Weekly outline

  • 11 August - 17 August

    Monday - Course Introduction

    - Define, practice Inference as an essential skill

    - Brief discussion on The Great Gatsby 

    HOMEWORK - Test tomorrow on The Great Gatsby (summer reading).  

    Tuesday - Students will take The Great Gatsby exam.  75 points.

    - Syllabus discussed

    HOMEWORK - Signed syllabus due Thursday (25)

    Wednesday - Define RHETORIC

    - Read and summarize MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

    HOMEWORK - Signed parent/student contract; "Dream" summary due

    Thursday -
    Collect parent/student contract

    - Discuss "I Have a Dream" summary work

    - Rhetorical analysis sheet on King's "Dream" speech

    - The Great Gatsby, Death of a Salesman and The American Dream (Discussion)

    - The Great Gatsby passage analysis close reading

    - Review The Great Gatsby exam

    HOMEWORK - Complete The Great Gatsby passage analysis close reading (25);

    Friday - Students will write a Timed Write (TW) on The Great Gatsby

    HOMEWORK - Revise in class TW on The Great Gatsby

  • 18 August - 24 August

    Monday - Students will turn in The Great Gatsby TW

    - Receive General AP SCORING RUBRIC for essays

    - Grade sample essays, applying the given rubric

    - receive ONE PAGER assignment on The Great Gatsby

    HOMEWORK - ONE PAGER assignment on The Great Gatsby due tomorrow (25)

    Tuesday - Students will turn in ONE PAGER assignment on The Great Gatsby

    - Take AP style M/C exam (eye opening practice)

    - begin work on Death of a Salesman AP Short Form (50) and Tone essay on "I Have a Dream"

    HOMEWORK - Death of a Salesman AP Short Form (50) due Thursday; Tone essay on "I Have a Dream" due Friday (turnitin.com);

    Wednesday - Students will take the Death of a Salesman Act II/Requiem Quiz

    - Start video of Death of a Salesman

    HOMEWORK - Death of a Salesman AP Short Form due Thursday (50); Tone essay on "I Have a Dream" due Friday (turnitin.com); Review Notes on Tragedy in preparation

    Thursday - Collect AP Short Form on Death of a Salesman

    - Close reading Analysis from Act I

    - Video of Death of a Salesman

    HOMEWORK - Tone essay on "I Have a Dream" due Friday (turnitin.com)

    Friday - Students will turn in Tone analysis of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

    - Team sign ups for Debate on Death of a Salesman

    HOMEWORK - Debate Prep on Death of a Salesman; Read "Tragedy and the Common Man" by Arthur Miller and answer attached questions.

  • 25 August - 31 August

    Monday - Students will take notes on Classic Tragedy from Greeks through Shakespeare

    - watch Death of a Salesman video.

    HOMEWORK  - Work on Death of a Salesman DEBATES; read "Tragedy and the Common Man" and answer SQs (attached).

    Tuesday - SRI Testing

    - Students will discuss "Tragedy and the Common Man"

    - complete Death of a Salesman video

    - work in groups on DEBATE prep, if time

    HOMEWORK -  Work on Death of a Salesman DEBATES

    Wednesday - Students will review MLK "Dream" analysis papers

    - work in groups on DEBATE prep, if time

    HOMEWORK - Students will do a close read of Act I from Death of a Salesman.   Work on Death of a Salesman DEBATES

    Thursday -  Students will DEBATE issues from Death of a Salesman

    HOMEWORK -  Work on Death of a Salesman DEBATES

    Friday - Students will DEBATE issues from Death of a Salesman

    HOMEWORK - Death of a Salesman test on Tuesday.  Open Book.

  • 1 September - 7 September

    Monday - LABOR DAY NO SCHOOL
     
    Tuesday - Students will receive MLK "Dream" TONE analysis papers.
    - Revise MLK papers using C-R-I-S-P technique
    - Discuss debate assertions with groups.
     

    HOMEWORK - Debate prep;  Topic A tomorrow 

    Wednesday - Debate Topic A

    - Turn in R/D of Gatsby/Death American Dream essay

    HOMEWORK - Debate Prep; Topic B tomorrow

    Thursday -  Debate Topic B
     
    HOMEWORK - Debate Prep; Topic C and D tomorrow

    Friday - Debates Topic C and D tomorrow

    HOMEWORK - Revise and improve and CRISP R/D of Gatsby/Death American Dream essay; Enroll in Membean vocabulary course.  You are responsible for 45 minutes and 20 NEW words per week.
  • 8 September - 14 September

    Monday - Students will turn in the American Dream Essay

    - Discuss any Membean issues

    - Receive H/O on "What is Good Writing?"

