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1st period   CLASS ID: 16347475 KEY: orhs
2nd period CLASS ID: 16345925 KEY: orhs
3rd period  CLASS ID: 16347487 KEY: orhs

Expository Reading and Writing (ERWC)
Ms. Danielle Sayles
Oak Ridge High School

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Daily Agenda--Period 1

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FINALS WEEK--December 11-15, 2017

Tuesday 12/12

Agenda:
DON'T FORGET THE GIFTS FOR OUR ADOPTED FAMILY AND THE GOODIES FOR OUR WRAPPING PARTY
  • Finish Quiz on Chapters 12-15
  • Presentation on Chapter 16(don't forget to take notes!!)...CLICK HERE for presentation link on Chapter 16
  • Wrap Time if time??
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Wednesday 12/13

Agenda:
  • Presentation on Chapter 17 (don't forget to take notes!!)...CLICK HERE for presentation link on Chapter 17
  • WRAPPING PARTY! :)
HOMEWORK:
Do some good in the world :)

Thursday 12/14
Agenda:
  • Read Chapter 18 and the Epilogue together and take "First-Read Notes"
HOMEWORK:
Do some good in the world ;)

Friday 12/15
Agenda:
  • Quiz on Chapters 16-18 and Epilogue
HOMEWORK:
Have an amazing, well-deserved break! See you in January 2018!!

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WEEK SEVENTEEN--December 4-8, 2017

Tuesday 12/5

Agenda:
  • Presentation on Chapter 8 (don't forget to take notes!!)...CLICK HERE for presentation link on Chapter 8
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Wednesday 12/6

Agenda:
  • Presentation on Chapter 9 (don't forget to take notes!!)...CLICK HERE for presentation link on Chapter 9
  • Read Chapter 10 together and complete "First-Read Notes"
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Thursday 12/7
Agenda:
  • Presentation on Chapter 11 (don't forget to take notes!!)...CLICK HERE for presentation link on Chapter 11
  • Quiz on Chapters 8-11
  • Begin reading Chapters 12 & 13 and begin "First-Read Notes"
HOMEWORK:
  1. Finish reading Chapters 12 & 13 and complete "First-Read Notes"
  2. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Friday 12/8
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

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WEEK SIXTEEN--November 27-December 1, 2017

Tuesday 11/28

Agenda:
REMINDER--the First-Read Notes for YOUR chapter are due today!! You need to turn in a hard copy in class.
  • Turn in your First-Read Notes for YOUR chapter. If you DID NOT complete the assignment, finish it now. If you DID complete the assignment, move on to the next step.
  • Please get with your group. Reminder--1st period GROUPS.
  • Once you are with your group, CLICK HERE and complete the assignment together.
  • Work Time!
  • At five minutes before the end of class, make sure to finish the google doc.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Wednesday 11/29

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Thursday 11/30
Agenda:
  • Work Day
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

Friday 12/1
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Work on your Chapter Presentation Project. Be ready to present on your presentation day!

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WEEK FIFTEEN--November 13-17, 2017

Tuesday 11/14

Agenda:
  • REMINDER--you will need printed, hard copies of your First-Read Templates to use on the quiz
  • Discuss "The Slabs" and watch video
  • Quiz on Ch. 1-5 of Into the Wild
  • Stamp FRT for Ch. 1-5
  • If time, begin reading the next reading assignment (see tomorrow's agenda)
HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world :)

Wednesday 11/15

Agenda:
  • Supplemental resources--vocabulary and chronological website (see "downloads & links")
  • Begin reading Chapters 6 and 7 of Into the Wild and complete FRTs for these chapters
  • Assign Study Guide for Chapters 6 and 7 in preparation for discussion on Thurs 11/16 and quiz on Fri 11/17
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure you have read and completed the FRTs for Ch. 6-7 of Into the Wild, due for stamp on Fri 11/17
  2. Complete Study Guide for Chapters 6 and 7 and be ready to stamp & discuss on Thurs 11/16
  3. Quiz on Into the Wild Ch. 6-7 on Fri 11/17

Thursday 11/16

Agenda:
  • Discuss Study Guide for Chapters 6 and 7 in preparation for quiz on Fri 11/17
  • Assign Chapter Presentation Groups. Identify YOUR chapter. Meet and greet with your group.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure you have read and completed the FRTs for Ch. 6-7 of Into the Wild, due for stamp on Fri 11/17
  2. Quiz on Into the Wild Ch. 6-7 on Fri 11/17
  3. Read YOUR chapter and create a beautiful First Read Template for YOUR chapter, due on Tuesday 11/28 (the day we return from Thanksgiving break). 

