Sunday, October 30, 2016

English 10 Honors--11/2/2016

Jump Off (5 mins.)
--If you have not already done so, place your short story in the black basket on the front table.
--Pick up one of each of the following documents:
  • "Propaganda/Some Types of Propaganda"
  • "Defining Propaganda II"
After reading the first set of directions on the "Propaganda/Some Types of Propaganda" sheet, engage in purposeful reading until I ask you to stop.

S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--"real-talk"--thematic essays and their return on Friday, 11/1
--Q & A about current task
  • The Key Question that Drives Today's First Two Activities: How might recognizing and understanding different types of propaganda impact important decisions that you make in the future?
  • The Essential Question that Drives Our Course: By nature, are human beings inherently good or evil or...?
Instructional Activity -- Animal Farm Unit--Propaganda/Some Types of Propaganda (20-25 mins.)
--Following this activity, you should be able to...
  • define the term propaganda
  • define, provide examples of, and begin to recognize each of the provided types of propaganda
--either independently or in pairs, finish reading "Defining Propaganda II" and craft a definition of propaganda
--whole-class share-out
--oral reading of the second set of directions/Q & A
--continue working independently or in pairs in order to fill in the blanks under each provided type of propaganda
--whole-class share-out

Application Activity -- Recognizing Propaganda in Presidential Campaign Ads (8-10 mins.)

--view the following ad in order to answer these questions: 
  • What types of propaganda are being used?  How so?


--repeat this process for the following ad:
Transition (5-8 mins.)
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  Write your name at the top of the lined side of the card.  Then, respond to the key question driving the preceding activities:
  • How might recognizing and understanding different types of propaganda impact important decisions that you make in the future?
--When you finish, place your index card in the black basket on the front table and pick up your copy of Article of the Week #1.  Look back through your copy of Article of the Week #1 and my commentary, especially focusing on determining active/purposeful reading areas for growth.

Old Business -- Article of the Week #1 (10-12 mins.)
  • Take-Home Assessment/Classwork Check System
  • The Four Cs of Quality Academic Writing
  • HEDI Scale for Feedback/Scoring
--a few notes:
  • Who picked up on the sensationalism?  Let's talk about it!
  • what was scored and why
  • what was commented upon and why
  • Q & A

Transition (5 mins.)
--Pick up the "Article of the Week #2 (10/31-11/4)" document from the front table.
--Spend a few minutes purposefully reading the information located in the box on the front page of the Article of the Week #2 document.  Then, continue reading the article as directed.

Looking Ahead -- Article of the Week #2 (remainder of class)

--What is our purpose when we read this article?
--independent active reading (continued)

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 11/3.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #3, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Take-Home Assessment)
--Finish your work with Article of the Week #2, which is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 11/8.  This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box on the front page, responding in the box where necessary, and completing your best work with regard to the directions.  Good luck!
--The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essays will be returned next class.  We have a lot of work to do in order to move forward, but I have confidence in us!  I have over half of the essays scored and commented upon.  I invite anyone whose essay I have already read to drop by after school today or tomorrow in order to take a look at your work and help me plan Friday's class based on your needs/desires!
--Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.  You have up until the first week of December to finish your book.