Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Showing not Telling Writing


  • Review yesterday's terms
  • Make sure exit ticket is submitted
  • Writing Exercise: Showing v. Telling

  • Read Part V for Friday

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Shikata ga nai


  • Review: tone, mood, diction
  • Stations: inner square--look for these devices in use
  • Overview: Shikata ga nai
  • Stations: outer square--connections to inner and to shikata ga nai analysis
  • Exit Ticket: Explain why Otsuka did not just come out and say Shikata ga nai?  Why did she use tone, mood, and diction to get it across instead?  (unless you disagree and want to argue that she is not doing this)
  • Finish the book for Thursday w/ reading questions
  • Make sure your exit ticket from today is finished

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Point of View Practice


  • Review discussion points
  • Practice point of view with circle story writing

  • Critical lens final drafts due tomorrow
  • Vocab due 6/1

Point of View Review


  • Notes on types of point of view
  • Reasons for using various POV
  • Discussion questions on three sections of the text

  • Read Part IV for Friday
  • final draft of critical lens due Friday

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Punctuation and Quotation Post


  • Exercise 3 (for those not finished)
  • Corrections and post test for other students
  • Make sure worksheet is complete

  • Drafts due Friday
  • Vocab 6/1

Monday, May 22, 2017

Racial Profiling


  • Journal: How do you feel about how the family was treated in the novel?
  • Review--definition of racial profiling
  • Pros/cons list + worksheet

  • Make sure you have read Part 3
  • Finish ws from class
  • Final drafts due Friday
  • 6/1--vocab due

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Title Punctuation and Quotation Review


  • Review exercises 1 + 2
  • Complete exercise 3
  • Workshop time for critical lens

  • 6/1--vocab
  • Part 3 reading and questions due Friday

Monday, May 15, 2017

Punctuating Titles and Quotes


  • Questions on pacing
  • Blue book p. 598--exercises 1 & 2

  • Exercises due tomorrow
  • Part 3 reading will be due Thursday

Friday, May 12, 2017

Reading Workshop


  • Vocab site warm-up
  • Make sure you have turned in your draft
  • Reading workshop w/ questions
  • Read "Train" and answers questions for Monday

Executive Order 9066


  • Vocab
  • Packing List Activity
  • Executive Order Review
  • Author bg

  • Draft due tomorrow
  • Read part 1 for tomorrow

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Colon and Semicolon Test +Workshop


  • Colon and semicolon test
  • Essay workshop
  • Draft of essay due Friday

Friday, May 5, 2017

Critical Lens: Drafting


  • Vocab warm-up
  • Workshop for Critical Lens

  • Draft of Critical Lens due 5/12
  • Vocab due (approx 6/1)

Grammar Review and Continuation


  • Review colons and semi-colons
  • Continue brainstorming sheet #2

  • Brainstorming due tomorrow
  • Colons and semi-colons quiz next week
  • Continue working on next vocab list for OMM

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Critical Lens: Brainstorming II


  • Overview of worksheet
  • Directions on thematic statements and finding quotes
  • Workshop
  • Brainstorming part II will be due Friday
  • OMM vocab--begin to work on, due date coming

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Critical Lens: Brainstorming


  • Brainstorming page
  • Continue group work from yesterday
    • Reading questions if not done with the text
    • Wang Lung's end questions otherwise
  • Wang Lung's end summative questions
  • Brainstorming sheet should have been completed before the end of class

Monday, May 1, 2017

Wang Lung's End

*In a paragraph explain how or to what extent Wang Lung is a static or a dynamic character. Be sure to consider the 4-square posters.
*Look back at the "About the Good Earth" reading. Answer one of the following: Does Buck illustrate a universal farmer? (last paragraph of the reading) -or- Discuss briefly the extent to which the story is historically accurate. This also should be a paragraph.
*What do you make of the ending of the novel? Why? Will the family be ruined by leaving the land as the old man warns earlier in the text. You need to write in full sentences and support your answer.

-Your work will be graded on the basis of the quality of your writing and the content of your answer. (Your answers should accurately reflect what happens in the text.)

Summative Questions Due Wed.