This week begins your final card marking in LA 4 Honors. What a year it has been! Our learning continues in CM 3 🙂
Our current literary focus:poetry and short story.
Selected short stories and poems from our Literature text &
Authors in Depth Lit book supplemental text
Also in CM 3 : 3 presentations
- Public Monument as Argument (assigned 5/9, due 5/15)
- Say Something! or Let’s Get Dramatic! 5/24
- Collage: Text Connection/Who I am 6/5
All documents & rubrics are available from me in B 14 if you are absent or need another copy.
5/4 – 5/8 Rotating Topic Discussion
Now that you have read TKAM, written an argument on a Social Issue, viewed TKAM movie, & read the Op/Ed “Living the Maladjusted Life” by John Harnish you will now synthesize, discuss, and make thoughtful text to text, personal, & world connections.
Be sure to bring the 2 page Journal Writing assignment from Wed 5/3 to class on Monday 5/8.
Your completed note taker will be collected after discussion on Mon 5/8.
Just in case you lost your note taker – here is the doc:
Rotating Discussion Note taker
Congrats to all of you for completing your Social Issue argumentative essay:) I look forward to your interesting conversations next week about the issues you chose to write about.
Today by 2:15 the following were due:
2. peer editing sheet
3. final typed essay
Make up exam is 2:25 – 3:15 in the tutoring room after school. Tuesday 4/25
Bring a pencil
Please refer to assignment doc as we work through writing the process essay.
Remember to continue working and keeping pace at home. Your homework this week is to read, draft, & revise in the evenings as week write in class.
All items are due FRIDAY 4/28 as stated in the timeline at the bottom of the doc.
You may access the DHS research databases from your phone and
home computer. Password is: pioneers
TKAM Social Issue Argument Essay
Hope you all enjoyed the break:)
LA 4 Honors Updates for today 4/10 through Thursday 4/13:
Finish Reading To Kill A Mockingbird
Since you are off most of this week, it is a good time to finish reading TKAM (chapters 15-31).
As we complete our reading we will consider Lee’s use of symbolism, motif, character development, & major themes in TKAM. These literary elements will inform our personal and world connections which will help to establish our inquiry for the social issues panel presentation as well as your own argumentative process writing.
TKAM Mini research DUE date is Wednesday 3/29
Here are the documents in case you need to print at home.
TKAM Group Mini Research Presentation (1)
TKAM Group Research Source Handout (2)
TKAM reading for 3/20-3/22:
1. Be sure to read closely and take 3 column notes for chapters 1-5:
2. Every chapter should have it’s own full page or pages of 3 column
3. Set up like shown below:
Novel: TKAM Chapter__________
Key Points Things I noticed: Qs I have
***READING CHECK QUIZ CH 1-5 3/22 or 3/23***
We begin our CM 2 unit engaging in close & critical reading with the classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Students will also read related paired texts on Civil Rights & and current Social issues of their own choice (research related.)
Card Marking 2 will be challenging and engaging with summative & formative assignments & or/assessments in all 4 CCSS areas: reading comprehension, writing, speaking, and listening:
TKAM & Paired texts: Close and Critical Reading Skills
Argument/ Social Issue Process writing
SSR Independent Novel Project
Using DHS databases Research & MLA ocumentation
Social Issues Small Group Formal Panel Presentation with Q & A
Socratic Circle dialogue & discussion
Big tip for success: READ the whole novel. Don’t rely on summaries written by other people online. Nothing replaces close and critical reading & taking notes.
Read & Annotate Article & Do questions. follow directions on pdf
Women’s March Assignment pdf
AOW Women’s March