American Literature Calendar

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  • Thesis Statements
    All day
    2018.09.04

    2nd only—took notes over how to write a thesis statement, practiced thesis statements in class—worked on one for the prompt below

    –Homework–complete your thesis statement for the prompt and bring with you to class Thursday—USA test Prep

    A Speaker’s choice of persuasive techniques should depend on the audience and the occasion.  Write an evaluation of the persuasive techniques of imagery and theme that can be found in two of the five authors discussed in this unit. (Smith, Bradford, Taylor, Bradstreet, Edwards)  Discuss the response that those author’s evoke and the way that they achieve it.

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  • Thesis Statements
    All day
    2018.09.05

    3rd only—took notes over how to write a thesis statement, practiced thesis statements in class—worked on one for the prompt below

    –Homework–complete your thesis statement for the prompt and bring with you to class Friday—USA test Prep

    A Speaker’s choice of persuasive techniques should depend on the audience and the occasion.  Write an evaluation of the persuasive techniques of imagery and theme that can be found in two of the five authors discussed in this unit. (Smith, Bradford, Taylor, Bradstreet, Edwards)  Discuss the response that those author’s evoke and the way that they achieve it.

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  • Thesis/Intro
    All day
    2018.09.06

    2nd –worked on finalizing thesis statements and began construction on introduction paragraphs using the Pizza method

    –Homework–USA test prep, and completing the work above

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  • Thesis/Introductions
    All day
    2018.09.07

    3rd –worked on finalizing thesis statements and began construction on introduction paragraphs using the Pizza method

    –Homework–USA test prep, and completing the work above

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  • Conclusion
    All day
    2018.09.10

    Students worked on creating their conclusion paragraphs for the essay prompt given last week

    –Homework–complete conclusions and USA test prep

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  • Rough drafts
    All day
    2018.09.14

    students took notes over how to construct body paragraphs and are to complete their full essays and submit to turnitin.com by Sunday 11:59 pm.

    Students also have the opportunity to complete the question responses to the Declaration of Independance in the textbook

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  • Jefferson
    All day
    2018.09.17-2018.09.18

    As a class, students went back through and analyzed the Declaration of Independance with a focus on pov and author’s purpose—read and analzyed Ben  Franklin’s introduction

    –Homework–USA test prep–Read and analyze Franklin’s Autobiography (on-line text book pages 138 to 147–take notes on your analyzation and bring to class

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  • Franklin
    All day
    2018.09.19-2018.09.20

    students worked in groups on an in-class aphorism project and presented projects at the end of class

    –Homework–review Franklin’s autobiography and USA test prep

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  • Declaration Project
    All day
    2018.09.21

    students worked in groups to create their own version of the Declaration of Independance (See handouts tab)

    –Homework–Complete rough drafts as a group in google docs (don’t forget to share with edits to me) and USA test prep

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  • DOI
    All day
    2018.09.24

    Students worked to peer-edit each others’ Declaration of Independance

    –Homework–USA test prep and groups are to make edited corrections on their google docs and complete the final draft art work –due at the beginning of class tomorrow (Tuesday)

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  • Crucible
    All day
    2018.09.25

    discussed notes over Arthur Miller, the Crucible, and McCarthyism —-students recieved their group project information for the first 2 acts of the Crucible

    –Homework–work on USA test prep and come up with your proposal ideas –bring to class along with your Chromebooks tomorrow!!!!

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  • Crucible
    All day
    2018.09.26

    Students were to begin working on their Act I and II proposals with the understanding that they read the material within the group and will finish reading and discussing at home this afternoon (this discussion should be taking place through the google doc and shared with the teacher)–students should have also began thinking and rough drafting their components for the playbill

    –Homework–continue working on the information above and USA test prep—Bring Chromebooks to class tomorrow

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  • Crucible
    All day
    2018.09.27

    Students continued to work on their proposals and play bills

    –Homework–keep working on project and USA test prep

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