11th Grade - 15/16: Schedule and Assignments
 

September

 

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2    First Day Introductions

3     Handout Journals; Folders/Files;

Journal: Describe a class that should be taught at Taconic and the reasons you believe that it should be taught.

 

4    Read Essay - "Sierra Leone: Diamonds for Arms" by Sheryl Dickey; make a 10 question quiz from the text; 

Journal Entry: If you purchase a diamond from Sierra Leone, Are you responsible in any way for the deaths, displacement, and dismemberment that happened in Sierra Leone?        

 

OFF Week

7         No School - Labor Day

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Rhetoric and Review of Sentence Structures and Patterns

a) Journal (10 min.) - What is your favorite movie? Give 2 pieces of evidence that would persuade me to see the movie.

b) Sentence Structures Review - Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex

c) Write out one of each (not in your journal)
 
d) Lesson on Rhetoric, Rhetorical Situation, Rhetorical Triangle, SOAPSTONE

Classwork - Watch Commercials and Practice using Rhetorical Triangle -  Florence Kelly's Speech

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a) Journal - 5 topics that you feel strongly enough about to argue
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16  Word Wednesday!!! 

Journal: Choose one topic that you want to argue, and create an arguable claim about the subject.

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Journal: None

* Choose final claim that you will argue

* Argument Parts and Format
 - Introductory Paragraph and Claim
 - Body Paragraphs
   a) General Statement about Evidence
   b) Evidence
   c) Explain connection between the evidence and the overall claim of your argument

* Evidence Types: Logos, Ethos, Pathos

* Begin Writing paper

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28  *Journal: Dialogue between a devil and an angel on your shoulder
      * Lesson Psychoanalytical Criticism

29  * Journal: Write about a time that you did something and afterwards you asked yourself, "Why did I do that?"

      * Review of  lesson on Psychoanalytical Criticism
     - ask students to read definitions to Defense Mechanisms
     - ask students to explain Id, Ego, and Superego
     - Unconscious mind v Conscious mind
    
      * Create a crossword puzzle with Psychoanalytical content

      *  Handout "The Things They Carried" with explanation of reason for reading the text as a Psychoanalytical Critic - Think like a psychoanalysts.



      * Read introductory Chapter and log all characters and the specific things they carry

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 Academic OFF /Vocation ON

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 Academic On/Vocation OFF

12  Columbus Day! No School.

13  Journal:  What is the definition of Power? What are three abuses by a government that would validate an overthrow by the people? Write a full page on these prompts.

Assignment: Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Animal Farm and Create a Character List

14    Journal:

* Reinforced lesson on Defense Mechanisms

* Test preparation
*Announce Test on Psychoanalytic Criticism - Thursday, October 16, 2015

Review Chapters 1 and 2
Review Character List

Lesson: Marxist Criticism Terms

Assignment: Continue with Character List

15   Psychoanalysis Test

16    Half Day

 OFF WEEK

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26  Journal: Write a description of a farm

* Read Chapter 1 - Animal Farm

* Create a character list

* Write a Summary of Chapter 1

* What is the purpose of Old Major's Speech?

* Cite the reasons why Old Major wants the animals to revolt. Use quotes from the text.
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* Discussion on Chapter 1

* Lesson on Summaries

* Read Chapter 2

* Summary of Chapter 2



27  Journal: Look out the Window and describe what you see

*Discussion on Chapters 1 and 2

*Lesson on Allegory and Theme

* Read Chapters 1-3 for Quiz on Thursday

Summaries for Chapters 1-3 all due on Thursday

28  Word Wednesday - Learning Words in Context using Animal Farm

29   Animal Farm Quiz on Chapters 1-3

30  Half Day

 

 

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