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WHAT IS AN IDEAL SOCIETY?
The paintings in the slideshow above are considered visions of "Utopia."
Describe what you see, and then analyze why you think the painting would be classified as a depiction of Utopia.
utopia -ideally perfect state; especially in its social, political and moral aspects
dystopia -state in which conditions of life are extremely harsh from deprivation, oppression or terror
THE PROBLEM IS: WHO DEFINES WHAT IS IDEAL?
1/4-SLO rewrites due today printed copies only- DO NOT USE CANVAS
Reading quiz on The Road through page 89.
Introduce Dystopia/Utopia Unit-tie in with The Road
Read in your Independent Reading novels. You need to finish the book by 1/19.
Read in The Road to 115 by 1/8.
Introduce SLO Partial 1-OREO Argument Essay "Pain" by William Somerset Maugham DUE JANUARY 12! No late essays accepted.
Road SG 2 focuses on pages 75-89: religious/spiritual references and meanings. Work in 6 jigsaw groups to finish in class.
Finish Road SG 75+ if necessary on your own.
Read in The Road pages 89 to 115.
Make sure to bring your Writer's Manual to class each day!
Reading quiz on The Road 89-115.
Writer's Manual continues: sentence frames and "Using Concrete and Specific Diction" in Writer's Manual
Two articles activity handout. Try to finish by the bell; due 1/12 at the latest
Quarter 2 FINAL DEADLINE: JANUARY 11
Homework: Read in The Road 115-146
Collect SLO oreos on "Pain" & the two articles relating to The Road you started in class.
Review Grumpy Cat 07; Introduce new Golden Ticket form with a Current Events assignment and CNN Student News notes on news topics analyzing their significance, relevance and multiple POVs.
Do CNN student news
Discuss close reading passages in the book FDISS practice/Read in The Road if time left
Current Event Assignment due 1/19
Read in The Road from pages 146 to 185.
HO IR assignment due 127 that consists of three segments: 1. FDISS close reading of at least two paragraphs copied from the book; 2. a multi media genre (see list of options below in blue) product that represents one of the following literary elements: THEME, MAIN CHARACTER, SETTING, MOOD, OR SYMBOL, and 3. A 2-minute oral presentation using your own reasons/arguments and examples from the book to convince us to either read the book or avoid it. You should have at least THREE supported reasons in your speech.
Road Reading quiz on 146-185; and a class close reading practice
Read The Road 185-221
IR assignment due 1/27...practice the presentation part so it is about 1-2 minutes long MAX!
OPTIONS FOR MULTI MEDIA PRODUCT: Poem, Photos YOU HAVE TAKEN YOURSELF!!!!! with captions that explain how they tie into the novel, original art piece with a caption explaining its tie to the novel, original design/illustrated cover and back cover for the novel, website page with text and graphic elements, like the one you are looking at right now-my Weebly! Plan at least an hour to create something "professional" looking rather than a Kindergarten craft project.
Quiz The Road 185-221
Read in The Road
Golden Ticket: Current Event due today
Review G Cat 08 review
Read The Road 221-254
Review G Cat 09-test is on (1/27-4 of you have already taken it-you can retake it or keep your current score as is :))
The Road-quiz on 221-254
The Road reading
Hand out Reading Log
Finish The Road and one reading log from last 100 pages of the book.
Begin new Golden Ticket with 10-minute CNN student news; review three criteria for CAPSTONE topics
The Road sg #3 (modify) and novel wrap up discussion
Study for Vocab exam 7-9
BE READY WITH YOUR IR ASSIGNMENTS: 2-MINUTE SPEECHES IN CLASS next time!
IR assignments due today with presentations
Vocab exam 7-9
Begin Mini Poetry Unit-basic terms handout; review literature as "experiential" as its primary purpose vs. informational or rhetorical; spotlight poem: "Dulce Et Decorum Est" (Jake G. reading)
The Road Log due next time.
Submit Road Log
2-minute speeches for IR done today. Extra time: Current Events assignment using magazines.
Finish Current Events assignment
Turn in your White News Ticket that includes the CNN studentnews and the Current Event
Introduce the full argument essay on The Road to begin in class next time. Hand out and review blueprints and prompts. Bring all your study guides and copy of the book with you AND your Writer's Manual. Review: the triple stuffed OREO, CM stretchers, opening/closing strats...give class time to work on drafts USING blueprint required and with laptop lab for three days (2/8 and 2/10 and 2/12 to type on their google docs and peer read/edit in trios or quads; peer rubrics due from each student on two other papers.
Final papers IN MLA due 2/16
BLUEPRINT IS DUE END OF CLASS 2/8.
Bring all your The Road study guides, logs, book, and Writer's manual to class for the next few days.
Begin Argument Essay on The Road
END OF CLASS BLUEPRINT PREP CHECK
2/10, and 12: Argument Essay on The Road using Googledocs and peer editing/reviews DUE END OF CLASS 2/12. FINAL PAPER IN MLA DUE 2/16.
Argument essay printed out in MLA due next class!
2/16 and 18: The Great Debators
Begin CAPSTONE; Choose topics and write a working argument thesis- remember 3 criteria: significance, relevance, and multiple points of view.
All articles/sources will require a rhetorical precis (handout a copy for reference).
Research, use They Say I Say templates in Writer's manual, draft outline, rough draft with in text citations and works cited, final draft due MARCH 14 tentatively
CAPSTONE PORTFOLIOS due MARCH 31 tentatively
APRIL presentations, and last fiction texts TBD
UPCOMING: CONTINUE CES AND CNNS THROUGH FEBRUARY, CAPSTONE, SLO4 (DEADLINE?), MINI DEBATES USING THEY SAY/I SAY FRAMES.
Rhetoric review, Shattered Glass, continue Capstone work
Next novel CMC individual chapter assignments to teach class
Capstone research papers due Mid March and portfolios due end of march-presentations in April and a play (Pygmalion) and (Earnest)
or novel LOF.
Links and Docs
The Road reading log