Friday 11/17
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read YOUR chapter and create a beautiful First Read Template for YOUR chapter, due on Tuesday 11/28 (the day we return from Thanksgiving break).
  2. Have a wonderful break!

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WEEK FOURTEEN--November 6-10, 2017 (Veteran's Day Schedule)

Monday 11/6

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure all activities from class are completed and to be stamped on Tues 11/7

Tuesday 11/7
Agenda:
  • Finish Activity #2
  • Introduce and explain First-Read Template and quizzes
  • Begin reading Chapter 1 together
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read Chapter 2 on your own. Complete FRT for Ch. 1-2 of Into the Wild, due for stamp on Thurs 11/9
  2. Quiz on Into the Wild Ch. 1-5 on Tues 11/14

Wednesday 11/8
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be ready--FRT for Ch. 1-2 will be stamped on Thurs 11/9
  2. Read and complete FRT for Ch. 3, 4, and 5 of Into the Wild, due for stamp on Tues 11/14
  3. Be ready for quiz on Into the Wild Ch. 1-5 on Tues 11/14

Thursday 11/9
Agenda:
  • Stamp FRTs for Ch. 1-2
  • Continue discussing "Chapter Presentation Assignment" for Into the Wild
  • Choose groups and potential chapters for Chapter Presentation Assignment
  • If time, continue reading ch. 3, 4, and 5 and complete FRTs for these chapters
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read and complete FRT for Ch. 3, 4, and 5 of Into the Wild, due for stamp on Tues 11/14
  2. Be ready for quiz on Into the Wild Ch. 1-5 on Tues 11/14

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WEEK THIRTEEN--October 30-November 3, 2017

Tuesday 10/31

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world :)

Wednesday 11/1 and Thursday 11/2
Agenda:
  • Watch film and continue completing the 3-column chart
  • On Thursday 11/2 @ 8:15 am, go to the bookroom to check out Into the Wild. Bring your book to class every day.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure you are caught up with the film and chart. The handout and chart will be collected & stamped on Friday 11/3.

Friday 11/3
Agenda:  
  • Turn in Dead Poet's Society chart for a stamp
  • Complete Introductory Activity for Into the Wild. You may need to finish this for homework. You will need headphones. Follow the directions. This activity is worth 25 points, due before our next class meeting, and must be completed before any quizzes can be taken. Take your time and research. Learn about Jon Krakauer, about Chris McCandless, about why Chris did what he did...
HOMEWORK: 
  1. Make sure the Introductory Activity for Into the Wild is completed before our next class meeting Tuesday 11/7. Activity is worth 25 points.

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WEEK TWELVE--October 23-27, 2017

Tuesday 10/24

Agenda:
  • Review last week's website posts for directions regarding the Letter to the Editor assignment.
  • When you get your Letter back, reflect and make changes.
  • Check your counter-argument...does it exist?? 
  • Be ready to peer-edit next class period.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Peer editing Wednesday and possibly into Thursday
  2. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH 305 POINTS.
  3. Submit your work online to turnitin.com ON FRIDAY 10/27 on or before the 3 pm due date.
  4. All CLASSWORK ASSIGNMENTS due on Friday 10/27 by 3 pm.

Wednesday 10/25 and Thursday 10/26
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH 305 POINTS.
  2. Submit your work online to turnitin.com ON FRIDAY 10/27 on or before the 3 pm due date.
  3. All CLASSWORK ASSIGNMENTS due on Friday 10/27 by 3 pm.
  4. Corrections to Polished Draft due by/on Friday 10/27 by 3 pm.

