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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--Periods 2 & 3

WEEK ELEVEN--October 16-20, 2017

Monday 10/16

Agenda:
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.
LAST FIVE MINUTES OF CLASS:
  • Turn in activities.
HOMEWORK:
  1. "Chromebooks" assignment above (from bullet points titled CREATE to RESEARCH) is due by 8:30 am TUESDAY 10/17 for 2nd period and by 8:30 am WEDNESDAY 10/18 for 3rd period. WORTH 25 points.
  2. Polished Draft--HARD COPY--of Letter to the Editor including Works Consulted due on Thursday 10/19 (2nd period) or Friday 10/20 (3rd period) 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.

Tuesday 10/17--Wednesday 10/18
Agenda:
  • "Chromebooks" assignment (creating your letter, formatting your letter, and writing the first paragraph) DUE BY 8:30 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 Thursday 10/19 (2nd period) or Friday 10/20 (3rd period) 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--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

Monday 10/9 (3rd period)--Tuesday 10/10 (2nd period)

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure Activities 13A, 13B, 13C, 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, 15, and 16A are COMPLETED and READY TO BE STAMPED 

Wednesday 10/11 (50 minute class period)
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 (2nd period)--Friday 10/13 (3rd period)
Agenda:  
INDIVIDUAL WORK (about 20-25 minutes)
  • Read over the rubric on page 32 of the Activity packet for "Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Page"
  • 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?
  • Read "Example D" and "Teacher Score." Repeat the process above--make notes in preparation for discussion.
  • 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. 
LAST 10 MINUTES
  • Pass back and organize Activities 
HOMEWORK:
  1. Organize work to be turned in (see Assignment Sheet/List on the right side of the screen; also given out in class) DUE MONDAY 10/16
  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

Monday 10/2

Agenda:
  • Complete the summary-writing activity for "A Change of Heart About Animals" 
  • Collect and stamp "Second-Read" Handout
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete all Activities not finished in class
  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!

Tuesday 10/3--Wednesday 10/4
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete all Activities not finished in class

(2nd period) Thursday 10/5
Agenda:  
  • With a partner, complete Activities 14A, 14B and 14C (on page 14). Again, you may work with a partner but EACH INDIVIDUAL must do his/her/their own work. This should take you no more than 20 minutes.
  • Still working 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 15 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.
  • Individually, 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 you no more than 20 minutes.
  • Individually, 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 you no more than 20 minutes.
  • With a partner, discuss your responses to Activity 16A. How WELL or NOT WELL did Yong's article and ideas work for you? Why? TALK with your partner. Then, write a 3-5 sentence summary of your discussion with your partner on the same binder paper as Activity 16A. TURN IN ACTIVITY 16A and SUMMARY BY THE END OF CLASS TODAY. Be prepared to have the remainder of the activities that you completed today STAMPED ON TUESDAY 10/10 (2nd period).
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete all activities not finished in class. Be ready to have Activities 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, and 15 stamped on Tuesday 10/10 (2nd period).

(3rd period) Friday 10/6
Agenda:  
  • Individually, complete the following. This should take you no longer than 30 minutes.
  1.  Do activities 13A, 13B, and 13C (pg 13) to prepare to read the next article. 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.
  2. Read "Hooked on a Myth: Do Fish Feel Pain" by Victoria Braithwaite
  • With a partner, complete Activities 14A, 14B and 14C (on page 14). Again, you may work with a partner but EACH INDIVIDUAL must do his/her/their own work. This should take you no more than 20 minutes.
  • Still working 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 15 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.
  • Individually, 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 you no more than 20 minutes.
  • Individually, 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 you no more than 20 minutes.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete all activities not finished in class. Be ready to have Activities 13A, 13B, 13C, 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, and 15 on MONDAY, 10/9 (3rd period).

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WEEK EIGHT--September 25-29, 2017

Monday 9/25

Agenda:
  • Good morning! Please 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 Tuesday 9/26--Wednesday 9/27. Remember that you need a PRINTED, HARD COPY of the New York Times Op-Ed piece that you choose.

Tuesday 9/26 (2nd period) & Friday 9/29 (3rd period)
Agenda:
  • Collect homework
  • Define "first-read" and "second-read"
  • Pre-Viewing Questions for "A Change of Heart About Animals" by Jeremy Rifkin (complete on binder paper)
  • Workbook--review vocab on page 8
  • Workbook--complete first-read of "A Change of Heart About Animals" by Jeremy Rifkin (pgs 9-12)
  • Workbook--with a partner, write a one-to-two sentence summary for each paragraph of "A Change of Heart..;" as a class, fill in the blanks on pgs 9-12 with one-to-two sentences summaries; then write a one-to-two sentence summary of the whole article at the end.
  • Video on "Koko the Gorilla"
  • Begin "Second-Read" handout for Rifkin's "A Change of Heart About Animals"
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete "Second-Read" handout DUE MONDAY 10/2

Thursday 9/28 (2nd period) & Wednesday 9/27 (3rd period)
Agenda:  
  • College & Career Presentation from Counseling Dept. (in A-5)
  • If time, work on "Second-Read" handout
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete "Second-Read" Handout DUE MONDAY 10/2

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WEEK SEVEN--September 18-22, 2017

Monday, September 18

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.

