1. Show Job Shadow Calendar; see calendar on the board!
2. Check email for message from Kristy!
3. If/When you are scheduled, pick up make up slip, Interview Questions, Business Info form,
and Employer Eval form on back counter.
October 15-19, 2018
Monday 10/15 and Tuesday 10/16
RL.11-12.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful
The Age of Reason: The Right to be Free: Writers in the Time of Revolution
Read pp. 256-258.
"Speech to the Virginia Convention" (Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Speech)
It's 1775: The American colonies fear a British attack. Patrick Henry speaks to Virginians
who are meeting about the issue. He says it is his duty to speak out. He points out that
Britain is preparing for war. The British are sending ships and armies to the colonies.
The reason for this buildup can only be to attack the colonies. Henry says that the
colonists have tried to reach peaceful agreements with Britain, but their efforts have failed.
He encourages them to fight to be free.
1. Read pg. 262 Background
2.View: Who was Patrick Henry? just through 2:07, then 39:48-43:30.
3.. Read pg. 260-261 on Persuasive Rhetoric and see
worksheet of Literary Devices and Persuasive Techniques used in the speech.
What are Ethos, Pathos and Logos?
View: How to Identify Ethos, Pathos and Logos
See it in action in a commercial: Pathos, Logos, Ethos Commercial
4. Number the paragraphs in the speech! Do this together so we match up!
5. Listen to speech (7 minutes)
6. Next, go over the persuasive techniques and rhetorical devices in the speech
Relevance for Today: What We Can Learn from Patrick Henry's Speech
Read paragraphs 1-4 and 8-end
Literary Devices in the Speech
Wednesday 10/17 and Thursday 10/18
Common Core focus: Text dependent Questions for "What is an American?"
RI.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
RI.11-12.2 Determine two or more 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 provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI.11-12.4 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
Objective: You are no doubt familiar with the term "melting pot" used to describe America.
Today you'll learn about the man and the literary work in which that phrase was first coined!
The “melting pot” is one of the strongest images of America’s willingness to welcome and embrace people from many different countries, races, and religions, all hoping to find freedom, new opportunities, and a better way of life. The old "melting pot" metaphor is giving way to new metaphors such as "salad bowl" and "mosaic", mixtures of various ingredients that keep their individual characteristics. Immigrant populations within the United States are not being blended together in one "pot", but rather they are transforming American Society into a truly multicultural mosaic.
But first, we'll kick it back to when your parents were young to see how they might have learned about
View: "The Great American Melting Pot"
View: Six Americans Project: What does it mean to be an American?
Read before viewing: Throughout our nation's history, the United States of America has been described as a "melting pot" of different people, cultures, and ideas. At the same time, we citizens are united under a common flag. Given a country so prominent on the world stage... and one with steep demographic diversity, what factors contribute to an "American identity?" Six Americans is an original, devised theatrical event that incorporates autobiographical material, sketch comedy, poetry, music, dance, and multimedia to explore the question, "What does it mean to be 'American'?"
We will look at two "Letters" today:
Revolutionary Age: "What is an American?" written in 1782 by Michel-Guillaume Jean De Crevecouer
Relevance Today: "What is an American?" written 235 years later in February 2017 by Immigration Lawyer Randy Feldman
Read pg. 289 (Build Background and Active Reading) and pg. 294 (the blue box)
View St. Jean De Crevecoeur: Letters from an American Farmer (stop at 2:06)
View Intro and record notes on De Crevecouer (3:19)
Read the Epistle (Letter) together, then fill in the close reading activity.
Read the 2017 essay by the same title,
Log in to Google Classroom, discuss 3-2-1 at tables, and share out.
3=most important sentences in the essay
2=most powerful arguments
1=main similarity between the 1782 essay and this one from 235 years later.
Mechanics Usage Grammar Review!
October 9-12, 2018
Socratic Seminar: Armed with ALL of the background knowledge, let's begin! Add to your notes during discussion!
We will honor the EMPTY chair policy so that if anyone from the OUTER circle
feels the need to add or revise something important to the circle, he/she may do so quickly.
Remember the guideines: Refer to the text! Take turns! Use each others' names! Elaborate on others' ideas!
Group 1: Compare Native American creation myth to Christianity & Islam and discuss 3 other questions from Sky Tree and Trickster Tale.
Group 2: Compare Native American creation myth to Buddhism & Hindu and discuss 3 other questions from Sky Tree and Trickster Tale.
If time allows, meet with your evaluator to discuss your performance in the Socratic Seminar.
Turn in Evaluator Sheets before you go.
Collaborate with Socratic Partner for 3-4 minutes. Give each other CONSTRUCTIVE feedback.
Please give me the Socratic Sem Observation Form.
View: Iroquis Creation Story
Quickly Review these flashcards for "The World on the Turtle's Back."
Then review this set of flashcards
Now, get lit book and Creation Myth notes to...
Complete Quiz on The World on the Turtle's Back and other Creation Myths
Thursday 10/11 and Friday 10/12
The Puritan Tradition: Historical Background: Between Heaven and Hell
Read pp. 134-135 in textbook
The aftermath of the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials and the burgeoning affluence of the New England colonies
caused decreased participation in Puritan congregations. Jonathan Edwards, a fourth generation Puritan minister,
sought a revival of religious fervor with a movementknown as the Great Awakening.
“Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”--a "fire and brimstone" sermon was delivered on July 8, 1741, to a
congregation in Enfield, Connecticut. This sermon--that focused on the sinfulness of humanity and the
eternal damnation of sinners who don't accept Christ-- may have been intense, but the Great Awakening
movement failed to revive Puritanism.
Read pg. 152 Building Background
see pp. 153-156--pictures and quotes
View: TED Video Introduction
Read p. 160 on Edwards
But first, a
Literary parody: an imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration,
usually for comic effect.
As the Puritans believed they were devout and deserving of salvation,
you too believe you are a good student. You do your homework. You come to class on time.
You believe you will be successful, then you hear THIS: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Principal.
If that scares you, Imagine how the Puritans felt when they heard...
Preview: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards
One of the angriest and most evocative sermons ever delivered, this speech,
which could be subtitled "Hell and How to Avoid it," will stay with you for a long time.
Figurative language used in the sermon: Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Hyperbole, Alliteration
Follow along on the handout as we listen from 18:50 to 29:25
Highlight & Mark up the sermon on the handout. Fill the margins with notes! Answer questions.
Complete T/F Quiz and Selection Test
October 1-5, 2018
Reading Lab Day
Begin preparing for a Socratic Circle discussion next Tuesday. You will be graded by your peers on your participation
in the discussion, so find at least one hour between now and Monday to read, watch and analyze the 6 minutes of video,
respond to the questions, compare the creation stories, and comment on the Trickster Tales.
Here are the Important Things You Need to Know for Socratic Sem:
View: Socratic Seminars
*Note that the teacher is NOT involved in the Socratic Seminar.
In this first discussion especially, I will not contribute or participate.
I will be observing along with your evaluators.
1. Socratic Seminar Guidelines
2. Groups for Socratic Sem
3. Observation Form for Socratic Sem
Do a Quick Review of "The Sky Tree" View THIS Story Presentation
In “The Sky Tree”, a creation myth (an earth diver myth), Aataentsic (Ay-tay-ent-sick) (the Earth Mother)
cuts down the SkyTree (the Tree of Life) because her ailing husband, the chief (the Great Spirit)
of Sky Land (Heaven or the Garden of Eden) asks her for the tree’s healing fruit. When the Sky Tree
falls through a hole in the sky, she throws herself after it. Animals on the water-covered earth hurry
to build an island (the earth) upon Turtle’s back, where Aataentsic and the SkyTree can come to rest.
Eventually, the Sky Tree takes root in the new earth.
1. First, read about Diver Myths-- Carefully read paragraphs 1, 2 and 4,
then look at your Christianity/Sky Tree Boxes. Add any information you believe is pertinent.
2. Now read this about Archetypes: Myths told by peoples around the world share common
elements known as archetypes. An archetype is a symbol, story pattern, event, character type
or landscape found in literature across different cultures and eras. Mother Earth,
the Tree of Life, the Garden of Eden, Good and Evil are all archetypes in creation stories.
**Here is another important detail that I hope you noticed:
a TURTLE 🐢is the organizer of the rescue effort.
A female turtle. Why do you think the tribe that told this story chose a TURTLE?
Why not use a different animal?
Aha!!: Read: Native American Turtle Mythology
Assignment : Take lit book with you and read pp 20-31 including Part I intro: In Harmony with Nature,
the Build Background Info on pg. 24 and "The World on the Turtle's Back." Also see the Creation Myths box on pg. 31
Also read The Earth Diver Creation Myths
Be Ready for Socratic Circle Seminar on Tuesday!
Midterm: Making the Most of My Many Resources Assessment at Quia
After you finish the activity above, come and get Native American Lit packet
Tomorrow will be a lab day to work your through all of the activities below.
Assignment: Native American Creation Story
Objective: To understand the importance of oral tradition in our country's earliest literature,
to compare multiple versions of the Creation story, to understand the concept of the "trickster tale."
Follow the directions in the packet.
1. Read "The Sky Tree" and answer the discussion questions
2. Then Use YouTube to view these 4 short, simple video clips
and take notes on each creation story on the chart provided in packet, comparing it to "The Sky Tree"
Do a DETAILED comparison instead of a CURSORY comparison
Islamic Creation Story (1:48)
Christian Creation Story (1:54)
Buddhist Creation Story (:53)
Hindu Creation Story (2:41)
**If these YouTube videos are blocked on your school laptop, use a home computer
or borrow the laptop of a friend who is taking a dual credit class.
3. Read the Trickster Tale in your packet--A Snail's Tale, then WATCH the Trickster Tale-
" Coyote and the Wonderful News." From the 3rd page of your packet, be prepared to
comment on how well these 2 Trickster Tales follow the FORMULA outlined in your packet.
Click to Watch The Coyote and The Wonderful News (get past the mullet and the creative presenter!)
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful
Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that probe reasoning and evidence; ensure a hearing for a full range of positions on a topic or issue; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions; and promote divergent and creative perspectives.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CLOSELY View History of American Lit. Part I (5:18) and Part II (7:04)
View short American Literary Movements
Now take --(use your notes from yesterday!) Major Movements Quiz
How many taking PSAT?
REMINDER: Go through the practice materials and practice questions in the
PSAT Student Guide on your own! PSAT is NEXT WEEK!!
Lit: Begin Notes on the 10 Major Movements in American Literature
Return ACT tests and test booklets. Take time to look through answers.
Do the item analysis in score booklet for English & Math tests.
Complete ACT Reflection
Discuss strategies for improvement