Friday 10/27
Agenda:  
  • Final thoughts on the Letter to the Editor?
  • Begin background investigation for Into the Wild
  1. Discuss the book and Chris McCandless
  2. Explain the handout "Dead Poet's Society and Into the Wild: A Connection that Transcends Humanity"
  3. Discuss the three themes on handout and set up 3-column chart in preparation to watch Dead Poet's Society
HOMEWORK:
  1. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH 305 POINTS.
  2. Submit your work online to turnitin.com ON FRIDAY 10/27 on or before the 3 pm due date.
  3. All CLASSWORK ASSIGNMENTS due on Friday 10/27 by 3 pm.
  4. Corrections to Polished Draft due by/on Friday 10/27 by 3 pm.

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WEEK ELEVEN--October 16-20, 2017

Tuesday 10/17

Agenda:
AS A CLASS:
  • Review and discuss example Letters to the Editor A, B, C, and D (see downloads and links to read letters and view scores)
CHROMEBOOKS:
  • CREATE a google doc titled: Lastname Rifkin Period or Lastname Braithwaite Period                          (example: Smith Rifkin 3 or Jones Braithwaite 5)
  • SHARE your letter with me at [email protected] 
  • USING pages 20-21 as a formatting guide, BEGIN your introductory paragraph. Remember, there is a formula to this introductory paragraph--
  1. FIRST introduce the article (author, date, place of publication, title, in whatever order suits you);
  2. SECOND write a 2-3 sentence summary of the article that gives enough information for your audience to be able to understand your position/thesis;
  3. THIRD your thesis (remember that your thesis should AVOID USING "I", should take a position on Rifkin or Braithwaite, should make it clear WHY you are taking this position and WHY it matters).
  • CREATE a topic-outline for the remainder of your letter.
  • RESEARCH!  Create a new list in Noodletools to keep track of your research.
HOMEWORK:
  1. "Chromebooks" assignment above (from bullet points titled CREATE to RESEARCH) is due by 7:25 am WEDNESDAY 10/18. WORTH 25 points.
  2. Polished Draft--HARD COPY--of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted due on Friday 10/20 at the beginning of class.  WORTH 50 POINTS.
  3. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH APPROX. 300 POINTS.

Wednesday 10/18
Agenda:
  • "Chromebooks" assignment (creating your letter, formatting your letter, and writing the first paragraph) DUE BY 7:25 am TODAY
  • Work Day
IMPORTANT INFO ABOUT THE "POLISHED DRAFT:"

QUESTION:

How can I earn full credit for the 50-point "Polished Draft"?

ANSWER:

Your letter needs to be typed, hard-copy and complete (10 points);

Your letter needs to be formatted like either pages 20 or 21 in the workbook (10 points);

Your thesis needs to be underlined or highlighted (5 points);

You must include EVIDENCE in the body paragraphs of your letter (15 points);

Your Works Consulted must be included (10 points).

HOMEWORK:
  1. Polished Draft--HARD COPY--of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted due on Friday 10/20 at the beginning of class.  WORTH 50 POINTS.
  2. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH APPROX. 300 POINTS.

Thursday 10/19
Agenda:
  • Work Day
HOMEWORK:
  1. Polished Draft--HARD COPY--of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted due on Friday 10/20 at the beginning of class.  WORTH 50 POINTS.
  2. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH APPROX. 300 POINTS.

Friday 10/20
Agenda:  
  • Work day
  • Polished Draft--HARD COPY--of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted DUE BY THE END OF CLASS TODAY!!!! WORTH 50 POINTS.
HOMEWORK
  1. Final Draft of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted and all parts of the process (two peer edits, one adult edit, etc.) due on or before FRIDAY 10/27.  Submit BOTH a hard copy and turn in to turnitin.com by 3 pm.  No Exceptions to due date.  WORTH APPROX. 300 POINTS.

