2015 reflections contest
sENIOR YEAR...LAST STOP TO GET MAD SKILLS THROUGH THE POWER OF WORDS
“We live and breathe words. .... It was books that made me feel that perhaps I was not completely alone. They could be honest with me, and I with them. ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
“There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” ― Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale
“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.” ― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?” ― Emily Dickinson, Selected Letters
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” ― W.H. Auden, The Complete Works of W.H. Auden: Prose: Volume II. 1939-1948
“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.” ― Jodi Picoult, Salem Falls
WHAT POWER DO WORDS HAVE OVER INDIVIDUALS AND SOCIETIES?
Rhetoric Powerpoint: logos, pathos, ethos
Evidence: essential to support a claim
Seats, Disclosure, HO summer makeup, Remind.com, Classroom tour, CANVAS course home page, Google Classroom, the WEEBLY: how to navigate and HW heads up; brief introduction video to UNIT 1: THE POWER OF WORDS
1. Sign in to your CANVAS account and make sure you are using your csddocs email. In Notifications, set it up so you get info on when assignments have been graded.. I will not be using the Announcement feature...remind.com is infinitely better.
2. Purchase and bring to class each time colored pencils, binder or notebook with pockets, paper, blue/black pens and pencils. Cellphones, tablets, and laptops are welcome for your IR (Independent Reading) time and at other times when we are using technology in the classroom.
3. Bring your NIGHT books to class
4. SUMMER MAKEUP STUDENTS: you must have Night read and the Google Classroom summer reading assignment done by 8/26; you will be taking the quiz that day with everyone.
STARTER: Validation video-power of POSITIVE words
Introduce Vocabulary Program and HO packet (BRING EVERY CLASS!) You will have class reviews, home reviews, mega midterm on 1/4 and mega final mid-May. Multiple attempts allowed on exams.
Introduce Key Terms for Unit 1 Google Classroom assignment and exam due 10/12.
Introduce Independent Reading (IR): see Weebly Resource tab for recommended books and Madmen Project/rubric
Introduce Golden Ticket: starts 9/1, so have your IR book in class that day and every day!
Introduce 3 purposes of language: to inform, to persuade (rhetoric/argument), and to convey experience (fiction).
Our focus in class will be on persuading and conveying experience looking at nonfiction and fiction texts.
RHETORIC: PATHOS, LOGOS, ETHOS-three pillars of argument texts; aka rhetorical APPEALS; review via Powerpoint slides 1-18
1. Print out copy of key terms and bring to class every time. Take notes during class then type in examples on the Google Classroom assignment at home.
2. Find an IR book (can be hard copy or on your device) and decide if you want to be solo or in a group for the Madmen Project and bring to class every day!
3. Carefully look over the Madmen documents again on the Weebly Resource tab and schedule in reading time outside of class between now and December 1st. Madmen Projects will be presented in class 1/6, 8
4. Study for Night reading quiz: review characters, settings, and main events
STARTER: VOCAB A01 AND 1/2 A02 (15 words total)
Night reading quiz on CANVAS in Media Center Lab. MEET IN THE MEDIA CENTER LAB INSTEAD OF THE CLASSROOM TODAY!
HO Night passage and model annotation and tracking examples on the Key Terms chart for Pathos/Logos/Ethos, imagery, figurative language, POV, tone, rhetorical question, audience, syntax, diction, etc.
1. Make it a habit to review your "Grumpy Cat" vocab words and your Key Terms every day if possible.
2. Carefully look over the modeled passage from today-you will be doing this in class on 9/1 with a small group.
MEET IN MEDIA CENTER LAB FOR SLO Pre-assessment writing test. DUE AT BELL-no exceptions.
1. IR and Vocab study (Grumpy Cat and Key Terms)
GOLDEN TICKET-first entry today and prep check for IR books
Explain and assign Socratic Circle groups:
1. Choose your own passage from Night and clear with me (first come, first served);
2. Quietly read the passage aloud in your group
3. Start discussing and annotating your passage as well as tracking examples of rhetorical and literary devices on your Key Terms chart like I showed you in class. Refer to your Key Terms chart for ideas and to track examples. Remember, this chart will need to be completely filled out with examples from texts by 10/12.
Create a "talking points" list within your group of the rhetorical and literary devices you identified AND the effect/impact on the reader of those devices.
4. Decide how you will present your finding to the class next time-what visuals or props or other media will you use? Who will present? How can you make your presentation interesting and engaging? How will you involve your audience? You will be graded on speaking/presenting skills, length of presentation, and the quality of your content/findings.
5. PRESENTATIONS MUST RUN 5-7 MINUTES, SO WATCH THE PACE!
1. IR and Vocab study
2. Print a copy of your "final reflection" from your summer reading assignment in Google Classroom and bring to class
NO GOLDEN TICKET today: practice time (15 minutes) for your presentations next class teaching MOOD/ATMOSPHERE with your assigned passage.
Pair/share your final reflections
Oprah and Elie Wiesel: visit to Auschwitz: identify elements of Pathos, Logos, Ethos; discuss audience, tone, selection of details; quick nod to essay contest winners writing about Night's relevance today.
1. IR and Vocab study
NO SCHOOL 9/7-LABOR DAY
GOLDEN TICKET AND VOCAB REVIEW
Socratic Circle Presentations: 5-7 MINUTES EACH
HO from EAA on what constitutes evidence; funny water buffalo cartoon.
Pathos, Logos, Ethos review using "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" by Walt Whitman
1. "Baptism by Fire" essay and write a response of your own using this claim: Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir Night is still relevant today because...
2. PREWRITING AT HOME:
*Include three convincing arguments of your own, supported with concrete details (evidence, quotes, examples, experiences, etc.) You can use Night, your summer assignment material, the USHMM, or any other appropriate source for your concrete details.
