Schedule

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Week 1: Week of 27-Jan-2020, A
  • Read Love's Vocabulary pp 163-168
  • Quiz on Love's Vocabulary
  • Activity: other generalized words (i.e., hate, great, fantastic, horrible, incredible)
  • Logical fallacies
  • Schedule SRI
Week 2: Week of 03-Feb-2020, B
Week 3: Week of 10-Feb-2020, A
  • Analyzing the Text, p 438, for the Space reading.
  • Discuss Critical Vocabulary, p 439
  • Discuss Performance Task, p 438, with an eye towards creating a good argument and avoiding logical fallacies.
  • Outline for Performance Task p 438 due last class of this week. Outline must include arguments/proof/examples. Download the rubric.
  • Standards: RI1-3, 5, 6, 8; W1; L3, 4c

Below needs updated for Q3 2020

Week 4: Week of 17-Feb-2020, Mon holiday, Tue no school for students, Wed A day
Week 5: Week of 24-Feb-2020, B
  • Final draft for Performance Task p 438 due second class of the week
  • Read The Hero's Journey
  • Watch What Makes a Hero
  • We will brainstorm a short list of popular movies and novels that include a hero's journey. You will outline your chosen movie or book according to Josepth Campbell's Monomyth. If we have time, we might do an example as a class for The Wizard of Oz.
  • Standards: RI 1, 2, 4; W 10; SL 2-3; L6
Week 6: Week of 02-Mar-2020, A
Week 7: Week of 09-Mar-2020, B
  • Vocabulary stations for: eloquent, prevailed, alliance, exhortation, arsenal. Posted to portfolio. B Class - Download file we worked on in class here.
  • Post answers to the following questions for An Ordinary Man to your portfolio:
    • List three facts that stand out to you and why
    • List three actions the author took to protect those in his hotel
    • List three causes of the genocide according to the author
    • According to the author, what was the most important thing that saved the lives of the people in the hotel? Why was this so important?
    • Standards: RI 1, 2, 4; W 10; SL 2-3; L6
Week 8: Week of 16-Mar-2020, A
  • Get your course forms in!
  • Read Deep Survival pp 325-334
  • In-class activity: Vocabulary activity for vocabulary p 337: disintegration, deduce, conversely, distill, demeanor. Complete Critical Vocabulary section as a class.
  • Quiz for Deep Survival
  • Performance Task p 336, Argument due second class of next week.
  • In-class activity: Speed discussion using questions from Performance Task p 336
  • Standards: RI 1-6; W1

Listen to Deep Survival with short pauses at page breaks

Week 9: Week of 23-Mar-2020, B
  • In-class activity: Speed discussion using questions from Performance Task p 336
  • Performance Task p 336, Argument due by the end of the school day Friday.
  • Standards: RI 1-6; W1

Instructions for Performance Task p 336

Week 10: Week of 30-Mar-2020, A
  • Read Truth at All Costs, CR pp 85-90
  • Complete Short Response p 90. This should be typed, not written in the book. It should be between 250-500 words. Because we are going on break, late work will not be accepted. The prompt reads as follows:

    "Explain whether or not Colvin convinced you that being a war correspondent is worth the risk. Review your reading notes, and evaluate the effectiveness of her argument. Cite text evidence in your response."

  • More information on Marie Colvin (optional):

Week 11: Week of 13-Apr-2020, A
  • Personal letter to a real or fictional friend or relative who lives far away. Your letter must include at least 300 words and can be about any of the following:
    • Your real spring vacation
    • A fictional spring vacation
    • Your real plans for summer or an upcoming PCS
    • Your fictional plans for the summer
    • Life in Misawa
  • Introduce upcoming series of 3 projects
Week 12: Week of 20-Apr-2020, Mon no school for students, Tue B day
  • Get book for IRP
  • Discuss Project 1; review different topics and platforms
  • Turn in Project 1 Proposal by the end of second class. Your proposal needs to include:
    • Chosen topic
    • Chosen platform
    • At least three credible sources
Week 13: Week of 27-Apr-2020, B
  • Review using proper citation and references
  • Graded on progress. You can demonstrate progress by any of the following:
    • Detailed outline or notes
    • Rough draft of sorts (depending on platform)
    • Script (depending on platform)
    • Visuals or other multimedia collected or created
Week 14: Week of 04-May-2020, A
  • Complete Project 1
Week 15: Week of 11-May-2020, B
  • Project 1 presentations
  • Brainstorm Project 2 topics
Week 16: Week of 25-May-2020, Mon no school for students, Tue B day
Week 17: Week of 01-Jun-2020, B
Week 18: Week of 08-Jun-2020, A
  • IRP due

*You need to get the teacher's permission before completing an extra credit project. All work for the week needs to be completed before you can work on extra credit. Extra credit projects can only be completed for the week they are listed.