    - Quick write - Topic Selection (narrow 5 times before beginning this draft, then write 1 page on something you know well)

    - Current Events H/O

    - Independent Reading H/O

    Homework - Type up your Draft (remember the "Good Writing" H/O; Current Event (10); Independent Reading

    Tuesday - Students turn in HW (1 page essays)

    - Clear up any confusion on Current Events and Ind. Reading assignments

    - Receive article on College essay writing and College Essay Prompts and discuss 

    - Read "Why I Love Jesus" and discuss author's purpose, tone, style.  Is this "good writing?"

    HOMEWORK - Select College Essay prompt and start drafting (Final Draft Due Monday, September 15th); Read article on College essays.

    Wednesday - Current Events Discussion

    - Students will create folders for their work

    Homework - Membean; Read "Writing Personal Essays" off Moodle site.  Graded discussion on Friday (10) Final Draft of College Essay due Monday

    Thursday - Students will close read "The Names" by Billy Collins (SOAPSTone H/Out).

    HOMEWORK - Membean; Read "Writing Personal Essays" off Moodle site.  Graded discussion on Friday (10). Final Draft of College Essay due Monday

    Friday - Students will sign up for Ind. Reading pts.

    - Read "To Throw a Pot" as a model of College Essay Writing

    - be introduced to Class Sentence Pattern Program (Syntax Development/Sentence Variety) with a H/O and notes on compound sentences, semi-colon use and conjunctive adverbs. (The TAPATIO rule!)

    HOMEWORK - Membean; Final Draft of College Essay due Monday (60); Current Events - always due WED.

    • 15 September - 21 September

      Monday - Students will turn in College Essays and discuss the importance of CARE and CONCERN as they relate to Final Drafts

       - introduction to Sentence Patterns (Compound Sentences w/ semi-colons, conjunctive adverbs)

      - review Parts of Speech (There are 8!!  Learn them, know them!)

      - Received "I Want a Wife" by Judy Brady (1972)

      HOMEWORK - Membean - weekly; Current Events - weekly (due Wednesday/10 WRITING Pts.); Prepare for a graded discussion on "I Want a Wife"

      Tuesday - Students will review Sentence Pattern 1 and 1A

      - graded discussion on "I Want a Wife"

      - receive Template for a Rhetorical Precis

      HOMEWORK - Complete a rhetorical precis on "I Want a Wife."  Membean - weekly; Current Events - weekly (due Wednesday/10 WRITING Pts.);

      Wednesday -Students will complete a rhetorical precis on a Thomas Sowell article.

      - Current event discussion.  Work collected.

      HOMEWORK -  Membean - weekly; Current Events - weekly (due Wednesday/10 WRITING Pts.);

      Thursday - Students will have a AP Timed Write (60)

      HOMEWORK -  Membean - weekly; Current Events - weekly (due Wednesday/10 WRITING Pts.)

       Friday - AP Language and Comp Terms Handout reviewed

      - Denotation/Connotation Exercise

      - Read "The Box Man"

      HOMEWORK - Membean - weekly; Current Events - weekly (due Wednesday/10 WRITING Pts.); "The Box Man" analysis (20)
    • 29 September - 5 October

      Monday - Students will take quiz on "The Custom House" - the introduction to The Scarlet Letter

      - read quietly (Sub Day)

      HOMEWORK - Ind Reading (AP Long Form due 10-6); Journal project (20 entries, 1 per night - 15 mins/60 Writing Pts.); Membean - 3 sessions of 15 min per week; Current Event due Wed.; The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1 - 8 by next Tuesday, with Logging notes

      Tuesday - Students will revisit and discuss "The Custom House" quiz

      - close read several section from "The Custom House" with an eye on Hawthorne's purpose and tone

      - discussed Autobiography/Journal Project and rec'd a copy of Orwell's famed essay, "Shooting an Elephant".

