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  • Synthesis Research
    All day
    2018.01.04

    Students were introduced to the Synthesis research project and paper (see handouts)

    –Homework–complete first three paragraphs of the synthesis prompt based on your topic idea

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  • Synthesis Research
    All day
    2018.01.05

    Teacher reviewed methods on how to research using school databases and destiny card catalog

    –Homework–if you did not get your topic approved–must email before Monday—-complete reading/review of Native Son by Richard Wright

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  • Synthesis Research
    All day
    2018.01.09

    Students are working on their research for the synthesis prompt in the media center

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  • Synthesis Research
    All day
    2018.01.10-2018.01.15

    Students are working on their research for the synthesis prompt in the media center

    –Homework–read the Douglass novel (completed novel due Tuesday –January 16th) –prepare for reading test————-work on research and research essay—Print and annotate 5 sets of notes and print warm-up 1 passages —bring all to class

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  • Synthesis
    All day
    2018.01.12

    Students are working on their research for the synthesis prompt in the media center

    –Homework–read the Douglass novel (completed novel due Tuesday –January 16th) –prepare for reading test————-work on research and research essay—Print and annotate 5 sets of notes and print warm-up 1 passages —bring all to class

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  • Realism and Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.16-2018.01.17

    Students will discuss and analyze notes over realism, naturalism, modernism, and rhetorical analysis

    Homework–Students are to read Fred. Douglass “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July” with focus on rhetorical questions, sentence structure, author’s purpose and complete the following: Write a paragraph that responds to Douglass’s claims about American history and the Fourth of July.

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  • Realism, Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.18-2018.01.19

    Students read and analyzed and annotated Truth and Stanton with focus on rhetorical appeals, strengths and weaknesses of the argument, and impact upon the reader (Truth) and structure, parody, and language (Stanton)

    –Homework–Read and annotate Harriet Jacobs (with focus on use of detail and comparison) and France Harper (with focus on pronoun usage and understanding how to anticipate responses to unspoken questions within the passage)—Students are to write a rhetorical analysis essay that focuses on the use of tone in comparison to both Jacobs and Harper

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  • Realism. Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.22

    Students read, analyze, annotate Raspberry (focus on diction with defined words and interpretations) and Steinem (focus on definitions as a rhetorical strategy)

    –Homework–Students are to read Zitkala Sa “The School Days of an Indian Girl” and respond to the following question:

    What kinds of appeals does Sa make in her narrative? How do these appeals help Sa to achieve her aim in this piece?  Use examples from the text to support your response.

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  • Realism, Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.23

    Students read, analyzed, annotated Du Bois (focus on argument and author’s purpose)

    –Homework–Students are to complete the analysis and respond to the following:  Write a brief discussion of how Du Bois uses the ethical appeal in this excerpt. What is he claiming for himself and for his readers?

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  • Realism, Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.24

    Students read, analyzed, annotated Adams (focus on transitions and argument development and ‘chunking’ subject matter) and Addams (focus on positively charged language and author’s position with shifts in language)

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    Students are to respond to the following questions in reference to the two works above:

    1. Describe how you think Adam’s attitude toward the audience is in this piece. Does it seem as though he recognizes an audience? If so, how?
    2. How does the Devil Baby story function to increase Addam’s understanding of people’s experience?
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  • Realism, Naturalism
    All day
    2018.01.25

    Students will read, analyze, annotate Sandburg (focus on diction and author’s attitude) and Wing (focus on author’s attitude, tone, and argument)

    –Homework–Students are to complete the readings and the assigned writing questions handout (see in-class for handout)

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  • Timed Write
    All day
    2018.01.26

    Students participated in a Rhetorical Analysis timed write–students also received instructions for up-coming Socratic Seminar and their Kate Chopin novels and novel assignment

    –Homework–Students will work on question section of the socratic packet with a focus on the previously read 10 authors including Douglass and Richard Wright (summer reading novel) –students will also begin reading the Kate Chopin novel

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  • Socratic Seminar
    All day
    2018.01.29-2018.02.01

    Students participated in a Socratic Seminar

    –Homework–Work on Kate Chopin novel and novel assignment

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