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ENGLISH 10H: CALENDAR for the week of JAN 26-30:
MON: Reading quiz: 1984; Reading as Conversation responses
HW: Read Orwell's "Why I Write;" record notes that answer the question his essay title poses
TUE: Reading as Conversation: responses continued; An Argument from the POV of Big Brother
HW: finish your argument from the POV of Big Brother
WED: F-8 lab: researching support for essay in favor of studying literature; essay
HW: essay continued
FRI: revisions: essay from POV of Big Brother (due); essay in support of literature; applying rhetorical devices
HW: finish essay in support of studying literature and against in POV of Big Brother (due Mon)
MON subordination exercise text p 263; nb#5 A.write an argument in favor of living either in a metropolis or at the edge of wilderness B.paraphrase Marlowe's The Passionate Shepherd to His Love text p266; C. explain the strategy the shepherd uses to declare his love
HW: 2nd BAP book due 2/2 w/notes
TUE nb#6 A. write a counter-argument to your first argument (city/country) in the form of a rebuttal; B. paraphrase The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd; C. explain the strategy used to address love; continued nb#4 film study/literary terms
HW: see above
WED nb#7 A. write an extended metaphor in which you compare a person to an unexpected subject (ex: person x = a city, a book, ...); B. paraphrase Shakespeare's sonnet 130; C. explain the speaker's strategy for declaring love
HW: see above
T/F choose nb#1-3, 5-7 as the subject of a reflective essay; write first draft; nb#4 film study/literary terms; how to prepare for BAP ICE#2
HW: see above + prepare for ICE #2
2/2 Book #2 reading notes are due; 2.5 pages wondering or explaining significance of quoted passages NOT SUMMARIES!; F-8 lab gather literary criticism
2/3 ICE due at the end of the period typed in F-8
2/4 bring BAP books to class; class lesson: how to analyze the elements of style
2/5-6 bring BAP books to class; class lesson: how to write a thesis for comparative essay; approvals, gathering evidence; thesis due 2/9
2/9 how to write the comparative essay: models and structures
2/12-13 comparative essay thesis, outline and beginning due for commentary
3/6 BAP due date #1
3/20 BAP due date #2
ENGLISH 10H: CALENDAR for the week of JAN 20-23:
TUES: Intro to Persuasive Writing: An Argument Against Literature and notes on strategies
HW: 1. Google to locate and read "America Needs Its Nerds" by Leonid Fridman. As you read, notice the rhetorical strategies used by the author. I will have a copy of this essay for you in class on Wed.
2. Read "The Principles of Newspeak" which appears after the completion of the story 1984.
WED: continued notes on strategies of persuasive writing, exercises in rhetorical devices; an annotation and response to "America Needs its Nerds."
HW: Locate your response to 1984 from summer 2014. Re-read the section of the novel in which Winston acquires a copy of "The Book." As you review, be able to explain what the book contains, who created it and why, as well as how this aspect of the novel 1984 provides an example of the manipulative propaganda of the Party.
FRI: We will finish our responses to "Nerds" and exercises in rhetorical devices. Silent reading (30 minutes), sharing, and response to Big Brother's use of rhetorical strategies/propoganda. Revising an argument against literature.
HW: a weekend to complete any unfinished review of 1984. (Next week: you'll write persuasively from the points of view of The Party (O'Brien).
ENGLISH 12P: Calendar for the week of Jan 20-23:
TUES: Personal Response: declaration of love and film clip examples (notes)
HW: Complete the reading of book #2 (BAP) by Feb 2, with an accompanying 2.5 pages of reading notes on the 2nd half of the book. (Remember, these are to be a combination of "what you wonder" and "explaining the importance of quoted passages" NOT SUMMARIES.
WED: conclude film clips, personal response #2 what are the most beautiful things you have ever seen? OR how will you live on after death? Read Spenser's Sonnet 75; notes and analysis
T/FR: personal response #3 Describe something beautiful. 150+ words. Read Sydney's Sonnet 39; notes and analysis; Film study: A romantic comedy through literary devices; further notebook organization.
HW: BAP (notes and completed reading by 2/2)