      HOMEWORK - Ind Reading (AP Long Form due 10-6); Journal project (20 entries, 1 per night - 15 mins/60 Writing Pts.); Membean - 3 sessions of 15 min per week; Current Event due Wed.; The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1 - 8 by next Tuesday, with Logging notes; read and be conversant on "Shooting an Elephant" by Thursday

      Wednesday - Students will discuss their Current Events and turn in for a grade

      - take notes on Sentence Pattern #2 - Compound Sentences w/Elliptical Construction

      HOMEWORK - Ind Reading (AP Long Form due 10-6); Journal project (20 entries, 1 per night - 15 mins/60 Writing Pts.); Membean - 3 sessions of 15 min per week; Current Event due Wed.; The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1 - 8 by next Tuesday, with Logging notes; read and be conversant on "Shooting an Elephant" by Thursday

      Thursday - Students will discuss the difference between and "essay" and a "story" and take notes on specific points to considers as writers of each

      - work in groups to analyze Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant"

      HOMEWORK -  Ind Reading (AP Long Form due 10-6); Journal project (20 entries, 1 per night - 15 mins/60 Writing Pts.); Membean - 3 sessions of 15 min per week; Current Event due Wed.; The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1 - 8 by next Tuesday, with Logging notes 

      Friday -   Students will 

      HOMEWORK -  Ind Reading (AP Long Form due 10-6); Journal project (20 entries, 1 per night - 15 mins/60 Writing Pts.); Membean - 3 sessions of 15 min per week; Current Event due Wed.; The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1 - 8 by next Tuesday, with Logging notes; read and be conversant on "Shooting an Elephant" by Thursday

    • 6 October - 12 October

      Monday - Students will read "Learning to Read" by Frederick Douglass, an autobiographical tale of his youth.

      - Take an AP style MC quiz on the Douglass piece

      - Receive the GAG sheet ("Grammar At a Glance")

      Homework - Read The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1-8 by tomorrow (100 pt. quiz); Current event due NEXT Wednesday;  AP Long Form due Friday; Membean - 45 mins/week; Autobiographical Journals - one 15 minute entry per night

      Tuesday - Students will take The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 1-8 quiz.  Open note.  (50 points for notes, 50 for quiz).  

      - Discuss TSL story development 

      - TSL Bookmark assignment (Ch. 9-12) by next Tuesday

      Homework - Read The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 9-16 by Tuesday (100 pt. quiz); Current event due NEXT Wednesday;  AP Long Form due Friday; Membean - 45 mins/week; Autobiographical Journals - one 15 minute entry per night

      Wednesday - Sentence Pattern #3 - Compound Sentence w/Explanatory Statement

      - Current Event Discussion and discussion of a recent Thomas Sowell article

      Homework - Read The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 9-16 by Tuesday (100 pt. quiz); Current event due NEXT Wednesday;  AP Long Form due Friday; Membean - 45 mins/week; Autobiographical Journals - one 15 minute entry per night

      Thursday

      - class discussion on TSL's opening chapters (characterization, conflict, plot development, Hawthorne's style . . . )

      Homework - Read The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 9-16 by Tuesday (100 pt. quiz); Current event due NEXT Wednesday;  AP Long Form due Friday; Membean - 45 mins/week; Autobiographical Journals - one 15 minute entry per night

       Friday - Students will turn in AP Long Form

      -- complete a timed essay (former AP prompt)

      Homework - Read The Scarlet Letter - Ch. 9-16 by Tuesday (100 pt. quiz); Current event due NEXT Wednesday; Membean - 45 mins/week; Autobiographical Journals - one 15 minute entry per night

       

    • 13 October - 19 October

      Monday - Students took a practice AP M/C quiz

      - turned in AP Long Form for Qtr. 1 IND Reading

      - discussed The Scarlet Letter bookmark assignments (due tomorrow)

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter reading schedule, bookmark assignments due for Ch. 9-16 Current Event due Wed; Membean and Journal Entries 

      Tuesday - Students turned in TSL bookmark assignments 

      - read quietly (catch up day); TSL quiz moved to Wed. 

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter reading schedule, bookmark assignments due for Ch. 9-16 Current Event due Wed; Membean and Journal Entries 

      Wednesday - Students took Ch. 9-16 quiz on TSL

      - turn in Current Event of the week and discuss

      - Narrow topics for Personal Essay (Pick something you know a lot about and narrow that idea FIVE times)

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter reading schedule, bookmark assignment for Ch. 17-22 due Tuesday;Current Event due Wed; Membean and Journal Entries 

      Thursday - Students will discuss ASYNDETON (Sentence Pattern 4) 

      - review TSL quiz on Ch. 9-16 (emerging themes, motifs, style. . .)

      - Read an older AP autobiographical narrative prompt and work to craft a winning response to the prompt

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter reading schedule, bookmark assignment for Ch. 17-22 due Tuesday;Current Event due Wed; Membean and BRING Journal Entries for checking tomorrow

      Friday - Students will utitlize sentence patterns 1-4 and write examples of each correctly using TSL or Membean vocabulary.  

