Week of January 6-10 Monday – Return drafts – focus on content and organization Tuesday – Drafts – focus on style – sentence structure/transitions, etc. Wednesday – Peer edit/Revisions - last day in class to work Thursday – Review Vocabulary List 6 / Begin Money Unit Friday – Vocabulary Quiz 6 / Final Copies Due
Note to everyone on your drafts: The purpose of a synthesis paper is to synthesize your sources to create an argument. You aren't doing this. Many of the papers had zero sources; others had a few. EVERYONE needs sources for the material. If you don't have a source for something, you need to get one or re-think your claim. The sources should be managed using in-text citations. See below for a handout on that topic. Spend class time on Wednesday finding and inserting those sources into your papers.
Week of December 16-20 Monday, December 16 – Writing day Tuesday, December 17 – Writing day - Draft turned in at the end of the period Wednesday, December 18 – Writing/Revising Thursday, December 19 – Revising/Peer Editing Friday, December 20 – Final Papers Due
Week of December 9-13 Monday, December 9 – Narrow topic and do additional research Tuesday, December 10 – Develop a working thesis (claim) and begin paper plan/outline Wednesday, December 11 – Review Vocabulary / Submit Works Cited page for review by the end of the period Thursday, December 12 – Work on paper plan/outline Friday, December 13 – Vocabulary Quiz 5 / Conference with me. Make sure you have a strong claim, and the outline will allow you to develop your claim. Begin writing.
Week of December 2-6 Monday - Presentation Work Day Tuesday - Presentation Work Day Wednesday - Presentation Work and Rehearsal Day Thursday – Review Vocabulary List 4 / Presentations Friday – Vocabulary Quiz 4 / Presentations
Week of November 11-15 Monday – Oedipus paper – work day Tuesday – Oedipus paper – work day (full draft complete by end of period) Wednesday – Oedipus paper - revisions Thursday - Review vocabulary – Oedipus paper – revisions/peer editing Friday – Vocabulary Quiz 2 – Oedipus paper due by the end of the period
Week of November 4-8 Monday – Vocabulary Week 1 assigned / Oedipus Rex Tuesday – Oedipus Rex/ Oedipus Rex Assignment Wednesday – Review vocabulary / Oedipus Rex Assignment / Paper Topic Thursday – Oedipus Rex Assignment/Paper Friday – Vocabulary quiz 1 / Oedipus Rex Test
Week of October 29-November 1 Tuesday – Discuss Greek History Packet / Read Greek Tragedy Wednesday – Discuss Greek Tragedy / Who was Oedipus? Thursday – College Applications/ Essay – Work Day Friday – Begin reading Oedipus Rex (The King)
Week of October 21-25 Monday/Tuesday - ACT Review Wednesday - Continue to revise draft / peer edit Thursday - TBD Friday - Rhetorical analysis due
Week of October 14-18 Monday - Submit rhetorical analysis for review at the end of the period Tuesday - Return rhetorical analysis and continue working Wednesday - Complete first full draft/begin revisions Thursday - Targeted revisions of draft Friday - Targeted revisions of draft
Week of October 7-10 Monday - Discuss with partners and complete steps 1 and 2 Tuesday - Step 3 - formulate a thesis statement and an organizational plan by selecting quotes and examples - show me Wednesday - Show me your intro paragraph at the beginning of the period and begin writing the essay. Thursday - Writing day
Three famous speeches - select one of them to use for your rhetorical analysis. Your task is to read the speech carefully (several times). Then write an essay in which you analyze the rhetorical strategies the speaker/author uses to present his argument to the audience. Support your analysis with specific references to the text.
Week of September 30-October 4 Monday - Rhetorical Analysis Practice Tuesday - Rhetorical Analysis Practice Wednesday - New article for analysis/discussion Thursday - New article discussion / Begin writing Friday - Rhetorical Analysis Writing
Week of September 24-27 Tuesday - During class, complete culminating activity in groups for chapter one Wednesday - Read pages 38-43 in textbook for class Thursday - Read pages 43-56 in textbook for class Friday - Read pages 57-69 in textbook for class
Week of September 16-20 Monday - Work on Wu Summary in class Read the entire article first here. Tuesday - Finalize Wu Summary due by the end of class Wednesday - Read and take notes on pages 1-10 of on-line textbook due at the beginning of class Thursday - Read and take notes on remainder of chapter one due at the beginning of class Friday - Complete culminating activity in class
Week of September 9-13 Monday – Write two summaries of Zinczenko’s article as described in question 2 on page 42. Each summary should be approximately 200 words in length Tuesday – Review/Improve the summaries before submitting during the class period. Read “Mother Nature is Brought to You by…” on page 16 of the digital textbook for homework. Wednesday – Discuss article, considering the possible angles that a summary might take. Thursday – Counselors in Friday – Write a summary of “Mother Nature”
What to expect this year: 1. Prewriting, writing, rewriting, revision, thinking about writing, reading about writing, etc. The point of this course is to improve your writing. The process isn't easy. It takes dedication on your part and mine. Since you signed up for the class, I assume you are up for the challenge. I love teaching writing so I'm ready to go. 2. Along with the writing, you will be reading. Many of our readings will come from the non-fiction textbook, but we will also read major works of world and British literature. 3. We will be engaging in the college acceptance process. We will work on college entrance essays, applications, scholarship material as part of this class. 4. Discussion and participation are vital to this class. You must be willing to discuss the readings, talk about your writing, and engage in academic discourse. 5. This is a college class. Academically, that means be responsible for yourself. Socially, that means no high school drama. Leave it at the door. 6. Vocabulary: Vocabulary will occur during second and third quarters only (12 units total). The words are college level ones that you should know.