*Include insightful commentary (analysis, interpretation, explanation) of your evidence. What does the evidence show? Why did you choose this evidence over others? How does the evidence support your claim?
NOTE: YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO TYPE THIS IN CLASS NEXT TIME, SO BRING YOUR PREWRITING DRAFT/OUTLINE/NOTES!
Length: 350-400 words due 9/14
NO STARTER TODAY-USING IPAD LAB
Web Explore: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. See HO for instructions.
Work on you short essays due next time
1. Finish your mini argument essay on Night
2. IR and Vocab study
GOLDEN TICKET AND VOCAB REVIEW
Power of Words: Logical Fallacies (top 5) and Propaganda WWII and contemporary; Social Media art posters-SocMedia as a tool for propaganda and revolution
Discuss definition of propaganda/view WWII examples and modern examples/track on your Key Terms chart
Introduce the Rhetorical Precis formula
Begin reading two articles
1. Log into CANVAS for this course, click on Modules, click on Power of Words.
2. Here you will find the directions and materials for the Rhetorical Precis assignment. Submit by 9/21 7:00 a.m.
2. Take the two surveys to the left on social media and watch the video entitled Celladdiction.
GOLDEN TICKET AND VOCAB REVIEW
Share out survey results and quickly revisit Celladdiction video and Online in 60 seconds chart. Your thoughts/impressions/opinions?
Pair/Share mini essays and submit along with your Web Explore assignment
Power of Words: continuing Figurative Language and Imagery:
Two excerpts (Hitler Youth, and The Hunt) from All the Light We Cannot See-Anthony Doer Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014
15 minutes small group prep annotations/cold calls class discussion/track on your Key Terms chart
1. IR and Vocab study
2. Read Ray Bradbury's short story: "August 2026: There will come soft rains" and complete the figurative language chart for metaphor, simile, and personification; add examples from this short story to your Key Terms chart as well.
9/21: MIDTERM Q1
GOLDEN TICKET AND VOCAB INTRO last 1/2 A02 and all A03 (15 words total)
Power of Words: rhetoric and dating video (comic relief)
Power of Words: SOAPSTONE tool for analyzing texts AND/OR prewriting your own texts-provides clarity and focus for what you write or say
Model SOAPSTONE with Lou Gherig's yankee Stadium speech/text and movie clip
Partner practice: SOAPSTONE Shooting an Elephant
1. Finish Shooting an Elephant SOAPSTONE
IR and Vocab INTRODUCE last 1/2 A02 and A03
Peer grade HW assignment and submit
COLLEGE DAY-6TH PERIOD ONLY
IR and VOCAB REVIEW
Power of Words: DICTION: Denotations/Connotations and Visual Rhetoric
Denotation and Connotation worksheet
IR and VOCAB REVIEW: buddy words for A02-A03
Political Cartoons SPOTLIGHT on VOLKSWAGON EMISSIONS SCANDAL- ANALYZE the attacks on VW's ETHOS via 5 cartoons: identify claim (assertion you intend to prove), evidence to support/prove your claim, tone, purpose, and effectiveness 1-5 stars; class poll on best and worst VW ad-analyze why.
Power of Words: Satire and Irony (types and examples)
Reader Theater: Harrison Bergeron: then discuss this text as a satire and as irony/video version if time
"Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Fill out Key Terms chart for satire, irony
1. BRIEFLY summarize the events in "Richard Cory" for each stanza
2. Explain how this poem functions as a satire
3. Explain how this poem functions as irony
4. Visit this website, find a political cartoon, print it, then on the back, complete a SOAPSTONE analysis.
IR and VOCAB REVIEW
Model HW with Isabella Gardner's "In the Museum"
Hand out Prose Excerpts. Choose either Cutting for Stone OR Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, then choose either Life of Pi or Cold Mountain or Inheritance of Loss, which gives you TWO excerpts total.
Answer the questions provided in the front of the packet for your selected excerpts in IN THE MARGINS of the text itself as ANNOTATIONS. (Demo page 1 from Stone)
HOMEWORK: #1, 2 due 10/6
1. Read the short Tennyson poem under Links & Docs called "The Eagle" then read the basic definition of an eagle in an encyclopedia-type resource.
2. On a document of your own, contrast the two texts by answering the following 5 questions: what differences (state at lease 3) do you notice in how Tennyson describes an eagle and how the encyclopedia describes an eagle? What is the purpose of the encyclopedia entry? What is the purpose of the poem? Which version appeals to pathos? Which to logos?
3. Complete Prose excerpt assignment by 10/8
No IR or VOCAB today
Power of Words: Tone
HO Tone Words and learn the __________ly _________ formula for identifying tone
Analyze "The Colonel" a prose-poem by Carolyn Forche; How do imagery, dialogue, figurative language, selection of detail and syntax CREATE TONE? Where does the tone shift in the text?
INTRODUCE UNIT 2: ARCHETYPES IN LITERATURE
1. Complete the class assignment for The Colonel
2. You should start putting in your examples on the digital Key Terms document in google classroom. If you have not signed up for our googleclassroom, do the following:
a. Go to classroom.google.com
b. sign in with your csddocs email and select either Period 6 or 8
c. Enter code for 6th period: smlpn5 and for 8th period up62xuk
d. You should see the Key terms assignment. Open it and start adding in the examples for each term.
If you already signed up for our googleclassroom, then log into it at classroom.google.com. Open up the Key Terms assignment document-you should each already have a copy shared with you. Add in your examples for each term. This document needs to be complete online by 10/12. The test on these terms is also 10/12.
political rhetoric: good stuff