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  • Twain
    All day
    2019.02.05

    • Students are to read and annotate Mark Twain’s piece “Fennimore Cooper’s Literary Offenses” focusing on how the author contextualizes the moment, rhetorical importance, and author’s purpose.
    • Students are then to respond to the following prompt in google classroom:

    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

    –Homework–USA test prep and bring novel to class Thursday (O’Brien)

  • Socratic
    All day
    2019.02.05

    Students began Socratic Seminar over The Awakening  and the 10 other authors discussed this semester

    –Homework–USA Test prep and Have the Tim O’Brien novel by Thursday

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  • Socratic
    All day
    2019.02.06

    students worked on the Socratic seminar

    –Homework–USA Test prep, challenge essay, and bring your The Things They Carried   novel to class tomorrow

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  • Socratic and Presentations
    All day
    2019.02.07

    Students completed the Socratic and turned in the packets.  Students began presentations of their challenge essays–Students also received information for the novel project The Things They Carried

    –Homework–begin work on the novel project, USA test prep

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  • Roosevelt, Rivera, Faulkner, Kerouac
    All day
    2019.02.11

    Students read/discussed/annotated the pieces by the above authors focusing on language, style, juxtaposition, and stream of consciousness

    –Homework–USA test prep, complete the reading of “On the Road” and write your own stream of consciousness piece based on a trip you have taken or will take—due in class Wednesday

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  • Timed Write
    All day
    2019.02.13

    Students took a synthesis timed write and completed a title mechanics activity

    — Homework– USA test prep and O’Brien project and on- line socratic

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  • Okada
    All day
    2019.02.19

    Students read/analyzed/annotated “No-No Boy” focusing on diction, juxtaposition, metonymy, and rhetoric

    Students took the information found in the above literary piece and applied it to a visual literacy with war images in groups through analysis.

    –Homework–USA test prep and work on your O’Brien novel project and questions

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  • visual literacy and Baldwin
    All day
    2019.02.20

    students completed the group visual analysis and worked on creating an image background story—-students read/annotated/analyzed James Baldwin’s “My Dungeon Shook” focusing on establishing validity and antithesis, tone and rhetoric

    –Homework–Write a one page analysis discussing Baldwin’s use of tone within the piece. Use textual evidence for support. —-USA test prep and work on O’Brien project and on-line Socratic

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  • Ted Talks
    All day
    2019.02.22

    Students watched the following Tedtalks and worked on the Tedtalk response sheets in conjunction with TTTC.

    https://www.ted.com/talks/janine_di_giovanni_what_i_saw_in_the_war

     

    https://www.ted.com/talks/sebastian_junger_why_veterans_miss_war

    –Homework–complete any missing information and type up your responses —work on novel project

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  • MLK, JR.
    All day
    2019.02.25

    Students read and annotated “Letters From Birmingham Jail” focusing on use of rhetoric for argument.  Students were to write a 2page rhetorical analysis that focused on how MLK used rhetoric to support his speech.

     

    –Homework– USA test prep and O’Brien project

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  • Tedtalk
    All day
    2019.02.26

    students took notes over the following tedtalk:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/vincent_cochetel_i_was_held_hostage_for_317_days_here_s_what_i_thought_about

    –Homework–type of the information for this ted talk and relate it to the novel—USA test prep and work on novel project

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  • Tedtalk
    All day
    2019.02.27

    Students took notes over the following tedtalk and began taking notes over the PBS documentary The Vietnam War: The Weight of Memory

    https://www.ted.com/talks/stanley_mcchrystal_the_military_case_for_sharing_knowledge

    –Homework–Novel project and usa test prep

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  • Soliders
    All day
    2019.02.28-2019.03.01

    students continued taking notes over the PBS documentary The Vietnam War: The Weight of Memory

    –Homework–novel project and USA test prep

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