      - Timed essay

      - Teacher will check journals

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter reading schedule, bookmark assignment for Ch. 17-22 due Tuesday;Current Event due Wed; Membean and final week of Journal Entries begins

    • 20 October - 26 October

      Monday - Students will read Holt text pages 138-149 (Romanticism)

      - discuss recent quiz on The Scarlet Letter (TSL) (imagery, characterization, plot and theme development)

      - work on Ch. 17-22 TSL Bookmarks

      - Journals discussed - bring through #18 on FRIDAY

      Homework - Membean; Journal; Current Event due Wednesday; TSL Bookmark due tomorrow

      Tuesday - Students will complete Autobiographical Timed Essay #3 

      - turn in Ch. 17-22 Bookmarks

      Homework - Membean; Journal; Student will select and revise the Autobiographical Timed Essay of their choice for a 60 pt. Writing Grade (MLA);  Next Current Event due NEXT Wednesday(10/29)

      Wednesday - Students will turn in Revised Timed Essay

      - take Ch. 17-end of novel quiz on TSL.

      - receive handout on TSL Take Home Analysis essay (60)

      Homework - Membean; Journal; Next Current Event due NEXT Wednesday(10/29); Bring completed Journals (through #18) to class FRI; TSL analysis essay due 10/30 (turnitin.com)

      ThursdayNotes on POLYSYNDETON (Sentence Pattern #4A)

      - Introduction to The Synthesis Essay on the AP Language and Composition exam

      HOMEWORK - Membean; Journal; Next Current Event due NEXT Wednesday(10/29); Bring completed Journals (through #18) to class tomorrow; TSL analysis essay due 10/30 (turnitin.com)

      Friday - Students will bring Journals 1-18 for checking, discussion

      - Introduction to Unit on Politics and Language with a reading of the Declaration of Independence

      HOMEWORK -  Membean; Complete Journal Project - due Monday (60); Next Current Event due Wednesday(10/29); TSL analysis essay due 10/30 (turnitin.com)

    • 27 October - 2 November

      Monday - Students will turn in Journal Projects (90)

      - Introduce the concept of Language and its role in Politics

      - Read Robert Emmet's "Speech from the Dock" and analyze the rhetorical functions employed by Emmet

      - Plan Quarter Two Ind. Reading (One Pager)

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter analysis essay due TH (turnitin.com);  Current event due Wednesday; Membean and Ind. Reading

      Tuesday - Students will discuss theme in TSL and the essay due TH

      - Discuss the Emmet "Dock" speech

      - Close read Patrick Henry's Speech to the Convention "Give Me Liberty . . ."

      Homework - The Scarlet Letter analysis essay due TH (turnitin.com);  Current event due Wednesday; Membean and Ind. Reading

      Wednesday - Students will make notes and practice Sentence Pattern #7 (an internal series of APPOSITIVES or modifiers)

      - turn in and discuss Current Events

      Homework -The Scarlet Letter analysis essay due TH (turnitin.com);  Current event due Wednesday; Membean and Ind. Reading

      Thursday - Students will work turn in Final essay on The Scarlet Letter

      - Read and analyze "The Crisis #1" by Thomas Paine - complete chart for analysis

      Homework -  Current event due Wednesday; Membean and Ind. Reading - SIGN UP TOMORROW for a grade

      Friday - Students will enjoy Halloween and take a slight, though deserved break

      - sign up selections for IND Reading

      Homework - Current event due Wednesday; Membean and Ind. Reading

    • 3 November - 9 November

      Monday - Students will discuss the upcoming Research Assignment 

      - honor Election Day with a reading/analysis of the Declaration of Independence

      - meeting with Mr. Mahady to preview Research Topic and Ind Reading Selection for Quarter Two

      Homework - Answer SQs on Declaration of Independence; Final Current Event due Wednesday; Membean

      Tuesday - Students will discuss Natural Law and The Declaration of Independence

      - AP M/C Test on The Declaration of Independence

      - Write 5 AP M/C Questions using provided 

      - meeting with Mr. Mahady to preview Research Topic and Ind Reading Selection for Quarter Two

      - Research Packet Handed Out

      Homework - Answer SQs on Declaration of Independence; Final Current Event due Wednesday; Membean; START RESEARCH!

      Wednesday - Collect Final Current Event

      - Discuss Equality vs Liberty

      Read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

      - meeting with Mr. Mahady to preview Research Topic and Ind Reading Selection for Quarter Two

      HOMEWORK - Membean; START RESEARCH!

      Thursday - Timed Essay

      - meeting with Mr. Mahady to preview Research Topic and Ind Reading Selection for Quarter Two

      HOMEWORK - Membean; START RESEARCH!

