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  • Essay For Chopin
    All day
    2018.02.01-2018.02.02

    “Many literary critics label Edna Pontellier as a radical feminist whose journey of awakening is one of woman reaching beyond the boundaries of masculine subjugation…”

    Read the following criticism (CLICK THE LINK BELOW) about The Awakening and in a well constructed essay determine whether or not you agree, disagree, or qualify with the critic’s response.  Include evidence from both the novel and the critique to support your argument.  This essay should be no shorter than 2 pages typed and no longer than 5 pages typed.

    PROOF READ YOUR WORK BEFORE YOU SUBMIT TO TURNITIN.COM BY SUNDAY NIGHT!!

    Link for Criticism–Feminism Kate Chopin The Awakening

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  • Socratic Seminar
    All day
    2018.02.02

    Students finalized all components of the Socratic Seminar and submitted all work

    –Homework–Students are to complete the Kate Chopin novel and work on the take-home argument prompt that goes with the novel–final drafts due to turnitin.com Sunday at 11:59 p.m.

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  • Awakening Exam
    All day
    2018.02.05

    Students will work on reading exam over The Awakening and  self-editing and review of Laws of Life essay

    –Homework–Students are to continue working on Laws of Life essay and USA Test Prep

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  • Laws of Life
    All day
    2018.02.06

    Students will work on last edits and begin focusing on creating their final drafts of the Laws of Life essay

    Homework–Students are to work on typing final drafts and USA Test prep

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  • Twain
    All day
    2018.02.07

    Students will read/analyze “Fenimore Cooper’s Literacy Offenses” with a focus on how the author contextualizes the moment, rhetorical importance, and author’s purpose.

    Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following question in reference to the work above:

            Write a paragraph that explains what Twain is criticizing about Cooper’s writing.  What kind of writing do you think he values, given the criticism? Use textual evidence to support your response.

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  • FDR/E. Roosevelt
    All day
    2018.02.08

    Students will read/analyze “State of the Union Address” 1944 with a focus on rhetorical appeals and common subject matter where the appeals are used and author’s attitude toward America

    Students will read/analyze “My Day” with a focus on rhetorical appeals and use of rhetoric in comparison to FDR’s speech

    Homework–

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

    1.        What does FDR mean when he says that people “who are hungry…are the stuff of which dictatorships are made?” Respond in a complete paragraph with textual support.

    2.  How do you see this column affirming FDR’s speech?  How is the rhetoric different? Respond in a complete paragraph with textual support.

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  • Long
    All day
    2018.02.09

    Students will read/analyze “Sharing Our Wealth” with a focus on rhetorical appeals in conjunction with how the author is using the appeals to influence his audience

    Students will discuss reading journal in association to Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried

    –Homework–

    Students will work responding to the following questions:

    1.        Analyze the kinds of appeals Long uses to connect to and persuade his audience.

    2.        How do the images used by FDR in his talk and Huey Long in his speech convey their writer’s approach to and understanding of audience?

    3.        Work on the reading journal packet for O’Brien

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  • Rivera/Faulkner/Kerouac
    All day
    2018.02.12-2018.02.13

    Students will read/analyze “And the Earth Did Not Part” with a focus on the use of dialogue and stylistic devices

    Students will read/analyze “Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1950” with a focus on lists and ethical validity and supporting evidence

    Students will read/analyze “On the Road” with a focus on stream of consciousness writing, syntax, and punctuation

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following questions:

    1.        How is Rivera’s piece similar to its aim to Faulkner’s piece?

    2.        Compare this speech with one other speech in terms of approach to audience, use of techniques.

    3.        Imitate Kerouac’s style by writing a one-page reflection about the beginning of a trip you’ve taken (or might take).

    Work on reading journal and USA Test Prep

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  • Kerouac/Timed Write
    All day
    2018.02.14-2018.02.15

    Students will discuss Kerouac and their stream of consciousness piece

    Students will take a rhetorical analysis timed write

    –Homework–Work on reading journal and USA Test Prep  

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  • O’Brien
    All day
    2018.02.16

    Students will take a reading quiz over chapters 1-7 from the novel The Things They Carried

    Students will conduct a student organized discussion over the first part of the novel

    –Homework–Work on reading journal and USA Test prep

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  • Okada
    All day
    2018.02.20

    Students will read/analyze “No-No Boy” with a focus on author’s word choice, juxtaposition, metonymy, and other forms of figurative language

    –Homework–

    Students are to complete the questions handout and work on their reading journal

    USA Test Prep

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  • Baldwin
    All day
    2018.02.21

    Students will read/analyze “My Dungeon Shook” with a focus on establishing validity and antithesis

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following question in reference to the work above:

      Write a paragraph discussing Baldwin’s use of tone within this piece. Use textual evidence for support.

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  • Ted Talk
    All day
    2018.02.22

    Students will take a short reading quiz over chapters 8-14 of O’Brien’s novel

    Students will take notes and complete TED talk response to How to Talk to Veterans about the War” by Wes Moore and “Why Veterans Miss the War” by Sebastian Junger

    –Homework–Students are to work on ted talk responses and reading journal

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  • Ted Talk
    All day
    2018.02.23

    Students will take notes and complete TED talk response to “What I Saw in the War” by Janine di Giovanni and “I was Held Hostage for 317 Days” by Vincent Cochete

    –Homework–

     Students are to work on ted talk responses and reading journal

    Students are to turn the four responses into an synthesis response paper that focuses on whether they disagree, agree, or qualify America’s response to veterans and witnesses of war and submit to turnitin.com  

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  • MLK Jr.
    All day
    2018.02.26

    Students will read/analyze “Letter from Birmingham Jail” with a focus on argument and audience

    –Homework–

    Students are to complete the reading and identification for argument and audience

    Students are to work on reading journal and USA Test Prep

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  • RFK
    All day
    2018.02.27

    Students will read/analyze “On the Death of Martin Luther King” with a focus on the parallels between King’s letter and Kennedy’s speech

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the question:  In a paragraph explain how Kennedy uses this tragic moment to locate something positive that might come from the tragedy. Use textual support.

    work on their reading journal

    USA Test Prep

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  • Staples
    All day
    2018.02.28

    Students will read/analyze “Black Men in Public Spaces” with a focus on rhetorical appeals, imagery, tone, and claim validity

    –Homework–

    Students are to respond to the following questions in reference to the work above:

    1. How does Staple’s diction suggest the irony of the situation he describes?
    2. Discuss Staple’s essay as a way of explaining Du Bois’s contention about double consciousness in The Souls of Black Folks

    Work on reading journal

    USA Test prep

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