I sincerely hope that each of you had an amazing long weekend. With the proposed possibility of a hurricane, who knows what this week will look like. We will adjust and learn all the same!!
Below is the proposed agenda for this week's class.
Common Core Standards:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
What is a play?
What is America’s genesis?
How does the past affect the future?
Monday: Holiday: No Class
Tuesday: Go to Library, SSR, Continue Working on Group Presentations, and Present Presentations. Objective: Today students will focus on finishing and begin presenting their group presentations. Outcomes: By the end of the day, students will have almost finished presenting their group presentations. Homework: None.
Wednesday: SSR, Vocabulary, Finish Presentations, Read about Founding Fathers and Puritanism, and begin reading Anne Bradstreet: Puritanism's first major poet. Objective: Today, students finish their class presentations. They also will focus on learning about the founding fathers and puritanism, as well as read from America’s oldest poet. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be familiar with the founding fathers, parasitism, and its impact on early America. Homework: None.
Thursday: SSR, Vocabulary, Reading in Context, Review Puritanism, and Begin reading Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God. Discuss Rhetoric in the reading. Argue for the founding of this country and its beliefs. Objective: Today students will begin discussing and learning about rhetoric and its impact on early American culture. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be familiar with rhetoric, as well as John Edwards sermon: Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God. Homework: Study vocabulary.
Friday: SSR, Vocabulary Quiz, Reading in Context, and Begin learning about Mass Hysteria, and the background behind the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Watch a documentary on the Salem Witch Trials. Begin reading The Crucible. Objective: Today students will begin learning about the Salem Witch Trials, as well as the motives behind Author Miller’s play The Crucible. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be familiar with early beginnings and motives behind the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Homework: None.