      Friday - Students will visit LIBRARY (Membean Test)

      HOMEWORK -Membean; START RESEARCH!; Ind. Reading; Close reading of The Gettysburg Address

    • 10 November - 16 November

      MondayStudents will read Ernie Pyle's D Day description (Descriptive writing) and complete analysis

      Homework - Independent Reading; Membean; Bring 50 Index cards for research, all research materials - including the packet.  Formal Research Proposal due (25).

      TuesdayNo School for Veteran's Day

      Wednesday - Students will turn in Research Proposals and take notes on properly formatted Bibliography cards

      Homework - Independent Reading; Membean; Bring all research materials - including the packet - every day.  Rough Thesis and Outline due Friday (25).

      Thursday - Students will turn in remaining Research Proposals and

      - read Orwell's "Politics and the English Language"

      - answer SQs at the end of the section.

      - meet to discuss research updates

      Homework - Independent Reading; Membean; Bring all research materials - including the packet - every day.  Rough Thesis and Outline due Friday (25).

      Friday - Turn in Rough Thesis and Outline (25)

      - AP Quiz on "Politics and the English Language"

      - Group Project on "Politics and the English Language" (see handout)

      - Complete 5 (+) Bibliography Cards by Monday (25).

      HOMEWORK - Independent Reading; Membean; Bring all research materials - including the packet - every day.  Group Project on "Politics and the English Language" (see handout); 5 (min.) Bibliography Cards by Monday (25).

    • 1 December - 7 December

      Monday - Students will test in preparation for Common Core Spring Assessment

      Homework - Research essay R/Drafts collected in class tomorrow

      Tuesday Students will test in preparation for Common Core Spring Assessment

      - Day with Thoreau EC collected

      - R/D of Essays checked

      Homework - REVISE Research R/Drafts; Membean; Ind. Reading

      Wednesday Students will do an activity to prep for Common Core Spring Assessment (Good God!  It's about BULLYING again!  Pro Tip:  Leave people alone)

      - PPT Notes on Argument and They Say/I Say templates

      HOMEWORK - REVISE Research R/Drafts; Membean; Ind. Reading

      Thursday -  Students will take PPT notes on PROPER MLA CITATION

      HOMEWORK - REVISE Research R/Drafts; Membean; Ind. Reading

      Friday Students will test in preparation for Common Core Spring Assessment

      HOMEWORK - REVISE Research R/Drafts; Membean; Ind. Reading - NEWLY REVISED DRAFTS DUE MONDAY; BOOK TALKS MONDAY - BRING YOUR INDEPENDENT NOVEL FOR ONE-PAGER ASSIGNMENT

    • 15 December - 21 December

      Monday - Students will read Chapter One of Brave New World and discuss.  Close reading quiz tomorrow.

      - Intro to Poetry - Sem One Poetry Analysis

      Homework - Study for Brave New World quiz

      Tuesday - Students will take Chapter One Quiz on Brave New World. Discuss.  

      - Christmas and C.S. Lewis - rhetorical analysis work.

      Homework - Read Brave New World by the end of the Christmas Break

      Wednesday - Mr. Mahady Christmas Film Festival 2014

      - Final rhetorical analysis from the NY Sun Letter to the Editor (30).

      Homework - Read Brave New World by the end of the Christmas Break; Misc.Brave New World assignments.Be prepared for an exam the day you return from the CHRISTMAS BREAK.  Have a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Be where you are supposed to be.  Do what you are supposed to do.  Remember the simplicity and comfort inherent in our mantra, W-W-M-M-D?

      ThursdayMr. Mahady Christmas Film Festival 2014

      - Final rhetorical analysis from the NY Sun Letter to the Editor (30).

      Homework - Read Brave New World by the end of the Christmas Break; Misc.Brave New World assignments.Be prepared for an exam the day you return from the CHRISTMAS BREAK.  Have a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Be where you are supposed to be.  Do what you are supposed to do.  Remember the simplicity and comfort inherent in our mantra, W-W-M-M-D?

      Friday Mr. Mahady Christmas Film Festival 2014

      - Final rhetorical analysis from the NY Sun Letter to the Editor (30).

      Homework - Read Brave New World by the end of the Christmas Break; Misc.Brave New World assignments.Be prepared for an exam the day you return from the CHRISTMAS BREAK. Have a joyous Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Be where you are supposed to be.  Do what you are supposed to do.  Remember the simplicity and comfort inherent in our mantra, W-W-M-M-D?


    • 12 January - 18 January

      Monday - Students read "Taco Bell's Canon" and discussed the importance of reading in the lives of the educated

      - Reading exam on Brave New World.

