Wednesday, February 27

Agenda:

  • New story: Horses of the Night (in the SS tab)
  • begin working on the questions or work on your essay and the graphic organizer for tomorrow: DON’T be late – the room will be open for people to come in – a max of 10 minutes early
  • Questions # 3, 4, and 5 are for HofN are due for Friday, March 1

Wednesday, February 27

Agenda:

  • reminder you have a spelling and vocab quiz on Friday, March 1 for the FEC words (see yesterday date; also in the SS tab)
  • review the secondary sources for FEC (The Good Wife, Miss-representation, Surfer Girl, Andree Geulen, Mushrooms, Malala Yousafzai)
  • How to write theme statements
  • Intro to the composition for FEC and Inquiry questions

Tuesday, February 26

Agenda:

  • Essay???!! how should I start?
    • re-read the stories
    • re-read notes on what interpretive literature is
    • re-read all your notes, charts etc
    • begin the graphic organizer
  • Discussion of the Rubric and the Do’s and Don’ts for your essay
  • Work on your Graphic Organizer for your in-class essay.
    • for Thursday, February 28 you should have this completed. It is the only document you are allowed to access, so make sure you have all the direct quotes and story references you want to make completed in the organizer.
    • it is highly recommended to bring in a paper copy of your graphic organizer into class
  • Wednesday – move on to another story

Monday, February 25

Agenda:

  • your almost, ready to hand in, ready to be edited draft is due today
  • review documents under essay writing in the English 11 tab to make sure you have met all the requirements
  • use the peer edit sheet and have another set of eyes on your paper
  • the essay is due Wednesday, February 27 – today is the last day of class time to work on your paper

Wednesday, February 20

Agenda:

  • Blog log read for a few minutes
  • Look at the four pictures at the top of the page on the Short Story tab and discuss with a partner and answer the following:
    • what does each picture communicate?
    • what questions can you ask about the human condition that the pictures explores – “Why do people ____? How does society ___ ?
    • think about the themes and big ideas that emerged from Miss Brill and Identities in coming up with your questions. How do the pictures apply to the stories?
    • Post your questions here
    • All of the above is due for tomorrow
  • Start working on the Template Chart for Miss Brill and Identities – this a contrast/compare chart that will become the research material for your synthesis essay