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WEEK TEN--October 9-13, 2017

Tuesday, 10/10

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be thinking about to whom you will respond--Rifkin or Braithwaite--and what your argument will be...what evidence will you use? How will you address the counterargument(s)? How will you make your letter matter to your audience? TENTATIVE DUE DATE FOR LETTER TO THE EDITOR--Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

Wednesday 10/11
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Be thinking about to whom you will respond--Rifkin or Braithwaite--and what your argument will be...what evidence will you use? How will you address the counterargument(s)? How will you make your letter matter to your audience? TENTATIVE DUE DATE FOR LETTER TO THE EDITOR--Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

Thursday 10/12
Agenda:  
  • Finish Freedom Writers 
  • With a partner, complete Activity 14D. Write your answers in the box on page 14 of the workbook. This should take you no more than 10 minutes.
  • Individually, review the vocabulary in Activity 15. Mark the words as we did with prior vocabulary--words you know, words you have heard before but don't use actively in your vocabulary, and words you don't know. This should take you no more than 5 minutes.
  • HOMEWORK:
    1. READ the article (in your article packet) "Of Primates and Personhood: Will According Rights and 'Dignity' to Nonhuman Organisms Halt Research?" by Ed Yong. This should take no more than 20 minutes.
    2. Be ready to turn in Activities 13A, 13B, 13C, 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, 15, and 16A on FRIDAY 10/13 FOR STAMP.
    3. Be thinking about to whom you will respond--Rifkin or Braithwaite--and what your argument will be...what evidence will you use? How will you address the counterargument(s)? How will you make your letter matter to your audience? TENTATIVE DUE DATE FOR LETTER TO THE EDITOR--Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

    Friday 10/13 
    Agenda:  
    PARTNER WORK (about 10 minutes)
    • With a partner, discuss Activity 16A. How WELL or NOT WELL did Yong's article and ideas work for you? Why? TALK with your partner. This should take no more than 10 minutes.
    INDIVIDUAL WORK (about 30 minutes)
    • Respond to Activity 16A on binder paper. Be thoughtful and thorough in your response. Your response should be no less than 1/2 page. This should take no more than 10 minutes. (While you work, Ms. Sayles will return Activities and Assignment sheet so you can get organized and turn in all Activities on Tuesday 10/17.)
    • Complete "Post-it Note" Activity for either Rifkin or Braithwaite and post note on side whiteboard. This should take about 5 minutes.
    • Read over the rubric on page 32 of the Activity packet for "Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Page." This should take about 5 minutes.
    • Access a chromebook, and go to our class website, then "downloads & links."
    • Read "Example B" and "Teacher Score." Make notes on binder/scratch paper in preparation for discussion. Consider the rubric requirements--what works well, what doesn't work well? This should take about 5-10 minutes.
    • Read "Example D" and "Teacher Score." Repeat the process above--make notes in preparation for discussion. Again, 5-10 minutes.
    • If you have time, read the two additional examples and their scores. 
    AS A GROUP (about 20 minutes)
    • Discuss the example letters and their scores
    • Discuss requirements for the letter--You need to have a minimum of TWO (2) quotations from Rifkin or Braithwaite and an additional minimum TWO (2) quotations from additional credible sources. You need to have a Works Consulted/Works Cited. 
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Organize work to be turned in (see Assignment Sheet/List on the right side of the screen; also handed out during class) DUE TUESDAY 10/17
    2. Be thinking about to whom you will respond--Rifkin or Braithwaite--and what your argument will be...what evidence will you use? How will you address the counterargument(s)? How will you make your letter matter to your audience? TENTATIVE DUE DATE FOR LETTER TO THE EDITOR--Monday, October 23rd, 2017.

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    WEEK NINE--October 2-6, 2017

    Tuesday 10/3

    Agenda:
    • Workbook--with a partner, write a one-to-two sentence summary for each paragraph of "A Change of Heart..;" as a class, begin filling in the blanks on pgs 9-12 with one-to-two sentences summaries.
    • Video on "Koko the Gorilla"
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world :)

    Wednesday 10/4
    Agenda:
    • Finish "Summaries" activity that we started on Tuesday 10/3, then write a two-sentence summary of the whole article at the end.
    • Complete the "Dividing the Text" and "Descriptive Outlining" sections (on side 2) together for "Second-Read" handout
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all Activities not finished in class

    Thursday 10/5
    Agenda:
    • With a partner, complete "Second-Read" Handout (side 1 and second part of side 2)
    • Complete "Check for Understanding #1"
    • Complete Activities 13A, 13B, and 13C (pg 13) in preparation to read our next article. For 13B, mark the words as we did with prior vocabulary--words you know, words you have heard before but don't use actively in your vocabulary, and words you don't know.
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all Activities not finished in class

    Friday 10/6
    Agenda:
    • Read "Hooked on a Myth: Do Fish Feel Pain?" by Victoria Braithwaite
    • With a partner, complete Activities 14A, 14B, and 14C (pg 14)
    • TURN IN ALL ACTIVITIES COMPLETED THIS WEEK. Turn in Workbook, Article Packet, and all activities on binder paper.
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world.