      HOMEWORK - 25 point ONE PAGER on Brave New World; Membean

      Tuesday - Students will be assigned a caste (Alpha - Epsilon) and work in groups to discuss a passage from Brave New World 

      - as individuals (even through "EVERY ONE BELONGS TO EVERY ONE ELSE") complete a one-page written analysis of selected passage

      - turn in One Pager (25)

      HOMEWORK - Membean; Prepare for graded discussion tomorrow on Brave New World.  Share the link with your parents - https://www.youtube.com/watchv=jC3UeluxYgo

      Wednesday - Sentence Pattern 5 (A Series of Balanced Pairs)

      - Graded discussion of Brave New World passages and the novel's implications for our culture today (themes)

      HOMEWORK - Membean;  Bring Brave New World to class

      Thursday - Students will write a timed essay.

      HOMEWORK - Membean; Independent Reading selection due Monday

      Friday - Students will 

      • 19 January - 25 January

        Monday - MLK Holiday

        Tuesday - Students will discuss Ch. 1 and 2 (Part One) of 1984 and take close reading quiz.

        HOMEWORK - Membean; Independent Reading; Ch. 3 and 4 (Part One) of 1984

        Wednesday - Students will receive handout on Sentence Pattern 6 - an Introductory series of appositives - to practice and incorporate.

        - receive Syntax Review sheet for AP Test Prep

        - take quiz on Ch. 3 and 4 (Part One) of 1984.

        HOMEWORK - Membean; Independent Reading; Part One of 1984 completed before Monday

        Thursday - Students will visit computer lab to experience BIG BROTHER firsthand with the STATE MANDATED COMMON CORE "Healthy Kids Survey;"  

        - take a Membean Test

        HOMEWORK - Membean; Independent Reading; Part One of 1984 completed before Monday

        Friday - Students will complete a 60 point timed essay.

        HOMEWORK- Membean; Independent Reading; Part One of 1984 completed before Monday

        • 26 January - 1 February

          Monday - Students will discuss Orwell's 1984 PART ONE

          - Group Passage Analysis

          HOMEWORK - 1984 PART TWO, Chapter 1 and 2 (Complete Part Two by MONDAY); Membean; 

          Tuesday - Students will complete discussion of 1984 Part One Passages

          - create their own 7 Question Quiz w/Answers on Ch. 1 and (II)

          - receive Columnist Assignment Handout - weekly writing points.  Attached.

          HOMEWORK - 1984 PART TWO, Chapter 1 and 2 (Complete Part Two by MONDAY); Membean; Find a columnist to follow by Friday; 1st Precis/Analysis due Wed. (10 WP)

          Wednesday - Students will take notes on CLASSICAL ARGUMENT (deductive and inductive reasoning, syllogism. . .)

          HOMEWORK - 1984 Pt. II, Ch. 3 and 4; Find a columnist by FRI; Membean

          Thursday - Students will do a timed essay on an AP Prompt

          HOMEWORK - 1984 Pt. II, Ch. 5 and 6; Find a columnist by FRI; Membean

          Friday 1984 Quiz and discussion

          - Read responses from yesterday's ARGUMENT timed essay and train students to grade on the 1-9 AP Rubric

          - Sign Up for Columnist Assignments, Discuss the dangers of PERFUNCTORY WORK in semester two

          HOMEWORK -1984 Complete Pt. II; Print, annotate a column and produce a well worded Precis - by WED.; Membean

        • 2 February - 8 February

          Monday - Students take 1984 Part Two quiz (50)

          - President Obama ACA/Obamacare video, discussion - 1984 relation or no?

          - Discuss the notes on Deductive and Inductive Reasoning (worksheet)

          - Classic Greek Argument handout review - know Greek terms as well for test

          - Columnist update - annotation, precis due Wed.

          HOMEWORK - Part III of 1984 (Ch. One - Two tonight); Membean; Columnist work; Review Argument notes 

          Tuesday - Possible quiz on 1984 reading from last night

          - Apply Classic Greek Argument technique to The Declaration of Independence (Holt text)

          - Columnist discussion

          - Silent reading opportunity

          HOMEWORK - Part III of 1984 (Ch. Three - Four tonight); Membean; Columnist work; Review Argument notes 

          Wednesday - Students will discuss a new sentence pattern (syntax and sentence variety focus)

          - discuss columnist work and turn in for 10 pt. writing grade

          Homework - Choose a controversial subject frequently in the news - and decide how you would structure an ARGUMENT - on the subject, using the general principles of classic Greek argument/oration (Bullet points are fine). Part III of 1984 (Ch. Five -); Membean; Columnist work - due every Wed.; Review Argument notes 

