Thursday, April 28, 2016

Point of View


  • Discussion of POV/Notes
  • POV in the text
  • Practice writing from a certain pov
  • Sharing POV in groups/whole discussion
  • Business letters due Friday

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Business Letter Format


  • Review business letter
  • Draft a three-paragraph letter to a local politician about racial profiling.
    • Requirements:
      • You must include all parts of the business letter reviewed in the powerpoint.
        • You also have all of this information in a handout.
      • Your spacing needs to be correct.
      • You need to take a stance on racial profiling.  You can use the pros and cons from the handouts.  However, everything should be your own words/your own opinion on the stance.  
      • We are not actually sending the letters.  However, you should look up information for an actual politician.  Letter-writing campaigns about important and hotly debated issues like these are common.  You may find yourself writing one some day and needing to look up exactly this information.  A Google search likely will give you the results that you are looking for.

  • Drafts due tomorrow for critical lens
  • Begin to read section 3 of the text and answer the reading questions  (This is not due until Thursday, but this is a lengthy section.)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Critical Lens Workshop


  • Review critical lens assignment
  • Workshop time to complete paper

  • Draft of critical lens due 4/27
  • Review racial profiling handouts for tomorrow's class

Friday, April 15, 2016

Racial Profiling and WWII


  • Examination of primary sources on racial profiling
    • Definition:
    • Pro/Cons List:
  • Business Letter/Formal Letter Outline:

  • Be prepared Monday to continue working on critical lens essays
  • Drafts due 4/27
  • Make sure to bring all papers related to today's class next week

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Vocab Quiz + Work on Paper


  • Vocab Quiz
  • Critical Lens Work
  • Drafts of critical lens due 4/27
  • Do not worry about using lit devices yet

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

When the Emperor was Divine Intro


  • Discuss author's background-->journal
  • Discuss reading questions

  • Study for tomorrow's vocab quiz
  • Answer questions for "Train" section before you leave

The Packing List


  • Hand in essay plans
  • What would you pack if you had the restrictions of Executive Order 9066?
  • Reading EO9066
  • Read "Evacuation Order 19" and answer questions

Friday, April 8, 2016

Viewing: The Good Earth


  • Film viewing
  • Film journal
  • Study vocab for next Friday
  • Complete essay planning sheet for Tuesday

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Good Earth Essay


  • Essay overview
  • Planning Sheet due Tuesday

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Vocabulary Preview for When the Emperor was Divine


  • Define vocab in list
  • Complete vocab review chart
  • Finish vocab review chart for tomorrow

Monday, April 4, 2016

SAT Partner Grade


  • Swap and grade SAT papers using rubric
    • You should write a paragraph for Reading, Analysis, and Writing scores explaining why you gave the score that you did.
  • Comma practice
  • Review for tomorrow's comma test

Friday, April 1, 2016

SAT Review


  • Review comma homework
  • Review SAT rubric
  • Review prompt and samples

  • Edit your piece.  Try to bring your score up by a point in each section that you did not score a 3 in.  If you scored a 3 across the board, try to bring your score up in either reading or writing.
  • Review commas for Tuesday.