Tuesday 9/19--Wednesday 9/20
Agenda:
  • Any questions about the personal statement/letter of introduction assignment? 
  • Return and review expectations for Assignment Packet
  • Review Personal Statement Checklist and Cover Sheet
  • Paramedic Method (showing you how to revise your work for wordiness, word choice, etc.)
  • "Smiley Face Tricks" with Balverne Court essay
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.

Thursday 9/21--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

Monday, September 11

Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Ask three adults OVER 30 years old, "Where were you on 9/11?" Have a discussion. Learn some history.
Tuesday 9/12--Wednesday 9/13
Agenda:
  • Break into groups and finish Activity 15--Shareout
  • Complete Activity 16
  • Read "Saying Goodbye to the 5-Paragraph Essay"
  • Review the Rubric for the Personal Statement/Letter of Intro
  • Look at examples (see downloads & links) 
    • 2nd period: "German" & "Legos"; "Ray;" "A Quencher for Curiosity;" "Dreaming of You"
    • 3rd period: "German" & "Legos"; "Ray;" "NYU Application Essay"
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--Friday 9/15
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.

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WEEK FIVE--September 4-8, 2017

Monday, September 4

OFF--Labor Day


Tuesday 9/5--Wednesday 9/6
Agenda:
  • Finish Temple Grandin (access via Amazon Prime, HBO Go, or Netflix on DVD) and complete & discuss film analysis questions
  • Explain and assign homework (Activity 12)
  • Break into groups 
  • Begin Activities 14 and 15
HOMEWORK:
  1. Complete Activity 12 DUE (stamped) Thurs 9/7--Fri 9/8
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR ACTIVITY 12:
Thursday 9/7--Friday 9/8
Agenda:
  • WARM-UP: Complete Activity 13 while teacher stamps Activity 12
  • Complete Activities 14 and 15
  • Re-read your response to Activity 12 and complete Activity 16
  • Begin reading example essays and grade using rubric
HOMEWORK:
  1. Finish reading and grading example essays; be ready to discuss Monday 9/11

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WEEK FOUR--August 28-September 1, 2017

Monday, August 28

Agenda:

  • CLICK HERE for Activity 10--Vocabulary Info for "Hidden Intellectualism"
  • Continue reading "Hidden Intellectualism" (through paragraph 11) 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

Tuesday 8/29--Wednesday 8/30
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 (used as a baseline for "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

Thursday 8/31--Friday 9/1
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Enjoy the long weekend! Do some good in the world :)

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WEEK THREE--August 21-25, 2017

Monday 8/21

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 THURS 8/24, FRI 8/25

Tuesday 8/22--Wednesday 8/23
Agenda:
  • Q & A with Deputy Turnage
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 THURS 8/24, FRI 8/25

Thursday 8/24--Friday 8/25
Agenda:
  • Complete Activity 9--defining "intellectualism"
  • Complete a modified version of Activity 10--VOCABULARY
  • Begin reading "Hidden Intellectualism" (through paragraph 4) and begin Activity 11
HOMEWORK:
  1. Make sure Activities 9 and 10 are completed for MON 8/28

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WEEK TWO--August 14-18, 2017

Monday 8/14

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:
  1. Syllabus Contract due Thursday 8/17 (2nd period)--Friday 8/18 (3rd period)

Tuesday 8/15--Wednesday 8/16
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Syllabus Contract due Thursday 8/17 (2nd period)--Friday 8/18 (3rd period)
  2. Complete ACTIVITY 5 and finish any other activities not completed during class, due Thursday 8/17--Friday 8/18

Thursday 8/17--Friday 8/18
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. To be announced

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WEEK ONE--August 7-11, 2017

Monday 8/7

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world.

Tuesday 8/8--Wednesday 8/9
Agenda:
HOMEWORK:
  1. Do some good in the world.

Thursday 8/10--Friday 8/11
Agenda:
  1. What is the biggest issue or problem our education system faces today?
  2. What is the biggest issue or problem in terms of education at Oak Ridge High School? How might we fix it?
  3. What is important to you in terms of education and learning in ERWC?
  4. What is important to you in terms of grades in ERWC?
HOMEWORK:
  1. FOR 2nd PERIOD ONLY: WATCH the two videos linked above and complete the RESPOND questions listed above. Be ready to discuss.

Assignment List for "Rhetoric of the Op-Ed Page" UNIT

Assignment Sheet Link


1. Activity 6, Parts 2 & 3 (due/stamped 9/26-9/27)


2. Pre-Viewing Questions for "A Change of Heart..." (in class 9/26-9/27)


3. "Second-Read" Handout (due/stamped 10/2) 


4. Activities 13A, 13B, 13C (stamped Wed 10/11)


5. Activities 14A, 14B, 14C (stamped Wed 10/11)


6. Activities 14D, 15, 16A (stamped Wed 10/11)


7. Freedom Writers Extra Credit


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