          Thursday - Possible quiz on 1984 reading from last night

          - Discuss Argument HW, turn in for grade

          - Notes on Rogerian Argument format (ppt)

          HOMEWORK - Part III of 1984 (Ch. Six); Membean; Columnist work - due every Wed.; Review Argument notes 

          Friday Possible quiz on 1984 reading from last night

          - Students will complete a timed essay for 60 Writing points and AP test prep

          HOMEWORK - Take the controversial subject you used to structure an ARGUMENT using the general principles of classic Greek argument/oration and look at the subject from a Rogerian/Invitational perspective (Bullet points are fine).  How might your argument differ?  Which approach do you favor?  Why?  Does audience matter in your decision?  Complete 1984 and Principles of Newspeak Study Questions (50 pts.) ; Membean; Columnist work - due every Wed.; Review Argument notes 

          • 9 February - 15 February

            Monday - Students will complete a Timed Write (Argument) on 1984/Brave New World

            HOMEWORK - Columnist work due Wed; Membean; Ind. reading

            Tuesday - Students will listen to an NPR interview with author Christopher Hitchens (Why Orwell Matters)

            - play 1984 Jeopardy! for EC.

            HOMEWORK - Columnist work due Wed; Membean; Ind. reading

            Wednesday - Students will turn in Rogerian Argument effort

            - turn in Columnist #2 (10 WP) and discuss issues of the day

            - take notes on Introduction to Toulmin Argument model (claim, data, warrant . . .)

            HOMEWORK - 1984 Group Exam tomorrow - open note

            Thursday - 1984 Group Exam (90 Points)

            HOMEWORK - 

            Friday - Students will 

            HOMEWORK - Columnist work due Wed; Membean; Ind. reading

            • 16 February - 22 February

              Monday - President's Day

              Tuesday - Students will review Argument Notes for test on Thursday.

              - Discuss Logical Fallacies Handout

              - Define SATIRE and read a sample satire from The Onion

              HOMEWORK - Independent Reading; Membean; Argument Test

              Wednesday Students will read Schulman's "Love is a Fallacy" and identify fallacies included in the story.

              - Discuss the Argument "Quest" 

              HOMEWORK - Independent Reading; Membean; Argument Test

              Thursday - Students will take the 100 point the Argument "Quest" 

              HOMEWORK -Independent Reading; Membean

              Friday - Students will 

              HOMEWORK - 

            • 23 February - 1 March

              Monday - Students will share Logical Fallacy Informercials

              - class visits for Sr Year English options - Counselor visits on Friday

              - introduction to Satire ("Girl Moved to Tears..." Onion piece)

              HOMEWORK - Ind. Reading; Membean

              Tuesday - Students will share Logical Fallacy Informercials

              - read "The Lowest Animal" by Mark Twain and write a SOAPSTone analysis 

              HOMEWORK - Ind. Reading; Membean

              Wednesday - Complete work on Twain's "The Lowest Animal" (create 4 M/C AP Style quiz questions)

              HOMEWORK - Ind. Reading; Membean

              Thursday - Timed Argument Essay

              HOMEWORK - Ind. Reading; Membean; 4 AP Style M/C questions on "The Lowest Animal" - with answers.

              Friday - Counselor Visit

              - Students will view opening of Stanley Kubrick's 1964 Cold War satire Dr. Strangelove 

              HOMEWORK - Ind. Reading; Membean

            • 2 March - 8 March

              Monday - Students will watch Dr. Strangelove

              HOMEWORK - IND Reading - AP Short Form due Monday the 9th.  Columnist-Argument-Synthesis Essay dus Monday the 9th.  Precis/Annotated Column due Wed.

              Tuesday -Students will watch Dr. Strangelove

              HOMEWORK - IND Reading - AP Short Form due Monday the 9th.  Columnist-Argument-Synthesis Essay dus Monday the 9th.  Precis/Annotated Column due Wed.

              Wednesday Students will watch Dr. Strangelove and begin SQs

              HOMEWORK - IND Reading - AP Short Form due Monday the 9th.  Columnist-Argument-Synthesis Essay dus Monday the 9th. Dr. Strangelove SQs

              Thursday - Discuss Dr. Strangelove and Satire.

              - Read Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and work on SQs.

              HOMEWORK - IND Reading - AP Short Form due Monday the 9th.  Columnist-Argument-Synthesis Essay dus Monday the 9th. "A Modest Proposal" SQs.

