Welcome to CAILAB


Anything that looks like this needs to be on your portfolio page.

Anything that looks like this needs to be read.

Your textbook indicators:

  • If no indicator = Collections
  • CR = Close Reader
  • PA = Performance Assessment
Week 2: Week of 03-Sep-2018
  • Get portfolio posted
  • Complete PA Unit 1 Step 1, pp 4-8. The teacher will check p 8 of your PA book.
Week 3: Week of 10-Sep-2018
  • Read Mother Tongue, CR pp 8-18, and answer all questions.
  • Complete PA Unit 1 Step 2, pp 10-20 - Essay (see p 19) needs to be turned in either printed or via portfolio. Due next week.
  • This week, IRP and SRI
Week 4: Week of 17-Sep-2018
  • All grades for weeks 2-3 will be entered during our first class!
  • Read Coming of Age in the Dawnland pp 23-31
  • Complete PA Unit 1 Step 2, pp 10-20. OUTLINE You need to complete an outline as a separate document. Your outline can be in the form of a traditional outline (see Outline Template) or a mindmap. An easy, free mindmap app is Coggle - https://coggle.it/.
  • Complete PA Unit 1 Step 2, pp 10-20. ESSAY
Week 5: Week of 24-Sep-2018

Collection 3

Week 6: Week of 01-Oct-2018
  • Read Growing Up Asian in America pp 187-194
    Download here
  • PA U2S1 - The last two sentences of the essay on p 37 are, "After paper money came plastic credit cards, and then digitial forms of payment - the form of exchange we are most familiar with today. What will the future bring?"Answer that question in at least 350 words and provide evidence and examples for your reasoning. Remember to proofread!
Week 7: Week of 08-Oct-2018
  • Review: Choose Wk5 or Wk6 reading. Write a review of 250-500 words. Some points you can address are:
    • What did you learn from the essay?
    • Did the essay confirm or conflict with any existing ideas or concepts of yours?
    • What elements of the author's story can you relate to? What elements do you find it difficult to understand?
    • Did you enjoy reading the essay? What or why not?
    Standards: RL2, W2, W4
  • Work on IRP projects
Week 8: Week of 15-Oct-2018
  • Read The Minister's Black Veil pp 234-246
  • Write comprehension, discussion, and vocabulary questions for The Minister's Black Veil. The 15 best will be used for a quiz. You may work in groups to create the questions. Quiz next week.
    Standards: RL1-4
    Objectives: You will be able to identify and explain symbols in The Minister's Black Veil. You will be able to define and use critical vocabulary for this week's readings.
  • Work on IRP projects, due 1st class of week 10.
Week 9: Week of 22-Oct-2018
  • Quiz for The Minister's Black Veil
  • Read The Pit and the Pendulum pp 249-262
  • Write comprehension, discussion, and vocabulary questions for The Pit and the Pendulum. The 15 best will be used for a quiz. You may work in groups to create the questions. Quiz next week.
    Standards: RL1-4
    Objectives: You will be able to identify and discuss themes, symbolism, and dramatic structure in The Pit and the Pendulum.
Week 10: Week of 29-Oct-2018 (Quarter 1 Ends Nov 1)
  • Collection 3 final project. You have two choices: 1) Performance Task A, p 267, or 2) A Multimedia Project
  • IRP project due
  • Timed writing
Week 11: Week of 05-Nov-2018
Week 12: Week of 12-Nov-2018
  • Quiz for The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Character sketch due
  • Continue working on interactive lesson Writing Narratives. Work on characters and narrative outline.
    Standards: W3-6
    Objective: You will develop at least two characters by describing them physically, psychologically, and biographically.
  • Do you have a book for your IRP this quarter?
  • Turn in your overdue library books!
Week 13: Week of 19-Nov-2018 (Nov 22-3 are Holidays)
  • Narrative outline due last class of the week.
    Standards: W3-6
Week 14: Week of 26-Nov-2018
  • Peer review outlines. Work on first draft.
Week 15: Week of 03-Dec-2018
  • Peer review essays
  • Narrative due. >>Rubric<<
  • IRP
  • Participation/portfolio scored.
  • Review IRP options
  • Argumentative Essay: Brainstorm topics
Week 16: Week of 10-Dec-2018 (Dec 17 - Jan 2 are Holidays)
  • Please note: Mr. Roggenkamp will be absent Tuesday, Dec. 11. Please get your narratives done! Thursday, we will work on the items below. Progress reports are being sent out Thursday morning!
  • Argumentative Essay: Identify topic
  • Argumentative Essay: Brainstorm support for different arguments. Identify sources. Review APA format and web-based tools for creating APA citations.
  • Argumentative Essay: Debate
  • One paragraph on your impression of the debate posted to your portfolio by the end of the 2nd class.Be sure to answer the following questions:
    1. Which side won the debate?
    2. Why do they think they won? (Give specific examples.)
    3. In what way did the debate influence your approach to the essay?
Week 17: Week of 02-Jan-2019 (2nd is a Wednesday)
  • Argumentative Essay debate reflection.
    • We'll brainstorm positions to the question of Do you think the embedding of chips into the human body and the melding of AI and the human brain will have an overall positive or negative impact on society? Why?
    • Debate on same question
    • Post a 250-word reflection on the debate to your portfolio. This should be viewed as a pre-writing activity for your eventual essay. You can take a free-writing or listing approach, but your deliverable should be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
Week 18: Week of 07-Jan-2019
  • Argumentative Essay outline due
Week 19: Week of 14-Jan-2019
  • Argumentative Essay due.
Week 20: Week of 21-Jan-2019
  • IRP due 1st class
  • Portfolio graded

During the 2nd semester, we will complete Collection 5 and 6 of our textbook.