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    WEEK EIGHT--September 25-29, 2017

    Tuesday 9/26

    Agenda:
    • TOGETHER: Read "Three Ways to Persuade" by John Edlund
    • INDIVIDUALLY: Read pages 2 through 5 in the Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Unit Packet
    • For now, SKIP Activity 6, Part One (on page 6 and part of page 7)
    • COMPLETE Activity 6, Parts TWO and THREE (page 7)
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Make sure that Activity 6, Parts TWO and THREE (page 7) are completed and ready to be stamped on Thursday 9/28. Remember that you need a PRINTED, HARD COPY of the New York Times Op-Ed piece that you choose.

    Wednesday 9/27
    Agenda:
    • College & Career Presentation from Counseling Dept. (Part 1) in B-3
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Make sure that Activity 6, Parts TWO and THREE (page 7) are completed and ready to be stamped on Thursday 9/28. Remember that you need a PRINTED, HARD COPY of the New York Times Op-Ed piece that you choose.

    Thursday 9/28
    Agenda:
    • Activity 6, Parts two and three DUE (stamped)
    • College & Career Presentation from Counseling Dept. (Part 2) in B-3
    HOMEWORK:
    Do some good in the world :)

    Friday 9/29
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Write a one-to-two sentence summary of "A Change of Heart" (use the space at the top of page 12 to write your summary)
    2. Go to the College Fair on Monday 10/2, complete the handout (accessible via the ORHS table at the College Fair), and earn 25 points extra credit!

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    WEEK SEVEN--September 18-22, 2017

    Tuesday, 9/19

    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    Continue drafting your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

    Wednesday 9/20
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    Continue drafting your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

    Thursday 9/21
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    Revise and perfect your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

    Friday 9/22
    Agenda:  
    HOMEWORK:
    Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    1. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    2. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    3. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

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    WEEK SIX--September 11-15, 2017

    Tuesday, 9/12

    Agenda:
    • Explain gradebook
    • "Checking In"
    • Break into groups and complete Activity 14
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Ask three adults OVER 30 years old, "Where were you on 9/11?" Have a discussion. Learn some history.

    Wednesday 9/13
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    Begin drafting your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

    Thursday 9/14
    Agenda:
    • Look at example essays (see "downloads & links"): "German" & "Legos," "Ray"
    HOMEWORK:
    Begin drafting your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

    Friday 9/15
    Agenda:
    • Collect Activities 14, 15, 16 and Temple Grandin Film Questions
    • Continue looking at example essays (see "downloads & links"): "A Quencher for Curiosity," "Dreaming of You," "NYU Application Essay;" 
    • Individual Work--Guided Reading Handout for Personal Statement
    HOMEWORK:
    Begin drafting your Personal Statement or Letter of Introduction. 
    1. FINAL DRAFT and ALL CLASSWORK due Friday, September 22nd by 3 pm. Worth 300 points.
    2. Choose a prompt/topic from the following: UC Personal Insight QuestionsCommon App Essay QuestionsScholarship Essay Questions
    3. Type BOTH the prompt/topic AND word count at the top of your essay. CLICK HERE to see example in MLA format.
    4. Word count requirements--no minimum word count; 700 word maximum word count. NOTE: For UC "Personal Insight" Questions, you may submit TWO (2) questions at 250 words each to glean maximum feedback from the teacher.