              Friday - MC Test on "A Modest Proposal" 

              HOMEWORK - 

            • 9 March - 15 March

              Monday - Students will take the EAP College Preparedness Exam for the CSU, Comm. College Systems

              HOMEWORK - Membean = 30 minutes/week.  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Tuesday - Students will be introduced to a unit on SATIRE

              - read "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

              HOMEWORK - Read "Girl Moved to Tears" (attached) for discussion tomorrow.  Membean = 30 minutes/week; Complete an error-free, detailed PRECIS on Swift's "A Modest Proposal" - 15 Writing Points.  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Wednesday - Students will answer Study Questions on "A Modest Proposal"

              - Notes on SATIRE

              HOMEWORK - Membean = 30 minutes/week; Complete an error-free; Write 1 page + "Modest" Proposal, satirizing an issue near and dear, mirroring Swift's style.  Due Friday (25).  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Thursday - SUB DAY - The talented Mrs. Ruddy will be here to lead the class. 

              - Students will take an  AP Style Multi-Choice test on Swift's "A Modest Proposal."

              - Read "The Lowest Animal" by Mark Twain on page 468-473.  There will be work on this on Friday, so have it read BEFORE the end of class on THURSDAY.

              HOMEWORK - Membean = 30 minutes/week; Complete an error-free; Write 1 page + "Modest" Proposal, satirizing an issue near and dear, mirroring Swift's style.  Due Friday (25). Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Friday - Students will discuss their own "Modest" proposals.

              - Complete study questions on Twain's "The Lowest Animal"

              - Review MC Test on "A Modest Proposal"

              HOMEWORK - Membean = 30 minutes/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

            • 16 March - 22 March

              Monday - Students will formulate a deeper understanding of SATIRE by watching the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove

              HOMEWORK - Membean - 30 mins/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Tuesday - Students will formulate a deeper understanding of SATIRE by watching the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove

              HOMEWORK - Membean - 30 mins/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Wednesday - Students will formulate a deeper understanding of SATIRE by watching the classic Stanley Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove

              HOMEWORK - SQs on Dr. Strangelove; Membean - 30 mins/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Thursday - Introduction of Own-A-Term-Assignment - Group Project due the Monday after Break.

              HOMEWORK - SQs on Dr. Strangelove; Membean - 30 mins/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.

              Friday - Timed write practice (Satire)

              - Develop Own-A-Term Presentation Schedule.

              - Enjoy the break.

              HOMEWORK - Membean - 30 mins/week;  Pick up a copy of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American  Slave.  Students need to have this work read and understood by 3-31-14.  THAT IS THE END OF SPRING BREAK.

            • 11 May - 17 May

              Monday - Students will turn in chart on Marc Antony's Funeral Oration from Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

              - Timed Write (Compare-Contrast) practice for AP exam. Use AP Prompt Methodology.

              HOMEWORK - M/C Practice ("Concerning the Deity. . .") - due Wednesday; 2-4 page analysis of the rhetorical flourish in Marc Antony's funeral oration. Extra Credit. Up to 30 Writing points. Must be turned into turnitin.com for credit. MLA rules and regs apply.

              Tuesday -

              HOMEWORK - M/C Practice ("Concerning the Deity. . .") - due Wednesday; An extra credit essay has been posted to turnitin.com on Marc Antony's rhetorical strategies and their effectiveness. Hard copy due in class on Monday next. See turnitin.com on submission deadlines. No credit given unless paper is submitted to turnitin.com

              Wednesday - Grammar Review W/S; Relaxation Day

              HOMEWORK - M/C Practice ("Concerning the Deity. . .") - due Wednesday; An extra credit essay has been posted to turnitin.com on Marc Antony's rhetorical strategies and their effectiveness. Hard copy due in class on Monday next. See turnitin.com on submission deadlines. No credit given unless paper is submitted to turnitin.com

              Thursday - Practice AP Exam

              HOMEWORK - M/C Practice ("Concerning the Deity. . .") - due Wednesday; An extra credit essay has been posted to turnitin.com on Marc Antony's rhetorical strategies and their effectiveness. Hard copy due in class on Monday next. See turnitin.com on submission deadlines. No credit given unless paper is submitted to turnitin.com

              Friday - Practice AP Exam

              HOMEWORK - M/C Practice ("Concerning the Deity. . .") - due Wednesday; An extra credit essay has been posted to turnitin.com on Marc Antony's rhetorical strategies and their effectiveness. Hard copy due in class on Monday next. See turnitin.com on submission deadlines. No credit given unless paper is submitted to turnitin.com.