysis #1
homework
  • finish MAUS
  • do your jobs
  • practice essays *rhetorical analysis #2 next class!!!!!
  • know style terms
goals
  • practice strategies for effective rhetorical analysis
big question
When writing a rhetorical analysis, what is the difference between "what" and "why"?

Wednesday 2/29/12

  • warm up: MAUS and recurring symbols
  • MAUS discussion
homework
  • finish MAUS
  • do your jobs
  • practice essays
  • know style terms
big question
If you were to write your EE about MAUS, what would your research question be?
goals
  • analyze rhetorical strategies


Monday 2/27/12

  • how to write with style handout
  • 7 minute writes: show not tell
  • satire pieces DENJ
homework
  • finish MAUS
  • do your jobs!!!
  • practice essays
  • know style terms
big question
What advise should you remember for FCAT writes
goals
  • write stylistically sophisticated prose
  • analyze elements of satire

tuesday 2/21/12

  • card check
  • in-class rhetorical analysis
homework
  • tropes and schemes quiz next class
  • finish MAUS
big question
what does a successful rhetorical analysis look like?

Thursday 2/16/12 *rhetorical analysis essay next class

  • tone warm-up (quiz grade)
  • course scheduling
  • go over DENJ for satire reading (didn't get to)
homework
  • cards (will be checked on tuesday)
  • MAUS
big question
Are you writing "why" and "how" not "what"?
goals
  • write a well written mature rhetorical analysis


Friday 2/10/12
  • turn in revision
  • warm-up: rhetorical analysis of satire
  • DENJ satirical piece
homework
  • tone quiz next class *
  • style cards

Wednesday 2/8/12
  • style quiz
  • AP multiple choice
  • MAUS analysis and discussion
homework
  • synthesis essay rewrite (if you got a 4 or lower)
  • terms/cards
  • Job
  • find one page in MAUS and analyze specific details and big ideas
big question:
what style terms should you keep in mind while reading prose in order to understand more?
goals
  • recognize rhetorical strategies in a text
  • reflect on own reading and writing processes

Monday 2/6/12
  • midterm (multiple choice) chart questions missed
  • passage analysis (midterm MC)
  • return synthesis essays
Homework
  • term cards
  • quiz next class: basic style terms
Goals
  • analyze passages for rhetorical strategies
  • reflect on personal strengths and weaknesses
Big Quesiton
  • How do multiple choise on AP exams guide you through rhetorical analysis?

Thursday 2/2/12
  • revise 1 sentence from synthesis essay #1
  • write synthesis essay #2
Homework:
  • finish Maus (return next class)
  • make term cards and study

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{Tuesday 1/31/12}

  • Read and Score Sample Essays
  • Evaluate Your Own Essay (And Portfolios)

Homework:

  • Finish MAUS
  • Synthesis Essay Next Class

Big Question:

  • What Should You Practice Before The Next Synthesis Question?

Goal:

  • Expository Essay
  • Evaluate Essay
  • Move Through Writing Process

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{Friday 1/27/12}

  • Warm-Up: Visual Elements Of MAUS
  • Discuss Chapters 1-2 Of MAUS

Homework:

  • Read Chapters 3-4 Of MAUS

Big Question:

  • What are the Visual Rhetorical Strategies

Goal:

  • Analyze Text for Rhetorical Strategies and Meaning
  • Analyze Visual Rhetoric

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{Wednesday 1/25/12}

  • Warm-Up: (The St. Louis Refugee Ship Blues) [Art Spiegelman]
  • Distribute (MAUS) and Begin Reading

Homework:

  • Read Chap.1-2 of (MAUS)

Big Question:

  • What are the basics of rhetorical analysis

Goal:

  • Analyze Visual Rhetoric

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{Monday 1/23/12}

  • Warm-Up: (Revision)
  • Self-Evaluation
  • Peer Evaluation

Homework:

  • Final Draft (Hard Copy) Due (1/25/12)
  • And By Midnight at Turnitin.com (1/24/12)

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Thursday 1/19/12
  • excerpt from The Little Bood of Plagarism and The Dartmouth Handbook of Sources
homework
  • write rough draft (physical copy) due next class
  • turn it in to turnitin.com by midnight on Sunday
Big Question
What is the difference between source's arguments and your own?
Goals
  • using sorces to construct argument
  • citing sources
  • stages of the writing process
Tuesday 1/17/12
  • warm-up: finding topics in the AP synthesis questions
  • mini-lecture: quoting; in-text citations and topic outline
  • peer-evaluate synthesis questions
homework:
  • synthesis outlinde due next class
Monday 12/19/11
  • study/ practice for exam
Thursday 12/16/11
  • annotated bibliography
Friday 12/9/11
  • (home work determined on how much work got done in class)
Wednesday 12/7/11

  • learn all of your terms
  • job! wiki!

Monday 12/5/11

  • Prepare for argument essay
  • Read "Fail"
  • do works cited DUE: 12/7
  • have Freakonomics read
  • learn all of your terms
  • do job

Thursday 12/1/11
  • Prepare for argument essay
  • Read "Fail"
  • do works cited DUE: 12/7
  • have Freakonomics read
  • learn all of your terms
  • do job

Tuesday 11/29/11
  • Make sure you have
  • - finished Freakonomics
  • learned terms

Friday 11/25/11
  • Finish reading modes packet ( modes packet is missing a page "Marrying Absurd"- Didion)
  • Finish reading Freakonomics
Wednesday 11/16/11

  • Read thru ch. 4 of Freakonomics

Monday 11/14/11
  • Extra Credit " Music-That's-Life"
  • All Terms quiz Wed, 11/16/11
  • Look over Job standards:Jobs
  • Read Freakonomics through Ch. 4 by Friday



Wednesday 11/09/11
  • (Ms. Cohen absent)
  • Finish "The Thin Blue Line" questions

Monday 11/07/11
  • Read Ch. 2 of Freakonomics
  • TERMS QUIZ NEXT CLASS * quizlet
  • EXTRA CREDIT: make page on wiki about extra info on "The Thin Blue Line";
either: "a comment, response, link" you can even take ideas from other wiki's


Thursday 11/03/11
  • Read Ch. 2 of Freakonomics
  • Look over "The Thin Blue Line" Notes
and fill in missing information using other
classes wikis or cohen's handouts