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    WEEK FIVE--September 4-8, 2017

    Monday, September 4

    OFF--Labor Day


    Tuesday 9/5 AND Wednesday 9/6
    Agenda:
    • Finish Temple Grandin (access via Amazon Prime, HBO Go, or Netflix on DVD) and complete & discuss film analysis questions
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Stay caught up with the film analysis questions

    Thursday 9/7
    Agenda:
    • Explain and assign homework (Activity 12)
    • Break into groups 
    • Begin Activities 14 and 15
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete Activity 12 DUE (stamped) Fri 9/8

    Friday 9/8
    Agenda:
    • Complete Activity 13 while teacher stamps Activity 12
    • Complete Activity 14
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Read YOUR article (one of the four...assigned in class with your partner) and be ready to rock and roll on Activity 15 on Tuesday 9/12

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    WEEK FOUR--August 28-September 1, 2017

    Tuesday, August 29

    Agenda:

    • CLICK HERE for Activity 10--Vocabulary Info for "Hidden Intellectualism"
    • Begin reading "Hidden Intellectualism" (through paragraph 8) and begin Activity 11--"Stop and Respond" either on binder paper or on a Google doc
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Read paragraph 9 of "Hidden Intellectualism" (be sure to use the Vocabulary slide show to look up words) and complete "Stop and Respond" for paragraphs 5-9...COMPLETE FOR CLASS ON WED 8/30
    2. Complete all other Activities not finished in class

    Wednesday 8/30

    Agenda:

    • CLICK HERE for Activity 10--Vocabulary Info for "Hidden Intellectualism"
    • Continue reading "Hidden Intellectualism" and continue Activity 11--"Stop and Respond" either on binder paper or on a Google doc
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all Activities not finished in class

    Thursday 8/31
    Agenda:
    • CLICK HERE for Activity 10--Vocabulary Info for "Hidden Intellectualism"
    • Finish reading "Hidden Intellectualism" and finish Activity 11--"Stop and Respond" either on binder paper or on a Google doc
    • Class Discussion and Written Response (use this for a baseline in terms of "where you are at" in terms of taking a position on an argument and using evidence to support said argument)
    • Discuss "Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences" 
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all Activities not finished in class

    Friday 9/1
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world :)  Enjoy the long weekend.

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    WEEK THREE--August 21-25, 2017

    Tuesday 8/22

    Agenda:

    • Q & A with Deputy Turnage
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world

    Wednesday 8/23
    Agenda:
    • Q & A with Deputy Turnage
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world

    Thursday 8/24
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all Activities (through Activity 8) not finished in class, AND make sure to read through the "Portfolio and Topic/Prompt Info" document and links--ALL DUE FRIDAY 8/25


    Friday 8/25
    Agenda:
    • Complete Activity 9--defining "intellectualism"
    • HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete all activities not finished in class.

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    WEEK TWO--August 14-18, 2017

    Tuesday 8/15

    Agenda:

    HOMEWORK:
    1. Syllabus Contract due Thursday 8/17 

    Wednesday 8/16
    Agenda:
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Syllabus Contract due Thursday 8/17 

    Thursday 8/17
    Agenda:
    • Syllabus Contract due
    • Complete Activity 2, 3, and 4
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Complete Activity 5, DUE FRIDAY 8/18 and finish any other activities not completed in class, due Friday 8/18


    Friday 8/18
    Agenda:

    HOMEWORK:

    1. To be announced

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    WEEK ONE--August 7-11, 2017

    Tuesday 8/8

    Agenda:

    • Student Information Sheet
    • Begin "Getting to Know Our Class" Icebreaker Activity
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world.

    Wednesday 8/9
    Agenda:
    • "Getting to Know Our Class" Icebreaker Activity
    • Meet the classroom
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world.

    Thursday 8/10
    Agenda:
    • ID Card Pictures
    • Begin discussion about education
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world.

    Friday 8/11
    Agenda:
    1. Senior Yearbook Pictures
    2. Continue discussion about education
    HOMEWORK:
    1. Do some good in the world.

    Assignment List for Into the Wild UNIT

    Assignment Sheet Link


    1. Dead Poet's Society handout and 3-column chart


    2. Activity #1: Survey the Text


    3. Activity #2: "Rites of Passage" and Intro Video 


    4. First-Read Templates for ALL chapters (minus YOUR chapter)


    5. First-Read Template for YOUR chapter (due TUES 11/28)


    6. Notes on "Return to the Wild" Documentary (on Google doc)


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